Discussion Forums - October Hot Topics

Topic: .

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
Page:   Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: .
Date Posted: 10/31/2010 4:02 PM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2009
Posts: 7,620
Back To Top

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTeiazDzpHwhtIpzCpj4AXBEJ5_Duh61QR6TkYCRL4T3ZnKuSUSzwimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcT1maeU6Q388F3gy0IcgUVoXeeWP96QhvTq8e24hM5MicUSesMpimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcTGA47PH_ElBqEiv1-rrXmGMLwNY7XldUy6sopXnulttWdeW9TcIQimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcSdt4L335LHXoVkKAHVi3jBuUitCEosF73hU7JlfTufFVDA9d6b   images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRGjh7qR8kEFFbmy_es8bAh9Mhj0GdrmcpfLkQXpn7gtCYMZzVR2Qimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcTEZJ1hG3YDGbSN0LJS8o8iH5nYt18dACvlkhV5LFq2wL8C9nlSimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcQjQjd5I9k05s5xt7k__QnXl6YutDsTaz1im6GVkDeWrzeJDt5aimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcTzI93cJNZD8ebGdmGL4SweQssie2M-CPRtGcr1caWKPFnG5v3Himages?q=tbn:ANd9GcR_H-OgEt-B3gaBWQzF2DYTF5llRmgZ5HcCcp2PYNTUjPkGQYZ8images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQnBN5YzVRNKdAXJUv6qykFmA4RmFMBo9PvsqGv-h5HFTSE-iNxkQimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcSTf9UinjkTNrkzCnuVcqR1AXOZZE6ryL82uf1EJXrCZNR_FPx-images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRYBZjpgOuAaHlQqbMXnHhk-8P9GX8EhQK88c11XVjzmfLyOuMacwimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcS7nnN6NCgFI43MfZk2WwJKwEAlILLVC00FE-eRN6mrcE2HfCF-DQimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcRu9U5HZC2ie-nwu04eKytM9BxyFu9w_80B7WUFel0NOLMJyiYp  images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT7DxbLgYk92sHmoEkHQHW0M9kzuc2-VtMHlLkOgmhas9Tyy7yqimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcQqWnYSDR1oZeCpVnLmHMelk8bfhSNwhixSfUErSQH1uT0UhQDtimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcS-aW74rIHWP9zSGl30otOnVPFnb2_0sYNHyY1RvGuLXv5Q3wN0images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSZVx566et-AQATnIQv9s2NB--4m44IAff9OCgGRhUFJ96ZnF7JEgimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcTgZ0KdG7nGcxxscdoeLTahLKZGDPTAgLW1yR5QxPfiOP1MC1xvimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcT2hw8c57SWSRRDS7HHUjzFF95UYvU0mC5rY_gOjqap_p2yvMyM




Last Edited on: 10/17/13 10:49 PM ET - Total times edited: 49
Date Posted: 10/31/2010 4:05 PM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2009
Posts: 7,620
Back To Top

Garlic Parmesan pull-apart Bread 


1 can of refrigerated Grands biscuits (not the flaky layers)
1/2 stick of butter
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp Italian Seasoning (I omitted) 

Step 1




Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Throw the cold stick of butter in a bundt pan and let it melt in the preheating oven.

Step 2




While the butter melts, cut the Grands biscuits into quarters. In a bowl, toss the biscuit pieces, garlic, Italian Seasoning, and Parmesan cheese together.

Step 3




Once the butter is melted, add the biscuit mixture, sprinkling with any cheese and garlic that gets let behind in the bowl.

Step 4






Bake at 350 degrees for 20- 22 minutes until golden brown. Turn out on a dish and enjoy! 

