Sunday, December 14, 2008

Menu time :)

Monday- Sloppy Joe with deer meat. The girls have school this week and i have to take them and pick them up so that doesn't leave me much time for a big dinner.

Tuesday- Tuna on a garden salad. I will be taking Jacobi out for a date and some shopping.

Wednesday- Morning star chicken, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, sweet potatoes with marshmallow cream. Not sure what we will do today.

Thursday- Black bean burritos. I'm so excited about these because i have been craving them lately. :)

Friday- Take out and a movie night.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Peppermint Chocolate Pudding Pie


A festive dessert that has a surprise layers hidden inside. This pie is perfect for Christmas and everyone loves it and asks me to make it again.

prep time: 15 min Total: 3 hours 15 min (incl. refrigerating)


2 cups of cold milk

2 packages ( 4-serving size each) JELL-O chocolate flavor instant pudding & pie filling

1 HONEY MAID Graham pie crust (6oz)

1 cup JET-PUFFFED Miniature marshmallows

1 tub(8oz) COOL WHIP whipped topping, thawed and divided

2 squares BAKER'S semi-sweet baking chocolate

1/4 cup of crushed candy canes

1 to 2 drops of peppermint oil flavoring (optional)


Pour cold milk into large bowl. Add dry pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk 2 min or until well blended. (mixture will be thick) I also like to add 1 or 2 drops of peppermint flavoring but that's just an extra thing i doesn't call for it.

Spoon 1 1/2 cups of the pudding into pie crusts. Top with marshmallows. Gently stir 1 1/2 cups of the whipped topping into remaining pudding; spoon over pie.

Refrigerate 3 hours.

Meanwhile, microwave chocolate in small microwavable bowl on HIGH 1 min. Stir until melted. Cool slightly. Place melted chocolate in resealable plastic bag. Snip off small piece from one of the bottom corners of the bag; squeeze chocolate into 10 desired shapes on parchment paper-covered baking sheet. Refrigerate until firm.

Top pie with remaining whipped topping just before serving. Garnish with crushed candy canes. (do NOT put candy canes on until serving time or they will bleed red all over me LOL) Serve each slice with a chocolate decoration. :)

Makes 10 servings, 1 slice each.

Corn Flake Hollies!!!

Corn Flake Hollies


30 LG Marshmallows

1 Stick margarine

4c. Corn Flakes

Green Food Coloring

Cinnamon Red Hots


Put corn flakes in lg. bowl, set aside.

In med. pan melt margarine. Add Marshmallows, stir until completely melted. Stir in about 4 drops of coloring. Pour mixture over flakes and gently stir. Put spoon fulls of flakes on wax paper. Garnish with red hots. Let cool and enjoy!

Peanut Butter Balls


10 oz peanut butter

1 stick melted butter

20 oz confectioners sugar

Mix & roll into bite size balls

melt in double boiler:

16 oz semi-sweet choc chips

1/2 bar paraffin

dip balls & let dry on foil


This weeks menu =D

Hello all!! This week isn't to exciting on the menu but we are still trying to keep it cheap. I will be posting a new recipe in a minute that's perfect for Christmas so check it out.

Monday- Taco's with either lentils or morning star meat. I haven't decided yet. We will also have corn on the cob. The kids have school and i have to work out that evening.

Tuesday- eggs, hash browns and some yummy fried apples and orange juice or chocolate milk to drink. I have to work out again and later that night i plan to meet up with my friend for some hot chocolate and a nice chat.

Wednesday- Crockpot vegetable soup and home made bread. I will be gone ALL day long with Mckenzie and Erica on a Christmas shopping trip. YAYYYY!!! Dinner will be easy cuz its gonna be cooking all day so i wont have to do it later.

Thursday- Tuna on a garden salad with pickled okra......Its work out day again. I hope i can make myself actually go 3 days this week cuz that will definitely be a first. LOL

Friday- Take out and a movie night. I think i will have some one on one time with Jacobi today. Maybe take her to the dollar tree and let her buy everyone Christmas gifts. Then come home, make cookies and then let her wrap presents all by herself. :) Then we will try to watch a family movie all together.

Saturday and Sunday i have no plans so far and no plans for dinner either. We kinda just do whatever we do on the weekend.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Menu for first week in December

Moriah and Tucker


Jacobi posing for Mckenzie to take her picture. :)

This week we are eating cheap. We went out Saturday and finished up Christmas gifts for all 3 girls. We are now poor. LOL!! We still have more shopping to do later for a few other things so i thought i would make sure this weeks grocery bill didn't stress hubby out to much. We already had most of the things for all of the meals.

