Friday, July 8, 2011

Lip Smackin' Good

Did those ribs get your attention?!?!?  Mmmmm, mmmm, mmmm....

Thanks go out to my Daddy for being the Grillmaster of the night.  These ribs would make you want to smack yo Momma!  KIDDING...don't smack your Momma...or my Momma...or any Momma!!!

We grilled out at my parent's house last weekend & I thought I'd share a couple of easy recipes with you guys, so here goes...

Simple Summer Pasta Salad (via myself)

2 boxes of Betty Crocker Suddenly Pasta Salad Classic, cook per box directions
(you'll need vegetable oil for the pasta salad)
Hormel Pepperoni minis
Grape Tomatoes, quartered
Cucumbers, diced
Cheddar cheese cubes, quartered

After cooking your pasta & mixing it with the seasoning packet, toss in your pepperonis, tomatoes, cucumbers & cheese cubes, then just stir it all up:

Some people don't like cold pasta salads, but I love them...I could seriously eat this everyday, although you probs shouldn't.  I love having lots of leftovers of this, so that I can have it for a couple of days.  And it doesn't get much easier than this.

For dessert, I decided to give a new recipe a go...I found this online a year ago & added it to my recipe binder.  I finally found the chance to try it:

"Healthified" Peach Cobbler (via Eat Better America)

1 cup Bisquick Heart Smart mix
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 cup fat-free (skim) milk
3 tbsp canola oil
3/4 cup sugar
1 can (29oz) peach slices in light syrup, drained
1 tsp lemon juice
Vanilla reduced-fat ice cream

**Tip: I think this recipe needs more ground cinnamon...I will double what the recipe calls for the next time that I make this.**

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  In an ungreased 8" square glass dish, stir Bisquick mix & cinnamon together.  Then stir in the milk & canola oil with a wire whisk or fork until blended.

In a bowl, mix the sugar, peaches & lemon juice together.  Spoon it over the batter in the baking dish.

Bake for 50-55 minutes or until golden brown.  Let stand for 20 minutes before serving.  Serve warm with ice cream.

And here's what it looked like piping hot, straight from the oven:

*Note: As you can see, I didn't have an 8" square baking dish, so I doubled the recipe in order to make it to fit a larger dish...which resulted in a LOT of leftovers...TOO much...*

Served a la mode:

Man, now I'm hungry.  

Let me know what your fave go-to Summer recipes are & I'd love to hear from you if you decide to try either of mine!



  1. Ohh yes you got my attention!! WOW would you like to come cook over at my house ;) Looks amazing!

    XO Lindsay

  2. You got mine. Looks delicious!!! Never thought of putting all of those other ingredients with the pasta.

  3. everything looked delicious...i gotta try the healthy peach cobbler. I couldn't help but notice the red, round, woven place mats. I have the same ones...Aren't they just the cutest eva?!?!

  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend with family and looks like you all had some extra yummy foods ;) That peach cobbler a la mode is making my mouth water!

    xo katie elizabeth

  5. @ Lindsay - What time should I be there? :-) Hope you have a great weekend!

  6. @ Jackie - Leave it to me to "accessorize" my pasta salad! :-)

  7. @ Amber - was so good!! Makes me want to fix it all over again!

  8. All this is soo watering!! Those ribs indeed look so delicious..
    Thank you for being so humble and stopping by my blog!! Pls do visit me again!!
    You guys make your videos a must-watch :) Keep up the good work!!

  9. @ Agam - Thank you so much for your sweet comment!! Of course we will visit your blog again!

  10. @ Katie Elizabeth - We had a fantastic weekend! Love grilling with my parents!

  11. This all looks awesome!!! I used to always made that Suddenly Pasta Salad! I like your twist on it. Gonna have to pick up some at Target this weekend =)

  12. @ GirlRatesWorld - Thanks! My mom has the red place mats and they are adorable!

  13. @ Tropical Mind - Just had to spice it up a bit! :-)

  14. mmmm it looks yummy, i got hungry!
    My Fashion Bug
    ps. thanks for your lovely comment, i am following you!

  15. I will let you know how my brisket comes out this weekend. Christina and I would love to share our grilling passion with you.

  16. you're killing me! those ribs look delicious and that pasta salad, mmm...i really wanna make that peach cobbler though! that looks so good!

  17. this post as seriously made me hungry :)
    everything looks amazing!! x

  18. OMG. i love pasta! and that pasta looks so yummmmmmmmmy! :D
    give me some?
    you make me hungry. hahah

  19. @ Bethanovia Gloria- We'll ship some to you! :-) Thanks for stopping by!

  20. @ Radiant.MakeUp - Thanks for commenting!!

  21. @Claire-Haha!! Let us know if you make the cobbler!

  22. @ Steve - Brisket sounds good!! Bring us some!! You and Christina should totally follow us on Google Friend Connect. :-)

  23. @ Mariale- Thanks so much and thanks for following!

  24. Wow my mouth is literally watering! I can't remember the last time I've had a good rack of ribs!!

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  25. Can I come over next time your dad grills such amazing ribs!!! OMG they look so delicious.

    I was LOL when read your "Slap your momma" comment you're so fun.

    <3 Marina

  26. @ Shasie - HAHA! They were soooo good!!

  27. @ Michelle - Every time we look at this post we get hungry too! :-)

  28. @ Marina - Of course you're invited!! :-)

  29. Everything looks so good! I'm craving for these delicious meals! :)

    Thank you for following, I really like your blog, so I'm also following you. So glad I discovered your blog :)

  30. @ Madeline - So happy to have you as our newest follower!!

  31. Yum! Everything look delicious - especially the cobbler (a year round staple here in Alabama... just change the fruit to whatever happens to be in season!).

  32. @ Mary Lane - Thanks! Of course, you aren't Southern unless you eat cobbler!! :-)


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