Saturday, October 25, 2008

Blog Candy!!

Hey everyone! Happy weekend! Today I'm offering up some "please forgive me for being a bad blogger blog candy!"

Blog candy includes two sets from Stampin' Up! Organic Grace hostess set, and Many Happy Returns stamp set. You get both!

Please leave a comment (favorite quick easy recipes are always appreciated), by Monday, October 27th by Noon Pacific.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!


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Stacie said...

Cami --
My comment is I'm just hecka glad you're back!! :) I stop by every day to get a little inspiration and an occasional giggle. I was soooo happy to see that fat Santa card yesterday....yea! Cami's back, Cami's back, Cami's back! :)

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you're back! I do too stop by to get inspiration...
Keep up the great job!!!

Peggy M. said...

I don't think you're a bad blogger. My idea of quick and easy involves a drive-through window

Margaret said...

I often by stop to get a lift of inspiration. Welcome Back!

Monika/Buzsy said...

I wanted to check out the sketch card you did for Beate and found this yummy candy! TFS!

Bonnie said...

I love your blog and check it every day as well. I just wish I had more time so I could be as creative as you.

Courtney said...

I'm making these this afternoon!!
Call me next time you are in Eugene!!

mmagruder said...

Thanks for sharing some blog candy. I will share a recipe for my new favorite appetizer that I got off my favorite recipe site

Jalapeno Popper Spread

16 ounces cream cheese, softened
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup sour cream
4 ounce can chopped green chilies, drained
6 ounces canned diced jalapeno peppers, drained (or to taste)
1 cup grated fresh parmesan cheese
1 cup Panko bread crumbs

1. Stir together cream cheese, mayonnaise, and sour cream in a bowl until smooth. Stir in green chilies and jalapeno peppers. Pour mixture into a oven proof serving dish. Mix together parmesan cheese and Panko bread crumbs.
2. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 – 30 minutes.
3. Serve with tortilla chips, toasted bread or Triscuits.

We like triscuits best with this dish.

Jenny Mick said...

I don't think you are a bad blogger at all!! I love your work! My favorite "recipe" is so corny... but I love to smear peanut butter on celery and then sprinkle raisins on it. Yummy, protein filled, and easy!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Mmmm...delicious blog candy. How about super easy taco salad. I throw chips, refried beans, and cheese all together on a pizza pan and broil till the cheese is melted, then throw on chopped salad, tomatoes, olives, onions and it's done and a full meal.

Tracey said...

Great candy! Thanks for the chance!

My idea for quick & easy cooking is pasta & sauce! I love me some pasta!!

Anonymous said...

Very nice blog candy! I would leave
a recipe but I am a vegetarian and
eat differently than most folks I

Pegg S said...

You are not a bad blogger!! :) This Everyday Food show recipe is very yummy:

Robin said...

Yes...I was missing you, too. what a sweet idea to treat your fans to some candy. quick recipe:
take a block of cream cheese,
slap it on a plate, cover with chopped nuts and drizzle over hot paper jelly (microwave it right in the jar.) when the cream cheese softens dig in with crackers, garlic bread, etc. fast yet fancy looking.

SmilynStef said...

Ooo ... I don't have either set. Thanks for the chance to win. I made Vanessa's Easiest Ever Pumpkin Muffins last weekend & they were fabulous:

Amanda Angert said...

I don't know that this is necessarily a "quick" recipe but it's one of my favorites as the weather gets colder.

Sweet & Sour Meatloaf

1 15oz can tomato sauce
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c vinegar
1 tsp yellow mustard
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 small onion, chopped
crushed crackers (about 1/2 sleeve)
1 1/2 lbs Laura's ground beef
1/2 lb sausage

Mix tomato sauce with sugar, vinegar and mustard until dissolved. Set aside. Beat egg slightly -- add onion, crackers, beef & sausage, salt, pepper and 1/2 cup tomato sauce mixture. Combine lightly but thoroughly. Shape in ovalloaf. Pour on remainder of tomato sauce mixture. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.

A couple notes about this recipe: Use a casserole dish or baker; you don't want the sides of the meatloaf to touch the sides of the pan; you don't want it to be too thick.

I pair this with homemade mashed potatoes. Yum!

Mashed Potatoes

Start with 1 - 2 red potatoes per person. After washing, cut each potato in half, then cut each half into quarters. Put the potatoes into salted boiling water. I boil for about 20 minutes. Drain the potatoes and then return them to the pot. Add 1 pat of butter per potato(if you used 4 potatoes, use 4 pats of butter), a healthy dollop of sour cream and salt. Mash all of this together with a fork. Add more salt or sour cream to taste.


Liana said...

I don't think you're a bad blogger...if you are, I *HAVE* to be worse! But I'll share a quick easy recipie anyways. This is my crockpot chowder that I take for potlucks at work.

1 can niblets
2 cans creamed corn
1 pkg little smokies (I like cheddar)
1 can evaporated milk
1 can diced potatoes.

dump in together, mix and let sit. Serve when it begins to steam. Crockpot version serves in 4hrs, stovetop in 20min when cooked on med.


mimiburroughs said...

Wow...great gifts...hope you'll try my favorite!!!

Chicken Scallopini

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
Italian Bread Crumps
Grated Parmesean Cheese
White Wine
Sliced Mushrooms (optional)
Salt & Pepper

Bread chicken breasts in mixture of 1/2 bread crumbs & 1/2 Parmesean cheese. Brown in melted butter. Add lots of sliced mushrooms, and pour 1/2-1 cup wine over top of chicken breasts. Lower heat and cook until very tender. Enjoy!!!

The Crazy Life of a Navy Wife said...

Glad you're back! Can't wait to see some new designs!!!

Basement Stamper said...

Cami: You are not a bad blogger but glad to see you back!!!!

Here's a great recipe I've tried many times now and everyone in the family likes it. Dump it and leave it until it's all done!

The Ingredients.
courtesy of Confessions of a Wacky SAHM

--12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, or 6 boneless, skinless breast halves
--1 cup brown sugar (it's okay. you can brush your teeth after.)
--1/4 cup lemon-lime soda (stay with me...)
--2/3 cup vinegar (I used white wine, but think regular white would be fine)
--3 cloves smashed and chopped garlic
--2 T soy sauce (La Choy and Tamari wheat free are GF)
--1 tsp ground black pepper

The Directions.

Use a 5-6 quart crockpot for this recipe.

Plop the chicken into your crockpot. Cover with the brown sugar, pepper, chopped garlic, and soy sauce. Add the vinegar, and pour in the soda. It will bubble!

Cover and cook on low for 6-9 hours, or on high for 4-5. The chicken is done when it is cooked through and has reached desired consistency. The longer you cook it, the more tender it will be.

Serve over a bowl of white rice with a ladle full of the broth.

The Verdict.

Seriously. Go to the store. This is what's for dinner.

Patty J said...

Everyone of your projects is worth the wait! It's your fault that I have a renewed interest (obsession) in stamping. Hope you always find time to enjoy your artistic passion. The most fabulous recipe requires a bread machine for French Bread dough: Happy cooking!

lakind said...

Hey, we all have lives besides stamping (did I just say that?)! This is my all time favorite pizza recipe. My mom loves it too and I have to invite her over whenever I make it! Thanks for offering the blog candy!

annheidel said...

Hey, don't you worry about missing a few days! :) Family is more important anyway. Thanks for sharing when you can. I enjoy reading your blog. :)

Amanda said...

yippee, blog candy! Tonight we're having stir-fry--super easy.
1 tbs veg oil
1 lb. stir fry beef cut in pieces
1 bag frozen mixesd veggies
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
hot cooked noodles or rice, optional
* cook rice or noodles while preparing stir fry
1. heat wok or skillet over high heat, add oil
2. add beef, stir fry about 2 minutes or until brown
3. add veggies, stir in hoisin sauce
4. cook and stir until hot

Stacy Bennett said...

