Friday, October 16, 2015

GLO-Ball Pumpkins

"These pumpkins are an easy treat to make for your little trick-or-treaters or better yet for your little ones to make themselves.  Just set out all of the ingredients and let the kids make their own BOO-tiful creations!  What a fun addition to any Halloween party or family/classroom activity."

Hostess GLOBalls (I bought a box of 6 Individually wrapped cakes-You will need 2 GLOBalls for each pumpkin)*
Assorted candies (I used candy corn for the faces and green fruit slices for the stems, but you can use a combination of any candy for your decorations)
1 tub of frosting (I used chocolate, but you can use any flavor)

On a plate or platter (I used a small paper plate), spread frosting to create a base for the pumpkin to sit on.  Use frosting to 'glue' the bottoms of two GLOBalls together to form a round pumpkin.  Place pumpkin on top of frosting base on plate.  Use frosting to stick candy onto pumpkins to make jack-o-lantern faces.  Have fun, ENJOY and Happy Halloween!  

*Hostess GLOBalls are coconut and marshmallow covered chocolate cakes with a creamy filling

Friday, October 9, 2015

Game Day Grub

"One of the best parts of Game Day is the FOOD!  Here are some of my favorite recipes that would be perfect for your half-time munching, no matter what team you are cheering for."
*Just click on the links below to go to the recipes.

1.  Chia's Chipotle Chili
2.  Pizza Pasta Salad
3.  Mexi-Ranch Dip
4.  Copycat Specialty Classic Hot Buffalo Chicken (Like Domino's)
5.  Festive Shrimp Cocktail Appetizer
6.  Shrimp Macaroni Salad
7.  Smokehouse Cheese Ball
8.  Feta Chip Dip
9.  Spaghetti Salad

Friday, October 2, 2015

Cheesy Ham & Potato Casserole

"I love casseroles, especially when there's a chill in the air.  This dish is so easy to put together and will warm you up from the inside out!"  

3 cups peeled and sliced red potatoes
2 cups cooked and chopped ham

Cheese Sauce
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
1-1/4 cups milk
3/4 cup cheese (I used a combination of 2 slices of American cheese and 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese.)

In a saucepan, melt butter.  Whisk in flour, salt, pepper and ground mustard.  Cook for 2 minutes.  Whisk in milk and continue to cook until thickened, stirring constantly.  Add cheese and stir until cheese is melted.

To Assemble Casserole:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease an 8-inch casserole dish.  Layer ingredients in the following order:  1/2 of potato slices, 1/2 of cheese sauce, all of the chopped ham, remaining potato slices and remaining cheese sauce.  Cover casserole dish with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.  Remove foil and bake for an additional 30 minutes.  ENJOY!