Saturday, March 27, 2010

Caramelized Onion Puffs

2 Tbs butter or margarine
¾ cup coarsely chopped onion
¼ cup finely chopped red bell pepper
2 eggs
½ cup sour cream
¼ tsp salt
1/8 tsp red pepper sauce
¾ cup finely shredded Cheddar cheese (3 oz)
1 package(8 oz)refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

Heat oven to 400°F. Spray 24 mini muffin cups with cooking spray. In 10-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to medium; add bell pepper. Cook 5 to 7 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened and golden brown. Remove from heat.

In medium bowl, beat eggs. Stir in sour cream, salt and pepper sauce. Stir in cooked onion and ¼ cup of the cheese. Spoon onion mixture evenly into mini muffin cups.

Unroll dough into 1 large rectangle; press perforations and edges to seal. Using a 1½-inch biscuit or cookie cutter, cut dough into small rounds. Place dough round on top of onion mixture in each cup. Top with remaining cheese.

Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown and set in center. Cool 5 minutes; run knife around edge of each muffin cup. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Again I've no clue how these taste. But it looked good & she was all excited to make them. Remember to check your oven temps people.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lemon Cream Pie

1 box refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 cup milk
1 box (4-serving size) lemon instant pudding and pie filling mix
½ cup lemon pie filling (from 15.75-oz can)
1 container (8 oz) frozen (thawed) whipped topping
Small, round multi-colored candies, if desired

Heat oven to 450°F. Make pie crust as directed on box for One-Crust Baked Shell using 9-inch glass pie plate. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.

In medium bowl, cream cheese with electric mixer on medium speed about 30 seconds or until creamy. Gradually beat in milk until well blended. Add pudding mix; beat about 30 seconds or until smooth. On low speed, beat in pie filling just until blended. Fold 2¼ cups whipped topping into pudding mixture.

Spoon pudding mixture into cooled baked shell. Refrigerate pie at least 2 hours or until set. Pipe or spoon whipped topping on top of pie as desired. Sprinkle with candies. To serve, cut into wedges.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Italian Zucchini Crescent Pie

2 tablespoons butter
4 cups thinly sliced zucchini
1 cup chopped onions
2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon dried basil leaves
¼ teaspoon dried oregano leaves
2 eggs, well beaten
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)
1 can (8 oz)refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
2 teaspoons yellow mustard

Heat oven to 375°F. In 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and onions; cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender. Stir in parsley flakes, salt, pepper, garlic powder, basil and oregano.

In large bowl, mix eggs and cheese. Add cooked vegetable mixture; stir gently to mix.

Separate dough into 8 triangles. Place in ungreased 10-inch glass pie plate, 12x8-inch (2-quart) glass baking dish or 11-inch quiche pan; press over bottom and up sides to form crust. Firmly press perforations to seal. Spread crust with mustard. Pour egg mixture evenly into crust-lined pie plate.

Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. If necessary, cover edge of crust with strips of foil during last 10 minutes of baking to prevent excessive browning. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

*High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Bake 30 to 35 minutes, covering edge of crust with foil after first 15 minutes of baking.

This is definitely a different item to take for a pot luck dinner. It's not bad. Just different.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Streusel-Pecan Sweet Potatoes

cups half-and-half
1 1/3cups boiling water
¼cup butter, melted
1box (6.3 oz) Betty Crocker sweet potato mashed potatoes
½teaspoon grated orange peel
¼teaspoon salt
¼teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼cup packed brown sugar
3tablespoons all-purpose flour
2tablespoons butter, softened
½cup pecan halves or chopped pecans

Heat oven to 350°F. In 1½-quart casserole, mix half-and-half, boiling water and melted butter. Add contents of 2 pouches potatoes with seasoning (from potatoes box) and remaining potatoes ingredients; stir well.
In small bowl, mix brown sugar and flour. With fork, cut in 2 tablespoons butter until crumbly. Stir in pecans; sprinkle over top.
Bake uncovered 30 minutes or until topping is golden.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

My Irish Picks, Part 2

Green Clover & Aloe Botanical Body Lotion - 4 oz *Other Scents Avail.


