Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Merry Minis


I'm lovin' all the Punch and Stamp set's that coordinate....These are the Merry Minis (#127916-wood $14.95, #127919-clear $11.95, pg. 6 Holiday Catalog) and the Merry Minis Punch Pack (#126882 $16.95)  Just got mine in the mail...so haven't had time to play, but will post pics as soon as I do.  You can order these direct HERE.  Or contact me by phone or e-mail. 


This is the last set that we got at Convention...sorry...ya have to be a demo to get it...it's a great business builder.  They gave it to us for attending ALL of our classes.  Can't wait to make up some goodies for my downline using it!!! 




Here's a few of the projects that I showed with the gift card M&T that we did this month at Stamper's 10.  The Just For You one was my hostess gift this month...held a little gift certificate, and I love the Graduation cap!!! 

My friend Abby, made this recipe a while back for a meeting, and she was generous enough to give me the recipe.  I was having a hard time finding the Custard Powder, until a few weeks ago, and finally World Market had it.   It is soooo...yummy!!!

NANAIMO BAR RECIPE

Bottom Layer
1/2 c. unsalted butter
1/2 C. sugar
1 c. coconut
1 egg, beaten
1 3/4 c. graham wafer crumbs
1/2 c. finely chopped almonds
5 TBL. cocoa

Melt first 3 ingredients in the microwave.  Stir in crumbs , coconut and nuts.  Add egg and microwave stirring every 30 sec. until thick.  Stir in crumbs.  Press into ungreased 8 X 8 pan.

Second Layer
1/2 c. unsalted butter
1 TBL. & 2 tsp. Cream
t TBL. vanilla custartd powder
2 c. icing sugar
Cream butter, cream, custard powder, and sugar together well.  Beat until light.  Spread over bottom layer.

Third Layer
4 squares semi-sweet chocolate (1 oz. each)
2 TBL.  unsalted butter
Melt chocolate and butter  in microwave.  Cool.  When cool, but still liquid, pour over the second layer and chill in fridge.



 


Monday, July 30, 2012

STAMPS

As a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, stamps are the building block of my creativity.  Stampin' Up! stamps are:
  • Exclusively designed artwork 
  • Deeply etched into rubber!!!
  • They have designed styles for any taste
  • Are grouped into sets for easy coordination
  • Can be purchased in wood mount, or clear mount!!!

 I love my Stampin' Up! Stamps...and I have used many stamps in my day...these are the best out there.  I also love that thru the years that I have been a demonstrator, they have kept up with the current styles.  When I first decided to do this over 17 years ago...I researched 5 companies that sold thru home parties...and am so happy that I went with Stampin' Up!  They have been the best!!!!


I didn't get to finish up what we did yesterday, at my Downline Meeting, as my computer was not behaving.  Today it seems fine.  We did get a chance to stamp....Actually we did the same Make-n-Takes that we did at Friday's Stamper's 10.  The top one shows the buttons we made, and the bottom one shows a gift card holder...will get the other samples on here later this week!!! 

Karen will be joining me at the Stampin' Up! Regional Event in Denver on September 8 from 9-5.  I am so excited...AND...I can have 8 guest come  with me.....It is a full day of stampin, presentations, swapping, lunch, all for only $75.00.  If you are interested in coming with me...let me know.  Registration usually fills up fast. 

What does your registration include?
  • All event activities
  •  Hands-on stamping and papercrafting techniques
  • Business tips
  •  Presentations by Stampin’ Up! staff and local demonstrators
  •  Swapping with fellow demonstrators
  •  A boxed lunch
  • Make & Take projects
  •  Hundreds of display samples for inspiration

Here's another set that they gave to us at Convention. Mixed Medley (#128054-Wood , 128057-Clear, pg. 39, Holiday Catalog,)  It is one of the Hostess sets in the Holiday Catalog...Now to find time to play with it!!!!  I'm lovin' it because the cute little new scallop punch fits 6 of the images!!!! Gotta get the punch next!!!!