Monday-Potato, broccoli, squash and cheese soup and Mexican cornbread.

Tuesday- Morning star chicken, sweet potatoes, and steamed broccoli and cauliflower

Wednesday- Tofu Stir-Fry

Thursday- Butter bean burgers and corn on the cob

Friday- Taco bell bean burritos

So, i guess i will write a little about our long weekend. Thursday was Thanksgiving and we all went to my grandmama's house for dinner. She has 9 kids so its pretty crazy at her house. Luckily it was such a beautiful day and all of the kids went to play outside. They had so much fun playing and it reminded me of old times when i was little and all of us kids would go out and play so good together. It was a nice day. :)

Friday i cleaned the house and that night we put up out Christmas tree. Then we watched a Christmas movie.

Saturday me and Brian had a date to go Christmas shopping. We got everything for the girls and a few other things and then we went to pick up the kids. When we got home we had lots of Christmas presents to wrap. I was exhausted by the time we were finishing up. Thankfully i have a husband who helps me with things like that. I love him so. :)

Sunday we went to Grandmama's house again because Brian had to put in a chair lift for her so she wont fall down the stairs. We were there all day. My two aunts were also there and we had dinner and i listened to my MP3 player that Kenzie gave me and washed dishes. Grandmama loves her new chair lift and is probably riding on it as i type this. LOL!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Potato, Broccoli, Squash and Cheese Soup

This soup is wonderful and creamy. I serve it with hot cornbread and butter.


* 1 chopped onion
*3 cloves chopped garlic
* bag of potatoes peeled and cubed
* 32oz box vegetable stock
*enough water to cover all potatoes in pot
*1 box of butternut squash soup
* 1 bag of frozen or raw broccoli
* 1 bag of frozen or raw carrots
* salt and pepper to taste
* 1/2 box of Velveeta cheese (cubed)


1. In a large crockpot add water and vegetable stock. Add potatoes, garlic and onions. Cover, bring to boil and then reduce heat to medium and cook all day on med to low.
2.Throw in broccoli and carrots ( I use frozen ) and cook till tender.

3.Add butternut squash soup and Velveeta cheese to pot and stir until cheese is melted.

4.Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Menu for Thanksgiving week

Monday- sloppy Joes.....the kids have no school so i plan to do crafts with them and work out Monday night.

Tuesday- Potato Broccoli and Cheese Soup.....More crafts with the kids and working out again.

Wednesday-black bean and corn quesadillas....Cleaning and getting all the food ready for Thanksgiving the next day.

Thursday- ~~THANKSGIVING DINNER~~ We are bringing a turkey, Mexican cornbread and deviled eggs.

Friday- Leftovers OR Taco Bell bean burritos and its movie night!!

Busy weekend for us

Here is a picture of Mckenzie's new hair cut and color.

This has been one busy weekend. McKenzie had a sleepover for her 14th birthday and we had 5 teens come and spend the night. We met at the movies and watched TWILIGHT which was just awesome!!! I couldn't believe the line in that theater. It was packed full by the time the movie started. The movie was actually really teen friendly so i was pleased with that. I had read the books and i knew they were wrote for teens but i still worried about the movie. I'm really protective of what my daughters watch or read so its still kind of weird to me that i really dig this twilight stuff.

After the movie we got pizza and came home and ate and had cake and ice cream. Then the girls went out to the school house out back and stayed up half the night. They watched a movie and slept out there on blow up mattresses.

The next day we were supposed to go skating but it all got messed up so we went to the mall instead. We shopped and had lunch and then it was time to come home. It was a nice weekend but just a really busy one for me and hubby. :) Now its time to sit back and relax.

Pita Pizzas (mini)

These are a favorite with the kids because they are tiny and cute. They are also really cheap and easy to make.

8(4-inch) whole wheat pita pockets
1/2 cup of spinach puree or if your kids scream at the color of green then maybe try carrot puree with some of the pizzas.
2 cups bottled tomato sauce
2 cups thinly sliced part-skim mozzarella

1. Preheat oven to 400

2. Spread spinach puree on each pita so that the spinach comes to within about 1/2 inch of the edge. Then spread the sauce over the spinach. It should cover the spinach and come within 1/4 of the edge of the pita. Now lay the cheese over the sauce, covering any place where the green comes through. :)

3. Place the pizzas on a foil-lined baking sheet and bake till the cheese is melted and begins to brown, 5 to 10 minutes. Let the pizzas cool 5 minutes before serving so the cheese cools and doesn't pull off (and the spinach stays completely invisible.)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Weekly menu Nov 17-23

This weekend we went to the lake and went to church up there. Riah got a bad cold but she is almost well now thanks to garlic tea. :) I will post a picture of K's new hair tomorrow on here.

