Friday, October 21, 2011

Haunted Gingerbread House

Remember the Gingerbread House Kit I posted last December? Well, did you know that there are also Haunted Gingerbread House Kits?!

This kit came with 4 different kinds of candy, black and orange icing, purple and yellow fondant, and 3 additional gingerbread cookies for decorating. Unlike my Christmas gingerbread house, I did have assemble this one but it had slots pre-cut in the base for easier assembly. I also transferred the icing into pipping bags to make it easier to use.

I decorated the front and sides of the house before I actually put the house together. It was much easier for me to decorate these pieces while they were still laying flat. I also didn't have to hold any candy until it dried this way. 

Happy Halloween!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Chicken Queso Pizza

Hello! This pizza is more of a method (if you remember me talking in previous posts about other things like that) instead of a recipe.

Look Good??

So I started off with what I call a "pre-baked" pizza crust. The kind you find on the store shelf, not in the refrigerated section.

I spread a THIN layer of jarred queso dip over the crust......

.....and on top of the queso I spread out some cooked and chopped chicken, green bell peppers, and onions. Previously, I had cooked 2 chicken tenders that were chopped with a chopped bell pepper and 1/2 chopped onion. Using just a little olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and chili powder, I cooked them all in a frying pan until the chicken was cooked through and the pepper and onion were softened. This part could be done right before you put them on the pizza or in advance.

Once the queso and chicken/onion/pepper mixture is on, I topped the pizza with shredded cheddar cheese and sprayed the exposed crust lightly with cooking spray (like Pam). I then sprinkled the exposed crust with chili powder and garlic salt.

I followed the baking instructions on the package of my pizza crust and when it came out of the oven, I drizzled sour cream that I thinned with just a tiny amount of milk over the top.

Viola! Chicken Queso Pizza!

Monday, October 10, 2011


Time has just gotten away from me the last couple weeks.....but tomorrow I will be posting Chicken Queso Pizza! We had it tonight for dinner and if I do say so myself, it was pretty tasty ;) See you tomorrow!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Banana Cake

This Banana Cake is Fabulous! It has become my go-to for ripe bananas and I can't get over how moist it stays.

Butter Yum Banana Cake