Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Kylie's Quilt

Ok, so I finished the binding on this quilt 15 minutes before calling in to the hospital to see if we were able to come in. Then I had Sarah the next day! Kylie loves her quilt and drags it all over the house with her! I am thrilled. Thank you Jessica for helping me figure out how to quilt on my machine!

Monday, March 22, 2010

My newest creation

Sarah Grace Evans

7 lbs 8oz
20 1/2 inches

Monday, March 8, 2010


So, yesterday afternoon I was craving something sweet AND it was RAINING....and I always (pretty much always) make something sweet when it rains! I decided to make some Peanut Butter Cookies, they turned out ok.....but I used Butter when I normally use Crisco. I was bummed when they didn't turn out that great. Oh well.

Larry & the girls were playing the Wii and then Kylie wanted to play the Princess and the Frog game. So while they were playing they were doing a kitchen game and I heard the word BEIGNETS.....and I great thought popped into my head. So......thank goodness the last time I went to the store I bought some Beignet Mix! I was thrilled! ***HISTORY***back in 1997 when I graduated I went on a fabulous RV road trip with a few friends and her grandparents. One of our stops was New Orleans, and we were there for a few days to take in the sites. Of course we had to try the local foods....BEIGNETS were our FAVORITE. French Doughnuts COVERED in powdered sugar and we topped them off with either hot cocoa or choc. milk. YUMMY. While we were there I bought some mix, and made some when we got home....but it had been 12 years since I made them. So when I made them yesterday I was super excited. Larry & the girls LOVED them too! So....maybe a new tradition is born. The box is great too. There's a picture of Cafe Du Monde where we ate them everyday! Memories!!!! :)

So, needless to say.....they went fast. Everyone go out and buy some mix. I think it sells for $4-$5. Sooooo worth it, and super EASY to make!

Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole --FREEZABLE

Ok, so I tried this recipe and we LOVE it! I normally use a standard white sauce and add lots of cheese, but this one is just a bit different.

FREEZING: When I make this, I make a double batch and I put half in a Gallon Zip Lock bag...double the bag. And Freeze Flat. Then thaw and put in Casserole Dish for 1 hr @ 350 degrees. Add Cheese last 10 mins of baking!


1 -24oz bag of cubed Hash Browns
1/2 cup Onion, minced
2 -10.75 oz cans Cream of Celery (I used 1 Crm. Mushroom & 1 Celery)
1 -8oz pkg Cream Cheese
1 1/2 Cups of Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
1 1/2 Cups Ham, cubed
1/4 tsp. Pepper

Soften Cream Cheese and cream together with Soup. Stir in Onions, Ham, Cheese and Pepper. Break apart Hash Browns and gently stir into cheese mixture. Then either place in baking dish or zip lock bag! Label and freeze! YUM!
**You may need to bake the casserole a bit longer than 1 hr if not cooked all of the way through.