Month: June 2015

My Precious Diva Is Going To The Groomers

I honestly don’t know who is more nervous, Diva or me.  I think Diva likes this picture — it looks like she’s growing antlers just like her little stuffed toy moose. Well, it’s grooming day. I need to deliver Diva early in the morning and hope they won’t keep her all day. I’ll miss her. She’s going for a trim . . . I hope that doesn’t mean anything too drastic. I know how fond Diva is of her pretty fur, but it’s getting too long on top and too long on the sides . . . I don’t...

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Delicious Taco Casserole

This Delicious Taco Casserole is a real crowd pleaser. These hectic days of summer need to give the chef in your household a break every once in a while. This Taco Casserole is the ticket. It is not only delicious, but also quick and easy to prepare. Delicious Taco Casserole Ingredients: 1 pound of ground beef 1/4 cup of chopped onion 1/4 cup of chopped bell pepper 1/3 cup of taco seasoning 1/2 cup of water 2 cups of crushed tortilla chips 1 – 16 ounce can of refried beans 1-1/2 cup of shredded Mexican cheese blend or a jalapeno cheese or any cheese of your choice Top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, sliced olives, sour cream, avocados and salsa Directions: In a large skillet cook the ground beef, onion and green peppers until the meat is done. Drain the grease. Add the taco seasoning and water. Cook for about 3 minutes until it thickens. Remove from heat. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Place chips in the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Evenly drop spoonfuls of beans over the chips and carefully spread the beans over the chips. Spoon the ground beef mixture over the beans and top with cheese. Bake at 375°F for 15 minutes or until the cheese has melted. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, olives, sour cream, avocado and salsa. If you don’t have...

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Fun Bread Stick Bones And Chili Cheese Dip Recipe

Kids have wild imaginations and during the summer you have to use yours, too. I know this works for Halloween, but it would work for summertime or after watching something about pirates or any mention of bones. I do like the Bat Bowl. And then you’ll need bone molds to make these bread stick bones. They may become you family’s favorite bread sticks. Bone and Chili Cheese Dip Recipe Ingredients: Refrigerated bread sticks — you’ll want to make lots of these. One bread stick makes 2 bone bread sticks. 1 lb. of your favorite cheese cut into cubes 1 can chili without beans 1 can diced tomatoes with green chiles Directions: Bread Sticks Get a couple of these bone bread stick pans Cut each bread stick in half and push the dough into the opening of the pan Bake at 350°F for about 7 minutes or until lightly golden Chili Cheese Dip Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan on the stove top or in a microwave safe bowl. Heat until smooth, stirring occasionally and cheese is melted. May be about 5 minutes. Put it in a nice serving bowl or little individual cups for each person to dip their bread sticks to their heart’s content. You can have more chili with less cheese to make it more of a meal than a dip. Well, then that does change...

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Ultimate Crunchy Cheese Burger Recipe

The Ultimate Crunchy Burger is a real treat for the whole family. It’s truly a challenge to wrap your mouth around this burger. This is almost a “clean out the refrigerator” burger. I add all kinds of chopped or sliced left-overs from salads. It’s truly fun to put in all kinds of crunchy delights to give the taste buds a bit of a twang. The Ultimate Crunchy Burger Recipe This should make 4 servings Ingredients: Cole Slaw you can buy ready made or make it yourself sliced bell peppers in your favorite color 1-1/2 pounds ground beef chuck (20% fat) Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil 8 slices of your favorite cheese 4 soft sesame seed buns, split, toasted sliced red onions sliced pickled jalapenos thin potato chips 6″ wooden skewers Assembly of your Ultimate Cheese Burger Make the meat into four 4″ diameter, 3/4″ thick patties. Press your thumb in the center of each patty to help keep them flat as they cook. Season with salt and pepper or you could add whatever seasoning you like on your burgers Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Put in the oil and heat until smoking. Cook the burgers until a deep brown crust has formed outside them — this could take a couple of minutes per side. Cover and cook to medium-rare for...

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Time Flies

I don’t know about you, but I’ve experienced days, weeks and months flying by. It may be because I’m getting older . . . This may not be something we want to admit, but I’ve been experiencing this for quite some time. It may be a thing about “retirement” or it may be something I’ve noticed because of getting new posts up on my websites or it’s time to buy groceries . . . again.  I just don’t seem to get as much accomplished as I once did. You know how it is when you’re working on a project and are in “the zone” of concentration how time flies. But I don’t seem to be in “the zone” of concentration. It seems that time goes by . . . another day . . . another week . . . month . . . even season. That may be a good thing for me . . . I love fall . . . but it does seem to be a long time coming. I heard that with the lack of sun spots on the sun, we’re heading for a mini ice age. It doesn’t seem to be a global thing, but in certain regions. I’m not going to try to persuade anyone that I know what I’m talking about or get into the controversy of “global warming.” We watch the...

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