Sunday, August 29, 2010

Banana nut muffins

3 large ripe bananas, mashed (about 1-1/4 cups)
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups flour
1/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

In a large bowl, combine the bananas and butter;
stir in the sugar, egg and vanilla extract.In a small
bowl, combine the baking soda, salt and flour.
Add the flour mixture to the banana mixture; blend well.
Fill greased muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake at 350 degrees.
for 18 to 22 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
Makes 12 muffins or 24 mini muffins.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Blueberry Crumb Cake

½ stick Butter
1 Tablespoon (additional) Butter
¾ cups Sugar
1 Egg
½ teaspoons Vanilla Extract
2 cups All-purpose Flour
2-¼ teaspoons Baking Powder
½ teaspoons Salt
¾ cups Milk
2 cups Fresh Blueberries

¾ stick Butter
½ cups Sugar
½ teaspoons Cinnamon
½ cups Flour
¼ teaspoons Salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream 1/2 stick plus 1 tablespoon butter with cinnamon and
sugar. Add egg and mix until combined. Add vanilla and mix.
Then add flour, baking powder, and salt to the mix.
Add flour mixture and milk alternately until totally incorporated.
Do not over beat. Stir in blueberries. Grease a 9 x 13 inch
baking pan. Pour in batter.
In a separate bowl, combine topping ingredients and
cut together using two knives or a pastry cutter.
Sprinkle over the top of the cake. Bake cake for 40 to 45 minutes,
or until golden brown.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Simple Rotisserie chicken recipes

Here are some simple Rotisserie Chicken recipes I found from
24/7 Moms. I just love 24/7 moms site they have some great
tips and ideas. Go check them out!

1. Chicken Wraps - Shred the chicken onto tortillas, add hoisin sauce and coleslaw, then roll it up for a simple yummy meal

2. Chicken Pizza - Create a pizza using refrigerated pizza dough, salad dressing for the sauce and rotisserie chicken, pizza cheese mixture. Add additional toppings of your choosing. Bake 425 for 20-25 minutes.

3. BBQ Chicken Sandwich - Shred chicken, add desired amount of BBQ sauce. Place in slow cooker on warm. Serve on hamburger buns or Kaiser rolls.

4. Chicken Tacos- Shred chicken place in frying pan with taco seasoning ( follow package instructions). Use as meat filler for your tacos. Serve corn and /or flour tortillas with shredded lettuce, grated cheese, diced tomatoes, and other things your family enjoys in their tacos.

5. Chicken Pot pie - Shred chicken combine with condensed cream of chicken soup and frozen mixed veggies. Pour into a prepared 10" pie shell, cover with a 2nd pie crust and bake at 365 degree's for 45 minutes.

6. Chicken pasta salad - Make rotinni pasta and cool; toss shredded rotisserie chicken with pasta, and salad dressing. Add in toasted almonds or walnuts, diced celery , apples or other veggies..

7. Chicken and Cheese quesadilla- Shred chicken place in frying pan with taco seasoning ( follow package instructions). Place a flour tortilla in an empty frying pan then scoop on the chicken mixture along with shredded cheese place a 2nd flour tortilla on top and heat over medium heat flipping from time to time until cheese is melted and tortilla shell is a little crispy.

8. Chicken Hobo Pack - Use one sheet of aluminum foil for each serving ( person) about 12"x 8". In the center place bite-sized red-potato chunks, shredded chicken, and veggies ( onions, zucchini, carrots, peppers etc) Top with three tablespoons BBQ sauce, then close the hobo packets by sealing sides and tops together, folding to close tightly. Place packets over medium heat on a grill and cook until potatoes are cooked.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mambo Chicken with Mango Salsa

Recipe from my friend Laurel
4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 T freshly grated ginger
1/4 C soy sauce
1/4 C lime juice

Rinse chicken. Pat dry with paper towel. In baking baking
dish combine remaining ingredients. Add chicken, turning
to mix. Cover with foil and marinate for 2-4 hrs. in fridge.
Combine ingredients for salsa (below) in a bowl and reserve.
Preheat oven to 375. Transfer covered baking dish to oven
and bake for appx. 20 min. or til chicken is cooked thoroughly.
You could also grill you chicken which I did.
To serve, spoon a generous serving of salsa on top of chicken.

Mango Salsa:

2 mango's, peeled, pitted, and cut into 1/4" cubes
3 T lime juice
1-2 jalapeno chilies, seeds and membranes removed, minced
3 green onions, finely sliced
2/3 C lightly packed fresh cilantro leaves, stems discarded, coarsely chopped.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Cowboy Caviar

1 can black beans, drained
3 large tomatoes, chopped
3 large avocados, chopped
2 Tbs chopped green onions
1 package dry Italian dressing
2 Tbs olive oil
1/4 cup white vinegar
3 Tbs water

In a large bowl mix corn, peas, tomatoes, avocados and
onions. In another bowl mix the dry Italian dressing,
olive oil, vinegar and water. Pour the dressing over the
vegetable mixture and toss until evenly coated.
Serve with tortilla chips.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Cookie Marshmallow S’mores

Here is a fun and yummy summer activity.
Click here to find out how to make
these yummy cookie marshmallow S'mores.

Picture from Snack Picks

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Balsamic Chicken with Tomato and Mozzarella Topping

Recipe from Favorite Family Recipes

Grilled Balsamic Chicken:
1 pkg Good Seasons Italian dressing
1/4 c. olive oil
1/2 c. balsamic vinegar
Marinate for at least an hour then grill over medium heat.

Tomato and Mozzarella Topping:
6 large tomatoes, diced
8 sticks of mozzerella string cheese, cut into rounds
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Mix together and marinade for at least an hour before serving.

Serve hot chicken over a bed of arugula then top with

chilled tomato and mozzarella mix.