Friday, November 30, 2012

The easiest pot roast ever!!

It's finally pot roast weather... for now!!! I have a super easy, hassle free recipe for you!!
You can use beef chuck but personally I use london broil just because I like it that way!
Put the meat in the crock pot, sprinkle it with dry Lipton Onion Soup mix, turn it on low and cook it until it falls apart. No, I did not forget about adding water or both or any other liquid for that matter. You don't need to add any liquid at all!!! Just the meat and dry Lipton Onion Soup. I usually put a frozen piece of meat in the crock pot in the morning and leave it in until I get back from work. It's a finger licking goodness for sure!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Pull-Apart Garlic Rolls

This is a very tasty recipe for family gatherings.


18 frozen dinner roll dough, thawed
1 stick of melted butter
2 cloves of minced garlic (I actually put 3 because I love it super garlicy)
2 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp of chopped fresh parsley (optional)
2 Tbsp of chopped chives (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a bunt pan.

Cut thawed dinner rolls in half and place them in a large bowl.

Combine butter, garlic, parmesan cheese, parsley and chives in a small bowl. Pour over the rolls and toss to coat.

Arrange rolls in greased pan. Cover and let rise in warm place for an hour or until doubled in size.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool for 10 minutes, then invert the pan onto a plate and serve.

You can keep the rolls warm in the bunt pan until the rest of the food is ready to be served and then invert them onto the plate. They will disappear in a blink of en eye. Sometimes before I put them into the oven I sprinkle more parmesan on top. Do you know WHY I do that? Just because I can!  

Enjoy this finger licking goodness!!

Life is like ice-cream......

.... enjoy it before it melts.

This is a fun, long-time retired SU stamp set which you can probably still find on ebay.  I cut out all the ice-cream scoops and placed them on top of each other, you know, just to make them look more... delicious.

Remember, ice-cream doesn't help with bad mood. It cures it!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Pumpkin bread

It's funny how I remember exactly who gave me this recipe. It was an older lady whose husband was an artist. They would take pictures of his paintings and sell them as postcards to supplement their income. It was probably 15 years ago and I've been using this recipe ever since. It makes two loaves or one loaf and eight mini loaves.

1 c. oil
3 c. sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
16 oz. canned pumpkin
3 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ground cloves
1 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. chopped walnuts

Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Beat oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Add canned pumpkin. Add flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg and cloves and mix well. Finally add the chocolate chips and walnuts and incorporate them into the mixture.
Bake at 350 degrees in well greased pans for 40 to 50 minutes or until toothpick stuck inside comes out clean.

Enjoy this finger licking goodness!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Just believe

I used this card at one of my workshops. The circles are embossed with clear embossing powder and Martha Stewart punch was used for the side decor.

Get crafting ladies!