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Brownie Covered Oreos

December 18, 2010 3 comments

I know what you are thinking… Brownie + Oreos = YUM! and you would be right!  For me, these were really rich, but I am not a huge chocolate person.  So who am I to judge if they are rich!  Oh and another thing, if you have a brownie mix, a box of Oreos and a muffin tin you are set.  Super easy!

I made these for Mike’s co workers so when mine find out I didn’t bring any to them I might be in trouble!  I think I can make it up to them by bringing them in on Monday as these are so easy to make!  Dip, bake, done.
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Plain ‘ol Salsa

September 7, 2010 Leave a comment

My husband Mike LOVES salsa.  When he started asking me this year about making some from scratch I looked online and found tons of recipes.  After trying a few I came up with a basic recipe.  I can add other things to this depending on his salsa mood.  So here is a base to start with, add and remove what you want!

Plain ‘ol Salsa

4 cans diced tomatoes
1 green pepper
1 red pepper
4 cloves garlic
1 white onion
2 shallots
1 jalapeno pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Juice of 1 lime
salt and pepper for taste

Chop up all/ veggies and put into blender.  I use this handy chopper from Tupperware but a blender works great too!  Blend until your desired thickness.  Put those veggies in a bowl.  Drain canned tomatoes and put in blender, puree until desired thickness, put in bowl with veggies.  Put in spices and lime juice and stir throughly.

This is a very basic salsa, you can add other things to it such as black beans or corn.  Of course when you want some more kick add another jalapeno!

Chicken and Dumplings

August 29, 2010 Leave a comment

So we have been waiting for the weekend to make this dish.  I have been thinking about it all week because not only did it sound good but it has dumplings in it!  I have only made dumplings once and the kids loved them.  Thing I wasn’t looking forward to?  Handling raw chicken.  I have issues with it, I am sure Mike could tell you some stories about how I act around raw poultry.  What is worse is when it has the bone in it.

But I pulled on my big girl pants and made this not only because I wanted it but because my family really wanted it!  One thing I noticed is we have had chicken and peas twice this week now, but I heard no complaints.  In the original recipe they used a dutch oven, but since I don’t have one I decided to use a pan on the stove for some of it and the crock pot for rest.  I love my crock pot!
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