Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Morning Rolls

24 frozen dinner rolls
1 pkg butterscotch pudding (cook and serve--not instant)
1 stick of butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup chopped pecans

Put dinner rolls in a 13 x 9 inch glass dish. Sprinkle dry pudding mix on top. Melt butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans together in microwave. Pour over dinner rolls. Put on a cookie sheet and let stand over night. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes. It may overflow a little in the oven, so be sure to place a cookie sheet underneath. 

Sunday, December 22, 2013

DIY $2 Platter

Well it's Christmas time and I just love making Christmas goodies for my friends! This year I decided to make a little platter instead of buying the metal tins at the store. I went to the dollar store and bought a candle stick and a Christmas plate. I used super glue to glue the two together and I came out with a cute little Christmas Platter!!

Oreo Balls

  1. Crush a bag of Oreo's. 
  2. Mix the Oreo crumbs with softened cream cheese using a fork. 
  3. Roll into small balls and dip into melted chocolate. 

Chocolate Pretzels

  • Preheat the oven to 200.
  • Place a Hershey Kiss on each pretzel.
  • Bake for 4 minutes and 30 seconds.
  • Remove from the oven and place an M&M on top of each Hershey Kiss. 
  • Place the pretzels in the refrigerator to cool. 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Chicken Pot Pie

4 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
one 16oz bag frozen mixed veggies
3 cups cooked shredded chicken
1/4 cup flour
3 cups chicken broth
salt and pepper
4 oz cream cheese
2 pre-made pie crusts

1. Melt the butter in a large pan.
2. Add the garlic, onions, and celery. Cook for a few minutes until the onions are translucent. 
3. Add the cooked chicken.
4. Add the frozen veggies and cook for about 5 minutes.
5. Sprinkle the flour over the top and stir until well mixed.
6. Add the chicken broth. Stir for several minutes until the mixture starts to thicken. 
7. Once the mixture has thickened, add the salt and pepper.
8. Add the cream cheese (in small pieces). If it looks to thick, add some more chicken broth.
9. Roll out the pie crust and place it into a pie plate.
10. Pour the chicken mixture into the pie plate.
11. Cover with the second pie crust. Press the two crusts together and vent the top with four small slits.
12. Cover the edges of your crust with aluminum foil to prevent the edges from burning. 
13. Place the pie on a baking sheet and bake at 375 for 30 minutes.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Scrabble Tile Ornaments

I made these cute little Scrabble Tile Ornaments for some of my coworkers this year for Christmas!! I found a few old Scrabble games at local thrift stores and glued the letters together using wood glue. I used super glue on the first ornament, but it left weird streaks on the Scrabble tiles. Once I switched to wood glue I didn't have any more problems with streaking. After I glued the pieces together, I wiped off any excess glue using a wet paper towel. After an hour, I glued black ribbon on the back of the tiles using super glue. Here's a picture of the back:

Here are a few of the ornaments I made. I also made some personalized ornaments using my friends names, which made cute gift tags!! 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Broccoli Casserole

I got this recipe from my grandma, and it's super yummy!!

Combine the following ingredients and bake at 350 for one hour: 
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can cheddar cheese soup
1 can milk
1 can minute rice (uncooked)
1 small onion (chopped)
1 bag frozen broccoli

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Fiesta Winery

The first time I tried Fiesta Winery was at the Gruene Wine and Music Festival and I absolutely LOVE their wine!! I've been to their tasting room 3 times now and it's my favorite!! If you enjoy sweet wines, you have to stop by Fiesta Winery!! You receive 5 wine samples with a Fiesta wine glass for $10. 

Here are some of the wines I've tried (5 stars means amazing; 1 star means I won't be having it again):

  • Texas Well Water *** (white cranberry)
  • Happy Trails ***** (peach)
  • Rhinestone Cowgirl * (cranberry)
  • Savannah Rose **** (strawberry)
  • Southern Sparkle ***
  • Malbec * (cherry)
  • Back Porch Sittin' ***** (blackberry)
  • Home Sweet Home ***** (pomegranate)
  • Texas Summer Night ****(blueberry)

Monday, December 2, 2013

Breakfast Enchiladas

1 cup diced ham
1 lb ground beef
1/2 cup green onions
1 bell pepper 
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
6 eggs
2 cups half & half
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tbsp flour
1 pkg of  large flour tortillas

1) Spray a 9x13 inch glass dish with cooking spray.
2) Cook and drain the ground beef. 
3) Dice the bell pepper and green onions. I like to use this little contraption for chopping things.

4) Combine the ham, ground beef, green onions, bell pepper, and about 1/2 cup cheddar cheese.
5) Place a handful of the mixture in a tortilla.

6) Wrap up the tortilla and place in the 9x13 dish. Repeat until all of the mixture is gone and the 9x13 dish is full. 

7) Mix the eggs, kosher salt, flour, and half and half. Pour over the tortillas.

8) Cover with the remaining cheese.  

9) Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 10-15 minutes.