Monster Trail Mix

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I’m like a kid in a candy store with this!! Ok check out this list

  • Chocolate chips
  • White chocolate Chips
  • Peanut Butter Peanut Butter Chips
  • M&Ms
  • Peanuts
  • Almonds
  • Yogurt covered Rasins
  • pretzels

It doesn’t get any better than that!! I love chocolate!! When I was a kid (I still do this) All my chex and trail mix, I would eat all the chocolate candy out of it and not eat anything else.

Everything goes together great. When ever I make trail mix, I don’t just throw everything in, its the one time I’m not lazy! I like to make sure every thing in the mix has a reason to be there. So the chocolate chips are for chocolate, white chocolate is for sweet, peanut butter got a nutty flavor and to go along with the peanuts, m&ms cause I like them, and it makes it pretty, almonds for salt and smokey flavor, peanuts cause all trail mix’s have peanuts, yogurt raisins for a creamy juicy flavor, and pretzels for salt.

That is why I love trail mix, so many flavors and textures. It really is the bomb!! Since all you do to make trail mix  is put stuff in a bowl,  I make it like everyday and have it ready for the kids when they get home.

There is that much to say about this besides the fact it is the best trail mix you will ever eat!!!! When I was younger we used to make our own trail mix, mine was Made of all the chocolate and candy and nothing else. That is my perfect trail mix. The first 4 ingredients in this, but this is great!

This is the best snack!!! Its delicious and easy. You can just put every thing out and the kids can make it  when they get home from school, all you do is put stuff in a bowl!

Ingredients-

  • 1 cup Chocolate chips
  • 1 cup White chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup Peanut Butter Peanut Butter Chips
  • 1 cup M&Ms
  • 1 cup Peanuts
  • 1 cup slightly roasted Almonds
  • 1 cup Yogurt covered Rasins
  • 1 cup pretzels, lightly crunched

Directions-

  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl

 

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Orzo with Parmesan and Basil

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I have probably told you this story before but I’m gonna tell you again. When my BFF Malina was turning 12, I had my first bowl of orzo. I didn’t expect it to be that good, I thought is was just plain old boring pasta that looked like rice, but I was wrong!!! It was covered in butter and it was awesome!! After that I started eating it a lot. At all our sleep overs we would make like 2 cups of orzo and cover it in butter and Parmesan cheese. I ate that when ever I had orzo. Then I got into my older age and I decided to make other things with orzo. Depending on what I made, I would put different stuff in my orzo. I made this in the summer time and I wanted to add a herb for freshness so I threw in some minced basil. But in needed something else. I made this on a Thursday, I go food shopping every Saturday so we were a little low on food, so I kinda just threw in Parmesan cheese, but it tasted good! Its had the hint of freshness and cheese, everything is better with cheese!! There are a few things that make everything better food wise, cheese, chocolate, and rainbow sprinkles!! I love rainbow sprinkles, its makes it so pretty!!! Anyway………………

Its fall. I think, is it fall yet? Maybe its not, I don’t know. But its almost fall (if its not already) then it will be winter, you need warm food besides soup!!! But I am excited to share my soup recipes with you!!! I have some amazing soups that have been in my family for over 60 years!!! Okay, but I am  saying that this is warm and this is!! Well, actually it can be served warm or cold. If you want to serve it cold you can add some more veggies and make a  orzo salad. I will post a recipe for that after
this.

Can dogs get excited over food? I’m not even kiddng when ever I make this, my dog Buster stops what he is doing, and runs over, I’m not kidding!!! Come over, I’ll prove it. He loves Parmesan cheese, maybe that is why. OMG, we got a bone maker!!! I have been making homemade bones!!! My favorite are these ones that make his breath smell like mint!! I’m dead serious his breath smells awful!!

Oh I forgot to tell you, you can eat this with chicken, lamb shanks,l and a few beef dishes. There are probably some other things to you could eat it with, that is just what I thought of at the top of my head

Ingredients-

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can of chicken stock
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1/2 cup and a tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons basil, minced

Directions-

  1. Melt butter in heavy skillet over medium heat.
  2. Stir in the orzo and saute until lightly browned.
  3. Stir in chicken stock and bring to boil. Cover. Reduce heat and simmer until orzo is tender  about 15 – 20 minutes.
  4. Mix in Parmesan cheese and basil. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Put into bowl and garnish with left over basil

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs (Photo credit: ninniane)

I don’t like deviled eggs. They taste bad. Plus,they stink. But, on be half of people who like deviled eggs, apparently these are the best deviled eggs I have ever made. I make these for ever party. Its a great side or appetizer. Um, there isn’t much more for me to say about these. Um, yeh. Sorry this was kinda boring. Well, lets just get started.

Ingredients-

  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp prepared mustard
  • 1 tablespoon salad dressing, creamy
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 pinch Paprika

Directions-

  1. Put eggs in
    saucepan and cover with water. Bring to boil. Cover, remove from heat,
    and let eggs sit in the hot water for 10-12 minutes. Remove from hot
    water and cool.
  2. Peel and cut
    in half lengthwise. Remove yolks and combine with mustard, salad
    dressing and salt and pepper. Mix together until smooth and creamy.
  3. Refill each egg half with the yolk mixture and sprinkle with the  paprika.

Rosemary and Butter Rolls

WHB #86 : Rosemary Rolls

 Rosemary Rolls (Photo credit: kochtopf)

 

LOVE!!!!!!! We are getting hot over here!!!!! We have a match, Butter and Rosemary!!!!!!!! Together forever and make the perfect rolls!!!! Bow if you are like me, I’m busy!!!!!! I don’t have time to make homemade dough!!! So I used Pillsbury! But with some seasoning and herbs threw on melted butter!!!!! Yummy and Quick!!!!  So y’all might ask, how did you come up with such an amazing dish? Well I will tell you, I was making the Pillsbury rolls in the spring and I took a quick step outside. I saw in the big pots that I plant herbs I had a ton of rosemary. Now,I was making some kind of meat but I don’t remember what. I opened my spice rack I have (my favorite drawer in the kitchen!) to get some salt and pepper, I saw some Garlic Powder. I opened up the fridge to get lemons and it just popped! It took my like 30 seconds to function my idea and I just went right to it!!!They are healthy easy quick dinner rolls!!!! What can be better! The truth is, Nothing can be better!! I’m loving it!!! It taste great in a gravy with mashed potatoes!!!! That is what I made the first day!!!It rocks the house!!!!!! I love dinner butter rolls!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are the perfect rolls for dinner and they are buttery! They suit their name!!!!Go with everything!!!!!!!

What an easy dish!! I love bread. I love serving it before my main course or wit it. These give a new flavor to a meal! Traditoinal butter rolls are great, the butter keeps the bread moist. These are butter rolls with just a few extra flavors. The Rosemary cooks and all the juices come out onto the rolls and garlic powder, OMG the best thing!! The rolls all ready have a fresh flavor, this is just a little extra to give it some pop!

They are the easiest rolls ever because I kinda cheated and bought the dough. Its easier and it gives my time to relax. I can make these just minutes before dinner. They don’t take hours to rise which is awesome! These are simple and delicious!

Lets Go!

Ingredients-

  • 2 cans Pillsbury dinner rolls
  • 2 tablespoons rosemary,chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 stick butter, melted

Directions-

  1.  Preheat oven to 350
  2. Put rolls in a pan(size called for on box)
  3. Pour melted butter over rolls and sprinkle Rosemary on top
  4. Bake for time called for on box
  5. Sprinkle on Garlic powder, make sure you get
  6. Serve and Enjoy!!!!!!