Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Tasty Tuesday ~ Tortellini Broccoli Salad

Tortellini Broccoli Salad

1 12 ounce package refrigerated cheese tortellini
5 slices thick sliced bacon
2 crowns fresh broccoli cut into bite size pieces (approximately 4 cups)
1/3 cup red onion diced
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup light mayonnaise
1/3 cup light sour cream
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon white sugar
1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook tortellini according to package directions, being careful not to overcook. Rinse with cool water and drain well. Set aside.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place bacon on a foil lined, rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or till browned and crisp. Transfer cooked bacon to paper towels to drain. Crumble and set aside. (I used precooked bacon)

In a large serving bowl, combine the broccoli, cooked and cooled tortellini, onion, and dried cranberries.

In a small bowl, stir together the light mayonnaise, light sour cream, balsamic vinegar, and sugar. Pour over broccoli mixture, and toss until well mixed. Refrigerate for at least two hours or up to six hours.

When ready to serve, stir in the crumbled bacon and chopped walnuts.

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Tasty Tuesday ~ Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

Texas Sheet Cake Cookies

1 box chocolate cake mix
2 eggs, whisked
1/3 cup oil

1/2 cup butter
2 tbsp cocoa
3 tbsp milk
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine cookie ingredients in large bowl and mix until completely incorporated. NOTE: Dough will be thick.

Using a medium sized cookie scoop {or heaping tablespoon}, scoop cookies onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.

Bake for 7-8 minutes, remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheet for 4-5 minutes before moving them to a cooling rack. Repeat until all of the dough is baked.

Combine the first 3 frosting ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat and whisk until the mixture has melted. Remove from heat, add powdered sugar and whisk until smooth.

Pour frosting over cookies. Use a knife or spoon to move excess frosting and be sure that each cookie is completely covered.

Let frosting set and serve. Keep your Texas sheet cake cookies in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Tasty Tuesday ~ Golden Grahams S'Mores

Welcome to my kitchen! Its time for another Tasty Tuesday!

Golden Graham S'mores

6 tablespoons butter
21 ounces mini marshmallows (divided)
8 ¼ cups Golden Grahams cereal (divided)
¾ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips (divided)

Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish. Set aside.

In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter most of the way. Add 16 ounces marshmallows, and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

Stir in 8 cups cereal until combined.

Add remaining 5 ounces marshmallows and ½ cup mini semisweet chocolate chips, and stir to combine.

Press cereal into baking dish.

Sprinkle with remaining ¼ cup cereal and ¼ cup mini chocolate chips.

Let cool to room temperature before cutting and serving

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Tasty Tuesday ~ Orange Cream Fruit Salad

Welcome to my kitchen! Its time for another Tasty Tuesday!

Orange Cream Fruit Salad

3.4 oz. pkg. instant vanilla pudding mix
3/4 milk
1/3 cup frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
8 oz container Cool Whip, thawed
20 oz. can pineapple chunks or tidbits, drained well
11 oz. can mandarin oranges, drained well
2 bananas, sliced - I opted out for bananas and went with mini marshmellows instead.

Combine pudding mix, milk and orange juice concentrate in a mixing bowl.
Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for about 2 minutes and then fold in the Cool Whip.
Gently mix in the canned fruit, and I added in marshmellows
Chill in the fridge for 2-3 hours until ready to serve.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Tasty Tuesday ~ Orange Creamsicle Milkshake

3/4 cup orange soda
2 scoops orange sherbet
2 scoops vanilla ice cream

Pour soad in the blender, add both sherbet and vanilla ice cream and blend until smooth.


Monday, April 19, 2021

Happy Homemaker

I am linking up with Diary of a Stay at Home Mom. Head on over to find some other great bloggers.

For Today... April 12th, 2021

The weather... Its 48° right now, and the high for today is 48°.

How I am feeling this morning... pretty good, got a great nights sleep (mind you this never happens!)

On my mind... I am in my mind, trying to plan out some landscaping for the front yard.

On the breakfast plate... blueberry waffles and orange juice

On my reading pile... nothing right now... lost my interest in the Crawdads book, I may pick it up later.

On my tv... Chicago Med, Fire, PD, The Resident, This is Us, New Amsterdam, The Rookie, Big Sky, Blue Bloods, 911, 911-Lone Star, Prodigal Son, Walking Dead, When Calls the Heart, American Housewife, Call Your Mother, American Idol

On the menu this week
Monday ~ mostacioli, garlic bread and a salad
Tuesday ~ pork chops, potatoes, corn and rolls
Wednesday ~ eggs, bacon or sausage and toast
Thursday ~ pizza
Friday ~ leftovers
Saturday ~ ???
Sunday ~ ???

From the camera... Some sweet pics of my Lici girl

Looking around the house... there are blankets everywhere. The warmer weather is starting to arrive, so its time to put the blankets up!

Chore I'm not looking forward to today or this week... the bathroom....ugh

To relax this week, I will... crochet and cross stitch.

On my prayer list... Friends, family, our country

Devotional/Bible Verse/Quote...

In closing...Thank you for stopping by. I hope your week ahead is filled with lots of blessings!

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Sunday Stealing ~ From Facebook

Hi! I'm your host Bev 2 Sykes of the blog "Funny the World". . Welcome to Sunday Stealing. This 3 feature originated and published on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal 4 all types of questions from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise 5 to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and 6 intelligent questions. Cheers to all of us thieves!

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From Facebook.

1. The best story your parents or grandparents tell about the good ole days. that they never had it easy, but they always felt loved.

2. The best things in life are... Faith, Family and Freedom

3. Things that drive me batty people who don't think for themselves, and then get angry with you when you don't conform to their way of thinking about things....

4. A place I'd like to live and why Florida or Texas... FL because I would be near my brother... and for either of them... because I would be living in freedom....

5. The best thing I've ever found my hubs

6. The best thing that happened recently is. I have found my voice and don't give two shits if others are offended by what I say...

7. I admire people who...don't cave into the fear mongoring

8. What makes me special me just being me

9. I am looking forward to... getting out and enjoying life

10. Things that scare me our rights being taken away

11. Complaints I have oh don't get me started.. I may not shut up

12. I could never live without... my yarn or cross stitch supplies...lol

13. Things that make me laugh my guys

14. What is a new skill that you would like to learn? playing the keyboard/piano (have said this for years), and sewing

15. What brightened your day today? listening to the hubs play guitar