Monday, October 26, 2009

Taco Salad Recipe

This is a recipe that was given to me years ago from a friend. I just made it at home this weekend and thought I should post it here. It is great for potlucks too. I have never had leftovers when taking this to a potluck and would usually do a double recipe. I even used this for a Halloween potluck as we were tasked with bringing food that orange and black. To create that, I mixed everything according to the directs and right before serving a sprinkled a layer of the crushed Doritos on top and then added some sliced black olives.

1 bottle Catalina salad dressing
1 head lettuce
2 lg. tomatoes, chopped
1 med. onion, chopped
1 med. green pepper or green onion, chopped
1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. shredded Cheddar cheese
1 pkg. Nachos or Doritos, crushed or broken
1 pkg. taco seasoning (optional)
Olives are also optional

Brown beef with taco seasoning and allow to cool.

Combine all other ingredients except chips in a large salad bowl. Toss like a regular salad. Add ground beef and chips just before serving. Pour Catalina dressing over all or serve alongside.

For a lower calorie option substitute ground turkey for the ground beef, use light versus regular cheese, use light Catalina versus regular, and use Baked Doritos.


Friday, October 16, 2009

Health Care Expo

Saturday, October 24th from 9 am to 4 pm at Neinhaus Park Community Center. Lots of free screenings, kids activities, and more. For more information click here.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

2010 DRNA Calendars

As you may know, I am a doxie mama of 3 and a foster mom of 1. I foster rescues for Dachshund Rescue of North America (DRNA). The new 2010 calendar for DRNA has been released. They are available for $18.00 and can be purchased here or in my store. Proceeds from the sales of the calendar help to pay for medical expenses and care of these precious and needy rescues. They will also make a great gift or stocking stuffer for any dachshund lover in your life.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Soap Making App for the IPhone

I must say I was thrilled to find that there is a Soap Making Application for my IPhone. How great is this? Leave it to Brambleberry to be the creator of the app.

I have been playing around with this quite a bit lately and I am loving it. It is easy to use and even comes with 3 recipes to help get you started.

There is an extensive list of fats, oils and butters to choose from. You can choose your percentage of superfatting and the size of your batch. You can even email the recipe. The only addition I would like to see in future updates would be an area for notes so I could keep information about fragrances and colors I used in the batch...etc. Otherwise, I could not be happier. Creating new recipes made even easier. Get yours for just $4.99.