Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Easy Blue Cheese Dip

Happy Hump Day!!!

It's a rainy day here, so I've found myself wanting to EAT!  With our wedding less than 5 months away, snacking is not the best rainy day activity.

So I decided to make some Blue Cheese Dip to go with my veggies!  I always bug my fiance to make it, but he must be off of his BC game because it hasn't been tasting so great.  Or someone is pulling the old trick of screwing something up so you don't have to make it, lol! Either way today was the day I conquered Homemade Blue Cheese on my own. I never realized how easy it was.  And since I am "trying" to eat lighter, I used light ingredients where I could.


This is all I used to make my dip

1/2 C. Mayonnaise
1/2 C. Sour Cream
5 oz Blue Cheese Chunks
Salt & Pepper to taste

Mix together in a bowl & chill......if you can wait

Enjoy this dip with veggies or your favorite wings!
Have a great rest of the week!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Pudding Shots

Hope everyone's week is going well.  This past weekend we were out of town,  my future Brother In Law's girlfriend threw him a Surprise 40th Birthday party.  I like to try to make something when going to a party when I can.  This time I decided to take Pudding Shots!

I started making them after my brother's boss' wife (got that? lol) told me about them.  I have always made jello shots, so when I heard about the pudding shots I had to try them out.  I have been on a personal mission to perfect the pudding shots & try a variety of flavors!  Now my friends are requesting pudding shots instead of the jello.  A lot of people have never had them or are afraid to try them.  Well have no fear, Pudding shots are a great little "adult" treat.  

You will need the following to make 
Chocolate Strawberry Pudding shots

3/4 C. Milk
1 C. Strawberry Vodka
1 box of Instant Pudding
1 tub of Cool Whip

Hand mixer
Measuring Cup
Gallon Zipper Bag
4 dozen 1oz cups & lids

Start by mixing your milk & pudding.  Then add your vodka & mix until blended.

Next fold in the Cool Whip with a spoon.  
Be sure not to stir it, you don't want it to get too runny. 

Transfer your pudding into zipper bag.  
(Setting the bag into a container helps to fill the bag with out making a mess)

Cut off the tip of one side of the bag & distribute into cups. 
You can find them at party or restaurant supply stores.

Top the shots with lids & let chill for about 2-3 hours

When serving your shots, you can get creative & use toppings also.  
I would use mini chocolate chips to top these ones off.  Use your imagination!

I will continue to share my pudding shot recipes with you as I discover new & tasty ways to make the perfect    
pudding shot!

Enjoy & have a great rest of the week!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Lobster Pizza

What a busy weekend!

The days go by so fast.  And days like that, a quick dinner recipe comes in handy.  During Lent I discovered a quick, tasty & easy meal with things I already had in the fridge.

Lobster Pizza

Roll out the dough & top it with Alfredo sauce
I used Pillsbury's Crescent Seamless Dough Sheet and about 1 Cup of left over Alfredo. 
I added 1/4 tsp  garlic salt into the sauce.

Then put on chopped roasted red peppers

Add imitation lobster fiance loves it!

Top with mozzarella or provolone, which ever you prefer.  I even added a little parm

Bake at 375 for about 10-12 minutes.  

It's an easy meal that you can put together with anything that you have left over in the fridge.  I have also used left over taco meat & made taco pizza.  I will save that one for another day.  
Having a few Pillsbury items in the fridge keeps your options open for a quick, affordable meal. 

Have a great week!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Absent Minded Bride To Be

If you have read about me, you know that I am engaged.  I am in the "planning" process......which has left my mind a bit scattered.  My fiance & I have come across a few bumps in the road, but things are finally getting back on track.  We are getting married at the beach at the end of this summer, on our vacation.  We have just a few friends & some family members joining us.  But then we are coming home to have a big PARTY! 

I actually get to plan 2 parties & I love every minute of it !

I've shared some of my decorating ideas that I have been tossing around.  I am trying to incorporate my decor for both the ceremony at the beach & the reception party back home.  I am a part-time Party Lite consultant and have a large collection of do my great customers (my friends).  I have also used various Mason jars & other jars I have accumulated. I love the beach & have been collection shells since I was a teenager. I dream of living at the day! 

Hope you enjoy & get inspired for 
Summer to finally rear 
it's lovely face !