This delicious hot crab dip recipe came from my mother's 1978 Junior League of Jackson, MS Cookbook (and no, no one in my family ever has had or ever will have enough wealth, clout, and class to be in the Junior League. We're still good enough to buy their cookbooks though. ;))
Hot Crab Dip
8oz Velveeta Cheese
1 stick butter
1 6oz … [Read More...]
This is another of my Aunt Katy's fantastic original recipes. She's been making stewed tomatoes longer than I've been alive and we had the privilege of enjoying this treat over Labor Day. Now you can too! The great thing about this tomato dish (besides the wonderful taste) is the convenience. Stewed tomatoes can cook for as little as 15 minutes or … [Read More...]
Welcome to Crazytown. We have fried Oreos. After being stuck at home for a couple of days with a sick, cranky toddler I needed to do a little self-medicating and this did the trick! No need to waste a lot of oil deep-frying as these turned out beautifully in just an inch or so of oil in the skillet
Oil for frying
1 pack … [Read More...]
My earliest encounter with an oatmeal bath came in 3rd grade when I contracted chicken pox. Mom made a this DIY Oatmeal Bath Recipe to help me get some relief!
Sweet T has diaper rash for the first time in her life and I'm turning to the same oatmeal bath recipe to help her through. Why pay for oatmeal bath soak in the store when you can easily … [Read More...]
Take a walk down memory lane with me to a time when we wanted cereal for the tacky box and cheap prize inside rather than the high fiber content. ;)
I remember the obnoxious commercial for Nut and Honey more than the cereal itself
I wonder if this will make a comeback with the new movie?
I begged my mom for a box of … [Read More...]
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup half and half, heavy cream or milk
1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or 2oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
a pinch of salt
1 cup Starbucks Coffee Ice Cream
Bring milk, half and half, chocolate, sugar and salt just to a boil in a 2 quart saucepan over medium-high heat.
Reduce heat to medium and … [Read More...]
I made this for Hubs over the weekend and he raved over it. He likes his coffee strong and simple so this was a winner.
2 cups ice cubes
1 1/2 cups strong coffee or two espresso shots, chilled
1/4 cup NESTLÉ COFFEE-MATE Liquid Coffee Creamer
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
Ground cinnamon (optional)
If you'd like to … [Read More...]
When I was growing up in the '80s and early '90s, my mom was busy homeschooling me as well as heading up our church's Sunday school department. Whenever she wanted to put up non-permanent billboard cut outs or display educational charts/maps in our dining room (aka the classroom) she used this blue tacky adhesive stuff. It had the texture of Silly … [Read More...]
3-5 medium bell peppers
1/2 cup Stove Top stuffing
1lb ground beef or turkey
6 oz shredded cheese
1/4-1/2 cup diced onion
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 clove minced garlic
3/4 cup tomato sauce
salt and pepper to taste
Halve and seed bell peppers then lightly salt the insides. Set aside.
Brown beef in a large skillet (Note … [Read More...]
We celebrated Sweet T's first birthday yesterday with a very low key picnic-themed party. This theme was simple to bring together and perfect for a summer birthday.
Guests served themselves buffet style on red plaid plates. Utensils were placed in a jelly jar then an open picnic basket alongside the plates and napkins.
Old fashioned bottled … [Read More...]
Ever since 1997 when my mom brought home some of the first 12x12 acid free papers and their primitive matching embellishments, I've been a scrapper. Those early pages make me cringe, but at the same time they are a memorial to the early days of the hobby. With entire shops dedicated to the craft and the advent of digital scrapbooking, we've come a … [Read More...]
Shortcut lasagna, lazy lasagna, cheater's lasagna; whatever you want to call it. I have toddler and need at the time savers I can get! This dish tasted much better than I thought it would and with only 7 minutes of prep work is perfect for busy nights when you just don't have time to make dinner.
1 cup frozen loose cut leaf … [Read More...]
Every person in America over the age of three, myself included. But... pride goes before a fall. I was working on a recipe to post later in the week and I didn't want ya'll seeing my stained-up Tupperware. Anytime I work on a recipe that's going on this blog I pull out my Wolfgang Puck stainless steel bowls so it appears that I'm a "real" cook. … [Read More...]