Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Pumpkin crunch

yellow cake mix
1 can pumpkin (15 oz.)
1 can evaporated milk (12 oz.)
3 large eggs
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1⁄2  tsp salt
1 cup chopped pecans
2 butter, melted

  1. Grease bottom of 9x13 pan, placing a piece of parchment or wax paper on the bottom of the pan.
  2. Combine pumpkin, milk, eggs, sugar, cinnamon, and salt in large bowl.
  3. Mix well, pour into pan, and sprinkle cake mix evenly over pumpkin mixture.
  4. Top with pecans, drizzle melted butter over top, and bake 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. When cool, loosen pumpkin crunch from side of pan with a knife.
  6. Invert pan onto platter (the top becomes the crust). Top with whipped cream.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


2 tomatoes
1/2 big onion
2 small sweet peppers
1 handful of cilantro
1/2 cup water
1 tsp chicken bouillon
Cut up veges and boil in big pot until soft. Let cool for about 10 minutes. Then blend in a blender. Put through a strainer to take out the seeds and peels. Put liquid back into the pot and discard seeds and peelings.

Package of frozen yucca
1 tsp salt
1 lb shrimp shell on
3 cans of tuna in oil
1/2 onion
4 limes
Boil the yucca with the salt. Take the shell off the shrimp but do not discard. Set shrimp aside. Boil the shells in a small amount of water for 5 minutes to get out the shrimp flavor. Then strain and add the liquid to the pot. Discard shells. Add shrimp and tuna to the pot and heat until shrimp is cooked through. Turn off heat and add yucca to the pot. Cut up onions thin and long. Put in a bowl with squeezed lime juice and salt. Squeeze onions a few times. Chop cilantro and add to the pot with half of the onions.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Spinach artichoke dip

2 cups parmesan cheese
1 (10 ounce) box frozen chopped spinach, thawed (or 4 big handfuls fresh chopped spinach)
1 (14 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
2/3 cup sour cream
1 cup cream cheese
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons garlic, minced

Preheat oven to 375°F.
Mix together Parmesan cheese, spinach, and artichoke hearts.
Combine remaining ingredients and mix with spinach mixture.
Bake for 20-30 minutes.
Serve with crackers or toasted bread.

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Oatmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

2 cups old fashioned oats 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 3 TBSP sugar 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 2 1/2 cups buttermilk 2 large eggs 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 tsp vanilla extract additional melted butter for brushing skillet fresh or frozen blueberries (optional) Combine first 6 ingredients (I like using a food processor and pulverize the oats first). Whisk buttermilk, eggs, butter and vanilla in medium bowl. Add to dry ingredients, whisk until well blended with a few lumps remaining. Add some blueberries if desired. Let batter stand to thicken 2 hours or in the refrigerator over night. When pulverizing the oats at first you can just use immediately, but for plumper oats letting it sit is a good idea. I've tried both ways and like them both. Delicious way to get my kids eating oatmeal. I got this recipe from the Red Rock Ranch collection and added a few ideas that Amy and I have tried. Anne

Friday, March 2, 2012

Shrimp chowder

I just made this up yesterday getting some ideas online...

1 onion diced
1 T butter
3 large potatoes cubed
2 celery sticks diced
2 carrots diced
1 can coconut milk
1 can evaporated milk
2% milk
chicken bullion
(what ever seasonings you like)

Saute diced onions in butter until done. Add cubed potatoes, carrots, celery and coconut milk. Let boil until tender. Add evaporated milk. Then add salt and seasonings and shrimp. Let simmer until ready to eat! If it is too thick you can add regular milk. So easy and so delicious!!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Easy Amazing Truffles

Crush up a box of your favorite cookies ( I have tried Oreos and Grasshoppers)
Mix with a cube of cream cheese. Save some of the cookie crumbs if you would like to top it with them.
Freeze mixture for 30 minutes
Melt your favorite chocolate (almond bark, dark chocolate, semi-sweet baking chocolate...)
Remove and roll into 1 inch balls.
Dip in chocolate and place on cookie sheet.
Try not to eat the whole pan before your hubby comes home from work. ;)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


fideos 1 paquete
2 ramas de cebolla blanca picada
1 pimiento cortado en tiritas
pimienta al gusto
sal al gusto
albahaca 10 ojas
1 cucharadita de salsa de soja
1 taza de crema de leche
1 cucharada de crema de champiƱones
1 pechuga grande de pollo cortada en tiritas


Poner a hervir en el fuego los fideos hasta que esten listo, aparte ponemos en el fuego el pollo junto con la cebolla, el pimiento, la albahaca finamente picada, una cucharadita de salsa de soja, cuando ya se hayan cocinado unos minutos agregar la crema de champiƱones previamente disuelta en 1 taza de agua fria, y finalmente agregar la crema de leche junto con el queso parmesano o otro tipo de queso previamente rayado.