Snickers Salad.

This would be an awesome thing to take to a bbq. Robert would just love this. (Snickers are his all time favorite!)

What you need:

1 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese

1 cup powdered sugar

1 (12 ounce) containers Cool Whip

thawed 6 Snickers candy bars

4 -6 granny smith apples (or whatever apple you like, but wouldn’t recommend a soft variety)

What to do:

Mix cream cheese and powdered sugar until thoroughly blended. Fold in Cool Whip. Cut Snickers into bite size chunks and add to cream cheese mixture. Chop the apples into chunks and stir. Chill 1 hour before serving. Chilling for a long period of time (such as overnight) will result in a runny salad.

Crock-Pot Chicken Fajitas

Crock pot Chicken Fajitas!

What you need:

Peppers (cut up peppers of your choice. I usually do 2 reds 2 yellow)

Onion (how much you desire)

1 cup of chicken broth (or enough to cover chicken)

Lime juice (optional)

Chili powder

Salt

What to do :

Place everything in crock pot and forget about it :). I use about 3-4 boneless chicken breasts. (Makes 3-4 small servings). I cut up the peppers, and onions and toss them in. I sprinkle chili powder on top of it all. I salt it to taste, and then I pour chicken broth over the top of it all (enough to cover it). I leave on high for 3-4 hours. Also can leave on low for 6 hours.

When it is finished I cut up the chicken breasts, and eat with tortilla shell and spanish rice! Easy dinner!

-Olivia

Cream of [Insert Variety Here] Soup

When I saw this I was so excited. (I’m such a dork) But I use cream of mushroom, and cream of chicken in a lot of my recipes! Including a lot in my crock-pot things. So this was so exciting to see. I’m making my batch tomorrow!!

Saw this on: http://dancesdishesanddreams.blogspot.com/2011/09/cream-of-insert-variety-here-soup.html

She is a genious for coming up with this! I will let you know how it goes when I make mine!

What you need:

2 Cups nonfat dry milk powder

3/4 Cup cornstarch

2 Tbsp. dried onion

1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

1/4 Cup chicken bouillon powder/granules

1 tsp. basil

1/4 tsp. thyme

1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Place all in container (air tight) and shake up!

To use:

Combine 1/3 cup of dry mix with 1 1/4 cups of water in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat and stir until thickened.

She said for convience she labled her container with a sharpie, and put it one of those lock and seal containers. (love those!)

Although this may take a bit longer than just opening up a can of of it, I bet it taste way better! Also the convience of always having it on hand will be handy! I especially like how affordable it is to make! WOO HOO for cream of whatever mix! Love this.

Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice

When I first saw this on pinterest I was so happy! I seriously go to Chipotle for not only their yummy chips,but the rice is killer. I cannot wait to try this!! Please write me if you do try this and let me know 🙂

What you need:

  • 1 cup extra long grain rice or basmati rice
  • 1/2 lime, juice of
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp fresh chopped cilantro
  • 3 tsp vegetable oil

In a pot, add rice, water, 1 tsp oil and salt. Boil on high until most of the water evaporates. When the water just skims the top of the rice, reduce to low and cover about 15 minutes. Shut off and keep covered an additional 5 minute.
In a medium bowl, combine chopped cilantro, lime juice, rice and remaining oil and toss until completely mixed.

Serves 4.

This sounds easy and oh so yummy.

Got this from http://www.skinnytaste.com/2009/03/chipotle-cilantro-lime-rice-4-pts.html#more. I cannot wait to go read more of her great posts!

Officially pinterest has it all!

-Olivia

Crock-pot Baked Potatoes

This idea is so great! Sometimes I bake chicken or pork chops and just want a quick side. This is something that is easy,and mess free.

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  1. Wash your potatoes well and let them dry.  Then wrap each potato in a piece of foil (no need for pricking them).
  2. Place the foil wrapped potatoes in your crock pot.  I put 8 medium sized potatoes in my 4 quart crock pot, but I probably could have fit at least 10.
  3. Cook on low for 8 hours.

-Liv