Friday, November 12, 2010

Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

*3 chicken breasts
*1 cup of mixed frozen veggies
*8 oz container of fresh sliced mushrooms
*1 can of mushroom soup
*1/2 cup of milk
*2 eggs
*1 puff pastry sheet (
*salt and pepper to taste

***Take 1 pastry out of freezer and set aside 40 minutes prior to making recipe***

*Pre-heat oven to 350*
*Boil water and add eggs, boil for 10 mins while cooking chicken.
*In a large saucepan over med-high heat cut up chicken into cubes and fully cook, add in mushrooms and cook until tender.
* Peel eggs, chop up and add to saucepan,.
*Add in cup of frozen veggies and mix.
*Add in can of mushroom soup, milk, salt & pepper and mix, cover and simmer for 3-5 mins
*In a 9inch glass pie pan add mixture
*Cover with puff pastry sheet, go around the edge and pull up/press each part together. Cut off excess (with excess I give to my 3 yr and we put in some cheese inside and make her a seperate little pie...put in oven for 15 mins)
*Bake for 40mins (until brown and flaky)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Chicken casserole

Chicken Casserole

3 chicken breasts 1
1/2 bag of egg noddles
1 sliced and diced green pepper
1 cup of frozen mixed veggies
parmesan cheese
1/2 cup of shredded colby cheese
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
3/4 cup of milk

*Pre-heat oven to 350
*Grill chicken and slice up into bite size pieces
*Cut and dice green pepper
*Boil pot of water and cook noodles until tender (about 8 mins)
*In a large casserole dish place noodles, veggies, green pepper, milk, chicken and can of soup and mix all together.
*Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and bake for 20 mins
*Once the casserole comes out the oven sprinkle with shredded cheese and stick back in the oven for another 3-5 mins while cheese melts.
*Remove from oven and serve!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Baked Eggplant Parmesan

*1 large eggplant
* 1/2 cup of shredded mozzerella
* 8 thin slices mozzerella
* parmesan cheese
* basil
* 1 large tomato
* minced garlic
* olive oil

-Pre-heat oven to 425*
- Slice eggplant into 1/4 inch thick wedges width wise
-Mix together in a small cup olive oil and minced garlic and baste each side of the eggplant slices.
-Place slices on a baking tray and bake for 15 mins, turn over and bake for 5 more mins.
-Re-set oven temp for 350*
-Remove from oven and place half the slices in the bottom of a greased 9*13 inch casserole dish
- Slice tomato
-On top of the eggplant place 1 slice of tomoato, and 1-2 slices of mozzerella cheese
-On top of the cheese another piece of eggplant, sprinkle shredded mozzerella on top.
-Sprinkle basil and parmesan cheese on top of mozzerella
-Bake for an additional 20mins

Monday, October 11, 2010

Triple Berry Crisp

Triple Berry Crisp

*1 1/2 cup blackberries
* 1 1/2 cup raspberries
* 1 1/2 cup blueberries
* 4 Tbsps sugar
* 2 cups of flour
* 2 cups rolled oats
* 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
* 1 tsp cinnamon
* 1 tsp nutmeg
* 1 1/2 cup butter

-Preheat oven to 350*
- Mix berries and sugar in a bowl, set aside
- Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl
-Mix in butter with hands until crumbly
- Press half of crumble mix in a 9*13 in pan
-Pour in berry/sugar mix
- Sprinkle remaining crumble mix
-Bake for 35 mins

Pesto Mini Pizzas

Pesto Mini Pizzas (from my good friend Cara)

*Package of Pillsbury pizza dough
*Jar of pesto sauce
*8 slices Mozzerella cheese
* 1 Tomato sliced
* Parmasean cheese

-Pre-heat oven according to package instructions
- Un-wrap dough and leave in a log, cut width wise into thin slices (about 1/2 inch wide)
-Spread small amount of pesto onto one side of dough, add a slice of tomato, slice of mozzerella then spinkle with parmasean.
- Repeat on each slice of dough
-Bake according to package instructions

Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad

* 3 chicken breasts cooked
* bag of mixed lettuce
* 3 stalks of green onion
*1 avacado
* small bag of sliced almonds
* cup of mandarin oranges rinsed
* 1 cup chow mein noodles