Portuguese Beef & Onion

1 lb. beef strip loin, sliced
2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
3 onions, thinly sliced
2 cloves, garlic, minced
1 lb. tomatoes, peeled, seeded & chopped
1tsp. fresh parsley, chopped
1 bay leaf
pinch of salt
pepper to taste
1 T. fresh cilantro, chopped

In a non-stick skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.  Saute' beef slices for 2 minutes.  Add onion slices, garlic, tomatoes, parsley and bay leaf.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Heat to simmering.  Cover and cook for 30 minutes.  Garnish with cilantro.  Enjoy and Bon Apetit!!!!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Core'dinations Card Stock


I know it just looks like 3 packs of paper...but I am so excited about this new Core'dinations card stock that Stampin' Up! just developed for us.  It is a paper that is smooth on one side and textured on the other...but the uniqueness of this is that the core is white, so when it is torn, or run thru an embossing folder and then sanded, Voila...  you get an antiqued, distressed look.  I love it, and as soon as I can play with mine, I will put a sample on here!!!! 

Today was my quarterly Down-line meeting.  Karen is currently my only Colorado Springs Down-line....so our quarterly meetings are pretty informal...but we had a fun afternoon. Started with sharing....I always ask my gals to bring things they are working on or that are new.


Karen made this using the punch outs from the Clear Block Caddy.....she calls it her holder for sharp things!!!!  I love the idea!!!  Love to see repurposing.

 And here are 2 cards that she created...lovin' the embossing folders!!!!!

Then we had lunch.  Made Turkey sandwiches, with potato salad, and a yummy Strawberry/Orange Frozen dessert. 

Strawberry Summer Sensation


1pt. orange sorbet, softened 
1c. cold milk
 1pkg.(3.4oz) Vanilla instant pudding
 1tub (8 oz.) Cool Whip
strawberries

Line a 9X5 inch loaf pan with foil.  Run the sorbet and a cup of strawberries thru the blender until  smooth and spoon into the loaf pan, Beat milk and puudding together till blended, and then gently stir in Cool whip.  Spoon into loaf pan, and freeze.  Take out of freezer 10 minutes to soften then invert onto plate, peel off foil and slice.  Enjoy and Bon Apetit

OK...this is maddening, my computer has decided it knows grammar better then me and is re punctuating everything!?!?!
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Saturday, July 28, 2012

To Love What We Do

Stampin' Up!'s Statement of the Heart pretty much sums up why I am a Demonstrator.

To Love what we do
And Share what we Love
As we help others enjoy Creativity
And Worthwhile Accomplishments
In this we make a difference!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE what I do, I could stamp and create ALL day long!!!  And the teacher in me craves sharing that Love!!!!  Knowing that I am helping others to be Creative...is very important to me...because when I am being creative I am at my happiest.  I truely believe that everyone needs to be creative in some form, be it, art, music, writing...etc.  Knowing I can do this for people, I know that I can make a difference in this world.  Sometimes I get a little over enthusiastic about things...but that is just because, I want to share with you all!!!!  

 I also enjoy all the meaningful relationships Stampin' Up! has brought to me....be it my customers, my downline, the SU staff or other demonstrators.  Stampers are some of the BEST!!!!  Thank you Shelli for starting a wonder thing!!!!  


Cleaning out in the garage, I found my Dad's tripod....so we set it up this afternoon to take pictures.....not too bad for first try!!!  I still want Steven to set up a sliding mount for the web cam...so that I can do You Tube Tutorials....Was gonna use the video on my Canon, then remembered we had this Web Cam that was Matt's.  So will play with that a bit and start using it!!!  Back to our set, we got this given to us at Convention, Lacy & Lovely.  This was one of the sets on my list....so that was very good!!!!  It uses lots of the circle, and scallop punches.


Here's a picture of the Pillow Gift that Paula gave me for Convention....I love it....Sweet little metal tin with glass magnets inside!!!!

And here's a great Taco Chicken recipe...

Foil Pack Taco Chicken

4 small boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.)
4 tsp. Taco seasoning mix
1/2 lb. red potatoes, thinly sliced
3/4 c. Mexican shredded cheese mix
1/2 c. Salsa
1/4 c. sour cream

Heat oven to 400 F.  Sprinkle chicken with seasoning mix.  Place 1.2 c. potatoes on center of each of 4 large sheets of heavy duty foil.  Top with chicken, cheese, and salsa.  Bring up foil sides.  Double fold top and both ends to seal each packet, leaving room for heat circulation.  place on a baking pan.  Bake 30-35 min.  until chicken is cooked thru.  Cool 5 min.  Cut slits in foil to release steam before opening, then top with sour cream.  Enjoy and Bon Apetit!!!





