Food, Recipes

Quick & Easy: Crab Rangoon Cheese Ball

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 can (6 ounces) lump crabmeat, drained or 6 ounces imitation crabmeat, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 24 wonton wrappers
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic and Worcestershire sauce until blended. Stir in crab. Shape mixture into a ball; coat with chives. Wrap in plastic; refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut wonton wrappers diagonally in half; arrange in a single layer on ungreased baking sheets. Spritz with cooking spray; sprinkle with sesame seeds, salt and pepper. Bake 5-7 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Serve with cheese ball.
Food, Recipes

Quick & Easy: Cheesy Potato Bacon Soup

Ingredients

  • 4 bags of Great Value Reduced Sodium Real Bacon Pieces, 2.5 oz
  • ½ medium onion diced small
  • 4 cups, Kroger Southern Style Hash Browns
  • 4 cups (2 15oz cans) chicken broth
  • 5 tablespoons (71g) butter salted or unsalted is fine
  • ¼ cup and 1 tablespoon (44g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk, any percentage
  • 6 ounces (about 1 ½ cups) shredded cheddar cheese, plus more as desired for topping
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Salt
  • Sour cream optional for topping
  • Sliced green onions optional for topping

Instructions

  1. Add onions to the pot and cook over medium heat, stirring often and scraping any browned cooked-on bits from the bottom of the pan, for about 5 minutes, until the onions have just begun to turn translucent around the edges.
  2. Add potatoes and chicken broth to the pot. Bring to a simmer and then cook for 10 to 15 minutes, until potatoes can be easily smashed against the side of the pot with a fork.
  3. Use a potato masher or spatula to roughly smash about half of the potatoes in the pot.
  4. In a medium pot, over medium heat, melt butter and then add flour. Cook, whisking continuously, until flour begins to turn lightly golden, about 1 minute.
  5. Slowly drizzle in milk, whisking constantly as you go to whisk out any lumps. Cook, whisking continuously, until mixture is thickened and bubbly around the edges, about 5 minutes.
  6. Remove pot from heat and slowly whisk in cheese, a handful at a time. Once all your cheese is melted, stir the cheese sauce into the soup. Add pepper. Taste the soup and add salt if needed.
  7. Add about ¾ of the bacon to the soup (reserve ¼ for topping) and stir everything together.
  8. Ladle into bowls, top with sour cream, reserved bacon, sliced green onions, and more cheese if desired. Enjoy!
Drinks, Recipes

Quick & Easy: Strawberry Lemonade Punch

Ingredients

  • 2 liter lemon-lime soda
  • 1 Hawaiian punch lemon berry squeeze
  • 14 oz frozen strawberries

DIRECTIONS FOR MAKING EASY STRAWBERRY LEMONADE

  1. Pour 2 cups of the soda into a blender or food processor. Add in the frozen strawberries and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour the remaining soda and Hawaiian punch lemon berry squeeze into a large pitcher or punch bowl. Stir.
  3. Pour the strawberry purée into the soda/Hawaiian Punch, stir until completely combined.
  4. You can strain the seeds out now, if desired. To do so, pour the punch through a fine mesh strainer.
  5. Serve immediately, or store in the fridge until ready to serve.
  6. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to two days.

 

 

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Update 7/31

So yesterday I went to Shelby County Fair with my dad, my cousin and her husband. We started the day with Beef Philly (my dad) & Chicken Philly (me). My cousin had Chicken Philly and her husband had Texas Tenderloin. We walked around a while, then watched the truck pulling. It’s when two trucks pull each other.

Then we got fries, which were terrible and overcooked, also deep-fried Oreos (me) and deep-fried snickers bar(My dad) ate it at the picnic table by homemade ice cream. Then it was time for smash it  demolition derby. We got ice cream Cookie Dough ( Me) Butter Pecan (My dad) and some drinks. We sat and watched awhile.

Food, Recipes

Quick & Easy: Salsa Chicken

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts cut into halves
  • 1 cup salsa 
  • Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • Sour cream 
  • Diced avocado

Pre heat oven to 375 ° Degrees Fahrenheit. 

Grease a baking cake pan or baking dish with butter or cooking spray.

Cut chicken breasts into halves and place into baking pan. Smother top of chicken breats with salsa, shredded cheese. 

Bake for 15-20 minutes in the oven. After done place salsa chicken on a plate, top with sour cream and diced avocado.

