Easter Nest Treats

Here are a couple of easy Easter treats for all my mom friends out there,  2 different versions! Version #1 – Chocolate Nests 6 oz semi sweet baking chocolate or semi sweet chocolate chips 1 cup butterscotch chips 2 cups chow mein noodles 1 cup mini marshmallows Microwave chocolate and butterscotch chips on high 2 … Continue reading

Chicken and Black Bean Tostizzas

We love black beans at our house so you will see a lot of recipes using them on this blog.  This Pillsbury recipe is quick, easy and tasty! 1 (17.3 oz) can large refrigerated flaky biscuits 1/2 cup thick and chunky salsa 1 cup diced cooked chicken (I just use a can of Costco brand … Continue reading

Grilled Pizzas

Another recipe requested by my niece Amber.  These are a summertime favorite at our house.  This is another recipe that I pulled from a magazine at some point and now can’t remember which one. Pizza Dough 1 cup warm water (105 – 115 degrees) 1 tablespoon sugar 1 (1/4 oz) package or 2 1/4 teaspoons … Continue reading

Sticky Caramel Mini Cakes

A Pampered Chef recipe requested by my niece Amber (I made them for her baby shower).  These are always a crowd pleaser! Stickey Caramel Mini Cakes 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup toasted pecans, finely chopped 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, melted … Continue reading

Crunchy Curried Chicken Salad

Another curry recipe for my friend Diana and again, I haven’t made this one myself, but it is a Pampered Chef recipe (“29 Minutes to Dinner Volume 2″) so it will be tasty! 1/2 cup whole cashews 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut 1 tablespoon curry powder 2 tablespoons mango chutney 1/2 cup plain yogurt 3 … Continue reading

Curried Chicken with Couscous

My friend Diana has requested some curry recipes so here is one that I haven’t tried myself but it is a Pampered Chef recipe (from “29 Minutes to Dinner Volume 1″) so I know it will be good! Chicken and Curry: 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 4 medium carrots … Continue reading

Fruit Salsa and Sugar Chips

My friend Tesla made this treat for us for Bunco one month and I asked her for the recipe and then my other friend Pam wanted the recipe too so I thought I’d just post it on the blog for anyone else who might be interested.  I have never made this myself but have eaten … Continue reading

Pot Roast of Beef

I’m sure you all have a pot roast recipe that you use all the time so here is mine.  It’s super easy and super yummy!  This recipe came with the first crock pot we bought. 3 medium potatoes, thinly sliced (I use about 4 because Courtney loves potatoes and I leave the skins on for … Continue reading

Easy Italian Stew

The weekly Winter pot of stew!  I’ve only made this once before and it was really good but needed much more liquid so I tried it again to try and find the right amount of liquid.  This is a Kraft recipe. 2 tablespoons Italian dressing (Kraft Zesty!) 1 pound bulk Italian sausage (I used the … Continue reading

Bacon Cheese Pull-Aparts

Quick, easy and yummy!  It’s a Pillsbury recipe. 1 egg 2 tablespoons milk 1 (16.3 oz) can Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers Refrigerated Original Biscuits 1 (2.1 oz) package pre-cooked bacon, cut into 1/2″ pieces 3 0z (3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 cup (about 3 – 4) finely chopped green onions Preheat oven to 350.  … Continue reading