Sunday, January 27, 2013

Jalapeno Coins

I love the flavor of jalapeno but am not a fan of really spicy heat.  These coins are perfect for me, not too hot and great flavor.  I made these for a party a few years ago and the people devoured them and told me how great and unique they were. They are easy to make and you can make them ahead by deep frying and freezing them on a cookie sheet in a single layer.  Once frozen, you can place into a freezer zipper bag.  To reheat, just place on a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 350 degrees until hot. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Ultimate Football Snack Collection

Here is a collection of some great football snacks that I have previously posted.  Click on the links located below the pictures.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Mini Crescent Dogs AKA Mini Pigs-in-a-Blanket

The Superbowl is nearing and here is another great game treat!  Best part of all is that there are only two ingredients.  One package of Lil Smokies or Cheddar Smokies and a tube of refrigerated Crescent Rolls.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Super Easy Lemon Crisp Cookies

Boy, oh, boy, did Pillsbury drop the ball on this one.  I had purchased a box of their Moist Supreme Lemon cake mix and tucked away on the side panel of the box was a recipe titled Lemony Crisps.  It was hardly noticeable but I saw it and looked interesting and cut it out for my archives.  Then, decided to give it a try.  LOVE THEM!!!  Someone asked me for the recipe and I said no problem, it was Pillsbury I will just go to their web site and give it to you.   Ummmm, it's not there.  Why would they omit this recipe from their collection?  I have no idea!  So, I will share this with you in case you missed it too.  Please note that with all cookies I make, I use a parchment lined cookie sheet for baking.  I like how the cookies turn out cooked on the parchment paper and sticking is no issue.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Ro-Tel Cucumber Salsa

I started this blog in May 2011 and my second blog post was for Refreshing Cucumber Salsa which is a fresh salsa I love!  Well, here is it winter, tomatoes are blah, what's a girl to do if she wants this fresh salsa now?  You turn to canned tomatoes, in this case, I used Ro-Tel tomatoes which are diced tomatoes with green chilies.  Who would of thought? It is excellent and with the added punch of the diced chilies M-m-m-m-m!  If you don't want the extra spice, you can use regular canned diced tomatoes.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

How About a Giveaway????

Because we love our readers so much, a fabulous group of bloggers has come together to provide an incredible prize package for one lucky winner. The prizes include:

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A Cuisinart 5 speed Hand Mixer and 4 vouchers for four bags of Nestle Toll House Morsels (Mommy's Sweet Confessions)

A $20 gift card to King Arthur Flour (My Turn for Us)

America's Test Kitchen Quick Family Cookbook (Moore or Less Cooking)

A Babycakes Pie Pop Maker (Party Food to Go)

A cooking apron and 10% discount on Etsy (Home Independence)

A Reusable Grocery Tote Bag (Five4Five Meals)




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Mommy's Sweet Confessions

Mommy's Sweet Confessions  

Welcome! My name is Lindsay, and I love to cook, chase my kids, and share my love of baking with others. This blog was started to be a place for me to share my love of baking and cooking, and to chronicle my experiences with it, and my kids, and all the fun that goes along with trying to do both. I hope you enjoy what you see.

Moore or Less Cooking


Moore or Less Cooking


I am a California girl living in Coastal Maine. I love to cook, bake and blog about it. My interests are traveling, photography, all types of food, cooking classes, wine tasting classes and baking classes. I have been food blogging since August 2011 and I have really enjoyed it!

Five4Five Meals

Five4Five Meals  

I am Lydia. A writer, wife and mom. I am a reluctant domestic who spends her days changing and chasing a little boy who is learning to walk! But I find time to create budget-friendly recipes, ideas and adventures for myself and my small family. I believe we all can have a good life, we just have to keep it simple.


Home Independence


I am a Wife, a Mother, a Sister, a Daughter, an Aunt. I am married to my best friend and we are raising our children to be the best that they can be. We are working on creating a homestead to raise our own food to help keep us healthy.

Party Food to Go

Party food to go  

I am from a small coastal town, Aberdeen, Washington known for Kurt Cobain and lots of rain. I have been blogging for about a year and a half but have always had a passion for cooking/baking. Hoping I can make your entertaining a little simpler by providing easy to follow step by step instructions preparing dishes as well as a helpful tip or two.

My Turn for Us


My Turn for us


I am retired from Law Enforcement and my Hubby and I are in the process of obtaining our dream of traveling full-time in an RV. I share my retirement adventures including recipes, crafts, travel and two hops each week. I host "Freedom Fridays Blog Hop" and co-host "Let's Get Social Sunday".



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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Thatsa Spicy Meatball

Meatballs are so good, they are very popular during the holiday season as well as football season, or heck, what am I saying, any kind of get together (he-he, I am having this for dinner with scallop potatoes)!  Remember these yummy bits for your upcoming Superbowl party!  First of all, let me get the introductions out, Sweet Baby Ray, meet Frank's Red Hot Sweet Chili Sauce.  Didn't know Frank's Red Hot Sauce put out a Sweet Chili Sauce? Well, let me just say, it is awesome! The famous Sweet Baby Ray's barbecue sauce goes perfect with Frank's Red Hot Sweet Chili Sauce AND meatballs!   It's not too spicy, but if you want an extra kick, you are more than welcome to add a teaspoon of red chili flakes, after all, make it taste to YOUR liking.