Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Easy Banana Cream Pie


Easy banana cream pie recipe -this recipe has all the delicious flavors of good old-fashioned banana cream pie but it’s literally done in minutes. Can’t beat that!


Ingredients:

Pre-made and cooked pie crust (I used Keebler Graham)
2 pkg. of 3.4 oz box Instant Vanilla Pudding
2 cups 2% milk
2 cups thawed Cool Whip (if you can find a French Vanilla one, it's the best)
2 medium bananas, slices

Directions:

Whisk pudding and milk in a bowl for 2-3 minutes, or until it has thickened. Fold in Cool Whip and sliced bananas. Then pour the filling into the pie.

Chill at least 3 hours before serving. Garnish with the remaining cool whip (or whipped cream) and fresh bananas.


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

4 - Ingredient Yummy Tuna Dip




I remember the 1st time I tried this recipe at my mother-in-law's house, and let me tell you, I right away fallen in love with it. Our family loves this recipe so much that we eat it during the week too. It’s so easy to open a can of tuna, throw in a few ingredients that I always have in stock, and a easy and healthy snack is done.


Ingredients:
8 oz. tuna, drained and flaked
8 oz. 1/3 less fat cream cheese
3 Tbs chopped pecans
3 Tbs chopped green onions

Preparation:

In a medium bowl, blend all of the ingredients.



Refrigerate until serving. Serve with Ranch Wheat Thins or your favorite crackers. 



Monday, July 6, 2015

Southern Grilled Chicken Kebobs



We grill out almost exclusively in the summertime, simply because it’s too hot to do much of anything else.
And it’s still only the beginning of July.
If you’re like me, you get tired of the same old meats and veggies thrown over the open flame–and by the time dinner time rolls around, I’m usually too hot and tired to do very much kitchen prep.
Which is why I love quick and simple marinades–you can mix ’em up in less than five minutes early in the day, and all you have to do at dinner time is throw stuff on the grill.  This is hands-down my favorite kind of cooking and everyone in my family loves this recipe. So fire up that grill and enjoy.

If you're using bamboo skewers, soak your sticks in water for at least 5 minutes. Cut chicken into large chunks, and skewer. Allow to marinate for at least 1 hour. 
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • juice of one lime
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoon Siracha
  • 2 tablespoon cilantro
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine your ingredients, through the cilantro. Mix thoroughly.
  2. Pour marinade over chicken breasts and turn to coat. Cover and allow to marinate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Grill on medium high heat for 6 to 8 minutes per side, until juices run clear.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Woohoo Cocktail Recipe!




Cheers to Woohoo cocktail! A wonderfully refreshing drink, perfect for relaxing in the backyard, by the pool, or while watching the big game. 
Prep Time:5 minutes

Perfect Steak



If you’re looking for a steak recipe that’s easy to make, juicy, tender and delicious, this is the recipe for you. You can make this awesome steak right on your stovetop with just a few easy steps. You will not believe how awesome it is. My son said it was better than any steak he had ever had on the grill! I picked a nice sirloin steak for this recipe. Sirloin is naturally lean with just the right amount of marbling to give it a delicious texture and taste.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Homemade Speckled Strawberry Lemonade


This is the ultimate in summer drinks!  Refreshing speckled strawberry lemonade recipe that is delicious and only made with a few ingredients. You’ll love this addictive lemonade all summer long! This is a great drink for the whole family to enjoy! This recipe is delicious and only made with a few ingredients. 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Best Guacamole

The only guacamole recipe you'll ever need and love. Everyone in the world should know how to make a good batch of it. I love guac and love that it’s healthy and always a crowd pleaser. Avocados are full of healthy fats, vitamins and other awesome things that our bodies love. I love cutting an avocado for a snack, but making a bowl of yummy guac is nearly as easy, and oh so tasty! My family and friends absolutely love this recipe and once they start eating it, they can not stop! Seriously. 


Friday, May 1, 2015

Healthy Chicken Taco Rice Bowl

Nothing better than a healthy bowl of goodness. Everyone will be asking for seconds. If you are not a fan of brown rice, now worries! The flavor covers up the taste of the brown rice. So with out knowing you are eating healthier. 

This is so easy to make and so delicious! It can be ready in 25 minutes! Like a burrito bowl you can definitely load it up with any toppings you want. So good! Will be a regular in my rotation, for sure.





Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Yummy Bruschetta


This is one of my favorite Italian appetizers. Have fun with it. You can serve it as a snack, lunch or salad. The possibilities are endless to this divine finger licking treat. It is so fresh, full of goodness and so easy to pull together. It makes my tastebuds jump up and down. Your family or guests will be amazed because this bruschetta is better than you will find prepared by the Italian restaurants. It is also a great vegetarian option that can be served at any occasion.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Perfect Egg Salad



This Egg Salad is my old time favorite and it turns out perfect each time.  If you are a avocado fan than just add some to it. 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Happy Birthday


My friend, Jodi finished reading this book and she like it so much that she dropped it off at my house and said "I think you are going to like this one". You know what she was totally right! I give this book an "A".  I just could not stop reading this novel. I also have to confess, this is my 1st book by Danielle Steel.

I loved each character's story and how their lives all intertwined. I felt like I was on the journey with them. Steel beautifully expressed each character's feelings and their own perspectives on life. Overall, I learned that no matter how busy life gets or how awful you think it is, do what makes you happy. Also allow yourself to open new doors, and find that you become old when you stop opening them. What a heartwarming story of a mother and daughter that has gone through the challenges of life, met them, and come through the good and bad life. It's a page - turner for young and old alike. Enjoyed the many twist and turns of life and how they are both not enjoying their upcoming birthdays.



Thursday, February 26, 2015

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread





You will have this Super Moist Banana Bread in the oven under 10 minutes. This is the best chocolate chip banana bread recipe ever. It's not too chocolatey but just enough to add the sweetness to your day. I love the simple ingredients and how easy it is to make. This is my 2nd one this week and let me tell you, if you make one today it will be gone tomorrow. 

Mushroom Onion Pork Chops

If you are like me you are always looking for quick and easy meals. This recipe has been around for years and has been our favorite. The best part is - you place few ingredients in the morning and forget about it for the rest of the day. That is why I love slow cooker recipes. You may add an additional can of soup if you want more gravy. It's a big hit at our our house we serve it with mash potatoes, so I hope it will be at yours too. 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Facial Hair Removal

For women in menopausal state it's natural for more facial hair and this is a cheap alternative for hair removal - this is what it promises. Now is it true? I guess there is only one way to find out. I am putting my face up to the test. 



Week 1 - No visible change but my face feels nice and soft after each treatment.
Week 2 - No visible change yet, fingers crossed.
Week 3 - No visible change, will continue one more week.
Week 4 - No visible change. Looks like this does not work on me.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

White Chicken Chili

Have you ever just tried a cup of soup that is just full of pure awesome-ness? I seriously think you guys will love this recipe. It's easy and quick to make. You pretty much throw most of the ingredients in the pot, cook it for 20 minutes and then add sour cream, cheese and tortilla chips right at the end. Well, this one is hands down a winner for me this winter season. It's a yummy in the tummy! My hubby could not stop eating and said it's a magical White Chicken Chili that he can not get enough of. 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Coming Home for Christmas

What a beautiful story about love, hope, and forgiveness! This is my 1st book by Jenny Hale and I think she is a brilliant writer who allows her readers to be captivated by the characters in her book. I really enjoyed getting to know the Marley family, as they discovered the importance of tradition and family. It’s very rare that I find myself loving an entire family, but the Marley’s were just awesome. Not your typical rich family, they weren’t particularly snobby or anything, they didn’t just see Allie as the ‘help’ but a part of their family. Coming Home for Christmas really touched my heart. I cannot wait to read more of Jenny's books in the future! I loved every page and I was desperately rooting for Allie to get herself a happy ever after and I knew exactly who I wanted her to get her happy ending with! I do realize the Christmas is over, but this story is more about the family importance and tradition, heck this book is perfect for any time of year. 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Warm Winter Outfit 2

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Cranberry & Cream Cheese Dip

Last year I was at a holiday party at my mother's in-law and my sister in-law Penny made this amazing dip. I noticed all my sister in-laws  have been huddling around the red stuff so I end up trying to scoop it up before it was gone.  I ate it intently, to figure out what all of the ingredients were and quickly understood why it was the the belle of the ball.  It was sweet, yet spicy, tart and flavorful.  I decided to google popular recipes and try to make one to my liking.  This is the perfect appetizer for any occasion and I promise it will have everyone standing around the bowl scraping up the last bite.