Thursday, August 30, 2012

Eggless Cookie Dough

Adapted From: Willow Bird Baking

I should not be left alone with food blogs. This week is the second week of my "summer vacation" aka the two weeks between summer and fall classes. I was craving something sweet when I came across eggless cookie dough...and who doesn't love to eat cookie dough. I had everything on had and whipped it up right away! It was the perfect afternoon treat. I think it would be a great way to make cookie dough ice cream as well!

The Fixin's
1/2 Cup Butter
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1 Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
Let's Cook Dinner
Melt butter
In a mixing bowl, combine butter and brown sugar until well blended
Stir in flour, salt, vanilla, and chocolate chips
Mix well
Add one tablespoon of water if dough is too thick
Refrigerate for 1 hour

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Paleo Chocolate Ice Cream

Adapted From: Civilized Caveman Cooking

Do you have an ice cream maker? If you don't, you should! We love makers...and we have a lot of them! The ice cream maker doesn't get used very often but maybe that's a good thing! The Mr. recently got started doing Crossfit. A big part of the Crossfit lifestyle is the "Paleo Diet". In simple terms, eating paleo means only eating food that a cave man ( in the Paleo Era) would eat. Over my dead body was my intial reaction...BUT...we have been working in some paleo meals into our diet and I can't complain too much!  This ice cream is awesome. It tastes like a Wendy's frosty and stores well for 2 -3 days!

The Fixin's
14oz Coconut Milk
1/4 Cup Honey
2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
1 Teaspoon Vanilla

Let's Cook Dinner
Combine coconut milk, honey, vanilla, cocoa powder in a blender and mix until well blended
Pour mixture into ice cream maker
After 10 to 15 minutes, transfer the ice cream into another bowl and place in the freezer for 30 minutes
Store in a sealed container

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Beef Boomers

Adapted From: Moore Family Food

I got the idea for these beef sandwhichs from the Peperoncini Pork Sandwhichs we made back in May. It's almost the same sandwhich but tastes totally different! I froze some of the stew meat from last week's beef tips and rice and this was the perfect use for the left over beef tips!

The Fixin's
1 lb Stew Meat
1 Packet Dry Gravy Mix
Sliced Pepper Jack Cheese
French Rolls
1-2 Bell Peppers

Let's Cook Dinner
Cook stew meat in the Crockpot on low for 8 hours
Skim fat, shred meat, and stir in gravy mix
Dice bell peppers and cook for 2 to 3 minutes in a small skillet
Spoon beef and peppers onto a french roll
Top with one slice of cheese
Boil or bake for 5 minutes until cheese is melted and roll is crisp

Monday, August 27, 2012

Doritos Chicken Bake

Adapted From: Jam Hands

This is a great Mexican casserole! Not only is it easy, but it gives me an excuse to buy Doritos! It's something I could make often but it's worth the splurge in money and calories! If you like your Mexican spicy, I would suggest adding more taco seasoning. Also, it make great left overs just make sure you heat it up in the oven so the chips stay crisp!

The Fixin's
1 lb Chicken
1 Cup Instant Rice
1 10.5 oz Can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 10.5 oz Can Rotel Tomatoes
1 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning
2 Tablespoons Milk
2 Cups Mexican Cheese
1 Cup Crushed Doritos

Let's Make Dinner
Preheat oven to 350F
Cook chicken and cut into chunks
In a mixing bowl combine chicken, uncooked instant rice, cream of chicken soup, undrained rotel, seasoning, milk, and 1.5 cups of cheese until well mixed
Pour into medium sized, greased cassrole dish
Bake for 25 minutes, uncovered
Remove from oven and top with 1/2 cup of cheese and 1 cup crushed doritos
Bake for 5 to 10 additional minutes

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Rice A Roni Chicken Bake

Adapted From: Plain Chicken

This is one of our favorite meals! We have made it a good many times since I started the blog but we always eat it so fast, I never get a picture. I will be the first to admit that it's not the healthiest meal but it sure is yummy. This would be a great meal to take to new mom or sick friend!

The Fixin's
1 Box Chicken Rice-A-Roni
10.5 oz. Can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 Cup Sour Cream
3-4 cups cooked, chopped chicken (or 1 whole Rotisserie Chicken)
6 oz. Can French Fried Onions

Let's Cook Dinner
Preheat oven to 350F
Cook Rice-A-Roni according to directions
Cook chicken in a skillet and cut into bite sized pieces
In a mixing bowl stir together cooked rice, soup, sour cream, and chicken until well blended
Pour into baking dish coated with cooking spray
Top with fried onions\
Cook for 25-30 minutes

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Grown Up Bagel Bite Pizza

Adapted From: The Mr.

