February 29, 2008
Start with a package of Pilsbury Grands Biscuits.... bake according to package directions
*you CAN use your own biscuit recipe, but I find that homemade biscuits tend to be too small
One Dozen Eggs *well, one dozen for MY family of six
Grated Cheese *I prefer Medium Sharp Cheddar, but choose as ye will
Bacon, enough for two slices a sandwich
Scramble the eggs, add the cheese to melt. Cook the bacon~ call me old fashioned, but I like to pan fry it, but microwaving it works, too :)
Slice finished biscuits horizontally. Pile on the scrambled eggs and bacon, top with other half of biscuit. This is absolutely filling, but I like to serve it up with some sliced fruit on the side.
Mmmm Mmmm Mmmm!
February 27, 2008
This recipe couldn't be more simple! I served it with Sweet Potato Casserole & corn.
Chicken Tenderloins - Use enough of your favorite cut of chicken to feed the gang - I use chicken tenderloins because they cook fast, have no fat on them and are perfect size for the kids and individual servings.
Bottle of Barbeque Sauce - Buy your favorite. I use Famous Dave's BBQ Sauce
Throw your chicken into the crock pot, pour the entire contents of sauce over them and stir to coat. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, until done, depending on the thickness of your meat.
This recipe was so good! It was a little bit sweet because of the brown sugar but went well with Barbequed Crock Pot Chicken and corn!
1 (40 ounce) can bruce cut yams , drained
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg , beaten
4 tablespoons melted butter
1 (16 ounce) bag miniature marshmallows
Heat oven to 350 degrees
Butter 1 quart baking dish. Mash yams in a large bowl and add brown sugar, salt, cinnamon, egg, and melted butter. Mix well. Place 1/2 mixture in baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Top with a layer of marshmallows, then add remaining mixture. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and top with remaining marshmallows. Bake for another 10 minutes or until marshmallows are lightly browned.
Recipe courtesy of Recipezaar
February 26, 2008
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 c. Kraft Parmesan Cheese
1/4 c. chopped fresh parsley (yes, fresh really is better)
1 clove garlic, minced
Preheat oven to 375*
Mix all the ingredients in large bowl. Shape into balls - I like to make mine about quarter size to get more bang for the buck...and the kids like them that size. Place in foil lined (optional) 15x10x1 dish
Bake 25 minutes
Serve with your favorite pasta and sauce (mine comes from the can...but I know Rachel has a mean sauce!)
February 24, 2008
It's simple, and anyone who knows me knows that I enjoy simplicity!
Lettuce ~ I prefer a mixture of Romaine and raw spinach but whatever floats your boat
Grape or Cherry tomatoes
Cucumber ~ sliced, of course
Kidney Beans, drained ~ I prefer the dark red, but hey, it's optional :)
Chopped Apple ~ I like the Gala in this, but Fuji's have a nice sweet taste, too
Seeds of the Sunflower ~ sans shell, of course
Bacon bits ~ the REAL stuff
Cheese ~ shredded mozzarella
And the final ingredient, the one that turns this from a side dish to the main course, is....
Chicken Tenders ~ I have made my own, however, when I don't want to do that much work, I
buy the pre-cooked ones that you heat in the oven. Tasty!
Combine all of the above (save for the Chicken Tenders and cheese) in a large salad bowl. Then place the hot Tenders atop it all, and sprinkle cheese over that. I usually serve this with Honey Mustard salad dressing, but my daughter likes it with ranch. And we have either a loaf of French Bread, or a baquette.
Like I said, simple!
And, as it is a salad, you can pick and choose whatever you like to add or take away.
February 23, 2008
This dip tastes just like Chili's!
1 c. mozzarella cheese (pre-shredded is easiest)
8 oz. cream cheese - cubed
1/4 c.parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic - minced
1/4 tsp. pepper
14 oz. can artichokes - finely chopped
10 oz. bag of spinach (fresh is best but frozen, then thawed, works well too) - chopped
Place all ingredients in crock pot. Cook on high 2 hours. Stir and serve with warm tortilla chips.
February 22, 2008
2 lbs. Pork Tenderloin Steaks
1 packet Grill Mates® Tomato, Garlic & Basil Marinade
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Place Grill Mates seasoning, water, oil and vinegar into large Ziploc bag & mix well. Add steaks & coat well. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes. I recommend overnight to really let the flavors sink in!
Barbeque steaks to desired done-ness (is that a word??)
Or if it's in the middle of the winter and your BBQ is covered in 2 feet of snow, just place them on a broil pan (be sure to spray pan with non-stick spray!)
Broil on low for about 10 minutes on each side until they're no longer pink.
One French Loaf - I really like Rosemary Herb or Garlic Parmesan Cheese
Shredded Parmesan Cheese (optional)
Slice loaf to desired thickness. Spread each slice with butter then sprinkle with garlic salt. Place on cookie sheet (I always put tin foil over the pan to save time when washing dishes later - The Man loves this since he usually does the dinner dishes!) Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Broil in oven on low just until top is bubbly and crispy brown.
1 regular box Whole Wheat fettuccine (I couldn't find fettuccine - Penne works well too!)
3 medium zucchini cut into julienne strips
1/4 c. olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
3 large cloves of garlic, minced
2 tsp dried basil
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (I used 1 cup)
Cook pasta according to directions in large pan. While pasta cooks, combine oil, butter, garlic & basil in small sauce pan. Cover & simmer for 10 minutes. Do not allow garlic to brown. Steam zucchini in small amount of water, over high heat for 3 minutes. Drain pasta and zucchini. Toss zucchini, cheese, oil & salt in with fettuccine. Serves 6*
*We had two adult servings and three child-size servings with enough left over for at least two more adults!
1 steaming mug of your favorite coffee
1/4 tsp Almond Extract (more or less depending on taste)
Shake of French Vanilla coffee creamer ( I like Coffee*mate )
Dash of Nutmeg
Whipped Cream from the can
Pour Almond Extract into your favorite mug, add Coffee. Spray the top with Whipped Cream to your heart's content then sprinkle with nutmeg!
February 21, 2008
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