Thursday, June 20, 2013

Nutter Butter Flip Flop Cookies!!

Hey Everyone!!  Joj0 here!  I hope everyone is having a great start to the summer!!  Speaking of, here is a cute little treat that fits perfect for any pool or beach party, or even a picnic.  It's Nutter Butter Cookies that were decorated to look like flip flops!!  Super Cute and a HUGE hit at my recent pool party!

1 package of Nutter butter Cookies
Any kind of cookie decorating icing or even regular cake icing cans.  
Any embellishments (tho i did not, you can see some very cute ones on pinterest or google.)


Lay all cookies out on cookie sheet.

After following directions to prepare icing, begin with one line going from slightly above the middle going to just about the middle of the top.

Make the other line from the same spot on the other side until it meets the first line.

And there you have some cute little flip flops.  You could use some edible decorations to make them even prettier!  I let mine sit out for about an hour to harden a little bit before storing them in an airtight container none resting on the top of another until the party the next day.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Smothered Parmesan Crockpot Pork Chops

Yesterday the hubby and I went to the our local meat market (Roseville Meat Company) and bought a 45 lb variety box. I love my meat market, not only because of their prices but because of their integrity. The markets been in business since 1946 and has employees that have been there now since the 1980s. When you walk in youre greeted by a friendly "Hello!" and a smile. I know not every meat market is like ours but I highly suggest that if youre looking to save a buck or two (depending where ya shop already) and want some tasty meat that cuts out some of the middle men, you go look at your local meat market. You might be surprised! 

So out of this 45lbs of meat Matt chose the pork chops for tonights dinner and after watching wayyyyyy too many (not possible) cooking shows the last 2 nights on tv I decided to make some comfort food. Nevermind that its almost summer and 90 degrees out!  =) Heres my own recipe for some smothered cheesy slow cooker pork chops. Ive made this without the parmesan as well and its still fantastic!
My kids and husband LOVE these. They are a  Herman household staple so I hope you enjoy them as much as we do! 

4 -6 Pork Chops
1 cup of parmesan cheese (shaved)
1 1/2 cups of Cream or Milk
1 can of Cream Of Chicken 
1 cup of Chicken Broth 
2 Yellow Onions (sliced)
Green Bell Peppers (chopped )
1 1/2 tsps Basil
1 tsp Parsley
2 tsps Coarse Sea Salt

Slice the onions and place in bottom of crockpot
Rub salt into pork chops 
place pork chops in crockpot
Mix parm, cream, chicken broth, chicken soup , and herbs in a bowl and pour over chops.
Take the chopped bell peppers and drop them all over the sauce. 
Cook on low 6 - 8 hours.
I prefer my sauce a little thicker than most so heres a way to get it almost gravy like.

When done transfer sauce to saucepan. (optional)
In separate cup mix 1/2 cup milk & 1 Tbs of corn starch until dissolved.
Add slowly to sauce stirring until thickened up. 


This recipe was written by me. Any similarities to other recipes is purely coincidental.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Coffee and Kahlua

Was anyone wondering why I named my blog Coffee and Kahlua? Well ill tell ya. 
I love coffee. 
I'm not just the average coffee lover either. 
Some would call me a coffee snob, (i prefer the term coffee enthusiast) but I survive on coffee sometimes. 

I'm a part time student and all the time wife and mom of 3. Coffee saves me. 

Now the Kahlua part. 

I like Kahlua and although I drink more vodka than anything else (when i do drink, also not often), I will at times add Kahlua to my coffee and relax after a completely exhausting (whether mentally or physically or both) day. 

Mystery solved. LOL!