You can read my post on Budapest here, and make sure to check out Amanda's recaps here.
We spent 7 nights on the river cruise. We were out and about exploring for 6 days.
This was my first time on a cruise of any type. I wasn't really sure what to expect, but I liked it.
I really liked being able to go to lots of different places and have my hotel room go with me.
I've broken down my recap into two posts. Today I'm going to tell you about the first three days of the cruise. We went to Bratislava, Vienna, Durnstein, Wachau and Melk. They were some of the most beautiful cities I've ever seen. Most places looked like a post card.
This dip should come with a warning! It is dangerously good! Every time I make it, people go crazy over it. I could actually eat this dip as my dinner. It is that good. Now, this does have a little kick from the Ro*tel tomatoes. If you are worried about the heat, use Mild Ro*tel. We didn't think it was hot, but I know some people are more sensitive to heat than we are.
This dip can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until you are ready to bake it. I like to serve this with Fritos, but you can use any chip you prefer. It would also be good with some celery and/or green pepper slices.
Looking for a fun and easy Halloween dessert? Look no further! This Candy Corn Cake is not only festive, it is super easy. I used cake mix for the cake, but I made the frosting. If you don't want to make frosting (you totally should), you could just use a can of white frosting. It couldn't be any easier!
Want to know the secret to getting nice layers in a sheet cake? You have to freeze the layers so they don't run together. It takes a little bit more time, but it is totally worth it. I froze the yellow layer for about 30 minutes and then spread the orange batter on top of it. Once both layers are in the pan you have to let the batter thaw before you bake it. If you don't thaw the batter, the yellow layer won't rise. I just sat the cake pan on top of my range and let the heat from the oven help thaw the batter. Once the cake has thawed, just pop it in the oven and bake as usual.
I am big into no-boil, one-pot dinners right now. This pasta dish is absolutely delicious. Pizza and pasta? I'm in! It can be easily adapted to your family's tastes. Just mix in your family's favorite pizza toppings. I used sausage, turkey pepperoni and mushrooms.
I precooked my sausage and this dish came together in less than 30 minutes. I just dumped everything in the skillet, brought it to a boil and let it simmer for about 15 minutes. Easy peasy! Add a slice of garlic bread and a simple salad for a quick weeknight meal!
I love Halloween. I'm not really sure why, but I just do! I'm sure it has to do with the fact that once Halloween is here that means that Christmas is right around the corner. :-) I also love making lots of fun Halloween themed food. You can see previous Halloween recipes here: http://www.plainchicken.com/search/label/halloween.
I love these cute Mummy Doughnuts. They are made with a bag of powdered doughnuts (Chicken Legs' favorite), some candy eyes and candy melts. These are super easy to make and would make such a cute Halloween breakfast. I know I will be making them again at the end of the month. They would also be great for class Halloween parties.