Tuesday, January 3, 2012


So isn't this adorable? I get home from work late on New Years Eve and my darling husband had a bunch of stuff planned out. First thing when I get home, I see the scrabble board set up on the couch and he's spelled out "Happy New Year's Eve" on it.
Isn't that freakin cute? Then he has a treat for both of us, some candy and some sparkling cider. We watched Teen Wolf and played scrabble for a couple hours. It was quite fun!

Monday, January 2, 2012

6 Layer Dip

This dip is great for parties. And I'm sure you could put it in a better looking dish... But here we go! This bean dip is great with Ranch Doritos or Tortilla Strips.
Here's what you will need:
1 pound 85% hamburger
1 package Guacamole
1 8 oz jar FRESH salsa (not the cooked kind. Pico De Gallo would work too!)
1 package shredded cheese of your choice
1 can refried beans
1 container sour cream

Now, you are going to cooke the hamburger. Add seasonings of your choice. I just used a hamburger seasoning, but you could use garlic salt, pepper or season salt. You decide! Cook it until all the pink is gone and drain the grease. Set aside.

Now, Mix the beans with about 1/4 cup sour cream and about 1/4 cup of salsa. It should be a creamy brown color when you are done. It tastes yummy!
Get a 13x9" pan and begin layering. Start with the bean dip and then add the salsa, sour cream and hamburger. Top with Guacamole and cheese and you have a YUMMY dip. You can melt the cheese if you wish in the oven, or you can eat it cold (I prefer it cold)

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Easy Sandwich Amazingness

If you haven't ever added anything to a grilled cheese, you're missing out! I started by adding Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato to my grilled cheese. Well.... I have a new recipe for you! And it is AMAZING. You will need:

Yield 2 Sandwiches (and you will not want to share...)
4 slices white bread
2 tsp or so of Pesto
1 sliced tomato
1 sliced Avocado (or guacamole)
Colby Jack or Pepper Jack cheese
Lettuce (Romaine does good)
Butter to cover the bread (room temperature)

Side note about the bread. IT IS IMPORTANT! Try to get the bread from the grocery bakery. It is delicious and works well for these sandwiches. English toasting bread would work as well. You don't want something too soft or thin.

Spread the butter on one side of the bread. Add ALL ingredients. Cook on griddle or pan med. heat until its toasted to perfection. ENJOY!