Last Edited on: 8/22/12 3:55 PM ET - Total times edited: 205
Date Posted: 10/31/2010 4:08 PM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2009
Posts: 7,620
Back To Top

Chocolate Pie Recipe Prep time:10min  Cook time:20minutes


Bowl #1  Milk Mixture(Use big bowls)
1 can evaporated milk (1½ Cups)or(12oz)
Half n? Half   (1½ Cups)or(12oz)
Stir together

 Bowl #2 Dry Mixture(Use big bowls)
1½ Cups - Sugar
3 Tablespoons Flour
4 Tablespoons Hershey?s Baking Cocoa
Stir all dry ingredients together

Other Ingredients
1 stick Butter (well thawed)
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 egg yolks
Pre-made or Homemade Pie Crust OR Pillsbury Pie Crust

Take about a 1/3 of the milk mixture and pour into the dry mixture to make a thick paste. Mix well.
Add the rest of the milk mixture and egg yolks. Mix well
Cook 5 minutes in microwave. Stir.
Cook 3 more minutes. Stir
When it starts to thicken, add the stick of butter, and vanilla; Stir it up real good.
Continue to cook (3 times) at 3 minute intervals in microwave until done. Stir well after each interval
   (filling will be thick and should be smooth)
Pour into pie crust and refrigerate until set.

Last Edited on: 7/27/11 1:32 AM ET - Total times edited: 5
Date Posted: 10/31/2010 4:10 PM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2009
Posts: 7,620
Back To Top

Baked Mashed Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese and Bread Crumbs


Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 35 min Level:
Easy Serves: 6 to 8 servings

1 tablespoon butter
4 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup whole milk
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons plain dry bread crumbs

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon of butter and set aside.
Cook the potatoes in a large pot of boiling salted water until they are very tender, about 15 minutes. Drain; return the potatoes to the same pot and mash well. Mix in the milk and melted butter. Mix in the mozzarella and 3/4 cup of the Parmesan. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Transfer the potatoes to the prepared baking dish. Stir the bread crumbs and remaining 1/4 cup of Parmesan in a small bowl to blend. Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture over the mashed potatoes. Recipe can be prepared up to this point 6 hours ahead of time; cover and chill.

Bake, uncovered, until the topping is golden brown, about 20 minutes.


Last Edited on: 7/27/11 1:33 AM ET - Total times edited: 3
Date Posted: 10/31/2010 4:17 PM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2009
Posts: 7,620
Back To Top

chicken in a basket:

one 12.5oz can of ready to eat chicken, drained
one 3.5oz can of Lesure Early Baby Green Peas, drained
One can of Cream of Chicken Soup
1/2 small white onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic
one 8oz tub of sour cream
1/2 cup of milk
one can of Pillsbury fluffy/flaky bisquits (may need only 4-5 bisquits for the recipe)
One 2 cup bag of sharp cheddar cheeze, shreadded
Step 1:  Sautee the onions and garlic in butter over medim-high heat, until almost clear.
Step 2: Mix all the ingredients into a bowl except for the cheeze and bisquits
(sour cream, milk, soup, chicken, peas, onions, garlic) Pour into your baking dish
---I like to use the glass ones, they seem to work better--- use about a 10 inch size.
Cover mixture with about 3/4 to 1 cup of the cheeze. Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
Step 3: remove from oven, take the bisquits and roll them flat, I just use a drinking glass to roll them flat. Cover the top with the bisquits, until completely covered. Its ok if they overlap a bit.  Cover the bisquits with about another 1/4 to 1/2 cup of cheeze. 
Bake again for another 12-15 mintues until the bisquits are done!
And thats IT!!! This dish is extremly filling and tastes incredible, almost like a homemade chicken-pot-pie. The sause comes out very thick and creamy. There is no need for a side dish, because it already has everthing, meat, bread and vegetable. Kevins mom calls it Chicken in A Basket.  I just call it Chicken Pie Casserole.

Last Edited on: 7/27/11 1:43 AM ET - Total times edited: 3
Date Posted: 10/31/2010 4:22 PM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2009
Posts: 7,620
Back To Top


 SUnlight ft Milky :


Last Edited on: 10/17/12 3:22 PM ET - Total times edited: 30
Date Posted: 10/31/2010 8:27 PM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2009
Posts: 7,620
Back To Top





Last Edited on: 1/13/13 6:09 PM ET - Total times edited: 176
Date Posted: 11/1/2010 6:18 PM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2009
Posts: 7,620
Back To Top

        Hotdog Cupcakes:



  •    8.5oz corn muffin mix
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar
  • 4-6 hotdogs, cut into bite sized pieces
  • garnish catsup

mix in bowl muffin water and egg. Add cheese and hotdogs. Fill paper lined muffin cups 2/3 full  Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes until golden. Serve with catsup


