December 15, 2009
1-15oz Bag Waffle Pretzels (square)
2-12 oz Bags of Rolos (1 bag has about 55 rolos in it) (if you only want to do 1 cookie sheet full you can buy 1 bag and 1 to2 individual Rolls of Rolos)
(1 cookie sheet makes approximatly 126 squares- about 63 rolos)
Preheat oven to 275'. Cover cookie sheet with a sheet of parchment paper, then lay out pretzels side by side until bottom of cookie sheet is covered.
Unwrap rolos and cut in half.
Place 1 cut rolo on each pretzel cut side face down.
When each pretzel has a rolo and oven is preheated back in oven for ONLY 3 minutes just long enough to melt the chocolate.
Take out and immediatley press one pecan on top of each melted rolo. If you run out of Peans or prefer some without nuts, use another pretzel on top instead of the pecan.
My hubby took a box of these into work and the guys devored them quickly!
They are a big hit!!
Originally got this recipe from my sister Heather
December 04, 2009
Combine all ingredients in crock pot. Set to low for 5 hours.
When chicken is done use a spoon to break up chicken, it should shred easily.
Spoon over rice or use suggestions below. Leftovers can be frozen.
August 20, 2009
1 tall can or 2 sm. cans of tomato sauce
2 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning
1 Tbsp. Garlic, pressed
August 19, 2009
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/4 cup light sugar-free strawberry preserves
1 1/2 cups thawed, frozen light whipped topping
Zest orange and finely chop zest to measure 2 teaspoons.
In small Batter bowl, combine sour cream, preserves and orange zest. Fold in whipped topping until combined. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Great served with Grapes, Strawberries or your favorite fruit. Dip Away!
August 15, 2009
You will Need:
1 –Large 2cup Cocoa Mug (Microwave Safe)
4 Tbs Flour
4 Tbs Sugar
2 Tbs Cocoa
3 Tbs Milk
3 Tbs Oil
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
3 Tbs Chocolate Chips (optional)
Combine flour, sugar and cocoa in the mug and mix well with a spoon.
Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and vanilla and mix well. If you are using chocolate chips – Add them now and stir again.Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
The cake will start to rise over the top of the mug but this is normal. Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired. You can drizzle with chocolate sauce or icing if desired.
Best if served warm – Eat it alone or have fun sharing.
I want to try it with no chocolate and add flavoring, like Lemon or Strawberry. Other fun things to add would be Cinnamon or Ginger and I'm sure there are many more. I'll let you know how that turns out.
August 14, 2009
Corn Bread by Lori
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, slightly beaten
3 Tablespoons margarine/butter, melted
2/3 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 1/4 cups milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
Combine dry ingredients together. In another bowl, mix eggs, oil and milk then add to dry ingredients and mix well.
Bake at 350* for 18-20 minutes.
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons cinnamon
Cream sugar and butter together. Beat in egg and vanilla. In separate bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar. Stir dry ingredients into butter mixture. In separate bowl, combine the 2 tablespoons of sugar and cinnamon. Grease cookie sheet.
Take a scoop of cookie mixture and roll into a ball. Roll it in the cinnamon/sugar mixture. Put on pan and flatten with glass. Bake at 375* for 8-10 minutes.
July 29, 2009
Recipe by Kat Kinsman
1 lb Bacon (not thick-cut)
1/4 cup Brown sugar
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Slice bacon into 1/2 inch strips and dredge in brown sugar until thoroughly coated.
Crumple aluminum foil to allow for grease drainage and place it on a baking sheet. Lay out the bacon on this making sure not to overlap pieces.
Bake until crispy. Allow to cool and harden before serving.
According to Kat Kinsman this will be the first thing the guests devour at a party - sounds strange to me but worth a try - Pretty fattening, but most candy is!
Hundreds of applicants? Here's how to stand out
By MARVIN WALBERG
Dear Mr. Walberg: After weeks of sending cover letters and resumes, I landed an interview with a company on my "A list". I don't want to blow it. It's a middle management position and I feel that I am thoroughly qualified; however they are interviewing many people. I want to stand out. Can you help? -- E.M., Tennessee
Dear E.M.:It is difficult to give specific advice when all you have is general information. I don't know you, your background and experience, or the company. But I can share some fantastic information on interviewing from Rob Hellmann, a career coach with over 20 years of experience and a professor at New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Hellman suggests: Be a consultant. Take a consultant's approach to the interview. You are there to find out what the company's issues are and how you can help address them.
Be prepared to discuss:
What can you do for Company X?
Why do you want to work for Company X?
