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Monday, December 28, 2015

Sausage Sha-Bang Dip

We are SOOO making this for our New Year's Eve Party! You will want to too!
My parents introduced us to this amazing, easy, and new favorite dip a couple months ago. This dip made us say, "SHA-BANG!" It is FABULOUS! Only 3 ingredients makes this dip! Perfect for parties of any kind! Holiday's, football, birthday's, etc. SHA-BANG!

Sausage Sha-Bang Dip

2 lbs Pork Sausage
2 (8oz.) pkgs. Cream Cheese - cut into cubes
2 cans Rotel Tomatoes

In a large skillet brown the sausage. Drain any excess oil. 

Place the browned sausage, cream cheese and rotel tomatoes in a crock pot. Stir the ingredients in the crock pot so the cheese cubes are evenly distributed through the crock.

Cook oh high for 3 hours stirring occasionally. 

Serve with tortilla chips.


Monday, December 21, 2015

Chocolate Dipped Chips

This salty/sweet snack is totally crave-able! My friend Amber introduced me to this a few years back and they were AMAZING! I didn't realize how easy they were until I made them. With more and more football parties coming up this one will be on my "need to make" list. DELISH!

Chocolate Dipped Chips

Line 2-3 cookie sheets with wax paper.

In a microwave safe bowl, place 1 c. semi sweet chocolate chips and 1 tsp. oil.
Microwave for 1 minute & 30 seconds (One and a half minutes). 
Stir until smooth. 

Take your Original Ruffles Potato Chips and dip one end of the chip in chocolate then place on the wax paper lined cookie sheet.

When the cookie sheet is full of chocolate dipped chips, then place in the freezer for 5- 10 minutes or until chocolate is set.

Remove the chips from the cookie sheet and place in a bowl to share! DELISH!

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Twig & Ribbon Tree Ornaments

The symbolism of the Christmas tree means -eternal life and rebirth. What better decoration to have than a symbol of eternity and rebirth?
Sigh.... I love Christmas, especially the evergreen trees!

Check out these quick cute ornaments! These Ribbon Tree Ornaments come together fast and look so festive on any Christmas tree! Just twigs, green ribbon scraps and hot glue! Make them for your own tree or give them as a small gift to a neighbor or friend.

Picture & Written Directions

Twig & Ribbon Tree Ornament Directions

1. Cut equal strips of ribbon. Place a dot of hot glue on the twig and place your ribbon on the glue.

2. Continue dotting the glue along the twig and securing your ribbon to the twig.

3- 5. Take scissors and cut the excess ribbon off to make a triangle. 

6. Secure a gold thread or string to the top with more hot glue and a small ribbon scrap.

Monday, December 14, 2015

4 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies

Needing a quick treat to throw together in a matter of minutes? Try one of our family's "go to" fast fixes for chocolate chip cookies. These are made with a cake mix to ensure quick preparation. 
Delicious and EASY!

4 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 White Cake Mix
2 Eggs
1/3 c. Oil
1 c. Chocolate Chips

Mix the cake mix, eggs, and oil together. Fold in the chocolate chips.  

Place by rounds onto a greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.

*This recipe makes 2 dozen cookies

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Foil Ring Trick for Baked Pies

Protect your pie crusts with this simple trick. An aluminum foil ring over your crust during cooking will keep your pie crust golden brown NOT TURN BLACK! I've had way to many pumpkin pie crusts over the years end up burned! YUCK! All that work for a nasty pie! This tip from my mom has saved my Thanksgiving and Christmas pies forever! SHARE WITH EVERYONE!

Before pie crust preparation make your foil rings!

Step 1:
Place your pie pan upside down onto the aluminum foil and trace with a pen or pencil.

Step 2:
Cut 1/2 inch away from outer edge of the traced circle.

Step 3:
Cut 1/2 inch away from the marked circle in the inner edge to finish your ring.

Step 4:
Place your ring on the empty pie pan to make sure it will fit!
If it doesn't, no problem-try again! 

Place the foil ring over your prepared pie before baking.

Keep the ring on during the duration of baking. 

Remove the foil ring when pie is finished.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Raspberry Lemon Jello

Refreshing and perfect for parties! Make this the day of or the day before an event and leave the stress behind. Let the refrigerator do all the work! This is one of our all time favorite treats! Jello to the max!

Raspberry Lemon Jello

3 1/2 c. Boiling Water
1 Large Pkg. Raspberry Jello (or 2 small pkgs.)
1 Large Pkg. Lemon Cook and Serve Pudding and Pie filling

Sprinkle the Raspberry Jello in the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Pour the  3 1/2 c. Boiling water to the pan and dissolve completely. 
Cook your Lemon Pie Filling according to pkg. directions. Pour into the jello and water mixture and mix thoroughly with a whisk. 
Let set in the fridge uncovered until it cools, then cover with plastic wrap. When set and ready to eat, you can frost the whole jello with cool whip or just dollop certain pieces, its up to you.

*Great to make a day before guests arrive, then you can just pull it out when ready to eat.

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