We have a busy week ahead of us. Kenzies birthday is Tuesday but she is celebrating it with friends at a sleepover on Friday. Here is our weekly menu and what we are up to.

Monday- Chicken noodle soup in the crockpot to help Riah feel better. Me and Kenzie are going to work out tonight at the gym.

Tuesday-Happy Birthday Mckenzie!! We will be going to eat out for dinner because its K's birthday so we want to make it a special night. K is also getting her hair done during the day.

Wednesday- church night and we have to watch nursery so we will have home made bread and eggs with tofu and morning star sausage cuz its easy and yummy!!

Thursday- Mops day for me and also gotta work out that night. Kenzie also has her tutor that evening. We will probably just have leftovers that have been frozen cuz the freezer is getting to full. LOL!!

Friday- Kenzie's sleepover!! We will be going to see TWILIGHT the movie and then coming home to have pizza and cake. I'm sure the kids will snack all night on cookies and chips.

Saturday- Everyone is going skating for the afternoon and then who knows what dinner will be. Probably leftover pizza.

Sunday-???? Not sure whats going on.

Chicken Noodle soup with sweet potato & cauliflower

I make this soup in the crock pot and let it simmer all day. Its perfect for sick days and the garlic and onion really help to fight colds. Sweet potato and cauliflower purees provide you with vitamins A and C--good for vision, skin, and healthy immune system.


3 quarts reduced-fat low-sodium chicken broth or you can use the broth you boiled the chicken in if you want.

As much chicken breast as you want to add to the soup

1/2tsp sea salt

1 yellow onion

3 garlic cloves

diced carrots


1 large package of noodles

1/2-1 cup of cauliflower puree

1/2-1 cup of sweet potato puree

Boil your chicken till cooked all the way through. Let chicken cool and pour broth into crock pot or a big pot.

Shred cooled chicken and add to the pot.

Add chopped garlic, onions, celery and carrots to soup.

Pour in your pureed sweet potato and cauliflower

cook on high till boiling and then turn to med till one hour before time to eat.

THEN ADD the noodles to the soup and let cook till they are soft but not mushy. If you add them to early they get mushy.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Menu for November 10th-14th

Me and Brian just had the such a nice date night tonight. We went to eat at the Macaroni Grill and then to the mall. He got a shirt and some jeans. Then we went to T.J Maxx and i got a shirt. We were on our way home when i was talking about how my bra didn't fit right and Brian surprised me by taking me back to the mall and getting me a bra from Victoria Secret cuz even though i hate how trashy they are about putting half naked women on TV, I still think they have the best bra's ever. They last so long and hold the girls up so good. LOL!! I have the best husband ever!! He is so good to me.

Happy Birthday Brian!!!!!!! In honor of my husbands birthday we will be having his favorite dinner.

Monday-Porcupine balls, Mashed potatoes and fried cabbage....for dessert we will have a yummy dessert of some sort. Not sure which kind yet.

Tuesday-We will be having egg salad sandwiches on home made wheat toasted bread. I'm planning to go to a woman's gym with a friend for the first time and try out a class.

Wednesday- Scrambled eggs with tofu and home made whole wheat toast with pumpkin butter.

Thursday- Sloppy Joe's with deer meat

Friday- Bean burritos from taco bell and a movie for family fun night.

Mashed potatoes with sneaky cauliflower

Nobody will know there is cauliflower in these potatoes unless you tell them.


You will need potatoes, milk, butter, salt, pepper and about 1 cup of pureed cauliflower. To puree my veggies I just steam them till soft and blend them with food processor or a blender till creamy. Sometimes you may need to add a bit of water.


Peel and cube the potatoes and boil till tinder.

Drain off water and add milk, butter, salt, pepper and the puree.

blend with a mixer till smooth and creamy. Add as much milk, butter, salt and pepper as you like.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

BBQ Crockpot Chicken


This recipe is so easy and taste to great. I miss it now that we are almost vegetarian :(

I just toss chicken ( i even threw in frozen thighs before) in the crockpot and pour our favorite BBQ sauce all over the top and add a tiny bit of water in the bottom of the pot. Then i cook it on high all day until it just falls apart.

