Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Taco Pockets!

Okay, so I know this isn't the healthiest of recipes. Earlier in the day at work I had a break and was surfing the internet and some link brought me to the Pillsbury site. You know I love that Pillsbury dough boy. :) Anyway, I found this recipe. Definite comfort food here! Taco pockets! Oh and one warning, these don't make great leftovers as the breading can get soggy.

The smell of fresh dough makes me wanna eat it raw! But alas, I won't.

I love mixing sour cream and salsa for a nice topping.

Just out of the oven!


1 package (1 oz) taco seasoning mix.
2/3 cup water
1 1/2 cups thick 'n chunky salsa
1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef, cooked, drained
1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® refrigerated biscuits (any variety)
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese or Mexican cheese blend (4 oz)
1 cup sour cream, if desired


1. Heat oven to 375°F.
2. In medium saucepan, cook taco seasoning mix, water, 1/2 cup of the salsa and cooked ground beef until thickened.
3. Press each biscuit into 6-inch round. Fill each with taco mixture and 1 tablespoon cheese. Fold dough over filling and press to seal. Place on greased cookie sheet.
4. Bake 9 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with remaining salsa, cheese and sour cream.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Weekend Randomness

Okay, so there really is nothing specific on this post but maybe just a few random things I did or spotted or played with. Lol!

First of all I wanted you to all see my first Polyvore creation. If it's too small click on the picture and it should take you to a bigger link. I had so much fun creating this! This one is entitled Romance is in the Air.

Then I spotted this very whimsical birdhouse this weekend on a walk. I think it's made from a tree stump...

A walk along the river...reminds me of the movie A River Runs through It. It was such a beautiful weekend here also! It was in the 60's, blue skies and sun. Spring is around the corner, I can feel it. :)

And volunteering at the cat shelter. These two brothers were just too cute and so playful!!

Doh! She caught us!

Quick, act cute...

Hope you all had a great weekend also! Happy Monday (okay, not really).

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars and an Award!

Yep, I'm finally back in the kitchen and boy was it a sweet experience! This recipe will satisfy any sweet tooth craving. I mean really, seriously, it is SWEET! Got Milk? ;)

My favorite ingredient to measure out. Oh darn...some spillage. Let me just clean that up with my mouth. :)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup butter, melted
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar


In a medium bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs, confectioners' sugar, peanut butter and melted butter. Press firmly into the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan. Melt chocolate chips over a double boiler or in the microwave, stirring occasionally. Spread melted chocolate over the crumb crust. Chill for about 5 minutes, then cut into bars before the chocolate is completely set, then chill until ready to serve.


I was given an award, the Circle of Friends Award, by the wonderful and sweet, sweet Laura over at Laura's Homestead Adventures. We're fairly new to each other but what a coincidence it was to find out she lived in the same town I did back in California. What a small world. Laura is such a courageous woman, working, holding down a small farm, providing for her family. She's such an inspiration to me. I look forward to getting to know her more and more as the years go on. :) Thank you so much for being a wonderful blogging friend, Laura! If you have the chance swing over to her blog and say hello!

This award is given to blogs that bring a smile to your face, or just make you feel warm and fuzzy inside.

I pass this onto those who stop by my blog today. Everyone that I have gotten to know through this bloggy world has been a special inspiration to me!

Happy Friday!!

P.S. I've had several of you girls ask me about the color of my nail polish in my last post. It's by OPI and called Black Tie Optional. :)

Monday, February 15, 2010

Girly Necessities

About a week ago I joined my two wonderful friends for a hair cutting/coloring margarita party. Lol! A first for me. Actually my girlfriend Susan has her hair done by her girlfriend and I thought I'd try her out since she loves coloring hair. We had so much fun and I cannot believe I'm going to show you some of these pictures but oh well. We're all close enough to share the silly, embarrassing photos too, right? By the way, I am loving my new color. It's an espresso dark brown mixed with a deep, deep, reddish purple.

Here are my embarrassing photos...

Some yummy fruity margaritas but no margaritas for the hair stylist until after she's done with all of us!

Susan and Nancy sure love their drinks. Lol!

Then Nancy had to fall in the hammock in uncontrollable laughter. Thank God this was a sleepover. ;)

And here's my color...

You can see some of the highlights here...

And here...
And here's my little sweet red head.

And I'm happy to report I "washed those grays right out of my hair!". :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sweet Valentine's to All of You!

Just a quick Happy Valentine's Day to you all! Personally I believe Valentine's Day should be everyday of the should be shown all the time. :)

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Love Comes Softly

You know how much I adore Hallmark movies. Well, as usual, I'm a bit behind on my movie watching but I got this in my Netflix this week and finally had time to watch it. I have surmised that I am a hopeless romantic. Now where is that perfect man? Lol! Oh yea! In this movie! I love, love, loved this movie!! If you loved watching The Little House series this is right up your alley AND it was directed by Michael Landon, Jr. So wholesome, so sweet, so romantic....*sigh*. I am getting the second one in the series (yes, it's a series) and will probably have to buy them. They are based on a series of books by Janette Oke. I will be getting those as well so I can cuddle up in a corner with a cup of tea and read away. If you get the chance, I highly recommend this wonderful movie.

Here's a trailer I found on YouTube and you guessed made me cry. *sniffle*

Monday, February 8, 2010

Ta da!

Well here it is! Here is that egg carton makeover I promised. What do you think? I actually decided to keep it simple. You should have seen what I was going to put around it. Lol! A feather boa was just a bit I punched two holes on either end and tied simple black bows through the holes. I also decorated the tips of each, hmmm....what do you call it? Cone? Raised area? I don't know. Anyway, I simply dotted them with black jewels. I am really happy how it turned out!

I simply performed a little paper mache magic with decorative tissue paper all over the carton and added the ribbon and jewels. You know me and simple! I think I may need to make another with that other carton in the fridge. Well, once I use my eggs. :)

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Keep young and beautiful!

I have a new bad habit. Going onto this website and browsing all the adorable looks! I think I may make may own if I'm brave enough.


Dance As Though No One Is Watching..

And I discovered a new fabulous song by Annie Lennox. It's old but new to me. So, to go along with my fashion of choice tonight....enjoy the song! I mean really, it's too cute! You gotta listen. :)

Happy Friday! I THINK I am slowing down this weekend. ;)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Busy, busy, busy...

And I can't wait for Spring! I am still here but this last week has been crazy busy and I've been ending up home later than I normally get home. I have been a horrible blogger and have not visited everyone as often as I want to! I am so terribly sorry. I miss you all. This weekend I will hopefully have a reprieve. Tonight I rested with the kitties and continued my egg carton project which I promised would be done by the end of the week! :) It's looking really good.

Anyway, quick thing I wanted to pass on. I cannot believe I am going to say this either. I am on Twitter now! I used to think oh my goodness, I barely have time to update my blog and do my Farmville and Tiki Farm on Facebook...oh and my Happy Aquarium. I have a pathetic life, don't I? Lol!

BUT, if you care to know what I am doing during the day, what I'm eating for lunch, how bored I am at work, follow me on Twitter!

Here is the link.

Hopefully I will have a beautiful egg carton jewelry case to show you all very soon. :)