Friday, December 21, 2012

Gooey Desserts, Yummy Dips and other HAPPY Things...........

ahem. . . . . 
this is my kinda happy. . . . . . 
so it seems only right to focus on a few things that make me smile.
or feel happy.
and of course, food is part of that!  haha
but there's other stuff, too.
like this super cool truck. . . . . . 

now doesn't the sight of santa sitting in his truck just make you 

in my weekly email from pinterest,
my most popular "pin" was of this YUMMY appetizer dip.
funny too, because i haven't made it in years!
but it IS yummy, and EASY.
and VERY husband friendly.
unless he is on some weird diet.
then, whatever. lol

Zesty Fiesta Sausage Dip

1 package (16 oz.) Jimmy Dean® Regular Flavor Pork Sausage Roll
1 large onion chopped
1 large red bell pepper, chopped
1-2 jalapeno peppers, seeded, chopped
2 pkgs. (8 ounces each) cream cheese, cubed
1 large tomato, seeded, chopped
½ cup hot yellow banana peppers, drained, seeded, chopped
cup chopped fresh cilantro (i don't like cilantro, so i often eliminate this:)
Tortilla chips or crackers for serving
1. Cook sausage, onion, red pepper and jalapeno peppers in large skillet over medium-high heat 8-10 minutes or until sausage is thoroughly cooked and vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring frequently. Drain sausage mixture; return to skillet.
2. Reduce heat to medium; stir in cream cheese. Cook and stir 5-8 minutes or until cream cheese is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Stir in tomato, banana peppers and cilantro; cook and stir 3-5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
3. Serve with chips.
Cook’s Tips: Substitute ¼ cup chopped drained jarred pickled jalapeno peppers for the fresh jalapeno peppers. Garnish with additional chopped tomatoes and cilantro just before serving. Spoon hot dip into small slow cooker or chafing dish to keep warm while serving.

i love this sign. . . . . . 
it truly makes me smile!

 i think these bags are AMAZING!

and amazingly easy.
my new obsession:)
gather old leather handbags. . . . . . 
or hit up a thrift shop.
use some no-sew glue to place the doilie and embellish with jewels.
sooooooo cute!

this snowglobe cake from Taste of Home is MUCH easier than you think.
and it is also CUTE, don't ya think?

and for a dessert you're gonna want to DIVE into. . . . . . 
omg. . . . . . .
it has everything good in it!

Better Than Anything Cake

1 box chocolate cake mix and any ingredients it requires
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (16 oz) jar caramel topping
1 (8 oz) container cool whip thawed to room temp
3-6 Heath Candy Bars chopped
Bake cake according to directions in a 9x13 pan.
Let cake cool for about 5 minutes.
Poke holes in cake with the handle end of a wooden spoon. 
While cake is still warm, slowly pour over sweetened condensed milk over the top making sure some gets in all the holes of the cake.
Next drizzle the caramel topping evenly over the cake slowly, 
making sure some gets in all the holes as well.
Spread cool whip over the top evenly.
Sprinkle with Heath Candy bar pieces.
Store in fridge until ready to eat. 
Store any leftovers in fridge.
what leftovers?  haha!

last but not least,
i know, i know, it's a halloween costume!
but i remember these cabbage patch dolls.
and this little doll looks like the CUTEST cabbage patch doll ever.
i want one of her for Christmas:)


1 comment:

  1. That last pictures makes me laugh, too. That last cake is the one that we call "Better Than Sex" cake and my family loves it- musta been a cake day-cuz that is what I posted, too! Have a great day- xo Diana


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