Sunday, May 29, 2011

Moved to Better Pastures

Due to the continual appalling behavior of blogger, I've now moved to my own WordPress blog. I exported my posts from this blog and three others over to ScreamingSardine. I hope you'll join me over there. If you're a follower here, I hope you'll follow over there!

I'll still be doing lazy chef recipes over there - just combining a bunch of other posts there as well. :)

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Easy Peachy Keen Pie!

Here's something I discovered tonight: a super easy Peach and Strawberry Pie. Yum, yum!!

Root Beer Popsicles

Oh yummy - just ran across this recipe for Root Beer Float on a Stick.

Super quick and easy recipe, and it looks like it'd taste oh so delicious! It's definitely not just for kids!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Strawberry Delight


Here's a ridiculously quick and easy recipe that's great for the summer time.

Srawberry Delight
Strawberry cake mix
Strawberry Creme pudding

Make the strawberry cake according to package directions. In the meantime, make some strawberry creme pudding, only don't use as much milk. If the directions call for 2 cups cold milk, use just 1.5 cups. (Or, if you really want something rich, use whipping cream instead of milk).

Once the cake is cooled, you can either use the pudding as frosting, or just glop it on top of your piece of strawberry cake. It's a really nice and creamy dessert. I'm not a big fan of traditional frosting, so I prefer my "frosting" in a modified form of pudding.

Please note my future recipe posts will now be over at ScreamingSardine because blogger screwed up one too many times.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Lemonade Pie

This is an easy and quick recipe which makes a great tasting pie for the warmer weather.

Lemonade Pie
1 (14 oz). can sweetened condensed milk
8 oz. container of whipped topping, thawed
1/2 to 3/4 cup pre-sweetened lemonade mix - according to how much lemonade taste you like

Mix all together and pour into graham cracker pie crust. Freeze so it keeps firm.

Tastes like a yummy lemonade pie!

Root Beer Float Feature

Yay, that yummy Root Beer Float Cake got another feature. This time over at:

Beyond The Picket Fence

Thanks, Becky!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Another Yummy Feature

Whoo hoo! The Root Beer Float Cake got another feature!!




Thanks so much, Christina!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Easy Pineapple Coconut Cake

Please note I've moved this blog to: Screaming Sardine!


Here's a quick and easy recipe for Pineapple Coconut Cake. If you're wanting a pina colada taste, I imagine you could put some rum flavoring into the cake or frosting.

Quick and Easy Pineapple Coconut Cake
white cake mix
large can of crushed pineapple
8 ounce container of whipped cream
flaked coconut

Mix white cake mix and large can of crushed pineapple together, liquid included. You shouldn't have to add anything else to the cake mix because it will be moist enough.

Bake according to package directions.

When cooled, combine the container of whipped topping and as much coconut as you like. Pile on the cake and enjoy!

This is really yummy, and gets better after the first day, in my opinion It's really nice on a warm day since the cake has to be refrigerated.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

Frozen Creamsicle Dessert

Saw this easy and yummy looking dessert surfing around out on blog land: Frozen Creamsicle Dessert.

Root Beer Float Cake


This is a yummy quick and easy recipe to whip up when you have a hankering for something sweet.


Root Beer Float Cake

White cake mix (you can use chocolate, too. I've done that, and it's yum, though you don't taste the root beer as much)
2 1/4 cup root beer, chilled, and divided
1/4 cup oil
2 eggs
1 envelope whipped topping mix (like Dream Whip)

Grease 13 x 9 baking dish. Combine cake mix, 1 1/4 cup root beer, oil, and eggs. Beat until well blended. Pour into baking dish. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes at 350 degrees.

Cool completely.

Combine remaining root beer and whipped topping mix. Beat until soft peaks form (a few minutes). Frost cake.

If you have any quick and easy recipes you'd like me to feature on this blog, please email me. (My email address is in my profile). I'll be glad to link back to your blog.

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Blue Cricket Design
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Christina's Adventures
C.R.A.F.T.
Craft Goodies
Craftomaniac
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Cupcake Apothecary
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Flamingo Toes
The Frugal Girls
Funky Junk Interiors
Green Door Designs
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It's a Crafty Life
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Lil Luna
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Running with Glitter
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Sarahndipities
Sassy Sites FFA
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Simply Sweet Home
Spunky Junky
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Super Stinky Boys
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Thrifty 101
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Whipperberry
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

Easy Ham and Potato Casserole


This is one of those quick and easy recipes that you can just toss some ingredients together into a casserole dish and throw it in the oven.

Easy Ham and Potato Casserole

Simply mix cut up ham and peeled, cut up potatoes in a casserole dish wish some green beans and a can or two of cream of mushroom soup. If you don't want to peel and cut up potatoes, tater tots make an excellent substitution! Then it's called Tater Tot Casserole. Yum! It's especially good on a chilly or rainy day/night. Makes great leftovers, too.