Friday, July 27, 2012

Stampin' Up! Bundles



Stampin' Up! has done a wonderful job of teaming up products that you naturally use together, into Bundles. If you look thru the new Holiday Catalog, you will see 9 bundles, and they save you between 10 and 15%. Here's the Ghoulish Googlies Bundle I just got!!!  Lovin' those Googlie Eyes...they self stick!!!!  Will get some pics up as soon as I have a chance to play with it!!!


 OK...this is maddening...I have saved it turned and correct orientation, but when I plug it into Blogger, it keeps turning it....this is YOU'RE AMAZING (Page 33, Main Catalog, 126720-Wood,$30.95, 126722-Clear,$22.95) another set Stampin' Up! gave to us to use for our Make-n-Takes.  Another EEHHH set until I used it, can see lots of uses for this one, along with the Ticket Wheel and Punch!!!!  Oh...my list keeps growing!!!!


And, my basket of cards is finally starting to empty out...or at least until I add Convention stuff.  This was the swap I did for last months' Stamp Day.  We were repurposing stuff, so this was in box of scraps!!!!


And this was the project I brought to make, same day....used some very old Stampin' Up! discontinued papers!!!!  I still love it!!!!

Here's a great grilled steak recipe we made last week!!!

Texas BBQ'D Steak

3-4 tri-tip beef steaks
1/2 c. BBQ sauce
1/2 c. Italian dressing
1/4 c. Worcestershire sauce
2 T. Dijon mustard
2 T.  peach preserves
2 T. honey
1 T. garlic minced
1 onion, sliced

In a medium bowl.  Combine all liquid ingredients and onions.  Submerge steaks into liquid and marinate for 1 hour in fridge.  Grill over indirect heat to preferred doneness.  Flip meat only once.  Enjoy and Bon Apetit.






Thursday, July 26, 2012

2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog


The new Stampin' Up! Catalog was laying out on my desk, and I was struck by it's simple elegance this year.  Yes, it is paired down a little from past years...but really....I even found it to be a bit much at times.  New items can be found in the Supplemental Catalogs.  This catalog is clean and crisp, just the way I want my Stamping to be!!!!


The AFFECTION COLLECTION (# 127946-wood, 127949-clear, page 35 of the Holiday Catalog) set was another stamp set that Stampin' Up! gave to us at convention for our Make-n-Takes.  When I first saw this set it was Eeehhh....but now that I have used it, I can see all sorts of possibilities.  Good choice Stampin' Up!  Will get some samples on here later this week!!!


These were the projects that we made at the Coffee Filter Class last month....These are some of my favorite projects!!!!  Check out the link above for Calendar and Events, to see the Stamp-a-Stack, Explosion Book Class, and Holiday 3-D Punched Projects upcoming classes.  Lots of fun.  If you have a class idea you would like me to do, let me know!!!!



Time for a Sneak Peek of our Stamper's 10 projects for tomorrow night.  This is a great group of Stamper's....and we have an opening...would love to have you join us.  And yes, I can take long distance members...you get the finished projects delivered in your order!!!!

Here's an easy peasy recipe, for when the grandkids come over for lunch!!!!

Mountains and Forest Sandwich

1 slice of cheese
1 slice of bologna or other lunch meat
1 hot dog bun
1 TBL. Miricle Whip or Mayonaise
lettuce

Cut cheese and bologna in half, using knife or kitchen scissors, make zig-zag cut.  Spread bun inside with mayo, fill with lettuce, cheese and bologna.  Cheese and meat are the mountains, lettuce is the forest...cute!  Enjoy and Bon Apetit!!!
 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Oh...My...Gosh....I am lovin' the new Holiday Catalog.  If you ordered from me this past quarter, you should have gotten yours in the mail last week...if not...let me know, and if you want one, let me know and I will get one to you ASAP!  I was in a rush the day it came, looked thru it quickly, and nothing jumped out at me...a few evenings later, I had time to digest it...and now I want it ALL!!!!  I love the larger format, and everything in it.  And I have just got to reproduce the ornament on the front cover!!!!  BEAUTIFUL!!!!