Last Edited on: 6/1/14 12:39 AM ET - Total times edited: 41
Date Posted: 11/1/2010 6:19 PM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2009
Posts: 7,620
Back To Top


 quick chicken parmesan

  • 16oz uncooked noodles any kind
  • 24oz favorite pasta sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4-6 frozen breaded chicken patties
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


  1. cook noodles drain.
  2. Mix in bowl with 2/3 of sauce
  3. spread into 13x9 baking pan coated with nonstick spray
  4. top 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  5. arrange patties on top
  6. add remaining sauce on top of chickens
  7. sprinkle remaining mozzarella and parmesan
  8. cover with foil
  9. bake 350 for 30-40minutes
  10. serve each chicken over pasta




Last Edited on: 6/1/14 12:48 AM ET - Total times edited: 17
Date Posted: 11/1/2010 6:28 PM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2009
Posts: 7,620
Back To Top

 Ravioli Lasagne

  • 1lb HB meat
  • 1 onion diced
  • 26oz jar pasta sauce
  • 25oz bag frozen cheese ravioli
  • 1 1/2cup shredded mozzarella
  1. brown beef with onion, drain -heat oven 425
  2. use greased 11X& baking pan -
  3. Layer 1 cup sauce, 1/2 ravioli, 1/2 the beef and 1/2 the cheese
  4. repeat layers but top with sauce
  5. bake UNCOVERED 35 minutes
  6. top with cheese and cook additional 5 minutes









 Mexican Lasagne
  • 1lb beef
  • 1 pkg taco seasoning
  • 8oz pkg 10oz flour tortillas
  • 8oz cream cheese softened divided
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar divided
  • 8oz tomato sauce divided
  1. heat oven 350 - brown beef drain, add seasoning and cook per directions
  2. spread 2 tortillas with 1/4 the cre4am cheese and place in 13x9 baking dish - cheese side up
  3. top with 1/4 the beef, then 1/4 the cheese, then 1/4 the tomato sauce
  4. repeat layers 3 times, ending with cheese
  5. bake uncovered 350 for 25 minutes or until cheese is melted


Last Edited on: 6/1/14 1:25 AM ET - Total times edited: 19
Date Posted: 11/1/2010 10:41 PM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2009
Posts: 7,620
Back To Top

  Amish Goulash

  • 2 cans sliced potatoes
  • 1 can peas
  • 1lb beef
  • can cream celery soup
  • pkg cheese
  1. heat potatoes and peas together
  2. brown and drain beef  - mix with soup and 1/2 cheese
  3. drain potatoes and peas - add to beef
  4. top with cheese and serve





Easy Chicken

  • can cream chicken
  • can cream celery
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 3  10oz cans chicken, drained
  • 6oz pkg herb stuffing
  1. combine soups and water, stir till smooth
  2. sprinkle 1/2 the stuffing into greased 13x9 pan
  3. top with 1/2 the chicken, then 1/2 the soup mixture
  4. repeat layering
  5. bake 400 for 30 minutes

Last Edited on: 6/1/14 1:43 AM ET - Total times edited: 39
Date Posted: 11/1/2010 10:43 PM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2009
Posts: 7,620
Back To Top

Fruit Punches

Frosty Lime Punch-
2 liters Pineapple Juice
2 envelopes lime kool-aide
Lime Sherbet (or rainbow)
2 liter Ginger Ale or 7up
Mix pineapple and kool-aide together, spoon in sherbet, slowly add soda

Rainbow Delight Punch-
1 (6oz)can frozen orange Juice Concentrate (thawed)
1 (6oz)can frozen Lemonade Concentrate (thawed)
1 (32oz) bottle apple juice, (chilled)
1 (2-liter) bottle ginger ale (chilled)
Rainbow sherbet
Mix all juices, stir in ginger-ale, spoon in sherbet

1 pkg Strawberry Kool-aid
1 pkg cherry kool-aid
1 ¾ cups sugar (or less if desired)
1 (12oz) can frozen Lemonade
1 (12oz) can frozen Orange Juice
3 quarts water
Ginger Ale
Mix first 6 ingredients together, add ginger ale just before serving

Creamy Dreamy Punch
2 (2liter) bottles Cream soda
Vanilla ice ream
Sherbet (any flavor)
Spoon in equal amounts icecream and sherbet into soda


Pink Punch

 Raspberry Sherbert

4 liters cranberry ginger ale

 In a large punch bowl, pour 2 liters chilled cranberry ginger ale. Next scoop raspberry sherbet into bowl. Then pour the other 2 liters of chilled cranberry ginger ale over sherbet. Serve.