I always serve with mashed potatoes and steamed veggies. Its such a hearty meal yet so easy.

Chicken Rotel


Nacho chips
Boneless, skinless chicken breast (organic)
1 can rotel tomatoes
little box of velveeta cheese ( we use most of a big box though)
1 can Campbells cream of chicken soup

melt in a bowl the cheese, cream of chicken and tomatoes all together in the microwave.
Boil the chicken till done and tear into strips
smash the chips up in the bag

Get a handful of chips and spread on the bottom of a dish.
Then spread some of the chicken on top of that.
Next pour some of the cheese over the chicken.
Do this until you run out of ingredients.

Serve while hot and crunchy. YUMMM!!!

We have been eating this since Mckenzie was the size of Moriah and still love it.


You can make this soup with meat or simply add meatless ground for a vegetarian meal.


1lb or more of ground beef, ground turkey or 1 package of morning star crumbles

2 cups diced onions

2 (15 1/2-ounce) cans pinto beans

1 (15 1/2-ounce) can pink kidney beans

1 (15 1/4-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

1 (14 1/2-ounce) can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes

1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes

1 (14 1/2-ounce) can tomatoes with chilies

2 (4 1/2-ounce) cans diced green chilies

1 (4.6-ounce) can black olives, drained and sliced, optional

1/2 cup green olives, sliced, optional

1 (1 1/4-ounce) package taco seasoning mix

1 (1-ounce) package ranch salad dressing mix

Corn chips, for serving

Sour cream, for garnish

Grated cheese, for garnish

Chopped green onions, for garnish

Jalapeños, for garnish


Brown the meat (or crumbles) and onions in a large skillet. Then transfer the meat and onions to a large slow cooker or a stockpot. Add the beans, corn, tomatoes, green chilies, black olives, green olives, taco seasoning, and ranch dressing mix, and cook in a slow cooker on low for 6 to 8 hours or simmer over low heat for about 1 hour in a pot on the stove. To serve, place a few corn chips in each bowl and ladle soup over them. Top with sour cream, cheese, green onions and jalapeños.

This is such a yummy meal. Everyone i have shared it with has loved it.

Mexican cornbread

Mexican cornbread


1 1/2C self-rising cornmeal

1 can cream style corn

2 eggs

1 Cup milk

1 Cup grated cheese

2/3 cup olive oil

1/2 bell pepper chopped up


Combine EVERYTHING except oil in a big bowl and stir.

Put about 1/4 cup of oil in iron skillet and place in preheated 425 oven.

Let skillet and oil get very hot...meanwhile add the rest of the oil to the cornbread mixture.

When oil in skillet is hot enough (1-2 min) remove from oven and add to mixture.

Bake at 425 degrees for about 30 min or more until done.

Happy Birthday Moriah

Here are some pictures of Moriah on her second birthday

We had her party at grandmama's house because i wanted to make sure grandmama would be there. It was a small family thing but she had fun. We cooked hot dogs and chicken and made lots of side dishes. Then we had cake and ice cream and opened presents. Moriah loves to sing happy birthday to you and sings it all the time. She was so cute opening her gifts and laughing with excitement over her new toys. I just thought she was so cute. She looks like Mckenzie did her her age and its like having her all over again. She is cute and funny and a little sassy. She is my baby girl.

Double Chocolate mocha


1/2 cup of cold milk

2pkg white choc pudding

1/4 cup warm water

4tsp instant coffee

1 8oz cool whip

3 toffee bars or heath bars, crumbled

Prepare brownies using your fav recipe. (9x13pan)

let cool

mix pudding mix with milk

dissolve coffee in warm water and mix with the pudding.

fold in cool whip

crumble brownies

layer brownies, pudding mix, then toffee bits (2-3 layers)

chill at least 30 min before serving

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Tofu Stir-fry

Tofu Stir-fry


1 container of tofu firm and cubed, drained

1-2 bags of frozen stir-fry with teriyaki sauce added

soy sauce


olive oil


Add about 3TBS of oil to Wok and let it get hot.

Toss the bagged stir-fry into the Wok and add cubed tofu and a few chopped garlic cloves.

Then just stir-fry the veggies and tofu until its as firm or tender as you like it. I like my veggies firm like Chinese style but my mom likes hers soft and almost mushy.

When the veggies are the way you want them, then add some soy sauce and stir. Add more and keep tasting until you have enough. Everyone likes it different so i have no strict recipe to go by.