 Here is another set that I got from Stampin' Up! at Convention!!!  DAYDREAM MEDALLIONS It was one of our Make-n-Take sets...I will post the projects later this week!!! Great set for framing things and it has the matching Floral Frames Framelits Die!!!  You can order by e-mailing or calling me or going to my web page and clicking on Shop Now. 


My basket of cards and projects overflowith....so I may have posted this.  These are the Make & Take projects we did at my Open House.  The cookies were super yummy, cute little treat bag!!! 

And a recipe...I seem to be on a cooking frenzie!!!!  Steven liked this one as he is cutting out ALL Carbs as an experiment.  His blood sugar has been evenly good range all week, no highs or lows!!!  I made a rice salad to go with this...guess I will be eating it all week. 

BBQ Salmon

1/2 cup Kraft Thick n' Spicy Origional BBQ Sauce
2 TBS brown sugar
1 green onion sliced
4 salmon steaks

 Preheat BBQ to medium high heat.  Grease your meat basket well.  Mix BBQ sauce, brown sugar, and onions until well blended.  Grill salmon 4 min. on each side.  Brush generously with BBQ mixture.  Continue grilling 4 min.  until salmon flakes easily with fork, turning occasionally and brushing with remaining sauce.  Enjoy and Bon Appetit!!!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I Finally Feel Like I'm Back On Track....


video 

The Stampin' Up! Convention Lip Dub video is my favorite yet.....I am having trouble getting the video on here...if you can't get this to work go here.  Oh my...Convention was soo....much fun this year.  It seemed a little subdued, but I got so much out of each class this year!!!  Love, love, loved it ALL!!!  They seem to top it each year...and next year is the 25th Anniversary, and I know it will be the best yet!!!!  Can't believe it will be my 15th one.


Along with lots of product...I got 6 new stamps sets from Stampin' Up!...as gifts!!!!  Will be putting them all together this week....Here is the last one they gave us....Moving Forward, it's the Ronald McDonald House set....you can purchase it in the catalog.... and Stampin' Up! will donate $3.00 to the Charity for each set sold.  They contribute about $100,000 each year.  Way to go Stampin' Up!  This is such a fun set.

Sorry this is a little blurry, I tried, but couldn't seem to get it to focus, I think because I was on black.  Wish I had a permanent spot set up to take pictures.  This was a project for the White Stazon projects we did at Stampers 10 a while back.  I think this will be a Christmas or Birthday present. 

And time for a recipe.  These were some yummy meatballs I made a while back....

Sweet & Sassy Meatballs

1 lb. ground turkey
1lb ground beef
2eggs, slightly beaten
3/4 c.saltine cracker crumbs
1/4 c.  Asiago Cheese, grated
3 T. onion minced
2 cloves garlic minced
1.4 tsp. pepper
1 c. medium salsa
1 (14 3/4-oz.) chicken broth
1 (12 oz,) tomato paste
1/4 c. sugar
2 T. lemon juice
2 tsp. Jamaican jerk seasoning
Hot cooked rice or pasta

 Preheat oven to 450. In a bowl., combine turkey, beef, eggs, cracker crumbs, cheese, onion, garlic, and pepper.  Shape into 1 1/2-inch meatballs.  Place on a 10 X 15 inch baking pan.  Bake for 18-20 minutes. In a large saucepan with a cover, combine remaining ingredients.  Place meatballs in sauce.  Simmer covered 20 minutes to blend flavors.  Serve over hot rice or pasta.  Yummy!!!  Enjoy, and Bon Appetit!!!


Monday, July 23, 2012

I Am Making Money-Pam Morgan-Convention 2012

I love Pam!  I need to start making more goals...I can see when I do, and I start working towards them, they are realized!!!

I Am A Leader-Brian Pilling-Convention 2012

Excellent!!!  What not to do....such good advise.

I am Savvy-Donna Griffith-Convention 2012

Wonderful ideas and projects....I have classes going off in my head!!!!

I Am Open For Business-Carrie Cudney-Convention 2012

Carie's ideas are always soo....good and usable!!!!  Loved loved loved her presentation.

Keynote Speaker-Jason Ryan Dorsey-Convention 2012

What a delite our keynote speaker was.  When I saw what the topic was, I was not impressed...but Jason quickly turned Me around!!!!  This is the group I have been so puzzled about, and he really shed some light on them.....this will be a tremendous asset to my business!!!! 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

I am Reaching Out-Emily Montoya-Convention 2012

Another wonderful class....Man, they were all good!!!!  This one was all about the Generation Y er's.....complemented our Key note speaker.  Got some good book titles to read!!!!

