Slow Cooker Creamed Corn (Yes!)

Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 08:02 AM
posted by mrscaz

This one is truly delicious and super-easy!

Slow Cooker Creamed Corn

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 (16 ounce) packages frozen corn kernels  corn
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter
  •  1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a slow cooker, combine corn, cream cheese, butter, milk, and sugar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Cook on High for 2 to 4 hours, or on Low for 4 to 6 hours.

Enjoy!

Recipe by: DOTTE “Good and easy!”

This recipe is sole property and courtesy of AllRecipe.com and DOTTE

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Our Favorite Toddler Memes From The Last Month!

Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 08:02 AM
posted by mrscaz

 

If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook, you’ve probably seen some of these “Toddler Logic”  memes we’re talking about. These are just too funny! We don’t own them nor do we create them, we are just lucky enough to find them and share a laugh (or two) with you!

Here they are in no specific order…

 

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meme 2

 

 

meme 4

 

 

meme 3

 

 

meme 5

We hope you had a good laugh at the expense of toddlers and their logic. :)

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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 @ 08:02 AM
posted by mrscaz

This recipe is so easy, you just have to love your slow cooker! Not only is it no-hassle but it’s delicious…

Ingredients:

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves  slow buff chic
  • 1 (17.5 fluid ounce) bottle buffalo wing sauce, divided
  • 1/2 (1 ounce) package dry ranch salad dressing mix
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 6 hoagie rolls, split lengthwise

Directions:

  1. Place the chicken breasts into a slow cooker, and pour in 3/4 of the wing sauce and the ranch dressing mix. Cover, and cook on Low for 6 to 7 hours.
  2. Once the chicken has cooked, add the butter, and shred the meat finely with two forks. Pile the meat onto the hoagie rolls, and splash with the remaining buffalo wing sauce to serve.

Enjoy!

Recipe by: Divinesolace21 “This is a spicy, hearty sandwich that will please those who love buffalo chicken wings. This recipe is perfect for those days spent watching football. I like to top these with blue cheese or ranch dressing.”

This recipe and above image is courtesy and sole property of AllRecipes.com and Divinesolace21

 

 

 

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Chicken Chile Spaghetti (Warm Up With This)

Monday, February 20, 2017 @ 08:02 AM
posted by mrscaz

This is comfort food that will warm you up and keep you satisfied…

Chicken Chile Spaghetti

Ingredients:

  • 1 (2 to 3 pound) whole chicken
  • 12 ounces vermicelli pasta  spag
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
  • 1 pound processed cheese, cubed
  • 2 (4.5 ounce) cans sliced mushrooms

Directions:

  1. Place whole chicken in large pot or Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 40 to 60 minutes, until tender. Remove chicken from pot, reserving broth. Skin and bone chicken; set meat aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). (For slow cooker instructions, see Cook’s Note.)
  3. Bring chicken broth to a boil. Stir in pasta and cook 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente. Remove pasta from pot and set aside.
  4. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Cook celery, garlic, onion and bell pepper in butter until tender. Toss celery mixture with pasta, diced tomatoes and green chiles, processed cheese, sliced mushrooms and chicken meat. Place in 9×13 inch baking dish. Pour reserved chicken broth over to moisten.
  5. Bake in preheated oven 20 minutes, until hot and bubbly.

 This recipe and image are courtesy of AllRecipes.com / Stephanie 

Recipe by: Stephanie “Top with shredded mozzarella before baking, if desired. Also an easy recipe to make in your Crock-Pot®–use no butter and add 1 cup of canned chicken broth.”

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Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Friday, February 17, 2017 @ 08:02 AM
posted by mrscaz

This soup is easy, delicious and perfect for those cold Winter days and nights…

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup 

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water soup
  • 2 cooked, boneless chicken breast halves, shredded
  • 1 (4.5 ounce) package quick cooking long grain and wild rice with seasoning packet
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups heavy cream

Prep 5 m - Cook 20 m - Ready In 25 m

Directions:

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, combine broth, water and chicken. Bring just to boiling, then stir in rice, reserving seasoning packet. Cover and remove from heat.
  2. In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper and flour. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in contents of seasoning packet until mixture is bubbly. Reduce heat to low, then stir in flour mixture by tablespoons, to form a roux. Whisk in cream, a little at a time, until fully incorporated and smooth. Cook until thickened, 5 minutes.
  3. Stir cream mixture into broth and rice. Cook over medium heat until heated through, 10 to 15 minutes.

Enjoy!

This recipe and image are courtesy and sole property of AllRecipes.comStephanie G

Recipe by: Stephanie G “A supremely filling, hearty soup. I serve this on cold rainy days with a loaf of homemade bread. Hint: this is perfect for leftover rotisserie chicken or chicken you’ve pulled from the bone after making homemade chicken stock! This soup makes great leftovers, but you might want to thin it slightly with skim milk or water when reheating.”

