World Cup Appetizers Day 17


What a set of games!!! Who would of thought that Belgium and France would have come out of this set of Quarters!!! Wow!! I hate to see Brazil and Uruguay go but someone has to. Can’t wait till see today’s games!!

Well until they start…here is a good recipe for wontons. With this recipe you can adjust the ranch dressing or use different kind of meat…ground sausage, ground beef, shrimp, or even add canned tomatoes. The following is a pretty basic recipe. Enjoy!!

Sausage Wonton Appetizers


  • 1 lb ground sausage
  • 1 1/2 c shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 c shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz ranch salad dressing
  • 1 pkg rectangular wonton wrappers


  1. Brown sausage in skillet and drain.
  2. Add cheeses and salad dressing(adjust amount of dressing to your taste) and mix together.
  3. Place wonton wrappers into mini muffin pan.
  4. Fill each with a teaspoon of sausage mixture.
  5. Cook at 350 degrees about 10 minutes or until slightly browned and cheeses are melted.


Recipe Friday – Mini Ham and Cheese Rolls


Today the World Cup Quarter finals begin!!!! I am so excited for all the teams!! Who are you rooting for? Who do you think will make out of the Quarters? Leave me comments below.


Well today I got a quick sandwich for you. It’s good for appetizers or even for a quick lunch. They are so easy to make…Enjoy!!



Mini Ham and Cheese Rolls




  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine onion flakes, mustard, poppy seeds and margarine.
  3. Split each dinner roll. Make a sandwich of the ham and cheese and the dinner rolls.
  4. Arrange the sandwiches on a baking sheet.
  5. Drizzle the poppy seed mixture over the sandwiches.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Serve these sandwiches warm.

World Cup Appetizers Day 15


Two more got eliminated….Spain and Denmark (both lost after 120 mins and penalty kicks)…sorry to see two more amazing teams to go. Congratulations Russia and Croatia!!! You made it to the Quarter-Finals!!!!


Here is another mushroom recipe. I love mushrooms and it seems you can find all sorts of recipes for them. Enjoy!!


Sausage Mushroom Appetizers



  1. Remove mushroom stems (discard or save for another use); set caps aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients.
  3. Stuff into the mushroom caps.
  4. Place in two greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dishes.
  5. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 16-20 minutes or until heated through.


World Cup Appetizers Day 6


It has been a week into the games and they are just getting more intense every game. Hope everyone is enjoying them as much as I am!!

Today I have a delicious recipe for cheese and olives. A perfect combination!! Enjoy!!


Cheddar and Olive Balls


  •  18 1/2 ounces extra sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  •  1/2 cup butter, softened 
  •  1/2 teaspoon paprika 
  •  1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 
  •  45 pitted green olives



  1. Allow cheese to sit out until it is at room temperature. In a large bowl, mix together the cheese, butter and paprika using a pastry blender.
  2. Gradually mix in flour, first using the pastry blender, then using your hands. Mix until the dough pulls together.
  3. It should form a solid ball with a smooth appearance, but have a crumbly texture when pulled apart.
  4. If dough appears too dry, add more shredded cheese.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  6. Pinch off a small piece of dough, and cover an olive with it. Roll gently between your palms to smooth and seal the olive inside the ball.
  7. Place onto an ungreased cookie sheet and repeat with remaining dough and olives.
  8. Place the tray of covered olives into the refrigerator for 10 minutes to firm up.
  9. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until browned.
  10. Serve hot or at room temperature.



Recipe Friday – Double Tomato Bruschetta


It’s snack time!! Here is a good quick snack that’s simple to make and is perfect for summer get togethers. Enjoy

Double Tomato Bruschetta




  1. Preheat the oven on broiler setting.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the roma tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, basil, salt, and pepper. Allow the mixture to sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Cut the baguette into 3/4-inch slices. On a baking sheet, arrange the baguette slices in a single layer. Broil for 1 to 2 minutes, until slightly brown.
  4. Divide the tomato mixture evenly over the baguette slices. Top the slices with mozzarella cheese.
  5. Broil for 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted.

Recipe Friday – Bacon and Cheese Quiche


I love making Quiches. They are so easy and satisfies everyone. Here’s a good one to try. I’ve made it a couple times and it seems everyone enjoyed it. Hope you do too!!


  •  1 (3 ounce) can bacon bits
  •  1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 5 ounces shredded Swiss cheese
  • 3 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (9 inch) deep dish frozen pie crust
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream 




Ready In:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the bacon, onions, and both cheeses. Place this mixture in the unthawed pie crust.
  3. Mix the eggs and half and half in a bowl. Pour the egg mixture over the cheese mixture.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake for an additional 35 minutes, until top of quiche begins to turn brown.

Recipe Friday – Easy-to-Stuff Manicotti Recipe


Who doesn’t love noodles and cheese? I know I do!! There is just something about the ooey, gooey goodness of noodles and cheese. This is definitely one of them…enjoy!!


 Easy to Stuff Manicotti


  • 1 package (8 ounces) manicotti shells
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 14 pieces string cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


1. Cook manicotti according to package directions.

2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is   no longer pink; drain.

3. Stir in spaghetti sauce. Spread half of the meat sauce into a greased 13×9-in. baking dish.

4. Drain manicotti; stuff each shell with a piece of string cheese. Place over meat  

5. Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.

6.Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

7. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until the cheese is melted.

  1.  Yield: 6-8 serving

Recipe Friday: Quiche


Morning all!! I thought I’d like to share a pretty versatile recipe with you today: Quiche!! The one I am sharing with you today is one I found online and have cooked a few times for my family and they seem to love the taste of it but with Quiches you can use any kind of combination of things with your eggs as I have in the past. 🙂


Sausage and Cream Cheese Quiche


  • 1 (9-inch) frozen deep dish pie crust
  • 8-oz sausage (Jimmy Dean or Tennessee Pride)
  • 4-oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream or milk
  • dash black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a skillet, cook sausage until no longer pink. Drain fat. Combine cooked sausage and cream cheese. Drop crumbles of sausage mixture in bottom of pie crust. Top with shredded cheddar cheese.
  3. Whisk together eggs, pepper, sour cream, pepper and cream. Pour egg mixture over sausage and cheese mixture in pie crust.
  4. Bake 1 hour. Allow quiche to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Recipe Friday – Pepperoni Macaroni


Hi everyone!! Here is a ooey, gooey, good cheesey comfort food. I usually fix my own sauce but using the stuff here made it turn out pretty good as well. If you want a little kick you can add spicy sausage and pepperoni.



  • 2-1/2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pizza sauce
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni, halved
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese



1. Cook macaroni according to package directions.
2. Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium heat, cook sausage and onion until meat is no longer pink; drain.
3. Drain macaroni.
4. In a large bowl, combine pizza sauce, tomato sauce and milk. Stir in sausage mixture, macaroni, pepperoni, mushrooms and olives.
5. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. 6. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese.
7. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until bubbly and cheese is melted. Yield: 8-10 servings.