- 3 Chicken breasts
- 3 Peppers, try to use different colors. When I made these only green peppers were on sale.
- 2 Onions
- Italian salad dressing
- Flour tortillas
- Cheddar Cheese
- Sour Cream
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Simple Chocolate Croissants
1 pkg. refrigerated croissants
Semi sweet chocolate chips
3 tbsp. melted butter
Unroll and flatten dough.
Separate into triangles.
Brush with melted butter.
Sprinkle 1-2 tsp. chocolate chips on each triangle.
Roll each triangle into a croissant shape and place on a cookie sheet.
Bake in a preheated 375 oven for about 15 minutes.
Let cool briefly and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
2 c. carrots
1 small onion
2 cloves garlic
1 large can tomato puree
2 cans diced tomatoes
salt, pepper, garlic powder, red pepper flakes as desired
1-2 T. honey, agave nectar or sugar
1 lb. ziti
2 c. mozzarella cheese, grated
- Put a large pot of water on to bowl, cook pasta al dente, drain and set aside.
- In a large skillet heat olive oil and cook ground turkey over medium heat. Season the meat as desired with garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
- In a food processor (this is where it gets sneaky) add carrots, onion, garlic, and the large can of tomato puree. Process sauce until smooth.
- Add sauce to ground turkey with the two cans of diced tomatoes. The meat sauce should be a nice consistency although you may need to add a bit of water if it is too thick.
- To finish this meat sauce add about 1-2 T of honey. The honey is not going to make the meat sauce sweet, it will just take the bitterness out due to using canned tomatoes.
- Combine meat sauce with the pasta and pour into a 9X13 pan.
- Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the top of the pasta.
- Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
- Beat all the cake ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
- Combine all the filling ingredients together in a separate bowl.
- Pour 1/2 of the batter into an angel food or fluted pan that has been sprayed with non-stick spray such as Pam.
- Sprinkle half of the filling on the batter.
- Pour the balance of the batter in, then the remaining filling on top.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes. Start in a cold oven.
- When cool, sprinkle cake with powdered sugar or drizzle frosting on top if desired.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
1 cup bread crumb or more you don't want your mixture too wet, so add more if too wet you want it dry enough to form patties
1/2 cup mayo
1 tsp salt
pepper to taste
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp garlic powered
1 tbs lemon juice
- Combine everything in a bowl.
- In a frying pan heat about 3 tbs oil, form the mixture into patties, I use an ice cream scooper, and fry for about 5 minutes on each side until golden brown.
- Drain on paper towels.
- 1 cup mayo, 1 tbs honey, 2 tsp mustard and 2 tsp lemon juice.
- Whisk together and serve on top of the crab cakes.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
2 cups sugar
2 packages cream cheese, softened
1 container Cool Whip, softened
2 tubes crescent rolls
Sunday, May 9, 2010
1/2 c. grated Parmesan (I use Romano)
4 T butter
2 T lemon juice
1 1/2 lbs boneless chicken breasts (pounded thin)
- Beat egg in bowl and add cheese until consistency of thick batter like cornmeal muffin mix.
- Add lemon juice
- Thickly coat chicken breasts with batter and drop in sizzling hot melted butter
- May need to add more butter as you cook.
- Cook through on each side deepening on the thickness of chicken.
- Remove chicken from skillet and add some cream to deglaze the pan and make gravy to pour over chicken.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Turn your dough out onto a well floured surface.
Form the dough into the shape you desire, square, round, etc.
Cover with your favorite sauce and toppings.
Bake in a preheated 425 oven until golden brown.
Monday, May 3, 2010
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened slightly
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
confectioners’ sugar for dusting
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
- Spray four mini loaf pans with non-stick cooking spray, and place on a cookie sheet.
- In a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and cream cheese.
- Pour in sugar and mix until smooth. Add in eggs, one at a time, mixing well until each is incorporated.
- While ingredients are mixing, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a separate bowl. Slowly add flour mixture to the wet ingredients.
- Distribute batter evenly among the four pans and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 50-60 minutes. Let cool and dust with confectioners’ sugar. Wrap any extras tightly in plastic wrap and freeze for up to one month.