You are not a bad blogger! I still love seeing all of your wonderful work!

My favorite quick and easy recipe would have to be tuna casserole! My hubby loves it!

1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 package of cooked elbow noodles
2 cups of shredded cheeder cheese
1 package of tuna

Combine above ingredients and poor into greased 9x13 pan. Top with 1/2 cup of addition shredded cheese and 1 cup of fried onions. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 20-25min.

I hope that I remembered it all correctly! Thanks again for the great blog candy!



Amy said...

Here's a cold weather favorite around our house: ham & bean soup. If you have five minutes to chop some carrots and celery, the rest just cooks itself :-)

Thanks for sharing the goodies!

Paula Wade said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win! Love your blog... you are very inspiring!

Elaine said...

I forgive you!! ;-)
The only easy recipe I know is the one with eggs, a can of chopped green chiles and jack cheese. Mix all in a bowl then pour in a pan and you get fake chile relenos! Supah easy - and you probably already have the recipe!

Deven said...

Don't feel bad! Thanks for sharing some candy.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you back (though we understand life gets busy)! What a sweet idea to treat your fan club. ;-)

Crystal (SCS happy2stamp4ever)

Jo R. said...

Cami, Glad to see you're back! I was missing you! As for a favourite recipe, I love Becky Higgins' Chicken Caesar Pasta recipe found on her blog It's yummy and quick.

Anonymous said...

HI Cami
I have to say I love your blog!
My quick recipe is for
Taco Bake (from the kraft website)
Make Kraft dinner like usual and then add 1 cup sour cream.
Make taco meat (with the meat and add the pack of taco seasoning).
In a dish layer it like this
first 1/2 the KD mix
then all the meat
sprinkle with chedder cheese (as much as you like (we do approx 1 cup)
the rest of the KD mix
salsa (you can use as much as you want)
sprinkle with more cheese.
You can bake it but we pop it in the micro for 7 minutes.

I can make it in 30 minutes and the best part is the kids eat it without complaining!
Thanks for the chance at blog candy!
God Bless
Catherine M.

inkedx2 said...

Cami, We all have times in our life when things are hectic. I always check you blog to see what you have created recently. Take care of family first and we'll be here for your inspiration when life settle down.


Allison said...

Glad to see you are back - I loved the Santa card yesterday!
As for recipes - I'm a fast food type of girl!

Kelley said...

So Glad you're back on here!! I check daily and am always sad when you don't post BUT I understand about life! Don't have any quick easy recipes.. we're gluten free at our house so NOTHING is quick and easy!! :)

Darlene said...

Yea!! She's Baaaaack!
I missed your work! (you too, but I stop by for inspirations often).
Easy recipes huh? How about this...
Quick apple crisp.
5 Granny Smith apples
1 package yellow cake mix
2 T. sugar
1 T. ground cinnamon
1/4 C. butter (melted)

Preheat oven to 350. Peel core and slice apples, place in a pie pan or 8x8 casserole dish. Mix all other ingredients (will be crumbly) and pour over apples. Bake 35-40 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve warm with ice cream.
Personal tip...avoid the scale for a few weeks, this is so simple and YUMMY!!!
Hope you try it and like it!

Angélique said...

Wow... I just looooooooooove your cards!!

And I have a quick recipe...

Take some turkeybreast slices and fill each slice with tunasalad... roll it up, make more rolls and serve them...
You can also "filet american" to fill the slices..
Dunno if you have it in USA though... I love these recipes for parties...
Really easy to make, not much time... :)

kmallett78 said...

Glad you're back! Try these out... even my anti-veggie son loves them!
Green Bean Bundles

3 cans whole greens
5-6 T soy sauce
1 lb low sodium bacon
1/3 c brown sugar
1 T minced garlic

wrap 5 or 6 green beans with 1/3 slice of bacon and place in a 9x13 baking dish.
mix other ingredients and pour over bundles
marinate 4 or more hours
bake at 375 for 45 minutes or until bacon is crispy

Anonymous said...

We miss you...and we forgive you ;)

My fast and favorite recipe:

4oz of cream cheese
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract

Mix all together and then grab a nice fresh apple, slice and DIP into this creamy tasty dip.
Love it! (and your blog!)

Jo-elle said...

Pick me pick me!

Yum! Thanks for the Recipe Comment fun!

Jo-elle in NC

Debi V. said...

Welcome back! You're NOT a bad happens, especially when you have kids. I did miss your posts, I stop by often to get a dose of inspiration.
OK, so here's my easy-peasy "Everyone's Favorite Chicken" - one of the few meals everyone in my household enjoys: Spray a skillet with nonstick spray, and lightly brown both sides of 4 to 6 boneless/skinless chicken breasts. Add one can of Cream of Chicken soup, and fill the can with water and add that, too. Cover the skillet and cook on medium until chicken is cooked through. Serve with rice and a veggie. Enjoy!

Nancy said...

Ahhhh my dear.... life gets in the way sometimes!!!! Glad to have you back!

Peggy Maier said...

We all understand... life just gets in the way sometimes! As for a recipe - how about Enchilada Surprise:
In a 13X9 pan, layer the following
2 cans Ranch Style Beans
flour tortillas, torn into 4ths
cooked, crumbled hamburger meat
cheese (either Monterrey Jack or Cheddar-both good)
another layer of tortillas
1 can cream of chicken soup (mixed with rotel to taste)
more cheese
Really easy & all my family loves it!

Juanita said...

I would never classify you as a bad blogger. You give me great ideas with your posts and for that I will forgive a small abscence.
as for a quick recipie, I call DH and see if he would like to make dinner!

Louise said...

Welcome back! Love what you do! and you're not a bad blogger! just a busy one!

A quick recipe: Slick Chicken and Mushroom (A Campbell soup recipe).

Place in an oven dish: 4 boneless chicken breasts.
Cover chicken with a can of cream of mushroom soup diluted with 1/2 can of chicken broth (or milk or water). Cook in 375F oven for approx. 45 min or until chicken is cooked through. Serve with veges (great with broccoli), rice or noodles.

(you can also cover the chicken with mozzarella cheese and place under broiler for a few minutes - once the chicken is cooked...).

laurie vanderlinden said...

Oriental 5-spice Salmon
2 tsp oriental 5-spice powder
1 tsp flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
4 Salmon filets
2 tsp light corn oil spread (I use Pam spray)
Mix the seasonings and then dip the salmon filets in it. In a nonstick skillet, melt the spread. Cook salmon 8 to 10 mintes until it flakes easily, turning once.
Serve with wild rice and a veggie or salad! Yummy!

Niki :) said...

Im just happy your back and can't wait to see what you will come up with next! Thank you for the inspiration!

Suzy said...

Hi, Cami! Happy Fall! My favorite snack is caramel dip:
3/4 c brown sugar
8 oz. cream cheese
1 pkg. toffee bits
1 tsp vanilla
Mix until creamy. Serve with sliced apples or vanilla oreos. Yum! Thanks for the chance for blog candy.

Lisa Miller said...

You are not a bad just gets too busy. I love reading your blog and checking out what's new! Keep up the good work.

Linda said...

Don't be too hard on yourself gets in the way of all good intentions at times...I think we all realise that. Love these sets...we don't have them in our Aussie catty so my fingers are crossed. cheers!

Debby said...

Thanks for the chance I don't have either one of these sets.
My recipe would be my veggy dip. I use a small container or sour cream. Add two heaping tablespoons (the tablespoons we eat out soups with) full of Miracle Whip and about 1/2 to 1 tsp. of dill weed. Still good and chill and serve with your favorite veggies, it is yummy!
Angel hugs

Lyn Turnell said...

