What We Do In The Shadows


I was watching Amazon Prime one day and came across the movie What We Do In The Shadows.  I decided to watch it and the movie quickly became one of my favorites.  I was excited to  hear that FX was premiering what we do in the shadows series.  The trailer looks really good and I can’t wait to watch it.  Set a reminder for 3/27/19 channel FX at 10pm. To watch the movie that started it all, What We Do In The Shadows is on tonight at 11 pm on FX (3/19/19).  It’s a funny show and well worth watching.

*This is not a sponsored post, opinions are honest and my own.

Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Pasta

After the holidays I realized I had forgotten to make my Buffalo Chicken Dip.  I had all the ingredients except for tortilla chips or crackers.  I wanted to use up my ingredients so I decided to try a pasta dish instead.  The results were a rich and creamy pasta that my family enjoyed.

Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Pasta

8 ounces noodles, any shape is fine

1 large can or 2 small of canned chicken.  You can use a cooked chicken breast also, diced

8 ounce softened cream cheese

1/4 cup milk, I used skim

salt, pepper and garlic powder a dash of each

1/4 cup hot sauce

1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

1 tablespoon butter

panko bread crumbs, optional

green onion for garnish

DIRECTIONS

cook noodles per directions, set aside

add softened cream cheese, milk and butter to a sauce pan cook on low mix until creamy and no lumps.  add salt, pepper, garlic powder along with hot sauce.  mix to combine. now add chicken and mix and finally the noodles.

mix to combine.  In a 9×13 greased pan add the mix, tp with cheese and panko.  Broil high for about 5 minutes or until cheesy is melted.  Garnish with Green onion,  Serve and Enjoy!!

 

Peanut Butter Rice Krispies

I love making snacks for my kids after school.  These are a great treat and are easy to make.  Enjoy!!

Peanut Butter Rice Krispies

6 cups crisp rice cereal

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

10 oz. ag marshmallows

3 tablespoons butter

Directions:

  1. Spray a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with no-stick spray.
  2. Melt butter and peanut butter in large microwave safe bowl. about 40 seconds.  Add marshmallows to bowl, stir them until marshmallows are coated.  Microwave for 1 minute. remove from microwave and add cereal, Stir until completely coated.
  3. Press into  pan. Cool completely. Cut into pieces

Mint Truffles

This is the first recipe I ever tried for making truffles, it is a delicious candy recipe.  Very smooth and a slight mint flavor.  For a more fancy candy you can also drizzle with melted green candy melts.  They make a great treat for Saint Patrick’s day, or even Christmas with the green sprinkles.

MINT TRUFFLES

INGREDIENTS

16 ounces milk chocolate chips

1    14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk

3 drops peppermint extract

For coating:

8 ounces milk chocolate, used for coating the truffles

1 tablespoon shortening,

Sprinkles, optional

DIRECTIONS

Heat the 16 ounces of chocolate and condensed milk in a double boiler over low to medium heat until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.

Stir in the mint extract 3 drops, or more per your taste, I only used 3 drops.

Remove from heat and cover bowl, refrigerate for approx. 2 hours.

When the mix is chilled, roll into teaspoon sized balls. Place in fridge until next step is complete.

Put the 8 ounces milk chocolate and shortening in a microwave safe bowl, heat for 30 seconds, stir and repeat until melted.

Remove the truffles from fridge and coat in melted chocolate.  Use a fork and let excess chocolate drip off.

Optional: before the chocolate hardens add sprinkles.

Let sit until the chocolate hardens.

 

Enjoy!!!

Rae

Fastnacht (Fat Tuesday Donuts)

 

Fat Tuesday is not complete without Fastnachts.  This tradition of making them once a year on Fat Tuesday has been passed down to me. I love making them and feel happy to be able to continue the tradition. These seem difficult but they really aren’t that hard once you make them once. These taste great and I hope you give them a try.

