Monday, July 28, 2014

One for your family - one to share. Chicken Pot Pie

This is my all time favorite
comfort food
food to share with others
have probably delivered this meal 10 times just this year
family and friends 
sickness, babies and just because.

I love comforting people with food.
and hugs but we are talking food here.

Chicken Pot Pie

2 packages of deep dish pie crust
1 large can of light cream of chicken soup
1 small can of low sodium chicken broth
1 rotisserie chicken - I get mine from Sam's Club
1 can green peas
1 can of corn
1 can of potatoes
1 can of carrots (unless I'm making for my picky dad)
2 cups of cheddar cheese
1/2 cup fat free milk 
salt and pepper

De-bone the chicken
Throw it in a mixing bowl
Drain all the vegetables 
Mix all ingredients with the chicken

Divide the mixture in half
Pour half in one pie shell - cover with the second piece of dough
Pour the other half in the second pie shell - cover with the second piece of dough

Bake on 350 for about 45 minutes

Just that easy!

Your friends and family with thank you.


Oreo Birthday Cake, Cake Balls - quick and easy.

This is a quick and easy
fun recipe for a summer party
or just to eat 

1 package of birthday cake oreos
1 package of 8 oz cream cheese
1 package of melting chocolate

Put the oreos in a zip lock bag and crush - really really crush.
Put them in the mixer with the cream cheese.
(let the cream cheese soften a little first)
mix together.
I used a cookie scooper and put them on wax paper and then 
put them in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes until firm.
Melt the white chocolate 
Dip the cake balls in the white chocolate 
Add sprinkles of course
Put back in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Your guest will thank you - or your family, whichever the case may be.



Saturday, July 26, 2014

Oreo Cupcakes and a great giveaway!

You will definitely thank me for this recipe.
Or maybe not. 

Oreo Cheesecake Cupcakes


22 oreos - 16 left whole 6 chopped
2 8oz packages of cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs, room temperature, lightly beaten
1/2 cup sour cream 
pinch of salt

prep time: 20 minutes
cook/cool time:  25 minutes (4 hours to chill)
servings:  16


1.  Preheat oven to 275
2.  Line 16 muffin tins with liners
3.  Place 1 whole oreo in the bottom of each 
4.  In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese.  Gradually beat in vanilla and sugar.
5.  Pour in the beaten eggs, a little at a time, scraping down the side of the bowl after each addition.
6.  Beat in the sour cream and salt.
7.  Stir in chopped cookies by hand.
8.  Pour the batter into the prepared tins, filling each almost to the top.
9.  Bake, rotating pan halfway through, until filling is set, 22 - 25 minutes.
10.  Cool in the pans for about 15 minutes, on a wire rack.
11.  Transfer cakes onto a plate and cool in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

They are simply yummy!

Now for the giveaway.

If you are not following my friend Rachel on Instagram, you should. 

 Her Instagram name is "rachelradams".  

Her Etsy shop is Anchors of Grace

If you follow her you could win the adorable stationery set pictured below.  If you use the code GRATEFUL10 you will receive 10% off all orders from her shop.

Here is a pic of the oreo cheesecake cupcakes with the adorable cupcake picks that were served at Savannah's graduation party.

Here are a few more pics of items from the grad party purchased from Rachel.

I didn't get a picture of the adorable water bottle labels.  We had a Lily theme and she matched it perfectly.  I have been purchasing paper products from Rachel for about a year and I cannot say enough good about her - check out her Esty shop - you won't be sorry!  And try those cupcakes too - that you may be sorry for!


Friday, May 16, 2014

Summer Salad

If your looking for a good summer side dish, I have one for you.  

Mexican Corn Salad

  • 6 ears of corn
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large or 2 small fresh jalapeno peppers (optional)
  • ½ cup canned black beans, washed and drained
  • 4-6 scallions (1/2 cup), sliced both tops and bottoms
  • ½ cup chopped sweet red bell pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice from one lime
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup mayonnaise (I used fat free)
  • 8 ounces Farmer’s cheese Queso Blanco
  • salt and pepper
1.  Boil the corn and then cut from cob
2.  In frying pan heat the veggie oil and then add the jalapenos, sweet red bell pepper and scallions until soft.
 3.  Add the corn, black beans and all other ingredients except the mayo.
4.  Turn heat down and let simmer for about 30 minutes.
5.  Remove from heat and let sit about 10 minutes.
6.  Add the mayo and stir very gently.
7.  Refrigerate for at least an hour and then serve.


Friday, May 9, 2014

My Mom!

This mothers day weekend I would like to brag on my mom
She has always been there for me 100%
Family meals were always important
My sister and I always came first 
She is an awesome grandma
She's a beautiful momma inside and out


1.  God is great!
2.  Be nice
3.  Wear clean underwear always
4.  Never speak to strangers
(and now I have 100 blogger/instagram friends) :)
5.  Keep a clean house
6. Family is important
7.   Work Hard/Play Hard
8.  "There will be days like this"
9.  What Goes Around Comes Around
10. If you Can't Say Something Nice, 
Don't Say Anything At All
11. Family Dinners are important
12. There are more fish in the sea
13. This too shall pass
14. One day you will thank me for this
15.  Because I said so!
16. Ask your dad
17. The words to "Good Morning Mary Sunshine"
18. Please and thank you
19. The sky's the limit
20. Trust your intuition
21. Always put your keys in the same spot
22. Count your blessings 
23. I hope you have a child just like you someday
oh gosh.....paybacks :) 
24. Be careful your face will freeze like that