The “Ick” factor

Isn’t sad when something sounds great and looks great, but tastes horrible?!  That’s what you get when you deep fat fry margarita soaked angel food cake.  😦

Deep fat fried Margarita soaked angel food cake bites

Margarita bites


Meatball Biscuit Footballs

meatball biscuit footballs 0011 can Pillsbury Grand biscuits

1 bag fully cooked frozen meatballs

2 slices Velveeta sliced cheese

3 Tbs melted butter

meatball biscuit footballs 004Heat the oven to 375 degrees

Separate the biscuits.    Break each biscuit into a half and press it flat to at least 3 inches. (depending on size of meatball)

Slightly thaw the meatballs so you can cut them in half.  (just enough to cut them)

Cut the Velveeta cheese into squares (maybe 1/2″ x 1″)

meatball biscuit footballs 005Wrap the half a meatball and square of Velveeta in the biscuit.  Make sure it is securely sealed.  Mold into the shape of a football.    Repeat as many times as you have supplies.

Place them in a cake pan on non-stick foil.

Paint the melted butter on top of each football biscuit

Slice more Velveeta into tiny strips approximately 1/8″ x 1/2″ inch.  Place three or four slices on top of the football biscuits to mimic the laces.

meatball biscuit footballs 007Bake at 375 degrees for approximately 22 minutes or until lightly golden on top.

Serve warm with whatever dipping sauce or sauces you prefer.  I like dipping them in brown gravy.  You can also use ketchup, mustard, etc.

Super bowl yum here we come!

Fruit for Dessert ??

When I hear the word ‘dessert’, I immediately think of chocolate.  There might be other ingredients involved.  Maybe some vanilla, or cookie dough.  But there is always chocolate.  When I hear the word ‘fruit’…the last thing I think of is dessert.  Fruit is what you eat when you are trying to be good and healthy.  That’s the exact opposite of the meaning of dessert.  My foodie friends, however, seem to think that fruit is just as delicious as chocolate and they actually make desserts that don’t involve chocolate on any level.  You should’ve seen them drooling over this flat bread with plums for dessert thingie.  They couldn’t wait for me to finish taking the pics.