Archive for the ‘recipes’ Category

CIJ: Popcorn Balls

July 25, 2009

I love to make popcorn balls, though I have not made them in quite a few years they are so fun to make and best of all eat. And you can make a variety of flavors. When I would make them with my family as a child we would make popcorn in a popcorn maker. No we did not have the luxury of microwave popcorn. The best popcorn balls are always homemade. And to add chocolate chip pieces tasted even better. If you would like to make your very own is a good place to start. Another great place is FamilyTimeAnd When your all done and they are wrapped you can even decorate the little bags..


Behind the scenes..

June 21, 2009

As a member of the  General Mills Pssst  Network

I give reviews on products that I have received, coupons to share with friends and family.. And find product information on General Mills  Products

Recently I was given the chance to view Backstage of the Betty Crocker Kitchens

It was quite insightful .. want to learn more  click on any of the above links

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Yummy ~ Icy Orange Drink

June 19, 2009

Summer rears its ugly sweltering heat and  you just want to stick your body in the freezer or stand in front of the A/C all day.  Well you would not get much done if you did that .. So here is a great drink to cool you off..

Icy Orange.. Drink

** Ingredients**

1 Can (6 ounces) Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate

1 Cup of Cold Water

1 Cup of Milk

1/2 cup of Sugar

1tsp pure vanilla extract

10-12 ice cubes

(mint sprigs) Optional

* To Make*

In a Blender pulse all ingredients  until mixture is very foamy and ice is crushed into small pieces. Pour  orange juice mixture into 4  cups (garnish with mint) optional

Check out this post Chiquita Frozen Smoothies

Christmas in July

June 17, 2009

My Wonderful Friend Confettidreams is having a Christmas in July event..

Any Bloggers that wish to participate  please contact .. ConfettiDreams

.. How it works is >>>Through out the month  July (starting the 1st and ending the 31st), create a few posts that deal with Christmas. This can be your favorite memory, your favorite/least favorite gift, craft ideas, recipes, reviews, or giveaways. You can get as creative as you want!

Also Confettidreams will  have a button that you can add to your website/Blog  ( thanks to >>Texas Banter) The event Coordinator

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Healthy Lime Chicken Wrap

June 2, 2009

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The sourness of lime combined with the warm and grilled taste of chicken breast makes a great combo of deliciousness!  This recipe is not only scrumptious, but it is also healthy.  Try it out sometime:

Lime Chicken Wrap

Fantastic Chicken wings

May 29, 2009

For those of you who like a little spice and chicken wings, This is so easy and delicious and a favorite in the MidwestMom Household

What you need>>>10-20 Chicken wingettes which you can find in your grocers freezer I prefer Tyson but any brand will do..

Italian Dressing>> Wishbone tastes the best…

Cajun Seasoning

Take your thawed out Chicken Wingettes

Mix Chicken  together with 2 cups of  Italian dressing and 1-3 Tablespoons of Cajun Seasoning in a large bowl with lid…

1= Mild 3=  Very spicy

make sure all chicken is evenly coated then Marinate in your fridge for up to 4 hours or over night  ( I prefer over night   gives more flavor)

When ready to bake   set oven at  350degrees

Now take a large baking or roasting pan   put in the chicken  and remaining marinade in a single layer >> bake for at least 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours or until meat is falling off the bone ENJOY!!!!

This is a great appetizer  for watching sports games, get togethers, or picnics or if  you just want a great snack