I don't think you're a bad blogger!! I love all the inspiration that you provide (and have been a huge fan for years)! :) Thanks for always sharing your energy, enthusiam and ideas!

Barb said...

My favorite quick and easy recipe is dinner reservations ;-), but another one is to get some deli meat, some spreadable cheese like Boursin or cheddar spread, add tomato or other veggie, sandwich between your favorite bread, spray with cooking spray and grill in the George Foreman little grill. Yummmmm.

Ellen Sutton said...

I love your fat Santa card! Thanks for all the great inspiration!!

Aimee said...

glad to see you back and blogging... I kinda have fall to the way side of my blog as well.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for offering blog candy.

Here is a quick easy recipe:
Heat togehter the following 3 items:
1 can of black beans
1 can of mexi-corn
1 can of stewed tomatoes
Serve in a flour tortilla.
Garnish with sour cream and grated cheese.
Enjoy! Imogene (SCS Mountainmom)

Deb said...

Great candy! I visit your blog almost every day. Love your creations! Welcome back!!!

Harley Dee said...

Do you use a crock pot? If so, check out this blog..

I just found it today, and copied a lot of recipes :)

MaryR said...

really enjoy your blog - Here's a yummy fall dip

Pumpkin dip -
1 can pumpkin (plain, not the pie)
4 c powdered sugar
2 blocks of cream cheese
2 t cinnamon
1 t cloves

Mix all together and serve with graham stix or vanilla wafers or ginger snaps

even quicker is to find pumpkin marmalade (at our meat specialty store) pour over a block of soft cream cheese. serve with Annie's Ginger Thins

Mandy said...

My favorite quick recipe is a dessert. Apple dumpligs-

1 c Sugar
1 c butter
lil vanilla
2 cans crescent rolls
granny smith apple slices
1 can mountain dew

heat the sugar and butter together in a sauce pan, just until the butter is melted and the mixture is thick- roll one apple slice in 1 crescent roll, place them in a pan, pour the butter sugar mixture over them, then pour the mountain dew over them in the cracks and all.
Bake at 350* for about 20 minute or so until they are nice yummy brown.

This is not my own recipe- I got it from and it became an instant family favorite.

Thanks for the chance to win such awesome candy!

m.vivian said...

How about stopping by Costco and getting a ready to bake at home pizza for dinner? That's a good recipe! I must admit - I get bored wtih cooking this time of year for some reason. Try making some good tomato soup (I like Trder Joes' tomato and roasted red pepper - the kind in a box, not a can - it is fresher), with some yummy grilled panini style sandwiches in a counter top griller (ours is not George Foreman, but one just like that only cheaper!) I get some interesting spreads like pesto or sundried tomato, several differnet snadwich meats and cheeses and "take orders" from everyone, and they think they have gone to a fancy sandwich joint for dinner. Thanks for the chance to win! - Those sets are both on my wish list! Thanks for all your hard work on your blog - i love your stuff! And don't think anything of taking time off whenever you need it - surely no one can expect you to post when you don't have the time or the inclination!

Nancy W said...

We all get busy, we were up on our roof all day pulling up shingles and getting ready to put new ones on! I'm sore!

King Ranch Chicken
In large skillet add the following:
3 cooked & cubed ( I like to shred mine) chicken breasts or 3 large cans of cooked chicken
1 can Original Rotel
1 can cream of mushroom
1 can cream of chicken
1 lb Velvetta cheese cubed

Once all cheese has melted and all ingredients are mixed well spray a 9x13 dish and add layer tortillas, then the mixture, then tortillas then mixture then tortillas. I top with shredded cheese and bake for 40mins or till heated through.

It is super easy, kids love it and you can freeze it too. We also substitute the tortillas with angel hair pasta to turn this into chicken spaghetti.

Nancy W said...

Forgot to tell you to set oven to 350degrees for the King Ranch Chicken.

Jannette said...

Glad to see your back, and my easy reciept is "Take Out"! Love your work. said...

Love the blog... especially the Christmas cards.

Easy recipe: Pumkin muffins
1 box spice cake mix
1 can pumpkin
1/2 cup or so water
1 cup or so chocolate chips
Bake as directed on box for muffins or mini muffins. Yum! Everyone loves them when I bring for pot lucks and nobody knows they come from a box :)

sandie994 said...

My kids love this, I like it too just not so spicy:

Buffalo Chicken Dip
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 40 Minutes Ready In: 45 Minutes
Yields: 20 servings
"This tangy, creamy dip tastes just like buffalo chicken wings. It's best served hot with crackers and celery sticks. Everyone loves the results!"INGREDIENTS:2 (10 ounce) cans chunk chicken, drained2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened1 cup Ranch dressing3/4 cup pepper sauce, such as Franks® Red Hot® 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese 1 bunch celery, cleaned and cut into 4 inch pieces1 (8 ounce) box chicken-flavored crackers
DIRECTIONS:1. Heat chicken and hot sauce in a skillet over medium heat, until heated through. Stir in cream cheese and ranch dressing. Cook, stirring until well blended and warm. Mix in half of the shredded cheese, and transfer the mixture to a slow cooker. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top, cover, and cook on Low setting until hot and bubbly. Serve with celery sticks and crackers.

Pam Speidel said...

Eureka! Cami, you haven't been that BAD of a blogger that it calls for a two SU set giveaway! But since U think U are...sign me up! :) Love both of these sets and don't have either of them yet. Your blog is one of my favorites and I'm in awe of your creativity. Smiles, Pam

I baked an APPLE PIE today and posted the recipe on my blog at Stamping with Serendipity. It's easy and delicious!

Natasha said...

Welcome back! I always love reading your posts!

Hmm, an easy recipe:
1 package of Oreos
1 package (cup size) of cream cheese
Chocolate of choice for melting and dipping.

Crush oreos, blend with cream cheese in a food processor. Form into balls, dip in chocolate, let dry. Freeze or enjoy :D

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Welcome back! Here's an easy recipe:

1 lb chicken breasts
1 cup sour cream
1 can cream of Chicken soup (do not add water)
Ritz crackers

Boil or roast chicken, tear or chop into bite size pieces. Stir in sour cream and soup. Put in a lightly greased casserole dish and top with crushed crackers and dot with butter. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes--I'm not sure of the exact time but it doesn't take long before the edges are bubbly.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you're back, I too peek in every day to see what you're up to!!

Jaime said...

Thanks great giveaway... I guess we forgive you for your absense... :-) I always check to see if you have anything new!

Tara Macfarlane said...

Hi Cami! Glad you're back! Anyway, this is a funny story. My sister-in-law made this last year while we were visiting them. I asked her for the recipe and this is what she said: Do you have a pen? I said, just a sec and I'll get a pen and I ran off and got pen and paper and was at the ready! She then said,"a brick of cream cheese - a can of chili" Dump both in a microwave safe bowl, cover and cook in microwave for 3-5 minutes depending on how strong your microwave is. Take it out and stir.....I asked her if that was it or if I add cheese or spice or mayo or sour cream...."Nope, that's it! Hope you got all that" Everyone I make this dip for LOVES it! Enjoy! (and thanks at the chance for new stamps!)

Anonymous said...

Cami, love those stamp sets! Here is one of my families favorite recipes!
Brown 1 lb. hamburger with diced onion, add 1 can drained green beans and a can of mushroom soup, season with garlic and onion salt and salt and pepper. Pour this into a casserole dish and mix up some instant mashed potatoes and add an egg to it and mix well. Spoon onto meat, green bean and soup mixture. Grate cheese and sprinkle on top of mashed potatoes and bake in 350 degree oven until cheese is melted and mixture is hot.

PJBstamper said...

You already know that my favorite recipes involve a drive-thru!!

Anonymous said...

Couldn't get this to take my name for my Hamburger casserole! Eloise

Anonymous said...

