Sunday, August 29, 2010

Ladies Lunch

Good friend~Sally
My best friends mom~Jean and family friend~Linda
Linda and my Aunt Barbara
My sister Trayce
My BFF Adrienne and me

My sweet Mama~ Martha
My sweet Mama wanted to have a couple of her favorite women over for lunch, so we could just hang out and talk and have a good time. I think every one really enjoyed it. She had a spread laid out for us when we go there. Paula Dean's chicken salad, fruit salad, spring salad (are you seeing theme here?) and bread. It was all so good. I made the dessert:chocolate cupcakes and blueberry cookies
Fruit Salad

1 can sliced peaches
1 can chunk pineapple with the juice
frozen strawberries
apricot pie filling (we could find apricot so we used peach)

Friday, August 27, 2010

50th Birthday Cake

I was asked to make a birthday cake for a lady at work that has a little wild side. She's not really girly, so I went a little more rock and roll with this one. I think it turned out really cute. The zebra stripes and roses are fondant and the 50 and candles were made out of gum paste and I hand painted them. Hope she enjoys it. :)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Chad's Birthday

The last of the August 16th birthday's is my brother-in-law Chad. He isn't really a big cake eater but he LOVES anything with pumpkin. I have made him a pumpkin pie a few times for his birthday but this time I made pumpkin muffins with cream cheese icing. They were really nummy and I think he liked them. :)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Ken's Birthday

One of the detectives at work share a birthday with my BFF and BIL. He loves Black Forest cake and after making it for him I think it might take over first place as my favorite cake. Man was it nummy num and easy to boot.

Easy Black Forest Cake

1 package dark chocolate fudge cake mix
1 can of cherry pie filling
1 to 1 1/2 tubs of Cool Whip
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 jar of hot fudge topping
maraschino cherries for garnish

Mix the chocolate cake mix together (as directed on package) and add in half of the pie filling and the almond extract. Bake according to directions. I had left over cream cheese icing but if you don't have any just ice cake with Cool Whip after the cakes have cooled completely. Then add the other half of the pie filling to the top and drizzle hot fudge on top. Add maraschino cherries if desired. Then eat it up! If you have leftovers keep refrigerated.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

One day~Three birthdays

Sorry that I've been slacking. I swear I have good intentions but my mind always goes a mile a minute so I have 15 thousand things I want to do. Well on August 16 my best friend (who I've been friends with for about 29 years), my brother-in-law and a co-worker all share the same birthday. It's also the day Elvis died. They all have very different tastes, so for Adrienne I made a vanilla cake with chocolate icing and I tried to make it pretty. She also wanted some blueberry cookies, so those are coming too. I'll show you the other cakes later.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Jungle Cake Re-Do

A girl that works with my sister and best friend asked if I could make a baby shower cake. She didn't really have a theme yet, so while looking at my website she liked the jungle cake. It had the colors of the baby's room. It turned out a tad different but still cute in my opinion.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Creamy Chicken and Rice Popovers

I love finding new easy and nummy dinner ideas. This one came from the back of a Boil in Bag rice box. When I make this recipe again I'm going to add more chicken.

Creamy Chicken and Rice Popovers

1 bag Success white rice
2 cans (8 oz each) crescent rolls
1 cup cooked chicken (I bought a rotisserie chicken and picked the meat off)
1 pkg. (8 oz) cream cheese~soft
2 tablespoons onion
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Prepare the rice according to the package directions. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. Unroll dough and make 2 large squares from each pan, pressing the seams together to seal. Combine the chicken, cream cheese, onion, cheese and salt and pepper to the rice. (I put butter on the rice before I mixed it) Evenly divide mixture on dough squares. Pull each corner of the dough towards the center pressing to seal. (This is easier said than done) Place on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serves 4

Note: Not sure how but I came out with 6 packets? These are very filling and nummy num. The next day for lunch I reheated a packet in the microwave for 1 minute then popped it in the toaster oven for a couple of minutes so it wouldn't soggy. They were almost just as good!