Monday, October 13, 2014

Pumpkin Soup

This recipe is from my sweet friend Aprille.  This is a perfect soup for the fall time!!

1T chili powder
1T chopped fresh garlic
1/2 tsp cumin
4 C chicken broth
1 can black beans with the liquid
1 15oz can pumpkin
1 C frozen corn
3/4 C salsa
4 or 5 chicken breast or a rotisserie chicken

You can cook this two ways.  Simmer frozen chicken in the chicken broth for a few hours, then shredded it,and add the rest of the ingredients and heat on low for a few hours to let the spices sink in. Or just add a rotisserie chicken with all the ingredients and let simmer for a few hours. 

Serve with chips, sour cream, cheese, avocado, cilantro

Thursday, May 2, 2013

No Bake Peanut Butter Bars

 
1 cup corn flakes, crushed
1/2 cup crushed pretzels
1cup peanut butter
½ cup sugar
½ cup white corn syrup
6 ounces chocolate chips
 
Heat peanut butter, sugar and corn syrup over
low heat to melt. Stir in cereal and pretzels.
Pat into a 8×8 lightly greased pan.
Melt chocolate chips in the microwave and
spread over top. Cool until firm. 

Blueberry oatmeal muffins


2 cups flour
1 cup oats–quick or regular oats
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups honey greek yogurt (Chobani)
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup fresh blueberries

Heat oven to 350°. Coat muffin tin with cooking spray
or liners. Combine flour, sugar, oats, baking powder,
baking soda and salt in a bowl. Combine yogurt, eggs,
butter, and vanilla in a second bowl. Fold yogurt
mixture into dry mixture; stir to combine completely.
Gently fold in blueberries. Spoon into muffin tins.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.  My family likes the
mini muffins so I just bake them for half the time
12 -15 minutes. 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Mexican Chicken

1 pound boneless chicken breasts
1 teaspoon taco seasoning
Salt, to taste
1/2 cup enchilada sauce
4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
3 green onions, chopped

Sprinkle the chicken on both sides with taco seasoning; grill or sauté. Cut the chicken into cubes and place in a greased 8x8" baking dish; season with salt to taste. Add the enchilada sauce and toss to coat the chicken. Sprinkle the cheese over the chicken and bake at 350º for 10-20 minutes, until hot and bubbly. Scatter the green onions over the top.

Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri

Blend 12 oz. Sprite,10 frozen strawberries, 1-2 tablespoons of honey, and 1/2-1 cup ice cubes. Garnish with Reddi Whip & a maraschino cherry. 

Sunday, September 30, 2012

3 ingredient chocolate muffins

 
1 box of chocolate cake mix
1 small can of pumpkin puree 15 ounce
6 ounces of chocolate chips
 
Mix cake mix and pumpkin together.  Add
chocolate chips.  Pour in muffin tin with liners.
Bake at 350 for 22-25 min. I made mini cupcakes
and only baked them for 12 to 15 minutes. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

MONTEREY CHICKEN


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 bottle of your favorite bar-b-que sauce
1/4 c. real bacon bits
1 c. Colby and jack cheese, shredded
1 14 oz. can Rotel tomatoes, drained (canned with green chilies added)
sliced green onions
pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pound out chicken breasts to flatten.
Season with pepper.  Place in a baking pan. Top each chicken
breast with bar-b-que sauce, 1/4 c. cheese, 1/4 c. tomatoes,
green onions and one tablespoon of bacon bits.
Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes or until
chicken is done. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Baked Oatmeal muffins

Recipe from Sugarfree Mom

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups applesauce, unsweetened
  • 5 cups, Old Fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 2 3/4 cups milk
  • 1/4 cup flaxseed meal
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Optional toppings: raisins, walnuts, chocolate chips

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix eggs, vanilla, applesauce,
    banana and honey together in a bowl. Add in oats, salt,
    baking powder, flax and cinnamon and mix well with wet
    ingredients. Finally pour in milk and combine.  The batter
    will look runny, but that is ok.  Spray a 12 count muffin tin
    with cooking spray or use cupcake liners. Pour mixture evenly
    into muffin tin cups. If using toppings add them onto the tops
    of muffins now.  Bake 30 minutes until a toothpick in center
    comes out clean. Cool and enjoy!

