Thursday, February 24, 2011

Watcha Cookin'?

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Aunt April’s World Famous Blueberry Cheesecake Pie
(okay maybe not world famous, but it should be)

1 Box Powdered Sugar
1 8oz. Package Cream Cheese softened
Tub of Cool Whip
2 Pie shells (I like Graham Cracker Pie Shell for this recipe)
1 can Blueberry Pie Filling

Mix powdered sugar and cream cheese together.  Spread into a prepared pie shells.  Pour blueberry filling on top of cream cheese mixture.  Top with cool whip and freeze overnight.  Take out about 30 minutes to an hour before serving so they can thaw.

I wish I had a picture of this, but usually once it is served it is gone within a couple of minutes.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Let's Do Brunch

The Recipe calls for French Bread, but wouldn't this be good using a pound cake as well..

I think so and therefore I think I will be testing this theory out this weekend

*** Next time I think I will use the day old bread or less of the wet mixture to coat the bread/pound cake.  It came out very soggy.  I did read on another blog that she only let it sit for 30 minutes then baked it and that remedied the soggy bread issue and it was delicious.  Definitely one I will try again ***

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Watcha Cookin'

The other day I was watching 

From the Kitchens Of...

On the cooking channel and the episode was about 

Pillsbury - Everyday

This recipe caught my eye

Chicken Fajita Crescent Braid

(Recipe from
1 (8 ounce) can Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations refrigerated flaky dough sheet
tablespoon vegetable oil
small boneless skinless chicken Breast, cut into 1x1/2x1/2-inch strips
teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
small onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup green peppers strips (2x1x1/4 inch) or 1/2 cup red pepper strips (2x1x1/4 inch)
1/4 cup old el paso thick 'n chunky salsa
2 cups shredded monterey jack and cheddar blend  (8 oz)
egg white, beaten


Heat oven to 375°F.

Spray large cookie sheet with cooking spray.

Unroll dough onto cookie sheet; press to 8x12 inches.

In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
Add chicken; stir in chili powder, salt and garlic; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned.

Add onion and bell pepper strips; cook 2 to 3 minutes longer or until chicken is no longer pink in center and vegetables are crisp-tender.

Spoon chicken mixture in 4-inch strip lengthwise down center of dough. Top with salsa; sprinkle with cheese.

With scissors or sharp knife, make cuts 1 inch apart on long sides of dough within 1/2 inch of filling.

Alternately cross strips over filling; press edges to seal.

Brush with egg white.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until deep golden brown.

Cool 5 minutes.

Cut crosswise into slices.

**My son also loved the Crescent pizza pockets from the same episode**

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sepia Scenes

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Friday, February 4, 2011

World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day 2011 Theme - 
" teach children and teenagers to avoid UV exposure by being "sun smart""

Watch the video from
It's under Declaration

Click below To:

 Sign the Declaration – Every signature counts...

Dear God, 

I pray for a cure for cancer.  


Cancer Victim Candle Pictures, Images and Photos

In Memory of My Uncle Mike

Thursday, February 3, 2011

White Clothes Are Evil

Laundry Day---Good Times

cartoon from

White Clothes are the worst.  They are the bane of my existence.  

I don't mind the washing because the washer does it--Love you washing machine
or the drying because I'm not personally drying them by hand with the hair dryer---Love you dryer.

It is the getting them out and making it to my room to fold them part I hate, because you guessed it 
I have to do it. 

 There are always those one or two socks that don't want to cooperate on the way to my room and jump ship as I'm walking.  So you bend over to pick it up and another one goes over board... 


Then the folding part

Why do socks disappear in the wash cycle????

One day they will make a contraption like Rosie on the Jetsons to do all this for us right???

**Laundry Bin Cartoon by Dave Walker. Find more cartoons you can freely re-use on your blog at We Blog Cartoons.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Watcha Cookin' Part Deux


Yesterday I did a post asking what everyone was making for dinner, since lately I have been rather bored with my menu.

Today I thought I would share a recipe I found over the holidays.  It's a classic recipe, but a little different from the original.


1 1/2 lbs fresh broccoli, trimmed or 2 (10 oz) packages broccoli **I used the steamers kinds in the frozen food section**

1 (10 1/2 oz) can cream of mushroom soup

1 cup sour cream

4-6 oz onions, minced

1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1-2 cups croutons (I prefer the Galic and Cheese flavored)


1. Cook broccoli until tender but not overcooked; drain well (this is where I love the steamer bags, they come out perfect every time and no draining needed ☺)

2. Place cooked broccoli into a pre-sprayed casserole dish.

3. Mix cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, onion and 1 cup of shredded cheese together in seperate dish.

4. Pour over the broccoli in the casserole dish.

5. Sprinkle desired amount of croutons over the top.

6. Top with remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese.

7. Bake at 350  for 20 minutes

**You may substitute cauliflower for broccoli or add Turkey, Chicken or Ham to make it a complete meal**

This dish was awesome.  I made it for a pot luck dinner and everyone loved it.

I think I might do a post like this every Tuesday or Wednesday.  What do you think?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Watcha Cookin'

I don't know about ya'll but I am sick of  my regular go to dinners.

Mine are usually Spaghetti, Meat Loaf, Chicken Quesadillas, Roast etc, etc blah.  

I want to switch it up, but with some dishes I know my friends enjoy and that don't have 50 ingredients.

  So I was wondering maybe if I put it out there ya'll can tell me what your making for dinner and share a recipe. 

I think it will be fun to know what all my blog friends go to dinners are and what different people eat around the country.


Here are some posts with recipes that I have so far ☺.

Link up and share a favorite recipe of yours.