Saturday, October 9, 2010


So, I am going to a Halloween party. Since it is of the costume variety, I will need to dress up... Normally, I would choose a "couples" costume but my husband and son have an important football game to attend so I will be going alone this year.

The costume looks I have leaned toward so far have been,  beekeeper, jellyfish, raining cats and dogs or a mysterious gothic creature... Help me decide, please. Let me know what you think I should be for the night.

I have included photos. Most of them are Martha Stewart. I do not know where I found the gothic creature.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Black Bean Salsa

1 (4 oz.) can green chiles, chopped
1 (4 oz.) can black olives, chopped
4 green onions, chopped
1/4 lbs. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1 (8oz.) can corn, drained
2-3 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup italian salad dressing
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
juice from 1 fresh lemon and lime

Blend all ingredients and serve with tortilla chips.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Best Mexican Dip Ever (well, to me.)

Layered Mexican Dip

2 cans bean dip
3 medium, ripe avocados
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1.5 cup sour cream
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
1 med. bunch green onions, chopped
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
2 (3.5 oz.) cans, chopped black olives, drained
8 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded
Tortilla Chips

Mash together avocados and lemon juice. In a seperate bowl mix together the sour cream and taco seasoning mix.

To assemble: spread bean dip in a dish; top with avocado mixture; layer with sour cream/taco mixture. Sprinkle on onions, tomatoes, olives, and cover with cheese. Serve slightly chilled.

Oh, What A Beautiful Autumn Morning!!

I apologize for not giving due credit to the above images but I cannot remember where I found them. To re-create these  pumpkins, all you need is a few dollar store pumpkins, leopard tissue paper, mod podge and embellishments.  Simple and stylish!!