    Thursday, February 23, 2012

    Quick Chicken Cacciatore

    Recipe from What's for dinner

    1 pkg breaded precooked chicken breast (6-8 patties)
    1 small white or yellow onion
    16 oz. box linguine
    2 cans (14.5 oz) Italian-seasoned diced tomatoes
    1 medium green bell pepper (optional)

    Cut chicken patties and bell peppers into strips. Chop onion.
    Cook linguine according to package directions. Drain and
    keep warm.  Meanwhile, heat skillet over medium heat.
    Lightly spray with olive oil. Add chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes
    (stirring frequently). Add tomatoes, bell pepper, and onion.
     Bring to a boil; cover. Reduce heat to simmer for 8-10 minutes
    or until vegetables are tender. Serve over hot linguine.
    Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, if desired.

    Tuesday, February 21, 2012

    Pepperoni Roll Ups


    We made these for dinner tonight(I doubled the recipe for my big family and served with a green salad). Not only are they super tasty, they are super easy! Your kids can help you roll them up and they are ready in less than 15 minutes! This is the perfect kid-friendly weeknight meal.

    1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated Pillsbury crescent rolls

    32 slices pepperoni

    4 pieces string cheese, cut in half

    1/4 teaspoon italian seasoning

    1 Tablespoon butter, melted

    Marinara or Pizza sauce, for dipping


    DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unroll crescent dough; seperate into 8 triangles. Place 4 pepperoni slices on the large end of each triangle. Place one half string cheese on the top of the pepperonis. Roll up towards point. Place roll ups at least 2 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet.


    Mix together italian seasoning and melted butter. Brush over the tops of the roll ups. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
     
    Recipe and photo from Taste of Home

    Wednesday, February 15, 2012

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie



    Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    2 Tablespoons peanut butter
    ½ banana
    1 cup vanilla soy milk
    ice (the more you use the thicker it will be)
    Blend all together and enjoy!

    Saturday, February 11, 2012

    Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chili


    1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
    1 can corn, undrained
    1 can Rotel (tomatoes & gr. chiles), undrained
    1 pkg. ranch dressing mix (I only used 1/2 package)
    1 tsp. cumin
    1 tbsp. chili powder
    1 tsp. onion powder
    1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
    2 chicken breast halves or 5 tenders (I used 1 large Costco breast), frozen


    Place chicken in bottom of slow cooker. Combine beans, corn, Rotel, ranch seasoning, cumin, chili powder and onion powder and pour over chicken. Place stick of cream cheese on top. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Stir cream cheese into chili. Use 2 forks and shred the chicken. Stir together and serve. Yield: 3-4 adult servings.


    Jenn's Notes: This was delicious, but next time I will add slightly less seasonings, because it had just a little too much flavor (yes that is possible) and I even used 1/2 as much ranch seasoning! I added some water at the end to reach my desired consistency.
     
    Recipe & photo via Eat Cake For Dinner

    Friday, February 10, 2012

    Yogurt covered Strawberries

    Picture and idea from Glamour


    Dip strawberries (halved or whole) in vanilla Greek yogurt. Then put
    on a sheet pan lined with parchment or wax paper and freeze.
    Now you have a healthy Valentines snack!!

    Thursday, February 2, 2012

    Hawaiian crock pot chicken

    4-6 Boneless Chicken Breasts ( I put in frozen chicken breasts)
    1 bottle of your favorite Barbecue Sauce
    1 20 oz. can Pineapple Chunks, drained

     Place frozen chicken breasts in the crock pot and
    cover with sauce. Empty can of drained pineapple
    chunks on top. Cook on High for 2-3 hours or low
    for 4-6 hours. Shred chicken with two forks while
     still in the crock pot so the chicken will be well
    coated with sauce. Serve over rice.

    Made this for dinner tonight.  It was one of the easiest
    meals I have made.  Perfect meal when you have a busy
    day and not a lot of time to cook but still want a home
    cooked meal. 
    Recipe from Six Sisters Stuff

    Tuesday, January 31, 2012

    Sweet snack


    Saw this idea from Saucy Sprinkles.  It is so
    simple and so yummy.  Just stuff
    raspberries with dark chocolate chips
     or white chocolate chips and enjoy!