Friday, September 30, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Dip

I cannot believe, I just realized that I forgot to take a picture of the final product!  It's over half eaten now so it will not do any good.  So, please pretend that the cheese is melted in the picture below...

1/2 cup of shredded chicken
1/3 cup red hot (cayenne pepper) sauce - I use Trappey's Red Devil Cayenne Pepper Sauce.
1 1/2 cups Hidden Valley Ranch dressing
1 cup of shredded cheese

To Prepare
1.  Add layer of shredded chicken.

2.  Add red hot sauce.

3.  Add Hidden Valley Ranch dressing.

4.  Add shredded cheese.

5.  Heat in oven at 350F for approximately 15 minutes.

To Serve
Serve with tortilla chips!

Jewels App

Another one of Steel's favorites...


Tap 3 like jewels and they are removed and other jewels fall down to take their place.  Very kid friendly.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sweet n Sour Meatballs

(measurements are based on 1 lb. of frozen meatballs)
1 lb. frozen meatballs
1 cup packed brown sugar
3 T flour
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup vinegar
3 T soy sauce

To Prepare
1.  Add meatballs to crockpot.

2.  Dump remaining ingredients over top of meatballs.

3.  Cook in crockpot on high for an hour or two.  (I mix it a few times in between.)

To Serve
Serve as an appetizer at a gathering.  It is sure to be a hit.  I leave them in the crockpot and let people fend for themselves.

Bubble Break App

One of Steel's favs...

Bubble Break 

Keeps him entertained, keeps mom sane.  LOL!

Touch groups of at least 3 like-color bubbles and they disappear.  Move rows are added when space is available.  It's good when mom has a few minutes to kill as well.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

NFL Ticket App

Directv - Check
NFL Ticket - Check, Check

Download the NFL Ticket App and take the NFL on the go!


Halloween Decorations

Since Fall has arrived, time to decorate for Halloween!  My fav holiday (next to Christmas).  I took a few pics of the decorations (okay, quite a few...), I'm sure you will be able to tell that I am obsessed with witches!

You say 'Witch' like it's a bad thing.

And last but definitely not least...

A little Halloween flair for our Family/Steelers Room!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Directv App

Directv App lets you schedule your DVR at home on the go.

It really works!

Crashed Witch Halloween Decor

I found these great witch feet at the craft store and had this idea to make a witch looking 
like it was crashing into our front door.  I have this slight obsession with witches.  I will be 
posting pictures of all my Halloween Witches.  Check back soon!

Note:  I did not use any glue when assembling the witch since this would be hanging on our front door.  I have not had good luck with glue and the sun!  I used wire and thread only.

Gray Yarn
Elmer's Glue
1/2 inch plastic tubing - (Hardware store)
Sponge Brush
Witch Feet - (You could attempt to make them yourself but I could not pass up mine for $3!)
Witch Broom
Witch Hat
1/4 yard fabric for dress/skirt
1/4 yard netted fabric for cape
12" floral ring
Needle and thread

The How To
1.  Make witch hair:
Combine 2 parts glue and 1 part water.  Cut yarn to desired length and tie to plastic tubing.  Wrap yarn around tubing.  Dab on glue mixture to saturate the yarn.  Let dry overnight.  I made 7 hair strands total.

2.  Once dry, unwrap and cut off knot.  

3.  Tack hair to inside of witches hat by sewing along the outside edge.

4.  Attach legs to floral ring using wire.  I wanted it look as if she crashed so I attached them so that the legs were separated, pointing out.  

5.  Make and attach witch skirt:
Take fabric and cut jagged edge along longest side.  Wrap the fabric around legs and floral ring.  Roll top corners over and tack down with needle and thread.  

6.  Make cape and attach:
Take netted fabric and cut jagged edge along longest side.  Gather opposite side of jagged edge and tie with yarn.  Then tack to underside of hat.  I tacked in five different spots fanning out the cape on top of the hair.  

7.  Stuff a piece of newspaper in hat to give a little depth but not too much so that the hat will still sag down when hanging.

8.  Attach hat to skirt by sewing the top of the legs to the hat.

9.  Attach broom by looping yarn through broom loop and floral ring and tying a knot.

10.  Make a loop with yard and sew to inside of hat for a hanger.

11.  Display on front door! (or where ever)