Glad you're back, too...but we all understand! Thanks for the candy! Here's my recipe for a great appetizer: DRIED BEEF DIP

1 - 2 cloves garlic, crushed
4 chopped green onions
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese
1 jar dried beef (or less to taste)

Chop beef very finely and add to other ingredients. Stir well. Great with Triscuits or Wheat Thins!

Mary said...

I think your blog candy is great, so I am posting a green chili chicken soup recipe for all to enjoy. let me know what you think of it you can find it here

Deb Neerman said...

Well, what I like to make for dinner is ... reservations!

I too have been slackin' off on the bloggin' ... wazzup wid that?!? Seems to be a lot of it goin' around too, LOL!

Hey, neato-blog-candy! Thanks for the chance ... and all the inspiration ... you rocketh!

~Hugs, Deb

Mary said...

Thought of some fruit dips for you, I make these when stamp club is at my house. Cut any type of fresh fruit to serve with them.

Healthy fruit dip
1 pkg crystal lite (we use iced raspberry)
1 lg vanilla low fat yogurt
Mix well and serve with fruit.

Not so healthy but oh so good fruit dip
1 pkg. whipped cream cheese
1pkg. marshmallow cream
Mix well and serve with fruit. Strawberries are the best.
Also use to frost brownies then place sliced strawberries on top.

Jennifer Orbaker said...

Yeah! Love your blog candy. I also really love your blog, glad you are back! Sorry you have been so busy lately. Hopefully your little guy will be better soon! Bummer on the no dusting part!

Pamela O'Connor said...

Ahhh...can't pass up on the chance for some yummy candy!

Here's my favorite dish to take to potlucks...

Bowtie Pasta Salad

Cook a whole box of bowtie pasta according to package directions. Add 1/2 - 3/4 cup dried cranraisins, 1/2 cup chopped pecans, 3/4 - 1 cup chopped clerey. Mix in 8 oz. Zesty Italain Dressing & 8 oz. Mayo. Stir well, chill for one hour or more and serve.

LateNightScrappin said...

I had to do a double take on your post today... ("please forgive me for being a bad blogger blog candy!")

there is NO better blog candy than your artwork and your tutorials. I love visiting your blog, you are so creative in so many ways. that is candy to me!! :)

I am sitting here right now making a Frankie and Frankette candy box. :) it doesnt get much cuter than that!

Have a great weekend.

KellyH. said...

Your blog is just wonderful. I get many ideas from you. I am NOT creative so I enjoy blogs like yours! Have a great weekend.

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Melissa in NC said...

Welcome back! This is a super easy recipe that is a big hit in my house. I tweak it a tad by using ground turkey for the beef and I also toss in a small can of corn. I normally use nearly the whole bottle of bbq sauce so that you have extra sauce for the buscuits to soak up.

Cowboy Casserole

1 lb lean ground beef
1 can (16 oz) baked beans
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
2 cups Original Bisquick® mix
2/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon butter, softened
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

1. Heat oven to 425°F. In a skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain.
2. Stir baked beans and barbecue sauce into beef. Heat to boiling, stirring occasionally. Pour into ungreased 2-quart casserole.
3. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir Bisquick mix, milk and butter until soft dough forms.
4. Drop dough by 12 spoonfuls onto beef mixture.
5. Bake uncovered 18 to 22 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake about 3 minutes longer or until cheese is melte

Stacey said...

Cami - We all get busy! It's called life. I check back often to see what you've been up to and love your blog. My idea of a quick recipe is to have a professional chef make it. All I do is pick up! It can't get any easier for me. :)

Kerry J. said...

I missed you - so glad you found time to stop in. Life is life - and family comes first. I'm happy to read whenever you find time to post. Thanks for the chance to win!

Brandi Parshley said...

I don't think you're a bad blogger! I love each and everything you post! Just keeping on blogging and crafting on your schedule!

Anonymous said...

I check in often to see what I can learn from you...thanks for the inspiration...and for the chance for candy...woo hoo!! I "eaves-blogged" (is that a word?) and you'll have fun with these yummy recipes..made me hungry! esther

Stampin Suz said...


We have all been there! I actually just posted a bunch of updates after almost a month! So, a week doesn't sound that bad in comparison!


Dianna said...

Always love your blog!!

Jenn said...

Check out my recipe blog for some yummy recipes :) I don't have either of these sets...thanks for the candy :)

Jolie Newman said...

Love your blog...glad to see you are back at it! :)
Thanks for all you share!

Heather said...

Glad to see you're back, I check your blog several times a week, so have such great ideas and are such an inspiration! My favorite "quick" recipe is a dip I am asked to make over and over again... Artichoke dip:
1 can/jar artichoke hearts diced
1 cup mayo
1 cup parmesan cheese
Garlic and onion powder to taste.
Put in the oven at 350 for about 20-minutes and serve with good and fattening!
Thanks for the chance to win!!

Tori Wild said...

Glad to see you're back! My quick recipe--

Corn Noodle Casserole
1 Can Creamed Corn
1 12 oz. bag of Extra wide egg noodles (cooked)
1/3 of a block of Velvetta cheese (Cubed or sliced)
1 stick of margarine
Put in microwaveable dish and heat all together in microwave for 7-10 minutes until all melted together. (My kids love it~!)

Lisa said...

Awww, don't feel bad. Nothing a little blog candy can't cure! I love to cook, but lately, my favorite quick recipe is just a salad, with lots of fresh fruit.

Debbie Lee said...

Purdy blog candy!


1 lg egg white
1/3 c sugar
1/8 t salt
1 1/4 c sweetened flaked coconut
2 T cornstarch

Heat oven to 375. Line baking sheet w/ parchment paper and spray w/ nonstick cooking spray.
Whisk together egg white, sugar and salt in a small bowl. Toss the coonut & cornstarch together in a med bowl, making sure to thoroughly coat. Pour liquid ingreds over coconut mixture and mix til evenly moistened.
Drop heaping Tablespoons onto baking sheet. Form cookies into loose haystakcs w/ your fingertips, moistening hands w/ water as necessary to prevent sticking.
Bake til lt golden brown, 12-14 mins. Cool on baking sheet til slightly set, 2 mins. Transfer macaroons to cooling rack. Cool 10 mins & serve.


Anonymous said...

I am glad I found your blog!

You inspire me to no ends.

Thank you Michelle

Jillorb said...

You are a great blogger - and an awesome designer!!! Thank you for all you share!
My recipe to share is:

Easy beef enchiladas
1 lb ground beef
1 can enchilada sauce
1 can cream of mushroom soup
corn tortillas
shredded cheddar cheese
cooked rice

Brown the hamburger in a medium size frying pan. Drain, then add the enchilada sauce and mushroom soup. In another pan, soften the corn tortillas in a little oil. put some cheese in the corn tortillas, roll and put in the sauce. ( I usually can get 8-10 in the pan.) Make sure all enchiladas are covered in sauce. Cover the pan and simmer on low for 10 minutes to heat through. Serve over rice. I usually have shredded cheese and diced tomatoes to top it all off! It is really good! Enjoy.

Michelle said...

I am glad I found your blog.

You inspire me to no ends.

Michelle Gtz

msfitzie said...

My quick recipe is: EAT OUT!!!
But here is one that works if I MUST cook quick. Place 6 thick pork chops in greased casserole. Sprinkle with garlic salt. Generously top each chop with cube of butter and cover with maple syrup. Add a small amount of water to prevent burning. Bake at 325 until golden brown and tender. Bake uncovered about 1 hour. (Add 10 minutes more if thick chops). Really yummy....

Takisha said...

Np problem at all, we all have things going on sometimes, just gald you're back!!

Charlene H. said...

I don't think you are a bad blogger but I will sign up for the blog candy anyway!

