Sunday, November 25, 2012

Eggnog Pound Cake

Do you love Eggnog? Do you love Pound cake....I know you drooling already right!!!

 Great holiday gift, or just a little something to have with your morning coffee or tea. You can also spread a little butter on both sides and toast a slice in a frying pan.....OMGosh...sooooo good!!

1 (16-oz.) package pound cake mix

1 1/4 cups eggnog

 2 large eggs

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Beat all ingredients together at low speed with an electric mixer until blended. Increase speed to medium, and beat 2 minutes. Pour into a lightly greased 9- x 5-inch loaf pan.

2. Bake at 350° for 1 hour to 1 hour and 5 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pan to wire rack, and cool completely (about 1 hour).

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Marshmallow Whip Cheescake

OMGosh....this is amazing! Light and fluffy and ohhhhh so good.

I found this wonderful recipe on Peacock Coffe House. My mom used to make a similar version of it when I was young. I have tried a few different variaties but this one is the best!

Graham Cracker Crust

40 squares of graham crackers (crushed) (or check out my cheater method at bottom).

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup butter or margarine (melted)

Mix above ingredients. Press into top and sides of 9 x 13' greased pan. Reserve 1/2 cup for top.


10 1/2 oz. large marshmallows (40 marshmallows)

3/4 cup milk

2 - 8-oz. packages of cream cheese

12-oz. Container of fat-free Cool Whip

Melt marshmallows and milk over low heat. Beat cream cheese; add marshmallow mixture. Cool. Fold in Cool Whip. Spread into crust and sprinkle with remaining graham cracker crust. Refrigerate until set.

** I am not a big fan of making graham cracker crust. I bought 2 of the round ready made ones by Keebler and they worked just fine. I kept one cheesecake and gave the other to a neighbor.**

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Taco Soup (Revisited)

Well the weather outside is frightful, but the soup inside is delightful!! Now that it is cold and snowing one of the first things that pops into my mind is yummy soup. And one of mt very favorites is Taco Soup.
Taco Soup

1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained of any fat.

1 15 oz. can whole kernel corn

1 15 oz. can kidney beans

1 15 oz. can black beans

1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes (I use the spicy ones)

1 package taco seasoning mix

I also use a little chili powder too, because I like mine spicy. But you can omit this if you like yours a little milder.

Once you have browned and drained the ground beef, transfer it to a stock pot or your favorite soup pot. Add all other ingredients. Do Not drain the liquid from the corn or beans. Cook for about 30 minutes to one hour.

Garnish with your favorites. We like sour cream, chopped green onions, shredded cheese and of course you must throw in a few tortilla chips or Fritos.

* I usually double all the ingredients to make a double batch. We really like this soup and tend to eat it till it's gone. Yes we have portion control issues at my house...LOL