Saturday, April 20, 2013

Chorizo Empanadas

These Chorizo Empanadas are the last meat empanada in the empanada series.  So far we have made with Fig and Brie Empanadas and Beef Empanadas.  Next week we will have Banana and Dulce de Leche Empanadas for desert.

Chorizo Empanadas


1 1/2 lbs ground Chorizo sausage
1 medium onion chopped
1 tsp garlic minced
1 TB olive oil
2 cans Pillsbury Thin Pizza Dough


1.  Put 1 TB olive oil in a skillet and heat over medium heat.  

2.  Add onion and garlic and cook for 2 to 3 minutes and then add the chorizo.

3.  Cook until the chorizo is done and then drain grease.

4.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees and spray a baking sheet with non stick cooking spray.

5.  Unroll your pizza dough on a large cutting board.

6.  I used a small 5 1/2 to 6 inch saucepan lid to cut circles of dough for the empanadas   I got 4 circles of dough from each pizza crust.  (There is quite a bit of waste, you could probably rework the dough and get more circles)

7.  Once the chorizo is cooked you can start stuffing your empanadas.

8.  Start by putting a few tablespoons of your chorizo on 1/2 of your dough.

10.  Then add some potato, cheese, and cilantro.

 11.  Then fold the other half of dough over the meat mixture and roll the edges so that they are sealed. (Make sure they are sealed well so that nothing leaks out of the dough while cooking)

12.  Bake in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.

13.  Serve immediately or remove from pan and place on racks to cool

Makes 8 medium sized empanadas

I hope that you like our little tour of Argentinian Empanadas.  Next week we have Banana and Dulce de Leche Empanadas for desert.  Have a great week and I always love hearing from you.

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Pineapple Blood Orange Cocktail for Friday's Happy Hour

I made this Pineapple Blood Orange Cocktail last week in Florida and it was SOOO GOOD!!!  I don't even like screwdrivers, but this was really good and a different take on a screwdriver.  

Pineapple Blood Orange Cocktail 


2 oz Skyy Pineapple vodka 
2 oz Dekeyper or Salerno Blood Orange Liqeuer
4 oz pineapple juice


Pour the pineapple vodka, blood orange liqueur, and pineapple juice into a glass over ice.

Stir and serve.

David and I really enjoyed this drink.  I hope you do also.  It would be really good for brunch too.
I always love hearing from you.

Have a great week.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Polka Dot Cake

Charly made this Polka Dot Cake for vince's Birthday and not only was it good, but it came out so cute.  She saw a picture of one on Facebook and decided that she would make it for Vince's Birthday.  I love the way it came out, and it was pretty simple to make.  Just boxed cake mix and food coloring.

Charly's Polka Dot Cake


1 box white cake mix (and ingredients called for on the box to make it)
1 Devils Food Cake Mix (and ingredients called for on the box to make it)
neon colors food coloring
cake pop pan
2 8 inch cake pans
non stick cooking spray
4 ramekins or bowls


1.  Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray cake pop pan and cake pans.

2.  Follow the directions on the box for your white cake mix to mix the cake batter.

3.  Divide your cake batter into 4 bowls or ramekins.

4.  Add your neon colored food coloring to each ramekin, making each ramekin a different color.  Add the food coloring to make the cake pops the color that you want the polka dots to be.  She added a lot of food coloring to get them to these really bright colors.

5.  Add the cake batter to your cake pop pan.

6.  Bake for 17 minutes.  It's okay if they are not totally done, they will finish cooking when you bake them in the cake.

7.  While the cake pops are baking follow the directions on your devils food cake mix package to make the batter for the devils food cake mix.

8.  Pour 1/2 of the devils food cake batter into your cake pans.

9.  Then pop your cake pops out of the pan and put 6 cake pops in each pan.  (if you decide to make a second batch of cake pops, you could add more cake pops to the cakes)

10.  Pour the 2nd half of the cake mix over the cake pops.

11.  Follow the directions on the box to bake your cake layers.

12.  Once a toothpick comes out clean remove the cakes from the oven and cool on racks for 15 minutes.

13.  Then remove the cakes from the cake pans and finish cooling.

14.  Frost with any frosting you want.  We used the Peanut Butter Icing that we used on our Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes but we doubled the batch of icing.  The recipe below is the single batch, which you will need to double.

