Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tasty on a Thursday


Welcome to Tasty on a Thursday!
Please feel free to post a link from over there in the left side of the blog and link up to share your favorite recipe!
I have shared this in the past.... but thought with Halloween right upon us...
I would share again.
A Yummy Treat I made over the weekend
Kitty Litter Cake!
What you will need:
A new Kitty Litter box and scoop
1 package Vanilla Cookies
2 packages Vanilla Pudding
1 Chocolate Cake Mix
1 White cake Mix
1 Package of Tootsie Rolls
Neon Turquoise Blue Food Coloring

How to Make:
First Bake the two cakes according to the package and dump them in the kitty litter pan.

While the cakes are baking, place the package of vanilla cookies in a ziplock bag and crumble into small pieces.

Once smashed  place about 1/4 of the crumbles into a smaller ziplock bag and add the food coloring and shake around until they are coated good.
You will also want to make the two packages of pudding and chill it while the cakes are cooking.

Once the cakes are done and cooled, crumble them and mix them together in the kitty litter pan.

Then you will add the pudding in with the cake mixture.  You will probably not need the whole two packages.  You want the mixture to be moist and stick together just a bit.

Next stir most of your white crumbles into the mixture.

Now you will want to unwrap and place the tootsie rolls into the microwave and heat until they are pliable. You will then mold them to the shape of little turds and place on top of the cake mixture.

For the final touch, sprinkle the remaining cookie crumbles on top... then serve!



Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Almost a Wordless Wednesday

Work is kickin my butt right now....
Which means I have no free time to come visit.
Tonight, Kobi and I have to make cupcakes for her work tomorrow.
I just did that....
Don't for get TOMORROW I am having a link up / blog hop thing....
I would love for you to join up and share your fav recipe!!

Now for the "Wordless Wednesday" portion....
I will most likely offend some one...
But hey... this made me laugh...
So I thought I would share!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Monday Funday

So another Monday evening has come and gone....
I have forgotten to take pictures.
Silly ME!

Mondays used to be a total pain in the neck....
Now they are FUN...
But they are more of a pain in the arm.
A pain in the shoulder.
A pain in the thighs.
OOOOOOOOOOOO the thighs....
I can hardly walk today.

I joined the Bowling team
They were already in week 6....
After I bowled my first week...
We were tied for first place going into week7.
No pressure here.
I just only have not bowled in many years!
Like 8 years....


To make things more exciting...
We bowled against the team we were tied with.
Someone was going down...
There would be NO tie in week 7 for 1st place.

The games started out horrid....
But we pulled it off.
We won all 3 games.

This should get interesting.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Weekend Fun

This weekend was kind of nice...
Nothing we HAD to go do...
It has been a long time since that has happened.
I decided this would be a little fun...
I made cupcakes and other goodies!
Little Spiders
and little Green Aliens.

Don't forget... start thinking about Thursday....
I would love for you to share your favorite recipe!


Friday, October 21, 2011

Falling For You

It is that time of year. 
The time for me to start my decorating. 
What is your FAV holiday to decorate for? 
My house stays decorated for one season or another from October all the way until New Years Eve.
This year... I have been a little slow at things.
But I have gotten some of the decorations out.
Why is it - there are just not enough hours in the day?

The Hub's Grandma painted some decorations that get the mantle every year

I love the Scentsy Give Thanks warmer from last year!

OK... the Fright Night warmer for halloween has also got to be one of my FAVS too!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tasty on a Thursday!

So I am going to try this again....
Since it is such notice, No need to link your post back this week or post my button....
But you can if you want....
I am a huge fan of collecting recipes!
I love to cook!
Link your blog post, with your recipe this week, down below!
You can post my button also if you would like :)


Just go over there to the left of my blog....
and grab the link!

With the weather finally starting to feel like fall, I think it is time to pull out the crock pots!
Here is a pretty awesome Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe...
You should try it...
you will LOVE it!
I promise!

yes I stole  borrowed this pic from somewhere online......

2 Tablespoons melted Butter
1 large Onion diced
1/2 Cup flour
4 Cups Half n Half
1 lb Broccoli - fresh
4 Cups chicken broth
2 Cups Carrots (julienned)
1/2 Cup melted butter
1 lb shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
salt n pepper

First you will saute your onion in the 2 tablespoons of butter... then set aside.
Next, combine your 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup butter and whisk over a md heat for about 3 minutes.
You will then slowly add the half n half, while stirring constantly.
Next, keep stirring and add the chicken broth.
Simmer for about 20 minutes - stirring occasionally.
Now add the broccoli, carrots and onion. Cook on low heat for 20 minutes or til the veggies are tender.
Next you will pour the soup into a blender to puree.
When you are done, place the soup into a crockpot on a low setting.
Stir the cheese into the mixture until well blended.
Add a dash of nutmeg and salt n pepper to taste right befor serving.
Who needs Panera.... this stuff is the BOMB DIGGITY!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

I think....