Its easy and taste wonderful!!

Menu for Nov 3-9

Here are some Halloween pictures from this weekend!

Monday-pizza I think. Its Moriah's birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D She is 2 today.

Tuesday- stir-fry with tofu and egg rolls.....Me and Cobi are having a date and buying a gift for samaritans purse. Cobi is picking a little girl that's her age to buy for. :)

Wednesday- garden salad with tuna ......Church night

Thursday-black bean burritos and pintos with cheese.......Maybe have a play date with my friend and her kids.

Friday- taco's with meatless ground and we will of course have movie night

Saturday- date night for me and Brian

Sunday- ???

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Menu for Oct 27-31

Here are some pictures from our weekend. We had such a nice day. :D

Monday- Tacos with morning star meatless ground and pintos with cheese......This is the night we start family game night. Mondays stink so i figure that having game night may help make it a happier night.

Tuesday-Lasagna with big slices of hot home made bread and butter. My nephew and niece are coming over for the evening for a little while.

Wednesday- yummy chili with lentils and home made bread....this is church night.

Thursday- Blueberry whole wheat pancakes, egg puffs and chocolate milk....We have no plans this night so I'm thinking we will curl up and watch TV or read a book.

Friday- Pizza and then we will dress up to go out for Halloween. Mckenzie is gonna be a 70's girl, Jacobi is going to be a renaissance girl and Moriah is a pink dinosaur.

Saturday- Party at my aunts house...not sure what dinner will be. Brian is gonna be Batman and I'm gonna be cat woman.

Sunday- Moriah's birthday party and who knows what we will eat.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Oatmeal Chocolate Chewy Balls

A yummy and healthy snack for on the go!!!!!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chewy Balls

*2c.old fashioned oats

*up to 3/4c.chunky natural peanut butter

*up to 1/2c. raw honey

*up to 1/4c. of chocolate mini-chips

Stir first 4 ingredients together in a medium bowl Optional ingredients.

You may add any of the following;

*2-3T. raw wheat germ

*2-3T finely shredded coconut

*1to2T unbleached flour to help hold the mixture together

*1T sesame seeds, hulled, raw

*1-2T roasted or raw almonds chopped

*Up to 1/4c. raisins or currants

* Crisp rice for crispier consistency

Stir in each optional ingredients into the first mixture, adjusting the amounts until you like the consistency. Form tightly packed but chewy balls in any size you wish.

TIP: If it gets hard to form into balls then wash your hands off and it gets easier.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Do you like my recipe's???

If so then you need to check out my bff blog. I get recipe's from her and she gets them from me. We love to share and talk about whats for dinner. :) I will be posting more of hers and she already has a few of mine on hers that i have yet to post. Try the Mexican wont regret it.

~Butter Bean Burgers~


We made these last night and all liked them except Mckenzie. She said they didn't have much flavor but i didn't put the jalapenos in them because i didn't want them to be to hot for the kids. I liked them. They reminded me and dh of salmon patties. I wouldn't start with this if you are just becoming vegetarian but if your used to eating fake meat and stuff then i think you may like them. You can always add your own special touch to them too. :) We will be making them again soon.


* 1 (15 ounce) can butter beans, drained

* 1 small onion, chopped

* 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeño pepper

* 6 saltine crackers, crushed

* 1 egg, beaten

* 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

* 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

* salt and pepper to taste

* 1/4 cup vegetable oil


1. In a medium bowl, mash butter beans.

Mix in onion, jalapeño pepper, crushed crackers, egg, cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Divide into 4 equal parts, and shape into patties.

2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; use more or less oil to reach 1/4 inch in depth.

Fry patties until golden, about 5 minutes on each side.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Home Made Laundry Detergent

Yes, i know....I'm Betty Home maker.(like my pic? LOL) I make my own detergent and cleaners. This detergent works great and its cheap cheap cheap. Pennies a load. Its easy to make and all natural so its perfect for anyone with sensitive skin or that's allergic to most laundry soaps. So, take it from me.....a past Tide snob who had to have her Tide, this soap works great and i will never go back to to store bought detergent when I'm being so thrifty with this and it works just as great. :D

3 Pints Water

1/3 Bar Fels Naptha Soap, Grated

1/2 Cup Washing Soda

1/2 Cup Borax

2 Gallon Bucket

1 Quart Hot Water

Hot Water

Mix Fels Naptha soap in a saucepan with 3 pints of water, and heat on low until dissolved.

