Friday, June 22, 2018

BBQ Grilled Hot dogs



I was surfing the net and ended up at Plain Kitchen eyeing this hot dog recipe. I adapted it a bit, adding some brown sugar. 

They were really tasty!


 I need to try it again though, as I couldn't get the slits to look like hers did. They look picture perfect...you can check it out here.

I don't think Brent will mind me making these again though!


Grilled Hot dogs
( adapted from Plain Chicken)

8 hot dogs and buns
1/4 c. ketchup
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. brown sugar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. olive oil

Mix altogether and pour into a Ziploc bag, add hot dogs and marinate 15 minutes. Grill and serve!

4th of July 'Smore Party


Another fun idea from Pinterest!

This is a great way to serve up 'smores for the 4th. Everything is in a cup just ready to grab and head to the fire. Looks so festive too!


4th of July 'Smore Party

Ice cream parfait glasses, or any cone shaped container
red white and blue napkins
graham crackers, cut in half
Hershey bars, cut in half
large marshmallows, 2 per container

Monday, June 18, 2018

Fireworks Oreo Bark


Pinned it and tried it!

First of all let me say the new Fireworks Oreos are awesome! It reminds me of when I was a kid and loved to eat Pop Rocks. They are SO fun inside of an Oreo. Who comes up with this stuff? Great idea!

This bark is fun to eat too, and to make.  Lots of interesting tastes and textures.

Perfect for celebrating the 4th!



Patriotic Oreo Bark

1 package Vanilla almond bark ( I use Ghirardelli white melting wafers)
3/4 c. Patriotic M & M's 
8 patriotic Oreos, broken in pieces
red, white and blue candy sprinkles

Melt the wafers and pour onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Spread to desired layer of thickness. Add the rest of the ingredients, pushing gently into the bark. Let set and break into pieces.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Chicken Verde Casserole



Today I'm sharing a quick and tasty recipe for Chicken Verde Casserole that my family loves. Only 5 ingredients and 30 minutes! 

I serve it with chips and salsa on the side, and lots of toppings to choose from. It's fun for company,too. Be careful choosing the Salsa Verde as some can be VERY spicy. Unless you like it that way like we do!





Chicken Verde Casserole

1 1/2 c. to 2 cups cooked chicken,cubed
16 oz. bottle of Salsa Verde 
3/4 c. sour cream
3 large 10" flour tortillas
2 to 3 c. of shredded cheddar (I used Monterrey Jack)
cilantro and extra sour cream for toppings

Spray a 9" casserole dish or pie plate. Mix the chicken, Salsa Verde and sour cream. Set a tortilla inside, and layer with the mixture and cheese. Top all with cheese and bake about 20 to 30 minutes until heated through and cheese is melted. Let sit for 10 minutes before cutting, and top with sour cream and cilantro.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Peach Dump Cake...Pinned it and tried it



What an awesome dessert, and SO quick to make!


Just a cake mix, a can of peaches and a few other ingredients.


I added a bunch of chopped pecans,too.


I pinned it, tried it and LOVED it! I saw several different variations of this recipe on Pinterest, so I combined a few. I will definitely make this again!







Peach Dump Cake

29 oz. can of sliced peaches, in heavy syrup
1 white cake mix
1 stick of butter
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
nuts, coconut, etc. if desired

Pour the peaches into a 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle dry cake mix and cinnamon on top. Drizzle butter over all and sprinkle nuts on top. Bake at 350 for about 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Heath Peanut Clusters


I've been busy cleaning my pantry and trying to use up bits and pieces of things. I keep everything, even a few tablespoons of rice in a bag! It got to a point I couldn't see what I had.

 I also buy new and forget about what's in the back. So I cleaned and sorted and checked dates. I need to make sure I rotate better and not be in such a hurry. What a mess!

It's been fun though, coming up with recipes to use up things before expiration dates. I think it is anyway..not so sure about Brent. But he usually eats whatever I make!  I had half a jar of dry roasted peanuts and half a bag of Heath bits, so I made half a batch of Heath Peanut Clusters. I KNEW he would like these!



I melted some chocolate and just dumped the nuts and bits in. Then I dropped spoonfuls onto a parchment lined cookie sheet until they were set.


He loved them, but said next time.... add even more Heath bits!


Heath Peanut Clusters

1 1/2 lb. Chocolate candy coating ( I use Ghirardelli melts)
16 oz. jar dry roasted peanuts
8 oz. package of Heath Toffee Bits

Melt chocolate in microwave and stir in peanuts and toffee bits. Drop onto parchment paper until set. 








Monday, May 28, 2018

Patriotic Snack Mix



Happy Memorial Day!
Our pontoon and dock are in, the lawn furniture is out, flowers are blooming...... it's been sunny and warm.... and we are ready for summer!

I decided to make a quick snack to take out on the boat....complete with patriotic colors to celebrate the day. I went into my cupboard and grabbed some snacks I thought would taste great together....both sweet and salty. I took a large Ziploc bag and put in a cup each of red Australian Style licorice,butter pretzels, patriotic M&M's, mini marshmallows, and peanuts.

I also grabbed some cups I found at the dollar store to make snacking easier on the boat. Besides being convenient, they are also festive and fun!



Patriotic Snack Mix

red licorice
pretzels
patriotic M & M's
mini marshmallows
peanuts

Mix according to amount needed. I usually do about a cup of each, then store in a Ziploc bag.