Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Six Minute Caramels~

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup light Karo syrup
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

1 Combine all ingredients.
2 Cook 6 minutes, stirring every two minutes.
3 Stir and pour into lightly greased dish.
4 Let cool.
5 Cut, wrap in wax paper & store in an air tight container.

Found recipe via facebook :)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cherry Cheese Coffee Cake

Cake & filling
2 (8 oz. each) pkgs. refrigerated crescent rolls
8 oz. cream cheese
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla or almond extract
21 oz. can cherry pie filling

1/2 cup powdered sugar
2-3 teaspoons milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Unroll crescent dough and arrange 12 of the triangles in a circle with wide ends toward the outside edge of the Large Round Stone - the points will not meet in the center. Lightly flour and roll out the seams making a 14" circle with a 3" hole in the center. Combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar, egg & vanilla and spread over dough. Top with pie filling. Cut each of the 4 remaining triangles into thirds (starting at the wide end opposite the point and cutting lengthwise to the point). Arrange over filling evenly in spoke-like pattern. Press ends to seal at center and outer edges. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly. Mix powdered sugar and milk until glaze consistency and drizzle over coffee cake.

recipe via:

Two Ingredient Lemon Bars

Oh yeah you read that right only Two simple ingredients to make these melt in your mouth ( middle of the pie) lemon squares!
Yep this is like you cut your self a slice right out of the middle of the pie!
This is all you need:
1 box angel food cake mix( I use Betty Crocker)
2 cans lemon pie filling
I used two 21 oz cans of Comstock pie filling ( total of 42 oz)
Mix dry cake mix and cans of pie filling together in large bowl.
I just mixed it by hand...
Pour into greased 9 x 13″ baking pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until top is starting to brown.
NOTE...Mine took the full 25 minutes to get done and did not brown on top at all :))
Cool on wire rack and sprinkle with powered sugar. It has a melt in your mouth spongy texture.

***recipe found via facebook

Snickerdoodle Poppers

1 can of Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers Biscuits
1 Box of instant Vanilla JELL-O
1 1/2 Cups of Cinnamon Sugar
Oil for frying
A flavor injector (usually found by the marinades and bbq sauces)

Unroll the biscuits and cut them into fourths. Roll each piece into a ball…

Prepare the instant Vanilla pudding according to the directions and set aside..or feel free to make your own Pastry Cream!

In a medium pot heat up about 2″ of Canola Oil. Place about 4 balls at a time into the hot (350 degrees) oil and fry until both sides are evenly golden.

Straight from the oil into the Cinnamon, coat the hot Poppers in the Cinnamon Sugar…and coat them goood!

Carefully inject each popper with some of the Vanilla Pudding.
Pile up a gorgeous Snickerdoodle mountain of them. Eat your way to the top one Popper at a time!

*****recipe found via facebook

Crock-Pot Chicken Teriyaki

1 lbs chicken, diced
1 cup chicken broth
½ cup teriyaki sauce
⅓ cup brown sugar
3 garlic cloves, minced

1. Combine chicken broth, teriyaki sauce, brown sugar and garlic cloves in large bowl.

2. Add chicken to sauce, and toss to combine.

3. Pour chicken mixture into crock-pot.

4. Cook on low 4-6 hours, or until chicken is cooked through.

5. Serve over hot cooked rice and spoon extra sauce if desired.

*** recipe found on facebook!

Monday, March 25, 2013

Texas Roadhouse Rolls with Cinnamon Honey Butter


Roll dough:

2 tsp active dry yeast plus 1 tsp sugar
¼ cup warm water
1 cups milk
1 Tbsp. melted butter
¼ cup sugar
3-4 cups flour
1 egg
1 tsp salt

Cinnamon Honey Butter:

½ cup butter
½ cup powdered sugar
½ cup honey
1 tsp. cinnamon


Add yeast and 1 tsp sugar to the warm water. Set aside.

Place milk in microwave for 45 seconds. Add butter to milk and stir in until butter is completely melted. Check the temp of the milk, it should be lukewarm, if not then allow to cool until lukewarm.

Once yeast has doubled in volume, add yeast mixture to milk mixture in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the sugar and enough flour (about half) and mix until it reaches the consistency of a muffin batter. Let rest for 10 minutes.

Add egg and salt to the mixture. Beat well. Add enough remaining flour to make flour to form soft dough.

Knead dough in mixer with dough hook until smooth and satiny.

Cover and let rise in a warm area until double in size.

Once double in size punch and let rest for 10 minutes.

Press of roll dough on a lightly floured surface. Shape into a long rectangle. Cut the rectangle in half using a pizza cutter and then cut each half into 6 pieces.

Place on greased baking sheets and let rise until doubled.

Bake at 350 F for 10-15 minutes. Until golden brown. Makes 1 dozen.

To make the butter: Beat butter with hand mixer until light and fluffy.

Add remaining ingredients and beat with mixer until well blended. Serve on warm rolls.