Day Old Bathwater Punch
1 (12oz) can frozen Lemonade (thawed)
1 (12oz) can frozen Pink Lemonade (thawed)
1 (12oz) can frozen Limeade Concentrate Thawed)
Rainbow Sherbet (thawed)
Stir the sherbet in the container into a brown color-(return to freezer)
Prepare Lemonades and Limeades as per the directions
Mix all together, spoon in icecream

Cranberry Punch Sparkler
1 pint Cranberry Juice
1 (12oz) can Frozen lemonade concentrate
Ginger Ale
Mix Cranberry and Lemonade together, add Ginger ale

Cappuccino Punch
2 Quarts (or 8 cups/approx 1 full pot) of STRONG Brewed Coffee, cooled
2 cups milk
½ cup sugar (or more)
1 gallon of ½ Chocolate, and ½ Vanilla Ice cream
Coffee Flavored Ice cream
Whipped Cream
Mix coffee, milk, and sugar,…  chill (I usually do this over night)
Scoop softened ice cream into punch bowl, pour coffee over, stir gently.
Top with dollops of whipped Cream


Party Punch

  • 1/2 gallon strawberry sherbet
  • 2 (64 fluid ounce) bottles fruit punch
  • 1 (2 liter) bottle lemon-lime flavored carbonated beverage, chilled


  1.  Place sherbet in punch bowl. Pour in fruit punch and lemon-lime soda.


Baby Blue Punch

 Baby Blue Punch Recipe

Blue Hawaiian Punch 

White Cranberry juice/or White Grape Juice

2 liter bottle sprite

Vanilla Icecream

Top with floating rubber duckies



Last Edited on: 4/28/12 2:22 PM ET - Total times edited: 10
Date Posted: 11/2/2010 10:53 AM ET
Member Since: 8/28/2008
Posts: 3,291
Back To Top

When I view your profile all I see are what books you want on your WL and all your books lists.  Your bulletin board is private too.  I can see all your reviews.

Subject: peach cobbler
Date Posted: 11/2/2010 10:57 AM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2009
Posts: 7,620
Back To Top


1 cup flour (self rising)

1 cup milk

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon (and/or) Nutmeg

1 stick butter

1 can sliced peaches


mix flour, milk and sugar in bowl

Melt stick of butter in microwave

dip/peaches in butter (in the cobbler dish)

sprinkle spices on peaches , and or add with cust mix

pour crust mix over the top

bake at 425 for 45 minutes  will turn brown and bubbly

Last Edited on: 7/27/11 1:47 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 11/2/2010 10:59 AM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2009
Posts: 7,620
Back To Top


Lasagna Cupcakes

Layers of meat, cheese, and pasta baked in little lasagna cupcakes.

Prep Time: 15 min Total Time: 35 Servings: 6 Cupcakes


  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 3/4 pound ground beef
  • 12 wonton wrappers
  • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella
  • 3 ounces Parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces Ricotta cheese
  • (optional) basil for garnish


  1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2.  Brown beef and season with salt and pepper. Drain.
  3.  Cut wonton wrappers into circle shapes using a biscuit cutter or using the top of a drinking glass. You can cut several at a time.
  4.  Reserve 6 tablespoons Parmesan cheese and 6 tablespoon mozzarella for the top of you cupcakes. Start layering your lasagna cupcakes. Begin with a wonton wrapper and press it into the bottom of each muffin tin. Sprinkle a little Parmesan cheese, Ricotta cheese, and mozzarella cheese. Top with a little meat sauce and marinara sauce. Use around 1-2 teaspoons of all the ingredients depending on your personal preference.
  5.  Repeat layers ending with marinara sauce. Top with reserved Parmesan and mozzarella cheese.
  6.  Bake for 18-20 minutes or until edges are brown. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. To remove use a knife to loosen the edges then pop each lasagna out.
  7.   Garnish with basil and serve.

