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Monday, December 31, 2012

Easy Shrimp Dip in Bread Bowl


I have a sweet friend that always made this Shrimp Dip in a Bread Bowl and was kind enough to share it. 
This shrimp dip is made with cream of shrimp soup and cream cheese with fresh green onions and slices of ham to make a great flavor combo.   It's great for any tailgating party or New Years Eve. 
  I love the presentation in a scooped out bread round but it can also be served in a bowl with crackers on the side. 
   It is easy and one of my favorite dips!

Easy Shrimp Dip in a Bread Bowl

Ingredients
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 Can Cream of Shrimp Soup
  • 2-3 green onions, sliced
  • 6 oz deli ham, chopped
  • 1 round sourdough bread loaf
Instructions
Mix Soup and cream cheese, blend well
Fold in ham and green onions
Hollow out center of bread
Spoon Dip into center of bread bowl
Serve using remaining bread (cut into cubes) or with crackers.
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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Let's Get Social Sunday #1

Welcome to our first ever 





This party is for bloggers who wish to make new friends and gain new followers

It is also an opportunity to link up all your social sites to gain more traffic to all your sites





All that we request is that you:

(1) Follow your hosts in as many ways as possible


and
Evelyn @ My Turn for us

(the first two links in each category)



(2) Grab our button and share it on your blog



Let's Get Social Sunday
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If you would like to co host we are accepting spots in the future for co-hosts, please email Evelyn or Jaime and we will send you the information on scheduling:)



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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Freedom Fridays #34



Welcome My Friends to

Freedom Fridays!






FREEDOM FRIDAYS FIVE FAVES

Credit Card Wallets








Christmas Treats






Bag of Dough






Cherry Chocolate Nut Bars








Christmas Lollipop Ornament Tutorial




IF YOU WERE CHOSEN DON'T FORGET TO GRAB MY FEATURED BUTTON HERE!



I WILL BE PINNING, TWEETING AND SHARING ON FACEBOOK MY FIVE FAVES THOUGHOUT THE WEEK

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BIG NEW NEWS
Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes
and
Evelyn @ My Turn for us

are teaming together to have an awesome new party!!


Let's Get Social Sunday
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 "Let's Get Social Sunday"

This new party is for bloggers who wish to make new friends and gain new followers

It is also an opportunity to link up all your social sites to gain more traffic to all your sites

So grab our "LET'S GET SOCIAL SUNDAY" 
button to place on your party page and Jamie and I will see you on Sunday (goes live 6am est)

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NOW FOR THIS WEEKS PARTY


WHAT'S MISSING, YEAH ITS THOSE PESTY LITTLE RULES.

AS I HAVE MENTIONED BEFORE, I AM RETIRED FROM ENFORCING LAWS, RULES ETC.

SO JUST ENJOY BEING MY GUEST AND HAVE FUN:)





Let's Link Up:

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Firmoo Eyeware



LOOK WHAT I JUST RECEIVED, A FREE PAIR OF EYEGLASSES FROM FIRMOO!!











I AM LOVING THESE FASHIONABLE GLASSES!








Are you desperate to have a new look?

 Now here is the chance, Firmoo has launched a First Pair Free Program to people  worldwide. 

Any hot glasses/sunglasses /goggles frames you want can be found on
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and all are available for both prescription lenses and non-prescription lenses.

They instantly upgrade your look of modern,sexy, vintage or geek by wearing
 different styles of frames.





You will absolutely fall in love with the excellent quality, affordable prices, 
fashionable designs, fast delivery and the good service after trying them
 with paying shipping only! 

You even can get a refund/exchange if you are not satisfied with them.

 It's totally Risk free, so why not have a try? 

Click here (http://www.firmoo.com/free-glasses.html) to get your free glasses now!




My glasses arrived with a hard plastic case, a soft case,  a little repair kit which included a screwdriver on a key ring and a cleaning cloth. 

Firmoo's even has a Virtual Try-On.  
You can either use one of the photos close to the shape of your face or you can upload your own photo to check out all the frames.
   For instructions go to Firmoo's Blog.



Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas






For unto you is born this day
in the city of David a Saviour,
which is Christ the Lord'
Luke 2:11 







Sunday, December 23, 2012

Creme Brulee French Toast



Creme Brulee French Toast is one of our favorite breakfast casseroles here at the Ranch.  French bread slices with a rich batter poured over it, placed in the fridge the night before so the bread has time to soak up all those delicious ingredients.      And a splash Grande Marnier makes it extra special. 


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Freedom Fridays #33


Welcome My Friends to

Freedom Fridays!





FREEDOM FRIDAYS FIVE FAVES

Hot Buttered Run








Microwave Clootie Dumpling







Sock Snowmen






Cranberry Sausage Cookie








Pear Pecan Galette





THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR SHARING AND
CONGRATULATIONS TO MY AWESOME FIVE FAVES.



