Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Pineapple BBQ Chicken

My mom informed me of this recipe after she tried it with some of my uncles homemade Orange Marmalade BBQ sauce.
This was Hadley's plate.

What You'll Need:
4 Chicken Breast
1 Can Crushed Pineapple
1 pint jar of BBQ Sauce (I used an Orange Marmalade BBQ)
Thin Sliced Baby Carrots (optional)

What You'll Do:
Add all ingredients into crockpot.
Set on high and cook for 4 1/2 hours.

Serve over rice.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Homemade Broccoli Cheese Soup

I really love playing around with different recipes.  Yesterday, I looked through a few Broccoli Cheese Soup recipes and compiled one of my own.
This soup was a proud moment for me.  =)

What You'll Need:
1 bag frozen broccoli florets
1 medium onion (rough chop)
4 oz. Cream Cheese
3/4 c. Heavy Whipping Cream
1 c. Chicken Broth (lower sodium)
2 Chicken  Bouillon cubes (lower sodium)
2 cups shredded Cheddar Cheese (give or take)
Salt & Pepper to taste 
Shredded carrots for garnish

What You'll Do:
*In a large pot cook broccoli and chopped onion in salted water, drain. (Save pot)
*Combine broccoli, onion, cream cheese, whipping cream, and 1/4 c. broth in food processor and blend until creamy.
*Pour back into pot.  Add remaining 3/4 c. broth and 2 Bouillons.  Gradually stir in your cheddar.
*Once Bouillons have dissolved and soup is heated thoroughly, serve and garnish with shredded carrots.


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

What You'll Need:
4 Chicken Breasts (cubed)
2 can Cream of Chicken
32 oz. Chicken Broth
1 c. water
3 carrots chopped
1/4 cup frozen peas
1 sweet onion (rough chop)
2 1/2 cups Egg Noodles
4 Celery Stalks (thinly sliced)
4 Cloves Garlic (minced)
1 tsp. Celery Salt
Dash of Worcestershire 
Salt & Pepper to taste

What You'll Do:
Saute all vegetables in 2 tbsp. butter & (Salt Free) Cavenders Seasoning until tender, then saute chicken.
Add all ingredients (except noodles) to Crock*pot and cook on low for 5-6 hours. Add noodles in the last 30 minutes.


"Norman-Style" Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

I say "Norman Style" because I was going to make the Williams Sonoma recipe, but didn't realize how much their recipe was going to cost, especially Gruyere cheese. ($15 for 4oz. NO THANKS!)
So I made up my own!

What You'll Need:
Sourdough loaf (I used garlic crusted), Dijon mustard, Arugula, Cream Cheese, Chipotle Cheddar, Swiss, Onion (thinly sliced)

What You'll Do:
Cream cheese one slice and dijon the other.

Add your cheeses, arugula and onion.

Grill evenly on both sides.
(I used olive oil, but you could also use butter.)

I served mine with a side of Butternut Squash Soup.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Chicken & Vegetable Spaghetti

Better Homes & Gardens August 2011
2 cups frozen peeled pearl onions
12 oz. dried spaghetti
1 tbsp. olive oil
8 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
8 oz. broccolini, trimmed or broccoli cut in pieces
1 tsp. dried parsley
1/4 tsp. salt
Crushed red pepper (optional)
1 1/2 cups yellow or red cherry tomatoes (8oz.)
1 cup chicken broth

What to do:
1. In a large pot of water, cook onions for 3 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon; set aside. In same water cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1 cup water. Drain pasta; set aside.
2. While pasta cooks, in 12-inch skillet cook chicken in hot oil over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add broccolini and onions. Sprinkle parsley, salt, and red pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, broth, reserved water, and spaghetti. Cover; simmer about 5 minutes or until broth is slightly reduced and vegetables are tender.


Chicken Stir Fry

This is my own recipe so the measurements are not exact.
4 Chicken breast cubed
4 Servings Brown Rice (cooked)
5 celery stocks chopped
5 green onions chopped
Orange Bell Pepper chopped
8 oz bag frozen corn
1 can Rotel
1 tbsp. Minced Garlic
Pepper to taste
Tony's Cajun Seasoning
1 tbsp. canola oil

Due to the fact I do this all in my cast iron skillet I have to take turns with what I cook because its not a huge skillet. (like at Silver Dollar City)

What to do:
1. Add veggies, a couple splashes of worcestershire with oil and sauté until tender. Once veggies are tender add rotel, warm completely then place in large serving bowl.
2. Add chicken and garlic to skillet and cook until chicken is no longer pink. Then add prepared rice.
3. Once you have a light toast over your rice add your veggies and Tony's seasoning to taste.


Friday, July 22, 2011

Cheesecake-Stuffed Peaches

If you love peaches, you will definitely love this recipe from BHG August 2011.
6 peaches, halved and pitted
1/4 cup butter, melted
3 tbsp. cinnamon-sugar
1/2 of an 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla

What To Do:

Preheat oven to 350*.
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper, set aside.

Trim thin slice from round side of peach half so the halves will stand flat on baking sheet.

Dip halves in melted butter to coat.

Arrange peach halves, cut side up, in pan.

Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar; set aside.

In mixing bowl beat cream cheese, sugar, yolk, and vanilla.
Beat until combined.

Spoon cream cheese mixture into peach centers.

Bake uncovered for about 30 minutes or until lightly browned and softened.

Serve warm and as always ...