Last Edited on: 8/29/11 1:16 AM ET - Total times edited: 41
Date Posted: 11/4/2010 3:07 PM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2009
Posts: 7,620
Back To Top


 Prepare a large tube or bundt pan by spraying evenly with cooking spray.

Pop 2 bags of buttered microwave popcorn as directed on the package and dump into a large bowl.


 Pick out the kernels that didn’t pop…broken teeth aren’t so cute.

Now mix in 2 cups of M&M’s and 1 1/2 cups broken pretzel sticks..not crushed, just broken into smaller pieces…



 Melt 1 stick (1/2 cup) of butter over low in a large saucepan

When melted add in a 16 oz bag of mini marshmallows (8 cups)

Stir until melted and smooth.

Remove from heat and pour over your popcorn mix.

 Stir until all the ingredients are combined and then press into the prepared pan. 

Cover with foil and let your cake set for at least an hour to cool.
When you are ready to serve the cake loosen sides of your cake from the pan by running a butter knife around the edges.
Flip your pan over onto your serving platter.
Your cake should come out pretty easily.
{You want it to cool completely so it will cut nicely} 













Last Edited on: 11/9/11 9:14 PM ET - Total times edited: 31
Date Posted: 11/4/2010 3:15 PM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2009
Posts: 7,620
Back To Top

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTWQgXgFv2f9nyIdoUmhkGdRR0_PQEAawJGs8GOPJekh2BOt79xeQ images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQmVrkM87kjYdCMvQ9FVtxe7nkcAV-4beXk8T8QDL57Jm-xzSJY  images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ_t3FUenrbGSb-3769_vmcsDg7UmfYC3rPzRZR41IhOMTVLm0T  images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRI-EphzeTfR7M8uwRlXO4pLcYNh-RWA_V1DXJnWtdwNp-dx2Ly images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQbiJMwlP8jhHMI4ENRuvdiWwhHaud-X5lccUCN1tdD_EG0vpJfIgimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcRUovfgUM2Ovhqvtg2Q-iDTAcycCuCbrQ40CZzw4U8tGXEpE9qD

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR9LOguz4U1IKDn7o1tev5u0HA_aLWSoncCAPScr1vNuNVrCVDn4Q  images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRBwYyQh0INFblVYmjiFJPPNovYO_5ncWFTtXGQv_Gh9zW-esuadgimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcRnFK6Dx_AZyS9tkPkQYcw6XOuVwhWl6-Z3bsV7DE2IKLeGhN2W  images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRPrmbXKESiI9c1B85YQKtQQFyQ9W7poYhxHWmwmuc0W4d52EW4aQ



images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTD8_ja2_vugomzGP-mqkJEZ5cs2TJ69y33p_Nm74Mdu_dh_XOKimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcSqz55UcoobjII8QYQtf6PWM1J7Kecb2ltohIwVbDNX5y5ZGLWS  images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSKtLNGVt3GW4xHBRhUdL6bDNaMEBeF2CrpjHvX2dEd_bHXucwvimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcQO_uQAEjl9twsD_tFj1XuxGQYdcj9OYFcYYhFf52_ols56cndUimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcTFXaUv5UMjXbhiVueHP1QcAFfKUgPg-8MOs4B6Qi84zIHjgtEFqAimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcSJLNbJJkTopsPQ9k-YRJxWGcUFD3U2q5315W2YZ-X-TiBxLH7Ohgimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcTO4FhemVZS5Ge3-g6FHa6XPg6Pnm8O1ljRzosUvfKx2jvzlW3uimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcRCP50EQKSCseUAdxJnzS3xBA85DQjcTUYsXs4y9_udq9Iw15BXuQimages?q=tbn:ANd9GcSxlrzOmS0_rpH06jJ0_qoJNMIoMD2bfHcxYUbzk107utBN5wbsmA



Last Edited on: 9/4/14 3:53 AM ET - Total times edited: 44
Date Posted: 11/7/2010 11:44 PM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2009
Posts: 7,620
Back To Top

corn fritters


  1. 15.25oz can corn NOT drained
  2. 14.75oz can cream corn
  3. 1/4 cup milk
  4. 3 eggs beaten
  5. 1/4 t salt
  6. 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  7. oil for frying
  • stir together all 1-5 ingredients
  • Stir in flour, a little at a time to make pancake like consistency
  • add more flour if too wet
  • add oil generously to skillet on med-hi heat
  • drop by heaping tablespoonfuls into oil
  • fry on both sides until golden
  • drain on paper towel lined platter

