Sunday, November 30, 2014

Churro Cupcakes!

These churro cupcakes were so good!

A delicious treat to serve after a Mexican food meal.

They are cinnamon cupcakes, with cinnamon topping and cinnamon cream cheese frosting.


7 Layer Dip

Mr. H. suggested 7 layer dip to go with the Mexican fiesta meal we hosted for my side of the family recently.  Can you believe I had never made 7 layer dip before?!  So easy - add taco seasoning to refried beans and then layer guacamole, sour cream, cheddar cheese, black olives, green onions and tomatoes.  Done!  Be sure and make it in a glass bowl so you can see the pretty layers. :-)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pumpkin Pie Truffles

I was so happy with how these little cuties turned out.
The flavor and texture really is like biting into a piece of good 'ol pumpkin pie.
So fun!

To make 2 dozen pumpkin pie truffles you will need -

1/2 cup white chocolate chips
2 ounces cream cheese
2 cups graham cracker crumbs, divided
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ginger
1/2 package vanilla almond bark

Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish and melt chips.
Place cream cheese on top of warm chocolate chips and stir to combine.
Add 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs and the rest of the ingredients (except for almond bark). 
Continue to stir until all ingredients are well combined.
Place mixture in freezer for 15 minutes.
Roll out into 24 balls.
Place balls onto a wax paper lined cookie sheet and place back in freezer for about 30 minutes.
Melt almond bark according to package directions.
Dip truffles in almond bark and sprinkle with a bit of graham cracker crumbs.
Store in the refrigerator.

These pair so sweetly with pecan pie truffles!

Orange Cranberry Scones

You will need -

2 cups flour
3 tablespoons sugar, divided
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
grated peel of 1 orange
1/3 cup butter
1 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup milk
1 egg

Combine flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and orange peel.
Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. 
Add cranberries, orange juice, milk, and egg. 
Mix until just combined.
On a floured surface, pat dough into a flat disk.
Cut into eight wedges.
Separate wedges and place on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
Sprinkle with remaining tablespoon of sugar.
Bake at 400 for 15 minutes.

Makes 8 scones.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
November 23rd - 29th

out for supper

hamburgers, baked beans, potato chips

sub sandwiches, chips 

spaghetti, garlic bread sticks, caesar salad

Thanksgiving breakfast - sausage balls, orange cranberry scones, pumpkin cream cheese muffins, cinnamon rolls

at the ranch

Mexican fiesta - 7 layer dip, corn dip, queso, tortilla chips, taco bar, enchiladas, pinto beans, spanish rice, tres leche cake, churro cupcakes

Linking up with Menu Plan Monday.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
November 16th - 22nd

leftovers from out to lunch

baked potato soup, homemade french bread

crockpot pasta fagioli, garlic breadsticks, olive garden salad

soft tacos, spanish rice, refried beans, chips, salsa and guacamole


chili, cornbread muffins

chicken and dumplings

Friday, November 14, 2014

Homemade Pepperoni Rolls

These were fun!
It was just my daughter and I for supper this evening,
so this was a perfect little Friday night pizza treat.

Place four slices of pepperoni and half a mozzarella cheese stick 
on a crescent roll.  Roll up starting with the long side.
Sprinkle with Italian seasoning.
Bake at 450 for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve with pizza sauce.
Enjoy! :-)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

This Week In My Kitchen

And, it looks like this is the last one of these blog hops the blog author at Beauty That Moves
is going to host.  That's too bad - I really enjoyed the few weeks that I joined in with "This Week In My Kitchen"!

Monday, November 10, 2014

~One Pot Pasta~

This. Was. Yummy.

I was very skeptical, but so glad I finally tried the 
"one pot pasta" recipe I've seen all over Pinterest. 
Turns out, it's actually a Martha Stewart recipe.

The recipe was right up my alley from the start 
because it uses all fresh ingredients.

You place linguine, onions, garlic, 
tomatoes, and herbs in a pot.

Then you add olive oil, seasonings, and water and bring to a rolling boil.

Keep it at a gentle boil and stir for 10 minutes.
That's it!

What you get, though, is much more than the simple ingredients would lend you to expect.
The pasta is very flavorful and a rich, creamy sauce just seems to come out of nowhere!

Top with your favorite Italian cheese
(freshly grated parmesan at my house)
and you have a simply delicious 
one pot pasta supper!


Sunday, November 9, 2014

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
November 9th-15th


tomato basil one pot pasta, caesar salad, cheesecake pie

potato and bacon chowder, dinner rolls, salad, m&m cookies

skillet pork chops with apples and onions, green salad, crescent rolls

beef stew, homemade bread

homemade pepperoni rolls

out for supper

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Menu Plan

Supper Menus
November 2nd - 8th

breakfast for supper - scrambled eggs and bacon

ravioli, caesar salad, garlic bread



soft tacos, spanish rice, refried beans, chips and salsa


out for supper