One of my pickled yams…food, crafts and other fun stuff
Categories: Food Finds, Main, Sweet Treats
Turtle Cheesecake Fudge

“OOMPY” pick: Turtle Cheesecake Fudge From: Inside Brew Crew Life Easy fudge recipe made from white chocolate chips, instant cheesecake pudding mix, caramel and nuts.

Categories: Food Finds, Sweet Treats
Strawberry Swirl Fudge

“OOMPY” pick: Strawberry Swirl Fudge From: Shugary Sweets Creamy strawberry and cream swirled fudge. No candy thermometer needed for this delicious and easy version!

Categories: Food Finds, Main, Sweet Treats
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge

“OOMPY” pick: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge From: Buns In My Oven Who says fudge is only for holidays?  You can have this Chocolate Chip goodie any time of the year!!

Categories: Food Finds, Main, Sweet Treats

“OOMPY” pick: Caramel Cheesecake Bites From: Mom, What’s for dinner? Bite size Cheesecake with Caramel AND it’s Gluten-Free?  Yes…please!!  

OOMPY-Chicken Noodle Casserole

“OOMPY” pick: Chicken Noodle Casserole From: OOMPY What is “comfort food” to you?  Is it mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade chicken noodle soup, apple pie?  For me,  Chicken Noodle Casserole with some freshly baked bread and butter puts a smile on my face Items needed 12.5oz canned chicken (COSTCO) 10.5oz can cream of chicken soup […]

Categories: Carbolicious, Food Finds
Artisian Bread

“OOMPY” pick: Artisan Bread From: Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day Mix Ingredients for the “Master” recipe from the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day book in a large bucket (I use recycled ice cream buckets and split the recipe between 2 buckets) Let rise Take 1/2 of the dough from one bucket, […]

Categories: Food Finds, Main, Sweet Treats

“OOMPY” pick: Red, White and Blueberry Cheesecake From: Skinny Taste Mini cheesecakes decorated with fresh fruit for 4th of July, Memorial Day or any occasion celebrating our Independence…and less than 100 calories each…CELEBRATE indeed!!

Categories: Main, Sweet Treats
OOMPY Smore's on a stick

“OOMPY” pick: S’mores…on a stick Inspired by: Jen loves Kev Got campfire?  NO…you say!?!  How about an oven or toaster oven?  YES?  You’re in luck!!  You can satisfy that s’mores craving in a jiffy with this one. Items needed 6 graham crackers 2 Hershey chocolate bars or chocolate chips 6 marshmallows or mini marshmallows 2 […]

Categories: Food Finds, Waterin' Hole
Red, white and blue Sangria

  “OOMPY” pick: Red, White & Blue Sangria From: Punch Bowl Imagine siting on the porch on a breezy summer afternoon, burgers grilling, kids playing and enjoying this refreshing patriotic drink waiting for the fireworks to start!!  HEAVEN!!

Cheesy Tubes

“OOMPY” pick: Cheesy Tubes From: OOMPY Pasta, sauce and melty cheese…you can’t go wrong with this one!!  YUM…YUM give me some!!  Items needed 3 cups rigatoni pasta 12oz pasta sauce 4oz cream cheese 2 cups Colby-Jack cheese Instructions Boil pasta according to package directions. Heat sauce and cream cheese in a saucepan until the cream […]

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“OOMPY” pick: “Holy Cow” pops From: OOMPY crafty with food “HOLY COW”… you’re turning 40!?!  Help put the birthday boy or girl “out to pasture” with these “moo-velous” cow pops!! Items needed Cake pops (at least 40 of any flavor) White almond bark Mini chocolate chips Pink M&M’s Black edible marker pen “40” birthday candles […]

Categories: Dinner Bell, Food Finds
Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

“OOMPY” pick: Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas From: OOMPY Ahhhh…Mexican food!!  I don’t know about you…but I could eat Mexican food everyday, at every meal for the rest of my life…I would be a HAPPY girl!!  Serve these enchiladas with re-fried beans, rice or tortilla chips OR…all 3…make it a FIESTA!! Items needed 12.5oz canned chicken […]


“OOMPY” pick: Girl Scout Cookie Recipes Now that you have your stash of Girl Scout cookies…you may ask yourself…”What am I going to do with ALL of these cookies?”  How about making some of these Girl Scout cookie recipes…   Thin Mint Icebox Pie from pdx food love   Tagalong Peanut Butter Parfaits  from My […]

Spinach Pasta Salad

“OOMPY” pick: Spinach Pasta Salad From: OOMPY friend favorite-Regan If you have picky eaters…you can make 2 separate meals out of the ingredients for this meal. It’s a recipe to please everyone without additional work Items needed 1 box penne pasta (gluten free), cooked al dente then cooled 1 bag baby spinach 1/2 cup of […]


“OOMPY” pick: Meatball Sliders From:  OOMPY friend favorite-Regan Calling all parties…this is the dish for you!!  Whether it be used as a starter, snack or dinner….it fits in perfectly!! So remember this one for your next BBQ, Potluck, Football party, Cocktail party, birthday or any get together…it’s sure to be the hit of the party!! […]