A recipe for busy moms. Put two cans of Golden Mushroom soup into roaster. Mix in one package of Lipton Onion Soup Mix and place roast on top. Season. Seal roaster with tin foil (you want it to be as airtight as possible). Cooking time can vary but the longer you cook it at a lower temperature the more tender your roast will be. I usually cook for 6 hours at 250 degrees. When done, you take the roast out and put the gravy into a bowl and you are done. All you need to do extra is make potatoes. Easy Peasy!

cpullum said...

Hope your week is blessed!!!
I just started stamping and enjoy it!!

Heather "Hev" said...

Hello once again :)

Here is a recipe - sadly I dont follow measurements - I just put in and go...

Tuna meatballs
2 tins tuna
chopped onion (depends on how much onion you like - or use onion flakes)
2 eggs
mashed potato (as much as you want - may prefer more potato to tuna or vise versa)
bread crumbs (dont stress if you dont have use more flour)
flour to help bind.

Roll into balls, roll into flour and shallow pan fry. Easy but can get messy - every 6 or so balls your hands may get really gunked up so rinse hands in cold water and your ready to go again (helps roll better)

My niece and nephew can be fussy eaters (love meatballs!!) so called these fish meat balls and they actually asked for more.

Nice cold as a snack or reheated in the microwave.

Have a wonderful day!!

Mimi said...

Sorry about your son. I understand about those allergies. It's good to know exactly what's causing the reactions. Anyway, I love your Santa card. What fun! Thanks. I love your ideas you come up with.

Stampingcaz said...

GULP 106 comments before me! Oh well... gotta be in it to win in..
Love your blog

Claire said...

ooooooooOOHHHHHHHHHH Glad your back , missed your blogging

Here is a quick recipe can be done in the oven or a crockpot

Lipton onion soup powder mix
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 water
1/3 cup brown sugar.

Mix and then pur ontop of chicken or ribs

if in crockpot , cook on slow allday .
If in oven 350 degrees covered baking dish for 1 1/2 hrs - 2 hours depending on how many chickens / pieces or ribs you use

Colleen K. said...

Thanks for offering the blog candy. Here is a fun recipe for Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream. (I know that it is Fall and ice cream is not exactly the perfect thing to eat for the season, but it actually is a pefect snack at this time here in California. It has been pretty hot.)

1 tablespoon vanilla
2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
4 eaggs, beaten
3/4 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 gallon whole milk
squeeze of lemon
Blend all ingredients together in electirc mixer and freeze until completely frozen.

NancyS said...

As you can see, everyone is glad you're back to blogging! We love and are inspired by your blog. Here's a quick, yummy, healthy sandwich:

On top of whole grain bread in your favorite flavor, add:
- spicy mustard on one slice of the bread and mashed avocado on the other (they'll act as the glue to hold everything together)
- sliced tomato
- lettuce
- sprouts, if you like/have them
- sliced cucumber
- Munster or Swiss cheese slice
- Sliced turkey or chicken breast (optional)

Serve with pepperoncinis or bread and butter pickles...ENJOY!


Fay said...

Happy you're back! Here's a quick and easy recipe for iced tea: Add one package of iced tea mix to one 2-liter bottle of ginger ale. This works best if the ginger ale is at room temperature so that the iced tea mix can dissolve. After all the crystals have dissolved, add lots of ice and stir until chilled. I made this at my office and now whenever we have gatherings, I am always asked to make this. Enjoy!

Diane said...

Glad you are back, gee what did we all do before blog life? I can't remember!! I have a yummy recipe on my blog for pumpkin, too! thanks for the chance for the blog candy!

Sumtoy said...

Love your stuff..You are rock awesome!!!

Anonymous said...

I really like your Blog,and I wouldn't worry about "being a bad blogger". You have some great cards and lots of great ideas on your blog. Hey, sometime life gets in the way.

Sandy D.

sdul at insightbb dot com

Martha said...

This is my favorite, very easy Christmas cookie/candy.

Rocky Road
Melt 1 1/2 package of chocolate almond bark.
3 cups rice cereal
3 cups corn flake cereal
3 cup mini. marshmallows
Stir until well coated.
Drop by spoonfuls on wax paper until firm.

Cheryl said...

I don't know if you are a Chocolate fan or not (LOL) but here is a quick cake that I like to make for company.
1 Devils food cake mix
1 large box of Chocolate pudding (the kind you cook)
1 bag of Chocolate chips
First you want to spray a 9 x 12 pan in prep for baking. Set the oven at 350 degrees

Put your dry cake mix in a large bowl.
Cook pudding according to directions, Then gradually stir into dry cake mix until well blended, pour into prepared pan, pour chocolate chips over the top, then bake approx 35 minutes. Then ENJOY!!!

Any questions please feel free to email me.

Cheryl said...

I have an easy candy recipe for you:
Take a pretzel twist (small one) and put a rolo cup onto the top. Then put in the oven at 300 for just 3 min (watch carefully to make sure that it doesn't melt--just warm, so may take a shorter time). Then immediately press a pecan half onto the top. Great, easy little candy.
Thanks for sharing your "candy."
Cheryl Sims

Melanie PL said...

Love your blog! You are very talented and thanks for sharing.

CountessLaurie said...

Hurray! Cami's back!

I married a chef so I didn't have to cook, however, I do have something quick and easy:

Easy Peasy Fruit Dip:
1 pkg crem cheese
1 jar Fluff (16 oz)
Soften cream cheese.
Mix until creamy.
Serve with your fruit tray.

YUM. If you don't know what Fluff is (it's an East Coast thing), I really can't describe it... it's a whipped marshmellow topping that you eat with peanut butter on a sandwich ... oh so yummy ...

Thanks for the chance to win some yummy candy!

Chris D. said...

Thanks for the great blog candy Cami! I love reading your blog!! I am trying a new recipe today for Butternut Squash Chili, but may adapt it a little. Will let you know how it comes out in a day or two!!
Chris D.

Anonymous said...

I am glad you are back, love your ideas.
Quick recipe, Hamburger Hotdish
Brown 1lb. ground beef with an onion and celery.
add cooked elbow macaroni and 2 cans cream of mushroom soup, a half a can of milk, and eat when heated. Easy and tastes good.

Thanks for the blog candy.

Jonelle Gressman

Anonymous said...

Love the candy and the other recipes. Just got done reading the ones posted and it looks like I am going to be busy in the kitchen for awhile. Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl said...

Great blog candy!

If you need a dip to take a potluck, shred swiss cheese (1/2 lb. or 1 lb.), add mayo until nice and creamy and add some chopped onion. Refrigerate a couple hours and serve with crackers.

Bunny B said...

Coat a whole chicken with loads of sweet soy sauce and ground black pepper. Then bake!

bunnybx at gmail . com

jackie said...

welcome back...sorry no recipies I don't cook!! thanks for a chance to win great candy!

Becky said...

Since it is fall, here is a recipe for some really yummy pumpkin bars:

2 cups Original Bisquick® mix
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon - (not called for in recipe, but I also used 1/2 tsp ginger)
1 teaspoon baking soda
4 eggs, beaten
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/2 cup raisins

Cream Cheese Frosting
1 package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened ( I used lowfat)
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 15x10x1-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray.
2. In large bowl, beat all bar ingredients except raisins with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl frequently. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in raisins. Pour into pan.
3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
4. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, milk and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar on low speed until smooth. Spread over bars. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 6 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.
High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): Heat oven to 375°F. Decrease granulated sugar to 1 1/2 cups and baking soda to 1/2 teaspoon. Substitute 1/4 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour for 1/4 cup of the Bisquick mix.

Melissa said...

I love your blog. You have taught and inspired me so much.

Anonymous said...

I love getting inspriation from all your bloggers. Someday I may start too. Glad you are back.

Pam in Ar. said...

