Friday, September 2, 2011

Salad we had at Marci's

For the Salad:
1 head red leaf lettuce
1 head ice burg lettuce (I normally just do 2 red leaf heads instead because I like it better. It's all personal preference)
1 bunch spinach (or 2/3 bag pre-packaged spinach is easier)
3/4 lb. swiss cheese (grated)
1/2 of a purple onion (chopped)
1 small can mandarine orange (drained)
1/2 lb. bacon (cooked and crumbled) If you have to you can use "real bacon bits" but cooking and crumbling your own bacon is yummier
approx. 1 cup sliced red grapes (I find its about 1 bunch. You can use as many or as few as you want)
3/4 cup sliced almonds
1/3 cup sugar

For the Dressing:
3/4 TBS poppy seeds
1/3 cup white vinegar
3/4 cup oil
1/3 cup sugar
2 TBS mustard
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup grated onion

Cook almonds in sugar over medium heat until sugar is melted. Stir constantly and don't scorch the sugar.
Cut chop and toss everything together.
Blend or shake dressing. Toss in dressing right before serving.

For bunco I added chicken breast to the salad to make it more of a filling meal.

Hot Artichoke Dip

2 cups mayo

1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese

½ cup parmesan cheese

14 oz marinated artichokes, chopped

8 oz cream cheese, softened

1 clove garlic

2 green onions

½ can green chilies

½ can chopped olives

Dash Worcestershire sauce

Salt & pepper to taste (probably just a pinch)

Bake in casserole dish (I use 1 ½ qt.) for 40-45 minutes at 350. You want it brown on top, (you make have to broil it at the end).

Make a compound butter with garlic, salt and Italian seasoning. Spread on baguette slices and broil until toasted.

Dice fresh roma tomatoes and toss with a pinch of Italian seasoning for topping.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Hershey's Hot Fudge Pudding Cake


1-1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1-1/4 cups hot water
Whipped topping


1 Heat oven to 350°F. Combine 3/4 cup granulated sugar, flour, 1/4 cup cocoa, baking powder and salt. Stir in milk, butter and vanilla; beat until smooth.

2 Pour batter into ungreased 9-inch square baking pan. Stir together remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar, brown sugar and remaining 1/4 cup cocoa; sprinkle mixture evenly over batter. Pour hot water over top; do not stir.

3 Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Remove from oven; let stand 15 minutes. Serve in dessert dishes, spooning sauce from bottom of pan over top. Garnish with whipped topping. About 8 servings

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Bar Z Roasted Corn Salsa

1 (16 oz) bag frozen corn
2 large tomatoes, diced
1 small red onion, chopped
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
3 green onions
1 clove garlic, minced
1 avocado, diced
juice of 3 limes
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Spread corn in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Allow corn to thaw, then place sheet under broiler and broil kernels until they begin to brown. Cool, and place in mixing bowl with remaining ingredients. Allow mixture to sit several hours or overnight for flavors to marry. Serve with tortilla chips.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Are you ready to PARTY?!

When? Thursday, July 15th
Where? Megan's House

EVERYONE has to come! I'm sick of this 4 subs business! You better believe I will have the best prizes yet...from the $25 prize($50 to RodWorks, yes 50 bucks!) all the way down to the $5 prizes (homemade cake stands made by yours truly!) I will send an email soon but thought that it was time that someone posted on this blog!

Anyone craving something for dinner? I am still thinking...
(Don't get your hopes up for beef noodle soup, L.S.)


Friday, April 23, 2010

Easy Key Lime Pie

1/2 cup lime juice
14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
8 oz. cool whip

Mix together and put in 9" graham cracker crust. Freeze or refrigerate. Garnish with whipped cream and lime slices.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Garlic Bread

Buy or make your french bread.
Buy the Johnny's Garlic seasoning from Costco and on the back are directions to make a garlic butter.