Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Yummy easy Peanut Butter Pie

1 pkg. of Cream cheese
1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 c. peanut butter
chocolate syrup and peanuts (optional)
1 c. milk 
1  tub of whipped topping
2 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crusts
1.  In mixer mix together cream cheese & powdered  sugar. Mix in peanut butter and milk. Beat until smooth. Fold in whipped topping.
2.Spoon into two 9 inch graham cracker pie shells; cover, and freeze until firm take out of freezer and sprinkle with peanuts and swirl with chocolate

Easy Apple Pie

  • Ingredients

  • 6-7 apples  sliced (thinly)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1  tbls.  butter 
  • 1/4 tbls. melted butter
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 c flour
  • 2 frozen  pie crusts 


  1. take pie crust out and let sit to thaw...
  2. wash apples core peel and slice should be about six cups 
  3. mix sugar and cinnamon. if you use granny smith apples you may want more sugar like 1 cup because they are tart.
  4. place  apples in layers in your pie shell  Sprinkle each layer with sugar and cinnamon with flour. add pieces of butter all on top of apples . Cover with second crust (you can cut it in strips or whole but cut 1 inch slits in pie crust to vent and brush with melted butter 
  5. Place on lowest rack in oven preheated to 450 degrees F . Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F . Bake for 35 to 40minutes longer.  serve warm with vanilla ice cream yumm or cold

take pie crust out and let sit to thaw
Sprinkle each layer with sugar and cinnamon
sprinkle with vanilla add pieces of butter all on top of apples

 cut 1 inch slits in pie crust to vent and brush with melted butter


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Libby's pumpkin pie mix video

Yummy Banana Pudding

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

3 cups cold milk

1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla
pudding mix

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped
topping, thawed

4 bananas, sliced

1/2 (12 ounce) package vanilla wafers
1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in condensed milk, pudding mix, cold milk and vanilla until smooth. Fold in 1/2 of the whipped topping.
2. Line the bottom of a 9x13 inch dish with vanilla wafers. Arrange sliced bananas evenly over wafers. Spread with pudding mixture. Top with remaining whipped topping. Chill.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Easy Low Fat Pumpkin Muffins

Just mix these two ingredients together and pour into muffin pans and bake at 350 Degrees for 20 to 30 minutes (just check muffins before you take out may need a little more time depending on oven)

How to decorate Garland easy and economical

How to Decorate Garland 
econmical way to decorate 

Video 1
Video 2

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Mission Enchiladas

1 lb. lean ground beef
1 medium dice onion
1 1/4 tsp .  chili powder
dash of garlic powder
1 can cheese soup
2 cans of chicken mushroom soup
1 soup can of water
1 tsp . oregano
2 diced fresh tomatoes
1 cup  shredded lettuce
10 large flour tortillas

Brown beef, onion, chili powder and garlic powder together. In blender, combine soups , water and oregano. Put mixed soups , water and spice into sauce pan , simmer for about 30 minutes. Put 1/2 of soup mix into meat mixture. On large flour tortillas put some meat and soup mixture with diced tomatoes,some  lettuce and some  cheese ; fold; place in 9x13 pan. Pour remaining sauce and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. serves 6-8

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Halloween Wreath

1 spider web
1 bolt of ribbon (orange with black trim)
1 orange or any Halloween metallic garland

I bought all these items at Dollar Tree

wrap orange garland around web and make a bow by starting in the middle of ribbon and make one center loop and hold then  bending each strand around to loop around and meet at middle loop tie with twisty tie in the middle. affix to spider web

Friday, September 30, 2011

Oreo Cookie Cake (great for Halloween)

42 Oreo Cookies with cream , crushed  (save some crumbs for top)
1 cup of butter
2-8ounce containers of Cool Whip
1-8 ounce package of cream cheese
1 cup of powdered sugar
1 large box chocolate pudding

Combine Oreos and butter in a processor or by hand . Press onto bottom of 9x13 inch pan . Mix of the half Cool Whip, cream cheese and sugar. Spread over cookies . Cook pudding as directed. Cool. Fold in rest of cool whip. Pour on the cream cheese mixture in pan .sprinkle top with extra crumbs 

Homemade Shampoo

For normal hair you can also just use this as a base to add  your own scents
  • 1/4 cup deionized water or distilled  water
  • 1/4 cup liquid Castile Soap you can use scented or unscented
  • 1/2 teaspoon grapeseed oil or jojoba or a light vegetable oil
Mix together all the ingredients. Store in a bottle. Shake before use.
This mixture is not very thick like you would get from commercial shampoos . you need just a little for each washing . 
You will get lather from this shampoo

