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Food

Queso (Cheese) with Shrimp

Made a trek yesterday to College Station to do some shopping.  On our way into town we passed a Ninfa’s Restaurant.  For those not familiar with Ninfa’s – they started in Houston many years ago – and then kind of faded away – and now it would seem to be popping up again as this appeared Click here to continue reading…

Sugar Free Cheesecake Brownies

Well this post was intended for a few days ago – but then around here things never seem to go as planned. Just too much to do and not enough time. And then on top of that, there was the raccoon. I’ve not had many encounters with ‘wild’ animals since we’ve lived here – but Click here to continue reading…

Sugar Free Cranberry Sauce

Ended up making two different sugar-free cranberry sauces yesterday. One using the sugar free cranberry Jello and the other without using the Jello . . . for those that might have trouble finding the sugar free  cranberry Jello at their store. I think they both taste good (for sugar free) – but there is a Click here to continue reading…

Beanie-Weenies

Ingredients: 1 (16 ounce) package hot dogs , cut into 1/4-inch slices 1 (28 ounce) can baked beans 2/3 cup ketchup 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley Directions: In a large skillet, combine the hot dogs, baked beans, ketchup, cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, Click here to continue reading…

Mini Pineapple UpsideDown Cake

Ingredients: 1 (15.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix 1 cup water 1/2 cup vegetable oil 3 eggs 1 (12.5 ounce) can pineapple tidbits in juice, drained and juice reserved 1 cup brown sugar, or as needed 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 (16.5 ounce) can pitted cherries, drained (optional) Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Click here to continue reading…

Quick Garlic Breadsticks

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed 4 hot dog buns, split 2 tablespoons margarine, softened Directions: Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F. Stir together the Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and basil in a small bowl; set aside. Stir together the Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and Click here to continue reading…

Million Dollar Garlic Creem Cheese Dip

Ingredients: 2 tbsp cream cheese 1 tbsp mayonnaise 1 clove garlic cloves 1 tsp parsley (finely chopped) 1 tsp dried oregano salt and pepper Directions: Finely grate a clove of garlic. Roughly mix garlic, cream cheese and mayonnaise together. Put in microwave oven(500W) for 30 sec Stir the mixture until smooth, add chopped pasley, dried Click here to continue reading…

Amazing Apple Bread for Breakfast

Ingredients: 2 eggs 2 cups white sugar 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups apples, peeled and diced 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, or more to taste Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a loaf pan. Beat eggs, sugar, Click here to continue reading…

My Mom’s Sweet Potato Pie

Ingredients : 1 deep dish pie crust 2 large sweet potatoes (cooked) 1/4 c butter, softened 1 c sugar 2 eggs 1/4 tsp nutmeg or to taste 1/4 tsp salt 2 Tbsp all purpose flour 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 Tbsp sour cream 1 c pet milk How to Make  : Pre heat oven to 375* In a medium bowl beat cooked sweet potatoes until Click here to continue reading…