Monday, July 20, 2009

Meals Made Easy

Giving away a free dip mix to one lucky blog hopper that comments and becomes a follower of my blog :) Stay tuned on Friday for the winner! Also, anyone that places a $25 order through me will get 25% off through Friday!!!!!!!!
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Email your order to me by Friday:

1 Homemade Gourmet® Creamy Corn Chowder Mix
2 15.25 ounce cans no-salt added whole kernel corn
2 cups milk
1 8 ounce jar Cheez Whiz®
1 pound hamburger meat
2 tablespoons Homemade Gourmet® Grandmother’s Sunday Roast Seasoning
1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes

1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine chowder mix with corn and milk. Stirring occasionally, slowly bring to a boil. Add cheez whiz®; stir well blended. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes.

2. In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook ground beef with seasoning until beef crumbles and is no longer pink; drain.

3. Add seasoned beef and diced tomatoes to chowder mixture; stir until well blended.

4. Cook until thoroughly heated.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Holiday Happenings

I hope that all of you have been staying warm while getting you Holiday shopping and decorating completed. It is hard to believe that we are only 18 days away from Christmas!
Allow my husband's blog to help you plan for holiday weather and travel.
Please visit his blog and give him a shout!
Looking for a particular forecast for your area or holiday plans?
Leave a comment and put him to work!!!!!!!

Are you getting snow this week?
If so, please leave a comment on Doppler Dale's Weather page with your snow totals!

Thanks for visiting! I hope that you will give his blog a try and share with your family and friends. Have a great rest of the weekend!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Holiday Breakfast Ideas

Happy Holidays!

Your holiday guests are just around the corner. In just a few short weeks, you will have a house full of family and friends. How would you like some recipe ideas? The holidays are such a busy time for all of us. However, let me make your life easier, but treating you to delicious menu items for your holiday festivities!

Place an order by sending me an email by December 8th and receive 25% off. Since Christmas is on the 25th of December, could you ask for a better discount?

Please email all orders to:

Baked French Toast
16-ounce loaf French bread
8 large eggs
1 cup half-and-half
1 cup milk
½ teaspoon salt
1 Homemade Gourmet® Spiced Dip Mix
1 teaspoon vanilla
Praline Topping
1 cup butter, softened
1 Homemade Gourmet® Old-Fashioned Apple Crisp
½ cup brown sugar, packed
¾ cup pecans
½ teaspoon nutmeg
maple syrup or honey for serving
Slice bread into 1-inch slices. Arrange the slices in a generously buttered 13x9x2 baking dish in 2 rows, overlapping the slices. In a large bowl, combine eggs, half-and-half, milk, vanilla, Spiced Dip Mix and salt; beat with mixer or whisk until blended, but not too bubbly. Pour over the bread slices, making sure all are covered evenly with the mixture, spooning some of the mixture in between the slices. Cover with foil; refrigerate overnight. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine praline topping ingredients (apple crisp mix, brown sugar, pecans, nutmeg) in a medium bowl and spread evenly over bread. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or longer; until puffed and golden. Serve with maple syrup or honey.

Cranberry Poinsettias
¼ cup Homemade Gourmet® Cranberry Margarita Party Blender Mix
1 cup cranberry juice cocktail
1 cup orange juice
3 cups crushed ice
½ cup vodka
1. Place all ingredients in a blender and mix on high for 1 - 2 minutes or until desired consistency is reached. Pour in glasses and serve. Garnish with orange slices or mint leaves, if desired.2. To make this on the rocks, pour all ingredients, excluding the ice, into a pitcher and stir until the mix is completely dissolved. Serve over ice. Garnish with orange slices or mint leaves, if desired. Serves 6, 8-ounce glasses for each recipe*This mix will make 4 recipes for a total of 24, 8-ounce glasses. **To make a non-alcoholic version, omit the vodka and follow all other directions as written.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Winner Announced

Congratulations Patrice!!!!!!!!!
Please email me to select your muffin give-away!
Stay tuned for another give away this week!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Muffin Madness Giveaway

Muffin Madness Giveaway

Today starts Thanksgiving week for our family! In order to show thanks to all of my fellow blog readers, I will have many exciting give aways throughout the week!

The first give away is a package of Mini Pecan Pie Muffins!

Treat your family and friends to a warm dessert this holiday season.

The next give away will be on Tuesday and Friday!

Want to know how to win?

