Friday, November 14, 2014

Snickerdoodle Brownies

It's FRIDAY! Have you had a good week?  Do you have big plans for the weekend? I do - I'll be representing doTERRA at a HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS fair tomorrow at Charlie Daniels Park in Mt. Juliet, TN. If you're in the area, come see me!

Today, I'm sharing these Snickerdoodle Brownies from My Own Sweet Thyme.

These are really good - and SO much easier than regular snickerdoodles! They take hardly any time, and are soft, cinnamony, and cravable. :D

This is also another recipe from when I was in Oregon; I've made them a couple more times since then, but the photo was on my laptop... :D

They freeze well, they travel well, and they make a great gift for someone who loves snickerdoodles. :) I hope you'll try them - snickerdoodles are pretty popular around the holidays... :)

Have a wonderful weekend! Be BLESSED, friend!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

French Toast Roll-Ups

Happy Wednesday! :) Are you enjoying your week? It's going MUCH too quickly for me. Phew, life gets crazy in November! :D

ANYWAY. This recipe I actually tried over a year ago, when we were in Oregon. :D The photos were on my laptop, and it was just too much work... ;D

These are French Toast Roll-Ups from The Girl Who Ate Everything.

These were good! I like anything with cinnamon and sugar. :D They *were* a little labor-intensive, but I wasn't making a bunch of them. Just enough for me. :D

I used peanut butter and cream cheese - individually. :) They're really kid-friendly - fill with whatever the faves around your house are!

OK, I'm outta here! Have a wonderful day, friend. BE BLESSED!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Breakfast Pie

 Good Monday Morning! I hope you've had a great weekend, and are ready for your week! :) (Seriously. Is anyone, EVER????)

Today's recipe share is for Breakfast Pie from Joyful Momma's Kitchen.

This is so much a YES, PLEASE! that the first time I made it, I didn't even get to photograph it! :D I made it for my Bible study ladies, and we all devoured what we had; I put the rest in the fridge, figuring to eat some the next day and photo it then.

Didn't happen. :D

Kenn wanted to know if he could finish it off! Of course I said yes - and remembered, hours later, that I hadn't gotten a photo for you!

Guess I'd have to make it again....
So I did, for our farmer friends in Indiana. And I forgot: I should have doubled the recipe, because they need FUEL to work as hard as they do. But they were SO polite, and saved Kenn the last piece. :D

The second time, I used bacon bits. For one thing, I was using someone else's kitchen, and that always throws me off (and makes things take longer to make!). For another, it's SOOOOOOO much quicker! :D

Also, I didn't do the corn flakes thing. It's already got potatoes in it, and I didn't want to add more carbs! Neither time did I do them, and no one felt like it was missing ANYTHING. :D

I hope you do try this; it's really good, really easy, and will get rave reviews. :D

Have a wonderful day, friend! Be BLESSED~!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Crossover: Hostess Appreciation Luncheon, part TWO

Happy Friday! :) I'm glad you came back today! Time to show you the rice and squash/cauliflower casserole from my Hostess Appreciation Luncheon for my Stampin' Up! hostesses!

First up: Becky's Easy Cliantro Lime Rice from

It's easy, and it's good, and the flavor is great with Mexican food. I get tired of Spanish rice with Mexican food ALL the time. Of course, I made my "refried" beans, and the two together were really nice.

Next up is this Low Carb Butternut Squash and Cauliflower Casserole from All Day Long I Dream About Food!

As Donna said, they know it's fall when they come eat squash at my house. :D I wanted to make sure that we had a vegetable, in case someone wasn't too crazy about all the Mexican food I made. I USUALLY make squash on the sweet side, like acorn squash with brown sugar and butter - but this is definitely savory, with Parmesan cheese. It was good - I halved the recipe, and used frozen cauliflower instead of fresh. It was good!