* 4 Tbsps sugar
* 2 tsp salt
* 1/2 tsp pepper
* 4 Tbsps vinegar
* 1/2 cup of salad oil
* 1 Tbsp sesame seeds

-Shred chicken and mix in a large bowl with lettuce and almonds.
- Rinse out mandarin oranges and cut each piece in half, add to bowl.
-Peel and pit avacado and cut into small wedges, set aside.
- Chop green onion into thin slices and add to bowl and set aside.
- For dressing mix all ingredients (sugar, salt, pepper, vinegar, salad oil, sesame seeds) into a container with a tight lid and shake well.
- Add dressing to bowl with chicken and lettuce and toss.
-Add avacado wedges.
-Sprinkle chow mein noodles on top.

Butternut Squash Casserole

Butternut Squash Casserole

* Large butternut squash peeled, cubed and steamed until soft
* 2 eggs
* 1 cup Colby cheese shreadded
* 1/4 cup of onion sauted
* 3/4 cup of milk
* 1/2 cup of Ritz crackers
* 2 Tbsps butter
* salt & pepper to taste

-Pre-heat oven to 375*
-Mash together steamed squash, eggs, cheese, onion, milk and salt and pepper.
- Put in a greased 8*8 baking dish and cover with cracker crumbs
- Brush with melted butter
- Bake for 35 mins

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Baked Mac N Cheese

Baked Mac N Cheese

* 1 (16oz) packages of elbow macaroni
* 1/2 cup butter
* 1/2 cup of flour
* 2 cups milk
* 2 cups shredded chedder cheese
* 8 slices of bread
* 4 tbsp of butter
* salt & pepper to taste

*Pre-heat oven to 350*
* Boil large pot of water to boil and add pasta until cooked (about 10mins)
* In large saucepan melt butter, add flour and stir until paste-like
* Slowly add milk to mix, pour a little mix, pour a little mix to avoid lumps
* Stir in milk until melted
* Pour cheese sauce over macaroni
* Mix well and pour into a 9*13 glass baking pan
* Crumble bread in your hands and over Macaroni and Cheese mix
* Melt the 4 tbsp of butter and pour over the bread
* Bake for 25 mins.

Easy Chicken

Easy Chicken
* 4 chicken breasts with skin
* 1 tbsp olive oil
* 1 pinch garlic powder
* 3/4 cup of worcestershire sauce
* salt & pepper

*Pre-heat oven to 350*
* Rub each breast with olive oil then place in a lightly greased 9*13 glass pan
* Season with garlic and salt & pepper
* Pour worcestershire sauce over each breast
* Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 45 mins.

Seven Layer Dip

7 layer dip
* 1 lb turkey
* 1 16oz can refried beans
* 4 cups of shredded cheddar-monteray jack cheese
* 1 8oz container of sour cream
* 1 cup guacamole
* 1 cup of salsa
* 1 small can of chopped black olives
* 1/2 cup of chopped tomoatoes
* 1/2 cup of green onions

* Brown turkey in a large skillet
* Spread beans into bottom of 9*13 glass pan, sprinkle cheese on top, then add turkey, sour cream, guacamole, salsa and remaining cheese.
* Add black olives, tomatoes and green onions
* Refridgerate for an hour, serve. (You can skip this step)

Meat Loaf Pie

Meat Loaf Pie
* 1lb of turkey
* 1 small onion chopped
* 1 egg
* 1 tbsp ketchup
* 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
* 8oz bag of frozen corn
* 6 red potatoes boiled and mashed
* 1/2 cup of shredded chedder cheese
* Unbaked pie crust (SET OUT FOR 40 MINS PRIOR TO BAKING)

* Pre-heat oven to 350*
* Dice, boil and mash potatoes and set aside
* Cook corn according to package instructions
* Saute onion in medium skillet and add in turkey, cook until turkey has browned, drain.
* In medium baking bowl mix together cooked turkey/onion mix, egg, ketchup and worcestershire sauce.
* Spread pie crust in pie pan and put corn evenly across the bottom
* Layer turkey mixture
* Layer potatoes on top and cover with cheese
* Bake for 30mins