I had wondered about you!! Glad you're back...and with candy too :~)

I love candy, especially the no calorie kind!

Mary Duffek said...

Wow!!! Thanks for a chance to win some yummy blog candy! Quick and easy recipe...frozen chicken breast thrown into a skillet with a little olive oil. Brown on each side then add 2 pads of butter and 1/2 - 1 c white wine, onion and carrots. Turn the heat down, cover skillet and let steam until fully cooked...(about 10-15minutes)
You have a healthy dinner with veggies all in one dish. I make this often...=) The white wine and butter makes a nice sauce. I always throw in some fresh or dried parsley too.

Anonymous said...

Glad you are back. Love to see your ideas. Here is a recipe from America's Test Kitchen:
RECIPE: Easy Minestrone
Small pasta shapes such as orzo and ditalini work best in this hearty, easy-to-make soup. Look for an "Italian Blend" of frozen zucchini, carrots, broccoli, and beans in your supermarket's frozen section.

Serves 4 to 6

6 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 (15.5-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for serving
2 onions, chopped fine
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup pasta, dry (see above)
1 (16-ounce) bag frozen vegetables (see above)
1/4 cup minced fresh basil leaves
Salt and pepper
Bring broth, beans, and tomatoes to boil in large saucepan.
Meanwhile, heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add onions and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in broth mixture and pasta and simmer until pasta is tender, about 10 minutes.
Stir in vegetables and basil and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with additional olive oil for drizzling.

Diana Spring.. said...

Don't feel bad, things happen for a reason but we are all glad you are back =)
There's a lot of cool looking recipes for you to choose from, I may even have to give one of them a try(lol).
You are definitely 1 talented lady, I enjoy visiting your blog!!

Sandy Hulsart said...

I love this time of year and my favorite snack is Chex Mix but who has time to bake it for an hour stirring every 15 minutes. So I make mine in the microwave.

Original Chex Party Mix microwave version

6 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
3 cups Wheat Chex cereal
6 cups Kelloggs Crispix
1 cup dry roasted peanuts
1 cup pretzels

Melt butter in a microwave safe bowl, add the seasonings and mix thoroughly. Add dry ingredients and stir well until everything is coated. (Tip: add the Crispix first, the Wheat Chex last, they are really absorbent) Microwave on high for 2 minutes, remove and stir well. Repeat this step 2 more times. Then microwave for 1 minute and stir well and you are done. The timing is very important as is the stirring between the cooking. If you microwave it too long, the Wheat Chex will burn. Total time: Less than 15 minutes. Enjoy

Anonymous said...

Cami, Your a blast and I love your blog. Welcome back and as always, I'll check your blog daily...even check out the older posts.

Kathy Brown

Kelly Bee said...

Wow, if you think you're a bad blogger then I need to offer a LOT of blog candy. I'm glad you're back too. Love all your creations!

Wanda in NC said...

Cami, Enjoying your blog. These stamp sets are great ones, that I do not have.

Here is a quick recipe to throw together when you need something to take somewhere. It's my reliable one.

Cream Cheese Butter Squares/
Chess Bars/
Oowy/Goowy Bars (whatever you want to call it - it has many names, and they are YUMMY!)

1 box of BUTTER Duncan Hines cake mix (yellow or chocolate)
1 egg, well beatened
1 stick melted butter
----This will be stiff; spread in bottom of well-greased & floured pan (9x13). Spread margarine on hands to evenly spread, if needed. You may add pecan to this if you wish-but I like without.

2 well-beatened eggs
1 8-oz cream cheese, softened
1 box 10X powdered sugar

This will be runny. Pour our top of first layer (cake) and bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Cool and cut into squares. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Marie said...

I love your work! I <3 Hungry Girl's Yum Yum Brownie Muffins recipe:

Yum Yum Brownie Muffins

1 box devil’s food cake mix (or any flavor cake mix)
1 can solid pack pumpkin (15 oz.)

Mix the two ingredients together. Don't add anything else that may be mentioned on the box, such as eggs, oil, or water. The mixture will be very thick and you will be tempted to add in other things to make the batter smoother. DO NOT DO THIS AS IT WILL RUIN EVERYTHING! Place batter into muffin tins (or mini muffin tins) lined with paper, or sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Makes 12 regular or 36 mini muffins.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cami. Glad you are back and you are not a bad blogger. We understand there are things in life that you get busy with. Sorry I don't have a quick recipe, but sure would love to win this blog candy. I don't have either set.

Patrina said...

Hey Cammie! We don't think your a bad blogger ata ll.Sometimes life just gets in the way of our internet friends. We LOVE your "inspiration" though so keep it coming. LOL! Glad to see your back!

ResaH2 said...

Can't believe you're giving away stuff for not blogging for a few days - you deserve a break!

Cynthia said...

Your a great blogger!!! My idea of a quick meal is Pancakes!!! We love them for dinner.

Eileen McClean said...

Hello Cami, lovely blog candy.
Here is a recipe that is easy to make, delicios and ood for the waistline as it is 7 and 1/2 points on wwatchers. If you want less points just put stove top stuffing in place of the breadcrumbs.It is a little drier with this but still good ENjoy
4 M&M Chicken breast
1 Can cream of chicken soup(low fat)
3 Cups onion
4 Cups frozen broccoli
12 Tbsp bread crumbs
4 Tbsp butter

1. Cook chicken & onion in frying pan
2. Place broccoli in casserole dish and required amount of water and microwave
3. Add chicken and onion to casserole and mix in soup
4. Measure bread crumbs into bowl
5. Melt butter and ad to bread crumbs. Mix and place on top of casserole.
6. Bake 350 for 45min

Makes 4 servings. 7.5 points per serving.

Anita said...

Of course, consider yourself forgiven! :) Your blog has been an endless source of inspiration for me...your efforts are greatly appreciated!

lorrietori said...

Hey Cami, You are a better blogger than I am! I have been too broke to buy any new stamps lately and am trying really hard not to freak out about it, lol. So a chance to win free ones is great!!!

Regina Cornelius said...

what an awesoem peace offering! we would have forgiven you either way...we just love to see what you have created next! i'm here at least once a day and i want to thank you for your inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Here you go! I love this soup and it's really really healthy and easy...

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
3 or 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
4 1-pound cans black beans, drained and rinsed
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
Freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
4 cups water

Optional toppings: Green onions, thinly sliced, soy yogurt, reduced-fat sour cream, or low-fat yogurt.

1. Heat the oil in a large soup pot. Saute the onions over moderate heat until translucent, 3 or 4 minutes. Add the garlic and saute until the onion is lightly golden, another 3 or 4 minutes.

2. Add the remaining ingredients, except the toppings, along with the water, and bring to a simmer.

3. Mash some of the beans with a potato-masher, just enough to thicken the liquid base of the soup. Cover and simmer gently but steadily for 10 minutes.

4. Serve hot topped with one or two of the optional toppings.

Serves 6 to 8.

Thanks for chance at blog candy and welcome back!

Alison said...

Holy cow! Look at all those recipes! I'm going to have to go back and read thru them all to see if there are any that I can use. Thanks, bloggers! And thanks, Cami for the awesome candy op.

DeeDee said...

WOW!!! You have TONS of readers who love you....add me to the list!!! This recipe is quick and VERY easy!!!!

Taco Soup
1 lb Hamburger meat browned
2 cans hominy (1 white, 1 yellow)do not drain
2 cans ranch style beans
1 can ranch style beans with jalapenos
1 envelope of taco seasoning
1 envelope of ranch dressing mix
Mix together and heat thoroughly, then serve with Fritos and shredded cheese. So YUMMY!!!

THANKS for the chance to WIN!!!!

marywebb said...

I love to make this, it's so quick and easy, and it seems everyone likes it. It's also good even if you leave something out or amke it a little different from the listed ingredients.

