Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thanksgiving Turkey!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Strawberry Shortcake-Cake

This recipe comes from my Mother... Mother would make a box yellow cake, poke holes with the end of a wooden spoon, pour a whole can of Eagle Brand milk on top of the cake, then crushed pineapple & whipped topping.  This would go in the frig overnight..
After I was married, I wanted to make a cake for my husband and remembered this special cake!
I always loved this cake and one night decided I would try this with strawberries... It turned out wonderful!  We invited our neighbors over for dinner that night & they loved it so much!  Our neighbors are now my daughter's Godparents and this cake is always a request.  I made this cake this past weekend for her God~Mother's birthday party!  Her husband said she doesn't like cake, but loves the Strawberry Shortcake Cake!

Pizza Bagel

I have always enjoyed pizza for breakfast... I am not a tradional breakfast type of girl!  My husband has always laughed at my breakfast choices.. but they are always yummy!
This whole wheat bagel was toasted in a 375 degree oven for 10 min... then I added homemade sauce that had been simmering overnight (for a Lasagna).... topped with Motz chees.. back in the oven until cheese melted:) It was wonderful!

Chocolate Coffee Gooey Cupcakes with Pretty Pink Frosting

Monday, September 20, 2010

Cake Balls

First I baked a yellow cake... let it cool for about 20 min then crumbled the cake into a large bowl.  Add about 3/4 container of white buttercream frosting to the crumbled cake.. I used a fork to stir this just until it came together.  Covered with cling wrap and into the frig to cool over night.  I have read a 6 hrs.. but I wanted to be on the safe side...  The next day I scooped the mixture out and made about 30 bite-size balls.... on wax paper and right into the freezer for several hours.. after they were frozen I melted some candy coating in a double broiler and coated the cake balls.  They turned out great!  My family loved them!! 

Bite-size cake balls are popular new treat with home cooks, bakeries | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Life/Travel

Bite-size cake balls are popular new treat with home cooks, bakeries News for Dallas, Texas Dallas Morning News Life/Travel

Friday, August 27, 2010


Cupcakes I made for Lunch & Learn the other day!!  I have decided to start making cup-tails!  Adult cupcakes:)  YUM!!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Hope's Chicken Pecan Quiche

This recipe comes from my sister Hope! This picture was taken last night before she popped it in the oven!
Looks delicious!  She said it turned out great!

Chicken Pecan Quiche

Step 1:

1 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup chopped pecans

1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese 1/2 tsp. salt

1/3 cup vegetable oil 1/4 tsp. paprika

Combine flour and next 4 ingredients in a bowl. Stir in vegetable oil. Set aside 1/4 of mixture. Press remaining mixture in bottom and sides of a 9-inch round dish. Prick sides and bottom with a fork. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

Step 2:

3 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 (8 oz.) sour cream 1/4 cup minced onion

1/4 cup mayonnaise 3 drops hot sauce

1/2 cup chicken broth 1/4 cup pecan halves

2 cup chopped, cooked chicken breast

Combine eggs, sour cream, mayonnaise and chicken broth. Mix well. Stir in chicken, cheddar cheese, onion and hot sauce. Pour into crust. Sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Top with pecan halves. Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Honey on Pizza

Just a thought about pizza!  Have you ever tried honey on pizza?  I love honey on pizza... when I think about it!  I am just wondering if anyone else knows about this???

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Father's Day cake!

I forgot to post this.. We just moved, and I am just now getting back to the blog.
I made this cake from scratch~ 4 layer vanilla cake, homemade icing:)  It was good, not the best cake recipe... 

Deviled eggs!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Easy Peach cobbler

My Mother-in-law brought me some fresh peaches yesterday... I started cutting them up, and my husband started drooling...  He asked me, "ARE YOU MAKING PEACH COBBLER?"... I am thinking, I have never made a cobbler.. a crisp, a brown bettty maybe... never a cobbler... LOL  So I get on the internet and find this recipe.. Turns out it is the same recipe my m-i-l uses! Meanwhile, my husband has never wanted to go to the grocery so fast to get anything, he has his shoes on and keys in hand... off to get Vanilla Ice cream!
I actually used 1 cup of milk, baked it for a little bit longer.. maybe 45 min. 
It turned out really, really yummy!!!
1 stick butter

□ 1 c. sugar

□ 1 c. flour

□ 3/4 c. milk

□ 2 cans peaches

Mix together sugar, flour, and milk. Pour into baking dish. Melt butter and pour over other ingredients. Mix together. Heat peaches and pour over mixture, but do not stir. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown on top at 375 degrees.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Birthday, Christen!!