Categories: Dinner Bell, Food Finds, Main
Sweet and Sour chicken

“OOMPY” pick: Sweet and Sour Chicken From: OOMPY This meal is worth the extra effort of making the homemade batter and sweet and sour sauce.  It’s so good that even my picky little eater gobbles this one up Items needed 2 Boneless skinless chicken breast Tempura Batter Sweet and Sour Sauce 1 Bell pepper (cut […]

Sweet Treats

“OOMPY” pick: GS Thin Mint Truffles Inspired by: Confessions of a Cookbook Queen Do you know what time it is?  It’s January…that means…it’s GS Cookie Time!!  So order a few boxes of Thin Mints and make these super EASY and MOST DELICIOUS minty bites of goodness!! Items needed 1 box GS Thin Mints 4oz (1/2 […]

Reindeer Kisses

“OOMPY” pick: Reindeer Kisses From: OOMPY-crafty with food You know Dasher and Dancer…Prancer and Vixen…Comet and Cupid…Donner and Blitzen…and the most famous Reindeer of all…RUDOLF!! Items needed Mini pretzel twists Brown and Red M&M’s Hershey’s Hugs Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil. Place pretzels on cookie […]

Categories: Carbolicious, Food Finds, Main
Amish Friendship Bread

“OOMPY” pick: Amish Friendship Bread From: unknown   To start the process use these instructions: Amish Friendship Bread Starter   Then give these instructions to your friends: Amish Friendship Bread Instructions for starter bag Baking day recipe: Amish Friendship Bread Recipe   Items needed 1 cup Vegetable Oil 1 cup Sugar 2 cups Flour 3 […]

Categories: Food Finds, Main, On the side
Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts

  “OOMPY” pick: Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts Inspired by: Kelly’s Korner Recipes I know…not everyone is a fan of these baby cabbages but this simple and easy recipe is sure to win them over. Items needed 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts 3 tablespoons good olive oil 2 cloves garlic (minced) 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 […]

Teriyaki Sauce

“OOMPY” pick: Teriyaki Sauce From: unknown I have been using this recipe for years now…long before OOMPY was even a “twinkle” so I don’t have the original source to give the proper credit.  So whoever you are out there…thank you!! Items needed 1/4 cup soy sauce 1 cup water 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon […]

Temura Batter

“OOMPY” pick: Tempura Batter From: unknown I have been using this recipe for years now…long before OOMPY was even a “twinkle” so I don’t have the original source to give the proper credit.  So whoever you are out there…thank you!! Items needed 1/4 cup flour 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking […]

Sweet and Sour Sauce

“OOMPY” pick:  Sweet and Sour Sauce From: unknown I have been using this recipe for years now…long before OOMPY was even a “twinkle” so I don’t have the original source to give the proper credit.  So whoever you are out there…thank you!! Items needed 1/3 cup white vinegar 4 TBSP brown sugar 1 TBSP ketchup […]

Sweet and Salty Halloween Treats

“OOMPY” pick: Vampire Bites Crafty with food-Inspired by: This Mommy Cooks Items needed  Square waffle pretzels or mini twists  Hershey’s Kisses HUGS  Candy Corn Instructions  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil.  Place pretzels on cookie sheet making sure none are touching.  Bake 2-3 minutes, Hershey Kisses will […]

Roasted Garlic

“OOMPY” pick: Roasted Garlic From: Simply Recipes Mmmm…I just LOVE roasted garlic!!  I think I am going to roast some garlic to make Roasted Garlic Flatbread…YUMMY!! Items needed Garlic bulbs Olive oil Foil Instructions Preheat the oven to 400°F. Peel away the outer layers of the garlic bulb skin, leaving the skins of the individual […]


“OOMPY” pick: Cinnamon Roll Pops From: Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day I ran across these and thought they were so fun!!  I haven’t made them yet…but will someday.  I did however make the “master” dough recipe from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and had fresh bread for dinner every night for […]

Cilantro-Lime White Bean Dip

“OOMPY” pick: Cilantro-Lime White Bean Dip Inspired and adapted from: How Sweet It Is If you are looking for a snack that is full of protein, good flavor and easy to make…look no further…you found it!!  This dip goes with anything you want to use as a dipper…fresh veggies, corn chips, pita chips…you name it…it […]

Cinnamon Rolls

“OOMPY” pick: Cinnamon Rolls Adapted from: Our Best Bites Items needed Dough  1 cup milk  4 Tbs butter, cut into chunks  3 1/4 – 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided  1 (.25 ounce) package instant yeast (about 2 1/4 tsp)  1/4 cup white granulated sugar  1/2 teaspoon salt  1 egg Filling  1 cup white granulated […]


“OOMPY” pick: Wendy’s Frosty From: e-cookbooks.net Shhhh…I have a secret!!  You can make Wendy’s Frosty’s at home.  Here’s how… Items needed 1 cup milk ½ cup Nestle’s Quik 3 cups softened vanilla ice cream (place in refrigerator for 1 hour to soften) Instructions Blend milk and Quik for 10 seconds on high speed “Pulse” in […]