For dessert, I made this flan again. :) It's easy, Mexican, and good - everyone had a second piece! :D

Well, now you know one of the reasons my hostesses have been with me for so long: our Hostess Appreciation Luncheon is FULLY homemade. I do all I can to serve them a wonderful meal; all they have to do is host a qualifying Stampin' Up! party once a year. If you'd like to do so, please contact me! We have a BLAST! (And we can do it ONLINE, too!!) And if you'd like to see the projects we made this year, please visit Lori's Stamping Spot and look for today's post. :)

Have a wonderful day and a wonderful weekend, my friend. BE BLESSED!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Crossover: Hostess Appreciation Luncheon, part ONE

Welcome to Wednesday! :D For today and Friday, I'd like to share with you a few recipes I made for my annual Stampin' Up!'s Hostess Appreciation Luncheon; it's a crossover post because I'll be linking you to my Stampin' Up! page and vice versa, so you can see what our projects were, too. :)

We went Mexican Fiesta this year. :) I'll post the main dish and salsa today, and the two sides I'll share on Friday.

These are Simply Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas from

Of course I didn't do it quite like the recipe! :D I poached the chicken in water, onion, cumin, salt, and pepper. Then I shredded it, saute'd the onions and added it to my shredded chicken, and proceeded from there.

The sauce was really easy and yummy; my mom "snacked" on the leftovers for a couple days. :D These were simple to make, not overly spicy, baked well, and were pretty impressive. :D

Now, then. On to the salsa!

Honestly? I'm a little leery of salsa recipes. I LOVE pico de gallo, but it's SO labor-intensive!!! I decided to try this, however, and I'm SO glad I did! :D

Everyone LOVED this salsa from Curved Promises on tumblr.

It REALLY doesn't get much simpler than this! However, the longer it sat, the hotter it became - which is unusual, because it didn't have anything hotter than green chilies in it! But it was good on ANYTHING one desired to put it on. :D

OK, that's all for today! If you'd like to see the table setting, invitation, and table favor, please visit me at Lori's Stamping Spot and look for today's post. :)

Have a wonderful day, friends! Be BLESSED!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Eggs in Hash Brown Nests

Happy Monday! It's NOVEMBER! Where has this YEAR gone, people?!?! I mean...!!!!

Let me just warn you: I'm about to head in to open house preparations full tilt; I will continue to share things as I get a chance, but most of my open house recipes are ones you've seen, or ones I've done for years, so there won't be much new to show you from that. I'll do what I can to try new products and recipes, and read new books, but the next month will be TOTALLY nutso. :D

OK. You've been warned. :D Now, on to today's share: Eggs in Hash Brown Nests, from none other than The Pioneer Woman.

I love watching Ree on the Food Network. She makes me feel like a friend. :) I came across this recipe a while ago, and decided to give it a try last month.

I did NOT make my own hash browns. I like Simply Potatoes for this kind of thing, so that's what I used. I needed to season them more than I did. Also, mine didn't get very crisp on the outside - because I don't LIKE my eggs to get brown. I think, if and when I do this recipe again, I might bake the nests even more than I did.

These reheated OK; I didn't even heat a few of them, just ate them cold - because I didn't want my eggs to be able to bounce. :D And I can see, definitely, serving them with a big ham for brunch - that would be really yummy!

I guess I really can't make up my mind on these; YOU try them and tell me what YOU think! :)

Have a wonderful day, my friend. Be BLESSED! :)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Cream Cheese Apple Bread

It's FRIDAY!!!! We're home, trying to get back into the swing of things. :D BUSY time ahead of us, for SURE!

Today's recipe is for Cream Cheese Apple bread, from Today's Creative Blog.

Let me just say that Mom put this one together for me. So I don't know if the cream cheese vanished into the dough, or what happened - but it doesn't look like the one on the blog.

It IS a YES, PLEASE, recipe however! I made this for a Stampin' Up! class, and everyone loved it. It's incredibly moist and flavorful.

I think I'll keep the recipe, and maybe double the cream cheese part. I mean, I love cream cheese, so it can't HURT... :D

OK, I'm outta here. :D Have a WONDERFUL weekend. Be blessed, my friend!