Happy Birthday to a follower of the blog, Christen!  I hope she has a wonderful birthday!!! 

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Grits toasts with mushroom, bacon and gouda... canapes?

Yummy grits start this dainty little appetizer off... Lots of work, but well worth every bite!  Grits are cooled and cut into small circles, then baked until crispy!  The topping is mushrooms, parmesan cheese, Real Hellman's mayo, cooked bacon, gouda cheese... then placed on top of the grits and back in the oven under the hot broiler until bubbly and brown!  YUM!  I made these for my Mom the other day!  She said she could eat all of them!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

BBQ Chicken Pizza

I can't remember if I have shared this.... If I have it is so great I have to talk about it again! LOL My husband and I are always looking for low cal-low fat ways to eat pizza!  I love this, duh we live in Memphis..  love BBQ anything.... I actually make my "easy chicken salad" for this pizza.. I use canned chicken, a little dash of Greek seasoning & Hellman's mayo..  I get the healthy tortillas that have vitamins, etc... top the tortilla with no. 7 Jack Daniels BBQ sauce, sprinkle a little low fat sharp cheddar cheese, kinda dot on the chicken salad, sprinkle a little garlic salt, top with more cheese. Bake at 375 for ten minutes!  Last night I decided to not worry about calories... I fried some shredded potatoes until they were super crispy, then put them on top!  Delicious!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Basil Chicken

Darcy's godmother gave me a bunch of oregano, mint and basil..  I watched Paula Deen make Basil Chicken on an episode and thought this would be wonderful!  I always use my chicken cooker..  I used beer in the center with garlic salt, pepper and chopped basil..  I always spray my chicken with Pam, rub on garlic salt, pepper, and more basil..  Bake at 350 for about an hr, then turn it up to 400 for 30 min, then back down to 350 for another hour!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Memorial Day cupcakes

I saw these darling cupcakes on Martha Stewarts website & just had to try this...  I used Graham crackers, and ground them very fine in my coffee grinder!  It worked perfect...  First I iced them in Vanilla Buttercream, then spooned the cracker mixture on top! 

Puppy Paws cupcakes

Cupcakes for a 30th birthday party/ going away party for a girl that was leaving the Golden Retriever Rescue!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Cupcakes and Cookies

I made sugar cookies in the shape of bones, added royal icing.. then piped on "State", "Go Dawgs" & "MSU".. This was hard to do...  I have made tons of cookies, but for some reason this was hard.  I am not sure if it was the weather, humidity or what..
My buttercream was way runny.. I also made cupcakes, when I piped the buttercream on the cupcakes it just ran right off.. URG!  Not cool at all.. Luckily I always make extra just incase... You never know.  I guess you can always scrap the icing off and start all over...
So now I am re-thinking my buttercream recipe.  I use a different recipe for piping, etc.. 

Thursday, May 13, 2010

My Tater Tot Casserole on

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Chocolate Eclair Cake - All Recipes

Chocolate Eclair Cake - All Recipes: "Original Recipe Yield 1 - 9x13 inch pan
1 (16 ounce) package graham crackers
2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
4 cups milk
1 (16 ounce) package frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 (16 ounce) package prepared chocolate frosting
Line the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan with graham crackers. In a large bowl, combine the milk and vanilla pudding according to directions on box. Fold in the whipped topping. Spread a layer of the pudding mixture over the graham crackers. Alternate the graham cracker and pudding layers up to the top of the pan. Cook the container of prepared frosting, uncovered in the microwave for 1 minute on half power. Pour over the top of the cake. Refrigerate for at least 12 hours before serving.
Nutritional Information
Amount Per Serving Calories: 265 Total Fat: 10.8g Cholesterol: 3mg"

Dip it Good.. From a great friend Beth Baker Ivy

2 blocks cream cheese, softened

1 packet of Hidden Valley Ranch dip mix

1 can whole kernel corn, drained

1 small can of diced green chiles (usually found near salsa or taco shells at the grocery)

1 red, yellow, or green pepper, diced

1 tomato, diced

salt & pepper to taste

Soften cream cheese with a spoon then add each ingredient, stirring well in between additions. Chill in refrigerator as long as you prefer or eat right away (it is always better the next day). Serve with tortilla chips, pita, crackers, croissants, or whatever you like.

