Friday, August 29, 2008

Cream Cheese Brownies

1 brownie mix (family size)
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
5 Tbs. butter, softened
1/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 Tbs. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
*Prepare brownie batter as directed for "cake-like" brownies and pour into greased 9X13 pan. In a separate bowl, combine cream cheese and butter. Beat together and then add sugar, eggs, flour and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Pour cream cheese mixture onto brownie batter and swirl through with a knife. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.
*If you like brownies and you like'll love this delicious combo!!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Spanish Rice

1 cup uncooked rice (not minute rice)
1 onion, chopped
8 oz. tomato sauce
1/4 tsp. cumin
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt
2 cups chicken broth
*Brown rice and onion in a little olive oil on the stove. Add tomato sauce, cumin, garlic and salt. Mix well. Put into a pot with chicken broth. Bring to a boil and then simmer on low, covered, for 20 minutes.
*I usually double this so that we have leftovers. It is so yummy and easy. I usually add more garlic than it says, too. You can also do part chicken broth and part water if you don't have enough broth.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Amazing Apricot Chicken

8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 8oz. bottle of Russian salad dressing
1 cup apricot preserves
1 package dry onion soup mix
*Place thawed chicken in a 9X13 pan. Combine dressing, preserves, and soup mix. Pour over chicken. Bake uncovered at 350 for 1 hour. Serve on rice. (I used chicken tenders and cooked it for like 40 minutes).

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Poppyseed Chicken

4 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded

Lemon pepper

2 cans cream of chicken

1 cup sour cream

2 tubes Ritz crackers

4 Tbs. melted butter

2 Tbs. poppy seeds

*Put shredded chicken in the bottom of a 9X13 pan. Sprinkle with some lemon pepper. Mix together soup and sour cream. Put over chicken. Crush the Ritz crackers and mix with melted butter and poppy seeds. Spread over soup layer. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Sunday Roast Part 2

This is an easy, delicious, no-fail recipe perfect for a Sunday dinner. I got the recipe from or the Lipton soup website.

3 - 5lbs. roast (I prefer chuck roast)
1 package Lipton onion soup mix
2 1/2 cups water
bag of small carrots
4 potatoes peeled and cut into cubes

Place carrots and potatoes in crock pot. Put roast on top. Mix water and soup and pour over roast and veggies. Put on low and cook all day.

*I got this picture of the internet because I forgot to take a picture when I made this.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Buttermilk Waffles

2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 cup butter, melted
In a bowl, beat eggs. Add buttermilk, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and melted butter. Mix until smooth. Pour into greased waffle iron and cook until golden brown.
*We ate these with leftover buttermilk syrup and it was so good. I'm telling you...that syrup is a treat. Next week we will be eating these with fresh Utah peaches and whipped cream...yum!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Bengal Tiger Chicken

This recipe is a guaranteed hit with the family. I'm not sure why it is called Bengal Tiger, but once you get past that you will definitely enjoy it. I got it from my friend Kerri Winegar...thanks!

Bengal Tiger Chicken

8 chicken breasts

1 10 3/4 oz. can cream of mushroom soup

1 tsp. curry powder

1/2 cup bread crumbs

1 cup mayonnaise

1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded

1/3 cup melted butter

Fold chicken breasts in half and place in casserole dish. (I don't ever actually fold them.) Combine soup, mayonnaise and curry. Pour over chicken. Bake uncovered at 350 for 40 minutes. Combine cheese and bread crumbs and sprinkle over chicken. Drizzle with melted butter and bake and additional 20 minutes. Can serve over rice.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Club Cracker Chicken

10-12 thawed chicken tenderloins
1 sleeve Keebler club crackers
1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan
1 Tbs. Good Seasons Italian dressing mix

*Put crackers, cheese, and seasoning into a big Ziploc bag. Seal tight and then crush the crackers up into fine crumbs. Put chicken tenders into bag, one at a time, coating them with the mixture. Place into a baking dish. Sprinkle remaining crumbs on top. Dot the top with little clumps of softened butter. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes, or until crackers start to get a little golden brown.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Buttermilk Syrup

I finally made buttermilk syrup this morning, after hearing about how yummy it is from the girls in my book club. I've been wanting to try it for a long time. We had it on French toast and it was really, really good. Like dessert. You gotta try it!
Buttermilk Syrup
1 cube real butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. vanilla
*Heat on stovetop. Serve warm over pancakes, waffles, or French toast.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Brett's Birthday Dinner

Brett is a meat and potatoes kind of guy. So that's what we had for Sunday dinner, in honor of his birthday.
Ribeye Steak Marinade
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbs. soy sauce
2 tsp. Montreal steak seasoning
*Marinade thin-cut, ribeye steaks for a few hours before grilling. They turn out so tender, juicy, and yummy.
Parmesan Potatoes
*This recipe is from the "Picky Palate" Blog*
Cut up 10-12 red potatoes into one inch cubes.
Spread out on a cookie sheet.
Drizzle with olive oil.
Sprinkle some Kosher salt, garlic salt, pepper, and freshly grated Parmesan over the potatoes. However much you like. Rub them all together to distribute the oil and toppings evenly. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.
Green Beans
Fresh green beans
chopped onion
fresh, minced garlic
olive oil
*Sautee onion and garlic in olive oil. Add green beans and cook until tender. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Side-dish Rice

I'm Holly, Rachel, and Natalie's cousin, Katie. I love trying new recipes and therefore LOVE this blog! Good job girls. I love the name too.

I asked Holly if I could join the fun and contribute to this blog. I had my third sweet baby shortly after, so I'm just getting back into the swing of things. I finally cooked a meal worth contributing so here it is.

I made Holly's Pork Chop recipe and LOVED it! I thought the rice went really well with it, but truly this rice is so good that it can go with anything. I'm always looking for a creative side-dish. I do have to give credit where credit is due. I originally got this recipe from my sister-in-law, Amy Zaharis. Thanks Amy!
Side-dish Rice
Combine in large saucepan:
1 cube butter
4 chicken bullion cubes
2 cups regular rice
3 ½ cups water

Simmer on med/low, covered, until all water is gone.

1 tsp. salt
3 green onions, chopped
1 small pkg. slivered or sliced almonds

This recipe makes a lot. It can probably serve around 8 people.
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...