Saturday, July 27, 2013

Kit Kat Bar Minis Copy Cat Recipe


I was surprised at how much these really do taste just like Kit Kat bars.. actually I think they taste even better!   I have seen a recipe similar to this on pinterest and wanted to give it try.  The original recipe called for square crackers to be made in a 9X13 baking dish but I like an airhead bought round crackers by mistake... so I decided to improvise and make these individual in muffin tins.  The ritz crackers fit perfectly in a regular size muffin tin.  I was glad that I bought the wrong crackers... I think these came out great!  I guarantee these won't last for long!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Herdez Tomatillo Verde Huevos Rancheros

What a tasty flavorful breakfast!  You can adjust the amount of spice to suit your tastes. The Mexican cooking sauce that is used in this recipe is real spicy... at least according to my picky family.  So I did reduce the amount of heat to please them. I also substituted  Re-fried Beans without the Refry
instead of using canned beans. Tasted great!  This recipe is from

Re-fried Beans without the Refry

I will never again buy canned re-fried beans again!  Making these in a slow cooker is so easy and tastes so much better than the canned variety and it is also more economical.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Baked Denver Omelet

This was the first time I have ever baked an omelet and it came out great!  This baked up nice and fluffy. It's sort of like a quiche but without the crust.  

Monday, July 15, 2013

Pumpkin Pancakes

These pancakes are amazing!  When I got my new issue of allrecipes magazine in the mail and saw these in there...I just had to make them. They came out so fluffy and are loaded with pumpkin flavor and they also made the house smell so good while they were cooking!  Here is the recipe from  

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Easiest Ever Chili Recipe

As an all-star ambassador for sometimes we get to try out new products from their  sponsors.  This month I got to try a new product from Birds Eye called Recipe Ready Chopped Green Peppers and Onions.  I made the Easiest Ever Chili Recipe from  This really was the easiest Chili I have ever made!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Peach Angel Food Cake

Only 2 ingredients are needed for this delicious cake... a box of Angel Food cake and  a 15 ounce can of undrained diced peaches.

Just combine the cake mix and the can of undrained peaches and that's it...nothing else.

Bake for the recommended time on the cake box, depending on what type of pan that you use.

And there you have it ....a delicious low-fat lower-calorie dessert with only two ingredients and super easy to make!  Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Mock Crab (Zucchini) Cakes

What a great way to use up a fresh zucchini!  I made this recently for the first time and was surprised that they really tasted a lot like crab cake (well, sort of!)  My husband thought they tasted more like actual crab cakes than I did.  But either way I still thought they were still very good!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Peachy Keen Ice Cream


I scored some fresh peaches on sale this week and knew I had to try this recipe.  This is only the second time that I have made homemade ice cream with my new ice cream maker and I really liked this recipe.  I used four medium sized peaches to make this and it was very creamy and peachy but not too sweet.   Hope you enjoy!


Makes 16 servings


1-1/4 pounds fresh peaches;  peeled, pitted and chopped
1/4 cup white sugar
1 cup half and half cream
1/2 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup whole milk


  1. Puree peaches with the sugar and half-and-half in batches in a blender or food processor.
  2. In a gallon ice cream freezer container, mix together the peach mixture, sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and vanilla. Pour in enough whole milk to fill the container to the fill line, about 2 cups.
  3. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to freeze the ice cream.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Patriotic Mini Fruit Tarts

I made these today for the 4th of July.  They were really good and easy-to-make and they fit right in the patriotic theme of the day.  The recipe is from

Fabulous Chicken Salad

There are tons of different way to make a great chicken salad and this it one of my favorites.  I start by using a pre-cooked chicken from the deli.  It is actually cheaper than buying a chicken that is not cooked.  I used about 1/2 of the chicken for this salad and used the rest for a different recipe.