Sunday, August 19, 2012

It's My Granddaughter's 2nd Birthday!

Hello Goddesses!
Today is my granddaughter's 2nd birthday!  Here she is blowing out the candle of her cupcake (tomorrow is her birthday party) -- Everybody gets a wish when a baby blows out a candle!  So make your wish.

Tomorrow is her actual party and I'm baking 2 flower cakes and a butterfly cake for everybody.  We're just doing hot dogs, chips, ranch dip, spinach dip, veggie trays and my daughter's homemade yummy guacamole!

I do have a recipe to share with you all though! I met a lady in New Hampshire that gave me this recipe.  Let's just say that it was so good that by the time she took it out of the oven (while my friend Renee and I were at the store) and we got back from the store (total time about 35 minutes or so) the entire pan was GONE.....Yep! I hear it is THAT good!


1 block cream cheese
1 8 oz bottle ranch dressing
2 cans canned chicken (or I would use the equivalent of a fresh roasted chicken)
1 cup Frank's Buffalo Wing Sauce

Mix together and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees

Top with 2 cups shredded cheddar.  Place back in the oven for approximately 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

This was made in one of the tin foil "lasagna" pans.

Serve with your favorite tortilla chip.

Thank you Barb for such an awesome recipe.

If any of you Goddesses out there try this for your next get together, come on back and let me know how it was!

My granddaughter full of chocolate icing! I haven't a clue what that face is for but I'm sure there HAD to be a

Come back soon! On September 1st we have an interview with Deena Remiel and review of her new book The Book Waitress!

What are you reading now?  I am currently reading The Passage by Justin Cronin

Keep Reading Goddesses!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Back From Vacation!

Hello Goddesses! You have been missed! I got back from vacation in Massachusetts a couple of days ago.  After a couple of days of settling back in, I thought I'd share a few things with you.  First,  I want to say Happy Birthday to Decadent Publishing! There are some awesome people that work there!

And now, here are a few photos from my trip.

The beautiful Tobin Bridge in Boston:

THEN! My friend Renee took me to this awesome bakery in Winthrop, MA! Twin Bakery on Revere Street.  The most awesome man runs this bakery.  If I understand the story correctly, he and his twin opened the bakery YEARS ago! Everything is made from scratch and is DELICIOUS! Prices are AMAZING!  One of the scrumptious goodies we bought was a Napoleon. Totally melt in your mouth, almost as good as sex, dreaminess! (And yes! I am looking for the best recipe to share with y'all for this wonderful dessert)

Phyllo dough, Boston Cream, chocolate cream and shear dreaminess!  Fresh baked breads, Fresh raviolis sold by the dozen!

So, I found a treasure and you will all be getting some great recipes from it! It's an oldie but a goody (as the old saying goes).  I found this one in a used book store on the $1.00 shelves.  *Shaking my head* The things some people don't want any more!
I fell in love with this book the minute I picked it up! Wait until you see some of the recipes I have to share with you!

I had a blast! Missed you all dearly!

Also, please check out (and follow me if you wish) my other blog Goddesses and Gorgeous Beads

I've branched out to hopefully begin selling some of the stuff I create (at least so that I can keep purchasing new beads *winks*)

Keep Reading & Baking Goddesses!