1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
1 (16 ounce) container guacamole
1 (16 ounce) container sour cream
1 (16 ounce) jar salsa
1 large tomato, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 bunch chopped green onions
1 small head iceberg lettuce, shredded
1 (6 ounce) can sliced black olives, drained
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

In a medium bowl, blend the taco seasoning mix and refried beans. Spread the mixture onto a large serving platter.
Spread the sour cream and guacamole over the refried beans.
Top the layers with salsa. Place a layer of tomato, green bell pepper, green onions and lettuce over the salsa, and top with Cheddar cheese. Garnish with black olives

Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy.

Rebecca Santos said...

I would love me some blog candy... And I don't think your a bad blogger. Glad your back.
As for recipe, take your favorite pound cake recipe and instead of adding vanilla to it, add almond extract.. SO yummy...Almond Pound Cake.

Lori R said...

Thanks for all the inspiration you share with us!!

My fave recipe is Garlic Seafood at the local Chinese restaurant!!!
He HE!!

Jana Emmert said...

Thanks for all of the inspiration you provide!
My faorite quick recipe is Pineapple Angel Food Cake.
Mix together 1 box of angel food cake mix and 1 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple in juice. (It will foam up; your kids will love that!) Pour into a sprayed 9X13 pan and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. That's it! It's so delicious too.

Anonymous said...

Love your blog - I am a lurker and usually never post. However, I couldn't resist these cute stamp sets! Here's a really quick easy recipe.

Texas Two-Step Chicken

Chicken Tenders, thawed (about 10-12)
16 oz. Jar Pace Picante sauce (pick your heat)
3 Tbsp. Brown sugar
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard

Mix Picante sauce, brown sugar and mustard together. Pour over chicken tenders in a 11x7 baking dish. Bake at 400F for 20 minutes.

Serve with refried beans w/cheese and rice (the sauce is good over this).

If you use minute rice, this meal can be done in 20 minutes! That's quick!

Thanks for the chance at the 'candy'!

Maureen in Magnolia

Jody said...

Blog when you can and don't worry! It's always worth the wait! My girls (8 and 13) absolutely love when I make Rachel Ray's Chicken Parmigiano Soup - even with the crushed red pepper!

saucersrus said...

Thanks for all the inspirational ideas. I look forward to all your blog updates!!

Karen from Ontario said...

Thanks for a chance to win. My husband does most of the cooking which is fast and easy for me.

Pamela said...

Welcome back. Thanks for all the inspiration

Paula442 said...

So sorry to hear about your little one. It's always a sigh of relief to find out what we can do to help keep our little ones happy and healthy, which in turn makes us happy and healthy! And thank you so much for your time and help to inspire us - you are so appreciated!

Kathleen said...

So glad you are back! Thanks for the chance for some candy!!!

Anonymous said...

Yippee!! You're back! Love your work. You inspired me to try sewing. I purchased the Janome mini and have conquered my fear of the sewing machine!! I even made some curtains:)

Tina C said...

welcome back - I visit daily and look forward to all your great ideas...quick morning recipe...starbucks Venti White chocolate mocha and pumpkin scone - yummy says warm and cozy and FALL...Keeping my fingers crossed.

Tami said...

Hi Cami!
I get your email updates, and it's great fun!
Here's a quick and easy recipe:
Oven safe casserole dish with lid
1 lb hamburger broken into little pieces
1 14-1/2 oz can of green beans
4 med potatoes cut into eighths
1 10-3/4 oz can of Campbells Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 10-3/4 oz can of Campbells Vegetable Beef Soup
Layer hamburger, green beans, and potatoes in casserole dish.
Pour soups on top and spread across top with spatula.
Cover and cook 1 hour at 300 degrees F.
Keep up the good work!

Brenda said...

I am glad you are back, I look forward to seeing your lovely creations everyday.
One of my favorites is a Cheesy Ham bake. It is super easy, here it is.

1 pkg. frozen hashbrowns
1/2 to 1 pound of diced ham
1 large can of cream soup (I use cream of chicken but mushroom or celery would be good to)
mix all the above in a large bowl.
Next spray a 13x9 pan with non stick spray and add your mixture then top with cheese and bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
Thank you for the chance to win such wonderful stamps.

Lori said...

Thanks for the chance to win. We like bagel pizzas for a quick lunch or dinner. Just put sauce and pizza cheese on the bagel halves and cook in the oven for about 10-15 minutes.

Rebecca said...

Glad you're back to blogging.
Thought I'd share a recipe for my sweetie's favorite treat:


3 cups all-purpose flour
3 tblsp sugar
4 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 (12-oz) can or bottle room temp beer (use your favorite, it will taste like this beer)

Mix dry ingredients thoroughly
Then pour in beer.
Quickly mix all ingredients but be careful not to overmix
Pour into loaf pan or drop on to cookie sheet

350 degree F oven for 50 minutes for loaf pan, 40 min for cookie sheet

Beer Bread is done when crust looses its translucent quality.

Add in one of these for a twist:
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 Tsp dried herbs
1/2 cup parmesean or asiago cheese

Hope you enjoy.

AJ said...

Awesome blog candy, thank you!! You are always an inspiration to me, love your creative ideas!!

lyn phillips-maine said...

Glad to hear you and the family are doing better. It is good to see that even while you were taking care of the family and sick yourself _ the creative juices were still there......can't wait to see what is coming! lyn

ann said...

I am the mother of 3 grown kids all with different allergies. Learn all avenues of open mined ways to deal with the issues before jumping all with both feet.
Glad your back and remember life always deals curbs that points us in the a direction you never expect to go as long as we learn somethin along the way.

francine said...

Welcome Back.....
I 'm on a much needed rest in Florida ....that hasn't stopped me from checking my inspirational blogs.

Happy Stamping

Wendy B. said...

I just wanted to drop al ine ti say thanks. I CASE'd the Frankenstein goody bags for my son's class and they came out soo cute. I so love to see the things you do. Thank you for inspiring me.

Wendy B.

Anonymous said...

Here's a quick and tasty recipe; we like to do a combination of blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries. I usually use more than 2 cups of berries! More is good! Yummy with vanilla ice cream!


1/2 c. melted butter
3/4 c. milk
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 c. black raspberries

Pour the melted butter into the bottom of a 7"x11" baking dish. Mix together the milk, 1 cup sugar, flour and baking powder. Pour this mixture over the butter. DO NOT STIR.
Pour the berries over the batter and butter. DO NOT STIR.

Pour the remaining sugar over the berries. DO NOT STIR.

Bake the cobbler at 350 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes, or until the crust is browned and set.

Nance in Reno

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and it is wonderful. What a great way to find inspiration. Thanks for all the work.

Softangelkisses said...

Ahhhhh What awesome blog candy!!

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you back, Cami! I click over daily for inspiration!!

Quick Recipe (reflecting the cooler weather we are having here):

Mom's Chili

1 lb ground meat
1 medium onion
1 large can diced tomatoes
1 large can tomato sauce
2 cans dark red kidney beans (do not drain)
lots of chili powder
dash or two Worcestershire sauce
salt, to taste

Brown ground meat until cooked through. Drain. Saute onion until slightly cooked through. Add meat, canned ingredients, Worcestershire sauce, and chili powder. Let cook through. Add salt/more chili powder to taste. This can be ready in as little as 20 minutes and results in a thick, healthy chili that is not spicy (if you've ever had chili from Wendy's, it's similar to this). We serve this with cornbread, Frito's, oyster crackers, and/or cheese (depending on what I remembered to pick up at the store! lol)

Enjoy (and thanks for the chance to win some blog candy!)

Rosella said...

You are so forgiven. Not that you need to ask for forgiveness!! Glad to see you back!!

Lona said...

