Sunday, August 22, 2010

Taco Cups

1/2 lb. lean ground beef
1/2 lb. lean ground turkey
1 (1.25 oz) pkg. taco seasoning
3/4 c. water
1/4 c. salsa
1 (7.5 oz) pkg. refrigerator biscuits
1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese

Brown ground beef and turkey and drain well. Stir in taco seasoning and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until liquid evaporates. Stir in salsa and set aside. Press each biscuit into the bottom and up the sides of a muffin cup. Spoon meat mixture into biscuit lined cups. Sprinkle cheese over the top of the meat. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes or until biscuits are browned. Serve with extra salsa on the side. Yield: 10 taco cups.

Calories 150
Total fat 5 g
% fat 30
Sat. fat 2.1 g
Cholesterol 30 mg
Sodium 409 mg

**Note: I made these with all ground beef instead of turkey and I did not use the salsa, I was going for something more kid friendly. I did have a difficult time getting the biscuits to stay up the sides of the muffin pan. I think next time I will buy the larger biscuits. I thought these were good and would make a good "after school" snack. They remind me of a pizza bite and they are even good when reheated in the microwave the next day.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

My Birthday Cake!

My wonderful, loving brother made this cake for me! He is "da bomb!" It was banana with the best fondant I have ever tasted! It tasted like marshmallow!

Kabobs anyone?

I did these for my flip flop luau birthday party. I wanted something simple, fun and tasty for the chocolate fountain. When I was putting them together they smelled sooooo goooood! Needless to say, I made the mistake of putting a tray out with miscellaneous items on it that everyone dipped and ate instead. So these got thrown away. (So sad!)

More things I want to try....

I was searching for candy buffets for ideas for my son's Star Wars party and found these adorable gum ball flowers. They look super easy and super cute! They would be great for any candy buffet. Maybe if my brother and sister in law are doing a candy buffet for my nieces birthday party, I could give these a try.
I saw these "bacon and eggs" on a blog when I was searching ideas for a candy buffet. I think these are sooo cute but not sure what occasion I would use them for! Maybe Easter when we do breakfast?

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Pleasures Party

Last Saturday hubby and I were invited to a co-ed Pleasures party. At the last minute I threw this together. I simply carved a 13x9 sheet of cake into the torso of the "body" and then the breasts are Hostess Snowballs that I covered in frosting. It was a huge hit.

I censored the picture but yes there are nipples on this cake!

Flip Flop Cookies

I saw this idea online when I searched images of "flip flop cookies." I purchased the cookies a few days ago then today went to Michael's and found the icing and the sprinkles. I chose the Wilton in the tube because I already had the compatible tips from when I made the baseball cupcakes. The hardest part of this whole process was choosing the color icing. My luau birthday party has taken on a pink and orange kinda vibe but there are many colors in the patter for the plates, napkins, etc. I liked the idea of the "swirled" icing so I went with the very girly pink and purple color. I then chose the over sized sprinkles for the accent on the flip flip. I simply screwed the tip on the tube then piped a "V" shape on one end then added the flower sprinkle. ADORABLE! They are sure to be a huge hit tomorrow at my birthday flip flop luau!