Erin go Braugh - Irish Chainmaille Rosary Style Bracelet

 Sterling Silver Dragon and Phoenix on Jade Necklace


 Heart Chakra Bracelet Green

 Greetings Card - Snowdrop Decoupage, Green, Blank - Handmade

Lucky 4 Leaf Clover pendant


Green Lucky Bunny Booty Key Chain Keychain


Malachite Jasper and Sterling Silver Earrings

 Chrysocolla and Malachite Jasper Necklace


 Green Dichroic Bangle Bracelet

 Lime Green and Turquoise Blue Fused Glass Plate

 Drakaar Type HP Olive Oil Soap-Vegan

 Victorian Spring Green Necklace

 Lizard Critters Magic Wallet

 Green Crystal and Bone Earrings

 Spring Garden Necklace

 St. Patricks Day Paper Set 24 Sheets 6 x 6


Beautiful Japanese Chiyogami Paper Sew On Buttons- Green and Cherry B

 Martini Olives and Cherries Place Holder

Poupourri Green

 Floral Puff Pin No. 2

Fused Glass Magnet - Mint Green

#215  Luck of The Irish  

 Giant Green Glass and Copper Wire Earrings

 Green Crackle Glass Drop Earrings

 Floral Porcelain Earrings-Pale Green

 Green Tea Soap Scroll


SQUID! Pin: Curious Creatures Collection


Green and Brown Floral Handmade Business Card Mini Envelopes Set of 4

 Green Fire Breathing Dragon Fabric / Craft Sewing Button Size 60 / 1.5

Daffodils Set of 4 Mini Blank Note Cards Gift Tags 2 x 2 Inch

 White Daisy – Original Watercolor ACEO

 Crochet Flower Brooch Pin - Mistletoe Handmade

 Lime Bitty Batty Shea Butter Soap by Batty's Bath

 Cucumber Shea Butter Facial Soap by Batty's Bath

 Glittery Green Heart Ring by She's Batty Designs

 Green Shamrock Tea Cup Card by She's Batty Designs

Roses in a Heart Coasters 4 count

 This is in honor of a song My Wild Irish Rose.

 Flower Fridge Magnet

Lime Green Square Glass Plate

 Handmade Polymer Clay Green Leaf Buttons

 Handmade Green Polymer Clay Button

 Polymer Clay Rondelles in Green and Yellow

 Ripple Rock Polymer Clay Cabochon

 Handmade Polymer Clay 3D Millefiori Heart Beads

 Green Flowers on Blue, Polymer Clay Bead Set

 Thanks to the following participants for providing me with so many wonderful choices.

Jeweled Trellis, Elfling Creations, 28 Sides Designs, Essensu, Sassy Clay Creations, Designs of Avalon, Colt Pixy, Into the Dawn, Smiss, Char Spirit, Dawn Correspondence, Sew Happy Designs, Liberty Doll, Haffina Creations, Emily Clare Creations, Mamas Little Monkeys, Cat's Wire, Butterfly-Crafts, Skyline Candle Company, Ambient Girl Designs, Night Maiden, Spirit Essence Art, South Hampton Creations, She's Batty Designs, Batty's Bath, RetroChristmas, The Beaded Branch, Dale B Craft's Shop, Charms and Things, Katie Claud, The Bon Bon Babe, Pegasus Soaps, Beads By Haffina, CNewComb, Kaotic Ekkos Curiosities and the other fine artisans.

**Disclosure of Material Connection**

No connection, Unpaid, My Own Opinions, My Own Choices

I have not received any compensation for writing this content and I have no material connection to the brands, topics, and/or products that are mentioned herein.

My Irish Treasury Picks, Part 1

In honor of good friends and St. Patrick's Day, I am sharing a viewing of Shades of Green and what reminds me of Ireland & Irish.

Peridot and Sapphire Harlequin Opal Art Glass Griffin Crest Pendant


Vintage Emerald Glass and Filigree Necklace and Earrings Set


Faceted Emerald Vintage Glass Antiqued Sterling Silver Plated Earrings



Luck of the Irish - Saint Patricks Day yarn dreadfalls


Triquetra Celtic Knot Fingerless Glove Handflower


 Green and white Celtic beaded hemp necklace or anklet - Sidhe Draoi

Ooopsy Chalk Cloth Mat in Michael Miller Farmers Market Apples


Green Palm Necklace


Irish Votive Holders


Green Pearl Rosette Pendant Necklace


Olive Greens Lentil Swirl Necklace

Snot Sleeves--Green Snot Circles-Protect Your Childs Shirt from Snot

Handmade Full Persian Bracelet with Artisan Lampwork Bead

 Anodised Aluminium Bobble Weave Chainmaille Earrings Green and Yellow

 Green and White Stretchy Byzantine Chainmaille Bracelet


Celtic Lace Choker

Two Color Mini Lace Top Hat


Gold and Green Leaf, Wire Wrapped Polymer Clay Pendant


Spring Blossom 8oz Hand-Poured All Natural Soy Wax Candle 


Green golden wire crochet flower earrings


Glittery Shamrock Hair Clips


Semi-Precious Dark Chrysocolla Slab Pendant on Silver Chain

 Stripe Flower Tags

And what's an Irish Holiday without some Potatoes?

Microwave Potato Bag

  My oh my there are just so many great items to pick. I think I will have to do a 2nd one.

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No connection, Unpaid, My Own Opinions, My Own Choices

I have not received any compensation for writing this content and I have no material connection to the brands, topics, and/or products that are mentioned herein.