I Am Doing Business My Way-Bonnie Thurber-Convnetion 2012

Lots of challenges....lots of fun ideas....Way too much creativity.  They asked us to post about our classes....could win a stamp set....so you will be seeing a few of these.  This class was fantastic (they ALL were!)  Learned how to strengthen relationships, hold more and successfull events, and generally be a better demonstrator!!!!

Stampin' Up! Convention!!!!

Have spent the week in beautiful, Salt Lake City....at our annual Convention....having a blast, learning new things, meeting with old and new friends.....and my brain is on overload....

Now,  I'm at the airport, and the flight is over booked, so I chose to be bumped....free ticket to Leadership, plus dinner...WOO  HOO!!  But I'm a little bored...so will be going thru my notes, posting things...taking a few challenges....so, e-mail, FB or text me!!!!  And if you leave a comment....I will put you in a drawing....we'll find something fun for you...ENERGY of convention!!!!  I want to pack you all into my suitcase and take you with me next year!!!!  

 FUN>>>FUN>>>FUN Video

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Dog Days of Summer. . .

Sorry I haven't posted much lately...it has just been so hot, it is a chore to do any little thing.....and I have so much to do to get ready for Convention.....But I'm really getting excited about that!!!!  I have all sorts of classes and events the week after Convention...so I have to have ALL of that prepped and ready to go before I leave, fortunately I'm almost there!!!!

Here's a card that we did at last month's Stamper's 10....using the White Staz-On.


And this one I believe is one we did at Donna's last month.


And one more, that we did at Jennell's...


We had an over abundance of fruit a while back....so I decided to make Ambrosia.....Yumm!!!!!

Ambrosia

2 medium oranges, peeled
1 small bannana, peeled
20 seedless grapes, halved
1/4 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut

Section orange, and cut into small pieces.  Cut banana into thin slices
Combine orange slices, banana, grape halves, and coconut.  Cover and chill....Yummm!!!  Enjoy and Bon Apetite!!!!  

I probably won't post until I get back from Salt Lake City...although, if I get an evening, I will try!!!!  See you all next week!!! 

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Very Restful Weekend....

WE actually had a weekend with nothing....absolutely nothing going on.  Nick didn't come home....so on Saturday, I got caught up on a little of this and a little of that....Then went to Kris' for a yummy dinner and on Sunday....broke out the Ikea Kitchen planner and went to town doing the cabinets for the Laundry Room.  Steven had started doing it...but the program really frustrated him, so after spending a few hours just figuring it out, I went to town and got the whole room planned out.  Unfortunately it won't let me post the picture....  So glad that is done, now maybe we can actually get the cabinets!!!!

But this week does not look restful.  Last night, just before the sky opened up and the rain came....they parked a bunch of county trucks across Latigo from us in the Public Open Space.   This morning they brought in the big earth movers, and have been building a mountain....truck after truck of dirt....beeping , and making all sorts of noise.  The dogs are so upset..... I guess they are using this as one of the staging areas for the big project on Meridian.  While it will be nice when it is all finished....I think I will take the back, dirt road to town.  It sounds like it will be a very noisy summer.

Here's a picture of the fun Hostess gifts I gave out in June.  We did a project using White Staz-On, and this used it also on the cover of the little tins.  Fun little gift to make!!!!

And here's another card, from Karen...as I cleaned out my Stationary drawer.  Great Christmas card!!!!
And here is a sample of one of the cards that we made at Jennell's for our Stamp Day.

It has turned cool here....or at least it feels cool, compared to how hot it was....so we have moved to more casserole and stew type dinners.  Here's a Goulash I made last week....

Hungarian Goulash

2-3  Tbls. oil
2 onions, finely chopped
1 pinch caraway seeds
Salt to taste
1 3/4 lbs. beef, cut into small pieces
1 Tbls. paprika
1 red or green bell pepper, sliced
1 clove carlic, crushed
1 tomato, peeled

In a skillet, heat oil and saute the onions.  Sprinkle with caraway seeds and salt.  Add the beef and brown well.  Lower the heat and cover.  Steam for a few minutes.  Add the paprika and mix well.  Add a little water and bring to a boil.  Lower the heat again.  When the meat is 3/4 cooked.  add the bell pepper, garlic, and tomato.  Simmer at medium heat until the meat is tender.  If needed, add a little water.  Enjoy and Bon Appetit!!!! 




