Thursday, December 29, 2011

Baker's Review Wednesday 23: Jimmy's Mexican Pizza

Jimmy's Mexican Pizza

1/2 pound ground beef
1/4 onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 can refried beans (from a 16 oz can)
4 (10 inch) flour tortillas
1/2 cup salsa
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup Colby cheese*
2 green onions, chopped
1 large roma tomato, diced
sour cream (optional)

*You can use all of one kind cheese or mixture of whatever you have on hand - just use 2 cups total.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Coat 2 pie plates with non-stick cooking spray.  Place beef, onion, and garlic in skillet over medium heat.  Cook until beef is evenly browned.  Drain off grease.  Season the meat with chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.  Lay one tortilla in each pie plate, and cover each with a layer of refried beans.  Spread half of seasoned ground beef over each one, and then cover with second tortilla.  Bake for 10 minutes in the preheated oven.  Remove the plates from the oven, and let slightly cool.  Spread half of salsa over top tortilla.  Cover each pizza with half of each cheese.  Place half of tomatoes and half of green onions on each pizza.  Return pizzas to the oven, and bake for 5-10 more minutes, until the cheese is melted.  Remove from oven, and let cool slightly before slicing each one into 4 pieces.  Serve with sour cream, if desired.

This pizza was very delicious and fairly simple to make.  It's perfect topped with a bit of sour cream!  I would definitely make this again:)  

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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Wishing you a Blessed Christmas!!

I hope & pray that everyone is having a very blessed and merry Christmas!  I hope you are all remembering the true reason for this season!

"And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.
 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger."

Luke 2:7-12

Blessings to you all!  God's Peace!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Best Friends

Another photo taken at Centerville Grange last Saturday.  This is my cousin and best friend Pamela and me.  I love her so much and it's awesome to have awesome friends!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Beautiful Winter @ Centerville Grange

This was taken at Centerville Grange on Saturday at our annual Rhoades' Christmas Dinner.  It was beautiful and it was foggy; not all that much snow, but pretty nevertheless.  I just thought I'd share this photo.  More will probably be coming soon . . .:)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Baker's Review Wednesday 22: Reindeer Feed {Candy Cane Chex}

Reindeer Feed

6 cups Rice Chex
1 bag (12 oz) white chocolate chips (2 cups)
1/3 cup coarsely crushed peppermint candy canes (3-4 regular size)

Line cookie sheet with waxed paper.  In microwavable bowl, melt white chocolate chips, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.  Stir in half the crushed candy canes.  Pour over cereal; toss to evenly coat.  Spread mixture in single layer on cookie sheet.  Immediately sprinkle with remaining candy cane.  Let stand until set.  Gently break up coated cereal. Store in airtight container.  Enjoy!

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This was really good and also simple to make.  I would definitely make it again, as it's a great quick and easy snack!!

I hope everyone has had a wonderful time so far this Christmas season!  Blessings to you all!!

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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Scrappy Christmas Frame

Last year I made Christmas Countdown Blocks and I had some scraps left over.  I cut them into pieces and mod podged them onto a painted frame to make this little lovely!  I love it!  It was fairly simple to make and it was, say, about 25 cents, I believe.  We had everything already, but I know the frame was 25 cents:)

I hope everyone is feeling joyful this Christmas season and remembering what it's truly about!!  Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Baker's Review Wednesday 21: Egg McMuffins

Egg McMuffins

1 english muffin
1 egg
1 slice ham
1-1 1/2 slice american cheese

Split muffin and place in toaster.  Meanwhile, fry the egg, seasoning with salt and pepper.  Right before you flip the egg, place ham on pan and fry on both sides, just to get it warm.  Flip egg and place ham on top, and then cheese.  Cover and turn down heat.  When muffin is done as desired, butter it.  When cheese is melted place egg layer on muffin & enjoy!!

Note: Instead of ham you can use sausage or bacon.

These are so delicious and I absolutely love them.  Hope you will too!!