Sunday, January 30, 2011


This would make a great dish for SUPER BOWL parties!
I would double it tho...ya can't go wrong with cheeseburgers!

1 lb lean ground beef
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 medium onion, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
3 tablespoons ketchup
1/2 cup Original Bisquick® mix
1 cup milk
2 eggs

Additional ketchup, if desired

1. Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 9-inch glass pie plate with cooking spray.
2. In 10-inch skillet, cook beef, salt, pepper, onion and bell pepper over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in 3 tablespoons ketchup. Spread in pie plate.
3. In medium bowl, stir Bisquick mix, milk and eggs with wire whisk or fork until blended. Pour into pie plate.
4. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Top each serving with additional ketchup.

Monday, January 17, 2011


This past weekend we hosted Kristen's baby shower for baby Joshua! It was so much fun and they got some really cute things! The shower ended about 4:30 and by 5 we were on our way to their house to enjoy coffee and look at all the adorable things they got. By 8 PM she had everything washed, folded and put in its place and Jordan had put together everything that needed to be assembled! ORGANIZED I tell ya ! I am so proud of them & I know they will be amazing parents. Just look at how happy they are....too cute huh? Eeeeeeekkkkks only a few weeks left!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Nothing says comfort food like a bowl of hot soup! This baked potato soup is so good and hearty! Perfect for these cold nights we have been having in the south!!! ENJOY !

Baked Potato Soup

12 slices bacon

2/3 cup margarine

2/3 cup all-purpose flour

7 cups milk

4 large baked potatoes, peeled and cubed
(you can either cook these ahead of time or throw them in the microwave)

4 green onions, chopped

1 1/4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

1 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Place bacon in a large, deep skillet.
Cook over medium heat until browned.
Drain, crumble, and set aside.
In a stock pot or Dutch oven, melt the margarine over medium heat.
Whisk in flour until smooth.
Gradually stir in milk, whisking constantly until thickened.
Stir in potatoes and onions.
Bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.
Mix in bacon, cheese, sour cream, salt, and pepper.
Continue cooking, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted. 

Thursday, January 6, 2011


The Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping. The Lord hath heard my supplication; the Lord will receive my prayer.

Psalm 6:8-9

When you don't receive what you've prayed for, it's easy to conclude God is telling you no. Not so ! He has promised to hear your prayers, but are you listening for His answer? If He chooses to not give you exactly what you have prayed for, He has chosen something better for you. If He chooses to remain silent today,

He is encouraging you to continue praying, placing your trust in Him and His wisdom.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

2nd day of 2011

2nd day of 2011...I promise to try and send out a post every day this year..even if its only to share my quote of the day ! BUT today I am sharing a delicious recipe for a RootBeer Float Cake! It's D-VINE! If you like root beer you will love this cake...there are a couple of variations out there but this chocolate one is the best! ENJOY

Root Beer Float Cake Recipe

1 (18.25-ounce) package German chocolate cake mix

1 ¼ cups root beer (no diet)

¼ cup vegetable oil

2 large eggs

Root Beer Frosting (recipe to follow)

Combine first 4 ingredients in a mixing bowl. Beat at low speed with an electric mixer until dry ingredients are moistened. Pour batter into a greased and floured 13×9-inch pan or bundt pan.

Bake at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool in pan 10 minutes.

Spread Root Beer Frosting evenly over warm cake.

Makes 12 servings

Root Beer Frosting Recipe

½ cup butter or margarine

7 tablespoons root beer (not diet)

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa

1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar

1 teaspoon root beer extract

Bring first 3 ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring until butter melts. Remove from heat; whisk in powdered sugar and root beer extract until smooth.

Makes 2 cups