Friday, March 23, 2012

Buffalo Chicken Garbage Bread

So I got this recipe on Pinterest, and I wasn't sure about the name, but it's basically like a calzone. It is VERY Good!

Buffalo Chicken Garbage Bread

What you'll need:
  • Refrigerated Pizza dough
  • 1/2 cup Wing Sauce (I used Sweet Baby Rays because it's not too spicy)
  • 2 Chicken breasts
  • 1/3 cup Ranch dressing or Bleu Cheese, whichever you prefer (I used ranch)
  • Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • Cheddar Cheese, shredded
I let the pizza dough sit out for about 20 minutes, while I cooked the chicken.

Cut raw chicken into bite size pieces, and cook in skillet with a little bit of Olive Oil. When it's cooked thoroughly mix 1/4 cup of wing sauce into chicken and let simmer a minute or 2. Take Chicken off and let cool

Preheat oven to 425

Mix remaining wing sauce with the ranch or bleu cheese dressing, and spread all over pizza crust. Add Chicken and then top with cheeses. You can add more wing sauce to the top if you'd like it a little spicier.

Roll the dough like a pinwheel until you reach the end. Make sure to tuck the ends of the dough in so the middle doesn't ooze out when baking ;)

Place the bread on a baking pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Chicken Rigatoni Pasta

I found this recipe on Pinterest. But I tweaked it a little to fit my family's taste buds :)

On Pinterest it's called 1/2 Pasta

1/2 Pasta or Chicken Rigatoni Pasta

What you'll need:
  • 1/2 box of Rigatoni pasta, cooked
  • 1/2 lb ground turkey, cooked (I used 2 Chicken Breasts)
  • 1/2 tub of Italian Herbs & Cheese Cooking Cream (Philidelphia)
  • 1/2 bag of frozen chopped spinach, cooked 
Mix all cooked ingredients and serve :)

I actually made this with the spinach first and NOBODY would eat it :( so I made it later with no vegetable at all, and added some steamed broccoli to mine, everyone loved it! Mine was really good with the broccoli!
We'll for sure be having this again! The kids ate every bite! That's big!

Crock Pot Potato Soup

Crock Pot Potato Soup

What you'll need:
1 30oz. bag of frozen, shredded hash browns
3 14oz. cans of chicken broth
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/4 tsp. ground pepper
1 pkg. cream cheese ~~ don’t use fat free. It WON’T melt!

In a crockpot, combine everything EXCEPT for the cream cheese. Cook for 6-8 hours on low heat. About 1 hour before serving, add cream cheese and keep heated until thoroughly melted. Serve with cheese, sour cream, bacon bits, green onions, or whatever else you think would be good!

Chocolate Eclair Dessert - YUM!

Chocolate Eclaire Dessert

What you'll need:
  • 1 package graham crackers
  • 2 packages instant vanilla pudding 3 ounce
  • 3 ½ cups milk
  • 1 container thawed whipped topping 8 ounce
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons milk
  • 2 packages pre-melted unsweetened chocolate 1 ounce
  • 2 teaspoons corn syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring
  • 3 Tablespoons softened butter or margarine
Apply cooking spray to the bottom and sides of a 13 x 9 inch baking pan.

Line the bottom of the prepared pan with graham crackers and then set aside until needed.

Using a large mixing bowl you will add the instant pud and the 3 ½ cups milk. Mix until well blended.

FOLD (do not mix or blend, you must fold or it'll lose it's fluff) in the whipped topping.

Pour half of this mixture over the layer of graham crackers.

Add another(a) layer of graham crackers over the pudding mix.

Cover this layer with a layer of pudding and repeat while ending with the addition of the last graham cracker layer.

Place in the refrigerator to chill for about 2 to 3 hours.

While the cake is chilling you can prepare the icing: 

In a small mixing bowl add the 2 packages pre-melted unsweetened chocolate, corn syrup, vanilla flavoring, powdered sugar and the softened butter or margarine. Beat to completely blend and until the mixture is smooth.
Spread icing mixture over the entire cake and then return to refrigerator to chill overnight before cutting and serving.

This was SO GOOD!! YUM!

Taco Bites

Taco Bites

What you'll need:
  • 1 lb hamburger meat
  • Package of taco seasoning
  • Wonton Wrappers
  • taco toppings -- Cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, onions
Preheat oven to 425

Brown hamburger meat and add taco seasoning and cook as directed on pkg.

Place wonton wrappers in muffin pan and fill with taco seasoning and cheese and bake 8 minutes.

Add the rest of your taco toppings and enjoy :)

Garlic & Brown Sugar Chicken

So... I've been slacking, er.. I mean really busy, and haven't posted my new recipes in a while! Oops! So I'm posting a whole slew of them tonight! YAY! :)

Garlic & Brown Sugar Chicken

What you'll need:
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 tablespoons brown sugar
3 teaspoons olive oil
    • Preheat oven to 500 and lightly grease casserole dish
    • In small saute pan, saute garlic with the oil until tender
    • Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar.
    • Place chicken breasts in the prepared baking dish and cover with the garlic and brown sugar mixture.
    • Add salt & pepper to taste.
    • Bake, uncovered, for 15-30 minutes.

This was pretty tasty chicken!


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Homemade Playdough :)

Ok so this is "1 new recipe/week" this isn't food, but it is a recipe ;)  And it's something the kids can help do!

Homemade Playdough:

What you'll need:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tarter
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • food coloring
  1. Combine all ingredients (except food coloring) in a medium-sized saucepan.
  2. Stir over medium heat until smooth
  3. Stir continuously until the dough balls (about 1-2 minutes) remove from heat
  4. When the dough is cool enough to handle knead until smooth.
  5. Form into a ball

6. Divide into as many colors as you'd like to make. A single batch makes a good amount for four colors.

7. Add food coloring to the divided dough. I used liquid food coloring, but I've heard the gel food coloring works better, or even koolaid packets.

8. Knead the food coloring into the dough, on wax paper, to protect your counters. I will be using gloves the next time I make it, because my hands are a very colorful mess now!

9. When the dough is a consistant color, ball and set aside.

Store the dough in separate airtight containers. The dough will stay soft for several weeks if stored airtight.

Abby had so much fun helping me make this... And even more fun playing with it!!! This was so easy to make, and I feel safer when they "accidentally eat" the playdough, because I know EXACTLY what's in it!!!