January 11, 2019



This is Dallas Cowboy country y'all and
they have made it to the playoffs!
Finally, we are super excited to back our Cowboys
to a hopeful win over the Los Angeles Rams!

It's the perfect time to throw a celebration
for da' boys!!!

We are going to enjoy two appetizers, one hot and one cold
Cowboy Cookies for a sweet treat!

Pay no attention to this little Steeler's fan..........
you're out numbered little Dude......

Many layers of goodness

2 (101/2 OUNCE) cans of jalapeno bean dip
3 medium ripe avocados, peeled and mashed
2 T. lemon juice
1/2 t, salt
1/2 t. pepper
1 8 -ounce carton of sour cream
1/2 cup mayo
1 pkg taco seasoning
1 bunch green onions, chopped
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 can pitted ripe olives, chopped
8 ounces of sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

In a 9"x12" dish, spread the bean dip
Mix avocado, lemon juice, salt and pepper and spread
on top of the bean dip.
Mix sour cream and mayo; spread over avocado mixture.
LAYER remaining ingredients in listed order.
Serve with tortilla chips.


2 LBS. ground beef
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
1 (4 ounce) can diced jalapenos
1 1/2 T. minced garlic
1/2 t. salt
1 T. sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
1 t. oregano
16 ounces of cream cheese, softened and cut into cubes
1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
1 1/2 t. chili powder

In a skillet, brown ground beef with onion and jalapeno.
Drain off excess fat once browned.
Place beef mixture into crockpot.
Add tomato sauce, garlic, salt, sugar, ketchup, oregano, cream cheese,
Parmesan cheese and chili powder. Stir to combine.
Cover and cook on low for 2 hours until cream cheese melts
and dip can be well combined.
SERVE with tortilla chips!

`Whiskey in a Teacup

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 and 1/2 cups light brown sugar
1 and 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 and 1/2 cups softened butter
3 eggs
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups Rice Krispies cereal
2 cups shredded coconut
1 and 1/2 cups chopped pecans
1 and 1/2 semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. In a separate mixing bowl, cream together the brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla extract and butter with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, to the butter mixture and mix well before adding the next egg. In batches, add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until just combined.

With a spatula or wooden spoon, fold in the oats, Rice Krispies, coconut, pecans and chocolate chips. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer for about 15 minutes. Take directly from the freezer to the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes until golden brown. Bake them slightly less if you like chewier cookies, longer if you like them crispy.


  1. Sounds like you're all set! I have always been a Cowboys fan, though I haven't followed football much since I married. The Troy Aikman, Emmett Smith, and Michael Irvin trio were amazing to watch!

    1. Hi Deanna....they were a fabulous trio....we never give up on our team....we met so many Cowboy fans while living in Maine....it was just incredible! Always a bit blue when football season is over.....have a great weekend!

  2. Betsy... I'm not too keen on football but I LOVE the appetizers featured at the parties. These look positively delish. That little Steelers fan is pretty darn cute!! Have a great weekend!

  3. that little guy Luke already has a good form! even if he is a Steelers fan! LOL
    amazing to get to be right there on the field!!! wow.

  4. Luke is having some fun! He might oughta get his team lines up with the rest of the family. 🙂 Oh I do love Cowboy Cookies, especially the dough. I know that we’re not supposed to eat the dough, but who pays attention to that?!

  5. You always have such good recipes here! Easy, too, and made with stuff a person has on hand. I don't have to rush to the store to get 1/4 oz of spizajamson (ok-I made that up).
    Love the family pictures and hope the game is a good one there! xo Diana

  6. sorry about our cowboys.....and watching our Saints as I type this....the south MUST represent!!!
    gonna make that hamburger dip....looks yum!


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