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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
I spent Thanksgiving week with my family in Missouri. Since my parents are both gone, my family has made it a tradition to spend Thanksgiving together at our parent's home that now belongs to one of my brothers. We had lots of fun and enjoyed the delicious food everyone contributed to the dinner.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
There's something for everyone in this special collection of Thanksgiving side dish recipes. Find familiar favorites, along with tempting new creations to try on your Thanksgiving menu.
- 8 bacon slices, chopped
- 4 cups fresh sweet corn kernels (about 8 ears)
- 1 medium-size white onion, chopped
- 1/3 cup chopped red bell pepper
- 1/3 cup chopped green bell pepper
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, cubed
- 1/2 cup half-and-half
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- Cook chopped bacon in a large skillet until crisp; remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings in skillet. Set bacon aside.
- Sauté corn, onion, and bell peppers in hot drippings in skillet over medium-high heat 6 minutes or until tender. Add cream cheese and half-and-half, stirring until cream cheese melts. Stir in sugar, salt, and pepper. Top with bacon.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Besides pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dinner, another favorite is pecan pie.
- 1/2 (15-ounce) package refrigerated piecrusts
- 28 caramels
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/4 cup water
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
Chocolate-Dipped Pecans (optional)
- Fit piecrust into a 9-inch pie plate according to package directions; fold edges under, and crimp. Prick bottom and sides of piecrust with a fork.
- Bake piecrust at 400° for 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned; cool on wire rack.
- Combine caramels, butter, and 1/4 cup water in large saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, 5 to 7 minutes or until caramels and butter are melted; remove from heat.
- Stir together sugar and next 3 ingredients. Stir into caramel mixture until thoroughly combined. Stir in pecans. Pour into prepared crust.
- Bake pie at 400° for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°, and bake 20 more minutes, shielding edges of crust with aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning. Remove pie to a wire rack to cool. Top with Chocolate-Dipped Pecans, if desired.
- Lois Davis Webb, Morehead City, North Carolina, Southern Living
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Purple Flower Headband
Black and White Pillowcase Dress
Baby Sandals with Flowers
Pink Flowered Beanie
Ballerina Art Print
Check out other beautiful creations
by EtsyKids designers
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Youngest granddaughter had her tonsils and adenoids removed this morning. It was a quick procedure and she's recuperating at home with her new Build-A-Bear "Fairy Princess" and lots of popsicles and ice cream.
Medicine.Net has a lot of info regarding tonsils and adenoids.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Perfect biscuits require a few basics: a hot oven, cold fat, and a gentle yet knowing hand. To get the details down pat, Better Homes and Gardens made a batch with American cooking guru Scott Peacock. For the steps to biscuit bliss, follow his recipe.
Monday, November 7, 2011
can (8 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury® Crescent Recipe Creations® refrigerated seamless dough sheet
tablespoons ranch dressing
cup cooked real bacon pieces or 4 slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
cup chopped green onions (4 medium)
- Heat oven to 350°F.
- If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; press each into 12x8-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; press each into 12x8-inch rectangle.
- Spread dressing over each rectangle to edges. Sprinkle each with bacon, Cheddar cheese and onions.
- Starting with one short side, roll up each rectangle; press edge to seal. With serrated knife, cut each roll into 8 slices; place cut side down on ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake 12 to 17 minutes or until edges are deep golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Serve warm.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Last soccer game and trophy awards.
Today was a busy Saturday. My daughter and her husband were out of town attending a funeral, so we took their place for early morning soccer game and trophy awards. Then in the afternoon the two granddaughters had a recital. My first time to do makeup and hair buns for the girls. Shout out to all the mothers who know how to do the makeup and hair (buns) for dance recitals!