Crafty Mama, Pasta, Uncategorized

Hot Dog Spaghetti Octopus

1/2 pound thin spaghetti , broken in half 8 hot dogs , cut into 6 even pieces 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan Set a large pot of water to boil.Carefully thread 5-7 spaghetti strands through each hot dog piece. Cook until pasta is al dente, about 6 minutes. Drain and mix with… Continue reading Hot Dog Spaghetti Octopus

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Crafty Mama, Girl Mommies, Life as a mommy

No-Sew Tulle Flower Girl Dress

Materials: Tulle Crochet Bandeau Tops Ribbon Flowers Scissors Measured Cardboard Fabric Glue Directions: Take child's chest to floor measurement to determine tulle length Wrap tulle loosely around a piece of measured cardboard that is equivalent to length you are looking for Cut one side of tulle only Loop tulle on second row of holes in… Continue reading No-Sew Tulle Flower Girl Dress

Comfort Food, Irish, Stews

Irish Beef Stew

Use beef chuck stew meat (well marbled with fat) . Lean stew meat will end up too dry. INGREDIENTS 1 1/4 pounds well-marbled chuck beef stew meat, cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks 3 teaspoons of salt (more to taste) 1/4 cup olive oil 6 large garlic cloves, minced 4 cups beef stock or broth 2… Continue reading Irish Beef Stew

Soups, Taco Tuesday

Feed A Crowd Taco Soup

2 lb ground beef 2 Cups diced onion 2(15oz) cans pinto beans 2(15oz) cans kidney beans 1(15oz) can corn - drained 1(15oz) can Mexican style stewed , 1(15oz) can diced tomatoes 1(15oz) can tomatoes with green chilies 1(4 1/2oz) can diced green chilies 1(4oz) can sliced black olives 1/2 cup sliced green olives 1 pkg… Continue reading Feed A Crowd Taco Soup

Cheesecake, Desserts, Food

Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecake

2 Tbsp. brown sugar 5 Tbsp. butter, melted, divided 2 cans (8 oz. each) pineapple slice s in juice, well drained 7 maraschino cherries, well drained, stemmed 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 3/4 cup plus 3 Tbsp. granulated sugar, divided 3 pkg. (8 oz. each) Cream Cheese, softened 3/4 cup Sour Cream 2 tsp. vanilla… Continue reading Pineapple Upside Down Cheesecake

Feed a crowd, Freezer meals, On A Budget

CHICKEN, BROCCOLI, BACON & POTATO BAKE

Cook Time 1 hr 5 mins Total Time 1 hr 20 mins A tasty meal that is easy to double, triple or quadruple, so you have plenty of freezer meals when you need one! And it has bacon! Ingredients 4½ cups diced red potatoes 2½ cups diced boneless skinless chicken breast 2 cups broccoli florets… Continue reading CHICKEN, BROCCOLI, BACON & POTATO BAKE

Comfort Food, Crock-Pot Meals

Slow Cooker Bacon Ranch Potatoes

6 slices of bacon 3 lbs red potatoes, chopped 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 tbsp ranch seasoning 2 tbsp chopped chives Cook and crumble the bacon. Place the potatoes into the slow cooker and sprinkle them with cheese, ranch seasoning, and bacon. Cover and cook for 7-8 hours on low or 4 hours… Continue reading Slow Cooker Bacon Ranch Potatoes

Food, UK

Yorkshire Pudding

Yorkshire pudding is a common English side dish consisting of a baked pudding made from batter consisting of eggs, flour, and milk or water. It is a versatile food that can be served in numerous ways depending on the choice of ingredients, the size of the pudding and the accompanying components of the dish. oil*… Continue reading Yorkshire Pudding

Crock-Pot Meals, Food

Crock Pot Stew Meat and Mushrooms in Wine Sauce

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 10 hours Total Time 10 hours 15 minutes 2 pounds stew meat 1" to 1 1/2" cubes 1/2 cup red wine 1 packet onion soup mix 1 small can cream of mushroom soup 8 - 12 ounces mushrooms quartered Add a liner to crock pot or grease crock well.… Continue reading Crock Pot Stew Meat and Mushrooms in Wine Sauce