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Recipe Week – Day 4 – Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream

Thursday, January 17th, 2013 | Permalink

What kind of recipe blogger would I be if I didn’t include CHOCOLATE goodness?!

Here’s a recipe for homemade chocolate ice cream that tastes just like a Wendy’s frosty!

Chocolate milk (approx. 3/4 gal) regular or low fat
Eagle Bran condensed milk (or other brand) (can also buy low fat)

Cool Whip (regular size) (can also use low fat if preferred)

Mix sweetened condensed milk with cool whip till smooth.
Add chocolate milk, and continue to beat for a couple minutes.
Pour into freezer. (mixture should not go above freeze line on freezer,
about 3/4 full)

Enjoy!! your guests will think you went to a lot of trouble — but
it’s so easy.


Recipe Week – Day 3 – Mexican Dip

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 | Permalink

If you haven’t noticed the trend yet, all my recipes are labeled EASY.  Because that’s how I like it.  Here’s an oldy but goody from days past.  Perfect for almost any kind of party or gathering. 

Three cans refried beans ( 2 vegetarian and 1 with green chilies).
1 pkg taco seasoning
8 oz sour cream
12 oz jar chunky salsa (medium)
sliced black olives
chopped tomato
chopped lettuce
1 1/2 cup shredded cheese (used sargento 4 cheese mexican)

Mix beans together and spread in bottom of pan.  Mix taco seasoning and sour cream together, spread over top of beans.  Pour and spread salsa over sour cream.  Sprinkle shredded cheese over top of sour cream, lettuce, olives and tomato tops it. 

If you like other ingredients, it is very very flexible, can use guacomole dip, meat, jalapenos, avocado, just anything you like.

Now I need to have a party!



Recipe Week – Day 2 – Vegetable Beef Soup

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 | Permalink

This is an adaptation of a recipe I got from my big sister.  It’s another crock pot recipe of course because they are so easy to put together.  This was a big hit at work last week. 


1 Box Lipton Onion soup Mix

1 Bag of Frozen Mixed Vegetables (don’t get the one with lima beans in it because that’s just gross

1 to 2 lbs of Ground beef

1 Large can of V8 juice

1 can Diced Tomatoes (this is an addition to the original recipe)

1 can Diced Potatoes (also another addition to the original because HELLO it’s Potatoes!)

So cook the ground beef first of course then add it and the packets of Onion Soup, Frozen vegis, and V8 juice together in a crock pot.  I supposed it would work in a regular pot too but why bother? Turn it on low overnight or high for a couple hours.  When you are almost ready to serve add the diced tomatoes and potatoes let them warm up then you’re ready to serve!  This is very simple and very tasty.  My 2 favorite adjectives for cooking!

Happy Cooking!


Recipe Week – Day 1 – Chicken ‘n Dumplins

Monday, January 14th, 2013 | Permalink

I declare this week to be Recipe Week.  I have been making lots of “crock pot” food and bringing it in to my co-workers as guinea pigs.  They have loved everything I’ve cooked so far.  The first recipe I will share is the Chicken ‘n Dumplins that I brought in this morning.  Not to brag or anything but these are seriously the best dumplins I’ve ever had.  Sadly, they have RUINED Cracker Barrel for me.  How can I go back to sub-standard dumplins after trying this CRAZY EASY and TOTALLY AMAZING recipe! 

Here’s the ingredients:

1-2 cans of biscuits (I used about 12 biscuits actually so that was more than 1 can because I love lots of dumplins.  Next time I’ll use 2 whole cans!)
3-cans cream of chicken soup (10.5 oz.)
1-box of chicken stock (not sure on the oz. 24 I think)
A small amount of water maybe half a soup can
1 small onion, diced
3 or 4 chicken breasts (bonelss and skinless is what I used)
salt and pepper  

Combine everything together in the crock pot except the biscuits.  I cooked mine on low over night since I was bringing it in to work.  You could probably cut that in half by cooking them on High.  Then be sure to break the chicken up with a fork (it’s real easy after it’s been cooking a while) then add your biscuits!  I used a generic butter biscuit from Publix cut into strips.  Set it on High for about 30-40 minutes and they are ready to serve.  The perfect Southern Comfort food!



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