Archive for January 2015

Plano 1150 Tackle Box

Just got this on sale at Bass Pro Shop for 14.97 and plan on migrating all my pan-fishing tackle over to it. I love the compartment sizes and it is lightweight. This should ease my carry load some and eliminate me from toting around a few of my other smaller tackle boxes that store all my panfish gear.





  • Adjustable storage area features up to 46 wormproof compartments
  • Up to 25 adjustable spaces in top section
  • Long compartments
  • See-thru DuraView lid

Buffalo Turkey Dip

2 cups cooked turkey breast, diced or shredded in very small pieces
8 ounces Ranch dressing
8 ounces cream cheese
8 ounces shredded cheddar
3 celery stalks, chopped fine
¼ cup onion, chopped fine
6 ounces hot or Buffalo sauce
loaf of crusty bread or crackers


Soften the cream cheese then mix all ingredients well. Let stand in refrigerator for an hour or more (can be made the night before), then bring up to room temperature to serve. Cut thin slices of a crusty bread, long and not very big around. Serve the dip on bread rounds or crackers.

Lucky Charms No-Bake Ice Box Cake


4 cups Lucky Charms Cereal
8 Tbsp butter, melted
2½ cups Lucky Charms marshmallows, divided
1½ cups marshmallow fluff
8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 cups heavy cream
½ cup powdered sugar


Add 4 cups cereal to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until your mixture is crumbs. Slowly pour butter in through the feed tube. Pulse until combined and crumbs are moistened.

Pour crumbs into a 9” pie plate and press mixture on the bottom and around the sides to form pie crust. Place in the freezer while you prepare the filling.

In a tall bowl whip heavy cream with an electric mixer until you can start to see a defined trail through the cream. Slowly add powdered sugar. Whip until stiff peaks form. (In other words when you turn off the blender and lift the beaters out of the cream, the cream stand up on the end of the beater). Place in the refrigerator while you prepare the remaining ingredients.

To prepare the filling: Combine cream cheese and marshmallow fluff in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Fold in ½ of the whipped cream and ½ cup Lucky Charms marshmallows until completely incorporated. Pour into chilled pie crust. Smooth with a spatula. Pour remaining whipped cream over top. Sprinkle remaining marshmallows around the edge of the pie. Freeze overnight if desired, refrigerate until ready to serve or serve immediately. Enjoy!

Mexican Tortilla Casserole



1lb. ground beef
1/2 cup diced onion
1 pack taco seasoning mix
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 can refried beans (they spread easier if you warm them in microwave)
1 cup prepared rice (I used Minute Rice)
1 can Mexican blend corn (DRAINED)will only use about 1/2 can
4-5 large flour tortillas
8 oz of thick chunky salsa (your choice mild or hot)


Spray a spring form, round cake pan or casserole with cooking spray
Brown ground beef ,and onion and drain
Add taco seasonings and cook according to package direction
Lay 1 tortilla in bottom of baking dish and spread 1/3 of bean on it ,top with 1/3 of the meat and sprinkle on some cheese .
2nd layer tortilla, 1/2 the rice, 1/2 salsa, 1/2 the corn and cheese
3rd layer tortilla, 1/3 beans ,1/3meat, cheese
4 layer tortilla . beans ,meat, corn, rice, salsa and cheese

Bake covered with foil at 350 for about 40 minutes uncover and bake 10-15 minutes longer. let sit 5 minutes before cutting . After baking top with sour cream,diced onion, tomato and shredded lettuce if desired

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