Sunday, November 28, 2010

Side Dish--

Hi!! Hope everyone had an amazing turkey day!! We had a wonderful time. I always love spending time chowing down and hanging with the fam. Im so blessed! And love thanksgiving! I think its a holiday that means so much to you as you get older. As a kid I knew the meaning, and was thankful. But didnt really get the same happy feeling that I do now. Now I know what realllly being blessed is. And as an adult it fills me up when i think of how lucky and blessed I have been. So its such a meaningful day to me. Family is so important and its a great thing to have a day to reflect on those blessing and miracles.

I thought Id post a side dish recipe I made with Thanksgiving dinner. And will make again for Xmas Im sure heehee! Its a big hit, super easy and it a traditional holiday side that my grandma and mom made every year, so it bring back lotsa memories. ;)

I cant stress enough just how easy this is! And even if your not a 'bean' person, you should try these! ;)

...... just got some sad news while typing this. my dad is in the hospital. i dont want to go to much into it now as im trying not to work myself up. but please pray for him. or keep him in your thoughts. thankyou.

trying to keep my mind off it and busy....

here is the recipe. click the card for the link to download the full size.


Butterbeans & Bacon
2 cans of butterbeans (drained)
1 lb of bacon
1 lg onion

Chop your bacon into small pieces. Cook over med/high heat.
While that is cooking, dice your onion, and when your bacon is looking nice and crisp but could
use a little longer, add your onion and cook till the onions are soft and transparent.
Add your butterbeans and heat threw. Serve.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Icing on the Cake

OK! Sorry for being mia for a while.... Time is never on my side lol!

Tonights post is about Icings! I am addicted to icing! Buttercream to be exact! Love it! Esp on a yummy chocolate cupcake! Nothing is better!! Im always on the hunt for the best icing! No offence to anyone that likes the 'store bought' icings, but i have never liked them! Unless its the german chocolate cake icing, ill pass on it if its from a can.... so I have tried alot of homemade icings and always seem to go back to the basic buttercream (which I will post someday soon) but the other night i whiped up 2 more I found online and here is one of them:

I will post my icing reveiws and their recipes as the weeks come. And if you would like to share your Icing/Frosting Recipes with me Id be super thrilled!! Ill happily try them all and post them here, on cute lil recipe cards! :)

Now this is from Wilton, it is their "Buttercream" icing. Altho its not very buttery at all. In fact this reminded me alot of the can icings and I didnt care for it at all. My boys on the other hand loved it! And the only thing I did like about this one was it is a crisp white icing, and the consistency was really nice for piping on the cupcakes. (tho as u can see by the pic I didnt take much care in that.... I was too tired lol!) This one is made with crisco, and I wanted to try one with that since i always use butter, and sometimes dont want to wait for it to soften lol! But Ill wait heehee!!

So Im not a fan of this one, but if you like canned icings, and want it to have more of a homemade-y taste to it, then you'll love this one! :) I even added a lil Raspberry Extract to some (i adore raspberry and chocolate together) and still didnt care much for it...

((Click on the frame for the full size recipe card))

Let me know what you think of this one if you try it.... and again, Id love it if you have a favorite icing/frosting recipe and want to share it with me!!

Have a great night!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

~Recipe~ ((with free Recipe Card))

So there appears to have been a lil hiccup in our bloggie train ride. It seems we missed a few stops along the way. Faulty tracks or something! ;)

Here is the line up of the blogs so you can make sure you got all the goodies...
1. Shabby Pickle Desings
2. Vesi design
3. OlgaUnger Designs
4. Biancka
5. MDesigns
6. Marta van Eck
7. Seni Designs
8. PinkLotty Designs
9. Designs by Ginger
10. ZuzanaR
11. Ginamichelle1111
12. Akizo
13. Lauralys
14. Ananas77
15. Leandi
16. Pacina -
17. Spirula -
18. Scrappydonna -
19. Laura -

My freebie is below, so scroll on down to get it. :) It will only be available untill Monday morning. So be sure to grab it b/4 then. If you miss it you can get it in the store next weekend. heehee!

Last week I posted on Face Book that I was making Creamy Chicken Enchalidas for din-din, and got a few requests for the recipe. I could just post the recipe here or on FB, but I decided it would be way more fun to make a recipe card to share! Which I will do for all the recipes I post. This way you will be able to just copy and paste the wording from here (if you like to keep things more simple) or you can get a collection of purdy recipe cards. :)

Here is the recipe:

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas
1 tbsp butter or margarine
1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chilies, drained (i use 1/2 can "hot" & 1/2 can reg)
1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, cut up and softened
2 cups chopped, cooked chicken breast (i add some cumin, chili powder, garlic
powder and a dash of red pepper flakes (to taste) while cooking in butter with crushed garlic)
8 (8") flour tortillas
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 pint whipping cream


Preheat oven to 350. Spray 9×13 baking dish with Pam. Melt butter in large skillet over
medium heat. Add rotel and saute 1 min. Stir in cream cheese and chicken and cook,
stirring constantly until cream cheese melts. Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of chicken mixture
down center of each tortilla. Roll up tortillas and place seam side down in a lightly greased
9×13 baking dish. Sprinkle with Monterey Jack cheese, and drizzle with whipping cream.
Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 min. Take off foil and cook for another 15
mins, or until top is golden brown.

To get the recipe card, just click on the lil frame below. :)

(I got this recipe from here but changed a few things)

Well, enjoy the rest of your weekend! And please leave me a lil comment if you take the recipe card or blog freebie. Its just the polite thing to do after all heehee!!


Friday, November 5, 2010

iDSD Blog Train Freebie!!

Well, my 1st "real" post here on my new blog is a fun one I must say heehee!!
In honor of DSD Shabby Pickle is doing a blog train! There are 19 stops along your way, and this is the last. So if you missed anything, the train is leaving from the SPD Blog and will direct you to every stop (Thats 19 FREEBIES!! Wow!!!)

If you have been following along, Thank you for travelling with Shabby Pickle Express!! I hope you have enjoyed your jounery! Unforutantely the Blog Train must stop somewhere and it has now come to a rest. But dont leave without grabbing a little gift from me first, (its perfect for your blog photos or even your digi layouts! :) ) now you have all your freebies why not head over to Shabby Pickles forum where there are games, chances to win gift certificate to our store, lots of chat and mostly tons of fun and not forgetting SPD is having a 35% sale STOREWIDE!!!! See you there!! The blog train is now going home, if you would like to go with it for a another ride then stop off here 

Be sure to visit my new blog again. I will have recipes, pictures, contests and of course more freebies!! :)
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the day!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


bbs with a recipe and more... just got done making it all purdy. heehee!!