Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Shredded Beef Taquitos

A few weeks ago we took out of the freezer some steaks to have the next day.  We were very surprised when we opened the package and found a huge roast instead.  Dinner plans then had to be changed for that day, but we did get the most out of that roast.  We ate it with baked potatoes, then made french dips, shredded beef barbecues and then these little beauties out of it!!  So it all turned out great.  It actually made for an easy meal planning.  I thought I had taken better pictures of these, but was wrong and the family ate them so fast!!  Anyway this is s for sure keeper!!
Shredded Beef Taquitos
Makes about 12-16 
2-3 cups roast, shredded
1/4 cup onion
4 oz cream cheese
2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 to 1 cup salsa
1 package 6 inch tortillas (corn or flour)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Soften the cream cheese in the microwave just a bit.  Place in a  medium sized bowl and mix the roast, onion, cheese and salsa together.  Lay your tortillas out and place about 1-2 Tablespoons of the mixture down one side. *Note it does help them roll better if you heat the tortillas for just a bit first.
Roll up and place on a greased cookie sheet.
Lightly spray the tops with cooking spray and sprinkle with a little salt.
Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes (or until edges and tops are golden). I rotated min after the first 10 minutes. 
Let cool for a couple of minutes.  
These also freeze well.  I was hoping to have some to freeze, but the family ate every single one in one sitting!!
They loved them!!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Cake of Many Colors

Hi.. My name is Kayla and I am Tiffanee's oldest daughter. I love to cook and experiment with different recipes.  This has been one of my favorites lately because it is really a cake that brightens your day! haha!!
It is fun to make and so delicious to eat! One of those cakes that will never be the same each time you make it.  So it can also be known as the cake of many patterns!!
The Cake of Many Colors
1 package white or yellow cake mix (I used yellow)
Food coloring
*Some One Direction music to rock out to while you work. :)
Follow the instructions on the box to make the cake batter.
Divide the batter in to different bowls for however many colors you plan on using.
I used seven.  Put ten drops (or until you get the color you want) of the desired color in each bowl
 and stir to mix. 
Grease your pan.  Start with one color and spoon it into the bottom of the pan. Put the next color in the middle on top of the first color.  Repeat until all your colors are used.
At this point you can run a knife through it to make it look a little tye dyed.
Bake according to the box instructions.
Let cool and frost!!
Then enjoy this delicious colorful cake!
What a fun cake!!
(the ultimate One Direction fan.)

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Fabulous Funfetti Cookie Sandwiches

You will come to find out two things about me.. I love anything funfetti and simple! (Anything more than 10 ingredients and I'm done) This is exactly what this recipe is..simple and delicious  It was a huge hit at home and the office.

2 eggs
1/4 cups melted butter
1 tsp vanilla 
1 box of funfetti cake mix

Preheat your oven to 350
Mix all ingredients until batter is thick (it will be really sticky--use lots AND lots of Pam)
Make walnut sized balls and place on a greased cookie than slightly flatten

Bake for 10-12 minutes 

Let cool than frost one cookie with your desired amount of frosting then stick another cookie on top and TA--DA: amazing simple sweet treat. Just make sure to have a class of milk handy! 


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Baked Chicken Nuggets

The other day a friend of mine was telling me about these chicken nuggets she makes and how her kids love them. SO of course the foodie in me was intrigued.  She then told me I needed to check out the website SkinnyTaste.com.  WOW!! Amazing.  Totally worth checking out.  These nuggets were so easy to make and so DELICIOUS!! I can't wait to try out some other recipes of hers for this one is a total keeper!!
Baked Chicken Nuggets
from SkinnyTaste
16 oz (2 large) skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into even bit sized pieces
salt and pepper or seasoning salt to taste
1 Tablespoons olive oil
6 Tablespoons Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
2 Tablespoons panko
2 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
 oil spray
*I doubled the recipe.

Preheat oven to 425°. Spray a baking sheet with oil spray.
Put the olive oil in one bowl and the breadcrumbs, panko and parmesan cheese in another.

Season chicken with salt and pepper, then put in the bowl with the olive oil and mix well so the olive oil evenly coats all of the chicken.

