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Saturday, July 4, 2015

First Aid Bag...Homemade

First Aid recipe....A friend posted this on his Facebook page after a recent surgery....It works perfect! Thanks for sharing Mike B......
These bags do not freeze solid, so they easily bend and mold to your joints! Mike uses two at a time, on each side of his knee for a total coverage of icing!

Handy to have on hand for emergencies....Easy to replace....

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Smore's Dip...Fireside Style

What is more American than Campfire Smore's? And Wahat better way to celebrate the 4th of July!
this dip is easy and quick and everyone enjoys the rewards at the same time!
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So easy...you'll wonder why you didn't fix them this way before!

Fireside Smore's Dip
   PineCreekStyle

Directions & Ingredients:

  • 1 medium to large cast iron pan
  • 1 bag of large or giant marshmallows
  • 9+ large chocolate bars ( I use Hershey's brand)
  • 1 box of Graham Crackers
  1. Layer the chocolate bars in a prepared cast iron pan
  2. Layer the Marshmello's on top
  3. Bake or (place over the campfire) at 350 until marshmallows begin to brown * you can use the broiler or a kitchen torch to brown the top further if desired.
  4. Serve with graham crackers for dipping.....
So much fun around the campfire or a game table....Enjoy and Happy 4th!
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Friday, July 3, 2015

Summer on a Plate... Salad

While crusing through Facebook, I happened across a friends page...her photo stopped me in my tracks! There it was... a beautiful salad, looking good enough to eat right off the page. Of course I had to message her and asked , " Please, please, please let me share you wonderful recipe!" She was happy to do so....This salad would be great alone or served with a meal!
Thank you Suniti M. from Kentucky....You are so gracious to share your recipe with us!

Plating (Serves 2)

Place asparagus as the base, top with shrimp, add a bit more citrus juice if you like & generously spoon mango salsa on top. Grab you Fork and knife. Let's EAT!

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Banana Rum Cake..Drunk & Naked!

I love to frost Naked Cakes! It makes it all about the cake, not just the frosting!  This cake is so moist and tasty, the base of the cake is from a box!  It's Semi Homemade, Amazing...& the First of my Drunk & Naked Recipes. Gotta love the name! ;)))
 Banana Rum Cake..Drunk & Naked
   PineCreekStyle

Cake Batter: (see frosting below)
Ingredients:

  • 1 box of white cake mix (I used Betty Crocker)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of powdered vanilla, *optional
  • 1/2 cup of Sour cream
  • 1/2 cup of Rum
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 2 ripe, mashed banana's
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts, medium to fine, divided in half, *reserve half for the frosting
Directions:

  1. Mix together in a large bowl: The cake mix, vanilla, eggs, sour cream, rum and water
  2. Fold in the mash banana's and 1/2 cup of walnuts
  3. Prepare 2 round cake pans and pour the cake batter equally in both pans
  4. Bake at 350 for 25+ minutes until done
  5. Let cool for 15-20 minutes before turning out
Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting:
  PineCreekStyle 

  • 8 ounces of Cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup of Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar , packed
  • 3 tablespoons of softened butter
Directions:
  1. Cream together all ingredients
  2. Frost the top of one cake layer, heavily
  3. Place the second cake layer on top, lightly press evenly around the cake, causing excess frosting to squeeze out slightly
  4. Frost the sides of the layered cake with the excess frosting (you may add more if needed), frost with a thin layer, leaving the sides of the cake exposed. As if you were doing a thin glaze.
  5. Frost the top with Frosting as usual and dust with Chopped walnuts.

This cake was amazingly moist, and tasty....
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Monday, June 29, 2015

Cakes Will Never Stick Again...Kitchen Tip

This is so easy...using parchment paper makes cakes easy to turn out & the pan easy to clean...
Makes baking a pleasure...
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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Cha-Cha's Nacho Pie...

I asked our granddaughter, ChaCha what she wanted to make for dinner on a recent sleep over...Her first and very eager response was Nacho Pie! She had stayed at a friends house a while back and that's what they had for dinner! She described the ingredients and we started creating! This turned out awesome...and the reruns (leftovers) were just as good. Quick, Easy and full of Flavor!
Cha-Cha's Nacho Pie...
 PineCreekStyle

Ingredients:

  •  1 pound of lean ground beef
  • 1/2 half of a medium to large onion, chopped 
  • 1 small can of Ranchera Salsa (Herdez brand) or 1 small can of tomato sauce
  • 1/2 package of Taco Seasoning, dry
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1/8 cup of water
  • 1 - can of Large Crescent Rolls, *8 total
  • 1 1/2 cups Doritio Tortilla chips, Nacho Flavored, crushed & divided
  • 2 cups Mexican Cheese blend, shredded
  • 1 cup plus Sour Cream
Directions:

  1. In a large fry pan cook the ground beef, when browned ...Add the cut onions, cook until onions are tender
  2. Stir in the Salsa (or tomato sauce) and the taco seasoning
  3. Next, add the oil and water. Cook until blended. Set aside.
  4. Open the crescent roll can and place into a prepared cast iron pan or large pie dish. Press the crescent rolls into a pie crust shape leaving the crust below the top of the pan (see photo). Seal perforations. Leave unbaked.
  5. Layer half of the crushed Doritos's in the bottom of the unbaked bread/pie crust
  6. Layer the meat mixture on top of the Doritos/crust
  7. Gently spread the sour cream over the top of the meat
  8. Cover the sour cream with the shredded cheese
  9. Layer the remaining crushed Doritos's on top of the cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25+ minutes, when the cheese is melted and the crust is browned.
Let sit for 5-10 minutes before serving. Cut into pie wedges,

Serve with a green salad, and/or slices of avocado & tomatoes. Garnish with Sour Cream.

**On a side note: I loved how this pie cut easily and held its wedge shape...So good that the leftovers didn't last long!
 Beautiful presentation in the cast iron pan....ChaCha, ya did good!

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                                                Came out of the pan clean as a whistle!

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