Sunday, October 24, 2010

Cheddar Bay Biscuits (Red Lobster)

Happy Sunday Everyone! Today is a fun filled/ busy day for us! I am making Sugar Cookies and decorating them with Khloey then I am making Monster Cookies for Trunk or Treat tonight at church! Yummy! Here is a recipe I have been making for a while. We had them Thursday night!

Cheddar Bay Biscuits (Red Lobster)



2 1/2cups Bisquick baking mix

3/4 cup cold whole milk

4 tablespoons cold butter (1/2 stick)

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1 1/2 to 2 cups grated cheddar cheese

*This will be Brushed on top after baking*
2 tablespoons butter, melted

1/4 teaspoon dried parsley flakes

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

pinch salt


1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

2. Combine Bisquick with cold butter in a medium bowl using a pastry cutter or a large fork. You don't want to mix too thoroughly. There should be small chunks of butter in there that are about the size of peas. Add cheddar cheese, milk, and 1/4 teaspoon garlic. Mix by hand until combined, but don't over mix.

3. Drop approximately 1/4 cup portions of the dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet using a measuring cup.

4. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until the tops of the biscuits begin to turn light brown.

5. When you take the biscuits out of the oven, melt 2 tablespoons butter is a small bowl in your microwave. Stir in 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and the dried parsley flakes. Use a brush to spread this garlic butter over the tops of all the biscuits. Use up all of the butter. Makes one dozen biscuits.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hand-Print Ghost :)

So I love arts and crafts just as much as I love cooking. I am the teacher for Mission Friends at my church and last night we made these.

Hand-Print Ghost

Things You Will Need:

- White Construction or Card Stock Paper
- Pencil
- Scissors
- Black Construction Paper
- Glue

How to:

1. Trace hand and Wrist with Pencil on White Paper. When you remove there hand round off the wrist at the top
2. Cut out
3. Cut some eyes and a mouth out of Black Paper
4. Paste Eyes and Mouth on Ghost. Paste the hand Upside down on a shit of paper. Decorate to your liking

Philly Cheese Steak Pizza

So last night we had Philly Cheese Steak Pizza. At Food Lion a couple weeks ago they had the STEAK UM's on sale buy one get one free so we got those. I finally decided to use them. I came up with this off the top of my head. Just thought of all the ingredients on a Philly Cheese Steak and put them on top of a store bought pizza crust. So let me explain what happened. I sliced some onion and used a little over a half a box of Steak Ums at first found out at the end that was not enough so I sliced another onion and used the rest of the box. Also I would have used Bell Pepper & Mushrooms but my mom was here and she does not really like bell pepper so I left it off. My husband hates mushrooms so I sauteed them up separately and just topped them on half of the pizza. Here is the full recipe bellow.

Philly Cheese-Steak Pizza

- 1 Box Steak Ums; sliced
- 3 Small Onions; chopped or 1 LARGE Onion
- 1 Large Bell Pepper; chopped
- 1 Can Mushrooms; drained
- 10 1/2 Slices of American Cheese
- 1 1/2 cups to 2 cups of Italian Blend Shredded Cheese
- 1 Refrigerated Pizza Dough, such as Pillsbury

How to:
1. In a saute pan add in Steak Ums, Onions, Bell Peppers, and Mushrooms. Saute together on about medium until steak is done and onions and bell peppers are soft. Drain off excess Grease.

First Batch

Second Batch after I realized there was not enough lol

2. Roll out Pizza dough on to a sheet pan. Roll out with Rolling pin or stretch to the thickness your would like. Then I brushed mine with just a little Olive Oil next time I will NOT do that.
3. Layer Sliced Cheese on Bottom of crust.

4. Layer on Steak topping.
5. Sprinkle with Italian Blend Cheese.
6. Bake according to Package! Mine was 400 for 8 to 11 mins!

ENJOY!!!! IT was awesome!

Tips: When you slice your onions and bell pepper do them in strips but VERY thin strips! It helps them cook fast and blend better. You want them to cook in about the same time the steak will so that you don't have to over cook the steak

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Kicked Up Baked Beans

Hey everyone. Long time no blog. Just been spending a lot of family time with my husband and daughter here lately. I have been cooking tho.

We have been going to a lot of Festivals. Went to the one here in town. Then we also went to a street fair and had some wonderful BBQ Ribs. And this past weekend we went to The Sorghum Festival. I love Festivals, parades, and fairs soo much!

The State Fair in Raleigh, NC is going on now. Even tho I would love to go I am thinking we will leave that for when my daughter can enjoy it a little more :)! This weekend we are having our Annual Trunk or Treat at church :)! Khloey is going to be Dorthy this year soo cute!

