I had a crazy thought on New Years Eve – Halloween Potion Bottles. I know crazy lady. What can I say? I was tired.
But look how it turned out. Pretty Great!
Homemade Tomato Sauce really is easier than it sounds. Like anything else it takes a little time, but really your stove and freezer will do the hard work.
I don’t like to eat tomatoes and neither does my husband so I’m really not sure why we planted tomatoes. We must be crazy! So I ended up with all these tomatoes no one was eating – now what? Tomato sauce! – we love to eat that. I cook with Tomato Sauce all the time, yah whoo! lets save some money.
Now our recipes will have Homemade Tomato Sauce.
– and so many others.
Now really it’s so easy.
- Rinse tomatoes
- With a sharp knife make a little X on each tomato
- Boil tomatoes for 1 minute
- Place tomatoes in ice water (I fill up my sink)
- Peal tomatoes (the skins will slide right off)
- Add a 15oz. can of Tomato Sauce to a large pot
- Cut tomatoes in half and squeeze out all excess water and seeds
- Place tomatoes in the large pot
- Add seasoning now or wait and add later to your recipe
- Simmer 2 hours (stir occasionally)
- Optional: Place in blender for desired texture.
See I told you it was easy. Enjoy!
I have Spring Fever!
January’s dreary cold days are hard for me. There isn’t much to look forward too and I even have a birthday coming up. The hard part about January birthdays is – What do you want for your birthday? I never know, because we just had Christmas. Could you please ask me in July, because by then I have a whole long list for you. Another icky part of January birthdays is it snows and usually on my birthday. Now this would be great if I was in to skiing – but I’m not. The older I get the less I like the snow. Unless its for Christmas, but please melt right after. I know, I know I can’t have it both ways. Okay enough whining. This is my solution to this years dreary days of January. I’m having Springy, yummy, watermelon cupcakes.
These watermelon cupcakes are not watermelon flavored they just look like watermelons. I didn’t go too crazy. I made the cupcakes with Betty Crocker’s Strawberry Cake mix and topped them with my favorite buttercream frosting.
Strawberry Cake Mix
Mini Chocolate Chips
Green Buttercream Frosting
Green Cupcake Liners
Mix Strawberry Cake Mix together following directions on the box. Place Green Cupcake Liners in Muffin Pan. Fill each about 2/3 full. Sprinkle a few Mini Chocolate Chips into cake batter.
Bake following box instructions.
Stay warm everyone and enjoy a little summery treat!
It’s so much fun working with my Mom and sister. We stay pretty busy and always have 3 or 4 projects going at a time plus busy family schedules. So its really important to us to have easy yummy meals to make for our families.
We love good food!
Now that Fall is in full swing and our weather is nice and cool I love warming the kitchen by cooking. Fall is always so busy with school, work and lessons I love a fast and easy casserole that I can quickly through in the oven.
I hope you enjoy!
Chicken Stuffing Casserole
Box of your favorite Stuffing Mix
2-3 Cooked Chicken Breasts (cubed)
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 cup Milk
1 cup Cheddar or Colby Jack Cheese
1 cup Steamed Broccoli
Salt and Pepper to taste
Cook your Chicken breasts and cut them into bite size pieces then set aside. Cook your Stuffing Mix according to directions and set aside. In your favorite casserole dish or 9″x13″ baking pan mix until smooth 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup and Milk. Then add a Chicken layer, then Broccoli and Cheese. Top with Stuffing.
Bake at 400 Degrees for 30 min.
Its really that easy!
I hope your family loves it as much as mine does.