Sunday, November 3, 2013

Spicy Tortilla Soup

I don't remember where I found this recipe but it sounded good and since we are experiencing cooler weather, I am going to give it a try this week for supper!

corn tortillas
2- 32 oz chicken broth
2 cups chicken
1 onion
2 large tomatoes
2 jalapenos
juice of 1 lime
2 ears grilled corn
1 avocado

In a large sauce pan, simmer chicken broth and meat (10 minutes).  Stir in veggies and heat for five more minutes.

Serve with baked tortilla strips, sour cream or whatever else sounds good to you!!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Hot Cheesy Corn Dip

Found this yummy recipe this morning at Damn Delicious (still don't like the name but the dip looks amazing!).  Another recipe you can use for football parties or tailgating!!
I make a cold corn dip but this one will definitely be on my gotta try list!
Hot Cheesy Corn Dip
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 6
Serving Size 6
Super easy corn dip loaded with hot, cheesy goodness that comes together in just 5 minutes!
  • 1 (15-ounce) can corn, drained
  • 1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • Tortilla chips, for serving
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil two 10-ounce ramekins or coat with nonstick spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine corn, chiles, Monterey Jack, Parmesan and mayonnaise.
  • Divide the filling evenly into the ramekins.
  • Place into oven and bake until bubbly around the edges, about 25-30 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes before serving.

Bacon Cheeseburger Bites

I love reading recipe blogs.  Plain Chicken is one I read every day.  She had this yummy sounding recipe on there Friday and I thought that since it is football season you might want to make these for the game.  I haven't tried them yet but I hope to soon!!  Go check out Plain Chicken for lots of other great sounding recipes and a picture or two of her cats!!

Bacon Cheeseburger Bites
  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 3 oz  bacon bits
  • 1 cup cheese
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tsp worschestire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1 1/4 cup Bisquick

  • Preheat oven to 400F.

     Mix all ingredients until well combined. (I use my KitchenAid mixer with the dough hook attachment) 

    Roll into 1-inch balls. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until brown. 

    Bacon Cheeseburger Bites may be frozen uncooked. If baking frozen, add a few minutes to the baking time.

    Saturday, September 14, 2013

    Big Red Cake

    I have not ever had this cake but I know that it is a hit at my old office.  My friend didn't start taking it for pot lucks until after I left!!  Thanks Chas!!!

    Yellow cake mix
    Sm box cherry jello
    12oz can Big Red soda
    Sm box vanilla instant pudding mix
    1-cup milk
    Sm cool whip

    bake cake according to cake mix directions, let cake cook completely then poke holes into cake with a straw. Mix cherry jello and big red soda together. Pour all over cake.
    mix pudding and 1 cup milk, mix til pudding mixture thickens a lil bit then fold in cool whip. Frost cake and refrigerate over night.

    Thursday, August 29, 2013

    Peach Dumplings

    Peach Dumplings :  got this off of facebook

    2 whole large peaches
    2 8 oz cans crescent rolls...
    2 sticks butter
    1-1/2 cup sugar
    1 tsp vanilla
    cinnamon, to taste
    1 1/2 cups orange juice

    Peel and pit peaches. Cut both peaches into 8 slices. Roll each peach slice in a crescent roll. Place in a 9 x 13 buttered pan.
    Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir. Add vanilla, stir, and pour entire mixture over peaches. Pour orange juice around the edges of the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Serve with ice cream, and spoon some of the sweet sauces from the pan over the top.
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    Cheese Dip

    The Cheese Dip That Will Make You Famous!

    1 8 oz. package cream cheese
    2 cups grated cheddar cheese OR grated jalapeño jack
    1 cup mayonnaise
    1 small purple onion, diced (you can use chopped green onions as well or omit onions if you don’t like them)
    ◦Serve with Wheat Thins or Frito’s Scoops for dipping or even Veggies

    1. Place all ingredients in a shallow baking dish (a 9″ square pan or round quiche pan will be perfect!)
    2. Microwave on high for about 2 minutes or until the ingredients are melted enough to stir together.
    3. Stir until combined.
    4. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
    5. Serve with Wheat Thins or Frito’s Scoops for dipping

    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

    Mexican Sour Cream Rice

    Mexican Sour Cream Rice
    Slightly modified from ...and a cookie for dessert. . . .I found at

    1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
    1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth
    1 cup sour cream
    1 (4 ounce) can diced green chile peppers
    2 cups shredded pepper Jack cheese, divided
    1 1/2 cups frozen corn
    1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
    salt and ground black pepper to taste 

    In a large pot, bring the rice and chicken broth to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 1-1/2 quart casserole dish.

    In the pot with the cooked rice, mix the sour cream, green chile peppers, 1 cup pepper Jack cheese, corn, and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to the prepared casserole dish, and top with remaining cheese. Bake uncovered 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until cheese is bubbly and lightly browned.