*** recipe found on facebook 

Garnier Fructis Hydra Recharge Bzz Champion

As most of you know i am a bzzagent which allows me to try products at no charge to me i just have to review the product and then tell them what i think. My most recent product was from garnier. I must say i was excited because i am kinda a shampoo freak thanks to my friend. Also i have dyed my hair a lot lately so it was needing some tlc.

The first thing i did when i got the product was i smelt it. Yes i'm very weird like that but i have to say it smells really good. I love kiwi which is an ingredient in the product. So of course it was like an orgasm for my nose!! I have been using this product for a few weeks now and i really like it. It keeps my hair nice and light and gives it shine. Every time i see my boss she ask me if i have lightened my hair which i haven't. I personally really like this product. It seems to give my hair the moisture i need without making it all heavy and dull.

This is more than Likely a product i will keep in my bathroom cabinet to use. The one minute moisture condition is really wonderful as well to switch in and out with the condition that matches the shampoo. I personally have never had any problems with garnier fructis products and there branch of their product has also made it on my good side. Why not print out a coupon and try it for urself :)

Homemade Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Have left over mashed potatoes???? Make these yummy 
Loaded Potato Bites
*Makes 18-24 bites depending on size

- 2 cups leftover mashed potatoes
- 2 tablespoons of flour
- 2/3 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
- 3 strips bacon
- 1/3 cup scallions, chopped
- 1 egg
- 1 ¼ - 1 ½ cups Italian bread crumbs
- Oil for frying
- Salt and Pepper
- Ranch or Honey Mustard for dipping


1. Take potatoes out of the fridge and let sit for a few minutes to take the chill off a bit. Meanwhile shred the cheese, chop scallions, and cook bacon then dice finely. Add potatoes and flour to a large mixing bowl and stir to combine well, then add cheese, bacon, and scallions. Take about a heaping tablespoon of mixture and roll with hands into a small ball. It if doesn’t hold its shape, add a little more flour to make the potatoes sturdy. Repeat until done.

2. Heat oil in a medium sauce pan – or use your fryer – over medium/medium high heat to about 350-375 degrees. Whisk egg into a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Place bread crumbs in an additional bowl. Dip each ball in egg and then roll in bread crumbs until fully coated. Set aside on a sheet pan.

3. Test oil with one ball. The oil should bubble when potato is in oil and ball should take about 1-2 minutes to brown and cook through. (If takes longer the oil needs to be hotter, if it browned too quickly on the outside and the inside is still cold, the temperature needs to be lower.) Once oil is ready, add potato balls in small batches and fry for 1-2 minutes – it will depend on size. Remove with slotted spoon and place on paper lined plate to allow excess oil to drain off. Repeat until done.

4. Allow to cool for a minute or two and serve with dipping sauce.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Crescent Roll Cheesecake

i found recipe via facbook and figured why not. we love cream cheese and crescent rolls.. why not roll them all up into one. full credit for this recipe goes to ~~Southern Mama!!!

2 cans Pillsbury Crescent rolls
2-8oz Cream Cheese (room temperature)
1 1/2 cups Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla extract
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 stick butter (1/2 cup real butter not margarine)

Spray a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray. Unroll and press 1 can crescent rolls into the bottom of your baking dish press the seams together. In a separate bowl blend the cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and 1 tsp vanilla (Tina used a tsp and a half, because she loves vanilla extract. I think it would be fun to try other extracts like almond extract) spread over top of dough. Unroll the second can of crescent rolls and place on top of the cream cheese mixture pressing seams together again. Melt butter and pour over top layer of crescents. Mix the reaming 1/2 cup of sugar & cinnamon together. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture generously over the top. If you don’t think that’s enough cinnamon sugar on top add more its really up to you there’s no rules on this part of the recipe. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until bubbly and bottom crust is slightly brown. Cool, slice and enjoy!

Easter Deviled Eggs

So i found this floating around facebook the other day and it is a must try in this house. I am about to put my eggs on to try this. It looks fun, cool, and maybe will make the kids want to eat them LOL... i will totally post my results as to how they turned out as soon as i get them made. As for now here is the recipe :)

Easter Deviled Eggs


10 hard boiled eggs
food coloring
1 tsp vinegar for each color you are using
½ cup mayonnaise or Miracle Whip or half of each (I use Miracle Whip)

Remove the shells from the hard boiled eggs and slice each egg in half.
Remove the yolks from the egg halves and place in a bowl. Set the yolks aside.
Get enough glasses or mugs for the number of colors you want to use. Fill the mugs or glasses ⅔ of the way full with cold water.
Add 3 drops of desired food coloring along with 1 tsp vinegar to each mug or cup.
Place egg whites in the mugs and allow to sit in the food coloring until desired color is reached. I could fit 3 egg whites in each of my mugs at a time.
Remove whites from dye and drain on a plate lined with a couple of paper towels.
Take the reserved yolks and mash them with a fork. Then mix in the ½ cup mayonnaise with the mashed yolk.
Pipe or spoon the yolk mix into the colored egg whites. Makes 20 deviled egg halves.