Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Chicken on the Brain!

This picture doesn't do this super easy dish justice at all! I don't even know what to call it! Got 20 minutes, 3 ingredients and a side dish?!?
Chicken Dinner
1 box chicken stuffing
8 boneless/skinless chicken tenders
3 slices provolone cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a baking dish place 8 boneless skinless chicken tenders and bake. While chicken is in the oven make stuffing according to directions. When stuffing is done, remove chicken from the oven. Place cheese over chicken and then pour stuffing on top. Bake for another 10minutes. Serve with a salad or a yummy veggie.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Mini Chicken Pesto Pizzas

1/2 cup basil pesto
4 english muffins, halved
1 cup cooked chicken breast strips (I marinate mine in Italian dressing and tabasco before cooking)
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, diced
1/2 cup shredded fontina cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
Spread pesto sauce over english muffins. Arrange chicken pieces and sundried tomatoes over the sauce, and sprinkle with cheese. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until cheese is melted and lightly browned at the edges.

This is a knock-off recipe of Oregano's Chicken Pesto Pizza. It is TO DIE FOR and so easy!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Another dish from the gathering I went to last night. I was like salsa soup!


Warning: this is not so much a recipe as it is a list of ingredients with very relative percentages.

Equipment: Large glass or plastic bowl or tupperware containerCuisinartCutting Board and Knife
Ripe tomatoes
Onions/ScallionsCucumbers (remove seeds)
Green Peppers
Jalapeno Pepper
V-8 or Tomato Juice
Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Oregano
Lemon and/or Lime Juice
Red Wine Vinegar
Chop green peppers by hand into a very fine dice.Chop all other veggies in Cuisinart until finely diced.Toss everything into large bowl and add V-8 or Tomato Juice, Lemon and/or Lime Juice, Red Wine Vinegar and oil. For best results, mix well and let sit in the fridge for a few hours, then taste. Add other spices as needed to taste.

Serve garnished with any combination of hot sauce, sour cream, chopped cilantro, croutons or veggies slices.

Yummmmmmmmm! !!!!! This is excellent on hot summer days! Depending upon which juice you add, the salt content may be a little high, but other than that, it's about as healthy a dish as you can make!

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Last night I got together w/a bunch of friends and someone brought this very tasty dish.

Buffalo Chicken Dip
1 brick cream cheese
1 can chicken (12.5oz)
1/4 buffalo sauce
1/2 cup ranch dressingMix and heat.
5 minutes in micro seemed to work. I sometimes bake it for parties, but I didn't notice a difference in the microwave...

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Apple Dumplings

I don't know what it is about these bad boys, but they are To Die For! Warm with vanilla ice cream. Yum-O! I can't take credit for these little babies though. Click here for step, by step instructions.
Apple Dumplings
2 Granny Smith apples-Peel them if you'd like. I was too lazy!
2 cans crescent rolls
2 sticks butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 small can Mountain Dew

Cut apples into 8 slices each. Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll. Place in a 9 x 13 buttered or greased pan. Melt butter, then add sugar and barely stir (I did it in the microwave). Add vanilla, stir, and pour over apples. Sprinkle cinnamon on top, or add it to the sugar like I did. Pour the Dew on the sides and down the middle of the rolls. Bake on 400 degrees 35-40 minutes.
They are quick and easy, so try it! You will not be disappointed.