Monday, June 24, 2013

Taco Pie

Quick and Easy yummy taco pie!

My husband and I ate the whole one sitting! Easy Summer meal or a solid comfort food on a cool day, how versatile is that?

Brown 1 pound ground beef, drain and season with one packet taco seasoning. Set aside.
Line a deep dish pie pan with a package of croissants, separate into triangles and then press and manipulate them to cover entire pie pan, press seams together.
Place beef inside and top with 1/2  c chunky salsa.
Sprinkle with 1/4- 1/2 c cheese, and 1/2 small onion chopped.
Bake at 350 about 20 minutes or until croissants are golden.
Top with more salsa, cheese and chips.
 Add sour cream, jalapenos etc

before the oven

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Cakes! Cheese, Birds and Dinosaurs - Latest Creations

Life got ahead of me and I was going to make separate posts for some of the latest cakes, but, that didn't happen so I am going to share them all in one post!

Inspired by Pinterest of course and Food Magazine I set to making cheese cake....well not really.

But a couple little cakes covered in fondant and some little fondant mice....

Holes in cake were made with a melon scooper.

black licorice tails

One sweet little boy!
who also had a birthday!!

His mom and I decorated a dinosaur cake with cupcakes too!

 I also threw in my daughter's wedding shower....

A yummy chocolate and red velvet bird cage cake.

Then, made the the wedding cakes....

See the wedding cake post HERE
 I also made a few cupcakes for a benefit

chocolate cupcakes with vanilla "spaghetti" and cake ball "meatballs" and a little strawberry jam "sauce"

You might think I am sick of cake.....
but I am not, well maybe a little. We had to eat a lot of left over wedding cake! But although I am a complete novice at cake making I still love to create and learn as I go along!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Wedding Cakes! Vintage Suitcase and Tree Stump Groom's Cake

We have eaten the last piece of cake.
We have eaten the last piece of cake that is not in the freezer.
I am sick of cake.
Well until next week maybe.
The final days before the wedding, I and my step mom Rachel, took up mixers and enough butter to choke Paula Dean. ( I love ya Paula!!)
In fact our tally was.....10 c butter, 38 eggs, 25 c flour and 6 1/2 c sugar later- plus cake pops- and a burnt cake which will not be discussed in this post.

Rachel set out to conquer the groom's cake. Our new son in law loves to hunt and shoot as does his father and new father in law-
so I fashioned some marshmallow fondant deer horns- of which were wrong, redone, wrong again (according to men) and then just settled on.
Insert the look of the mother of the bride on wedding overload covered in powdered sugar looking over her glasses ready to slap the next man with cake advice.

Rachel created the cutest tree stump ever!!
Tree before antlers and leaves

I took on the vintage suitcase cake. And made a massive mess in the process...a neat baker I am not.
painting marshmallow fondant tags

working on hat box

the suitcase- never weighed it but it was heavy!!

Our cake pop display

 Note- Do NOT dip frozen cake pops- It indeed makes the stick stay in place better and is actually easier to work with but when the cake thaws it cracks the candy coating-
How to fix?
Double dip when all the cracking is done
This results in goofy shaped, heavy coated, unique imperfect pops I like to call....
vintage style-(just go with it)

We also- no I also bought cakes at Costco- lots of flavored cakes which meant we had cake coming out our ears. See first comment on post.
My poor company got nothing for dessert but cake-
They almost got nothing for breakfast but cake!
 My lovely daughter and her sweet new husband cutting cake.

 Here is the final cake spread- Go big or go home (take a piece of cake when you go please)

As of today I have been a mother in law for....
12 days now!
Slowly getting things back in order. I have a cold, the house is still fairly messy, some of the wedding items still need to be put away or sold, it snowed a foot of new snow and it will not get out of the 30's (mid April here!)....but the wedding is over and I can relax. It was a great time..
You can see some of the first photos HERE and see wedding prep posts HERE
or Click on A Southern Belle With Northern Roots and hit the wedding category.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Hometown Throwdown!

Attention North Dakota cooks!- and those of you in Clay county Minnesota.
Cass Clay Creamery is holding a hometown throwdown cookoff and you can apply by clicking here.
Check out rules and guidlines HERE

Cass Clay is known and trusted for their quality dairy products and I have used them for years!
So, if you love to cook or bake- grab your recipes and some Cass Clay dairy and whip up an entry!!

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Official Rules click HERE
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