Monday, November 28, 2011

Best veggie dip ever

YUM!!! My friend Leslie snagged this from a teacher appreciation event and it's yummy!! Makes a lot, you could easily half it (I'd still use the whole seasoning packet and let it be extra yummy!)


2 cups sour cream
2 cups mayo
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 packet buttermilk ranch seasoning
1 bunch green onions, finely chopped


Combine and chill at least 24 hours before serving. Serve with your favorite veggies.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Grandma Suds Granola

Last year, one of my bffs threw me a surprise birthday party. Since she knows I'm a recipe junkie, she had all of my friends type up some of their favorite recipes and then put a binder together for me. I love it! Here's one of the recipes, courtesy of Tiffany Grimes. Enjoy. :)

Combine in large bowl:
10 cups old fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups wheat germ
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 1/2 cups raw sunflower seeds
2-3 cups chopped nuts (optional)
1/2 cup flax seed

Combine in sauce pan and heat until sugar dissolves:
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup molasses
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp vanilla

Pour wet mixture over dry ingredients and stir well. Spread onto 2-3 rimmed cookie sheets. Bake at 325° for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Cool and put in large bowl. Mix in dried fruit, if desired. Divide into gallon ziploc bags, freeze what you are not using right away. Makes about 20 cups.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Angel Noodles

I got this recipe from a friend and we used it for a church dinner awhile back. It's yummy!! You can substitute regular spaghetti for the angel hair pasta - but the thinner noodles taste better!


1 - 1.5 lbs ground beef
26 oz jar/can spaghetti sauce
8 oz can tomato sauce
12 oz angel hair pasta
1.5 cups sour cream
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 cups shredded cheese (CoJack, mozzarella, or both)


Meat sauce: Cook and crumble ground beef. I season mine with salt, onion powder and garlic powder. Stir in spaghetti sauce and tomato sauce; let simmer.

Cook and drain pasta.

Soup: Combine sour cream with cream soup.

In greased 9x13 pan, layer meat sauce, pasta, soup mix and cheese. There should be enough to do each layer twice, ending with the shredded cheese.

Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes, till cheese is browned and bubbly. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

White bean chicken chili

I got this recipe from one of my bffs and we love it!!! Here's my take on her recipe.  **If I'm in a Crockpot mood,  I put everything but the cheese and sour cream in the Crockpot until the chicken is done.   Shred chicken, then continue with recipe.


3-5 chicken breasts
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1-2 Tbsp garlic, minced
2 (4 oz) cans diced green chiles
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp oregano
3 (15 oz) cans white beans, drained and rinsed (I prefer canellini/white kidney)
4-6 cups chicken broth
3-4 cups shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
Sour cream


Cook and shred chicken (I boil it with some bouillon in the water. Save that for your broth.)

In large pot, heat oil. Saute onion, garlic, chiles and seasonings till onions are soft.

Add shredded chicken, broth and beans. Simmer 30 minutes, till heated through.

Just before serving, stir in shredded cheese to melt.

Serve with sour cream, if desired.