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I'm Angel. I am a wife and Mom. I love photography. I love to read. I love cooking and collecting recipes. I love traveling. I love classic country music. I love to laugh. I love Emerald Isle, North Carolina. I love hot baths. I love the smell of fresh cut hay. I love chocolate. And most importantly I love my husband and daughter.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Grape Salad

Grape Salad

8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2-3 lbs seedless grapes (I like to do a mixture of green and red grapes)
3 tbsp. brown sugar (I don't measure, just sprinkle some on)

In a large bowl beat the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, and vanilla.

Place grapes in a cake pan.  Spread the cream cheese mixture over the grapes. Sprinkle brown sugar over the top. Cover and refrigerate a few hours before serving.

(you could add the grapes to the cream cheese mixture and toss to cover, place in bowl and sprinkle with brown sugar.)

Optional: top with 3 tbsp. chopped pecans.

Ground Turkey Soup

Ground Turkey Soup

2 1/2 (32 oz each) containers of ckn broth
Red potatoes -chunked
Baby Carrots ...
Sliced Onions
Celery chunks
1 can drained green beans
1 pkg white chicken chili seasoning
2 sprigs of rosemary

Put in large pot and bring to boil. Meanwhile in a skillet:
1-2 tbsp olive oil
Diced onion
Diced red pepper
Sliced mushrooms
Cook till soft. Season with salt and pepper.
Add 1 lb ground turkey and brown
Then dump that in the soup pot. Simmer till taters are done.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Mexican Wedding Cookies

1 cup butter, soft
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

Combine and add:

1 3/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans

Roll into balls (less than 1 inch)  Bake on ungreased cookie sheet, bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.  (they don't need to brown, just need to set up)

Let cool a little while then roll in powdered sugar.  Let cool completely and roll in powdered sugar again.

Chicken and Noodles

This recipe is from my Aunt Dorothy...she would make this at Thanksgiving and Christmas! So good and actually very easy to make.

Homemade Noodles

Beat:  3 eggs (whip till fluffy)
          1/4 cup milk
          1/8 tsp baking powder
           1 tbsp. corn oil

Add 2 cups flour while beating till thick.  Knead on floured surface.  Roll into a circle.  Roll up like cinnamon rolls and slice.  Unroll and put on a cookie sheet.  Let dry for 1 hour.

Boil 2-3 chicken breasts - shred chicken.

In a large pot, add

1 large can chicken broth
1 family size can of chicken noodle soup
1 family size can of cream of chicken soup
2 chicken bouillon cubes

Add in chicken and drop in noodles.  Bring to a boil then simmer on med-low (stirring frequently making sure they don't stick to bottom of pan.) 

Taste and season with salt/pepper.

I sometimes add more of the chicken broth/soup...I just eyeball it and add more as needed.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Strawberry Angel Cake

Strawberry Angel Cake

Angel Food Cake
Strawberry jello
2 cups boiling water
16 oz container of frozen strawberries with sugar added (comes in a cottage cheese type container)
1 large container of cool whip or 2 regular size containers

Tear 1/2 of angel food cake into chunks and put in 9x13 cake pan.

Dissolve 1 strawberry jello packet in 2 cups water. Immediately stir in 16 oz container of thawed strawberries. Add 1/2 of a large cool whip and stir well. Pie 1/2 over the cake. Chunk the remaining cake and put on top. Push down to make room and add remaining jello mixture. Top with cool whip. Cover and refrigerate several hours before eating.

When I made this I actually used 1 1/2 containers of the strawberries.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Angel's Baby Back Ribs

Angel's Baby Back Ribs

4 pound rack of Baby Backs
1 cup Blues Hog BBQ sauce
1/2 cup Dr Pepper
2 tbsp brown mustard
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp paprika
3/4 cup brown sugar

Place ribs on large baking sheet lined with foil. Salt with smoked salt. Mix all of the ingredients and brush 1/2 of mixture over all sides of the ribs. Cover with foil, refrigerate and let marinate for 8 hours or overnight. Put remaining marinade in container and refrigerate.

When ready to cook, preheat oven to 275 degrees. Place the pan, still covered in foil in the oven for 2 hours   Then remove foil, add remaining marinade mixture to coat ribs and increase temperature to 300 and bake an additional hour or until fork tender. (The total cook time of mine today was about 4 hours). Slice and serve!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Kim's Salad

Kim's Salad
Source: Kim Connor

Romain Lettuce
Small can of marinated artichoke drain & chopped
1/2 small red onion thinly sliced
1/2-1 cucumber chopped
1 tomato diced
1/2 cup Parmesan

Ken's northern Italian dress lite to taste

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats

Peanut Butter Rice Krispy Treats

Source: Elaine Anderson

1 stick butter
1 bag mini-marshmallows
2 globs of peanut butter
4 cups rice krispy cereal

Melt butter, marshmallows, and peanut butter over low heat.  Remove from heat and stir in cereal.  Put in sprayed 9x13 pan.