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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Egg Less Pasta Salad!!

My mother is allergic to eggs and many pasta salads usually contain a sauce that includes eggs. (Mayo, Ranch) 
This is actually her recipe, with my spin on it!! It is creamy, light and oh so satisfying!! It is a summer favorite in our family, and a must have at every BBQ!!
Bring it along to a BBQ once and it will instantly become your signature dish! 
The great thing about this salad is you can make it ahead of time, the longer it sits the better it tastes!!

Egg Less Pasta Salad


1) 4 Cups dry pasta noodles (any kind of noodles will work. I like the coloured fusilli) 
2) 1/2 Cup Zesty Italian Salad Dressing
3) 1 Cup Creamy Cucumber Salad Dressing
4) 1 large seedless Cucumber, chopped into small cubes
5) 1 Red Pepper, chopped into small cubes
6) 1 Red Onion, finely chopped
7) 1 Tsp White Sugar
8) 1/2 Tsp Each. Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Celery Salt


A) Cook pasta according to package directions, rinse in cold water. Set aside
B) Add your chopped vegetables & spices. Mix well
C) Add salad dressings and mix until noodles are evenly coated!
D) Cover and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes (until it's nice and cold) before serving
** Add avocado, tomatoes, olives or fresh snap peas if you like**

Monday, January 20, 2014

Today Is National Cheese Day !!!! So Let's Celebrate It Right!!!

Some Great Cheese Filled Recipes!!

 Mini Bacon Cheeseburger Meatloaf


1 1/2    pounds    ground beef, 95% lean meat 
1    cup    nacho cheese tortilla chips ( crushed ) 

1/2    teaspoon    salt and pepper 
2    clove(s)    garlic ( finely chopped ) 

1    teaspoon    beef bouillon 
1    cup    cheddar cheese, shredded ( or other cheese of your choice ) 

1/2    pound    bacon ( precooked


A) combine all ingredients except Cheese & bacon into a medium sized bowl.
B) Place an inch of beef mixture into each of the bottoms of your muffin tray. Make an indent in the middle of each one. 
C) Place the cheese & bacon down the middle of the beef, cover each one with remaining beef mixture. Be sure to seal in the cheese & bacon
D) Place muffin tray on top of a cookie sheet to catch any boil over. Bake at 375F for 20 minutes.
E) Cover the tops with BBQ sauce, cheese and bacon. Broil on high, on the bottom rack for another 10 minutes

Shepherds Pie Topped With Cheese


1    pound    ground beef, 95% lean meat 
1 1/2    tablespoon    beef bouillon ( or oxo ) 
1    cup    beef consomme ( or water ) 
1    onion ( finely chopped ) 
3    clove(s)    garlic ( finely chopped ) 
1/2    teaspoon    salt and pepper 
3    cups    potatoes ( mashed ) 
2    cups    shredded cheese 


A) In a Medium sauce pan, cook beef, onions, boulion & garlic. About 15 minutes. Add consume, cover & cook for 5 more minutes. 
B) Pour into casserole baking pan. Layer Corn, salt & Pepper, then layer the mashed potatoes.
D) Bake at 350F for 20 minutes, Top with cheese and broil on high for another 5-8 minutes, until cheese is bubbling.
** If you are a cheese lover, do not be afraid to throw a cup or two of shredded cheese into your mashed potatoes while you are mashing them**

Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf

Nutritional Info


1    onion ( medium, finely chopped )
1 1/2    pounds    ground beef, 95% lean meat 
1    cup    bread crumbs, plain ( or cracker crumbs ) 

1/2    teaspoon    salt and pepper 
2    clove(s)    garlic ( finely chopped ) 

1    teaspoon    beef bouillon 
1    cup    grated cheddar cheese ( cheese of your choice ) 


A) combine all ingredients except Cheese into a medium sized bowl.
B) Place an inch of beef mixture in the bottom of your loaf pan. 
C) Place the cheese down the middle of the beef, cover with remaining beef mixture.
D) Cover & bake in the oven at 375F for 30 minutes.
E) Remove foil, Top with Ketchup, bake for another 15-20 minutes

Monday, January 13, 2014

Do You Want More Pinterest Followers?? 5 Tips To More Pinterest Followers!

Who Doesn't Want More Pinterest Followers?? 
5 Easy Tips To More Followers & More Pins!

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1) Add the Pinterest Follow Button To Your Website Or Blog
The Pinterest follow button diverts website visitors to your Pinterest page, thereby attracting followers. This can be effective if you have a high-traffic website.
Install the button in several prominent places on your website and blog—the header, footer, sidebar, etc. Make it easy for people to find your brand page and convert them into follower

2) Post, Post, Post: Share a Lot
When you share often, more people will see your pins and those pins lead people back to your page by displaying your details below the pin. Usually  after you pin an image, you see an option to follow a board on which the same pin has been added. You  get the message “Also pinned to…”.

3) Promote Promote Promote!!  
Always Use other Social Media sites as well. Facebook, Twitter Instagram Etc. Don't only limit yourself to promoting  your Pinterest profile page!! Share links to each of your individual boards!! There is so much more to you than your profile, Let the world get to know you!! 

4)  Follow Others
Look for people with similar interests, follow them and a fraction of them will follow you back. Continue to follow the ones who follow you back and unfollow the ones who don’t. Repeat the process.

5) Keep Your Followers Happy
It’s not just about getting followers, it’s also about keeping them happy. Make the extra effort to keep your followers satisfied so they’ll continue following you instead of leaving you.

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Cheesy Beef Noodle Casserole

Comfort Food Made Easy 

Cheesy Beef Noodle Casserole


1) 1 1/2 Cups of Brown Braised Beef
2) 4 Cups Dry Pasta, fussili, rigatoni. any kind you like
3) 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese (grated)
4) 1/2 Cup Milk
5) 2 Tbsp Margarine
6) 1 Can of Tomato Soup or Chopped Stewed Tomatoes
7) 1 Cup Finely Chopped Onion
8) Sprinkle of each: Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Celery Salt and any other spices you would like to include.

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1) Cook cubed beef in a pan on the stove with onions a little salt and pepper
2) Cook Pasta according to package directions, drain
3) In a large casserole dish mix meat, noodles soup and spices
4) Sprinkle the top with cheese, bake for 30 minutes at 350F
Serves 5

Sunday, January 5, 2014

No Bake Layered Berry Delight!!

This is a family favorite, This is my go to dessert ,for any occasion !! 
It's great made as one big dessert, or as single serving dishes!

No Bake Layered Berry Delight! 10 servings


1 1/2    cups    milk ( cold ) 
3    ounces    chocolate pudding mix ( instant ) 
2    cups    cool whip 
16    oreo cookies 
3    cups    strawberries ( sliced )


*Pour pudding mix into a large bowl, add 1 cups of milk, mix with a hand mixer, or wire whisk, until well blended.
*Gently fold in 1/2 cup of the whipped topping.
*Crush 10 of the cookies coarsely, stir into pudding mixture.

The Layers

*Spoon half of the pudding mixture into the bottom of a 1 1/2 liter glass serving bowl. (9-12inch around, or 10 - 12 single serving clear glasses)
*Spread a layer of whipped topping, about 3/4 of an inch thick,
*Then a layer of fresh cut strawberries.(about 1 1/2 cups)
* Add remaining layers of chocolate pudding mix, whipped topping, and strawberries. Strawberries should be on the top.
*Crush the remaining 6 cookies.
*Top strawberries with cookie bits
*Serve & Enjoy
Note: For best results chill for at least 20-30 minutes, before serving. keep refrigerated until you're ready to serve!

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