Put a few chunks of chicken at a time into the breadcrumb mixture to coat, then place  on the baking sheet.

 Lightly spray the top with olive oil spray then bake 8 - 10 minutes. Turnover then cook another  4 - 5 minutes or until cooked though.
HUGE hit!! The kids loved them and so did I!! Next time I am going to make more and freeze some.  That is if they last that long!!
SO EASY!! Dinner served!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Teacher Appreciation Week Gift 2013

Somehow this year I missed the Teacher Appreciation Week memo, but luckily finally caught and played catch up all week!!  I wanted something cute and different for the final day, because honestly my kids have awesome teachers!!  After thinking about it for a few days...This is what I came up with! It was quick, simple and I thought it turned out cute.
Nice play on words!! HAHA!!
SO here's what I used:
SoBe Drinks and Swedish Fish
Put the fish in a little plastic bag, attached the note and the fish to the drinks and voila..DONE!!
(Like my photo bomber!!)
Here's the tag.  You should be able to just right clip and copy and paste it into a document.
You can even play with the size.  I have it on a sheet of four, but it would not let me put it on here.  
Hope all the teachers get the appreciation that they deserve!!
Create on!!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Meet the other CrAzY cookie.. TAYLER KUNZ!

Hello my fellow one crazy cookie lovers! I am Tayler Kunz.

 Tiffanee's youngest sister. I have always looked up to my older sister so when she asked me to join her blog I was BEYOND flattered. I thought for my first post before you hear about all my craziness, you should just hear about me!

I am baby of five children, which are all my best friends. Being the youngest definitely has it perks, I was always surrounded by yummy food. Just an FYI: I love BACON!I will seriously try to put it in everything. My mom is my inspiration. She can make ANYTHING (when I say anything I mean ANYTHING)taste good. My brothers always say that it is because she makes everything with so much LOVE

Favorite E-CARD EVER!

Ugly Sweater Party (We won!)
My beautiful Family
I married my best friend and the love of my life on July 29,2011. We are coming up on our 2 years of marriage and I could not be happier. He always says that "marriage has been good to him" because my love to cook..especially bake!
BEST day of my life 
The girls!
 Not only do I love to be in the kitchen but I love fashion. I adore bright colors and animal prints. It is dangerous my addiction to clothes. :) My husband likes to tell me that I'm "high maintenance". I take it as a complete compliment. I like to take care of myself and there is nothing wrong with that!
I love to make blankets. This is my favorite!

My nails as of now!(cheetah and pink)

I love working out and trying to eat as healthy as possible (which sometimes is so hard to do). I work as a Dental Assistant in a community health office. Needless to say I am a neat freak and hand sanitize is my best friend.I love my job and love helping people. I feel very satisfied every day when I leave. I am working my husband through school as he finishes his degree in Business/Agronomy up at BYUI. 
My everything 
Cowboys and Seahawks game
We love sports and being outside. (Especially baseball!) That is where we are spending our 2 anniversary at a Dodgers Yankee game. I am SO excited! Needless to say we are crazy busy.
With my brother at the Angle's game! Look at those hot dogs!

I am beyond excited to start sharing all my yummy recipes, beauty tips, workout trends and all my craziness!!


Tuesday, May 7, 2013


My daughter has been working on a science project comparing different brands of popcorn.  So needless to say we have an abundance of popcorn kernels in our house at the moment.  I will have to update you on her scientific findings!!  We were in need of a treat to go in lunches and I remember this amazing quick and easy recipe for Zonkers.  AKA... a type of white caramel popcorn.  Trust me it is DELICIOUS and ADDICTING. Best yet it takes only moments to make!!
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
large bowl of popped popcorn

Put all ingredient EXCEPT the baking soda in a large glass bowl.  Microwave for 3 minutes; stirring after each minute.  Remove and stir in the baking soda.  Put back in the microwave and cook for 2 minutes more, stirring again after the each minute. *Large bowl is important because it will foam and expand after adding the soda. (Trust me on this one..I failed this time and it ended up all over my microwave!!) Pour over large bowl of popcorn and stir to coat!
There you go..treats in a flash!!


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