FASTNACHT KUECHELS (Fat Tuesday Donuts)

3 TO 4 CUPS FLOUR

1 PACKAGE DRY YEAST

½ TEASPOON SALT

¼ CUP SUGAR

1 EGG

¼ CUP COMBINED SOLID SHORTNING (CRISCO) AND BUTTER

1 AND ¾ CUP MILK

  • MIX 1 ½ CUP FLOUR, DRY YEAST, SALT AND SUGAR IN A LARGE BOWL
  • HEAT MILK AND 1/8 CUP BUTTER AND 1/8 CUP CRISCO, IN A SAUCE PAN UNTIL LUKE WARM, 110 DEGREES ON A CANDY THERMOMOTER IT IS NOT NECESSARY FOR CRISCO TO MELT, ADD TO DRY INGREDIENTS IN BOWL.
  • BEAT IN MIXER 2 MINUTES MEDIUM SPEED.
  • ADD EGG AND ½ CUP FLOUR OR ENOUGH TO MAKE THICK BATTER, recipe calls for up to a total of 4 cups, you have already added 2 so you can add up to 2 more cups.
  • BEAT HIGH SPEED 2 MINUTES
  • STIR IN ENOUGH FLOUR TO MAKE A SOFT DOUGH
  • KNEAD LIGHTLY, ADD DOUGH TO BOWL COVER BOWL WITH KITCHEN TOWEL, LET RISE IN A WARM PLACE UNTIL DOUBLED IN BOWL, ABOUT 1 HOUR,
  • PLACE DOUGH ON LIGHTLY FLOURED SURFACE KNEAD LIGHTLY, ROOL TO ½ TO ¾ INCH THICKNESS
  • CUT INTO SQUARES, APPROX 3 INCHES SQUARE, LET DOUGH SIT A FEW MINUTES, ALWAYS KEEP DOUGH COVERED WITH KITCHEN TOWEL.
  • HEAT OIL TO 370 DEGREES,
  • FRY A FEW AT A TIME, BEFORE FRYING PULL THE DOUGH A BIT SO DOUGH IS THIN IN CENTER, BROWN AND THEN FLIP AND BROWN OTHER SIDE

DRAIN ON PAPER TOWEL, SPRINKLE WITH POWDERED SUGAR OR CINNAMON/GRANULATED SUGAR MIX, I PUT MINE IN A BAG AND SHAKE.  I also make a glaze of 1/2 teaspoon almond extract and 1 tablespoon milk, I start out with 1/2 cup confectioner sugar and add until I get the proper glaze thickness.  Dip donuts in glaze and let set on a piece of foil or wax paper.

ENJOY!

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Review: Lyrical Embrrace by Amber Daulton

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Out-of-work violinist Erica Timberly decides enough is enough. She leaves her abusive boyfriend and flees the big city, but then her car breaks down in the middle of the night. Though wary of men, she accepts help from Dylan Haynes, a stranger driving by on the road, and soon recognizes him as the sexy former drummer of her favorite indie rock band. Maybe, just maybe, her run of bad luck is finally turning around.
Music teacher Dylan Haynes knows Erica is in trouble, and her black eye is only the first clue. The stubborn yet vulnerable woman needs a friend, but he’s determined to give her everything she deserves.
Will Erica listen to the music in her heart and trust Dylan, or will her past always threaten her future?

MY THOUGHTS

Stranded on here way to escape her abusive boyfriend, Erica meets the a man driving by that she doesn’t trust because of her bad luck with men.  Erica finally realizes the handsome stranger is Dylan Haynes a drummer and her crush from her favorite band.  Dylan helps her forget her past, but is her past coming back to haunt her.

I enjoyed reading this book because the characters are like able and relatable.  The story gives realistic relationships that aren’t far from true to life romances.  You find yourself rooting for the characters and the town, which becomes a character in itself.  A little added spice to make it a exciting read.  I would definitely recommend.

Source: I received a copy of this book to review.

Loaded Fries

I have had loaded fries at many restaurants.  Because most come with a chili or tomatoes and other things that people in my family choose not to eat or can’t  eat due to seeds I decided to make up a batch of my own using ingredients we all love.

Loaded Fries

1 bag frozen french fries, amy variety will do I use Wegmans brand crinkle cut.

4 slices bacon, cooked until crisp then cut into small pieces

1 green onion, cut

4 ounces cheddar cheese

sour cream, about 1/2 cup or more per your taste

salt and pepper

Directions:

In an air fryer cook your fries based on your model directions, if no air fryer bake in oven per directions,  cook until done. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

In the cake pan of your air fryer add the cooked fries, or leave fries on baking dish but mound them up together.

place cheese on top of fries.  air fry about 3 minutes or broil about 3 minutes or until cheese is melted.

once cheese is melted add bacon, onion and sour cream dolloped on top.  Eat and enjoy.