Dump Fruit Salad

1 can of bing cherry pie filling
1 can crushed pineapple
1 can of eagle condensed milk 
1 medium carton of Cool Whip or Whipped topping

Drain Pineapple. Mix pie filling, Eagle Brand milk, Pineapple and Cool Whip in a large bowl. Chill until ready to serve 

French Onions

4 Large sweet onions 
4 tbls. margarine or butter 
4 bullion cubes 

Peel onions. Cut a quarter-sized cavity in the root end of each onion. Place a bouillon cube in the bottom of each cavity. Fill cavity with margarine. Double wrap in foil and bake in a  350 degree oven for one hour.
serves 4

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Easy dish Brown Sugar Glazed Pork Chops

4 large pork chops 
2 cups of brown sugar ( to taste) 
4 slices of lemon 
4 slices of onion thin
4 tbls. catsup

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  
Trim excess fat from pork chops 
Place in baking dish salt well 
Top each pork chop with a lemon slice and a thin onion slice
Mound generously with brown sugar
Pour 1 tbls. catsup  over each chop
Cover and bake one hour 
Uncover and bake 30 minutes longer

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Homemade Laundry Soap

1 bar soap (you find in the laundry aisle like Zote)
       Or any bar soap ; ivory, fels naptha, castille 
1 cup borax
1 cup Washing Soda (arm and hammer)  "not baking soda"

Grate the complete bar soap add the cup of Borax and cup of Washing soda mix thoroughly . (Optional)
I will put it into my food processor to get it into smaller bits and make it more 
Place in airtight container .

  • Small loads – use 1 tablespoon of powder per loads
  • Normal loads –  2 tbsps
  • Heavy loads – 3 tbsps
you can use this in front load washers also because this soap powder is not  very sudsy because there’s no sulfates in it.
you don't use all the borax and washing soda only a cup of each so you can make a lot more soap. The only one you have to buy over again is the zote or any bar soap
This soap does about 90 loads and will keep forever .

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Homemade Tuna Helper

1 cup of cooked noodles
1 6-8 oz .can of tuna 
1 can of cream of mushroom
1/4 cup of frozen peas 
1 tbls. butter
1/4 cup milk

Cook noodles according to package directions. Place all ingredients in a large pan over medium ,  stir occasionally until the mixture starts to bubble and serve.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Chili Cheesy Beefy Macaroni

1 lb ground beef
1/4 cup chili powder 
1/2 tsp. cumin 
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups rotini noodles 
4 oz tomato sauce
4 cups water
1 small onion diced 
1/4 cup heavy cream 

Brown ground beef in large skillet drain add onions , chili powder, cumin  and saute for 5 min. add tomato sauce . continue simmering 
In a large sauce pan bring 4 cups of water to rapid boil add rotini noodles boil for 10 min uncovered.
drain the noodles and add to cooked meat cover with  1 cup cheese and pour in heavy cream and stir cover with remaining cheese and serve. 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Easy Jello Fig Preserves

3c. figs, mashed 
1pkg. strawberry Jello (8 servings size)
2 1/2 c. granulated sugar 
squeeze of fresh lemon juice 

Thoroughly mix figs, gelatin, sugar and lemon juice in a large heavy saucepan . Bring to a boil over medium heat and continue boiling 30 minutes , stirring occasionally. Pour quickly into sterilized canning jars. Wipe tops with clean cloth, carefully run a knife blade around the edge to release bubbles and seal at once with a tight lid. After preserves sit for a day , store in refrigerator makes 5 or 6 (six ounce) canning jars. 

*For extended storage process jars in a boiling water bath. Bring water to a boil in a large pot or canner. Lower hot filled jars into water with jar lifter. When water returns to a full rolling boil . boil half pints 5 minutes and pints 10 minutes. Remove from water and set on counter to cool 

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Chicken 'w Grape and Almond Salad

2 c. diced cooked chicken
1 c. red or green seedless grapes
2 tbsp . lemon juice
1/4 tsp sea salt (optional to taste)
1 c. chopped celery
1/2 c. mayonnaise ( you can use low fat or non fat mayo or dressing)
1/4 c. sliced or slivered almonds
1 head of romaine lettuce washed and pulled apart