Food, Recipes

Quick & Easy: Poor Mans Pasta

Ingredients

Half a box of elbow macaroni

1 can of tomatoes

1 bag frozen corn

1/2 feta cheese 

Dried onion to taste

Cook noodles to instructions to package. Drain well in strainer. Put corn in microwave for 5 minutes. Mix noodles tomato with juice, dried onion, corn and feta cheese with salt and pepper.Serve in dinner bowl and enjoy

Food, Recipes

Quick & Easy: Cream Of Chicken Ramen

ingredients

Cooked sliced chicken
Boiled eggs

Sour Cream

Green Onion

Shredded Cheese

Chicken seasoning packet 

Boil water with sour cream and seasoning packet. Wait until water boils and add ramen noodles. Let it simmer until noodles are tender. Assemble the ramen noodles with.Sliced chicken, half cut boiled eggs, green onion and shredded cheese. In a ramen noodle bowl with cream of chicken broth.

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Weekly Update July 21st

So there’s another heat wave. I found out that I can’t take Zoloft during the heat wave. It’ll make me dehydrated and have access sweating if I take them. 

I’ll be going to my cousins wedding Saturday. It should be fun besides being ignored the whole time by family. I’m looking forward to the variety of food and cake they have Saturday. 

Just hope people actually talk to me during the wedding. I’ll probably get anxiety there though. From being around too many people. 

Food, Recipes

Air Fryer Crab Ragoon

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Imitation crab meat
  • 8 ounces cream cheese , softened
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 scallion , thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 12 ounce package wonton wrappers 



Instructions

  • Take imitation crab meat out of package and break apart with a fork.
  • In a medium bowl add the cream cheese and mix together with the mayonnaise, scallion, garlic powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Gently fold in the imitiation crab.

  • Place about 1 teaspoon of the imitiaion crab filling in the center of each wonton wrapper. Bring the two flat sides of the wrapper together to form four points.Try to seal the wrapper around the filling – if a little bit of the filling comes up in the center of the wonton, that is okay.

  • If your air fryer requires preheating, set it now to 375 degrees F.

  • Spray the basket of the air fryer with cooking spray. Place as many wontons as you can into the basket without touching. Spray the wontons generously with cooking spray.

  • Air fry for 4 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

  • Serve with sweet chili sauce and enjoy!

Notes

If you like an extra creamy filling and a more subtle crab flavor, use half of the crab for the filling. (However, it will make less wontons overall.)

Please refer to the full article for recipe tips, variations, freezer info, and oven baked instructions.




    Free Apps, Movies

    10 Kid-Friendly Spooky Movies on Tubi

    ParaNorman

    Norman Babcock finds his paranormal abilities pushed to their limits as he takes on zombies and ghosts to save his town from a centuries-old curse.

    Coraline

    Coraline Jones discovers a secret world that’s like her own, but better! When her Other Mother tries to keep her, Coraline must be brave to get home.

    The Boxtrolls

    When evil Archibald Snatcher captures the lovable, box-wearing creatures called the Boxtrolls, it’s up to Eggs and his friend Winnie to save them.

    Spooky House

    A bullied orphan accepts a dare from classmates and sneaks into a mysterious mansion, which houses a magician known as the Great Zamboni.

    The Little Witch

    A young girl, also known as The Little Witch, sets out with her raven sidekick on adventures and learning how to be the best good witch there is.

    The Secret of Moonacre

    Thirteen-year-old Maria is sent to live with her oddball uncle, and soon discovers a magical kingdom that needs her help to survive.

    Spooky Stakeout

    Four young Irish ghost hunters enter into a creepy and haunted castle that actually holds all manner of clues to their past adventures together.

    Ghost Trap

    A school project sends a group of students on a community service mission to catch a rebel ghost rumored to be shacking up in a mean old lady’s house.

    The Ghost Club

    A group of kids discover a friendly ghost named Carolyn, who haunts a nearby forest, and try to come up with a plan to capture her.

    Annabelle Hooper and the Ghosts of Nantucket

    A teen mystery writer and her friends must outwit two scheming thieves while searching to uncover the secrets behind a legendary ghost story.

