Thursday, November 24, 2011

TURKEY Cupcakes

This recipe was submitted by Ashley Braegger
Cake mix and ingredients to make it.
Candy corns
Chocolate frosting

You mix a cake mix like the box says and bake cupcakes instead of a cake. When the cupcakes cool you frost them with chocolate frosting. Then you add candy corns to make it look like it has a tail. I made rice crispy treats and then rolled them into little balls and covered them in chocolate for the head. I stuck the head on the cupcake using a toothpick. Then added some candy corns for the feet!!! It's a cute, easy, and FUN little family tradition that I do every year for my nieces and nephews and they LOVE it!!!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

This is a recipe I just found in a magazine. It is SO SIMPLE and OH SO YUMMY!!!!
(you can  make this two different ways so I will post both)

2 yellow or white cake mixes
1 lg can (29 oz) of solid packed pumpkin (NOT the pie filling)
1 12 oz  bag of milk chocolate chocolate chips
 Preheat oven to 350* (This makes about 30 cupcake sized muffins)

You mix the cake mixes and the pumpkin together really well then add the chocolate chips. THAT'S IT!!! (DO NOT do what the cake mix tells you to)
Then put your muffin wrappers in your muffin tins. Fill the batter almost to the top of the wrapper. Bake for about 20~23 mins. (Mine baked for about 21 mins. I used a toothpick to see if they were done) Let cool or eat nice and warm these were a HUGE hit at my house this morning!!!

** The other way to make this is to use
1 yellow or white cake mix
1 sm can (15oz) of solid packed pumpkin (NOT the pie filling)
1/2 bag of milk chocolate chocolate chips
Everything else is done the same way. This only makes about 20

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Orange Jell~O Salad

This is my Mom's recipe, but I add a couple of things!!!
1Lg. container of Cool Whip
1Lg. container of cottage cheese
1Lg. Orange Jell~O
1 15oz. can of Mandarin oranges (drained)
1 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple (drained, I added this)
1/2 bag of mini marshmallows (I added this)
Get a LARGE bowl and put the Cool Whip, Cottage Cheese, and Orange Jell~O in it and mix WELL. Then you add the oranges, crushed pineapple, and marshmallows and mix well again. Put a lid on the bowl and refrigerator at least one hour before serving!!!  This is way YUMM~O!!! ENJOY!!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Jourdain's Beef Stew

Ok this recipe is one that I totally made up!!! It turned out WAY YUMMY!!! You cook it in the crock pot!!!

6~8 Lg. potaoes
5~6 Lg. carrot sticks
4 Lg. sticks of celery
1/2 yellow onion finely chopped
1~3 lbs. of beef stew meat
2 Beef Stew Pkts.
First of all you will need to peel the potatoes and carrots then chop them to desired size. Chop the celery and onion as well and put them all in the crock pot. Mix together! Then in a separate pan  brown the beef stew meat. I didn't cook it all the way through because it will cook in the crock pot as well. Add the stew meat once its browned.
Then I got two Beef Stew Mix pkts. In a separate bowl  I added 6 cups of HOT water to the pkt mixes and stirred it together really well, then poured it over all veggies and meat in the crock pot, and gave it a quick stir. I turned the crock pot on HIGH for about 6 hours. If you want to cook it on low you would do it for about 8 hours. I just check the veggies and when they are tender it is done!!! I hope you ENJOY this as much as we did!!!! :)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

SIMPLE Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 (15 ounce) solid packed pumpkin in the can (NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 (18 ounce) box spice cake mix
  • 1 (12 ounce) package milk chocolate chips 
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix together pumpkin and spice cake until well blended. Add chocolate chips to mix. Drop cookies on greased baking sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes.


1 c. Crisco  
2 Lg. eggs
1 1/2 c. Sugar
2 3/4 c. flour*
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tap. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
2tsp. Cream of Tartar

Mix and set aside:
2 Tblsp. Sugar
2 Tblsp. Cinnamon

In a large mixing bowl cream together the shortening, eggs, and sugar. Add the rest if the ingredients and mix together well. Put dough in the fridge for about an hour to chill. When it's chilled the break apart the dough and roll them into a walnut sized balls. Roll the balls into the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Place on an ungresed cookie sheet/baking stone and bake at 375* for about 10 mins.
*On the flour I use anywhere between 2 1/2 cups to 2 3/4 cups. I just add it gradually until I get the desired consistency

Monday, November 14, 2011


1 can of cresent rolls                                                 
1 pkg. Sausage (browned)
1/2 c. chopped onion
2c. frozen hash browns thawed
4 lg. eggs
1/4c. milk
salt and pepper
1c. grated cheese
1 diced tomato
1/2 diced bell pepper

Heat oven @ 375* spread cresent rolls out in a 9X13 cake pan. When you get them all spread out then add  thawed hash browns, sausage, and onions. In a separate bowl whisk eggs together with milk, and salt and pepper. Pour over the sausage. Top with shredded cheese and then add tomato and bell pepper over the top. Bake about 25~30 mins or until nice and golden brown.
My kids LOVE this recipe. We serve it with salsa and toast!!!


6 large chicken breasts
2 small cans or 1 lg. can cream of chicken soup
1 small can cream of celery soup
1 small can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup diced celery
2 cup Minute Rice
2 cups of frozen broccoli
Salt and pepper, and any other seasoning you like. We like Mrs. Dash

1.  Mix in crock pot the soups, seasonings, and rice.  Place chicken on top of mixture, then sprinkle diced celery over chicken.(I add a little more seasoning on top of the chicken)
2. Cook on low for 5 hours. (When there is about 1 1/2 hours left I add the frozen broccoli on top of the chicken)