Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I'm A Sucker for Mexican

I thought I'd post what I made for dinner tonight...don't know if anyone checks this blog anymore, but I'll give it a try. So I found this Green Chile Tabasco Sauce and it's amazing! Not too hot (not nearly as hot as regular Tabasco) and so I wanted to make Mexican food so I'd have an excuse to use it! I made some tasty "fresh" tacos. I didn't use an exact recipe - I'm more of a "dump and taste" kind of girl.

Taco base: 1 lb. ground turkey, 1 onion, chopped, 1 cup of brown rice, and one can of chili beans. I cooked the turkey and onion together and then added the rest. I added chili powder, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, a little oregano, and cumin. I like adding rice and beans to my meat so that it goes further and it sticks to your ribs a little more.

Toppings: queso fresco (white Mexican crumbly cheese - you can buy it at walmart), cilantro, tomatoes, avocados, lowfat sour cream, spinach (instead of lettuce - it was all I had), salsa, and my favorite - green pepper tabasco.

I put all of this in some pan fried (without any oil) corn tortillas. Oh my gosh was it tasty!!! Very fresh tasting and I love the queso fresco because it gives it a different flavor than normal. Try it! It's great!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Peanut Butter Chocolate Treat.

I just found this new recipe and not only is it to die for but it's super easy to make. A new great treat for the up coming holiday season.

3 cups rice crispy cereal

1 cup peanut butter

2 Tbs melted butter

1 bag chocolate chips

powder sugar

In large mixing bowl combined rice crispy cereal, peanut butter and melted butter.
Sprinkle powder sugar in casserole dish then spread the above mixture evenly in pan.
Melt the chocolate chips in sauce pan and pour evenly over the top. Let cool and enjoy!
P.S. I have noticed the the best chocolate to use is the Ghiradelli Chocolate chips but any will do.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


We need to keep this blog going.... so I am going to post a new topic for this month.. Hopefully we will see some feed back...

California Pizza
makes 8 servings

1 Boblie pizza crust (or you can hand make it)

Cook the pizza crust so that it is warm and a little brown.
Then spread the mayo on the bottom of the crust
While you are browning the crust cook up the bacon so its nice and crispy
Once the crust is out and the mayo is on sprinkle the lettuce, bacon, avocado and tomato on the top.
Cut up and enjoy.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Super Fat cake but really yummy!!!

Well no one has posted anything new so I am going to. I thought that since Easter is coming up that everyone might want a nice fattening cake to eat. Its really good and I made it up myself:)

Spice cake mix
Vanilla cake mix
1 Large Cream cheese frosting
1 coconut pecan frosting

Bake the spice cake and vanilla cake as directed. let cool completely. Cut into layers. (I did about 4 2 on the spice and 2 vanilla). On a plate lay one layer of spice cake down and put some of the coconut pecan frosting on it, then layer it with the vanilla and repeat the frosting process till all the layers have been put on. Then once the last layer is put on cover the whole cake with the cream cheese frosting. Its so good and rich. Enjoy!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Breakfast Burritos

OK so I picked breakfast foods for this month because I don't really have any great recipes, but since i suggested it I have to post something right?

bacon (strips or just bacon bits)
hash browns
sour cream

Basically you just add as much of these ingredients as you want to make great breakfast burritos.
I like to scramble the eggs adding in bacon bits and cheese. Then place it in a tortilla adding the other ingredients on top. It's a really good hardy breakfast. I also like to make this for dinner sometimes.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Recipe Blogs I like

I have found a few great blogs and websites, that are recipe related of course. You most likely already know about the FoodNetwork Website. With Rachael and Giada (my 2 favorites). But here are a few really great ones that you may not have heard about.

MarthaStewart:Okay, so everyone has heard of this one too. But it's great. (

Bakerella: Probably my very favorite blog. Amber introduced me to this one. Bakerella is one creative genius. From Cupcake Pops, to tiny treats, to a Valentines Day box of Chocolates that is made completely out of cake...she is incredible. And her blog is just so fun and pretty. I love it. (

Sophistamom: (check it out and you'll see what I mean), the recipes and photography really are great. (

DinnerisDone: My friend Laura and some of her friends and family members have created a really great blog with family favorites. You have got to try Laura's Mint Chocolate Poke Cake, and the amazing Mint Julip Recipe! (

HostesswiththeMostest: Great ideas for entertaining and cooking, although again, sometimes I ask myself..."seriously?" Still, lots of great ideas.(

Joi'sTastyTreats : A former Vegan with a lot of incredible recipes that include Thai and dairy free, very creative and nutritious. Did I mention, she's a friend of mine?( )

FamilyFun: Hands down, my favorite web site. One that I frequent on a daily basis. Not only for fun and healthy meal ideas for kids, but ideas and tips for just about everything kid oriented. It's a great place!(

Secretrecipeblog: All of your favorite Resturant Recipes all in one place! Or as close to those recipes as you can get at least. (

Have you found any great places on line?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Fancy French Toast

Tom Loves french Toast so I found this recipe that makes it taste more manly and hearty.

Get one loaf of French Baguette Bread, Cut it on a diagonal and place in a 13x9 Baking dish.
Mix up normal french toast ingredients and pour over the baguette.
Put in the oven at 350 for 40-45 minutes, checking it often.
Take out when the tops of the bread are a golden brown.
Scoop out and serve with syrup and Bacon.

Its very filling and it stores pretty well.