It is also very nice for me to have during times that I am "trying" to lose weight. I just get 1/3 fat (or fat free) cream cheese and everything else in the dip is pretty healthy and low-calorie.

Hope you like it! I've never met one person that doesn't, honestly. have a great day

*I add sliced olives in the dip every once in a while as well (but the boys prefer it without).

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Rum cake!

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1 18 1/2 oz. package yellow cake mix
1 3 3/4 oz. pkg. Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding and Pie filling. (Even if pudding is already in the cake mix.)
4 eggs
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup Wesson oil
1/2 cup Bacardi dark rum
1/4 pound butter(cube)
1/4 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup Bacardi dark rum

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10 inch tube pan, or 12 cup Bundt pan. Sprinkle nuts over bottom of pan. Mix all cake ingredients together. Pour batter over nuts. Bake 1 hour. Cool. Invert cake onto a serving plate. FOR GLAZE: melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in the water and sugar. Boil five minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in the rum. Prick all over the top of the cake. Drizzle and smooth glaze evenly over top and sides. Allow the cake to absorb the glaze completely. Repeat until glaze is used up. Have waxed paper underneath and continue to scoop up the glaze and add it until the cake is saturated. This is a rich, moist cake. A dollop of whipped cream can be added for a special touch.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Great dip if you like Buffalo Chicken wings...

1 block cream cheese
2 cans chicken, drained
1/2 cup Ranch dressing
1/4 cup Frank's Hot sauce - you can use more, I prefer 1/4 cup... If you want more burn use 1/2 cup.
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Bring cream cheese to room temp.. In saucepan on med-low heat mix together cream cheese, chicken, ranch & Franks just until mixed & creamy... take off heat, mix 1/2 cup of the cheese in... spray a 13x9 pyrex, pour mixture in and sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.

I serve Scoops, chicken in a biscuit crackers, celery sticks with this dip!  Makes a lot!!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Just wanted to share these pretty cupcakes Darcy & I made for her Daddy to share with his co-workers!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Candy's Banana Pudding

~Banana Pudding~
I have always made Banana Pudding..  I have some idea where I learned to make this.... A friends Mother made this for a graduation party.. I was lucky enough to be in the kitchen when she prepared it!!  My Memmy always made a wonderful Banana Pudding, and I think I just took all the ingredients from both ladies and created my own..

Candy's Banana Pudding
1 Large Vanilla Instant Pudding
3 cups COLD milk
1 can Eagle Brand Milk
1 Large Cool Whip
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
3-4 bananas, sliced
1 large bag Nilla wafers

Mix pudding per box directions, put in fridge for about 5-10 min...
Add the Eagle Brand milk, half of the cool whip & vanilla...stir until combined..
Layer Nilla wafers, banana slices, pudding mixture, wafers, etc... until you end with pudding mixture.. Top with some crushed wafers....  This needs to be chilled for a few hours, and overnight is best!!

B.L.T Salad

B.L.T Salad
 One of my favorite lunches.. just a salad..a little bacon, tomato, Mississippi State cheddar, my homemade warm bacon and honey mustard dressing..