Friday, July 6, 2012

Cooler Weather....

It has been breezy and a little cooler all day, not by much, but we will take any break we can!!!  We went to Cosco this afternoon, to check them out,  and a micro burst must have hit the house while we were gone...you should have seen the chaos when we got home, pictures off of walls, curtains down, things from the kitchen had blown into the living room....plants everywhere....what a mess, no sooner got that cleaned up and the sky opened up and a hellacious thunderstorm came thru....so now we are mopping up...couldn't get things shut down and windows closed fast enough.  Seems to really be cooling down!!!!  Steven's going out to the garden now to see what survived!!!!

Thought I'd post some cards and such!!!!  The first one is one of the Matchbox Post - it Note holders I did last month.  This is one of the larger ones...actually these will be gifts at Convention!!!! 



And then I was cleaning out my letter drawer...and here are 2 cards done this past year by my dear friend Karen!!!!




Both are great cards!!!! 

I've had a few of you ask me for my recipe that I used on the cookies at the Open House.  I found it on another demonstrators website, and I'm not sure who it was now.....but here goes, with a few of my own changes. 



Lemon Shortbread Cookes

3/4 lb. unsalted butter, room temp.
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. salt
zest from 1 lemon

Preheat oven to 350 F. In a bowl of a stand mixer, mix butter and sugar until they are just combined.Add vanilla.  In another bowl, whisk together the flour and salt then add them to the butter mixture.  Add the lemon zest.  Mix on low speed until the dough starts to come together.  Dump on a surface dusted with flour and shape into a flat disk.  Wrap in plastic and chill for at least 30 minutes.  Roll the dough 1/2-inch thick and cut out with your cookie cutter.  Place on an uncreased baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes, until edges begin to brown.  Allow to cool to room temperature.  

Glaze: In a small bowl, mix 1 cup confectioners sugar with 2-3 TBLS. lemon juice, adding more juice if necessary to get desired consistency.  If you are stamping your designs on Fondant, you only need to put a small amount on each cookie, then pur your stamped piece on top.  These are wonderful with jsut the glaze and no Fondant!!!!  Enjoy and Bon Appetit!!!! 

Well, the temperatures are dropping like a stone out there....feels like FALL!!!!  


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Hot, Hot Weather.....

HHHMMMM.....this sure has been a hot, hot summer....everywhere.  Today it was stifling...but right about the time I started making dinner...the wind picked up ...it was crazy, and the temps dropped...to the point...it felt chilly...very strange.

Went to Sam's Club this morning...about half the things I wanted to get, they did not have....very discouraging.  Got to the check out, and she says...your membership expires tomorrow...do you want to renew....Hmmm....think we will try Cosco this year!!!! 

Came home and worked on class projects....but I am moving really slow.  Picked out some supplies from the Holiday Catalog, for fall projects...I love Fall...so look for some fun things comin' up, along with a 3-D Punch class that has holiday decorations!!!! Fun, fun, fun!!!! 

How about some cards!!!!  This first one is the Matchbook Post-It Note Holder that we did as our Make-n-Take at last months Stamper's 10...these make such great little gifts!!!!
And these next 2 are from when we stamped at Donna's last month....fun cards!!!
How about a recipe.....this is a Salmon Cheese Ball that I made for my Open House....have had a few people ask for the recipe....it made 2, and so I took it to dinner at my Daughter's. 

Salmon Cheese Ball

1-6 oz. can skinless, boneless Salmon  (Bumble Bee makes a really good one!!!)
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 oz. diced pimento
2 TBLS. bacon bits
1 cup parsley, finely chopped

Drain salmon in a sieve.  Beat cream cheese in a large bowl till fluffy.  Fold in cheeses and bacon bits.  Add salmon.  Mix by hand till well blended.  Cut 2 sheets of waxed paper. Divide parsley on wax paper Divide salmon mixture into 2 balls and place in the middle of the waxed paper.  Roll the ball around until coated.  Wrap ball with wax paper, and place in fridge.  Chill 4 hours.  Serve with crackers. Enjoy and Bon Appetite!!!