Will you fit in?
Prepare your pitch. Practice and share your two-minute pitch on what you can do for the company and why you are the right fit. Like any consultant would do, make sure you know the ins and outs of the company -- their history, their goals, their mission. Know it and mention it throughout your interview. Address the fear.
Be prepared to answer questions you're afraid of answering, like:
Why have you been out of the workplace?
Aren't your skills dry because you've been out of the workplace?
Why did you leave your last job?
Share stories. Sell your skills, but share a story or two on how your skills were used effectively. During the interview, aim for a discussion. Every question is an opportunity to circle back to your goal of showing what you can do for them today. Don't be negative. Never bad-mouth a former boss or company, and stay focused on your goal. After the interview, ask them how you stack up against other candidates. And in your thank you letter, show them why you're the right choice. "I'm a good fit because..."
July 28, 2009
1 – pkg Stewing Beef
1 – Onion (diced)
1 – 3 oz pkg of Brown Gravy
1 - 15 oz Can of Peas (Optional)
1 - pkg Egg Noodles
Brown the stewing beef and diced onion in a large skillet over medium heat. After meat is cooked add the peas and turn to low. Boil water in large sauce pan, when it hits boil, add a pinch of salt and egg noodles. Cook noodles until they are almost done, then take off heat and drain in strainer. Leave in strainer and then add meat mixture into that sauce pan. Use the same skillet and make gravy according to package. When gravy has thickened but still a little wet, add noodles to the gravy and stir until noodles are coated with gravy. Then pour meat mixture into noodles and stir.
Can be served with toast.
Can be served over Rice instead of noodles.
Can also add Carrots or other Veggies your family enjoys.
June 08, 2009
2 (8 ounce) cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
1/4 cup pizza sauce
1 (3 1/2 ounce) package pepperoni, sliced
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1 cup pizza sauce, if desired (optional)
1. Heat oven to 375°F Grease cookie sheet. On cookie sheet, unroll 1 can of dough into 1 large rectangle. With floured rolling pin or fingers, roll or press dough into 12x9-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal.
2. Spread 1/4 cup pizza sauce over dough to within 1/4 inch of edges. Top with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.
3. On 14-inch length of parchment paper, unroll remaining can of dough. Press to make 12x9-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal. While holding paper with dough, turn dough upside down to cover cheese. Remove paper.
4. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand on cooling rack 5 to 10 minutes. Move to cutting board. Using pizza cutter, cut into 16 squares. Cut each square in half diagonally. Serve with 1 cup pizza sauce.
May 31, 2009
May 30, 2009
6 chicken breasts or tenders
2 cups crushed Ritz crackers
2 T. parmesan cheese
1 T. seasoning salt
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
8-12 oz. plain yogurt
1/4 c. butter
Mix the dry ingredients in a flat bowl or platter. Pour yogurt in another flat bowl or platter. Dip the chicken breast in yogurt to cover completely, then dip in dry mixture to coat well one at a time. Place on a bar pan. Drizzle with 1/4 c. melted butter. Bake at 400 for 30 min. for tenders or 40 min. for breasts.
May 09, 2009
Place Dressing, Cranberries and soup mix
Serve over Rice.
May 07, 2009
1-1/2 c. sugar
2-3/4 c. flour
2 tsp. cream of tarter
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
3 tsp. cinnamon
3 Tbs. sugar
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
6. Bake for 8-10 min.
Makes about 2-1/2 dozen cookies
May 06, 2009
My mother has lived in intense pain most of her life, but never did I see her complain or ask for people to wait on her. She raised 6 children, sewed all the girls dresses and gave of herself whenever possiable. Most people in pain dont stop to think of others, but Shirlene is always willing to serve. Even now with her health issues, she lives in a Care Center, but she knows all the patient's names, all the nurses names and makes friends with anyone who comes in her path. She is a very Giving, Compassionate and Loving person. I remember when I was a teenager, there were times I would get upset with her and argue about something not going my way. She never talked down to me, in fact, she would sit down and write me a letter telling me how wonderful I was and how much she loved me and how much the Lord loves me. Even at times when I was angry, she was Loving and Caring. It is hard to write about her without crying, because she is so Awesome and there are not enough words to describe who she is.
Mom you mean the world to me!
This post is part of a world wide blogging tribute to Moms led by TheBlogFrog
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March 15, 2009
Preheat Oven to 350'
February 02, 2009
In a bowl, combine pepperoni, olives, parsley, mozzarella cheese, flour and garlic (I used granulated garlic because I didn't have any garlic cloves); mix well.