Warm Bacon & Honey Mustard dressing
equal parts honey & Dijon Honey Mustard, pinch of fresh cracked pepper
fry two pieces bacon, crumble bacon into dressing, stir, pour over salad...:) YUM!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Oriental Salad

Oriental Salad

dressing : 4 1/2 tbsp white vinegar

3 tbsp. sugar

1/2 cup veg oil

salt/ pepper to taste (I use a pinch of each)

2 tbsp. sesame seed oil

1 packet Chicken flavor Ramen noodles

1 pkg cole slaw

1/2 cup toasted almonds ( I use sunflower nuts)

1/2 chopped green onions

3 tbsp. sesame seeds

1 pkg. dry top Ramen noodles (crushed)

Mix, . then add the crushed noodles right before you are going to eat.... I have learned this recipe is better if you make it and eat it... he he

If you make it and chill it even for an hr, it kinda breaks the slaw down.. just turns to mush... . This has to be my new favorite recipe. It will make you slap your mama

Monday, February 22, 2010

Venison Roast in the crockpot

Roast in the crockpot smells so wonderful!  My whole house smells like I am "HOME"!! 
My Dad hunts, and brought me several Venison roasts, ground Venison, and Venison tenderlion the last time he visited.  I decided I would put the roast in the crockpot this morning..  Just wanted to share...
I like venison, and most people that have tried it (prepared correctly) enjoy it!  If you season it correctly and cook it gently it can taste wonderful!
I can remember making Venison meatloaf, spaghetti, chili, and it actually tasted much better than using ground beef...

First, the roast had to be thawed in the fridge overnight... 
In crockpot cover the bottom with one large onion chopped, doesn't really matter how exactly:)
rinse roast and place over onions..  You can sear your roast in a very hot pan, if you want to... I do this only when I remember to do so... Not this morning....
On top of roast add one can cream of mushroom soup, one can cream of chicken, sprinkle Greek seasoning... add 1/2 cup water around the sides of roast.. Cover with lid, cook on low all day.... 
This is great for people that work, and need an easy dinner.. You can literally throw this in the crockpot, go to work.. come home, cut up potatoes & carrots add in until all are tender.
Growing up my grandmothers/ mother always added the potatoes & carrots @ the beginning..  I add them about 2-3 hours before we are going to enjoy the roast... that way the veggies aren't MUSH!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Fruit Crisp

This is for my cousin, who like me has a dislike for lattice crust making.. he he

I started making this after my husband and I were married...  I am not sure why/ how.. maybe I was pregnant and was craving sweet fruit & pie...
I had some fresh apples, I peeled and cored... I mixed them with a little sugar (maybe a teaspoon) , maybe a tablespoon of orange juice, a little apple pie spice or cinnamon.. Whatever I had on hand.. I poured this into a sprayed dish...  Then for the topping I took one stick of cool butter, cut it into small cubes..  In a bowl, add about 1 cup flour, the butter cubes, a little cinnamon, and 1/2 cup brown sugar.. With my hands, I just cut the butter into the flour making a crumble.. at least that is what I call it...  I do this until it is well mixed, until it looks like lumpy corn meal...  Pour or use your hands to sprinkle this mixture over your fruit.. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for about 30 min.  Must be served with vanilla ice cream! 

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Toulouse-Style Cassoulet Recipe - Paula Wolfert | Food & Wine

Toulouse-Style Cassoulet Recipe - Paula Wolfert Food & Wine

Roast Chicken

My Mother-in-law gave me this chicken cooker about a year ago.  I have always loved "drunken" chickens on the grill.. This is my first chicken cooker and I swear by it.  It is super easy to cook chicken, and always comes out juicy and tasty everytime.  My latest chicken had Mexican beer, cilantro, lime & fajita seasoning inside the inner ring, fajita seasoning runned on the outside of the chicken.  It was wonderful.  Darcy loved this, and she could hardly wait for it to cool the day I made this:)
Tumbleweed Pottery's Orginal Chicken Cooker

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Also known as drunken chicken, beer can butt chicken, beer can chicken, and tipsy chicken; our Original Chicken Cookers take your favorite wines and beers and marinate a chicken from the inside out.

Stop worrying with the hassles of trying to light a grill or trying to cook a meal on the grill before the rain comes; our Chicken Cookers serve up scrumptous dinners from the ease of your home oven.

Simply fill the Chicken Cooker's well with your favorite beer, wine or beverage; place bottom of chicken over the well, and the chicken will cook from the inside out - ensuring moist & juicy chicken every time! Try rubbing your favorite spices or herbs on the outside of the chicken for added flavor. Play around with barbeque or Jamacian Jerk Sauce for an extra zing! When you are ready to experiment with other beverages, try adding orange juice, Dr. Pepper, apple juice, and other sodas and juices that will give the chicken a whole new taste. CHEF'S NOTE: be sure to place the Original Chicken Cooker, and all it's contents, in a COLD oven. Bring your meal and the temperature of the oven up together. This will ensure long lasting durability. For easy clean-up; simply put the chicken cooker in the dishwasher!

