Tuesday, February 21, 2012

a must have!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Other holiday treats

For my friend alex's halloween party I made yummy eyeball treats!

Peanut butter balls
Large tub of PB & 1 cup softened butter mixed up...
6ish cups of confections sugar (more or less for texture)
Add slowly, mix up.
Roll into balls, put in freezer for 1 hour

Dip in melted white chocolate ( a bag or two of white chocolate chips) - this is quite the task
Then decorate like an eyeball. with liquor gel decorator stuff in the candy aisle.

For Christmas I made edible candy serving trays.
Line up starlight mints in whatever shape your heart desires ON parchment paper- not wax paper--- lesson learned!
Bake at 350` for about 7 minutes. Let cool. And use to serve treats. We put goodies on wrapped nicely with saran wrap and ribbon and delivered to our italian neighbors.

Valentine's day treat

My twist on a valentine's day treat.

Started with this... normal and square pretzels and
Dove milk chocolate hearts, dark chocolate & cherry swirl hearts, Hershey's kisses milk chocolate
And hugs
and this... Peanut butter v0day M&M's... dark chocolate... and Chrry M&M's
lined the pretzels on a cookie sheet.. decorated with JUST the chocolates no M&M's
Bakes at 200` for about 3 minutes
Took them out and added the M&M's to the tops.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Orange peel jello shot

Orange peel, tequila jello shots

Cut oranges in half scrape out until to the white. Dont rip out the 'plugs' on the ends.
Place in muffin tin! Huge help to keep stable.
Fill with jello- my recipe is
3oz jello pack
1cup boiling water
2/3 cup tequila
Fridgerate until hardened.
Flip those suckers upside down and get out your best steak knife. And slice into 3 or 4 slices.
These were a huge hit at a birthday party tonight!

Skittles Vodka

Get 1lb bg of skittles... separate colors.
Add up to 1 cup of vodka.. marinate.

After 12 hour strain until all white gel is gone.. or you give up. 3 times in my max.
Funnel back into tiny shooter bottle.
TA-DA Skittles vodka... BAD NEWS! Tastes just like skittles...
Add ribbon for your friends birthday

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

Chicken Tortilla Soup

I did some research and took bits and pieces and made my very own chicken tortilla soup for my family. My kids love it and we rarely have left overs :(

1 large can corn drained (or 1/2 frozen bag)
2 cans diced tomatoes with chilis drained
1-2 cans black beans drained, depending on how much you like them
1 large container (carton) not can of chicken stock/broth
2 packages of the oscar myer southwest precooked chicken breast diced.

Mix it all up in a pan and warm until hot. HAHA.

*you can add more or less of anything to make it your desired soup thickness*

Serve with sour cream and chives if you wish (tried it but the sour cream got funky on it, so i put it on the side)

Now the tortilla part.. you can use the chips or what we do is a package of soft tortilla shells. cut them in half and then into 1/2-1 inch strips. Spray baking sheet with pam and then bake them on 375 until lightly browned. I prefer these over the chips.

Social networking addiction

I've decided to follow along my friend Tammy in documenting my social networking addiction (time on the computer/iphone/ipad in general) to see how bad it really is. I've been discussing this with Tam for a few days on the phone and I think she has come to realize how bad her addiction is and she is making ways to change it. We of course laugh and be silly about it but in reality it IS an addiction.

Today starts Day one for me!