Giveaway Winner

Saturday, December 18, 2010

I am really excited to have had a giveaway! Thanks for all those who have shared comments. According to, comment number 2 is the winner.

Tzel said . . .
 I like the blue and gold from notre dame. Thaanks!

Congratulations!! If you will email me your information I will send you your headbands.

Team Color candies

Friday, December 17, 2010

I always love having a theme for my get togethers. So when we are watching our favorite team I love to find candy or somethings that matches our team colors. So my favorite are the York Peppermint Pieces. Which match our team colors. Be creative and you will be surprised looking at the candy aisle what colors they have. Twizzlers are always good bet!! Let me know what some of the team color candies you have found.

Cheesy Roasted Red Pepper Dip

Every time I make this dip I get so many requests for the recipe. This is actually a dip that I found from another food blog, Our Best Bites. I threw a big 60th surprise party for my father in law earlier this year and made this. It was a huge hit. So give it a try, you will love it.

Cheesy Roasted Red Pepper Dip 
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7oz jar roasted red peppers (about 1C diced)
 4 C grated pepper jack cheese (3/4 lb)
8oz cream cheese (I use low-fat) 
3/4 C mayonnaise

2 T minced onion 
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 T Dijon mustard

Preheat oven to 350.
 Remove peppers from jar and blot excess water with paper towels. You want to make sure they are dry so they don't add moisture to the dip. Then dice 'em up.In a bowl, soften cream cheese in microwave so it will be easier to stir. Add in mayo, onion, garlic, and dijon. Stir to combine and then add in grated cheese and the diced peppers. Place in an 8x8-ish dish (pie plate works). At this point you can pop it in the fridge if you're going to cook it later and you can even make it a couple of days ahead of time. Place in the oven and cook for 30-45 minutes. Baking time depends on the dish. It will start to bubble and brown on the outside edge, and you want it to be bubbly all the way through to the center. It will be nice and golden brown on top, especially around the edges. Mine usually takes 40-45 min.

Velveeta Chili Cheese Dip

I know this was suppose to be the big football party food week, however I have come down with some nasty strep throat. So all I have done the last couple of days is lay in bed and wish I were dead. Now, that I can sit up alright I will try to catch up with what I was planning to do. This cheese dip is always a huge hit when I make it. So give this a try and you will enjoy it.

Velveeta Chili Cheese Dip

1 block Velveeta cheese
1 can chili with no beans
1 small can green chiles
1/3 cup chopped green onions
1 bag Frito Scoops

Cut up the Velveeta into big blocks (this makes it easier to melt). Put all ingredients (except Scoops) into a Crockpot and let it melt and cook for about an hour and a half on low heat. When ready to serve to those hungry football fans stir that cheesy goodness up and get your scoops ready. Let me know what you think.

Tex Mex Dip

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

This is my go to recipe when I have company over and especially when we are watching a football team. It is super easy, and chances are you have all these ingredients on hand. I grew up always having this recipe on New Years Eve. Good times. Give it a try. Don't forget to leave a comment to enter the giveaway.

Tex Mex Dip

1 can refried beans
2 cups sour cream
3 tbsp. taco seasoning
1 cup guacamole
2 cups grated cheese
1 tomato chopped
1 small can of olives

Layer each of the ingredients on a serving platter. This could be done on one big platter or two regular plates. I don't always have guacamole on hand and so I usually leave this out. Grab some tortilla chips and you have a great dip.

Prettylicious Give Away

Monday, December 13, 2010


I am so excited to announce my first giveaway. My great talented friend Tessa makes these great headbands and jewlery. Her etsy shop is found here: She wanted to be the first one to do a giveaway on Get Me a Fork. She has these great holiday headbands, Christmas, Halloween, and 4th of July.  So I will have this giveaway open for a week. Leave a comment and you will be entered into the giveaway. I will announce the winner on Saturday.  Having this week be my first giveaway is not by chance. This is the start of college bowl mania. Our favorite team plays their bowl game the Saturday.  This week I will be sharing some of my favorite football watching foods. To get your football watching party ready. So leave a comment and let me know what is your favorite team and what their colors are, and you will be entered into the giveaway. My favorite is certainly blue and white. Go Cougs!! 

A Princess Birthday Party

Thursday, December 9, 2010

I am blessed with two little kiddos. Whom I love, however both their birthdays fall into the greatest time of the year . . . Christmas. So I try to do birthday parties for my kids to help focus on their birthday not just Christmas. It was obvious what my little girl wanted for a party theme. Princess. All things princess. I really had fun planning her birthday party. My number one advice for children's birthday parties is do cupcakes. They are so easy and you don't have to worry about getting plates, napkins, utensils, and ice cream. So I usually do cupcakes for my kids birthdays. I was excited to do princess cupcakes for my little girl. I just used a good ol' cake mix for the cupcake and then made some awesome buttercream frosting. When decorating the cupcakes I use a pastry bag with the couplet but no tip. So it makes a big fat frosting on the cupcake. I just did a little sprinkles, and added the toppers I found at a local craft store. I am so happy how they turned out. How cute is that shoe?!?! Here are some other pictures from my little princess's day.

Every little princess needs a crown. So all the little girls who came got a crown.

We had the Fairy Godmother come and teach the girls how to be a princess, and read a story to them about what it takes to be a princess. She then gave them all special "sparkle". 

Each princess went home with a princess kit. To help them always be a princess. 

Now onto the Star Wars party. May the Force to Be With Me. 

Buttercream Frosting

3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter (not substitutes)
1 tsp vanilla
3 tbsp. milk

Mix powdered sugar and butter in a stand mixer. When it begins to look crumbly add the vanilla and the milk. Then add any food coloring that you want. Let it whip for a while, like 5-7 minutes. It will be beautiful, and you will just have to put your finger in the bowl to take a taste, and you will be so happy you did. 

*Amanda's note: When making this for cupcakes I always double the recipe so I can pile it up on the cupcake. 

Taco Chicken

Monday, December 6, 2010

So, I know I have been a bit of a slacker. I have been planning birthday parties for my kiddos. Which I will  be posting all the details soon. I will also have a giveaway coming soon. So lots to look forward to, but I wanted to post this awesome chicken recipe that I use.  I often make this when I don't know what to make and I have just cleaned up the kitchen and don't want to make a big mess. Everyone has different food items that they always have on hand. My fridge always has things to make tacos/burritos. That is per my man's request. So this chicken I can just put in the crock pot and it makes great shredded chicken for tacos. Give this a try. This is also good when you have company. It makes a good amount and you just add tomatoes, shredded lettuce, olives, cheese, sour cream, you name it. Good stuff. Give it a try.

Taco Chicken

3 frozen chicken breasts
1 cup salsa (any kind)
1 packet taco seasoning
1 cup water

Throw the above ingredients into a crockpot and let it cook on low for around 4 hours. About 3 1/2 hours into it take the chicken out and put it in a separate bowl. Grab two forks and start shredding that chicken. It will just fall apart. That part always makes me happy. Then return it to the crockpot. Let those taco juices do their job and seep into that shredded chicken. There you go, you have just made some wonderful taco chicken.

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