Thursday, July 21, 2011

Quick and Easy Cobbler

I ran across this recipe while searching for a dessert for a co-worker's birthday.  She was on Weight Watchers at the time so I was trying to stay within the guidelines of her diet.  I found this recipe on and decided to try it.  It fit my guidelines too, not many ingredients and easy to make.  I like these type of recipes for weeknight cooking.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Mini S'More Bites

These mini morsels are big at parties and gatherings.  They are very easy to make, it just takes a little prep time to get all of the components together, that is, if you want variety.

Here is what you will need:

Mini Marshmallows
Chocolate melts - whatever flavor(s) you wish, I used dark and white chocolate
Frilly toothpicks
Graham Cracker Crumbs
Crushed Hard Candies (I used coffee nips for this demo)
Toasted Coconut
Crushed Pretzels

Monday, July 18, 2011

Tuna Melt Twist

During the summer months, I love farm fresh tomatoes.  You know, those softball sized beefsteak tomatoes.  A few years ago I came across this idea from Linda Genaw who has a website with low carb recipes and I had to make it.  I did and fell in love.  This is my summer "go to" dinner.

Living in the Pacific Northwest (about a half hour from the Pacific Ocean) I travel down to the docks in Westport and purchase my tuna right off the boats and can tuna each year. 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Facebook Contest Giveaway

As soon as I get 300 likes on Facebook, I will have a giveaway contest for tastey homemade marshmallows. Check out my facebook page "Party Food to Go" for details.!/pages/Party-Food-to-Go/146304978738081

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Quick Donuts

Ok, so I thought everyone on the planet knew how to make quick donuts out of refrigerator biscuits.  Obviously not.  My husband of 31 years had no idea and just discovered them and are on his list of top requests.  I was working on some blogs on the Babycakes appliances and bought a bunch of different supplies including those cheap refrigerator biscuits, you know, the 10 biscuits in a tube in the refrigerator section that go on sale 2 for $1.  Yeah, those.  So, I had a tube hanging out in the fridge nearing the expiration date so I asked my husband if he would like some donuts.  He didn't believe me that I could make biscuits into donuts and I proved that negative Nellie wrong.  I made donuts just like I used to as a kid in the 1970's except I used to just use cinnamon/sugar blend or powdered sugar.  My husband has to have glazed.  So, for all of you out there who didn't know how to make quick donuts, here are the steps.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Bacon Jam

I just heard about this wonderful spread for the first time last week.  I saw it and had to make it.  I searched the internet and found that it has been around for awhile especially in the south.  All of the recipes are about the same.  Blogger, Foodie With Family uses the jam to spread on toast for breakfast.  The best way to describe the taste is just like old fashion baked beans without the beans.  I smeared some on a hamburger tonight and it was out of this world. I used a package of ends and pieces bacon as I was going to dice it up anyway, and mistakenly grabbed sweet onions instead of yellow onions.  I think I would have like the yellow onions better. 

Garlic Fries

Several years ago, I had purchased a bag of frozen french fries that had a seasoning pack of garlic and olive oil from a local grocery store (Grocery Outlet) that has overstock and discontinued items so you never know what you will find there (I LOVE THEM!).  Anyway, getting back to my original story, I baked the fries and drizzled the oil over the fries and fell in love with them, sadly, I haven't seen those french fries since then.  A few years ago, I was getting ready for a local food and wine show and needed something to add to my menu.  I had mostly sweets and needed something savory.  I was thinking of something like french fries, but wanted something a little different than the usual and then remembered those wonderful olive oil and garlic fries.   I knew that the oil packet contained in the french fries I had sometime ago was olive oil and garlic and some kind of herb because it had green bits in it.  After quite a bit of experimenting, I found a blend that I was very happy with.  I am pleased to report that at the show, people were hoarding over to by booth for "those fries".