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Tips For Toddler Parenting (Surviving Toddlerhood)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 @ 08:02 AM
posted by mrscaz

Here’s a list of links, from trusted sites, that offer some great advice on parenting your toddlers…

  • Parenting tips: How to improve toddler behavior – Mayo Clinic CLICK HERE! child-1997729_640
  • 9 Mistakes to Avoid With Your Toddler – WebMd.com CLICK HERE!
  • 7 Secrets of Toddler Discipline – WebMd.com CLICK HERE!
  • 16 Tips for Surviving The Toddler Years – ScaryMommy.com CLICK HERE!
  • Toddlers: Your Game Plan for the Terrific Twos  - AHAParenting.com CLICKHERE!
  • Daily Life with Your Toddler: Eat, Love, Play – AHAParenting.com CLICK HERE!
  • Discipline: Managing Your Toddler so you can enjoy him  - AHAParenting.com CLICK HERE!

Image is courtesy of pixabay.comJFGagnonPhotograhie 

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Homemade Valentine’s Chocolates

Monday, February 13, 2017 @ 08:02 AM
posted by mrscaz

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! And this seems easy enough, so…

Homemade Valentine’s Chocolates

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound high-quality dark chocolate, chopped  choc
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground dried chipotle pepper
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, or as needed

Directions:

  1. Place chocolate into a bowl; add chipotle pepper and salt.
  2. Heat cream in a small saucepan over medium-low heat until it comes to a boil. Pour cream over chocolate and let stand for 3 minutes.
  3. Stir gently until chocolate mixture is completely smooth. Pour chocolate mixture out onto a sheet of plastic wrap on a work surface. Pick up one edge of the plastic and roll the chocolate into a rough log shape. Continue to roll, wrapping chocolate in the plastic. Refrigerate until chilled and firm, 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  4. Place cocoa into a small bowl. Unwrap chocolate and cut in half crosswise; cut each half into halves lengthwise. Roughly cut candy into 1/2-inch square ‘stones’. Place the chocolate pieces into the cocoa and toss gently to coat.

Enjoy!

Recipe by: Chef John “Find yourself a nice decorative box to put these in. It doesn’t hurt if it has the word ‘love’ on it. And then you present these as your gift for Valentine’s Day. The flavor profile for these is just perfect: dark chocolate with just a hint of warmth.”

This recipe and image are sole property of AllRecipes.com and Chef John 

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Soda Pretzels (Kids Love These)

Friday, February 10, 2017 @ 08:02 AM
posted by mrscaz

If your like me, you love a good warm, soft pretzel. Kids love these too! Here’s a delicious and easy recipe…

Soda Pretzels

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup baking soda PRETZELS
  • 5 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt, for topping

Directions:

  1. In a non-aluminum stock pot, dissolve 1/3 cup baking soda in 5 cups water. Bring water to a boil, and then remove from heat. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, sift together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, and baking soda. Stir in buttermilk and honey until dough pulls together. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead briefly to form a firm dough.
  3. Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece into a cylinder approximately 12 inches long. Form into classic pretzel shape. Pinch ends to seal. Dip pretzels in baking soda solution and then place on lightly greased cookie sheets.
  4. Sprinkle pretzels with kosher salt, and bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 10 minutes.

Enjoy!

Recipe by: ARVILLALAR “This recipe for pretzels uses traditional Irish soda bread dough instead of a yeast based dough. It’s quick and works great! These pretzels come out great, just like the street vendor type.”

Recipe and Image are Courtesy of AllRecipes.com and ARVILLALAR

 

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Organizing Your Family – (We All Need This)

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 @ 08:02 AM
posted by mrscaz

This is something we can all use, even the most organized person can use some new ideas from time to time. Take a look…

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  • How to Organize Your Family With the Help of Technology – CLICK HERE! LifeHacker.com
  • 10 Business Strategies to Organize Your Family Life – CLICK HERE! RealSimple
  • How To Get Your Family More Organised! – CLICK HERE! OrganiseMyHouse
  •  7 Tips For Organizing Your Family Schedule – CLICK HERE! Care.com
  • Creating a Clean and Organized Home is Easier Than It Looks – CLICK HERE!
  • Here’s a Great APP to Organize Your Family – CLICK HERE! Cozi.com

We hope this list helps you become better organized so you can ultimately have less stress!

The image is courtesy of Pixabay.comtookapic 

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Love Letter Cookies! (Perfect for Valentines Day)

Monday, February 6, 2017 @ 08:02 AM
posted by mrscaz

These cookies are too cute, and perfect for a spouse or even a special Valentine’s Day treat for your kids!

Love Letter Cookies…

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour love letters
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup candied cherries, chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees F (245 degrees C).
  2. Blend flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter, lemon zest and orange zest until mixture resembles coarse meal. Blend sour cream in evenly.
  3. Gather dough into firm ball. Divide in half. Roll on well-floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut in 3 x 2 inch pieces; fold ends to center to resemble an envelope, overlapping slightly; seal with tiny piece of candied cherry.
  4. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Brush tops with water; sprinkle with sugar. Bake 6 to 8 minutes.

Enjoy!

This recipe and image are sole property of  AllRecipes.com and Recipe by:Robin J.

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