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Home Made Tortilla Chips

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Well after I picked the kids up from school today I asked them what they wanted for dinner and surprisingly they both said tacos, I was a little unsure at first because our taco night has gotten kind of bland so I thought of what else I could make with it to make it a little more interesting! I figured home made tortilla chips and salsa would be wonderful!

I found this recipe on about.com so I figure I would share! Cheap, easy, and delicious!

Crunchy and crispy these are excellent companions for your favorite salsa or guacamole.

               

Prep Time: 1 minute

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 6 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 12 corn tortillas cut into 6-8 wedges
  • oil for frying
  • salt to taste

Preparation:

This recipe is a great reason to get out your deep fryer, but if you don’t have one, use about 3/4 cup of oil in a medium frying pan. If you use a deep fryer, follow the manufacturers instructions.For pan frying- 
Heat oil over medium-high heat for about a minute. Drop a crumb of tortilla into the oil, if it sinks, it’s not hot enough. If it bubbles and comes to the top, it’s perfect.

Slide pieces into oil using a slotted spoon or spatula just a few at a time. Let pieces fry until golden brown and crispy, less than one minute. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt. Serve immediately or store in a tightly covered container.

Easy Peasy Doughnuts! Fun For all!

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To make 10 donuts and doughnut holes, you’ll need:

* 1 can buttermilk biscuits
* 1/2 – 1 cup vegetable oil
* cinnamon / sugar mix
* powdered sugar
* chocolate frosting & sprinkles (optional)

Pour the oil in a pan and place over medium heat. Arrange all of the biscuits on a plate or cutting board. Use a small circle-shaped cutter to press firmly while rotating to carefully remove the centers from the dough. The center of the wreath from my Christmas cookie cutter collection was just the right size.

Place 5 of your donuts in the heated oil. Watch very closely, because they only take a few short minutes to fry. Flip them over as soon as they turn a nice golden brown color, and repeat this process with all sides of your donuts. Place them on a paper towel to cool. The little donut holes can be cooked all at the same time, however they finish cooking very quickly so don’t let them burn!

Sprinkle your donuts with a generous coating of cinnamon/sugar or powered sugar. You can also place them into a sandwich bag in each mixture to coat evenly, if you prefer.You can also spread the tops with chocolate frosting and dipping them into candy sprinkles (or nuts)

House Party “Monster Halloween Twitter Party”

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Got my House Party Prize pack in the mail today!!

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So stoked I received my party pack from House Party today. For those of you who have never heard of house party before you really need to check it out! House Party


I copied this from the House Party Sites “About House Party”

 

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Peanut Butter Cookies! Pumpkin Style!

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Peanut Butter Pumpkin Cookies

Pillsbury

Prep Time:1 hour 

Total Time:1 hour

Servings:28 cookies

 

Ingredients

  • 1  roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated peanut butter cookies
  • 1  egg yolk
  • 1/2  cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3  cup orange decorator sugar crystals
  • 14  twisted butter-flavor pretzel sticks, broken in half

Directions

  1. 1Heat oven to 350°F. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. In medium bowl, stir cookie dough, egg yolk and flour until well mixed.
  2. 2Pour sugar crystals into small bowl. Shape dough into 28 (1-inch) balls; roll in sugar crystals. Insert 1 pretzel piece into each ball for pumpkin stem. Using toothpick or tip of teaspoon, make lines around sides for pumpkin ridges. Place balls 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  3. 3Bake 9 to 11 minutes or just until set in center when touched with fingertip. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 10 minutes.

 

Thanks Tablespoon!