Tuesday, February 24, 2009

It's Desert 


"Tasty Tuesdays"

First, Combine 

1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup brown sugar (or sugar)

into a pan, bring to a boil- then quickly remove from heat

Mix in

1 cup peanut butter

until it melts, then add

6 cups Rice Krispies

Press into a 9x13 pan.  Set aside. Then you will need. 

3/4 pkg. semi-sweet choc chips
1/2 pkg. butterscotch choc. chips

Combine chips in a bowl and melt in microwave for 90 minutes. Stirring every 30 seconds. Frost on top of Krispies. Let them sit in cool place for an hour... SERVE!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Bacon and Pea Parmesan Fettucini



"Tasty Tuesday"

Bacon has got to be one of the best things in the world... 

I love bacon! 

This recipe is easy and deliciously full of bacon!!!

1 (9 oz.) package fresh fettuccine pasta

2 slices smoked center-cut bacon

½ cup chopped onion

2 tsp minced garlic

1 tbs thyme

½ cup frozen green peas

½ cup chopped green onions

1/3 cup half and half

2 tsp butter

1/3 tsp salt

1/8 tsp black pepper

¼ cup (1 ounce) finley grated parmesen cheese

(mushrooms are good in this too. Saute them first.. add at the end)


Cook pasta according to the package- omitting salt and oil. Drain pasta, reserving ¾ cup cooking liquid. Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon from the pan, reserving drippings in the pan; crumble and set aside. Add ½ cup onion, garlic, and thyme to drippings in pan; sauté 2 minutes. Stir in peas, sauté 1 minute. Add green onions to pan; sauté 1 ½ minutes. Add pasta and reserved ¾ cup liquid, add half and half to pan; cook for 1 minute or until heated. Remove from heat. Add butter, salt and pepper to pan; toss until butter melts. Sprinkle with bacon and parmesan cheese. 4 servings

This is good served with a salad and garlic bread. 

I really like to make garlic toasts out of the rosemary bread that you can buy at costco in the bakery. 

The bread only comes in to big loafs... next week on "TT" I will post a great panini recipe that can be made in the same week to help use up all the bread. 

I mix oil with some fresh mined garlic and dill (this can be purchased in the seasoning section of any grocer)

Cut bread into thick slices

and spread oil concoction onto toasts ( to make it easier, use a basking brush like this one)

Broil in oven until toastie.... YUM!


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Friends, Cabins and Sleds!

Snow, Snow and more Snow!!!

The Snow is much more fun when you get to play in it. . . 
We went to a friends cabin at Smith and More-house..  

The cabin was tucked back into the  mountains, and in order to get to it, we had to snowshoe in 1 1/2 miles. 
It was really pretty and lots of fun. 

I tried telemark skiing. . I think I will stick to snowboarding. 

We sledded down really long steep hills, the boys were crazy.

Thats Lyle... Flying down the hill.... 
The dogs loved it.... except Nixie got really cold and sat on my lap (although she weighs as much as I do) in the sled to warm her bum and feet.

Monday, February 9, 2009

It's okay that it's Monday!!!

I love it when you have a really full weekend, where you feel like you did everything that you were supposed to do and when Monday comes around..... it's okay because the weekend was so good. 

We finally got to hang out with McCall and Tannon- we love these guys. We went bowling
where I had a really bad game- but still had lots of fun. McCall and Tannon are moving to Pittsburgh and I will miss them oh so much. 

Saturday I had lunch with my family- I absolutely love it when they come visit me.. We are so close it seems that it should happen more- but I think I have the greatest family and most handsome little brother(s)

Sunday- The Yoga Studio was packed... It has been really steady and I am excited about the new people that have been coming. I will soon be adding more classes. 

We also had our long run. we are up to six miles- which is one of my favorite distances to run...I am proud of Lyle because he is working hard- and really doesn't like to run-  I like having Lyle as my running partner- for one, he is naturally a faster runner than me... so I have increased my speed and that is good, and two, I am learning to "try" not to be so competitive... Sometimes I still am.. I know that I need to enjoy things and when I get competitive I don't 

So Thanks Lyle.  

Anyhow- The weekend was good, and I am happy. 

Stay tuned for Tasty Tuesday..

Friday, February 6, 2009


Chicken Stir Fry

Teriyaki Stir Fry Sauce ( I like this one)

Chicken (2 breasts- or more if you are cooking for more than 3 people)
Veggies of your choice- I like:
Snow Peas
Red Pepper
Yellow Pepper

I love to cook this in my wok, but any pan will do.

First cut up veggies I like them chuncky
The carrots I cut in 1/2 then in 1/2 again

Cut Chicken into cubes- salt and pepper it
Add 1 tbs. oil and 1 tbs. teriyaki sauce to warm wok
cook chicken about 1/2 way

add onion and saute until onion is almost clear

in the meantime boil carrots for about two minutes, then drain (they will not be soft, just slightly cooked)

add all veggies except mushrooms
cook 4-5 min
add mushroom
1 tbs. soy sauce
salt pepper
and a dash more teriaykai sauce.
and if you like a little spice I love to add ceyenne pepper and some garlic.
Cover for 2 minutes

Serve over rice.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tasty Tuesday's 


Teriyaki Chicken 


Twice Baked Potatoes

I stole this chicken recipe from a cookbook blog- love it and make it often. it is way easy- the only down fall is that you must marinate the chicken the night before- if you are like me I rarely know that far ahead what I am going to cook... 

Teriyaki Chicken

Chicken Breasts (  up to six- and if you like them thin you can flatten them with a meat tenderizer)

1 cup soy sauce
1 cup olive oil
1 can 7-up (I also have used sprite)
Tons of fresh garlic minced (fresh is best)
Lots of fresh ginger (buy this in the produce section)
Marinade the chicken over night and grill. 

Twice baked Potatoes

Bake Potatoes at 350 for an hour or until done (one potato usually feeds two people- this recipe is for about 3 potatoes)
cut the potatoes in half 
scoop the potato out of the skin in to a bowl (keep the skins)
1/4 cup chives (chopped)
1/4 cup milk 
cheddar cheese (blue cheese is also amazing)
1/4 cup sour cream 
salt (taste)
pepper (taste)
mash it all up (the texture will be chunkier than mashed potatoes, but similar in consistency)
add milk and sour cream to make the consistency that you like. 
after the mashing- mound the potatoes back in to the skins
top with cheese
put back into the oven to allow the cheese to melt (15 min)