The Eat Food NOT Money Cookbook

I’m back!

As some of you may have guessed, I’ve been without internet service since January 23rd but those days are over now and I’m so happy to tell you that I’m back! I’ve missed y’all! Hopefully I’ll get to stay here this time 🙂

I have a couple things to show off….I’m really excited about both of them.

Here’s the first thing:

Can you tell what it is?? Yep! It’s a Foodista apron! I was so excited when I received it! I got it for entering so many of my recipes into their contest that I’ve been telling you about. How’s that for cool?! And another good reason for you to get your recipes submitted…time’s almost up! Hurry!

The second thing I received was a COMPLETE surprise. I had NO idea I was going to get it….it just showed up in my mailbox!

You know that each month or so I do a review for Cooking Light magazine right? Well, Time Inc. (who publishes C.L.) sent me their new cookbook all*you EAT WELL, SAVE BIG Cookbook! Here’s a picture of it:

This cookbook is AMAZING! They include price per servings and there are tons of recipes that cost less than $1.00 per serving! There are also tips on many of the recipes that are awesome and very helpful. You can buy this cookbook at Walmart for $12.00 (the list price is $14.97 so you’ll save a little money by getting it from MY FAVORITE STORE) or you can get it online by clicking here.

I definitely recommend it. I haven’t found one thing in it that I’m not dying to try!!

My dear chefs, I’m so happy to be back. I’ll see you tomorrow with a recipe and, as always, HAPPY COOKING!

February 12, 2010 Posted by | -Cooking Light magazine review, -vote for Foodista contest, OTHER STUFF | , , , , | 3 Comments

Foodista contest

Hey guys! I received an email today about The Foodista contest….well, let me just let them tell you…

The Foodista

Cookbook Contest

Have you dreamed of being published in print? Want to see your writing in a book?

Foodista and Andrews McMeel Publishing are thrilled to announce The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook! Food bloggers worldwide are invited to submit their favorite blog posts, recipes and photos to compete for a spot in a Foodista.com cookbook.

From December 1, 2009 through February 28, 2010 Foodista will be accepting submissions. Then, Andrews McMeel will publish the winning blog posts in a beautiful full-color, internationally distributed cookbook!

The idea behind The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook took form during the “Blog to Book” panel at the first International Food Blogger Conference (IFBC) earlier this year. Thus, The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook was created to celebrate the best food bloggers in the world.

Everyone can be part of the contest! Vote to help select the best bloggers!

That’s pretty cool, isn’t it? 😀 I think so. So here’s the deal. I’m entering! I’m going through my cookbook today and adding a Foodista widget to my favorite recipes.

If you see a widget on a recipe, click it and that gives me a vote.

Or you can click the enter button above and vote on other people’s recipes that you like or enter your own recipes.

OR you can leave me a comment on this post telling me what your favorite recipe of MINE is and I’ll add a widget to that post for you, you go to that recipe and click the widget and that gives me a vote.

Look for the widgets from my sidebar. Go to “What are you looking for?” and then “Other Stuff”. Then under that is the category “vote for Foodista contest”. Click on it. That will bring up all the recipes that have a widget on them. The widget looks like this:

Choose your favorite recipes and click on the widget and follow the directions from there. That’s it! You just voted for me 🙂 Sound good? I hope you all vote! It would make me very happy to be in the cookbook!!

January 12, 2010 Posted by | -vote for Foodista contest, OTHER STUFF | | 7 Comments

Christmas breakfast casserole

Hey guys! I hope y’all had a great Christmas! Ours was wonderful! 😀 We went to my husband’s son & his wife’s home for breakfast and she made a delicious casserole for us. I thought it was so good (and simple!) that I’d share the recipe with you.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1/8 c milk
  • 2 Tbl butter, divided
  • 1 lb breakfast sausage
  • 3 c shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 bag frozen, shredded hash browns

Beat the eggs and milk together and scramble in 1 Tbl butter. Put half the scrambled eggs in the bottom of a casserole dish and set the other half aside. Brown the sausage, crumbling it as it cooks. Drain. Put into a large bowl and set aside. Brown the hash browns in 1 Tbl butter. Mix together the cooked hash browns, cooked sausage and 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese. Spread on top of eggs in casserole dish. Top with remaining eggs and then the remaining cheese and bake @ 350 degrees until the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. Feeds 4.

Cost:
eggs (18 count) -$1.47
milk – $1.78/gallon
pork sausage – $1.89
shredded cheddar – $1.98
frozen shredded hash browns – $2.29
Total – $7.30

December 26, 2009 Posted by | -breakfast items, -casseroles, -sausage, -vote for Foodista contest, HOLIDAYS/SPECIAL OCCASIONS, MAIN DISHES | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Oatmeal scotchies

I have been baking cookies for Christmas all week and these, according to everyone that’s tasted them so far, are the top favorite!

What you’ll need:

1 1/4 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 c butter, softened
3/4 c sugar
3/4 c brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3 c old fashioned oats
1 pkg butterscotch chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, mixing well. Set aside. Beat together butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla until creamy. Gradually mix flour mixture into butter mixture until well combined. Stir in oats and chips. Drop by teaspoonful onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 7-8 minutes for chewy cookies, 9-10 minutes for crisp cookies. Makes about 4 dozen.

Cost:
all purpose flour – $1.25
baking soda – $0.50
cinnamon – $1.85
salt (large) – $0.38
tub butter – $2.38
sugar – $2.42
brown sugar – $1.44
eggs (18 count) -$1.47
vanilla (2 oz) – $1.96
oatmeal – $1.24
butterscotch morsels – $1.97
Total – $4.19

December 18, 2009 Posted by | -cookies, -vote for Foodista contest, DELICIOUS DESSERTS | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cheesy Stuffed Eggs

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This variation of deviled eggs is unbelievably delicious! This recipe makes 12 stuffed eggs.

What you’ll need:

6 hard boiled eggs, peeled
1/4 c pasteurized cheddar cheese spread (like EZ Cheese)
2 Tbl mayonnaise
2 Tbl Dijon mustard
2 Tbl finely chopped parsley

Slice eggs lengthwise in half (longways). Remove yolks and set white halves on a plate. Mix yolks with remaining ingredients. Spoon or pipe (fill a pastry bag with mix and squeeze out) filling into egg halves. Chill for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Cost:
eggs (18 count) -$1.47
pasteurized cheddar cheese spread (EZ Cheese) – $2.98
mayonnaise – $3.12
mustard – $1.28
Total – $3.89

November 30, 2009 Posted by | -party ideas, -vote for Foodista contest, HOLIDAYS/SPECIAL OCCASIONS, SIDE DISHES | , , , , | Leave a comment