    Food, Recipes

    Quick & Easy: Homemade Hamburger Helper

    • 1 half box elbow macaroni 
    • 1 pound ground hamburger
    • 1 half block of velveeta cheese
    • 3/4 cup milk 
    • Salt and pepper to taste


    1. Cook hamburger until brown, then put grease into container.
    2. Cook pasta to the instructions on the package. Drain pasta thoroughly when tender. 
    3. Cut up cheese into cubes putting into the pan with noodles after draining pasta.
    4. Put the cheese and pasta on medium to low heat until cheese is melted.
    5. Add 3/4 cup of milk mixing well until cheesy with hamburger.
    6. Lastly Serve homemade hamburger helper in a dinner sized bowl. Topped with shredded cheese and salt and pepper to taste.
    Recipes, Skincare

    Homemade Deodorant Recipe

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    To Make Homemade Your Deodorant

    1. In a deep bowl, mix baking soda and arrowroot powder (or cornstarch together).
    2. Using your hands or a fork, work in the shea butter until it looks like very crumbly dough. Add in essential oil if using.
    3. Whip the deodorant together using a hand mixer. It will seem too dry at first and you’ll wonder if it’s really going to come together, but it will. You do need a deep bowl, though, because in the initial stage of mixing you don’t want the powder to go over the side of the bowl.
    4. Transfer your homemade deodorant to a clean glass jar

    To Use Your Homemade Deodorant

    • Using your fingertips, scoop out a pea-sized amount of deodorant – really, a little goes a long way – and rub it into your armpit until it’s invisible. The deodorant will absorb quickly and keep you smelling fresh, but It’s best to apply and then wait a few minutes for the deodorant to absorb before getting dressed.
    • If you want extra dryness protection, apply a layer of arrowroot powder over the deodorant using a makeup brush that is solely used for this purpose.
    • Store at room temperature and apply as needed.

    Notes

    Notes: When I started making this recipe I used coconut oil as the base. However, I’ve found that skin-soothing shea butter is a better option because it’s not greasy and absorbs more quickly, which is super important if you’re getting dressed in a hurry
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    Quick & Easy: BLT AVOCADO PASTA SALAD

    Ingredients

    • 8 ounce pasta
    • 1/4 cup light mayonnaise
    • 1/4 cup milk
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 2 cloves garlic minced
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 4 lightly packed cups sliced romaine
    • 1/2 pound sliced bacon cooked until crisp and chopped
    • 2 large tomatoes sliced
    • 2 Avocados diced
    • 1/4 cup feta cheese crumbled
    • pepper to taste

    Instructions

    1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water until cool.
    2. In a large bowl whisk light mayonnaise, milk, dijon mustard, garlic and salt. Add the romaine, bacon, tomatoes and avocados. Toss lightly until coated. Sprinkle with feta cheese and pepper if desired and serve.
    Food, Recipes

    Quick & Easy: Dill Pickle Cheese Ball

    INGREDIENTS

    • 8 ounces cream cheese, Room Temperature.
    • 1 cup Dill pickle relish drained
    • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
    • 1/2 tsp Onion powder
    • 1 1/2 cup Grated Cheese
    • 2 tsp Dill weed

    INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Mix room all ingredients except grated cheese.
    2. Stir in grated cheese
    3. Form into a ball.
    4. Refrigerate for about 15 minutes
    5. Sprinkle with chopped dill weed, or roll cheese ball in dill weed.
    6. Serve, or refrigerate until serving time. If you want the cheese ball to be firm refrigerate for an hour before serving.
    Lists, Movies

    10 Romance Movies On Tubi Tv

    When in Rome

    A romantically frustrated New Yorker takes some coins from the Fountain of Love during a trip to Rome and soon finds herself awash with suitors.

    The Lucky One

    US Marine, Logan, credits his survival to carrying a photograph of a woman he’s never met. Once he finds her, a romance soon develops between them.

    Practical Magic

    Two magical New England sisters must outwit and overcome their family curse, which dooms the men they love to die in tragic circumstances.

    Monster-in-Law

    Engaged to marry the man of her dreams, a woman has second thoughts when she meets his overbearing mother, who might just be her worst nightmare.

    Along Came Polly

    Reuben is a guy who’s content playing it safe. But when he meets Polly, he goes from middle-of-the-road to totally-out-there in this hilarious comedy!

    Crazy, Stupid, Love

    To help his tragically unhip 40-something friend recover from a devastating divorce, the lady-killing Jacob sets out to make him over into a playboy.

    Get a Job

    Will Davis and Jillian Stewart are recent college graduates who, along with their friends, struggle to find a career post-graduation.

    The Rebound

    Upon discovering her husband’s infidelity, Sandy leaves him and the suburbs and moves to New York City where she finds love with a much younger man.

    Sleepless in Seattle

    Something magical happens to Annie while, en route to her engagement, she hears a recently widowed and lonely man’s son call in to a radio talk show.

    Falling Up

    young man becomes a doorman in order to support his family. He soon falls in love with the daughter of a wealthy tenant of the building.

