Showing posts from December, 2012

Christmas 2012

For Christmas Eve this year we had Eddie's mom, brothers, and grandparents come over to our house to celebrate. Eddie's family loves their sweets so we started off the night with a few sweet treats and appetizers, followed by a lot of fried food, and finished off with more sweets . . . It isn't the holidays with out a bunch of junk food right? lol

Here is a few recipes from our Very Fried and Sweet Christmas that we would like to share with you Appetizers: Smoked Salmon Dip and Chocolate Pretzel Bites
Main Course: Spicy Chicken Poppers

Smoked Salmon Dip (Ina Garden - Food Network) Ingredients
8oz Cream Cheese                 
1/2 cup Sour Cream                 
1 tbs Lemon Juice
1 tbs Dill
4oz Salmon
Salt and Pepper

1) Mix Together all ingredients
2) Chill in Fridge until ready to serve

**FYI: The more it sits the more "salmony" it gets - for me and Eddie it was too fishy the next day but Eddie's family loved it so be prepared depending on how much of …

Ham Mac and Cheese

Our Baked Mac and Cheese has got to be one of the more popular dishes  - not only is it the most requested dish in our household but its also the most viewed here on our blog. For those reasons I wanted to share with you one of our variations that is an awesome way to use up left over ham (especially when your tired of ham sandwiches during the holidays)

Ham Mac and Cheese
-3 cups of Chopped Ham
-1 box of Mac and Cheese
-1/3 cup pasta water
-splash of milk
-12oz Shredded Cheese
-Bread Crumbs

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2) Boil Water and cook Macaroni for 7 minutes
3) While pasta is cooking heat Ham in a frying pan to crisp up the outsides
4) Before draining pasta place 1/3 cup of the pasta water to the side then drain the rest of the water from the Macaroni
5) Place Macaroni back into pot add powdered cheese (found in box), 1/3 cup pasta water, splash of milk and mix
6) Add Ham and a little over half of the cheese and stir until fully mixed
7) Place in…

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

The other day we had eddies mom and brother over and he wanted to do something different for dessert. I was watching Food Network earlier in the day (surprise surprise) and on one of the shows they made ice cream sandwiches . . . I had never made my own ice cream sandwiches before soooooo I did :)
Double Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches
Betty Crocker Double Chocolate Chuck Cookie Mix
1/2 to 1 cup White Chocolate Chips
1/4 Cup Oil
2 Tbsp. Water
1 Egg
Vanilla Ice
Peppermint Bark - chopped (optional)

1) Add White Chocolate Chips to the Double Chocolate Chunk Cookie then make according to package directions
2) While Cookies are cooling take Ice Cream out of freezer to defrost (about 30 minutes)
3) Add one scoop of ice cream to half of the cookies and top with the other half
4) Roll in chopped peppermint bark to cover the ice cream
5) Place in freezer for at least 1 hour to set up

-You can roll the sandwiches in almost anything or not at all . . .up to you (examp…