Friday, December 12, 2008
I have very short eyelashes so a couple of years ago I started using L'Oreal Voluminous Original mascara. It's very light on the lashes and it looks really natural. I've been very pleased with it. My suggestion is to use an eyelash curler before applying the mascara.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
This is the easiest fudge recipe you'll ever make.
1 (12 oz.) pkg. (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 can Pillsbury Chocolate Fudge Creamy Supreme frosting
1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
3/4 cup chopped nuts (I like walnuts)
Line 8-inch squared pan with foil; extending foil over edges; lightly butter foil. Melt chips in large saucepan over very low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in frosting. Add marshmallows and nuts; mix until well coated. Spread in buttered foil-lined pan. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Remove fudge from pan by lifting foil; remove foil from fudge. Cut into squares. 36 candies.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
2 (8 or 10 oz. each) package of crescent rolls
2 (8 oz. each) package of cream cheese
1 c sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. lemon juice
Glaze: 2 Tbs. warm milk, 1 c powdered sugar
Pull apart 1 pkg. of rolls and put on bottom of 9x13 greased pan. Mix all ingredients and pour over rolls. Then take second container of rolls and pull apart and lay on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Put glaze on hot out of the oven. Good served warm or cold . I like cold. This would be good for Christmas morning.
Monday, November 24, 2008
This is a great casserole to sever for you Christmas morning.
6 slices bread, cubed (I use white bread)
1 pound sausage (Bob Evans) browned and drained
8 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 c shredded cheddar cheese
2 c milk
1 tsp. salt
pepper to taste
Cube bread and place evenly in a greased 13x9 pan or baking dish. Sprinkle evenly w/ sausage and cheese. Mix egg, milk, salt and pepper. Pour over ingredients in pan. Bake 45 minutes at 325 degrees until set. Cut into squares. Serves 8-10.
This is one of my favorite salads to have over the holidays. It's very simple to make.
1 1/2 heads of broccoli
1/2 pound bacon - fried and crumbled
1/2 c salted sunflower seeds
1/2 c chopped onion
Dressing - 1 c miracle whip, 1/3 c sugar, 2 Tbs. vinegar (I use red wine vinegar)
Mix all together and refrigerate for a few hours. Enjoy!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
This a great way to celebrate Christmas. Find out how many people would like to participate in the exchange and then have everyone bring 1 dozen cookies in per person including yourself. If there are more than 6 people, then lower the exchange to 1/2 dozen. Bring an extra container to place the cookies in. It's best if you don't bring store bought cookies or candy.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Freeze ahead breads for Christmas gifts!
Yeast breads, coffee cakes, muffins and quick breads. Cool completely; do not frost or decorate. Place coffee cakes on foil-wrapped cardboard before freezing. Store in freezer up to 3 months. Unwrap slightly and thaw at room temperature for 2-3 hours. Serve at room temperature or reheat, wrapped in foil, at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
Frosted or unfrosted, (Butter cream frosting freezes best; egg white frosting and custard fillings do not freeze well.) Special tip: Cool cakes completely; place frosted cakes in the freezer to harden the frosting before covering. Place layer cakes in a cake container to prevent crushing. Store in freezer unfrosted up to 6 months, frosted up to 3 months. Thaw covered at room temperature for 2-3 hours. Thaw loosely covered overnight in the refrigerator.
Bake ahead those Christmas cookies now! Package cookies in containers with tight-fitting lids. If cookies have been frosted before freezing, freeze them on a cookie sheet, then package the frozen cookies between layers of wax paper in a container. Storage time: (Unfrosted) up to 12 months, (frosted) up to 2 months. Thawing hints- Thaw in the container at room temperature. If cookies should be crisp when thawed, remove them from the container before thawing.
Pies - Baked pumpkin or pecan pies and either baked or unbaked fruit pies.
Freezing tips - Cover pies with an inverted plate (foil or paper) and then wrap. Store in freezer (baked) up to 4 months. Unbaked: up to 3. Thawing hints - Baked: unwrap and heat at 325 degrees for 45 minutes or until warm or room temperature. Unbaked: Unwrap, cut slits in the top pastry and bake at 425 degrees for 30-45 minutes or until the center is bubbly.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Spread thin ham slices with Philadelphia Brand cream cheese. Roll up and secure with toothpicks and then chill for an hour. Cut into 1 1/4 pieces. You can sprinkle with Mrs. Dash seasoning on the top of the rolls to add a little extra flavor.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
This is so easy and fast to make. Enjoy!
1 lb. ground hamburger
1 small onion, chopped
1 (16.oz) tomato sauce
2 cans (16.oz each) tomatoes
2 cans (16.oz each) chili beans, undrained
1 pkg. taco seasoning
Brown onion and hamburger in a stockpot that has been sprayed w/ non-stick coating. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes. Add shredded cheese to each serving and serve w/ tortilla chips.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
8 large sliced apples
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
7 Tbsp. margarine (not melted)
Place apples and water in buttered casserole dish, sprinkle cinnamon on apples. Mix sugar, flour and margarine until crumbly and sprinkle over the apples. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until apples are soft. Serve warm w/ vanilla ice cream.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
1-3 jalapeno peppers, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, coarsely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced (I use minced garlic from a jar)
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp Mrs. Dash Garlic Herb Mix
1 Tbsp cilantro
2 Tbsp lemon juice or lime
1/2 cup onion finely chopped
Place a couple of tomatoes, jalapeno, bell pepper, garlic, salt, Mrs. Dash, cilantro and lemon juice in a blender. Pulse until just blended. Hand chop remaining tomatoes and mix with blended ingredients. Add onion.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Raw ground beef: Refrigerator - 1-2 days, Freezer 3-4 months
Raw pork chops: Refrigerator - 3-5 days, Freezers 4-6 months
Cooked leftover meat: Refrigerator - 3-4 days, Freezer 2-3 months
Fresh, whole raw poultry: Refrigerator 1-2 days, Freezer 1 year
Cooked poultry dishes: Refrigerator 3-4 days, Freezer 4-6 months
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 large bananas, mashed
3/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup chocolate morsals
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat muffin pans with non-stick spray, or use paper liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside. Combine bananas, sugar, egg, and melted butter in a large bowl. Fold in flour mixture, and mix until smooth. Scoop into muffin pans. Bake 25 - 30 minutes for large muffins and 10-15 for mini muffins.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Stores that are easy to make the list on are Target, Toysrus and Walmart.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp. baking soda
3 cups grated zucchini
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour 9x13 baking pan. In medium bowl, stir together flour, sugar, cocoa, soda, powder, salt and cinnamon. Add eggs and oil mix well. Fold in nuts and zucchini. Pour in pan and bake 50-60 min.