IF YOU WERE CHOSEN DON'T FORGET TO GRAB MY NEW FEATURED BUTTON







I WILL BE PINNING, TWEETING AND SHARING ON FACEBOOK MY FIVE FAVES THOUGHOUT THE WEEK



NOW FOR THIS WEEKS PARTY


WHAT'S MISSING, YEAH ITS THOSE PESTY LITTLE RULES.

AS I HAVE MENTIONED BEFORE, I AM RETIRED FROM ENFORCING LAWS, RULES ETC.

SO JUST ENJOY BEING MY GUEST AND HAVE FUN:)


   MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY FOLLOWING ME ON GFC, A FOLLOW ON GFC WOULD BE AN AWESOME CHRISTMAS PRESENT THIS WEEK:)    IF YOU ARE ALREADY FOLLOWING VIA GFC THEN THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING ME MY PRESENT EARLY:)

(and as always, if you leave me a comment how you are following, I will always follow back:)


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Monday, December 17, 2012

Guest Post

I am so happy to announce I am guest posting over at Mandatory Mooch today:)


 You just must hop over to meet Nichi and see what I am cooking today.

   Let me give your a little hint.





See you over at Nichi's!!!



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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Freedom Fridays #32



Welcome My Friends to

Freedom Fridays!



FREEDOM FRIDAYS FIVE FAVES


Snowman Fridge










Cheese Filled Buns







Candy Cane Wreath









Peppermint Chocolate Krispie Treats in a Jar







Sugar 'n Spice Popcorn






THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR SHARING AND
CONGRATULATIONS TO MY AWESOME FIVE FAVES.



IF YOU WERE CHOSEN DON'T FORGET TO GRAB MY NEW FEATURED BUTTON












NOW FOR THIS WEEKS PARTY


WHAT'S MISSING, YEAH ITS THOSE PESTY LITTLE RULES.

AS I HAVE MENTIONED BEFORE, I AM RETIRED FROM ENFORCING LAWS, RULES ETC.

SO JUST ENJOY BEING MY GUEST AND HAVE FUN:)

BUT I WOULD  LOVE IT IF YOU WOULD GRAB MY NEW BUTTON AS A REMINDER TO COME BACK NEXT WEEK




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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Neosporin Essentials For Eczema

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of NEOSPORIN® ESSENTIALS™ for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

When I received the opportunity to write about Neosporin Essentials for Eczema, I jumped at the chance.  I have been a huge fan of Neosporin antibiotic cream for years.  I live on a farm and little cuts and scraps can be a problem but Neosporin Antibiotic Cream always takes care of these.  I even have an awesome little hard cover travel case complete with Neosporin cream and band aids that is always in my purse.   

But now I learn that Neosporin makes a skincare solution for dry skin and for Eczema.   At this time of the year here in the Southwest we are still battling allergies through December but we also have the winter air that just drains the moisture out of our skin.  These factors aggravate the skin condition known as eczema.   Eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that is characterized by dry itchy skin with a visible skin rash  and is more common that one realizes, it affects 35 million people.    I have numerous relatives and friends  who suffer from dry skin and eczema and it is a constant battle with them attempting to prevent flare ups.  I can't wait to tell my family and friends about Neosporin Essentials Skin Care Products.

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Roasted Veggies and Sausage Pasta



When my son was in college he worked as a Fireman for the University and this was a favorite of his fellow firefighters.  It's easy, healthy and totally satisfying.  I always loved the idea that the Firemen took turns preparing dinner and they would eat together.  My son is still able to prepare this even in his sleep, but this has been a favorite at our house for some time so I was glad to share this recipe with my son and glad his fellow firefighters enjoyed it.   



Roasted Veggies and Sausage Pasta
Ingredients
  • 1 purple onion, cut into halves then fourths
  • 1 yellow squash, halved lengthwise
  • 1 zucchini, halved lengthwise
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut in half
  • 10 stalks of Asparagus
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 package of sweet Italian sausage
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 12 ounces whole-grain penne, cooked according to package instructions
  • Freshly grated Parmesan
Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
2. In a Ziplock Baggie toss all the vegetables, except the tomatoes, with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
3. Arrange the veggies on a baking sheet and roast, until caramelized, about 30 minutes, turning vegetables halfway through the cooking time.
4. In a small bowl, add the tomatoes and the remaining olive oil and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper and add to the baking sheet, at the halfway point of cooking.
5. Meanwhile remove sausage meat from the casings and saute the sausage in a large skillet or wok over medium heat until cooked through
6. Turn up the heat and deglaze the skillet or wok with white wine
7. Once the vegetables are cooked, cool slightly, then coarsely chop all the veggies except the tomatoes.
8. Add the vegetables and any pan juices to the sausage in the skillet or wok. Toss in the cooked penne, season with salt and pepper to taste.
9. Add 1/2 cup of the parmesan cheese. Toss gently to combine and serve topped with additional parmesan cheese
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