Archive for January, 2013

January 31st, 2013

Crispy Pasta Cake with Red Pepper and Mozzarella Salad

I have a deep love for salads. I love the endless combinations of flavors. This is one that I have loved for a long time.  Adding the crispy pasta to the salad is quite a suprise.  It is just the right combination of flavors and textures to make one amazing salad.  You of course can use any dressing that you like, but I have my favorite for this salad so be sure to check back tomorrow to get that recipe.

Crispy Pasta Cake with Red Pepper and Mozzarella Salad


Salt, for pasta water

1 pound angel hair pasta


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January 30th, 2013

Love Bugs and Kisses Valentine Printable

My granddaughter loves plastic bugs {yes, that is granddaughter, not grandson} – give her a bucket of them and she is as happy as a bird with a french fry {pardon the Pinterest quote}.  I figured if she appreciated the bugs, certainly the boys would too; so here’s a fun way to wish Happy Valentine’s Day to all the boys and girls in your class.

I found some cute finger puppet bugs at Party City.  They  have big bags of all kinds of bugs!  If you don’t have a Party City you can always order at Oriental Trading.


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January 29th, 2013

Magic Mousse Jello


This recipe holds a lot of nostalgia for me.  I remember making Magic Mousse when I was young.  I thought it was the most wonderful and elegant dessert there ever was! 😉   When I recently came across the recipe, it brought back fun memories.  {Anybody else remember this Jello treat?}

I wanted to share it so you’re kids could enjoy the magic too!  Wouldn’t this be a fun treat for them to make on Valentine’s Day ?  It’s quick and easy, yet they’ll be so thrilled to pour it into fancy glass and see the mousse form at the

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January 28th, 2013

Buffalo Chicken Dip

I just heard on the radio that the number one food that will be consumed on Super Bowl Sunday is chicken wings – 1.25 billion of them!  Yikes- that’s a lot of wings.

If you are a football fan planning your Super Bowl nosh we’ve got you covered {even if you are just in it for the food and the commercials…}.  This buffalo chicken dip is always a game-day favorite – all the flavor of wings without the mess! 😉  Serve it up with chips, celery sticks, or crackers, but make sure you have plenty- it will go fast.  Not

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January 25th, 2013

Triple Chocolate Pizza

YUM! I could just introduce this recipe with a simple YUM! A simple homemade pizza crust, topped with Nutella, semi-sweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and chopped hazelnuts. It is ooey-gooey delicious.

Triple Chocolate Pizza


1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 Tbls. kosher salt
1/2 Tbls. Yeast
3/4 cup warm water
1/2 Tbls. olive oil

2 tsp. butter, melted
1/3 cup Nutella
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts, toasted


Place flour, salt and yeast into a mixer with the dough hook attached.  Slowly

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Caramel Potatoes

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