Monday, February 2, 2009

How to Hard-Boil Eggs & Peel Them Perfectly

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Super Bowl Foods

I am thinking of my menu for my teenage son, on SuperBowl Day.
I will make :

Veggie Tray

Fun, fattening & delish!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

White Pizza Dip

The recipe of the day is an appetizing dip.
It is on the back of the box of Lipton's Savory Herb w/ Garlic Soup Mix

1 envelope Lipton® Recipe Secrets® Savory Herb with Garlic Soup Mix
1 container (16 oz.) sour cream
1 cup (8 oz.) ricotta cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (about 4 oz.)
1/4 cup (1 oz.) chopped pepperoni (optional)
1 loaf Italian or French bread, sliced

1. Preheat oven to 350°.
In shallow 1-quart casserole, combine Lipton® Recipe Secrets® Savory Herb with Garlic Soup Mix, sour cream, ricotta cheese, 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese and pepperoni.
2. Sprinkle with remaining 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese.
3. Bake uncovered 30 minutes or until heated through. Serve with bread.

Makes: 3 cups dip
Preparation Time: 10 Minute(s)
Cook Time: 30 Minute(s)

Nutrition Information per serving
Calories 60, Calories From Fat 35, Total Fat 3.5g, Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0.06g, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 200mg, Total Carbohydrate 5g, Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 2g

Friday, January 2, 2009

FRIED Mac & Cheese ?!

I did it... I actually FRIED some leftover mac&chz yesterday.
I don't have the pics, but I got the recipe off of food network, when I searched "how to doctor up leftover mac & cheese" .
Alton Brown calls it, "Next Day Macaroni & Cheese"

It was crispily goodness.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Recipe Tree

I participated in a "Recipe Tree" through email last week.
I sent out a recipe & forwarded the idea to several friends who in turn emailed me recipes & the others received them, too!
It was fun... I liked it a lot... hearing from ones that I don't really even know, but who sent great recipes... out of the 7 recipes that I rec'd so far, 3 have been for Mac & Cheese!! lol

The email looks like this, if you want to start one: *(cut & paste into your email, then send to 20 friends)


Please send a recipe to the person whose name is listed in the number 1 position above (even if you don't know them, I do!) and it should preferably be something quick, easy and without rare ingredients.

Actually, the best one is one you know in your head and can type out and send right now.

Then, copy this letter into a new e-mail, move my name to the number 1 position and put your name in the number 2 position. Only my name and your name should show when you send your e-mail. Send to 20 friends.

If you cannot do this within 5 days, let me know so it will be fair to those participating.

You should receive 36 recipes. It's fun to see where they come from!

Seldom does anyone drop out because we can all use new recipes.

The turnaround is fast because only 2 names are on the list.
Thanks for participating!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Menus for the Week

Monday- Turkey Meatloaf with a zesty Salsa, Turnip Greens, Shells & Cheese, Rolls w/ Butter

Tue- Grilled Cheese/ Soup

Wed- going to Richmond, will probably stop to get something there

Thu- Fried Chicken, Seasoned Rice, Cole Slaw

Fri- Parmesan Chicken Bundles , Deviled Eggs, Green Beans

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Making Food Coloring Free Gelatin (Jell-o)

I know that ALL the Jello brand flavors have food coloring in them... no-brainer...
My 6 yo son is on a artificial food coloring free diet- so one of his fav treats WAS out... till I remembered Knox Gelatin. (yes, I know what Knox is made from, eww)

It is Color & flavor free... we used Grape Juice to color & flavor it in one shot. It was perfect... I am proud of myself for this & will make more in the future with other flavored-juices.