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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, August 23, 2015

Mexi Corn Dip

Mexi Corn Dip

3 cans mexi-corn (drained)
1 can of rotel (drained)
1 cup sour cream
1 cup mayo
1 cup shredded onion
chopped green onion

Mix all in bowl and let sit overnight.  Stir and serve with chips.

Pineapple Cream Cheese Ball

Pineapple Cream Cheese Ball

16 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup bell peppers, diced
2 tbsp onions, chopped
1 tbsp seasoning salt
2 cups pecans, chopped
1 can crushed pineapple, drained

Combine all ingredients, saving some pecan to roll cheese ball in.
Pack mixture into a bowl or mold, chill until firm.
Remove and roll in pecans to coat exterior.
Serve with crackers.

Mexican Cheese Dip

Mexican Cheese Dip

Source: Deana Magnuson

1 block velveeta cheese dip
1 can rotel
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can black olives (chopped)
1 medium onion, diced
1 lb  ground beef (sometimes she adds 1/2 lb ground pork sausage too)
Garlic Powder

Brown and crumble beef (season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder).

In a large sauce pan, add rotel, tomatoes, onion, and start heating while cutting velvetta into chunks and chucking into the pan.  Stir constantly to keep from scorching.  Before completely melted add beef and black olives.  Continue to stir until fully mixed and melted.  Serve with your favorite chips and enjoy.

Corn Casserole

This recipe was shared with me by my cousin Arna.  She doesn't cook much but this is one thing she does cook. And it is very good!

Corn Casserole
Source: Arna Vargas

1 can whole kernal corn, dranined
1 can cram style corn
1 8 oz package jiffy corn muffin mix
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large bowl stir together all the ingredients but the cheese.  Mix well.  Pour into a greased 9x13 casserole dish.  Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from the oven and top with cheese.  Return to oven for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.  Let stand for at least 5 minutes and then serve warm.

Blueberry Chili

This recipe is from the wife of a therapist that used to work in my office.  When he said he was bringing blueberry chili I thought he was nuts.  It's surprisingly very good!

Blueberry Chili

2 pounds ground beef
3 cans light red kidney beans (15 oz each)
2 cans tomato paste (12 oz each)
1 can stewed tomatoes (28 oz)
1 can crushed tomatoes (28 oz)
2 cups frozen blueberries or 1 can blueberry pie filling (16 oz)
1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies (14.5 oz)
1/2 cup water
3 tbsp chili powder
2 tbsp parsley flakes
2 tbsp basil leaves
1 tbsp salt
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp Creole seasoning
1 tsp oregano leaves
1 tsp ground pepper

Put drained and rinsed kidney beans, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, diced tomatoes, and water into a large crock pot  Mash the stewed tomatoes and add to the pot.  Add blueberries  (if using pie filling, wash and drain the blueberries).  Brown the ground beef in a skillet, drain and add pot. Warm mixture on low heat for an hour, then add the seasonings.  Heat an additional hour and serve.

Hamburger Goulash

Hamburger Goulash

1 pound ground beef
1 yellow onion, diced
Olive oil
½ tsp seasoned salt
Dash crushed red pepper
½ tsp celery seed
28 oz can diced tomatoes
2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup  chopped parsley
2 cups uncooked macaroni
Cook macaroni according to directions.


In skillet saute chopped onion with a tablespoon of olive oil on medium high heat.   Add ground beef and cook until browned.  Add in all seasonings and tomatoes.  Bring to a simmer and let simmer for 5 minutes.   Mix in the drained and cooked macaroni.  Simmer for another 5 minutes.

Butterscotch Cake

Butterscotch Cake
Source: Grandma Puddin

1 yellow cake mix
1 pkg butterscotch instant pudding
4 eggs
2/3 cup oil
¾ cup water

Beat 10 minutes. Spray bundt pan with cooking spray.  Pour cake mix into bundt pan.

In separate bowl mix:
½ cup sugar
1 tbsp cocoa
1 tsp cinnamon

Pour on top of batter and take a knife to mix around. Bake 1 hr on 350.


Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake
Source: Marcia Dotson

1 Devils food cake mix with pudding in the mix
1 box instant vanilla pudding
1 ½ cups buttermilk
¾ cup vegetable oil

Mix together.  Bake at 350 in 9x13 pan till toothpick comes out clean, approx. 35 minutes.

Icing:
1 8oz cream cheese block, softened
½ cup sugar
1 cup  powdered sugar
1 16oz cool whip, unfrozen
Hershey bars – frozen

Mix together and spread on cooled cake.  Grate candy bars on top of icing.