Stir in Washing Soda and Borax.
Stir until thickened, and remove from heat.

Add 1 Quart Hot Water to 2 Gallon Bucket.
Add soap mixture, and mix well.

Fill bucket with hot water, and mix well.

Set aside for 24 hours, or until mixture thickens.

Use 1 cup of mixture per load.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Our weekly menu + other stuff

Well i was gonna post a pic of our weekend but they didn't turn out SO i will post a few of Cobi's new hair instead. She got it stuck in a comb and we couldn't get it out. MY sis came over and cut it for her and its sooooo cute. :)

I'm gonna start posting our menu for the week so you can see what we eat. Plus i will post a cute pic with it from our weekend or just a pic that i like that doesn't go with anything. I will also use this menu to share what are weekly plans are. Soon i'm hoping i can figure out how to make this blog better and have little sections to click for certain things. It will make it easier to find what you are looking for. :D

Monday- We had pizza at Mr Gatti's pizza place. We met Brians sis and nephew there and had dinner and let the kids play games in the game room.

Tuesday - Today we are having morning star chicken nuggets (fake meat that taste surprisingly real) mashed potatoes, cabbage and fried green tomatoes. We have no plans today except to clean the house and home school Jacobi. I'M also baking a loaf of honey bread for the first time in my bread maker and I'm making us some dried fruit in my new food dehydrator. Hope it turns out well. It will help save money and be lots healthier snacks for the kids.

Wednesday- Tuna on a bed of spinach leaves with fresh veggies and ranch dressing. We are gonna have a busy day because we are going to Natches Trace as a family(field trip) for the day to explore and have a picnic and then we have church that night.

Thursday- I will be making butter bean burgers for the first time and
corn on the cob with fresh green beans fried in EVOO and fresh garlic.

Friday- We always have take out on Fridays because its just a fun way of ending the week. We will be having Tacos or bean burritos and we will watch a movie and eat choc covered raisins.

Saturday- I think we may just thaw a lasagna i made at my last mops meeting and have that for dinner. We also plan to go to a pumpkin patch if its nice outside and spend the day doing all the fun things they have to do. We also want to get a pumpkin and carve it with the kids.

Sunday- I have a baby shower to go to so I'm not sure what will go on this day or what we will be eating.

Sunday, October 19, 2008



1 c. brown rice, uncooked
1 lb. hamburger meat
1/2 c. bell pepper, if desired
1/2 c. chopped onion
2 med cloves of garlic chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients and mix well in a large mixing bowl. Make into medium size balls and place in baking dish.

1 can tomato soup
1 can water
About 4 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

Mix well and pour over porcupine balls. Make sure all are covered. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees until rice is cooked and pops out of balls. Very good served over mashed potatoes

This is my husbands favorite meal that he never gets anymore because we don't eat meat often but i plan to buy some organic beef and make them for his birthday. :) I cant wait to see his face.

Friday, October 17, 2008


This pizza is a little something i came up with one day when we made the white cheese pizza. We had an extra crust so i decided to make a dessert pizza with it.

What you will need:

Pizza crust

large vanilla pudding

shredded coconut

Make the vanilla pudding according to package. Let chill for 1 hour then spread thick over pizza crust. Sprinkle the coconut shavings over the pizza and bake on 350 for 10-15 min or until hot.



White Cheese Pizza~thanks Prissy


1 cup of skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
2 Tablespoons Fresh Basil ( I really recommend using fresh ) plus additional for garnish
2 Tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
Pillsbury Refrigerated crust pizza
1 cup or more of sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup or more of mozzarella cheese
1 cup of diced tomato


Preheat oven to 450. In a bowl, combine ricotta, Parmesan cheese, basil, garlic, salt and pepper. Place crust on cookie sheet and top evenly with cheese mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake until golden (about 10-12) minutes. Sprinkle with tomatoes and chopped basil.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Baked Egg Puffs (with butternut squash)

Baked Egg Puffs (with butternut squash)

2 eggs
4 egg whites
1/2 cup butternut squash puree (I just steam it and then mix it in the food processor)
2 T. grated cheese
2 T. flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

Preheat the oven to 400. Coat 4 (1/2 cup) ramekins with cooking spray and set on a baking sheet.
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, egg whites, squash puree, cheese, flour, baking powder and salt until combined. Divide the mixture among the ramekins and bake until the tops are puffed up and the eggs are no longer runny in the center when pierced with the tip of a knife, about 15 minutes. Serve immediately.