Monthly Archives: February 2012

Crockpot Mashed potatoes


I LOVE mashed potatoes, and thought this would be pretty easy – and it was.  I did change some things though.


I cubed up my potatoes (put them in the crockpot raw) I used water instead of chicken stock (I didn’t have any).  I did cook these on high for about 4 or so hours, but I think if I was working that day, I would do them on low for longer hours.  I think it would be the same 🙂

I also didn’t have cream cheese 😦  so I did not add that.

5 lbs of potatos (cubed)….smallish pieces

1 1/2 cups of water

salt to taste

cook – 4 hours on high


Add in’s

sour cream – I used a half of a container

CHEESE – cheeder/colby – as much as you like mmmmmmm

Bacon (because bacon makes everything better)

These were good and tasty….very very easy to do.  I WILL be doing this again!


White Queso Dip


Oh….you know what I’m talking about – that yummy cheesy goodness you get at a Mexican resturant!!  I love the stuff, I always order some to go with those crispy chips they give you.  It is SO good. 

I saw this, and though could it be, will it be just like what we are served?!?!?

Oh yes my friends…it is – it’s just like what you get at the resturant.  It is smooth and yummy…..and can be reheated!!!

  • 1 1/4 lb block White American Cheese (Land O’Lakes brand preferred), cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup diced green chiles
  • 2 pickled jalapenos, chopped
  • 1 ounce pickled jalapeno juice
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • pinch of cumin (optional)

Toss all ingredients into a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 5 minutes, stopping to stir after every minute. The mixture might seem watery during the first few stirs, but should come together as a nice runny dip after all the cheese is melted.

Serve immediately as a dip with tortilla chips or as a sauce over your favorite Mexican dish.

*Recipe Note: White American cheese is found at most deli counters in your local grocery store.

*Reheat Instructions: Store any leftover cheese dip in the fridge. Reheat in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until creamy and hot.


That special day!


It’s been a while – it’s been a little hectic my way.

For Valentine’s day – I did something a little special for my hubby.  I had been planning on it for a while, but waiting for the right time.  I thought about Christmas…but what better day than that LOVE day right?

I took a deck of playing cards – printed out reasons or things why I loved him.  I laminated the sayings (because I’m the laminating queen).  I printed out our picture a serious on the front and a goofy fun one on the back.  And wrote ” a few things I love bout you”.

I was so excited about this – I put a lot of thought into it, added some funnies in there as well because he and I like to joke and kid too.

This was a FUN special project.  He really really liked it.

❤ ❤ ❤