Here is the Peanut Butter Icing Recipe.

Kathleen's Peanut Butter Icing


1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup peanut butter
5 TB unsalted butter at room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp Kosher salt
1/3 cup heavy cream


1.  Mix powdered sugar, peanut butter, butter, vanilla, and salt in a mixing bowl on medium-low until creamy.  Scrape down the sides as necessary.

2.  Then add cream and beat on high until smooth.  I did need to add an extra TB of cream, so that it was creamy enough to frost the cake.  This frosting is a little difficult to work with on a cake,  I had to pat it on.  It may be easier to pipe on the cake, you could try that if you prefer.

We hope you like this recipe.  This cake came out so cute and was delicious.  We always love hearing from you.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

New Coupons for 4-17-13

Here are some new coupons you may be interested in.

$1.00 off KRAFT FRESH TAKE Cheese & Breadcrumb Mix 
$15.00 off a FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System 
$2.00 off a FoodSaver Heat-Seal Bag or Roll 
$2.00 off (2) Dial Body Washes 11.75oz or larger 
$1.50 off ONE CARNATION Breakfast Essentials 
$0.75 off one LAND O LAKES Saute Express 

Personal Care

Paper Products


Baby Products

Hope they help this week's grocery bill.
Have a great week.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop 48

We want to thank everyone who shared with last week's Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop 47.  We love seeing all of your posts.  

Adorned From Above Blog Hop

Welcome to Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop 48.  We will be doing a giveaway for a $50 Visa Gift Card once we reach 500 (GFC) Google Friends Connect Followers, so if you're not following on GFC, it would be great if you would follow us on GFC.

I will be featuring the bloggers from last two parties and this weeks party next week.  I've been spending time with family.  I am looking at everyone's posts and love seeing them.

So on to this weeks party.

We hope you have fun at this week's party.  We all love hearing from you, so we love your comments.

Now let's party

Have a great week.

Simple Charm Tutorial

Today I am doing a really Simple Charm Tutorial.  I love adding different crosses to my necklaces and it is so easy to make your own.  You can buy the charms, but sometimes they do not have the jump rings to attach them to a necklace or bracelet.  It is easy and fun and would be a great project to do with kids.

Simple Charm Tutorial


Charms of your choice
jump rings
needle nose pliers


1.   Place your charms and jump rings out.

2.  Make sure that your jump rings will fit over the clasps and jump rings on your chains.

3.  Open up your jump rings with your needle nose pliers.

4.  Place the jump ring through the ring at the top of your charm.

5.  Close the jump ring with your needle nose pliers.

6.  Place your charm on your necklace

You're done.  Wasn't that an easy project?  It's easy, fun, and you get to change the look of your jewelry.

I hope that you enjoyed this tutorial.  I always love hearing from you.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Patience - 1 Timothy 6:11

Today, I felt that I needed to write about Patience - 1 Timothy 6:11.  It is something that sometimes I am sorely lacking.  Today I am praying for patience for myself and others.  I know that there are more women out there, like me, who are busy and trying to get a lot of things done, and instead of having patience and trusting that God will help us get it done, we rely on ourselves.  That is always the wrong move for me.  It never works when I rely on my own steam.  Then I start loosing patience with other people.  Which is not following God's word.  So for me, I am praying for patience, and trusting God to help me get everything done.  Maybe I need to pay more attention to God's timeline, not my own.

But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

1 Timothy 6:11

I always love hearing from you.
Have a blessed Day.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sunday with Family

Hi Everyone,
We are still spending time with my family, so there is not post today.  We wish all of you the most wonderful and blessed Sunday.  We
hope all of you can spend time with Your families.

The Bolocofsky Family has lots to celebrate.  My mother-in-law just turned 97 years old, and she got to spend time with David, Danny (who she hasn't seen since he joined the marines 4 1/2 years ago), Charly (who is pregnant and having a baby girl in July.  This will be her first great grandchild), and Ryan (Charly's significant other).  So this year we have lots to celebrate.

Thanks so much for visiting us.
Have a wonderful day.