    Drinks, Recipes

    Quick & Easy: Sonic Ocean Water Copycat


    INGREDIENTS

    • 3 Tbsp cold water
    • 2½ Tbsp to 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 1 tsp coconut extract
    • 2 (12-oz) cans Sprite or any lemon lime soda, for low calorie, you can use Sprite Zero
    • 3-4 drops blue food coloring

    DIRECTIONS

    1. Combine the sugar and water in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 45 seconds. Mix until sugar is completely dissolved. If needed to be put back in microwave for another 20 seconds. Mix again.
    2. Allow sugar syrup to cool completely. Add coconut extract. Mix.
    3. In a large measuring cup or bowl with spout, pour soda in. Pour syrup mixture with extract into soda. Mix gently. Add drops of food coloring to desired color.
    4. Fill 2 medium to large cups or glasses, ice to the top. Pour mixture into each cup. Grab some straws and sip away!
    Food, Recipes

    Quick & Easy: Air-Fried Pizza Egg Rolls

    Ingredients

    • 1 (8 ounce) package mozzarella cheese
    • 1 (10 ounce) package egg roll wrappers
    • 1 cup marinara sauce, divided
    • 10 ounces mini pepperoni
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil, or as needed
    • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
    • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
    1. Preheat an air fryer to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) according to manufacturer’s instructions.
    2. Cut mozzarella cheese into 6-inch sticks.
    3. Place 1 egg roll wrapper on a flat surface, positioned to look like a diamond. Add 1 teaspoon marinara sauce, 1 mozzarella stick, and 2 tablespoons mini pepperoni to the bottom third of the egg roll wrapper.
    4. Roll up the bottom point over the filling, towards the center of the wrapper. Fold in the left side of the wrapper to cover the center. Fold in the right side of the wrapper to cover the left fold, like an envelope. Roll up the egg roll until just the top point is exposed. Brush some water on the top point and fold down. You may need to brush a bit more water over the edges to create a seal.
    5. Repeat for the remaining egg rolls. Brush olive oil over the tops. Sprinkle Italian seasoning and garlic salt over the tops.
    6. Brush some olive oil over the air fryer basket. Add egg rolls to the basket seam side-down, without letting them touch each other. Reduce the temperature to 360 degrees F (180 degrees C) and air fry for 8 minutes, flipping at the halfway point. Serve with remaining marinara sauce.
    About me, discussion

    Weekly Update July 1st

    So been blogging everyday for a month. Today is July 1st the first day of the month. I’m pretty busy at beginning of the month. It’s because we get our social security checks. 

    So we pay the bills and go grocery shopping when My dad gets paid. Which is later today and I’m happy about it. I’m staying inside because its going be super hot later today.

    I will be sleeping when my dad is gone because I’ve been getting woke up too early. I get up at 10 am every morning sometimes 9 am. I’m completely exhausted waking up so early. So I’m going catch up on sleep later today. 

    I’m probably not going out until this afternoon when dad pays the bills.We also have property taxes so we’re going to broke this month!n

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    Quick & Easy: Air Fryer Baked Potatoes 

    Ingredients

    • Vegetable Cooking spray or Vegetable oil or olive Oil
    • Sea salt or Regular Salt to taste
    • 2 medium sized potatoes 
    • 2 teaspoons or to your taste of garlic powered 

    Instructions

    Spray cooking oil on the basket 

    Clean baked potatoes and poke with a fork. Brush vegetable oil on potatos.

    Season with salt and garlic powdered.

    Cook baked potatoes at 400 degrees fahrenheit for 40 minutes.Until golden brown and tender.

    Serve with butter, sour cream & shredded cheese

    Lastly enjoy!

    Food, Recipes

    Quick & Easy: Avocado BLT Salad

    Avocado BLT Salad

    Ingredients

    • 12 slices lean, center-cut bacon, cooked and chopped
    • 4 Roma tomatoes, chopped
    • 1/4 cup (58g) light mayonnaise
    • Pinch kosher salt
    • Fresh black pepper, to taste
    • 6 cups (450g) chopped Romaine lettuce
    • 1 medium Hass avocado, diced

    Directions

    In a medium bowl, combine the diced tomatoes with the mayonnaise, and season with a little salt and fresh cracked pepper. Set aside for about 10 minutes to let the tomatoes release their juices as this will be the “dressing” to your salad.

    To serve, divide the chopped lettuce and tomatoes onto 4 plates, then top each with diced avocado and chopped bacon.

    Serves: 4 | Serving Size: 2 cups

    Nutrition information (per serving): Calories: 204; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 28mg; Sodium: 361mg; Carbohydrate: 11g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 4g; Protein: 10g

    Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 604mg; Iron: 10%; Vitamin A: 103%; Vitamin C: 59%; Calcium: 4%