Monthly Archives: January 2011

Pretzel Salad


Step One

  • 2 cups of broken pretzels (finely chopped)
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 tblsp sugar

Step two

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 small cool whip

Step 3

  • 1 large strawberry jello
  • 2 packages frozen strawberries

Mix ingredients from step one and  press into 13×9 and bake at 350 for 10 min and let cool

 Beat together ingredients from step two, spread over cooled crust and refridgerate

 boil 2 cups of water, add 1 large strawberry  jello and dissolve.  add 2 packages frozen strawberries and pour over cream cheese mixture, refridgerate

garnish with cool whip.


BBQ Shrimp and Grits


Mike had this at a restaurant once and asked if i could try to make it today. We were at the Fish market and were able to get nice fresh shrimp. If you make it with frozen shrimp, make sure it’s raw.

Cheese Grits:


  1. 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  2. 1 garlic clove, minced
  3. 1 cup old-fashioned grits
  4. 2 cups  extra-sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  5. 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  6. 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  7. Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. In a medium saucepan, bring the chicken broth to a boil. Add the garlic and slowly stir in the grits. Reduce the heat to moderately low and cook, stirring frequently, until the grits are tender, 20 minutes. Prepare BBQ Shrimp and Sausage while waiting for grits to cook.
  2. When grits are tender, remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the cheese, butter and cream. Season with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

BBQ Shrimp and Andouille Sausage

  1. Homemade BBQ Sauce or a bottle of prepared sauce
  2. 1 pound of peeled and cleaned, raw shrimp
  3. 1 package of andouille sausage, cut into chunks


  • In a large skillet, bring BBQ sauce to a low boil on Med/low and add sausage (you can grill the sausage a little beforehand to give it more flavor) Let the sausage simmer in the sauce for a while, while waiting for the grits.
  • about 5 minutes before the grits are done add the shrimp to the skillet and let simmer until fully cooked.

Serve on Cheese grits.

Strawberry Luscious

  • 1 lrg strawberry jello
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 pkgs frozen strawberries, lrg
  • 1 – 20 oz can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 2-4 large ripe bananas, mashed & whipped
  • 1 carton sour cream
  1. dissolve jello in boiling water
  2. add thawed berries(with juice), pineapple, and bananas
  3. pour half of the mixture into a 13X9, chill until set
  4. spread with sour cream
  5. add remaining jello mix
  6. chill until firm

Sam’s Easy Bake Apple Pie


Pie Filling

  • 6 cups apples, sliced thin
  • 1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbls butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup bisquick

Streusel  Topping

  • 1 cup bisquick
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbls butter
  1. heat oven 325
  2. mix apples, cinnamon and nutmeg
  3. spread in greased 10X1.5 inch pie plate
  4. beat milk, butter, eggs,sugar, bisquick until smooth 15 seconds in blender
  5. pour over apples
  6. mix streusel topping until crumbly
  7. sprinkle apple mixture with streusel topping
  8. bake until knife inserted comes out clean approximately 55-65 minutes

Almond Cookies


 I found this recipe on another website…I need these in my life!

  • 1 lb butter
  • 1 lb sugar
  • 1 lb flour
  • 1 lb corn syrup
  • 1 lb almonds, sliced
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare cookie sheets by covering with parchment.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together in a mixer.
  4. Add flour and continue to mix.
  5. Add the corn syrup and continue mixing.
  6. Add the almonds and mix until incorporated.
  7. Drop almond lace by the tbsp onto the parchment paper, no more than 3 per ½ sheet pan.
  8.  Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown then remove from the oven. Let cool for 60-90 seconds.
  9. Remove from the sheet pan and mold over a wooden rolling pin.
  10.  Let cool until firm.

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 pkg.  (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2   eggs
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2-1/4 cups  flour
  • 1 pkg semi sweet chocolate chips
  1. HEAT oven to 375°F.
  2. BEAT butter, sugars, dry pudding mix and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add eggs and baking soda; mix well. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in chocolate.
  3. DROP teaspoonfuls of dough, 2 inches apart, onto baking sheets.
  4. BAKE 8 to 10 min. or until golden brown. Cool 3 min. on baking sheets. Remove to wire racks. Cool completely.