1) Leave a comment on the giveaway posting. (1 entry)

2) Post about my Thanksgiving week Give-Aways on your blog. (7 entries)

3) All of the above and order $10 of Homemade Gourmet product off my website. (20 entries)

4) Anyone who does option 2 or 3 will not receive just 1 Mini Pecan Pie muffin mix, but also a $25 Homemade Gourmet gift card to be used on my site!!!!!!!!!!!

Get Started to Win! Stay tuned on Tuesday for the winner and next give-away!

Should you want to place your order for more entries:

Distributor ID: 816211

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Holiday Recipe: Coconut Truffles

Lets Get Ready to Celebrate!
What a busy week we all have ahead of us. I am sure that everyone is swamped doing their last minute running before the mad dash on Wednesday to the grocery store. I was looking through holiday recipes today and found this brand new recipe to share with you. I can't wait to enjoy these with our family this Holiday Season! Stay tuned for a holiday recipe sharing later this week!
This recipe yields approximately 32 truffles...
8 cups powdered sugar, divided
1 (14 ounce) package of flaked coconut
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 stick of butter
1 (24 ounce) package chocolate almond bark
1 Homemade Gourmet Basic Cheesecake Mix
In a large mixing bowl, combine cheesecake mix, 6 cups powdered sugar, coconut, condensed milk, and butter. Using stand mixer or heavy duty spoon, combine ingredients until well blended. Dough will be thick and firm. Dust a large serving platter with powdered sugar, roll truffle dough into 1 inch balls (if dough is too sticky to roll into balls easily, add powdered sugar in ½ cup increments and work into dough). Place balls on prepared platter. Repeat until all truffle dough is used. Freeze for 30 minutes or until truffle balls are firm. Break almond bark into large pieces and place in small deep microwave safe bowl. Melt bark on high for 45 seconds; stir. Microwave on high in 15 second increments until bark is completely melted. Lay out a long sheet of wax paper on countertop. Remove truffles from freezer. Insert toothpick in truffle, dip into melted bark until coated, tap the side of the bowl to remove excess bark. Place coated truffle on wax paper and twist toothpick to release truffle; using a small spoon, dab small amount of melted bark on truffle to cover toothpick hole. Repeat with remaining truffles. Allow truffles to dry at room temperature until bark has hardened, about 30 minutes. Store coated truffles in airtight container.

What: Homemade Gourmet Holiday Frenzy:

When: November 22nd- December 5th

Please see sidebar on left side of blog for Holiday Frenzy Details.

Please feel free to visit my Homemade Gourmet site at: to check out holiday specials, recipes, and mixes!

Distributor ID: 816211

All orders placed online will ship to your doorstep!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Kelly's Blogger Shower

Kelly and Scott's Baby Girl is about to be born!
Check out the Bloggy Baby Shower at:
Dear Kelly and Scott,
About 6 months ago, I found your blog through Angie's. I have been a fellow blog reader ever since! It has been so much fun getting to know your family. My husband and I went through 4 years of infertility, before having our little miracles, Addelynn and Alexander! We will be praying for the remainder of your pregnancy as it will be here before you know it!
To: Mommy and Daddy
From: Baby Harper

If I could speak, here's what I would say: Happy in your arms, I want to stay.
I am your gift, and you are mine too!
Let love bond together, both me and you.
Lets enjoy this time, right here, right now.

Don't let a schedule furrow your brow.
Right now is the time, for me to hold,
when you're less busy, I'll be too old.
Snuggle me tenderly, close to your chest

it is here next to you, I am, at my best.
Your rhythmic breathing and beating heart,
Contentment, and comfort, to me impart.
To see you, smell you, assured by your voice,

all, wonderfully simple, yet help me rejoice.
A cuddle, a kiss, some playful fun and frolic,
Can banish a mood, and prevent nasty colic.
Hold me, hug me, please show me your day

You'll be sharing your love, in a marvelous way.
My learning is best when perched at your side with arms as my classroom and you as my guide.

Please hold me up high, so I might see
All the many wonders, surrounding me.
With time spent close, as you socialize,
My mind expands and clearly I vocalize!
When you work, walk or take a short trip With me safely balanced, upon your hip with muscle tone and self esteem are greater,I'll be walking much sooner, rather than later.
When we are in 'touch', it reduces our stress

We are happiest then, and worry much less.
Safe in your arms, dispels all my fears.
My beaming smiles, replace anxious tears.
To dream of our future is significant too,

And I know a career is important to you.
When I am older, then we'll join in the race
We'll be more able, to keep up the pace.
Right now, what I know, as certain and right

Is that you are my sun, the source of my light.
I don't need many things, expensive or new.
What I need is your love, your time and you.