My Husband is starting to work is butt off. There work picks up during the Holidays its a good thing Financial wise but I hate seeing him so wore out and tired all the time! My mother is on Vacation this week so Me & Khloey have been spending lots of time with her which we LOVE!

Can you all believe how Close the Holidays are?

10 Days til Halloween!

37 Days til Thanksgiving!
Glitter Graphics

Thanksgiving Glitters

67 Days til Christmas!

100 Days til KHLOEY TURNS 2!

Kicked Up Baked Beans

- 1 Meduim Size can of baked beans. (I use Bushes Country Style)
- 1 Tablespoon of Mustard
- 1 Tablespoon of Ketchup
- 1 Tablespoon Brown Sugar
- 1 Teaspoon of Steak Sauce *A1*
- 1 Small Onion; chopped
- 1 Small Bell Pepper; chopped
- 2 Cloves Garlic; minced
- 2 Teaspoons Olive Oil
- 10 Pieces of Thick Sliced Bacon

How To:
1. Mix together Baked Beans, Mustard, Ketchup, Brown Sugar, and Steak Sauce together in a casserole dish.

2. Saute Garlic, Onions, and Bell Pepper in two teaspoons of Olive Oil. Just until soft. About 3-5 mins.

3. Mix Saute into Baked Beans.

4. Layer bacon on top.

5. Back at 375 until Bacon is Crispy. About 25 to 30 mins really depending on the oven!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Hogs in a Blanket.

Okay the story behind these. Kielbasa was on sale so we bought 4 pounds. So I was talking with my mom about what to do with some of it and we came up with this! And instead of Pigs in a Blanket. Hogs in a Blanket :D!

Hogs in a Blanket


~1 Lb of Kielbasa
~Sliced Cheese
~1 Package of Crescent Rolls
~Ketchup & Mustard for Dipping


1. Cut Kielbasa into 8 Pieces.

2. Separate Crescent Rolls.
3. Put 1/2 Slice of Cheese on Each Crescent Section. Then a Piece of Kielbasa.

4. Roll & Bake 375 until Golden it was about 15 min. Keep an eye on them all ovens are different.

Crazy Meaty Chili

Howdy Yaw,

It has been a great weekend. The floor is finished. The Parade went great. & the weather has been Ah-Maz-Ing! Friday night it was pretty chilly so what other recipe to make then CHILI. It sat fall off to a GREAT start!

The Hubby is on vacation this week. Last night we had a Bon-Fire last night. It was very very cool so it was so nice we just forgot to get marshmallows :( so maybe get to have another one this weekend :)! Also last night I made Hogs In A Blanket :D! I will post that after this one!

This morning we went grocery shopping at Food Lion. WOW they had some great deals. Going to be making Shepard Pie tonight along with Simi Homemade Strawberry Cake MMMM! Those recipes will be post tomorrow :)!

Now on to the recipe. I came of with this recipe on my own. Pulling for about 6 different ones lol. I love it and its so delicious. Now this calls for 2 pounds of Ground beef. Feel free to use all turkey, all chicken, or a pound of one kind and another pound of another. This also calls for northern beans. You can use any bean you like.

Crazy Meaty Chili


~ 2 Lbs of Ground Beef.
~ 1 1/2 Lbs of Kielbasa Sausage.
~ 3 cans of Tomato Soup.
~ Can of Ketchup. (Fill one of your empty Tomato Soup cans with Ketchup - Thats what I mean by can of ketchup lol)
~ 3 Tablespoons of Chili Powder
~ 1 Teaspoon Cumin
~ Large Can of Diced Tomato's, Drained.
~ Couple Tablespoons of Olive Oil.
~ 2 Small to Medium Onions, Diced.
~ 1 Large Bell Pepper, Diced.
~ 4 Gloves of Garlic, Minced.
~ 2 cans Northern Beans or Beans of your choice, Drained.


1. Turn Crock-Pot on high. Add Tomato Soup, Ketchup, Chili Powder, Cumin, and Diced Tomato's. Mix Well.

2. Brown Ground Beef, Drain, & Set aside.

3. Dice Kielbasa, Onions, Onions, & Mince Garlic.

4. Dizzle a couple of Olive Oil in a pan. Brown Kielbasa. Set aside. Saute Garlic, Onions, & Peppers for about 3 mins just til fragrant.

5. Add Browned Beef, Sausage, Garlic, Onions to Crock Pot. Cover let cook on high for 6-8 hours. The longer the better. Mine cooked for 8 and OMG it was so good.

6. At the last two hours add in the beans if you use Northern Beans. If you use kidney or pinto you could put them on in at step 5. Top with Sour Cream & Shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese YUMMMY!