You’ll have to wait for my dirty secret. First I’m going to show you what I’ve been making today…
Chocolate Heath Caramel Cake
1 pkg. chocolate cake mix
1 can sweetened condensed milk
Caramel ice cream topping
1 (8 oz.) container Cool Whip
4-5 Health or Skor bars, chopped up
Bake cake according to package directions for a 9×13 inch pan; cool for about 5 minutes. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, poke holes into the cake. Let the cake cool for a little while. Slowly pour sweetened condensed milk over the cake, letting it sink into the holes; then drizzle some of the caramel over the top of the cake. Let cake cool completely (I usually cover it and put it in the fridge for a while). Top cake with Cool Whip. Decorate the top of the cake with candy bar chunks and swirls of caramel topping. Refrigerate.
8 oz cream cheese
8 oz sour cream
16 oz jar mild salsa
1 packet taco seasoning
2 cups iceberg lettuce
2 large tomatoes, diced
1 cup cheese
2.25 oz black olives
Combine cream cheese, sour cream, salsa, and taco seasoning and mix well with an electric mixer. Spread on the bottom of a large shallow glass dish. Top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, shredded cheese, and black olives. Serve with baked tortilla chips. (This was originally a “light” recipe using all reduced fat ingredients.)
I got both recipes from Pinterest. You can see the Website names on the photos.
We’re having a couples poker night at our house tomorrow night. That’s the reason for all the food preparation today.
Okay, so here’s the secret…
It’s not a secret anymore, is it??? I may have let it go a little too long between cleanings, ya think?
So I found some instructions (Pinterest again) on how to clean your oven door and glass. It said to make a paste of baking soda and water, smear it all over the inside of the door, and let it sit for 15-30 minutes…
I did as instructed like a good girl. Then I scrubbed it with a scrubber brush and made a BIG NASTY MESS, wiped it all off…
It really didn’t work. You can see how dirty it still is. It did get a lot of the gunk off, but not nearly all of it. After this I read the comments and it didn’t work for most of the other people either. Well, crap. Now what?
Note to self:
Scrubbing Bubbles will NOT clean your oven.
Yeah, that was my bright idea.
Like I was going to wipe it off and my oven would be sparkling clean. Guess what? It didn’t take one more spec off. I could have gotten out the Comet and tried that. That would have been my next bright idea, and it might have worked. But instead, I said SCA-REW THIS! And left it like it was. At least it’s cleaner than it was yesterday!
Love y’all for your nice comments about my baby dress pattern-writing attempt. You’re so sweet. But I’m still not going to mess with it anymore. EVER.
I’m outta here!