Thursday, October 11, 2012

Sopapilla Cheesecake

Found this recipe on Pinterest & loved it.  Was very easy to make & delicious!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Chicken Sandwiches

I got this recipe from the Weavertown cookbook. I found it when I was lookin for a recipe to use some leftover turkey & it was a hit with everyone in my family! It's also very easy to make & a great way to use up leftover turkey or chicken.

3 C cooked chicken or turkey pieces
1 1/2 C saltine cracker crumbs
2 C chicken broth
1/2 C celery, chopped
1/2 C onion, chopped
1 can cream of chicken soup
Salt & pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients and put in baking dish. Bake at 350* until browned, approximately 1 hour. Can also be made in crockpot. Serve on rolls. I also put a slice of American cheese on each sandwich.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Pancake Syrup

One Saturday morning hubby made pancakes & we realized after he made the pancakes that there was very little syrup left, so I looked in my cookbooks to see if we had ingredients to make some. And I found a recipe we liked & I've been using it ever since.

1 C white sugar
1 C brown sugar
1 C corn syrup or molasses
2 C water
1 tsp vanilla or maple flavoring

Mix and simmer for about 5 minutes. I store mine in the refrigerator.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Dried Beef Casserole

1/4 lb. dried beef, cut in small pieces
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 C macaroni, uncooked
1 1/2 C milk
1 C shredded cheddar cheese

Mix all together. Put in greased casserole dish and bake at 350* for 1 hour. I occasionally add chopped hard-boiled eggs.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Please help Brianna!

I am participating in the iPad challenge through in order to get an iPad for Brianna & to raise awareness for Autism. I would appreciate it greatly if you would be willing to make a purchase to support this great cause & allow my daughter to have a voice. All you have to do is follow this link and put either my name-Kris Zimmerman or Brianna Zimmerman in the challengers line. It is very important that you put at least one of our FULL names in the challengers name space as that is how we receive credit. It has to be one of the 8 items under the iPad challenge pieces tab, no other items on the website qualify.
After we sell 60 of the items we get an iPad. This challenge was started by a mom with a son on the autism spectrum & she's trying to get as many iPads as she can in the hands of children with autism. Please help mine & Brianna's dream become a reality! If you have any questions, feel free to email me & PLEASE forward this on to as many people as you can. It would be much appreciated!!
God Bless you all for caring!

Kris Zimmerman

Info on Brianna for those who don't know her.

My daughter, Brianna is 12 and is diagnosed with Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome and PDD-NOS. She is VERY limited verbally & most people cannot understand the little bit of speech that she does have. She loves to interact with people but it's hard for her to get her point across if people cannot understand her speech. She uses some sign language but she also is also VERY limited in her fine motor skills. She has been using a communication book with flip pages and does well with it but that is limited because you can only carry around so many pages. She would benefit greatly having an ipad to use with a communication app such as Proloquo2Go so that she could have a "voice". She could also use it to type since she is learning to type & spell. I feel if she would have a way of communicating with a device like this she would better be able to express her wants and needs and therefore help in lessening her frustrations and prevent meltdowns. She has had access to an ipad while her TSS is here as she has one & Brianna is able to use it and her fine motor skills are developed enough that it is definately an option for her to use. She is able to read simple words, it is mainly sight reading, she isn't able to sound words out at this point. It would mean so much to Brianna and our family if she would be able to communicate with a voice so she can better interact with her classmates, friends, siblings and cousins so she can feel like an important part of society and not be frustrated because people don't understand her. Her teacher and Speech therapist are the ones that suggested an ipad for Brianna, they feel it would benefit her greatly in school, home and the community. We want her to be as independant as possible and this would help with her independance. She would be able to answer test questions at school, interact with her classmates, better participate in class, order food when dining out, interact with her three younger siblings and share what she knows as we all know she knows a lot more than what she is able to express at this point since her methods of communication are so limited now.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sticky Bun Ring

Found this recipe on Pinterest the other day & I have made it 3 times already. It is SO easy & VERY good!! I took it to a support group meeting yesterday & to another meeting I went to today & everyone raved about it. I also made it for supper last night & my children & hubby went crazy over it.

You can check out the recipe here-

Absolutely devine!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Spinach Dressing

I got this recipe from my Aunt Edith, she brought this salad to a picnic this summer & I loved it!

1 lb. bacon-fried & crumbled
6 hard-boiled eggs, diced or sliced
1 C oil
1/3 C ketchup
1/4 C vinegar
1/2 C sugar
2 tsp worcestershire sauce

Mix all ingredients together & pour over 2 bags of baby spinach.