Monday, January 24, 2011

Tasty Taco Bake

We love trying new recipes!  Here's one sent in by Tracy of Minnesota.  It sounds easy, fast, and delicious-can't wait to try it.  Don't forget, you can send in your favorite recipe to RecipeMoms and we'll share it for you!

Taco Bake
1 & 1/2 pounds ground beef
taco seasoning
soft tortilla shells
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 (16oz) container sour cream
shredded cheese
Make taco meat.  Fill tortillas and roll.  Line up in an 8x10 pan.  Mix soup and sour cream; pour over top and put shredded cheese over top.  Bake 1/2 hour at 350.  Top with lettuce, tomato, taco sauce.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

You Can Have Your Cheesecake AND Save 10%

If you know me, you know I think cheesecake is one of the best foods ever invented.  Well if you didn't know before, you know now!  Anyway, I came across a special that is having for January and thought I'd share it with you! is offering website visitors 10% off on their order from the website.

January Promo Code: SAVE10 - this code provides 10% off of all products in the cart (excludes taxes and shipping).

Restrictions: Valid only once per customer. No other promotions valid with this offer.
Sounds good to me!  The hardest part is deciding which kind to get.  Maybe brownie swirl cheesecake?  Pumpkin cheesecake?  Strawberry cheesecake?  Hmmmm......

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Aw Shucks, I Got An Award!

I'm very grateful to Tracy at Having Fun Saving for presenting me with my first ever Bloggy Award!  Thanks so much!  It's great to be noticed-and the best part is, now I get to pass it along :)

How It Works:

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 10 recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.
Seven things about me:
  1. I live in Minnesota, but hate the cold! (go figure!)
  2. By day, I work in an accounting office.
  3. I LOVE road trips!
  4. I used to sing in a band, and played bass guitar for part of that time.
  5. I have 2 very spoiled dogs.
  6. I'm very much a morning person-I hardly ever stay up late.
  7. Summer is definitely my favorite season-I love getting outdoors, but hate the cold. (See #1)
My nominations:

Monday, January 3, 2011

Try Something New! It's A New Year, So Why Not?

I love getting recipes sent to me-you get set on eating the same thing, kind of, over and over-and this shakes things up!  I'm realizing I should be trying new foods more often, as I see more and more suggestions of what else is out there.  I usually can't think of anything exciting to do with vegetables, and then I happened across this recipe~

 Cauliflower Casserole 
1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets
1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
1 cup (4 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup crushed corn flakes
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Place cauliflower and a small amount of water in a saucepan; cover and cook for 5 minutes, or until crisp-tender.  Drain.  Combine cauliflower, sour cream, cheddar cheese, corn flakes, peppers, and salt; transfer to a 2 quart baking dish.  Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and paprika.  Bake, uncovered, at 325 for 30-35 minutes or until heated through.
Yield 6-8 servings

If you don't eat meat, Cauliflower Casserole could be a good main dish for you.  I can't wait to try it-it really sounds good!

Here's a chicken recipe I got in an e-mail:

Apricot-Glazed Chicken
3 tablespoons apricot preserves
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
1 clove garlic, minced
5 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmmed of fat
sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
1. Combine the apricot preserves, red wine vinegar, 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil, and the minced garlic.
2. Mix with a whisk until well combined.  Set aside.
3. Preheat the oven to 350. Season both sides of the chicken thighs with sea salt and freshly crackd pepper to taste.
4. Heat the remaining half a tablespoon of olive oil in an OVEN PROOF skillet over medium high heat.  Add the seasoned chicken thighs when the pan is hot and cook until golden brown, about 4 minutes.
5. Turn the chcken over and pour the apricot sauce evenly over the top of the chicken.  Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
6. Serve the chicken with the sauce drizzled over the top.

Thank you to @nowcook from Twitter for this one!

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