Saturday, February 7, 2009

Raspberry-Kissed Chocolate-Almond Crostada

It looks difficult, but an unroll-and-fill pie crust makes a gorgeous dessert so easy!!!!!!!!

1 can (8 oz) or 1 package (7 oz) almond paste
3 tablespoons LAND O LAKES® Butter, softened
1 Eggland's Best egg white
3 oz semisweet baking chocolate, melted
1 Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crust (from 15-oz box), softened as directed on box
2 tablespoons SMUCKER'S® Seedless Red Raspberry Jam
1/4 cup Fisher® Chef's Naturals® Sliced Almonds
1 teaspoon powdered sugar
1 cup whipped cream
1.Heat oven to 375°F. Spray large cookie sheet with CRISCO® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray, or line with cooking parchment paper.

2.Break up almond paste into medium bowl; add butter and egg white. Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in melted chocolate until well blended. (Or, in food processor bowl with metal blade, break up almond paste; add butter and egg white. Cover; process with on-and-off pulses until smooth. Add melted chocolate. Cover; process until smooth.)

3. Unroll pie crust; place on center of cookie sheet. Spoon almond filling onto middle of crust; spread evenly to within 1 1/2 to 2 inches of edge. Fold edge of crust over filling, forming pleats; press down slightly. Spread jam over filling. Sprinkle almonds over filling and crust.

4. Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Garnish top with light sprinkling of powdered sugar and dollops of whipped cream.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.

Thanks to Pillsbury for this receipe

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Friday, February 6, 2009


To Melissa at for giving me the Lemonade Award!! I am so honored!

The rules of this award for recipients:
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received your award.

Pretty easy right, not for me. You see I have not been blogging very long and I dont go to that many blogs yet so I dont have 10 blogs to pass this onto but here are the ones that I am passing it along to.

1.) 5MinutesforMom


3.)Absolutely Bananas



That is basically it. I do go to more blogs than that but those are the ones I feel deserve this! Give them a look, my favorite is #5 momsoffaith!!! Enjoy and thanks again to Melissa @ consumerqueen for giving me this award

Sorry about the mess!!!!

I want to say I'm sorry to my readers. PLEASE bare with me while I make some changes, I am working really hard to make my blog better, easier to read & understand, and full of information for you. If it looks like a mess forgive me, BUT if you see something that you LIKE please post a comment and let me know and I will try my hardest to keep that for you! Keep checking back as I am adding things everyday! Thanks in advance for all your patience!! Also if you have any ideas or suggestions please comment those as well!
Thanks again

Thursday, February 5, 2009


I got this email from shutterfly this morning. I really dont know if the code at the bottom is a one time code or not, but I know I will not be using it so I thought I would pass it along to my readers just incase someone wants it! This is what the email says:

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If you use this code enjoy!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Oklahoma City Memorial & Museum

The OKC Memorial & Museum is going to reopen to the public Thursday, February 5!!!
There will be a reopening celebration on Saturday, February 7, to welcome visitors back. The Oklahoma City Thunder is providing vouchers good for tickets to upcoming games for the first 250 paid Memorial Museum admissions this Saturday to celebrate the reopening. Also Thunder players Desmond Mason and Nenad Krstic will be on hand Saturday, February 7, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., to sign autographs and celebrate the reopening.
I'm taking my 4 year old son down there hope to see you there!!

Target clearance

Just got back from Target and they have quite a bit of things on 75% clearance. I got the U*Dance Step Into The Game for a birthday present. It orginally cost is $74.96 (Targets price) and I got it $18.74 which is 75% off!! They had several games 30%-75% off might be worth checking your Target to see what they have!! Good Luck.

Start Sampling site

If you are not a member of this site you should join! They do not send spam!! You can get great coupons and FREEBIES sent right to your door! Check out this awesome FREEBIE they have for Friday morning! But to fair warn you they have a VERY limited supply so you have to be very quick to get this!
About this sample...
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Sunday, February 1, 2009

DENNY'S on Tuesday Feb 3rd

On Tuesday Feb 3rd from 6AM to 2PM Dennys will be giving everyone a FREE Grand Slam!!! WOO HOO I love FREE!! All you have to do is visit Denny's from 6am till 2pm to get a FREE Grand Slam! They are giving them to "everyone" in the USA....

awesome site

I know some of you have heard of this site and others may not have. For those of you who have not heard its call BzzAgent. This site is AWESOME! You must check it out @
it doesnt cost anything its totally FREE!!! They don't spam you either, when you sign up you get invites to try things for FREE!! You can accept or decline the invitation its up to you. I just got a Campaign for Chilis!! Last time the Chilis campaign was for their new hamburgers and the people who got the campaign got 4 FREE coupons thats right FREE!!! This one is for the Guiltless food, I can not wait to get mine because Chili's is one of my FAVORITE places to eat!!! So what are you waiting for?? Check it out!!

Super Bowl Sunday!!

Ok my family really isn't into football unless it is OU playing, but some of my husbands friends are and since we have the best & biggest flat screen TV out of everybody we know, mounted on our wall then we or should I say I GET TO host the Super Bowl Party....LOL I dont mind though because I do like to cook! Todays its just going to be finger foods here is what I'm making:
7 Layer Dip
1 can refried beans
8 oz sour cream
1/2 pound cooked hamburger meat
chopped tomatoes
shredded cheese
chopped black olives
Arrange in that order. I don't add salsa to mine because not everybody like salsa (like me)but you can and make it a 8 layer dip!

Little Smokies in a Crock Pot
2 packages Little Smokies
equal parts Grape Jelly and Mustard. Yes that right grape jelly and mustard!!!! You should try it, you will so surprised just like I was the first time I tried this receipe.

Hoagie Sandwiches
I'm cheating on this one because they are store bought!!
And a few bags of chips to go with the Hoagies, and dip.

Have a great Super Bowl Sunday