Friday, May 15, 2009


These are AMAZING. My mom made them for Mothers' Day (yeah that's right, she cooked for her own day) and my friend Lauren made them for an FRG meeting at Ft. Hood and said all the army wives LOVED them. I haven't tried to make them yet, but I hear they are a little messy, but easy. I think I'm going to try to make them in July for a friend's wedding shower:

- Make a cake (any flavor you want)
- Once you take the cake out of the oven and it is still warm, crumble it up
- Once crumbled, add a container of icing to the cake and stir it up (still, whatever flavor icing you want)
- Once the icing is all mixed up with the crumbled cake, make the cake into small balls (you can use a melon baller or an ice cream scoop) - make them about the size of donut holes
- REFRIGERATE the balls until they are firm
- Once the cake balls are firm, you can do just about anything with them: dip them in chocolate and roll in sprinkles, or dip them in white chocolate and drizzle with brown chocolate, dip in brown chocolate and then roll in as creative as you would like. Remember, if you use coconut, you can always use food coloring and make it a different color other than white. If it's for a baby shower, make pink and blue coconut, etc.

BE CREATIVE! I love a good theme party!

Monday, May 11, 2009

GREAT find!

Just wanted to let you guys know about a great find at Sam's Club: the easy peel shrimp.

You can find a big bag of it in the frozen food section. Keep it in your freezer, and if a few friends pop in for a visit, you can defrost some of the shrimp (5-10 minutes, put in a colander under running water) and VOILA! You have immediate shrimp cocktail for your guests!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Potato Cakes

This is from my sister. She shreds her potatoes, but you can also buy them shredded in the grocery store. yuuuuuuuuuuuuuuum

baking potatoes, cut in half
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
chopped green onions, to garnish, if you want.

Boil the potato halves for about 15 minutes. They shouldn't be cooked all the way. Drain them and put them in the fridge for about 30 minutes so that they're easy to handle. Then coarsely shred them! Melt the butter and 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick skillet and put the shredded potatoes in there, pushing down with a spatula or something.Let them cook for 10 minutes, then put a plate on top of the skillet and flip the potato cake onto the plate. Put the remaining 1 tbsp oil in the skillet and slide the potato thing back into the skillet so it can cook on the other side (cooked side up). Let cook 10 more minutes, slide onto a plate, season, and sprinkle with the green onions!It is so good, like a giant hashbrown. And crispy.