Sunday, January 30, 2011

Girl Scout Chocolate Mint Cookies

Girl Scout cookie time always makes me so happy...until I moved to Ft. Drum. I, for some reason, can never find a girl scout to purchase 8 billion boxes from. So, I have taken matters into my own hands.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

My husband created a monster. A jalapeno monster. I cannot get enough of these peppers! Add bacon into the mix and you have a problem just waiting to happen!!

Roasted Chicken & Zucchini Stuffed Biscuits

This is my own spin on Grands! Taco Melts. I couldn't get enough of it and I wanted to experiment. I absolutely love zucchini and I really liked the flavoring behind the turkey I made for Thanksgiving, so I KNEW that I wanted to incorporate both of those things in my experiment.

Shepherd's Pie

Friday, January 28, 2011

Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls (Copycat)

The one thing I really loved about Ft. Gordon (among other things) was that there were Cinnabons EVERYWHERE. Ft. Drum has Dunkin' Donuts...blehhhh. I miss Cinnabon a bunch. Here's how I coped with my broken heart:

Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls {Copycat} | Make your own ooey gooey delicious Cinnabon rolls at home! #copycat #breakfast

Monkey Bread

A very popular and widespread recipe, but I'm still gonna share it :] Who, yes YOU, may not have ever heard of it and now you have this magical recipe at your fingertips!!

My friend Jaime gave it to me and it was her mom who gave it to her - so all credit goes to the lovely Deb Hollingworth for this one :]

Monday, January 17, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Spanish Rice & Pork Chops

This is a family recipe. My stepdad came up with it for our camping trips. It's unbelievable made over a campfire. My kids absolutely love it.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Piggy Birthday Cupcakes

So I get emails from I was going through birthday cake ideas and when I saw this idea...I immediately knew that I would make it for my mother-in-law for her birthday! And I was determined to completely blindside her with 'em. She has two piggies at home...Gunther & Faith. Most women joke about being a crazy cat lady one day...Mom is going to be a crazy pig lady :]

However in my excitement, I forgot to write down exactly what I needed. So my concoction varies from the original recipe.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe is off of the Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chips bag. We made these for Santa. And Santa said they were AMAZING :] And you can take Santa's word for it, right?

What you need:
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (Dry)
  • 1 tsp. baking soda (Dry)
  • 1 tsp. salt (Dry)
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12 oz.) Nestle Toll House semisweet chocolate morsels

Preheat oven to 375. Combine dry ingredients.

Beat together butter, sugars and vanilla until creamy. I had to swipe the sides and clear the whisk several times. I'm not sure if my mother-in-law has a paddle attachment. And I don't think she was home at the time I made these. Hmm.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Unless you are me and are so excited to make the cookies and get distracted while taking pictures and add both in at the same time, start cursing and hope and pray to the cookie gods that you didn't just screw up Santa's cookies. :]

Gradually beat in flour mixture.

Find 2 super cute kids and put them to work. (Note: Fantastical Sharing does not endorse child labor. Nor were any children harmed in the making of these cookies) Stir in the chocolate chips.

Doing a great job!

Mmm. Sometimes I think the benefits of eating raw cookie dough outweigh the risks of e.coli and salmonella. (Note: Fantastical Sharing does not endorse eating raw eggs and catching infectious diseases. Try at your own risk :P)

Drop on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Tip: Take them out when they are slightly "undercooked" - when they don't look completely done, as they will continue to cook on the cookie sheet before you remove them to a wire rack to cool. You don't want to take them out when they look all the way done.

Cool on baking sheet for 2 minutes.

Then remove to wire rack and guard with your life...

Otherwise you'll find them disappearing :]