Sunday, April 25, 2010

Last Call

I know it is just an onion chopper, but you Eight For Eternity earned it! I guess if I don't hear from you by the evening of tomorrow I will have to choose another winner. Thanks all for playing!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Not just Any Banana Pudding

Have you seen my winner? She is about this tall, this pretty, and I have only met her once through her one comment. Her profile is blocked so it seems that I am unable to locate her blog to contact her. Is there any tricks to find someone through their comment even if their profile is blocked? I am afraid I will have to choose another winner on Monday if I do not hear from EIGHT FOR ETERNITY.

Now have a bite of my banana pudding please. Once upon a time I made some for the fire station my husband was at and now he is known as the guy with the amazing dessert. I am not kidding. He is so new as a fire fighter that he "roves" from station to station. He is hopefully getting a reputation as a great worker and firefighter, but we know for sure he has gained the reputation for having a secret recipe of a really tasty dessert. Well secret is out! Here it is, no fire department needed.

1 5oz. pkg instant vanilla pudding
2 cups milk
1 8oz. pkg cream cheese (softened)
1 can eagle brand condensed milk
2 cups whipping cream (whipped stiff with 1/4 cup of sugar)
2 pkgs pepperidge farm chessmen cookies
4-5 bananas sliced

Mix pudding with milk using mixer and set aside. Mix in cream cheese. Mix in condensed milk and fold in whipped cream using spatula. Place 1 pkg of cookies on the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan. Add sliced bananas over cookies and spread the pudding mixture over the bananas. Place the second pkg of cookies over the top. Chill for 3-4 hours. Serve and Enjoy.

Serve immediately as the bananas turn brown quickly.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Winner Winner Onion Dinner!

I'm excited to announce the winner of the onion chopper sponsored by As you can see below, Katie from Eight For Eternity is the lucky winner. Katie, thanks for visiting my blog! I bet I have Louise to thank for that. Unfortunately I am unable to find your blog as your profile has been blocked. I hope you see this, and email me your information so csn can send you your onion chopper. I'm excited to give it you and even more excited to give away more handy kitchen items in the future.

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Thanks to all for participating. It was fun to see what movies made you cry.

Here is the list:

2. 8 Below
3. Marley and Me
4. The Blind Side (I cried through just the preview)
5. Love Story (I'm going to have to rent this one!)
6. The Dirty Dozen ( I bet this one is a real tear jerker :)
7. Pursuit of Happiness

If you haven't seen the above movies, I would recommend them. I also cried through The Notebook. That is one of my favorites. Happy cooking!

Monday, April 12, 2010

A Giveaway For Your Eyeballs!

What is white, yellow, and purple and most likely makes you cry? Onions of course! They are like husbands, you can't live with them and you can't live without them. If you are like me, I dread cutting onions. I even spend 2 dollars extra sometimes and buy the already chopped onions at the store. Perhaps I am more sensitive than others, but my eyes really do water constantly while chopping onions.

Thanks to I am able to give this lovely onion chopper away.

It is really easy to use. I was able to dice an onion into perfect small pieces without crying.

It has measurements on the side, a really sharp blade, and a handy scraper to remove the random onion bits that get stuck on the blade. I love it! I can't wait for you to have one as well. Please leave a comment telling me what was the last movie that made you cry, and you will be entered. Thanks for participating. I seriously love shopping Their prices are unbelievable!

Here is a tasty recipe that will make your onion chopper pretty handy:

Onion & Cheddar biscuits

1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onions
4 Tbs cold butter divided
1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
1 cup flour
1 Tbs sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used sharp)
2 green onions chopped
1/4 cup buttermilk

Saute sweet onion in 1 Tbs butter until tender. Add vinegar; cook & stir until liquid is evaporated. Let cool.

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder & seasonings. Cut in remaining butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add onion mixture, cheese & green onions. Stir in buttermilk, just until moistened.

Turn onto a lightly floured surface & knead 6-8 times. Pat or roll out to 1/2" thickness; cut with 2 1/2" biscuit cutter. Place 2" apart on greased baking sheet. Bake at 400 for 12-15 or until golden brown. Serve and enjoy!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Chicken Crescents

Butter, cream cheese, and more butter. Yum! This is a classic favorite around our house. I wanted to post this before Easter as it was a real winner for last year's Easter Holiday. Maybe it will be a hit at your house as well. Ham and turkey are always delicious, but sometimes it is fun to switch it up.

I'm a big fan of the perfect bite and this dish has the perfect bite everytime. As you bite into your teeth sink into the crunch outside first, followed by the soft crescent breading, and then the creamy inside. It isn't exactly low fat, but every now and then it is a must!

1 cup dry herb-seasoned stuffing (chicken flavored)
1/2 bread crumbs
2 3(oz) pkgs cream cheese, softened
4 Tablespoons butter, softened
1/8 Teaspoon pepper
2 cups diced cooked chicken
2 Tablespoons green onion
2 Tablespoons fresh parsley
2/3 cup of fresh chopped mushrooms
2 (8-oz) cans of refrigerated crescent rolls
3 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 (10 3/4 oz) can of cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup sour cream

Crush seasoned stuffing and mix with bread crumbs; set aside. In a large bowl mix together cream cheese, the 4 tablespoons butter, and pepper. Add chicken, green onions, parsley, and mushrooms. Set aside. Seperate crescent rolls to form 8 rectangles; press seams securely. Place 1/3 cup of chicken mixture in the center of each rectangle and fold up ends to cover filling mixture. Seal edges by pinching dough together. Dip each roll into remaining melted butter and then roll into stuffing mixture. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes. Serve with a sauce made by warming the cream of chicken soup and sour cream in a saucepan until warm. Serve and enjoy!

As a wife of a carpenter I have learned to appreciate cabinetry in its many forms. While searching for the perfect giveaway I found these cool barstools and counterstools for my future new kitchen through I'm actually blown away at how inexpensive they are. They might even be cheaper than having my husband make them for me.

Stay tuned for my upcoming giveaway! I will give you a hint: what is white, yellow, and purple and most likely makes you cry? This giveaway is thanks to

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