NEVER cook dry chicken again!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sweet Tea

Ok, just have to talk about sweet tea... I may have to research this subject.... But I think I make pretty great sweet tea!  I haven't always made great tea, but recently have came into my own.. so to speak with tea making LOL
My  Great~Grandmother always .. and I mean ALWAYS had sweet tea at every meal.  She made the sweetest, darkest tea I have ever had..  It looked like the color of mahogany furniture!  I remember even seeing sugar at the bottom of the tea pitcher.. Yes, it was that sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  But there is nothing like that..
Everyone loves that gigantic tea you get at that specialty sandwich shop... It is great.... But my tea is better:)
If you don't believe me.... Try this...................

Start with small pot and lid, I use Paula Deen small pot & lid.... fill water about 3/4, bring to a boil... Place two large tea bags in, take off heat and place lid on immediately.  Set your timer, yes your timer.. for 10 min.  When that timer goes off, RUN to the tea pot......  In a large pitcher, whatever you have.... put one cup sugar, and pour hot tea on top without letting the bags fall into the pitcher, fill the pot with bags with cold water, then pour into pitcher.... stir.... then add water.................. Oh my , call your mama.... your grandmama.... and slap her thru the phone......................... add some lemon, slap yo self:) Girl there is nothing better than SWEET SWEET TEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Garlic~cheddar biscuit/muffins

Is this a biscuit or a muffin?  A muffcuit? A Bisfin?  Yesterday morning I decided to mix up Darcy some garlic-cheddar biscuits.  I decided to bake these in mini-muffin tins.  They turned out really nice, and so yummy. 

Monday, February 1, 2010

Fish Cakes

This is one of my daughter's favorite dinners...  She is almost 3 years old, and within the last month she has been on a food strike.  She normally would eat anything I cook, but here lately she doesn't even want her favorite spaghetti or rice...  I have been making fish cakes a lot because I know it is one thing she will eat.. even on her strike.... LOL  She is eating them tonight beside me as I type right now:)

Fish Cakes
1 can white albacore tuna fish/ or good canned salmon, like wild alaskan
1 egg
2 tablespoons Olive oil Hellmans Mayo
1/2 teaspoon California garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
pinch Greek seasoning
about half sleeve saltine crackers, hand crushed...
Mix all together... heat veg oil to medium heat in skillet... I spoon a heaping teaspoon into my hand of the mix and make an oval shape, place in hot oil ... fry on both sides, only turning once.. about 3-4 min each side...

Is Ground Turkey Better than Ground Beef? - Food -

Is Ground Turkey Better than Ground Beef? - Food - "If a package is labeled 'ground turkey,' what it means is that it can be any combination of breast and leg meat, and even skin. A 3-ounce cooked portion of this kind of ground turkey has about 200 calories and 11 grams of fat. A 3-ounce cooked portion of extra-lean ground beef contains 218 calories and 13 grams of fat, so you aren't really getting reduced calories and fat from using this type of ground turkey.
What you want to look for is a label on ground turkey that says 'ground turkey breast.' This type has 100 calories and 1.5 grams of fat for the same cooked 3-ounce portion.
Of course if you use the lean ground turkey, you will lose some moistness and flavor. If you are making turkey burgers, for example, they won't be as tasty as the combination ground turkey. But if you're making chili or something else with a lot of flavor and spices, you probably won't notice a difference."

