Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tara Tyler Talks Blogaversary Blogfest!!!

My brain must be water-logged because I almost forgot to put up my entry for Tara's Blogfest today!

Happy Anniversary, Tara!

Tara is celebrating one year of blogging and wants us to share our favorite recipes!

And there are prizes!

And I love food!

Win. Win.


Shrimp/Crab Dip

1 pkg real cream cheese
1 jar cocktail sauce
1 can crabmeat
1 can tiny shrimp, drained
1 box crackers

In serving dish create layers of ingredients. Spread cream cheese out, spread cocktail sauce over that, crabmeat then shrimp. Serve with crackers (Wheatsworth are really good with this dip). Use small knives for spreading.


Southern Sweet Tea

Boil 1 cup of white sugar (more or less to taste) in a small pot of water to make sugar syrup. Remove from heat and add 8-10 Luzianne Tea Bags. Let steep with lid on the pot. How long? From 1 hour to over night. Add tea syrup to 1 gallon container. Make sure you squeeze all the good stuff out of the tea bags. Add cold water to fill container and serve. Last a few days in fridge.


Easy Fudge

12 oz. pkg semisweet chocolate chips
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk

Place chips and milk in microwave safe bowl.
Microwave on medium power for 2-3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes.
Microwave, stirring at 1 minutes intervals, until chips are melted and mixture is smooth and thick.
Pour into greased 8" square pan and cool.
You can also melt the chips and milk in a heavy saucepan over low heat.

You may have noticed I skipped over dinner.

Who needs dinner when you have fudge?


  1. As far as I'm concerned, you've got all the necessary courses covered! Love how easy that fudge is!

  2. Great post... i want to make that fudge right now!

  3. FUDGE!
    and all easy recipes! YEAH!
    thank you for adding simplicity and yumminess!

  4. The dip looks good.


  5. Wow, all three sound great. Can't wait to make that dip for a party. I love things that look complicated but our simple. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. oh goodness that dip looks lush - my stomach's rumbling... And I'll take a piece of that fudge too... please ?!?!?

  7. Oh my gosh - all these dips are making my mouth WATER! yum.

    And everyone needs a simple fudge recipe. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  8. Alex - You got it!

    Nicki - I agree! The fudge is great.

    Jeff - Did you make it?

    Tara - You got it! Hope you had a great day.

    Joyce - Thank you.

    Rhonda - I love easy.

    Laura - Absolutely!

    Alana - You are welcome.

    Thanks all for stopping in!

  9. Fudge?! I could live on fudge. When can I come over??

  10. Dinner? Isn't fudge dinner? I'm sure it should be. Yumm!

  11. Lots of interesting goodies here ... mmm ... and one of my fave biscuits , Wheatsworth ! I'm definitely eyeballing the biscuit/dip combo ...

  12. Liz - Anytime!

    Cathy - You're right. Fudge should be considered an entree!

    MISH - That dip is very tasty.

    Jeff - I'm so glad!!!

  13. Mm-mm-mm-mm-mmmmmm! Thanks!I'm making them all now that I'm back from being on hiatus. Too yummy!

  14. Nancy - Glad I could tempt your taste buds!

  15. New reader here! :-) All those prizes sound fantabulous. As a southerner, I was especially pleased to see the use of 'simple syrup'. It just makes it taste so much better (who cares that we like our tea sweet enough to rot our teeth?).

    Have a good one!

  16. TaraNator - Welcome. Sweet tea is almost as important to us (even in the North) as chocolate. Almost.
    Thanks for coming by!

  17. your wonderful recipes came in 3rd place =)
    thanks for providing!


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