CROCK POT CHICKEN POTATO PIE:


1 lb. uncooked chicken, cubed
1 family-sized can (26 oz) cream of chicken soup
½ C white wine or milk
1 can corn, drained
1 16-oz bag of frozen peas and carrots
1 small onion, chopped
4 oz mushrooms, chopped
1 t dried basil
1 t dried thyme
½ t sage
½ t pepper
3 red potatoes, sliced thin
Put all of the ingredients except the potatoes into the slow cooker. Mix well. Layer the potato slices on top of the chicken mixture. Cook on low heat for 6 hours.


PEACH COBBLER:


1 cup of Bisquick (I used generic)
1 cup milk 
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup of melted butter
1 29 ounce can of sliced, diced or whichever peaches (the big fat can) - drained
1 cup sugar

DIRECTIONS:


Preheat oven to 375
Stir together your butter, "bisquick" and milk
Pour the mixture in an 8x8 pan (I used a round pan) 8x8
Mix your peaches and sugar up real good in a separate bowl
pour your batter in your 8x8 pan
now just spoon your peach/sugar in on top of it. DON'T MIX IT! (The batter will rise to the top on it's own)
Bake for 50 to 60 minutes
*For an extra treat, you can add a lil' sugar to the top when it's done if ya want.
(side note) Your batter will seem way too runny but it really isn't
I hope you all love this as much as I do.

Lemon Cheesecake



Ingredients:

For the Crust:

2 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 25 single crackers, crushed)
1/4 cup sugar
6 tablespoons melted butter

For the Filling:

3 8·ounce packages cream cheese, softened
3 eggs
1 1/3 cups sugar
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind

For the Sour Cream Topping:

1 pint sour cream
3 tablespoons sugar

For the Glaze:

1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
1/2 cup water (I substituted 1/2 cup Limoncello for the water but it's optional. I also ended up adding just a touch of lemon paste color. )
2 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions:

Prepare the Crust:



Combine cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press into bottom and 1/2" up sides of an 11 to 12 inch springform pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Cool before adding filling.

Make the Cheesecake:

Beat cream cheese with electric mixer at high speed until completely smooth.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating until smooth after each addition.

Continue to beat, gradually adding 1 1/3 cups sugar, then lemon juice and 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Stir in lemon rind.

Pour into cooled crust and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.

Blend sour cream topping ingredients.

Remove cake from oven. Gently spread sour cream over top of cake. Return to oven and bake about 12 minutes.

Cool on rack for 30 minutes. Refrigerate until topping is cool but not completely chilled.

Make glaze by combining sugar and cornstarch, blending in water and lemon juice until smooth. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until thickened. Cook 3 minutes. Chill until cool but not set.

Spread top of cheesecake with lemon glaze. Chill several hours or over­night. Can also be frozen.

Notes:

This recipe calls for a rather large springform pan; if your pan is smaller in diameter than your baking time will need to be adjusted accordingly.

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes


Ingredients:

for the Pancakes:
4 cups all-purpose flour
8 tsps baking powder
2 tsp. salt
4 cups milk
4 tbsps vegetable oil
4 large eggs, lightly beaten

for the Cinnamon Filling
1 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tbsp ground cinnamon

for the Cream Cheese Glaze
1/2 cup butter
4 oz. cream cheese
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Directions:


To make the Cinnamon Filling:
Mix the three ingredients together. Place in a disposable piping bag and snip the end off or put in a Ziploc bag and snip the corner off.

To make the Pancakes:
Mix the dry ingredients in one bowl and the wet ingredients in another bowl. Stir them together until everything is moistened leaving a few lumps.

Heat your griddle to exactly 325 degrees. You don't want these too cook too quickly, and you won't want your cinnamon to burn. 

Make desired size pancake on greased griddle and then using the piping bag and starting at the center of the pancake, create a cinnamon swirl. Wait until the pancake has lots of bubble before you try to turn it. You will find that when you turn it the cinnamon swirl will melt. The cinnamon will melt out and create the craters which the cream cheese glaze will fill.

To make the Cream Cheese Glaze:
In a microwave safe bowl melt the butter and cream cheese and then stir together. Whisk in the powdered sugar and vanilla. Add a little milk if needed to make
it a glaze consistency. 

Place pancake on plate, then cover with cream cheese glaze.

Philly Steak Grilled Cheese



Ingredients

2 slices of rye bread
2-3 oz of steak, sliced & cooked to your liking
3 oz of mozzarella cheese
1/4 onion, sliced
1/4 bell pepper (any colour), sliced
1/4 cup of mushrooms
1.5 tbsp of butter
1 tsp of dry mustard
2 tsp of Montreal Steak Spice
Ground black pepper and Sea salt to taste
Tin foil


Pre-heat the grill –  medium heat.

