Month: February 2014

Tile Decoupage

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I had left over tiles from the bathroom renovation. Nobody needed them and I didn’t want to throw them away, so I started thinking…. I found an Italian travel guide book FULL of pictures at the resale shop.
I used old cooking magazines too. I just cut them up and did decoupage! I found some little plastic feet in one of my many craft drawers, so the tiles could also be trivets. I miss my workshop at my old house. I don’t have much room here to do all my projects. It’s really sad. LOL

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Breakfast Casserole

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Hard boiled eggs with cheesy sauce and toast!

6 hard boiled eggs

3TB butter

3TB flour

1c evaporated milk

1c water

1tsp salt

add some black peppuh to taste

Cheese of your choice, enough to cover the eggs after you put them in the casserole dish.

6 slices of toasted bread cut into triangles.

Okay ready? 

Whisk together butter and flour over low flame until smooth.

Add the milk and water slowly, frequently whisking.

Meanwhile, slice up your already boiled eggs and arrange them in the baking dish.

Set your oven to 350 and keep whisking!

When it’s thick enough, pour it over the eggs and add the cheese.

Bake for about 20 minutes.

Toast your bread, cut into triangles and spoon eggs over.

I added some parsley for looks. Enjoy!

http://spoonful.com/recipes/lasagna-soup

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This sounded horrible at first, but after reading it out of morbid curiosity, I think I’ll try it!

Individual Cherry Cheesecakes

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I made these for my husband’s “Food Day” at work. They were a hit. They are easy to make! 

I buy Keebler’s mini already made pie crusts in the little tins.

3 bricks cream cheese softened

1c sugar

2TBS flour

1tsp vanilla

2 eggs

1 egg yolk

1/4c milk

1 can of cherry pie filling

Add a little cinnamon and or allspice or nutmeg.

Makes 12

Add cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla into mixer on medium speed until combined. Add whole eggs and yolk all at once. Beat on LOW speed just until combined. Stir in the milk. The most important thing I learned is to not mix too much, it’s okay if it’s a little lumpy. I then fill the tins, and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. 375 degrees for about 45 minutes, or until top is golden. I use a fork to double check for doneness, if it comes out clean, it’s done! Add your topping of choice after they cool. I usually use cherries and sliced almonds. Watch how fast they disappear…

Annie’s Stuffing

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I used to detest stuffing, until my Mother-in-law made some. It was my first Holiday with the family and I tried the stuffing just to be polite. Oh is it good! This is a slight variation of Mom’s. 

I usually make my own, but sometimes I buy the box. What really makes it, is the additions. It’s a lot of chopping, so sharpen your knives! That’s a picture of what I used in the last batch I made. I’ve also used raisins and walnuts. I hope this gave you some new ideas!
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Charity’s Meatball Subs

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I made meatball subs today. First off, the meatball recipe.

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1 lb. ground beef
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 egg

Mix raw beef with all ingredients while preheating the oven at 350. Foil your pan or cookie sheet, roll meat into balls and put on foiled pan/sheet. Put ’em in the oven for 40 minutes.

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When balls are done stick ’em on some paper towels to drain grease and then toss ’em into your sauce. I just used jarred red sauce from the grocery store and threw in some oregano and garlic powder. Let simmer on low for 30-60 minutes.

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Stick your balls on a french roll, bun, hoagie or whatever you want. Throw some sauce and cheese on top and enjoy.

Lasagna Roll Ups

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I kept seeing recipes for lasagna roll ups online so I decided to do my own.

8 lasagna noodles, boiled
1 jar red sauce
1 lb. ground beef
8 oz. ricotta cheese
2 spoonfuls sour cream
handful shredded cheese (whatever you feel like using – I used cheddar jack)
Oregano, garlic powder, salt & pepper to your liking
Mozzerella cheese to top it off

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I boiled the noodles, they don’t have to be full cooked – baking it will solve that problem. Mixed the cheeses (threw in some oregano, garlic powder, salt & pepper) and browned the ground beef. Then drained the beef and mixed it with the sauce in a frying pan. While that was going on I put a large spoonful of the cheese mix on each noodle and rolled it up, placing them side by side in a glass pan. After that I poored some sauce on top of the noodles and all around. Covered it with foil and baked for 30 minutes. I took off the foil and put some cheese on top and baked it for an extra 10 minutes.

It was delicious.

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