I think some cup cake making is in store for this weekend!
I saw these....
Totally do-able... I think.
Check out the names.... lol

These are super adorable!  I think I have the right frosting tip for this!


Not for sure here.... I may change up the colors.  Black frosting and I do not get along.

I really hope I have the time!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I recently joined in the fun when MY SO CALLED CHAOS and LIVING A GODDESS LIFE

Of course once I decided to join, my life went crazy busy....
Ya know...
Car crashes
Out of state relatives
teenage drama

I managed just fine and got my partner Bree over Breeze Creations
a nifty neato package put together and shipped out...

And she did the same for me.
Bree made sure and packaged everything up nicely...
Was almost like Christmas morning getting to open everything.
Look what was inside....
Tea towels - which are already washed n hanging in my kitchen....
Halloween M&M minis.... which are already gone...
Comfy slipper socks...
A koozie or coffee cup wrap?
Pumpkin salt & pepper shakers that have made it to my table with my other pumpkins...
And a CD of The Rocky Horror Picture Show.... GLEE style.

Thanks Bree!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Day of Rest....

Isn't Sunday supposed to be "the day of rest". 
I know it as the day to run around and try to get all the things done that you have been putting off all week.
Rest Schmest.... ppffftttt
First - Rolled out of bed and made breakfast
I can say I did sleep in(9:30), but, I needed it.
Next on the list was grocery store.
Then I started in the kitchen....
Cleaned fridge & pantry out...
Started marinating the meat for dinner tonight...
Started dinner for yesterday...
Homemade Tortellini in Alfredo sauce, Grilled Chicken, Green beans n Garlic/Cheese bread.

Add to that,
I took my second attempt at homemade
Beef Jerky.

I must say this time the recipe was way better.
Still needs to be tweaked...
But just a little.

I also finally cleaned out my closet.

Yeah for organization...

I moved the fall stuff up and put the summer stuff toward the bottom.
We will see how long it takes before I screw it all up again...
I give it 2, maybe 3 weeks...

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rare Find

Earlier in the week, a friend of mine expressed concern on facebook that she needed one more for her team on her women's bowling league. I hit her with 10 million and one questions.
Back in the day...
 before kids...
 I used to bowl on a league and it was FUN! 
I think my friend Kerri and I were the youngest in the league.

I told her IF I could find my ball and shoes.... I would help her out and join her team.
It took me a while, but I found them in my closet...

I decided to clean out the bag and found all sorts of treasures...
Old score cards...
Dirty socks....
And this picture...
Cute as it is...
It must be 16-17 years old...
This was done by my niece Tara....
You know, the one that likes to pick my daughter's nose?

isn't it....

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

MIA Again.....

Today I am linking up With Seriously Shawn and Impulsive Addict 
You know... for Talk to Us Tuesday....

I totally feel like I have not blogged in a very long time!
 One reason is that I have been bery busy at work....
Even working through lunch hours.
My (work) computer has been not feeling so well...
It keeps telling me it has an STD that has been unhandled.
That's just wrong.
I didn't realize my computer got around like that....

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


I have figured it out!
Every New Years Eve Party we have....

This year.... it is......

YUP that's it.... oooooooooooo
EVERYONE will have to come dressed up!
I can't wait!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Monday Madness

Wait.... What?
It's not Monday?
Are you SURE?

Today I ran around on my lunch time and picked up the last of the goodies I needed for the SWAPOWEEN thing I joined.  I got some awesome stuff for my partner Bree...

well I think I did anyhow...

This weekend was crazy nasty busy....
We now have one car in the body shop.
Next Monday, car #2 will be in there also.
We had another wreck to deal with over the weekend.

When it rains it pours.

I have made so many phone calls over the last 2 or 3 days....

Sunday was my OPEN HOUSE!
Pure crazzzzola!
I Forgot to take pictures.
of course....
But when searching my camera, I found a picture my daughter took the other evening....

This was taken from the end of our driveway...

I also found a picture of my niece when she was visiting last weekend....
Yes... I kind of have a strange family....

I like it that way.....