Do you remember Bagel Bites? They were the horrible snack food that I use to beg my parents to buy me at the super market! Back in college, my husband created giant bagel bites using bagels for a quick and easy dinner. They are super yummy and easy to make!

The Fixin's
6 Bagels
1 Package Pepperoni
2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese
1 Can Pizza Sauce

Let's Cook Dinner
Preheat the Oven to 350F
Slice bagels into halves
Spoon pizza sauce on bagels
Place 4 to 5 pepperonis on top of sauce
Cover with cheese
Bake for 5 to 8 minutes or until cheese is melted and bagel is crisp

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Apple Crisp

Adapted From: My Mother In Law

My Mother In Law has an apple tree in her backyard and this summer she has had tons of apples! We have been the lucky recipient of apple butter, apple jellies, and canned apples. Along with the canned apples, she gave us a recipe for apple crisp! It is very served with a side of ice cream!

The Fixin's
4 Cups Sliced or Chucked Apples
1 Cup Oatmeal
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1 Stick Butter
1/2 Cup Flour

Let's Cook Dinner
Preheat oven to 400F
Spray a small baking dish with cooking spray
Spread apples on the bottom
In a mixing bowl combine oatmeal, brown sugar, flour, and melted butter until well mixed
Pour on top of the apples
Bake for 25 minutes
Serve with a side of vanilla ice cream

Monday, August 13, 2012

BBQ Chicken Biscuit Calzones

Adapted From: Chef In Training

This was a fun and yummy meal! I got the idea from a post on Chef In Training, one of my go to food blogs, but I changed it around to fit our tastes. One can of biscuits only makes 4 clazones but we had filling left over, so next time I would buy 2 cans!

The Fixin's
1-2 Cans Large Biscuits
1 lb Chicken
1 Clove Garlic
3/4 Cup BBQ Sauce
1/2 Onion
1 Cup Mozzarella Cheese

Let's Cook Dinner
Preheat oven to 350F
Cook chicken in olive oil or butter and the clove of garlic
Cut chicken into small bite sized pieces
Chop onion into fine pieces
In a mixing bowl, stir chicken, cheese, BBQ sauce and onion until well blended
Flatten one biscuit and place on a baking sheet
Top biscuit with 2-3 tablespoons of the chicken filling
Place a second biscuit on top and press firmly, sealing the edges as best you can
Sprinkle top with cheese
Cook for 15-20 minutes or until biscuits are done
Serve with a side of BBQ sauce for dipping

Monday, August 6, 2012

Chicken Spaghetti

Adapted From: Pealrs, Handcuffs and Happy Hour and mydailymoment.com

I LOVE this meal. I was looking for a white chicken spaghetti and came across these two recipes. The combination produced an awesome dinner that not only cooks in the Crockpot but makes tons of left overs! We use baby bella mushrooms but any type of fresh mushroom should do!

The Fixin's
1 lb Chicken
8 oz Fresh Mushrooms
1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
4 Tablespoons Butter
1 Package Italian Salad Dressing Mix
1/2 Cup Chicken Broth
8 oz Cream Cheese
1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
1 Clove Minced Garlic
1 lb Spaghetti

Let's Cook Dinner
Spray Crockpot with cooking spray
Cut mushrooms in half or quaters and place on top of chicken
Place butter, soup, cream cheese, chicken broth, garlic, onion powder, and italian dressing seasoning in a skillet
Cook on low heat until well blended and cream cheese is melted
Pour mixture over chicken and mushrooms
Cook on low for 6 hours
Cook spaghetti according to directions
Remove chicken and shred
Stir chicken back into Crockpot
Stir cooked spaghetti into Crockpot

Friday, August 3, 2012

Bubble Up Pizza

Adapted From Plain Chicken

This is such an awesome meal! I love pizza but it is kind of hard to make at home, store in the fridge, and re-heat for lunch the next day. This meal fixes all those problems! Plain Chicken is one of my favorite food blogs and she does a great job creating quick and easy dinners. We only use pepperoni but there are tons of topping you could add. I would like to try a "veggie" pizza soon!

The Fixin’s
12 oz Canned Biscuits
15 oz Pizza Sauce
2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese
Package of Pepperoni

Lets Cook Dinner
Preheat oven to 375F
Cut biscuits into quarters and put into a mixing bowl
Pour pizza sauce over the biscuits and stir until well mixed
Add pepperoni and one cup of cheese
Stir until well blended
Spray large baking dish with cooking spray
Pour mixture into dish
Cook for 25 minutes or until biscuits are done