Cabbage Pancakes

Cabbage Pancakes
* 1 tbsp olive oil
* 1/2 small head cabbage sliced thin
* 1 1/3 cup of plain yoghurt
* 2/3 cup of milk
* 1/4 cup of oil
* 2 eggs
* 2 cups of flour
* 4 tsp baking powder
* 1 tsp baking soda
* salt & pepper to taste
* butter
* OPTIONAL 1 lb of ground turkey

*Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat.
* Add cabbage and cook until soft about 10 mins, add salt and pepper
* Whisk together yoghurt, milk, oil and eggs until evenly blended.
* Add in flour, baking powder and baking soda.
* Mix in cabbage until well blended.
(IF you like turkey or want a bit of substance, brown turkey, drain and add to the mix)
* Heat a large skillet over medium heat add butter
* Pour 1/4 cupfuls of batter into skillet and cook until bubbles appear, flip over until cooked (light brown in color)

Oatmeal Cookies

Oatmeal Cookies
* 1/2 cup butter
* 1/2 sugar
* 1/2 cup of honey
* 1 egg
* 1 tsp vanilla
* 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
* 1 cup flour
* 1 tsp cinnamon
* 1 tsp nutmeg
* 1/2 tsp baking soda
* 1 cup of chocolate chips (you can use rasins but I'm not a fan so we use chocolate chips)

*Pre-heat oven to 350*
* In medium baking bowl cream butter and sugar together
* Add in honey, egg and vanilla until smooth.
* Mix in flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and baking soda.
* Add chocolate chips or rasins
* Drop spoonfulls onto a greased baking sheet about an inch apart
* Bake for 12-14 mins

Monday, September 20, 2010

Banana Bread

Banana Bread
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter
2 tsp vanilaa
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
3-4 mashed bananas

*Pre heat oven to 350*
* Cream together sugar and butter
* Add in eggs, vanilla and bananas, mix well.
* Stir in flour and baking soda until a nice smooth mix.
* Bake for 60-65mins

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets
3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon dried basil
1/2 cup butter, melted
salt & pepper to taste

* Preheat oven to 400*
* Cut chicken breasts into 1 1/2 inch size pieces.
*In a medium baking bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, cheese, thyme and basil
*Melt butter in a bowl that will work for dipping
* Dip chicken pieces into the melted butter, then into the breadcrumb mixture.
* Place well coated chicken pieces on a lightly greased cookie sheet 
* Bake for 20 minutes.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Reverse Stuffed Pepper Casserole

Reverse Stuffed Pepper Casserole:
1 cup of instant brown rice
1 lb of ground turkey
1 large green pepper chopped length wise
1/2 onion
2 tbsp olive oil
1 can of Italian style diced tomatoes
3 cans of tomato sauce
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
2 cups of shredded mozerella cheese
salt & pepper to taste

* Preheat oven to 350*
* Cook rice according to directions and set aside
* Cook ground turkey until done, drain and set aside
* In a deep skillet saute bell pepper and onion in olive oil, add Italian tomatoes, tomato sauce, onion & garlic powder
* Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 10 mins
* Add rice and turkey into the tomato mix.
* Pour into 13x9 baking pan and bake for 15 mins, pull out and cover with cheese
* Put back into oven for an additional 5 mins or until cheese has melted

Smashed potatoes

Smashed Potatoes:
4 Idaho Potatoes
1/4 cup of shreaded Colby Cheese
1 tbsp parmesan cheese
1/4 cup of milk
1/4 cup of cream cheese
2 tbsp sour cream
salt & pepper to taste

*Boil potatoes in 3 cups of water until soft (about 15mins)
*Drain and place into a medium baking bowl
* Add cheese and mash until melted
* Add cream cheese and mash until combined
* Add rest of ingridients, mash until a desired texture

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Egg Salad Sandwich

Egg Salad Sandwiches:
6 brown eggs
1/2 cup of mayonaise
2 tbsp mustard
1/4 cup of relish
2 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp paprika
salt & pepper to taste
brown bread

*Boil 2 cups of water, add eggs and boil for 10mins
*Remove from stove, drain water and add in cold tap water (I usually rinse a few times to cool the eggs down)
*Peel eggs and place into a medium size baking bowl
*Add rest of ingredients
*Mash, I use a whisk to chop up the egg into tiny pieces
*Cool in fridge for 30-45 mins
*Spread onto brown bread and enjoy!