Saturday, January 27, 2018

21 and Over Hot Chocolate™

Sorry kids, this hot chocolate recipe is just for us grown-ups.

This is perfect after a day outside with the kids, shoveling snow, running errands or just relaxing watching your favorite program.

I've use whipped cream vodka but you can also use caramel flavored or regular vodka if desired.


4 - 6 c. reduced fat milk
4 envelopes hot chocolate mix
4 - 6 oz.  whipped cream flavored vodka
Whipped cream
Pinch of ground cinnamon (optional)

In a microwave safe measuring cup, pour milk. 

Add cinnamon and place in microwave. 

Microwave on high for 45 - 90 sec.

Tear open hot chocolate envelopes and in the bottom of coffee mugs, pour chocolate mix and vodka.

Remove milk from microwave and pour milk over vodka mixture. 

Mix well with a spoon.

Serves 4.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Big Game Taco Bowl™

This is great for watching the big game, an easy lunch, dinner for the kids or anytime.

1 lb ground meat ( lean Beef)
1 T olive oil
1/2 c  chopped onion
1/8 c chopped bell pepper
1/8 - 1/4 tsp  each: salt, pepper
1 c. salsa
1 clove garlic (chopped, crushed)
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp chopped cilantro
1 lime, juice and zest
1 10 oz package nacho cheese tortilla chips
1 c each: shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes,
1/2 c sour cream
Non stick cooking spray
4 flour or corn tortillas

Preheat oven to 350' F

Spray taco bowl mold makers with non-stick cooking spray.

With a pastry brush, brush olive oil over both sides of tortillas.

Line the molds with the tortillas.

Place the taco bowl molds on a cookie sheet and bake tortillas for about 7 - 10 min. or until done.

Keep an eye on them so they don't burn.

Take tortillas out of oven, set aside to cool.

Heat saute pan over medium high heat. Reduce heat to medium and add oil. if needed.

Add onions and meat. Brown meat and onions for 8-10 minutes. Drain excess grease from meat (If using lean beef, omit step). 

Add salsa, garlic, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, lime zest and chilies to meat.

Cook for another 4 to 6 minutes or until done. Squeeze some lime juice over meat mixture.

To serve:  Spoon meat mixture in taco bowl. Add nacho chips.

Top with your favorite fixings. 

Serves 4. 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Recipe To Help California

Californians have been through a lot lately. Prayers, thoughts, peace for California.

First it was the Northern Californians wildfires that devastated many, destroying homes.

Then many families faced devastation by wildfires that caused damage throughout southern California. 

Now southern California is facing mudslides that threaten homes, and many lives.

On the left side of the website are links under Recipe To Pay It Forward. These are some organizations that are helping with disaster relief. 

Whatever you can do to help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for caring.