Thursday, April 28, 2016

Tuna Salad with dill

Hi everyone!

I've been on a tuna fish craze lately, trying to zip up this ordinary everyday sandwich. I've been trying it so many different ways, but this is one of my favorites.

At some point I copied down this recipe thinking I'd like the addition of dill, and wow... I was right! It adds such a fresh and fun flavor, really perks it up!

The carrots add some fun color and texture,too. I decided to toast the bread, adding even more crunch. What a great lunch!

Tuna Salad with dill

3 (6 oz.) cans tuna, drained ( I use albacore)
3/4 c. lite mayo
1/4 c. chopped celery
1/4 c. grated carrot
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. dill weed
10 slices of bread
lettuce leaves

Mix the ingredinets together and spread on toast, add lettuce leaves, cut and serve.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Crack Dip...pinned it and tried it

Pinned it, tried it, and liked it!

Isn't it funny how all of a sudden on Pinterest recipes are described as Crack? I guess it's because it's so good it's addicting. There are crack candy, crack bars, Christmas crack, crack peanuts, crack Chex....and I found this Crack Dip that I thought I would try. It was really good, easy to make and had lots of bacon flavor. I read several reviews and it is best made a day or at least several hours ahead of time so the flavors can blend. Give it a try!

Crack Dip
(from who needs a cape)

 16 oz. sour cream
1 packet dry Ranch dressing
3 oz. bag of real bacon bits
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese

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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Root Beer Pie


We had a bottle of specialty root beer someone gave us just sitting in our I finally used some of it to make this delicious pie. (We drank the rest!)

It was creamy, light and SO tasty!

Perfect for a treat after doing some yard chores on such a warm spring day!

Root Beer Pie
(T of H)

1 (8 oz.) whipped topping
3/4 c. cold diet root beer
1/2 c. low fat milk
1 package instant sugar free fat free vanilla pudding
9" reduced fat graham cracker crust

 Combine the root beer, milk, and pudding and mix for 2 minutes. Fold in most of the whipped topping, reserving some for a garnish. Pour into crust,refrigerate overnight. Slice and top with a spoonful of reserved whipped topping.(can put a cherry on top.)

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Mini Corn Dog Muffins

Wow, these were delish!

My daughter gave me this recipe, and I tried it for an appetizer one night.
Everyone LOVED them!

 They DID taste just like a corn dog...a mini one. I had a bit of trouble getting some of them out of the mini muffin tins, so next time I will make sure I really grease them well, and not fill them as full.

 It made 24, and they were gone before I knew it!

Mini Corn Dog Muffins

1 package (81/2 oz.) corn muffin mix
4 hot dogs, each cut in 6 pieces
1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese

Prepare batter as directed. Stir in cheese. Spoon into 24 well greased mini muffin tins. Place a hot dog slice in the middle of each. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Enchilada Soup

All of a sudden our warm weather disappeared and cold moved in!

We have had only a few snow flurries here and there, though, so we have been lucky. I decided some soup would warm us up, and dug out this comforting spicy recipe.

The house smelled wonderful all day as it was cookin'! 

It tasted wonderful too.... AND it warmed us up!

Enchilada Soup

4 boneless chicken breasts
2 (14.5 oz.) cans crushed tomatoes
1 (10 oz.) can enchilada sauce
1 can black beans, rinsed
1 small onion, chopped
2 c. chicken broth
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 c. frozen corn

Combine all in a crock pot and cook on low 6 to 8 hours. Remove and shred chicken with 2 forks, return to crock pot and serve. Garnish with tortilla chips, sour cream, cilantro, Monterrey jack cheese, any toppings of your choice! 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Lemon Blueberry Fluff

I had some leftover Blueberries from Easter, so I threw a quick fluff together....Brent will eat anything with whipped cream  in it! 

I LOVE anything lemon, especially lemon yogurt, that and vanilla are my favorites, so I always have both on hand. This makes such a quick and easy dessert....can't go wrong with this!

Lemon Blueberry Fluff

8 oz. Cool Whip
1 c. blueberries
6 oz. lemon yogurt

Mix the cool whip and yogurt, fold in blueberries and chill until serving.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Chocolate Chip Mint Pie

Hi everyone!

I made this simple and tasty ice cream pie for Easter and thought I would share the recipe. Once the ice cream has softened it takes only a couple minutes to make and throw in the freezer...a real bonus when you have a big meal with lots of sides to prepare. You can make it days in advance too. It's best to serve about 20 to 25 minutes after taking it from the freezer, so it softens a bit. 

My son loves chocolate chip mint ice cream, and well...Brent loves ALL desserts, so I knew they would love this after our Easter meal. It hit the spot!

Sometimes I make it with cookie dough or cookies and cream ice cream, but chocolate chip mint is our favorite!

Chocolate Chip Mint Pie

1/2 gallon chocolate chip mint ice cream, softened
1 chocolate crumb crust
mini oreo's, chopped
chocolate mints, chopped

Spread the ice cream into the crust. Top with chopped oreo's and mints. Freeze until firm. To serve, remove from freezer for 20 minutes before cutting.