Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

We will be taking some time off to enjoy the holidays with family and friends.

Have a happy and safe holiday, we'll be back in 2012!!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011


These come from my husband's best friend from college.  These are a Christmas treat at their house.  I finally begged enough, and they shared the recipe.  Enjoy!!!

1 lb Lean ground beef
1 lb Hot breakfast sausage
1 lb Velveeta Cheese
Oregano to taste
1 - 2 pkgs Rye Cocktail Bread
Sauté beef & sausage drain.  Crumble meat to a fine texture.  Cut Velveeta into sm pieces & "knead" into sausage, (it needs to still be VERY warm, to melt cheese), mix thoroughly. Place a sm amount on a slice of bread (you don't want it piled high or touching the edge). Place on cookie sheet & freeze.  Bake at 375 until bubbly. (5 - 10 minutes). Broil the last few minutes to toast edges.  You should end up after baking, with a crispy edge & dry bottom.  Great when you have company for breakfast.  They make great appetizers also.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Pam's Cheese Ball

This came from my friend for over 30 years (the one I do OAMC with).  It was the cheese ball her mom made for special occasions and the holidays.  It is oldie,but a goodie!   :)

Cheese Ball
16 oz Cream cheese
2 - 5 oz jars Old English cheddar cheese
5 oz jar Roka bleu cheese
1 TBS Worcestershire sauce
1 TBS Onion, grated
½ c Pecans or parsley, chopped
Let cheeses soften. Mix together, add Worcestershire sauce and onion. Roll in chopped pecans or parsley. Serve with your choice of crackers

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Turkey Cranberry Pinwheels

1 can crescent dinner rolls or seamless dough sheet
4 TBS cranberry chutney or whole berry cranberry sauce
4 slices thinly sliced turkey breast
2/3 c shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Spray large cookie sheet with cooking spray or use parment paper. If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; press into 12x8-inch rectangle, firmly pressing perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; press into 12x8-inch rectangle. Spread cranberry chutney on top of rectangle, within 1/4 inch of edges. Arrange sliced turkey evenly over cranberry chutney. Sprinkle shredded cheese over sliced turkey. Starting with longest side, roll up; pinch long side to seal. With serrated knife, cut into 24 slices. Place cut side down on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from cookie sheets. Serve warm.

Made these for Bunko last night.  They were quite a hit.  We decided the leftovers would be good for breakfast with coffee.  I used whole berry sauce, processed in the magic bullet and warmed it to serve on the side, and they were great room temperature.