Nov 29, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday

Happy Thursday, Peeps!!! Its' weird thinking about the fact that this is the last Thursday of November and that in a few days it will be December and then the year will almost be over. Weird. Anywho, here are some thoughts for Thursday:

Everyone have a great day. Laters.....

Nov 27, 2012

Mini Ideas

I hope everyone had a good turkey day. I have been in a cooking mode and did a good deal of it this year for the first time. I will be posting some of the items I made later in the week. I can say that I am turked out for a good while. I have been looking to find some new recipes to make. Here are some of the ones that I am dying to make and all of them (except for one) just so happen to be bite sized:

Make-Ahead Cheesy Bacon Mini Meatloaves recipe
Make-Ahead Cheesy Bacon Mini Meatloaves

Mini Salmon Burgers recipe
Mini Salmon Burgers

Mini Ham & Cheese Frittatas recipe
Mini Ham & Cheese Frittatas

Easy Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip recipe
Easy Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Dip
Many of the people that made this said that they like it better with Ranch Dressing than Blue Cheese. I think I'll make it both ways and see which I like better.

Mexican Fiesta Bites recipe
Mexican Fiesta Bites

With it being the holidays, I think that I have been drawn to appetizers and dips more than usual.The great thing though is that if you want to make any of these healthier they give options on what to substitute to do that. Anywho, off to run errands. Laters......

Nov 8, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday

This Thursday I am going to do something different and talk about website the I like. I like food quite a bit if anyone has noticed. I cook a lot and in all honesty I would rather cook then eat out most of the time. One of  my favorite food sites is ( They have a number of not just recipes but entertaining ideas as well. Here are some of my favorite ones:
Pizza Calzones recipe
Pizza Calzones
I personally use biscuits or puff pastry to make theses. Also, I like to food process the toppings together so that it will onto the dough easier.

Cool Veggie Pizza Appetizer recipe
Cold Veggie Pizza
Usually when I make this I put cheese, broccoli, carrots and some other veggies on top. In the mixture that goes on the crust I put ranch powder in it too for some additional flavor.

BLT Deviled Eggs recipe
BLT Deviled Eggs
Being from the South, you know I love a Deviled Egg. This puts a twist on the regular one with one of my favorite foods EVER:Bacon. I have a very large love of bacon and most things that include Bacon.

Spinach Lasagna recipe
Spinach Lasagna
When I make this I usually still add sausage or beef to the mix. I have grown to like spinach over the years and figured out one why to get other people to eat it is to put it in items and cover it or mix it in with food they like (kind like what people do to there kids).

And this is one cake that I want to make at some point.
Tuxedo Cake recipe
Tuxedo Cake
It looks pretty easy to make. I make try making this for Thanksgiving or Christmas, to get away from making the same ol' Pumpkin or Sweet Potato pie.

I might make something this weekend (if its' the cake I'll make sure to post it). Well, off to Earth Fare to get my 5 items for $5. If you ever get the chance, sign up for their emails and text messages (if you opt in to them) because every week you will be able to get free food items and they usually have a 5 for $5 where you get certain items for $1 each for a certain number of days. Until then, Laters......

Nov 6, 2012

What I am reading:November

HAPPY ELECTION DAY!!!! I hope everyone who is registered to vote gets out and does just that. My motto is this:If you do not vote, then you can not complain about anything (that was also my motto in college being on EC in my sorority when people did not want to be apart/take leadership positions). Anywho, I finished reading most of (actually all of them but one) the books I had a while back. So, this month I am posting about the books that I am about to start reading right after I finish watching the 5 Year Engagement:

God Never Blinks:50 Lessons for Life's Little Detours By Regina Brett

The Best Advice I Ever Got:Lessons from Extraordinary Lives By Katie Couric

My Fair Wedding: Finding Your Vision...Through His Revision By David Tutera

Somebody is going to die if Lilly Beth doesn't catch that bouquet:The Official Southern Ladies' Guide to Hosting the Perfect Wedding By Gayden Metcalfe and Charlotte Hays

The Class of 1861:Custer, Ames, and Their Classmates After West Point by Ralph Kirshner
The Class of 1861: Custer, Ames, and Their Classmates after West Point (Paperback)
The reason for the two wedding books is because I am planning my cousin's wedding in May and she hasn't done anything at all (she doesn't even have her dress picked yet).

That's it for now. Happy Tuesdays and Laters......