Last Edited on: 6/1/14 2:00 AM ET - Total times edited: 12
Subject: Cakeball ideas
Date Posted: 11/7/2010 11:53 PM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2009
Posts: 7,620
Back To Top


   photo  images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT3tzFHLMnUpuSndm7el8NCy-AKTVWovoMFE4X8_B582FqvipVyZQ

  photo   images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTKo2mYaWdsr1x2r37Fay1UMHLbAbYtbP28qZEYlwS6Q0GZFT3q





Last Edited on: 8/31/11 11:44 PM ET - Total times edited: 19
Date Posted: 11/8/2010 10:08 AM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2009
Posts: 7,620
Back To Top

Chicken Spaghetti Recipe 




For some reason a lot of kids dislike spaghetti because of the red sauce that covers it. Never mind trying to add low fat protein to it, that red sauce just turns them off from eating a good healthy dinner.

Enter chicken spaghetti made the old fashioned way! With a cheesy, creamy, "chicken-y" sauce mixed throughout with noodles; it's all their favorite ingredients with the added bonus of chicken. The bell pepper is a tasty addition, but can be left out without sacrificing taste. You can easily substitute the pepper with broccoli for a slightly different taste that is sure to please even the pickiest eaters.

Chicken Spaghetti


3 cups cooked, finely cubed or shredded chicken meat
1 (8 oz.) pkg. spaghetti noodles
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste


1. Boil spaghetti in a large pot of salted boiling water. Let simmer, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes or until pasta is al dente. Drain.

2. Coat a 9 x 13 inch pan with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

3. In a large bowl combine the chicken, cooked spaghetti,  bell pepper, cream of chicken soup, chicken broth and 1 cup of the cheese.

4. Season with salt and pepper to taste and mix all together.

5. Spread mixture into the baking dish and bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

6. Sprinkle remaining cup of cheese on top and bake for another 15 minutes. 

Last Edited on: 11/9/11 9:24 PM ET - Total times edited: 4
Date Posted: 11/8/2010 11:57 AM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2009
Posts: 7,620
Back To Top

 During a wedding ceremony, the bride and groom make vows before God, family and friends who love and support one another throughout their marriage. Wedding ceremonies can be performed by spiritual leaders like priests, ministers, rabbis, or by any person who is ordained to conduct weddings. In order to conduct a wedding ceremony, an officiant must be ordained and follow the state laws where the marriage will be performed. An officiant also must have an understanding of the elements of a wedding ceremony, and be able to flawlessly execute the ceremony. Use these tip to conduct a wedding ceremony.

Obtain ordination credentials. If you are not already ordained as a spiritual leader of a religious group, you must become ordained in order to legally conduct a wedding ceremony.

  • You'll need to attend a religious school to become ordained if you want to perform wedding ceremonies.
  • You'll need online ordination credentials if you will be conducting an occasional wedding ceremony for family or friends. Many Internet sites offer online ordination credentials, as well as instructions and training for performing wedding ceremonies.


Understand the marriage laws in the state where the couple will be married.Each state has specific laws about who can legally conduct a wedding ceremony. If you are not sure of the laws, contact the local county clerk where the wedding will be held. Ask what you need to do to register in order to perform a legally binding wedding in that state


Meet with the couple to be married. The couple may have a specific type of ceremony in mind for their wedding. Some couples may want a traditional wedding ceremony, while others may choose to create their own ceremony. Find out exactly what the couple desires for their wedding ceremony prior to the event.


Plan the wedding ceremony. Most wedding ceremonies consist of 7 parts: the procession, invocation, declaration of intent, vows exchange, ring exchange, pronouncement and recession. A wedding officiant should write down the order and language of each part of the ceremony, so he or she can refer to it as needed during the ceremony.

