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Monday, August 31, 2015

Adorable Children's Desk & Nightstand Redo....

Fit for a princess, this redo is adorable...
I saw this desk on a friends Facebook page...Lydia had refinished it for her sweet granddaughter! It was so adorable, I had to ask for permission to share it with all of you...The colors may be slightly off due to the fact that I down loaded them from her FB page and the on to my computer ( The pinkish color is actually Purple)...but, needless to say it's absolutely adorable!
The night stand is so darling....just what little girls dream of. This bedroom will surely make  her magical dreams and butterfly wishes come true!
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Friday, August 28, 2015

Roasted Corn Crack Dip...

This dip is absolutelyamazing.....It gets devoured in no time! It's so good, its hard to stop eating it!
I had seen several recipes for Crack dip abd had even tasted it before. BUT...I enhanced and added some ingredients...the dip is amazing and it turned out better than I imagined!
Roasted Corn Crack Dip
 Author: The CattleQueen Cooks

Note: I make a large batch because it disappears so quickly!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of yellow corn, I used frozen
  • 3 cups of Sour Cream
  • 1 cup of Mayonnaise
  • 6 green onions
  • 1/2 cup of chopped green &/or red peppers, raw
  • 1 can (7 ounces) of green chili's, drained
  • 1/2 cup heaping of jalapenos, (jarred), chopped
  • 2- 8 ounce cream cheese packages, softened
  • 4 cups of shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/2 cup of fresh chopped Cilantro
  • 1-2 tablespoons of butter fro sauteing
  • Garlic Pepper seasoning , to taste (Check out Our Special blend here)
Directions:


  1. In a frying pan saute the trimmed green onions in a small amount of butter, cook hot and fast, they cook quickly, set aside to cool, then cut into small pieces
  2. Saute the red/green peppers in the same pan. let cool, set aside with the green onions
  3. Saute the Corn in the remaining amount of butter with the garlic pepper for seasoning. Set aside and let cool, then add to the other sauteed veggies
  4. In a large bowl, blend the cream cheese, sour cream and mayo together, you may use a mixer to blend
  5. Fold in the shredded cheese to the cream cheese mixture, blends well
  6. Next, add in the sauteed veggies, green chili's and jalapenos & cilantro. Blend well.
  7. Let the dip meld the flavors for an hour or two before serving.
Serve the dip cold,  with toasted sourdough bread or tortilla chips. This could be use as a sandwich spread or canapes also. Guaranteed to make you guests happy!

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Prime Rib Dip...

Prime Rib Dip....This is Amazing!


Prime Rib Dip
Author: The Cattlequeen Cooks@ PineCreekStyle

Ingredients:
  • 1 3/4 cups of cooked prime rib, sliced thin and diced
  • 1 medium onion, sliced and diced
  • 1 cup of diced green chilli's, drained
  • 8 ounces of softened Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups of grated or chopped  Jack Cheese
  • 1 heaping tablespoon for butter 
  • Garlic Pepper (see my recipe here) to taste
Directions:
  1. Saute the onion in a frying pan with the butter & garlic pepper seasoning
  2. When the onion is cooked, toss on the green chili's, roast with the onions for a few moments, set aside
  3. Using the softened cream cheese, blend in the sour cream & jack cheese,  mix well
  4. Next fold in the seasoned sautéed onions & green chili's
  5. Add the diced prime rib and blend
  6. Bake at 350 degrees, for about 25-30 minutes
Serve with Toasted Baguette's or Chips

Note: Serve in a hollowed Sourdough Bread bowl for special occasions....
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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Smothered Pork Chops...

