Sunday, October 27, 2013

Halloween Party Dessert

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Halloween Party Dessert:

We had another awesome Halloween party last night, my daughter's 2nd annual party.  Last year, we did it by generator, due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, which made it  even more fun and spooky.

Ingredients:

Chocolate pudding
Cool Whip
Graham Cracker Crumbs
Oreo Cookies (crushed)
Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips
Candy of your choice - I used Reeses Pieces, Jellies and Candy Corn

Layer bottom of large bowl with pudding.  Spread graham cracker crumbs evenly over the layer.  Add another layer of pudding.  Spread crushed oreo cookies evenly over the layer.  Layer with more pudding. Top with a layer of cool whip.  Add chocolate chips, and all candy on top.  Enjoy!








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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Kitchen Tour and Mustard Potatoes

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Well, I'm loving my new kitchen, my new oven, my new puppy and my new place.  I like the layout better than my old kitchen.  We still aren't completely done moving in.  The walls are bare; I need to get pictures hung soon. I have the cord to the laptop strung over the chair to keep the puppy from chewing it.  I now have two microwaves, one I took with me with the microwave stand which I love and use for my silverware and storage below of my large pot and some of my Tupperware.  The other one was here already, above the stove.  Hey, better to have two than none at all.

Tonight I decided to make dinner for myself and hubby and my parents.  I wanted to try a potato dish I came across and who better to try it on but the three of them!

I found the recipe at Cinnamon Spice And Everything Nice.  It looked really good.  I made slight variations to the recipe due to my allergies, nothing big.  While I was shopping today I was trying to find a Gluten Free mustard to use and couldn't, so I used French's Yellow because I know I can eat it without a problem.

Rather than retype, I'm just going to copy from the blog I got the recipe from.

Ingredients:


3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for greasing pan
1/2 cup dijon mustard (regular or whole-grain) - (I used French's Yellow due to my allergies)
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest, grated
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon sea or kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper (I don't like black pepper so I left that out)
5 cups potatoes, cut into 3/4 inch cubes


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly grease a large, rimmed, thin baking sheet with olive oil.
Whisk mustard, olive oil, butter, lemon juice, zest garlic, oregano, parmesan, salt and a few turns or pinches of black pepper. Add cubed potatoes and toss well.
Spread out on baking sheet and bake until crusty and golden brown - they can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour depending on how well done you like them and how big you cut your potatoes, check every 10 minutes starting around the 30 minute mark.

apologize for the pictures.  I don't know if someone messed with my camera, GRRRRR, or what, but I simply cannot get them to look the right way.  So... this is what we are dealing with.  

My new kitchen in my new place
ingredients

potatoes
Sweet Italian Sausage to go with the mustard potatoes
Everyone loved the potatoes.  I made sausage in the Nuwave oven as well and we had a big salad and that was dinner!

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Spare Ribs and Puppies!

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I've been very, very busy with the move, settling in, work, and a new puppy!  I will post some cute puppy/doggie pics at the end for the cooks who are also dog lovers like myself.

My one complaint here is that I don't have gas, I must cook with electric.  I'm getting used to it again.

Now that fall is here, things are settling down, the pup is getting bigger and somewhat better, I will be doing more cooking!

I made spare ribs in my new Nuwave Oven my sister gave me! They came out awesome. I made my own seasoning.

Ingredients:

olive oil
ketchup
yellow mustard
balsamic vinegar
maples syrup
garlic powder
sald

In a bowl pour olive oil, ketchup, yellow mustard, balsamic vinegar, sugar free & gluten free maple syrup or regular maple syrup, garlic powder and salt.  I can't tell you how much; I cook by eye.  Until it looks good as mom taught me!  Whisk thoroughly.  Put some on top of ribs.  When you turn ribs, pour remainder on. Enjoy.

Quick, easy, YUMMY!!!!





Some fun doggie pics.

Lucy, our new addition - a Chiweenie

Lexxi - a Morkie

Baby - a Yorkie

pooped from playing

a good morning kiss 
my girls 
I will link this recipe to Foodie Friends Friday Linky PartWhipperberryThe Chicken ChickCountrified HicksSwap N Share SundayTry A New Recipe TuesdaySaturday Dishes and One Creative Mommy.  Click on the links to check them out or check out my sidebar for links to their sites!

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