I shan't add recipes today as you have enough to read time though. I always enjoy your great ideas and am glad whenever you post - don't apologize. I hope to win the candy as I haven't ordered that set yet.

Heidi Kimmerly said...

Nice to hear you and back and hope you had an awesome time! Thanks for the chance at the "candy".

Sue said...

I hope all is well with you and your family. Yes you were missed, but we do need to take care of other things sometimes(?! really..did I say that?!LOL)
I can always count on you to give my "mojo" a kick in the backside with your fun ideas...thanks for the inspiration.
Sue H.

Annabelle said...

glad to see u come back to us. I miss you. god bless

Mark, Linda, Alex, Carsten and Savannah said...

Glad you're back :o)

One Dish Chicken and kids favourite and super easy. It easy doubles as well

1 can Campbell's 1/2 fat cream of mushroom soup
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup rice
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic salt
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast

Preparation In 2 quart shallow baking dish, mix soup, water, rice, paprika, pepper and garlic. Place chicken on rice mixture. Sprinkle with additional paprika and pepper. Cover and bake at 375 for 45 minutes or until chicken and rice are done.

Melissa said...

wow! what a great way to get back on the blog candy horse! Thanks for the great offer! It needs to come to my house to play.


Anonymous said...

Happy to hear from you again.

A quick recipe that I just made yesterday for a fall gathering, was
Roasted Baby Carrots
1 pound baby carrots
1 Tablespoon olive oil
course salt to taste
2 Tablespoons of honey

Toss carrots i olive oil, spread out on sheet sprinkle with salt. Roast 400degrees for 20 - 25 minutes.
Place in bowl, toss with honey while still hot.

This is just the right balance of sweet and salty.
Thanks for the chance to win some yummy candy. Take care.

Missy Owen said...

I love your blog and am always excited to see what you create! said...

Hi! First time poster long time reader ;) I subscribe to a LOT of blogs, and believe me when I say that you are not a bad blogger, everyone has a life to live and you get busy, it happens. As long as you keep posting AWEsome cards you won't be losing this reader. Here's a link for a recipe I used when I hosted my last card party, unless my friends were starving & liars :) it was a hit! My husband loves it too :)

Happy card making :)

Doris said...

this stamps are soo yummy that I forgot all my fav recipes, oh please pick me:)

Amy said...

Great stamp sets! One of my favorite recipes:
Chicken Broccoli Casserole
4 chicken breasts cooked/diced
1 pkg frozen broccoli (or fresh)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup mayonaise
1tsp curry (or your liking)
1Tbsp lemon juice
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup croutons

Pre-heat oven to 350. Place broccoli in bottom of baking dish. Place cooked chicken over broccoli. Mix together soup, mayo, curry & lemon juice and cover the chicken. Sprinkle cheese on top and croutons on top of cheese. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!

paradise45 said...

Welcome back...and please dont' feel that you are a bad blogger. I love your blog!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Susan H.

peggy said...

What an awesome way to get new recipes!
Dont think you are a bad blogger.Love all your posts!
Quick recipe:
Hamburger Corn Casserole
1 1/2 lbs ground chuck cooked and drained
1 can each of Cr of Mushroom and Cr Of Chicken soup
1 8oz container sour cream
1 can Niblets Corn (squatty can)
3 cups wide egg noodles cooked
Mix together and place in a 9x13 dish
Top: Two slices of bread cubed and doused with melted butter.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Darlene L said...

Here's a great recipe for the Halloween season:

Carmel PopCorn Chocolate Bars

5 cups carmel popcorn
1 cup chopped pecans
1 pkg (10 1/2 oz) mini marshmellows divided
1/4 cup margarien
1/2 cup semi sweet chocoate chips

In large bowl combine carmel popcorn, pecans and 1 cup marshmellows. In a heavy saucepan, melt margarine over low heat. Add chips and remaining marshmellows. Cook and stir until smooth. Poor over carmel corn mixture. Toss till coated. With buttered hands press into a greased 13x9x2 pan. Cool. Cut with a serated knife.

Thanks for the blog opp. I have missed your posts. Darlene

Donna said...

I love almost any kind of candy, but blog candy is delicious without being fattening.
Here is my friends awesome brownie recipe.
Boxed brownie mix (ghirardelli)
Bake and cool.
Top with whipped white frosting
Melt 1/2 stick butter and 2 oz of unsweetened chocolate squares or 1 pkg nestle pre melted chocolate mix together and pour over the frosting. Make sure never to lick your fingers if you get the unsweetened chocolate on them(nasty). Also make sure the chocolate mixture has time to harden in the fridge. Cut and try not to eat the whole pan.
Donna Coffman

ubeestampin said...

Cami. .
You are awesome. I've been going through recovery from 6 surgeries the last year and now physical therapy for my last surgery. And you brighten my day. I always visit to see the awesome work you do. Thank you a million times for doing what you do and sharing. I have a really quick and easy recipe that my husband actually taught me. He said he would make this during his bachelor days and all the guys would come over and chow down.
Enchilada Casserole
Pot or pan to saute ground beef
Deep baking dish
Corn Tortillas
Shredded Cheese your favorite kind
1lb gound beef
1/2 cup diced onion
1 small can of diced green chilis
1 can of niblet corn
1 can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 large can of Enchilada Sauce
1 garlic minced or pressed
Salt to taste
Pepper pinch
Oregano about 1/2 T
Celantro about 1/2 T (dried) or chopped fresh
Now, very easy. Brown ground beef in a pot. Drain, put back into pot. In same pot add onion, Oregono, Celantro, garlic, salt & pepper. Saute for a few minutes to get all the ingredients mixed together. Add Enchilada Sauce and green chili. Simmer for about 15 minutes. Set aside. Take your baking dish and put a little layer of enchilada sauce on bottom. Now you're going to layer. Take your corn tortillas and dip them into your enchilada sauce mixture, just to coat with enchilada sauce and place into your baking dish. So, you want to cover the bottom with tortillas, now on top of that put a layer of your ground beef and sauce, and then a layer of cheese, then another layer of corn tortillas, then ground beef, then cheese, do this for about 4 layers. Now top with corn, cheese and mushroom soup. Bake for about 40 minutes @ 375 degrees. Let set for about 5 minutes before serving. mmm good. This is always a favorite at our house.

Jamie Garrett said...

Hi Cami,
Love your blog and all you wonderful ideas. Thanks for the inspiration.


Anonymous said...

I really enjoy your inspiration! Here's my meatball recipe. These are very good with spaghetti and sauce or as an appetizer. Very easy! This makes a lot so you can easily freeze some in a ziploc bag for later.

3 lbs. lean ground beef
2 eggs
1 small onion, chopped fine
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs
Mix well. Form into balls a little smaller than golf balls. Bake on a cookie sheet in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes. Loosen from pan and let cool.

Sauce if used as an appetizer:
2 cans jellied cranberry sauce
2-12 oz. jars chili sauce

Mix sauce together in a crockpot. Add meatballs. Simmer until hot through.


Anonymous said...

You're forgiven "bad blogger". I have to say you have been missed, but hey life is life and we all understand!!!!

Michele said...


Keep on blogging when you can. We all get busy.

Cheese ball

Mix 1 8 oz package cream cheese with cut up green olives. It makes a great spread on crackers.

Michele Quirk

Lisa said...

well I was on vacation and was actually kinda happy that I didn't miss much :) Although I did miss stamping time!!!!!! Great candy and can not wait to see what you have going on!

GabrielaD said...

Welcome Back!!

You are not a bad blogger, its just hard to do it all and sometimes something needs to put to the side. I have a blog to and it nearly impossible to keep it up to date.

Jeni said...

Welcome Back! Your inspirations have truely been missed.
What about fast food tonight? said...

Welcome Back...and don't feel bad. Life happens!

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