Heat 1 tbsp of butter in a skillet. Blend in the dry mustard, then sautee the onions, peppers, and mushrooms in the skillet until tender. Remove and set aside. In the same skillet,  throw down the slices of steak and sprinkle with the Montreal Steak Spice, evenly on each side. Toss the steak for approx. one minute (or until cooked to your liking). Remove from heat.

Use the remaining butter to butter one side of each slice of rye. You don’t need much. Place the rye, buttered sides down, on a 10 x 10 inch (approx) sheet of tinfoil. Layer the sandwich with the steak first, the mozzarella cheese, and the vegetables. Close the sandwich and tightly wrap it in tinfoil. Place on grill, and grill 2-3 mins. per side.

13 genius cleaning tips that will have your home smelling fresh like spring



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Cleaning is a necessary evil. You’d like to live in a home that looks and smells nice but spending endless hours scrubbing and cleaning can be exhausting and a little dreary. So, instead of wasting that beautiful Saturday scouring pans or the inside of your oven, try a few of these cleaning hacks instead.
These tips will make some of those cleaning jobs just a little easier and more effective (and perhaps with a little less effort!)

The Kitchen
1. The Cutting Board: Wood cutting boards are fantastic, but they can be germy. Properly clean the board by coating it with kosher salt and using a lemon half to scrub the board. Lightly rinse and dry well.
2. The Microwave:All You recommends adding white vinegar (and some water) into a microwave safe cup. Microwave the cup for three minutes and let it set for a few minutes. Remove the cup (dump the liquid) and easily wipe away grime with a wet cloth.
3. Foil your Glass: Need to scrub stuck-on debris from your glass cookware? Grab tinfoil. Scrunch the foil into a ball, add a little soap and water and scrub away. It works like a steel wool pad, according to Real Simple.
The Bathroom


4. Clean the faucets with a lemon: Get the fresh smell of lemon and some seriously shiny faucets in the tub and sink by scrubbing them with a cut lemon half and a bit of baking soda.
5. The bathroom fan: If you want to clean that bathroom fan without taking it apart (though you should tackle that task at least twice a year), The Family Handyman recommends a can of compressed air. Turn the fan on and then hit it with a blast of canned air. You’ll need to dust the bathroom afterward.
6. Wall wash: This works for any room in the house really. Grab a mop and some cleaner and scrub the walls. The mop lets you reach up high and low so you can clean faster. Use all-purpose cleaner on paint and a 1 part vinegar to 1 part water for tile surfaces, according to Life Should Cost Less.
7. Give the loo a proper scrub: Your toilet may need a little more TLC than you’re giving it. When cleaning the bowl, Clean and Scentsible recommends scrubbing under the rim. You should also remove your toilet seat a few times a year to get all of the crevices. (This is particularly true if you’re potty training boys…)
Laundry
8. Chalk it off: If you accidentally splatter grease on your clothes while cooking dinner, grab a bit of chalk and rub it into the grease spot as quickly as possible. Then launder as normal. (Bonus: this works on rings around the collars of shirts too, according to Reader’s Digest.)
9. Cheap sneaker scrub: If you want to get your sneakers looking clean and new, snag some white toothpaste and an old toothbrush. Remove loose debris and dampen the exterior of your shoes. Dab the stained areas with toothpaste and use the brush to scrub. Wipe away and rinse, according to ShoeMetro.
10. Wash your clothes in pepper: Toss a teaspoon of pepper (yes the pepper you use to season your chicken) into the wash. The pepper prevents clothes from bleeding and helps keeps colors staying bright, longer.
Disaster Cleanup
11. Candlewax: If you were to accidentally spill candle wax all over the carpet and needed to get rid of it quick (because say you weren’t supposed to have a candle warmer in your dorm room…) this hack is a life-saver. Place a paper bag over the spill. Then run a hot iron on top of the paper. The heat will melt the wax and the paper bag will soak it up.
12. Paint on the Clothes: If you accidentally got paint on your favorite jacket during your last craft project, don’t toss it in the donation pile just yet. Grab a new disposable razor and gently shave the paint away. Remember to be gentle and you may want to skip this on 100 percent cotton (as it could tear your clothes,) Ask Anna recommends.
13. Spilled eggnog: If someone had a little too much eggnog at the family party and spilled some all over your white carpet, don’t cry yet. Instead, grab some nail polish remover and a bit of dish soap. Blot the stain with the nail polish remover and then spray the stain with some soap and water. Blot gently until clean.
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HERSHEY NUGGET MARTINI


INGREDIENTS:

1 oz. (30ml) Vodka
2 oz. (60ml) Amaretto
3 Scoops Vanilla Ice Cream
1 Tbsp. Dulce de Leche
1 oz. (30ml) Chocolate Syrup
Blend ingredients with ice cream in blender & enjoy wink emoticon


Garnish:

Chocolate Syrup
Caramel Syrup
Pecans
Hershey Chocolate Nugget