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Christmas Eve 2013

For the Last 2 years we have been in our house we have hosted Christmas Eve at our house.

Growing up we always went to my Aunt's house Christmas Eve so I feel like its just as important of a holiday as Christmas and it would feel super weird to not do anything that night

I LOVE themed parties and use Christmas Eve as my excuse to have a themed party last year we did A Very FRIED Christmas and this year the theme was Merry LITTLE Christmas

It night filled with food that was mini, small, bite size, finger food. . . If you needed a knife and a fork it was not welcome (lol)

Most of the food we made has all been featured before but we did do a few new recipes and here they are for you
Mini Mint Fudge Brownies Ingredients
-Box of Brownie Mix Prepared
-Mint Chocolate Chips

1) Preheat oven to recommended temp on box
2) Spray Mini Muffin Pan and add brownie mix about 3/4 full
3) Cook for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
4) Let Cool then pipe on frosting (l…

Eddies Choice: Pretzel Bun Burgers with Ham and Cheese Pinwheels

Not sure if any one has tried the pretzel rolls at Trader Joe's yet but those are the inspiration for Eddie's Choice Dinner this week. I saw them at Trader Joe's the other day and we used them  as rolls for a sandwich for lunch and they were soooooo good I had to go back the next day and buy more so I could make these burgers

Pretzel Bun Burgers
Ingredients: -Trader Joe's Pretzel Rolls (sliced for use as a bun) -Ground Beef  -Bacon -Cheddar Cheese
Directions: 1) Prep Ground Beef with your favorite burger seasonings then shape into long ovals 2) Cook Burgers and Bacon 3) Top Burger with Bacon and Cheese 4) Let cheese melt while still cooking 5) Prep burger with favorite toppings and enjoy!
NOTE: -I was able to get 3 long burgers out of 1 pound of ground beef but they were a little small if you like bigger burgers I recommend about 1/2 pound per burger

Ham and Cheese Pinwheels
Ingredients: -Seamless Crescent Dough -Deli Ham -Shredded Cheese
Directions: 1) Pre-Heat oven to 350 d…

Eddie's Choice: Rollups

I'm really starting to like our tradition of Eddie choosing dinner for Tuesday night. Last week he choose Pepper jack and Bacon crescent Roll up Appetizers and Bacon Cheeseburger Roll ups for dinner.

We had our first total FAIL with the cheeseburger roll up that ended up being more of a calzone than anything else . . . Here's the picture (I am going to try and perfect this one before posting a recipe)

HOWEVER the Crescents were awesome!!!

Pepper Jack and Bacon Crescents
4 good size pieces of Pepper Jack Cheese (think 1/2 of a string cheese size)
4 pieces of bacon (cooked and crumbled)
Can of Crescent Seamless Dough Sheets

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2) Open Dough Sheet and cut into 4 rectangles
3) Sprinkle each rectangle with bacon
4) Add a piece of cheese at bottom ends and roll up
5) Place Seam side down on baking sheet
6) Bake for 15-20 minutes

Adapted from

Christmas Printables

Sometimes Pinterest makes you dig for what you are really looking for but with a little work I did FINALLY find the Christmas Chalkboard like Printables I was looking for . . .

Not quite done with my project yet but I did want to share this link with all of you from Mothertime Marketplace

Eddie's Choice: Cheese Bombs and Sticky FIngers

The other night I let Eddie Choose what we were having for dinner. One Pinterest I have been keeping a board of all the food i think he would like and let him choose from the hundreds of posts there.

To my surprise he picked on the the easiest and tastiest recipes CHEESE BOMBS and we paired then with our Rebel Sauce Chicken Fingers.

Cheese Bombs
Ingredients -1 Container of Pillsbury Grands Flaky Layers Biscuits
-1/2 of a pound of Mozzarella
-Olive Oil
-Greek Seasoning
-Parmesan Cheese

Directions 1) Pre-Heat Oven to 350 degrees 2) Cut Cheese into 8 equal pieces 3) Open Biscuits 4) Individually stretch biscuit put cheese in middle and fold up biscuit around the cheese 5) Place onto Baking Sheet folded side down 6) Brush top of each biscuit with olive then sprinkle on seasoning and parmesan cheese 7) Cook for 15 to 20 minutes
-Recipe Adapted from
-You can substitute the Greek Seasoning for Italian Seasoning and Garlic Powder

Rebel Sticky Fingers
Tyson Chicken …

Cranberry Mojitos

Crystal Light has come out with mock-tail drink mixes that taste good on their own but when you add some alcohol they get even better :)

Light night we mixed up some Mojitos using Crystal Light Mojito Mix and Barcardi - I kicked it up even more by adding some cranberry juice

Cranberry Mojitos
-Crystal Light Mojito (Already made)
-Bacardi (or other light rum)
-Cranberry Juice

1) Mix equal parts of each ingredient and enjoy

Turkey Day 2013

For Thanksgiving this year me and Eddie went to his moms house so we didn't have to cook but we did bring quite a few side dishes.

Here's What we brought
Spicy Beer Jerky
1-2 pounds stir fry meat
1 tsp liquid smoke
2 tsp salt
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 beer

1) Place all ingredients in a large Ziploc bag and marinate over night
2) Place in Dehydrator and cook for 3-6 hours at 170 degrees

Cheesy Bread
-Homemade pizza dough with 1/4 tsp garlic powder added into dough
-1/2 cup of butter (melted)
-8 oz of Mozzarella Cheese
-Parmesan Cheese
-Greek Seasoning

1) Pre-Heat oven to 425 degrees
2) Follow the Homemade Dough Recipe found here adding 1/4 garlic powder to the dough
3) Melt 1/2 cup of butter and place into the bottom of a baking sheet with a lip
4) Roll out dough and place on top of butter
5) Top dough with mozzarella, Greek sea…