Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mallow Fudge

Mashmallow Creme Fantasy Fudge

3 cups sugar
3/4 cup butter
2/3 cup evaporated milk
1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 jar (7 oz.) Jet-Puffed marshmallow creme
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1 tsp. vanilla

*Place sugar, butter and evaporated milk in a saucepan. Bring to a full rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 4 1/2 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Remove from heat. Add chocolate chips and marshmallow creme. Stir until completely melted. Add vanilla and nuts and mix well. Pour immediately into a 9x13 pan and spread to even it out. Leave at room temperature for 4 hours or until completely cooled. Cut into 1-inch squares.

Cheesy Potato Soup

Cheesy Potato Soup

2 lg spuds peeled and diced
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. flour
2 cans chicken broth
1 can cream of celery soup
3 c. milk
3 c. sharp cheddar cheese- shredded
1/2 c. onion- sauteed (optional)

Boil spuds for 10 mins and drain. Set aside. In a large pot, melt butter. Whisk in flour and add chicken broth. Add spuds and coat. Add milk, soup and onions (optional) and bring to a boil till thickened (About 3 mins). Turn down heat and add cheese. Stir, serve and eat with rolls or bread. So easy and so stinking good!

Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole

1 1/2 lbs browned hamburger meat
1/2 bag tater tots- maybe a little more
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 can milk
2 cups cheese

Pour enough tater tots to cover the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Sprinkle hamburger meat on top. Mix soup and milk together and pour over meat and tots. Sprinkle cheese on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 mins. Yum yum yum!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Coke Chicken Burros

My husband took one bite and said, "What is in this?"
At first I thought, oh no...he hates it!
Boy was I wrong.
He said, "These are so freaking good!"
Guess we'll have to make them again, and again, and again!

Coke Chicken
2 large chicken breasts
1 can coke or vanilla coke
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 jar salsa verde

Cook chicken in crock pot on high for 2 hours. Shred. Then add coke, brown sugar, and salsa. Cook for another hour. Roll in a flour tortilla with cheese and sour cream. So good! Enjoy! It would also be yummy on top of chips.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Manicotti Roll Ups

Don't these look delish?????
It's a different spin on an old fav.
Manicotti is one of our favorite dishes and I'm always trying to find ways to make our favorite foods easier. I'm pretty sure I succeeded and it was a hit. I actually think I prefer them like this.

Manicotti Roll Ups
10 lasagna noodles cooked as directed
1 small container ricotta cheese
1 egg
2 mushrooms washed and diced into small pieces
1/2 zucchini washed and diced into small pieces
handful of parsley chopped
1/2 c. shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
1 jar Marinara sauce ( I prefer Ragu)

Saute mushrooms and zucchini with 1 Tablespoon of butter. In a bowl, combine ricotta cheese, egg, parsley, and half the cheese. Add mushrooms and zucchini and mix. Spread mixture onto lasagna noodles and roll up. In a 9x13 pan, pour a little marinara sauce on the bottom of the pan then place the roll up on top. Pour the rest of the marinara sauce on to roll up and sprinkle remaining cheeses on top. You may want to use more if you'd like. Bake at 400 degrees, 12-15 minutes.  

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Chix and Dumplings

The other night I was craving a good creamy soup.
I started looking up recipes for Chicken and Dumplings and came up with my own version.
It turned out super yummy!

Chicken and Dumpling Soup
In a crock pot combine:
2 cans chicken broth
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 envelope chicken gravy
6 boneless skinless chicken tenderloins
12 oz bag frozen mixed veggies
salt and pepper to taste
1 can refrigerator biscuits (don't add till the last 15 minutes)

Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low 6-7. When chicken is good and tender, remove it, cut into cubes, then add back in. 20 minutes before serving, cut each biscuit in half and then portion each half into thirds and roll into balls. Add as many as you'd like. I didn't use the whole can. Just enough to fill the top with dumplings. Add all the biscuits at the same time, so roll them all and then add them. Each and relax!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Rigatoni~a yummy Italian dish


1 1/2 pounds browned hamburger meat
1/2 box Rigatoni noodles, boiled and drained
8 oz block mozzarella cheese cut into cubes
4 oz cream cheese
1/2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
3/4 jar spaghetti sauce

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine noodles, hamburger meat, cubed mozzarella cheese, and spaghetti sauce. Pour in a 9x9 baking dish. With your fingers, pull apart chunks of cream cheese and distribute evenly on top. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese on top. Bake 10-12 minutes, or till cheese on top is melted. Enjoy!