Mix. Chill . serve on lettuce leaves

Chicken 'n Rice Salad

1 pkg. (6oz. seasoned long grain white & wild rice mix)
1 can  (12 oz) chunked white chicken, drained
3 tbsp. sliced olives
2 tbsp. sliced green onions
3 tbsp. chopped green peppers
3 tbsp. chopped red bell peppers .
3/4 c. diced peeled tomatoes
1/4 c. Italian dressing

Prepare rice mix and chill. add chunk chicken . Combine salad ingredients. pour dressing over all . Cover , chill until serving.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Low Carb Pasta Salad

Tuna Pasta Salad

1 can cream of celery soup
1/2 c. mayonnaise
2 tbs. cider vinegar
2 tbs. chopped olives
2 tbs. grated onion
8 oz. rotini dream fields pasta (cooked and drained) (Dream fields pasta is a low carb pasta 5 net carbs per serving)
1 (6oz. ) can of tuna , drained
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen green peas(thawed or canned)

In a large bowl stir together first 5 ingredients until smooth. Add pasta, toss to coat well.
2. Add tuna and peas ,toss gently. Cover, chill until serving time ( about 4 hours)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Tater Tot Casserole

1 can of French Fried Onions
1 can of Cream of Mushroom soup
1 c. Chopped Broccoli
1/2 c. Milk
1lb Lean Ground beef
(browned and drained)
1 c.Cheddar Cheese , grated
1lb pks. frozen Tator Tots

Combine all ingredients except Tator Tots . Mix well and pour into a greased 2 quart baking dish. Top with Tator Tots. Bake at 350 degrees for 1- 1 1/2 hours 

Pinto Bean Pie

2 eggs
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 stick melted butter
dash of salt
1 tslp. vanilla
1/2 cup pinto beans (hot no seasoning)
1/2 c. coconut

Mix in blender eggs , sugar , salt, vanilla and melted butter. Then pinto beans. Add coconut last. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake at 325-350 degrees about 45 minutes.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Jalapeno Pie

2-3 Jalapeno Peppers
1lb sharp cheddar cheese
6 eggs
Chop peppers and sprinkle in a well greased pyrex dish . Cover with grated cheese. Pour beaten eggs over cheese . Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until firm. cool and cut into squares. 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Upside down Blueberry Cake


  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9 inch springform pan. In a medium bowl, combine blueberries, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest. Toss to coat berries, then pour into the prepared pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the almond extract and 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest. Stir together 2 cups flour and the baking powder. Beat into butter mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated. Pour batter over the berries in the pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 60 to 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Place serving plate over the top of the pan and carefully invert cake and plate together, so that the berries end up on top. Carefully unlock the buckle on the side of the pan and remove. Sprinkle toasted almonds on top of cake and serve warm.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Myrtle Oil (Natural Remedy for skin problems)

       Harvest Hadas (Myrtle) branches when flowers are found on the plant.
       Fill a quarter of a bottle with the plant newly cut, add almond oil to the top of the bottle and close with a cork.
       Leave the bottle in the windowsill in a sunny spot for 10 days shake it every day.
       Strain through a muslin cloth or paper filter and return to bottle.
       In order that the oil will keep add a drop of E vitamin or a little wheat-germ oil. 

Rub on skin to treat various skin problems, and heal infections and soars.

Natural Facial Cream (make your own)

1 oz or 1/8 cup coconut oil/cocoa butter
1/2 oz beeswax (16g)
3-4 oz (1/2 cup) almond oil or jojoba oil
1 oz rose water
1-2 drops of essential lavender oil
·       Mix everything in blender.
·       Put it in a small jar, and refrigerate.

Will moisturize your face and keep your skin youthful.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Easy Chicken Pot pie (left over roasted Chicken)

using leftover roasted chicken

de- boned roasted chicken 
2 frozen pie crust 
1 can of cream of mushroom soup 
1 16 oz bag of frozen mixed vegetables (let sit to thaw)
1 tbs. olive oil
1/2 small onion diced
1 med. garlic glove minced 
1 tsp. fresh rosemary 
sea salt and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 425 ,
Place one pie crust in oven to brown slightly  for about 10 min .  In a large skillet fry onions in olive oil for about 2 min. ,add minced garlic continue cooking adding the vegetables and rosemary, cook for about 5 min. add cream of mushroom then allow to simmer . Add chicken ,salt pepper and coat with mixture in the pan. allow cook for a good 15 min. the pour into pie crust and cover with the other pie crust seal edges , cutting small slits on top of crust to vent bake in oven at 425  for 30 t0 35 min or until golden brown and bubbly. 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

