Friday, May 29, 2009

Just one of the many reasons I will always live in the South

Do they really not have Rotel in the north????
I've had several of you ask me what it is????

We use this in everything. Melt a block of velveeta and a can of rotel and you have the best cheese dip. It goes in tons of casseroles. Please tell me you don't have to live without it! :-)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dirt Cake


1/2 cup butter, softened
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
3 1/2 cups milk
1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
32 ounces chocolate sandwich cookies with creme filling


Chop cookies very fine in food processor. The white cream will disappear.
Mix butter, cream cheese, and sugar in bowl.
In a large bowl mix milk, pudding and whipped topping together.
Combine pudding mixture and cream mixture together.
Layer in flower pot or trifle bowl, starting with cookies then cream mixture. Repeat layers.
Chill until ready to serve.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Mexican Chicken (a.k.a. King Ranch Chicken)

This recipe is SO quick, easy and good. It's great for your family or for taking to a potluck or a family needing a meal. YUM, YUM!


3-4 chicken breasts, boiled and cut into bite size pieces
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can rotel
1-2 cups cheddar cheese
Package of corn tortillas (small)

Tear the tortillas into small pieces and line the bottom of a pan. Mix together the soups, rotel and chicken and pour on top. Top with cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until cheese is bubbly. Seriously - it's that easy!

I usually serve with spanish rice (just a rice-a-roni mix) and/or a green salad

Monday, May 11, 2009

Green Bean Bundles

This is something I make that I don't have an exact recipe for and I'm one of those people who doesn't fully measure out everything so I'll do my best ........these are SO yummy!

2 or 3 cans of whole green beans
Bacon slices
1 stick of butter
1 cup of brown sugar
tsp of garlic salt

Wrap a handful of green beans in half a slice of bacon. That makes one bundle - keep going for as many bundles as you would like to have. Melt a stick of butter and stir in one cup of brown sugar (more or less depending on how sweet you would like it). Add a teaspoon of garlic salt. Pour over bundles. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes. Then put under the broiler for 4-5 minutes at the end. DELICIOUS!

Herbed Monkey Bread

This is a Paula Deen recipe and it's pure genius!!! This makes an awesome bread for any kind of special meal or party you are having - it is SO good I could eat the whole thing myself!

  • 1 stick butter melted, plus 1/4 cup melted butter, plus more for pan
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for sprinkling
  • 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 packages biscuits


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter a 12-cup Bundt pan; set aside.

In a small bowl, combine cheese and Italian seasoning.

Roll each individual biscuit into a ball. Dip each piece in the 1 stick of melted butter, then coat with the cheese mixture. Place dough into prepared pan; overlapping will occur. Bake bread, 30 to 35 minutes. Cover with aluminum foil during the last 10 minutes of baking to prevent excess browning, if needed.

Let cool in pan, 10 minutes; invert bread onto a serving plate. Drizzle remaining 1/4 cup melted butter on top and sprinkle with grated Parmesan.