My Mother-In-Law and I are sassy southern ladies down to the core.
How can you tell?
~We always say Ma'am and Sir~
~The Phrase "bless her heart" comes up several times a day~
~We don't sweat, we glisten~
~Ya'll ask "how's the weather" we answer "humid"~
~Everyone is Dahlin'~
~sundresses, pearls, and flip-flops~

No wonder we get along so great!

The most important rule of a southern lady- the way to a man's heart is through him tummy! We love to cook for our husbands and are always trying new recipes and improving the ones we find. My Mother-In-Law and I are often asked for recipes, so... We decided to start a blog. Enjoy our recipes and tips; and feel free to make them your kind of sassy!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Banana Split Dessert (So Amazing)

This is Mel's amazing Banana Split Dessert- super easy and yummy!

2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 sticks butter, softened
2 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
2 egg whites
1 large can crushed pineapple, well drained
3 large bananas, sliced 
1 large carton cool whip
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup chopped maraschino cherries

Combine cracker crumbs, 1 stick of butter melted, and 1/2 cup of confectioner's sugar in a bowl. Press into bottom of 9x13 pan. Beat egg whites, remaining 2 cups of confectioner's sugar, and 1 stick of butter in mixing bowl, on high speed for 10 minutes. Pour over crumb crust. Spoon pineapple over cream layer. Lay bananas on top. Spread cool whip over bananas. Sprinkle with nuts and cherries. Chill for 15 minutes.

Enjoy a sassy dessert!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Quick Recipe: Cari's Spinach Dip

This is so simple, it is my go to recipe for holiday gatherings!

1 can spinach

2 cups light sour cream

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 package dry onion soup mix

1 cup chopped red pepper

Drain spinach well, reserving 2 Tbsp liquid (chop spinach if using whole leaf)

Combine reserved liquid, sour cream, mayonnaise, and soup mix

Stir in spinach and red pepper

Refridgerate several hours or overnight to blend flavors.

Serve with veggies, bread, or crackers

It is so yummy!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cheesy Sausage Balls

I wanted to do something special for my husband, and since the way to a man's heart is through his tummy, I decided to cook him something special. He loves Sausage Balls... the ultimate question of what to cook him is answered. Standing in the kitchen mixing these up, I hear my mother-in-law say: "We should put these on the blog." The ultimate question of our next blog post is answered. Here goes:

2 packages of uncooked sausage
4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups bisquick flour
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 tsp garlic powder

Preheat your oven to 375
mix all ingredients and form into 1' balls.
place on an ungreased baking sheet until golden brown

do it southern style: mix all your ingredients up with your hands. It really does make it easier

Beef Stew

1 package of Stew Beef
5 large potatoes
3 Celery stalks
3 whole carrots
1 onion
(I added one can of english peas drained)
( I added one warm bottle of Corona)
1 cup of self rising flour
1 teaspoon of season sale
1 teaspoon black pepper
(I added 1/2 teaspoon of cumin and a touch of garlic powder)
Mix flour and seasoning with a fork
Add meat to flour mix, mixing well
Put into crock pot, add chopped potatoes, celery, carrots and onion.
Add bottle of beer and enough water to cover. Stir gently with fork. Cook on high for four to five hours. Stir in drained peas after stew is finished.

Fried Apples

With the Autumn season comming. I thought i would liven up the kitchen with some Autumn smells.My family adores these, and i think yours will too.

Fried Apples.
6 medium sized red apples, Peeled and sliced.
Place in medium sized frying pan with two large Tablespoons of butter on medium high heat.
Add 1 table spoon of cinnamon
1 tablespoon of Nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon of ginger
1 teaspoon of vanilla flavoring.
1 cup of sugar
stir untill all apples are coated.
Cook over medium high heat until apples just start to get tenderm stirring frequently.
Remove from heat, and place in a square baking dish to cool. Stir occasionally while cooling. These get better as they cool and set.
I like to just leave a bowl of these on the kitchen table when the family is at home. Everyone that walks by has to have a nibble!

Pumpkin Butter

1 15 oz can of pure pumpkin
1/4 c honey
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1 Tbsp lemon juice

combine pumpkin, sugar, honey, lemon juice, cinnamon, and cloves in medium heavy duty saucepan. Bring to boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring frequently for 20- 25 minutes, or until thickened.

Pack into sterilized, airtight jars. Store in refrigerator fr up to 2 months

Enjoy my previously super secret recipe... Now its not so super-secret!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fat Free, Sugar Free Lemon Pie

In celebration of moving our blog, we are once again sharing the classics.
To Make this even better, we made this just the other day!

1 8oz package of Cream Cheese (Fat Free)
2 small packs of Crystal Light Lemon Drink Mix
16 oz Fat Free Cool Whip
Graham Cracker Crust
Blend together cream cheese and lemon drink mix.
Fold in Cool Whip
Place in Graham Cracker Crust
Chill for 4 hours

Enjoy this Fabulous Dessert