Sunday, August 18, 2013

Chicken Salad!

Made Chicken Salad yesterday for my lunch this week.... 

 It turned out better than normal, I think its because I put in a little more pineapple and apple juice....

You need to try this, it will keep bringing you back for more.

Chicken Salad

I really do not have a recipe for this but I will give you the ingredients that I put in in.

Pickle cubes
Crushed Pineapple
Couple tablespoons of apple juice and pineapple juice
Miracle Whip or Mayo, whichever you choose

I cook my Chicken in water with celery leaves, onions and garlic salt.  I shred the chicken for my food processor and just start adding the ing...  I sprinkle sliced almonds on top.  This goes very fast, so get it while you have it!!!!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week.

Remember to count your blessings!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Coconut Cake!

Sunday was my daughter-in-laws 30th Birthday. 

 Hubby and I decided to have just a little family celebration.

Her favorite cake is Coconut Cake and I sprinkled Chocolate Sprinkles over the top for my grandsons!  

They thought it was the prettiest cake they have ever seen.

The whole family enjoyed this and it was so good.  One of my secrets to using coconut is to use frozen Coconut.  It seems so fresh.  Unless, I decide to grate it myself.  Then it is really good...

Now for the dinner we had.....

Italian Stuffed Shells

24 Jumbo macaroni shells, cooked
3 cubes beef bouillon cubes
2 cups boiling water
1 lb. ground beef
2/3 cup chopped onion
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 - 6 oz. tomato paste
1 1/2 tsp. oregano
1 15oz ricotta cheese
2 cups mozzarella cheese
1 egg
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Dissolve bouillon in 2 cups water; set aside.  In a large skillet, brown beef, onion and garlic.  Stir in tomato paste, oregano and bouillon liquid.  Simmer for 30 minutes.  Combine cheese in a bowl with egg; mix well.  Cook shell according to package directions and drain.  Stuff shells with cheese mixture; place in a 13X9 inch greased baking dish.  Pour sauce over shells and cover.  Bake in preheated 350 for 30 minutes.  Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and bake for 3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Whoa Horsey Salad

8 oz. can crushed pineapple, undrained
8 oz. can pineapple tidbits, undrained
11 oz. can mandarin oranges, undrained
10 - 12 maraschino cherries
Small box instant vanilla pudding
8 oz. Cool Whip
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Drain juice from pineapple tidbits and mandarin oranges into mixing bowl.  
Whisk in pudding mix until smooth.
Cut mandarin oranges in half and chop maraschino cherries.
Add all fruit and nuts to pudding mixture and stir gently to combine.
Fold in Cool whip.
Refrigerate several hours before serving.

This is so good and light.

I received this recipe from Christy Jordan @ Southern Plate.

This is Jenny Riggs, Birthday girl .

The two angels on their laps are my beautiful grandson's
Parrish and Preston.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

New Christmas Aprons!!!!

I posted 4 new Christmas Aprons on my ETSY store this evening.
  I have about 3 more to make and I will then have a 10% off sale for all my aprons during the month of September...  

I thought I would go ahead and show you a couple pictures being I love them so much.....

 I wish my pictures did the aprons justice.... 

They are so much prettier in person

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Pistachio Wedding Cookies

I love Wedding Cookies. 

Hubby loves Pistachios.
I do not think I could go wrong with these 
"Pistachio Wedding Cookies" 
and I did not, they are easy to make and taste so good.  

These would be great for Christmas also. 

 And aren't they really pretty cookies.

Pistachio Wedding Cookies

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 cup confectioners sugar, divided
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 - (3.4 oz) package pistachio instant pudding mix
1/2 teaspoon salt

In a large mixing bowl cream butter, Beat in 1/2 cup sugar until fluffy.  Add in vanilla extract.

In a medium bowl combine flour, pudding mix and salt.  Gradually mix flour mixture into wet butter mixture.

Divide dough in half and for into a ball.  Wrap in plastic wrap and place in frig for at least 1 hour.

Remove dough from plastic wrap and make teaspoon size balls,  Place on baking sheets and press down slightly.

Preheat oven to 350 and bank 9 - 10 minutes.  Do not overbake....
Leave on pan for 5 minutes.

While cookies are still warm (not hot) toss them gently in remaining sugar. (I did add more sugar)

I have been so busy lately and have not sewn a new apron in months.  That is getting ready to change.  I posted 4 Christmas Aprons on my Store today. 

Here is one of my favorites, don't I say that about all of my aprons?

Go on over and take a look at the new aprons..