We were craving pork chops....this is what we through together...
Smothered Pork Chops
 Author: PineCreekStyle

Ingredients:

  • 2-4 Pork chops, boneless
  • Salt & Garlic Pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced thin into rings
  • 1 package of fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 1 package of Pork gravy mix, (I used Knorr's)
  • 3/4 cup of whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup of cold water
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees
  2. Coat the pork with the oil and season well with the salt and garlic pepper
  3. Brown the meat on a griddle or frying pan, medium high, for about 2-3 minutes on each side. Searing the meat
  4. Place the seared meat in a baking dish and bake for about 10 minutes.
  5. While the meat is baking, sauté the onions and mushrooms, season lightly if desired
  6. In a sauce pan, add the gravy packet, water and whipping cream, stir gently, continuously, bring to a boil and reduce.
  7. Stir in the tablespoon of butter into the gravy
  8. Next, add the cooked onions & mushrooms to the gravy, gravy will be thick.
  9. Remove the baked pork from the oven and spoon the gravy sauce over the top and serve immediately.
Serve with your favorite veggies and mashed potatoes.
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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Steak & Veggie Bruschetta...

I made this bruschetta for lunch recently...Ornery was very happy!


Steak & Veggie Bruschetta
Author: The CattleQueen Cooks
Ingredients:

  • 1 loaf of sourdough bread, sliced horizontally in half, then each side, slice (Do not completely cut through the bottom half) into individual serving sizes, set aside
    • 4-6  tablespoons of soften or melted butter
    • Garlic salt to taste
    • 1/2 heaping cup of grated Parmesan Cheese
    • 3/4 cup of diced cooked steak
    • 1 cup of diced, cooked mixed veggies; I used broccoli, cauliflower & potatoes
    • 1 to 1 1/2 cups of Four Cheese Alfredo Sauce
    • Garlic Pepper blend, see my recipe here, to taste
    • Garnish with chopped Italian Parsley
    Directions:

    1. On the bread halves, apply the butter & season with the garlic salt
    2. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on top.
    3. Broil the Bread until the bread is crispy to desired amount. Watch closely.
    4. Reduce the empty oven to bake & 400 degrees
    5. On top of the cooked bread add the meat & veggies evenly across the tops of the bread
    6. Next add the cheesey Alfredo sauce across the top, spreading evenly
    7. Return to the oven and bake at 400 degrees until hot, about 10-15 minutes
    Serve as a meal or as appetizers .....
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    Tuesday, August 18, 2015

    Cowgirl BoHo Crocheted Necklace...

    This Cowgirl BoHo Crocheted Necklace turned out so cute....My dear friend Mary loved her birthday gift! Pictures & directions are included below....
     I had seen some crocheted necklaces on Pinterest....Since I know how to crochet and this was a simple chain stitch....I figured this was going be easy and fun! It was.....
     I added the coins as an after thought...so I tied them on individually. Love the look!
     Here is a close up...
     this is the back closer....with a couple of stones slightly dangling down.
     Here the necklace is in progress.....loved how it came together
     This is the two ends...waiting for the clouser...
    And the finishing touch, binding it closed!

    Cowgirl BoHo Crochted Necklace

    Items needed:


    • Crochet thread, #10, brown
    • Beading Needle
    • Crochet hook, size 2.75 or a little larger
    • Assorted beads, about 90-96 small beads, assorted sizes & colors
    Directions:

    1. Leave about 10 inches of thread, unworked
    2. String on the beads using the beading needle
    3. Chain 5-6 chains of thread...stop and tie a single knot on the start od the chain, leaving a long (10") tail of thread on the end...
    4. On the next chain crochet, include one bead in the chain, chain 3 to 4 more single chains
    5. Repeat step #4 until all beads are included in the crocheted chain.
    6. After the last bead is included, chain 5-6 chains (see step #3)...
    7. Thread the two finished ends through a bead ( I used a flat one) and finish off by tying in a double knot. leave the long strands...next....
    8. Double the necklace, making it a two strand necklace. Taking the long, end strands, tie the pieces together, close to the closure/ending. Add a single bead to each ending and tie off in a knot.
    9. Trim the extra strands off. Necklace is finished
    Note: I added dilled coins to the finished piece, as an after thought....to add a little gypsy look to the piece. I just hand tied these on with simple knots and left a few raw edges of the string, lending a casual boho look.
    My dear friend Mary, LOVED her new necklace! Now, I need one!....Off to make another....
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