Jan 24, 2013

Cupcake Carrier

I was so excited when I found this wonderful cupcake carrier at my local grocery store. At our house the boys don't really like cake but they love cupcakes. Crazy I know isn't a cupcake just a little cake? For birthdays I always make cupcakes. I also make them for holidays to take for the baseball team, up to my son at college. I travel with cupcakes and it has always been a problem of how to take them places. Now I have this great cupcake carrier. They came in blue or pink, of course I got the blue one. I have already used it and it worked great.

Dec 31, 2012

Happy New Years Everyone

I want to wish everyone a very safe, fun and happy New Years Eve. I think 2013 is going to be a great year. I plan on getting back into blogging and to see all my old blog friends more. Enjoy!

May 27, 2012

Cheesy Potato Casserole

Today we cooked cheesy potato casserole for our niece's graduation party. We took the following receipe times 10. We mixed them today and will cook tomorrow. I like to mix them up and let them sit in the fridge for 24 hours then cook. Cheesy Potato Casserole Ingredients: 2 lbs frozen hash browns 1/2 cup butter 1 (10.5 ounce) can of cream of chicken soup 1 cup sour cream 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/4 cup diced onions salt and pepper to taste crumbled plain potato chips on top Defrost potatoes, melt butter and mix together all ingredients. Put crumbled chips on top Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour in a 9 x 13 baking dish. I think there is about 500 calories per serving. Enjoy!

Feb 21, 2012

They were yummy!

We are very happy and full of Paczki donuts. I just had to share a few pictues of them with you. They are 500 calories each so I only had a half. My family ate the rest of the Paczki that were left.
I bought them at our local grocery store. They had tables just full of these boxes.
Above are creamed filled Paczki covered in powdered sugar.
These are glazed and full of a yummy lemon filling. Yes I ate half of one of these.

Our Little guy taking a great big bite.

Paczki Day

Do you know what a Paczki is?
It is a very wonderful, delicious filled donut. I think I need to even add very yummy to what a Paczki is. Today is Paczki (pronounced "punch-key") Day or Fat Tuesday. For many in Michigan a Paczki is a must have on Fat Tuesday. If you are Catholic Fat Tuesday is just before the beginning of the Lenten season when many give up sweets. A Paczki donut has a sweet filling, lemon or custard are my favorite. The dough is heavy and rich, some come glazed, dusted with sugar or covered with powder sugar.

Happy Paczki Day to you.

Jan 29, 2012


A friend of mine posted this on facebook. I thought it was really interesting and wanted to share it with you.
By Joe Paris Onions and Mayonnaise- Very interesting In 1919, when the flu killed 40 million people, there was this Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help them combat the flu. Many of the farmers and their family had contracted it, and many died. The doctor came upon this one farmer, and to his surprise, everyone was very Healthy. When the doctor asked what the farmer was doing that was different, The wife replied that she had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms Of the home, (probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn't Believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and placeit under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy. Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser in AZ. She said that several years ago many of her employees were coming down with the flu and so were many of her customers. The next year she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work.... Try it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got the flu. Now there is a P. S. To this.... I sent it to a friend in Oregon who regularly contributes material to me on health issues. She replied with this most interesting experience about onions: Thanks for the reminder. I don't know about the farmer's story.... But, I do know that I contacted pneumonia and needless to say I was very ill... I came across an article that said to cut both ends off an onion put it into an empty jar.....placing the jar next to the sick patient at night. It said the onion would be black in the morning from the germs.... Sure enough it happened just like that.... The onion was a mess, and I began to feel better. Another thing I read in the article was that onions and garlic placed around the room saved many from the black plague years ago. They have powerful antibacterial, antiseptic properties. This is the other note. Lots of times when we have stomach problems we don't know what to blame. Maybe it's the onions that are to blame. Onions absorb bacteria is the reason they are so good at preventing us from getting colds and flu's and is the very reason we shouldn't eat an onion that has been sitting for a time after it has been cut open! LEFT OVER ONIONS ARE POISONOUS I had the wonderful privilege of touring Mullins Food Products, Makers of Mayonnaise.. Mullins is huge, and is owned by 11 brothers and sisters in theMullins family. Questions about food poisoning came up, and I wanted to share what I learned from a chemist. The guy who gave us our tour is a chemistry expert and is involved in developing most of the sauce formula. He's even developed sauce formula for McDonald's. Keep in mind that Ed is a food chemistry whiz. During the tour, someone asked if we really needed to worry about mayonnaise. People are always worried that mayonnaise will spoil. The answer will surprise you. He said that all commercially- made Mayo is completely safe. "It doesn't even have to be refrigerated. No harm in refrigerating it, but it's not really necessary." He explained that the pH in mayonnaise is set at a point that bacteria could not survive in that environment. He then talked about the quaint essential picnic, with the bowl of potato salad sitting on the table and how everyone blames the mayonnaise when someone gets sick. He says that when food poisoning is reported, the first thing the officials look for is when the 'victim' last ate ONIONS and where those onions came from (in the potato salad?). Ed says it's not the mayonnaise (as long as it's not homemade Mayo) that spoils in the outdoors. It's probably the onions, and if not the onions, it's the POTATOES. He explained, onions are a huge magnet for bacteria, especially uncooked onions. You should never plan to keep a portion of a sliced onion.. He says it's not even safe if you put it in a zip-lock bag and put it in your refrigerator. It's already contaminated enough just by being cut open and out for a bit, that it can be a danger to you (and doubly watch out for those onions you put in your hotdogs at the baseball park!) He says if you take the leftover onion and cook it like crazy you you'll probably be okay, but if you slice that leftover onion and put on your sandwich, you're asking for trouble. Both the onions and the moist potato in a potato salad, will attract and grow bacteria faster than any commercial mayonnaise will even begin to break down. Also, dogs should never eat onions. Their stomachs cannot metabolize onions. Please remember it is dangerous to cut an onion and try to use it to cook the next day, it becomes highly poisonous for even a single night and creates toxic bacteria which may cause adverse stomach infections because of excess bile secretions and even food poisoning.

Jan 22, 2012

Crab Stuffed Wonton's

We love Crab Rangoon. I wanted to try and make our own at home. Last week I was looking at some blogs and found this receipe. I printed it but didn't note what blog I was on. I tried to find it again because I would of liked to of posted a link to it, but couldn't find it again. Sorry :( 
This receipe was very easy.
1 - 8oz package of cream cheese,softened
1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups chopped crabmeat or imitation crabmeat
30 refrigerated wonton wrappers

1. Preheat oven to 350. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray.
2. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, bread crumbs, and garlic powder. Mix well then add crabmeat stirring till thoroughly mixed.
3. place 1 teaspoon crab mixture in the center of each wonton. Brush edges lightly with water.
4. Fold in half over crab mixture and press together to seal. Place on baking sheet.
5. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until crisp and golden, turning once halfway through baking.
I served them with Duck Sauce and they were yummy. I think I will be making them for a Super Bowl party we will be going to. I might even try frying them. Just to make them a little more crispy.