  • Organize the procession. The procession is the beginning of the wedding ceremony, during while the guests are seated, the wedding party enters and the bride enters. The procession is typically accompanied by music. In some traditions, the bride is accompanied by her father during the procession, but in others, both parents process in with the bride. The bride also can process in by herself.
  • Write the invocation. During the invocation, the officiant greets the guests, introduces the couple and announces the purpose of the gathering. Some couples choose to include a special reading from a religious text or poem during the invocation.
  • Prepare the declaration of intent. During the declaration of intent, the officiant asks the couple if they will marry each another. The declaration confirms that the bride and groom are willingly entering into a marriage covenant. Couples usually respond with "I do" or "I will" to the officiant's questions of intent. Traditionally, the officiant asks the wedding guests if anyone present objects to the wedding during the declaration of intent. However, this tradition, which dates back to the 1920s, is not required.
  • Prepare the vows exchange. Some couples want traditional wedding vows while other couple want to write their own. If the couple prepares their own vows, the officiant should remain quiet and attentive. If the couple chooses to use traditional vows, the officiant may ask the bride and groom to repeat the vows after him. In this case, the officiant should speak slowly and clearly so the bride and groom can repeat the vows without forgetting or stumbling over words.
  • Organize the ring exchange. During the ring exchange, the bride and groom place wedding rings on each other's fingers. In some traditions, the ring exchange may include spoken vows that usually begin with the phrase, "with this ring, I thee wed." If the ceremony includes ring bearers, they will present the rings to the couple. Otherwise, the best man typically gives the rings to the officiant, who may bless the rings before giving them to the couple. Following the ring exchange, some couples may choose to include a special ritual in the wedding ceremony, such as lighting a unity candle, presenting roses to the parents or sharing a meaningful song.
  • Prepare the pronouncement. During the pronouncement, the officiant declares that the couple is now married. In many traditions, this is when the bride and groom kiss for the first time as a married couple, sealing their wedding vow with a kiss. The officiant often includes a phrase like, "by the authority vested in my by the state of (where the wedding is taking place) during the pronouncement to show that the wedding is spiritually and legally binding.
  • Organize the recession. During the recession, the newly married couple exits the ceremony space, followed by the bridal party, family and guests. The officiant may follow the bridal party out of the ceremony space to greet guests, or may wait until all guests have recessed.


Lead a wedding ceremony rehearsal. A wedding ceremony rehearsal is a time for the bride, groom, wedding party and family to practice the actual ceremony. The wedding rehearsal is typically held the evening before the wedding. During the rehearsal, the officiant guides the bride, groom and wedding party through each part of the ceremony. If the bride and groom are writing their own vows, this gives them an opportunity to practice their vows.



Conduct the wedding ceremony. The officiant performs the ceremony at the appointed time on the wedding day. The officiant should not deviate from the order or language used at the wedding ceremony rehearsal. Additionally, the officiant should be prepared to offer encouragement to the bride and groom, who may be nervous about speaking in front of their guests.


Provide a marriage license for the couple. Depending on the state laws, the officiant may be required to sign a marriage license. In many cases, the officiant also is responsible for getting the license signed by 2 witnesses and then mailing the license to the proper state officials. If the officiant does not sign the marriage license, he or she may supply the couple with a signed wedding certificate as a keepsake of the special day.


Last Edited on: 4/2/15 9:08 PM ET - Total times edited: 24
Date Posted: 11/15/2010 10:02 PM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2009
Posts: 7,620
Back To Top

Last Edited on: 3/12/12 12:35 AM ET - Total times edited: 6
Date Posted: 11/24/2010 11:34 PM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2009
Posts: 7,620
Back To Top


Last Edited on: 6/12/14 11:29 PM ET - Total times edited: 5
Date Posted: 5/19/2011 11:39 PM ET
Member Since: 8/13/2008
Posts: 13,147
Back To Top



Subject: Lemon Pie
Date Posted: 5/19/2011 11:51 PM ET
Member Since: 4/2/2009
Posts: 7,620
Back To Top

Lemon Pie


1.5  can sweetened condenced milk
1/4th tsp creme of tartar ( will find in spices )
1  egg yolks
6 oz lemon juice
1 graham cracker pie shell
mix   all ingredients in a bowl  pour into pie shell and refrigerate ... you can decorate top of pie with thin lemon wedges and green mint leaves. or leave plain.

Last Edited on: 12/31/11 10:36 AM ET - Total times edited: 6