Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Red, White, and Blue Strawberries

Check out these super cute strawberries
from Rachel Ray.
Dip strawberries into melted white
chocolate and roll in blue-colored sugar.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Smores on a stick

I got this cute idea from Whimsical Creations
My boys had a blast making these.

large marshmallows
melting chocolate
graham crackers
lollipop sticks

Crush graham crackers and add sprinkles.
Put a lollipop stick in each marshmallow.
Melt chocolate and dip marshmallow in
the chocolate and roll in graham crackers.
Place on a cookie sheet and put in the fridge
for the chocolate to set up.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Pretzel Sparklers

Make this cute treat for the 4th of July
Idea and picture from Martha Stewart

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Zesty Penne

3 cups penne pasta, uncooked,
1 lb. Italian sausage
1 each green and red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
1 jar (26 oz.) spaghetti sauce
4 oz. cream cheese
1/4 c. shredded Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta as directed on package. Meanwhile,
cook sausage in a large skillet on medium heat for
about 8 min. or until done. Add bell
peppers; cook and stir until crisp-tender. Stir in
spaghetti sauce. Cook until heated through. Add
cream cheese and cook until melted, stirring frequently.
Drain pasta. Add to sausage mixture. Mix together
and top with Parmesan cheese.

(Printable Recipe)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Better Homes and Garden has
some great mix in ideas for lemonade.
I can't wait to try the blackberry lemonade
and the raspberry lemonade.
Check here for more

Monday, June 14, 2010

BBQ Potatoes

-4 medium red potatoes, cut
into 3/4-inch cubes
-1 tablespoon vegetable oil
-2 tablespoons McCormick Grill
Mates Barbecue Seasoning
or 2 tablespoons McCormick
Grill MatesRoasted Garlic & Herb Seasoning
-1 large onion, cut into thin wedges

1. Toss potatoes with oil in large bowl. Add Seasoning;
toss to coat evenly.
2. Place potatoes and onions on large wide sheet of
heavy duty foil. Bring up foil sides; double fold top
and ends to tightly seal packet.
3. Grill over medium-high heat 30 to 35 minutes or
until potatoes are tender, turning packet over halfway
through cook time.

Recipe and picture from McCormick

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Father's Day Cakes

Matt from Tiepedia emailed me about some
Father's day cakes he had on his site. Click here
to check out some of the cute cakes you could make
for your dad.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Very easy thumbprint cookies

1 (17 1/2 ounce) package Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 egg
3 tablespoons flour
1/3 cup raspberry jam (or any flavor you prefer)

Pre-heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, stir cookie mix,
butter, egg and flour until soft dough forms.
Roll dough into 3/4 inch balls; place 2-inches
apart on a greased cookie sheet. Using thumb
make indentation in center of each cookie.
Spoon about 1/4 teaspoon jam into each indentation.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden

Broccoli Orange Stir-Fry

Recipe and picture from Uncle Ben's
Check out their site for more yummy and
healthy recipes.

1 package UNCLE BEN’S Whole Grain White Long Grain
1/2 lb. chicken breast cut into bite-size pieces
2 heads broccoli florets cut
1 can mandarin oranges (6.1 oz.), reserve half the syrup
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp. oil

1. Prepare rice according to package directions.
2. Add oil to large saute pan and heat over medium high heat.
3. Add chicken, broccoli and soy sauce to pan and stir-fry until chicken is cooked.
4. Add mandarin oranges with half the syrup. Cook another 2 minutes or until sauce thickens.
5. Serve stir-fry mixture over rice