Last night I decided to make turkey burgers..  I marinated ground turkey with chopped onion, garlic salt, pepper and Teriyaki sauce.. OMG, they were delicious on toast with a little cheese and Olive Oil mayo.... 
My husband loved them!!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Hawaiian Bread sandwiches

My sister Hope started making these little sandwiches with Hawaiian bread, roast beef, cheese & butter with garlic salt on top..  They are so yummy..  Hope cooks but she doesn't cook from scratch I guess I should say..  I love my sister and I don't want to discredit her cooking skills by any means..  She can cook, and has really come into her own in the kitchen here lately!  I am proud of her for trying new recipes.  She calls me and tells me about what she has been cooking..  Anyway, she started making these little sandwiches years ago..  I decided to make them with ham/ gouda cheese, turkey and cheddar a while back... Delicious!!  I have also made these with melted butter/ garlic salt/ mustard/ poppyseeds..  I think one of my friends from Martin makes them with the butter & mustard.. Really great, either way... Well yesterday I made these cute little sanwiches for my Kiwanis folks..  I melted butter with dijon honey mustard.  I am not sure what the melted butter does to these Hawaiian rolls when they bake, but wow it is gooey butter goodness..
If you haven't tried these, please do...  Sometimes they are hard to find, check Wal-Mart bakery section.  Kroger always carries these!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Cherries Jubilee

My Great-Grandmother (Granny-Ann) always made this dessert... Layers of vanilla wafers, cherry pie filling & whipped cream.  I am not sure what she called this... She would make this for Sunday lunches, special occasions.  Everyone always enjoyed it, and it looks pretty in a trifle!  I decided I would make this for Kiwanis lunch tomorrow.  I will take a picture!!

What is this called???

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Stinky boiled eggs

Do you ever wonder why your boiled eggs make your house smell??  Well I know how you can avoid this!!
Start with a pot with a lid.. add cold water and eggs, bring water to a boil.  Turn heat down and put lid on.  Get your timer out, set it for 10 minutes.  Get a bowl and fill with ice..  After the 10 minutes of simmering, take the eggs out and put into the ice bath.  Let them bathe until eggs are very cold/ chilled... Peel and enjoy without that yucky stink!!

Monday, January 25, 2010

How do you store leftovers?

How do you store leftovers?  Do you just toss them in a lock its container, ziplock bag, plate with cling wrap???  What do you do???  What is your favorite storage method?? LOL

Sunday, January 24, 2010


Yep. I was Paula for Halloween!!

Poppy Seed Chicken

2 cups cooked chicken or canned
1 large can cream of mushroom soup ( you can also use cream of chicken soup)
1 large container sour cream
2 tbsp. Greek seasoning

 In a large bowl mix chicken, soup, sour cream & greek seasoning.  Pour into a 13x9 baking dish

Top with 2 sleeves butter crackers or saltine crackers.  Melt 2 sticks of butter, pour on top of crackers, sprinkle with poppy seeds..

Bake @ 350 degrees about 40- 45 minutes

Can opener

I thought about this tonight while making poppy seed chicken... Do you wash your can opener?  I do!  I guess I am just a weirdo.. but I wash it in the dishwasher.. not everytime I use it but when I think about it..
If you are like me and wash your can opener, do you notice sometimes it is hard to use and hurts your fingers?  I spray the wheel with cooking spray, works perfect everytime!!! 

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Broccoli Salad

My new favorite thing to munch on is :Broccoli Salad..  My grandmother always made a salad with lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, red onion, bacon, cheese, frozen green peas... with a sweet dressing...  mayo & sugar..  This was always a favorite salad of mine when I was younger.  A couple of weeks ago I bought a broccoli salad mix from Costco.. and it was delicious..  broccoli , broccoli slaw, bacon, craisins, sunflower nuts and I think pine nuts.. It came with dressing that was pretty tasty, but I will just make my own dressing next time.. I have just been craving this salad.. now I have been buying broccoli just so I can make the sweet dressing and eat on herb salads.. 
I think there are several variations on broccoli salad.. I have had a broccoli salad with raisins.. I don't like the raisins/ broccoli salad at all...
If you have never tried this broccoli salad I am talking about please try it....
The dressing is :
1 cup Hellman's mayo
1/2 sugar
3 pinches salt, 3 pinch pepper (btw, I don't measure anything) LOL
You can google broccoli salad and get a gazillion different recipes...

My first post

I want to start a blog about cooking.. my cooking and my adventures in the kitchen..  I am not a writer, but like writing .... This is mainly a place for me to vent and talk about cooking & life.  It will be fun, and I will add pictures & recipes!