Monday, November 26, 2012

Decorating the Web Home

Finally have all my Christmas goodies hung up here. Thanks to Indigo Designs for the beautiful kit that I picked up at the Black Friday sales at Pickleberry Pop. Love the way this turned out!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Mexican Pizza

This is my version of Mexican pizza, but don't get it confused with taco pizza, that's with dough lol. Yes, I actually have a difference =) This sorta thing is what happens when you're trying to get everything in the fridge used up so you can grocery shop. It's another fast and easy meal even the hubby could make by himself!


Yield: 4 Tortillas


1 pound precooked seasoned meat
cheese (I recommend shredded pepperjack or Colby jack)
1 small can refried beans
salsa or verde
sour cream


Prepare your torillas by pan frying one side of each of the tortillas to they will not be soggy once the toppings are added. Place the non fried side of the tortilla down on a foil lined cookie sheet. Layer the refried beans first, then meat, cheese, and any of the ingredients that you would like to melt together.

Bake at 350℉ for 20 minutes.

With a pizza cutter, slice into manageable portions. Carefully remove the pizzas with a spatula and place onto your serving plate. Add all of your cold toppings such as tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, and guacamole.


This delicious recipe brought to you by A Day in My Life, My 365

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Banana Bread

As I'm typing this my house smells better than any candle you could imagine! I'm baking banana bread =) When I came home with a small mountain of bananas, Scott asked if I was going on some strange banana diet. When I said I was making banana bread he insisted that I find a recipe that tasted just like Bob Evans. Um yeah. I'm going to go right in and sweet talk their baker into just handing over the recipe. So I googled and googled, and even binged. I came across the following recipe and all I have to say is I hope it tastes as good as it smells and the batter tasted!! Because nobody was home I got to lick the bowl and spoon all by myself. The original recipe can be found here. There is a ton of recipes posted on the site.

Bob Evans Banana Nut Bread
(Copycat Recipe)

Makes 1 Loaf

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
11/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 or 4 very ripe bananas, mashed (use 4 if bananas are small)
1/2 cup walnuts, optional

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. With an electric mixer, mix shortening and sugar. Add eggs one at a time. In another bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, salt and bananas. Add to egg mixture. Add nuts and mix. Spoon batter into a greased 9-by-5-by-3-inch loaf pan. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until tested done.

At first I was a little worried about not having any spices in here. I was thinking some cinnamon and nutmeg would make it more "seasonal", but they aren't needed. Wow, this bread is just fine the way it is! Will definately be trying more recipes from this site =)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Taco Cups

An easy, less messy way to enjoy tacos!  The best part is each of them can be customized for the picky eater in your life!


Yield: 9 Cups


won ton wrappers
1 pound precooked seasoned meat
cheese (I recommend shredded pepper jack or colby jack)
sour cream
beans (either refried or black)


I criss-crossed two wrappers in each spot in a cupcake pan. Bake at 350 for 5 minutes so the cup won't become soggy when you add the meat. Add precooked meat, cheese, salsa, and any other items that you would like to have melt together. Place back in oven and bake for another 10 minutes or until the edges of the wrapper becomes crispy.

Carefully remove each cup out of the pan and place on serving plate. Add all of your cold toppings such as tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, and guacamole.


This delicious recipe brought to you by A Day in My Life, My 365

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Favorite Thing?

Fat Mum Slim's prompt for the day "A Favorite Thing".

Does my beloved spoiled puppy Layla count as a thing? I hope so!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Peanut Butter Cake - The Best Ever!!!!

And when I say the best ever, I really, truly mean it. You have to trust me, I ate over half the cake myself lol. I couldn't help it, I just kept hearing it call to me in the kitchen. Where did I stumble upon such an example of yumminess you may ask? At The Girl That Ate Everything. I didn't change the recipe at all, but I did use a different pan. I switched out to a 9x13 and upped the baking time to 25 minutes. Hubby did suggest an addition of chocolate. Maybe syrup drizzled over a piece in some fashionable style? You can find the recipe here, and let her know I sent ya!

A picture fresh out of the oven. And yes, I bake at night so the pic is dark.

The only problem that I had was the icing. When I mixed it, the powdered sugar lumped like crazy. I poured it in slow while still mixing, so I don't know if it was older than I thought or mix was too hot. Didn't change the taste of the icing at all though =)

Friday, November 2, 2012

Updating Blog Home

I'm finally updating some odds and ends on the ol blog home. I put back my Google stalk thing over <-- there, so please stalk me. I'm also updating the pages that I stalk follow too. Lots of new sites are being added as I catch up on my email I'm adding the ones that I subscribe to. I have my Thanksgiving decorations up here as you can tell. For once I did those early lol. I am trying really hard to ignore all the DSD ads that are starting to roll in. I've only spent $12 so far so I'm really impressed with myself. It would be really great thought if some of these sales would continue through the 9th though because that's payday =) Hint, hint to all of you store owners out there!!! If I don't talk to you before the end of the weekend, happy DSD weekend!!! Now get scrappin!