Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Corn Casserole

I have always loved a good casserole, but this is not just any casserole.  This is one of, if not THE best casserole that I have ever had! 
Jiffy cornbread mix...do I have to say anything else?  I think not!  That speaks for itself.  Yum.
Every time we have a family or holiday get together I am asked to make this.  Not only does it taste great right out of the oven, but it is also good as a leftover for several days and is super easy to make.  It can't get any better than that.  You can even make it the night before and keep it refrigerated until you are ready to serve.  Just make sure that you reheat it in the microwave or oven for that warm cornbread taste.  This is a great dish to take to a work party or any other potluck event as well. 
Corn Casserole
Servings:  12   WW Pts+:  6 
You will need:
  • 1 can creamed corn
  • 1 can kernel corn, drained
  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • 1 stick of light butter
  • 1 box Jiffy cornbread mix
  • 2 eggs
Mix together all ingredients until well blended.
 Pour into a lightly greased casserole dish*.
*Any shape or size will do as long as it is about 2 quarts, but the deeper the dish, the longer it will take to cook and might be hard to get done in the middle depending on your oven. I like to use a longer, flat dish rather than a deep one.
Bake for 30-45 minutes at 350°F.
That is it!  So easy and simple and yet ALWAYS a favorite!

Click here for a printable version.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Spring Bucket List {Printable}

Spring is here and I am already planning some great fun things to do with my family this year.  Last year Miss Priss was too little to be able to enjoy some great family fun, but this year I think she is ready!

My hubby and I love to be outside and it appears that Miss Priss does too and so this spring and this summer both are going to be a lot of fun...as long as it doesn't get too hot to be outside!  Oh, and we also got a swimming pool put in this year and so I plan on having some great times in the backyard this year.  I am super excited to get to go swimming in my own backyard this summer.
I made a Spring Bucket List to start out the sunny season with some things that we can all do as a family, even having a little one around.  I think that Miss Priss is going to have so much fun with her mommy and daddy this year...I just can't wait to get started and get the first thing checked off my list!
The link above will take you to a printable PDF version of my Spring Bucket List. 

I used the Sahlin Studio Rejuvenate and Treasured Moments and Shabby Princess Promise free scrapbooking kit downloads to design my bucket list.  You can download them for free personal use here:

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Jellybean Almond Bark {Easter Treat}

Does anyone have some left over jellybeans from Easter that you are still trying to figure out what to do with? 
Sure, you can jut eat them all by yourself as you sit at your desk all week at work, or while you are planted in front of the TV while riding out the spring rainy weather, OR you could make something fantastic and take it to work with you and share with others.  You could still keep it to your self if you would like, but I like sharing, especially when it comes to candy!  Otherwise I eat it all and then really regret it later.
Of course, you could also it for Easter itself, but it is a little late for this year so remember this for next year.  I know I sure will!

AND...You could also use M&M's or sprinkles if you don't like jellybeans.
Jellybean Almond Bark
You will need:
  • almond bark
  • jellybeans
Put as many cubes of almond bark as you want into a microwaveable bowl and place in the microwave for about 2 minutes or until the bark melts into a smooth liquid that is easy to pour, stopping every 30 seconds to stir.
Pour the almond bark liquid onto a sheet of parchment paper immediately before it cools.  I sat my parchment paper on a cookie sheet to make sure that I didn't make a mess, but you really don't need to do this if you don't want to.
Drop jellybeans onto your almond bark.  Use as many or as little as you like.  I did not do this myself, but would suggest that you go back and press the jellybeans into the almond bark a little bit so that when you start to break it into smaller pieces they jellybeans hopefully do  not fall out like mine did.
 Let it sit overnight or for several hours until cooled completely.  It will look the same afterwards as it did before it was cooled.
 You can then break it into bite sized pieces for all to enjoy!  Yum, doesn't that look good?  You could also add M&M's, Easter colored sprinkles or even some candy melts in various colors to make it even more tasty. 
Well, I made some bark and although I did keep some for myself, I placed some in the break room with this cute little note and by the time I looked again it was all gone!  I am sure glad that I got a bite of it before I put it in there...I had no idea that it would go this fast!
One of the best parts is that you can make as little or as much as you want and can add as many jellybeans and other treats as you want too!