7 Grain Bread with Flax and Chia Seeds

6 c. water
1/2 c. date syrup
1/2 c. oil
1 T. salt
1 c. 7 grain cereal
1 c. oatmeal
1/4 c. chia seeds
1/4 c. ground flax seed
1/2 c. potato flour
1/4 c. dough enhancer
whole wheat flour
unbleached flour
3 T. yeast
Bring 4 c. water to boil in sauce pan. Remove from heat and add salt, oil, oatmeal, date syrup, 7 grain cereal, flax seed and chia seed. Let set until lukewarm. Place mixture into mixer and 2 c. warm water. With mixer on low (using dough hooks) add 1 c. flour and 3 T. yeast. Proceed to add flour and dough enhancer until dough begins to clean the sides of the bowl. (10-14 c. flour, depending on conditions and ingredients) Remove from mixer and place on oiled counter. Let rest for 5 minutes. Spray 6 loaf pans. Divide dough into 6 parts and form into loaves. Place in oiled pans and into oven. Turn oven on until coils just start to turn red. TURN OVEN OFF. Let rise until dough reaches top of pans. Turn oven on to 350 and bake for 22-25 minutes. Remove from oven and pans and place on cooling racks.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

2 cups  pretzels  (crushed)
1 cup soft margarine
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1-9 ounce tub Cool Whip
2 cups pineapple juice
1 large pkg. strawberry Jello
2- 10 ounce packages frozen strawberries

Mix together pretzel crumbs and margarine. Press into 9x13 pan. Bake 10 min. in a 350 degree oven. Let cool. 
Mix cream cheese and sugar . Add Cool Whip. Spoon over cooled pretzel crust and refrigerate. Boil pineapple juice and Jello. Stir until dissolved. Add frozen strawberries. When Jello is partly jelled, spoon onto cream  cheese mixture . Refrigerate. 

Broccoli Puff

1-10 ounce pkg. frozen broccoli
1/2 can mushroom soup
1/2 cup grated cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 egg
1/2 cup  cornflake crumbs
2 tbls. butter

Cook broccoli just until thawed; mix soup, cheese, mayonnaise and egg. Pour over broccoli in a baking dish. 
Melt butter mix with cornflake crumbs. Sprinkle on top , bake at 350 degrees for 45 min. 

Dump Fruit Salad

1 can  cherry pie filling
1 can crushed pineapple
 1 can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk
1 medium tub cool whip

Drain pineapple. Mix pie filling, Eagle brand milk,pineapple and cool whip in a large  bowl. Chill until ready to serve

Sunday, January 30, 2011

7 layer Taco dip

1 can refried beans mixed with 1 pkg. taco seasoning
3 avocados mixed with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice , 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper
8 ounce sour cream mixed with 1/2 cup mayonnaise , 1 package taco seasoning 
2 cans of sliced black olives
1/2 cup diced onions
3 medium tomatoes diced combined with 1 cup shredded lettuce 
1/2 lb. shredded cheese

All ingredients layered in round 2 qt. clear glass bowl 
serve with chips

Broccoli Crock Pot Dip

1 lb. ground beef , browned and drained
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 pound American Cheese
2 cups frozen broccoli
2 tablespoons green salsa jalapeno sauce

Combine all ingredients . Cook on low for 3 hours. Stir occasionally

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Hackbarth Award winning Chili

2 lb Ground Sirloin or beef for chili
1/2  Large Onion  (chopped)
2     Garlic cloves (chopped)
2 c.  Water
1 c..  Tomato Sauce
1 1/2 tsp. Paprika
2 tsp. Cumin Powder
2 tsp. Oregano
3/4 c. Chili Powder
1 8oz can Chopped Tomatoes
1/2 tsp Salt
1 16 oz can Hominy (do not drain)
1  16 oz can  Kidney Beans (do not drain)
1/2  Bunch of Cilantro (chopped)
1 tsp. Red Cayenne Pepper (optional)
2 tsp. Masa

Brown meat  in a large pot  then drain. Add garlic and onion stir cook for about 5 min. Add water and tomatoes. stir in paprika, cumin, oregano chili powder , tomatoes and salt.  Stir in and cover for 30 minutes. Add hominy, beans ,chopped cilantro and red pepper. Mix the masa with a small amount of water to a flowable mixture stir into the pot and simmer for 45 min. to 1 hour. depending on thickness you may want to simmer it down then  serve.

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