Linking up to these yummy link parties:
Beyond the Picket Fence
Christina's Adventures
Fireflies and Jellybeans

Yay, Another Feature!!

The Triple Layer Cookie Bars received a feature over at The Frugal Girls!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Strawberry Cream Pie

I Heart Naptime has a super easy strawberry cream pie recipe. Basically, all it takes is some strawberry yogurt and whipped cream! Now that's a fast and easy recipe any lazy chef can get behind!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Striped Delight Dessert

Crafts Keep Me Sane shared a tasty Striped Delight Dessert. This super easy and quick recipe has chocolate pudding, whip cream, graham crackers, cream cheese...yummmmmm!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tuna Crescent Roll

This is one of those quick and easy recipes that you'll go to if you're lazy like me crunched for time. I can't recall where I got this recipe from, but I've been making it for years.



Tuna Crescent Roll
A couple cans of tuna
mayo
mustard
shredded cheese
refrigerator crescent rolls

Mix up a couple cans of tuna with mayo and mustard. If you don't like mustard, leave it out. Adding pickle relish might be interesting, but I haven't tried that yet since my son doesn't like relish. I think you could add pretty much anything you'd like!

Carefully unfold the rolled up crescent rolls, and lay flat on a baking sheet. I put tinfoil down since it can get kinda messy, and I like super fast clean ups.

Spoon in the tuna mixture down the middle seam and top with shredded cheese. Carefully fold the long sides of the crescent rolls up and pinch in the middle and at the ends. Sometimes the pinching doesn't stay put, as you can see from my above photo.

Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes, or until crescent rolls look done. Remember, you'll have to bake longer than what the package for the crescent rolls recommends because it's got all that tuna in there. It'll be doughy if you take it out too soon. Trust me!

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Oreo Brownies

Just found this super easy yummy recipe: New Brownies. Oreos, marshmallow cream, and a brownie mix...need I say more?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Pepperoni Quiche

This is a quick and easy recipe for something as fancy schmancy as quiche!

Pepperoni Quiche
1 unbaked pie shell
2 1/2 oz pepperoni, cut up
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons bacon bits
4 oz. shredded Swiss cheese
4 oz shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup whipping cream
3 eggs

The recipe says to mix cream and eggs together in blender, but since I hate having a bunch of things to wash, I just whisked these together in my mixing bowl.

Put cheeses, onion, and bacon bits into bowl. Mix in egg mixture by hand. Pour into unbaked pie shell. Put pepperoni on top.

Bake at 350 for 45 to 50 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before cutting Ham, other kinds of meat, or mushrooms make good substitutions.

Also, I always used mozzarella instead of Swiss cheese because I just can't stomach the smell of Swiss (stinky feet) cheese.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Triple Layer Cookie Bars

I think I got this recipe from a yahoo group, but I'm not positive.


Anyway, it's super yummy and pretty easy. Tastes like a Mounds bar. It was a favorite when I served it in a cafe I ran.

Triple Layer Cookie Bars
1.5 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 (7 oz) package coconut (2 and 2/3 cups)
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter

Combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter; mix well. Press firmly onto bottom of 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Top evenly with coconut. Pour sweetened condensed milk over coconut layer.

Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes or until coconut is lightly browned.

Melt chocolate chips and peanut butter. Spread evenly over hot coconut layer. Cool 30 minutes and chill. Devour!

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Yummy Cream Cheese Bars

Just found this yummy recipe while surfing around: Buttery Cream Cheese Bars. It has a bit more ingredients that a lazy chef like me wants to deal with, but it sure is an easy recipe. It looks too good to pass up!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Orange Pop Cheescake Pie

Here's a creation of mine that I thought up while dinking around in the kitchen over the weekend:


Orange Pop Cheesecake Pie
1 can orange pop
2 bricks cream cheese, softened
1 vanilla pudding mix
1/2 cup sour cream
graham cracker pie crust

Beat together softened cream cheese and sour cream. Add pudding mix and slowly add one can of orange pop. Beat until thickened and pour into graham cracker pie crust. Chill.

If you want more of an orange pop taste, just use one brick of cream cheese, and adjust the fluid and amount of pudding mixture.

Please note the above are approximations. It's hard for me to go by exact amounts, since I'm not that kind of cook/baker. So add more pudding mix if you're trying to thicken it more, or if you need it thinner, add more pop or sour cream.

Yummmm! It really tastes cream cheesy and orange poppy!

I'm going to be trying this with different pop flavors, like strawberry and cream soda. I've made a root beer cheesecake pie before (using root beer flavoring). I'll have to dig that recipe out.

Linking up to Cupcake Apothecary, which has great themed link parties,


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