Monday, July 29, 2013

Monterey Chicken

Monterey Chicken Recipe-Monterey Chicken - Prepared with Colby Jack cheese, bacon, smoky barbeque sauce, Ro*Tel tomatoes and chilies, topped with green onions.This is absolutely fantastic and needs to go on the list of things to grill this summer!
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup bar-b-que sauce
  • 1/4 cup real bacon bits
  • 1 cup cheddar/monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 5 oz can fire roasted green chiles
  • sliced green onions
  • salt & pepper

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Lemon Monkey Bread

Lemon Monkey Bread...this is absolutely lemony...I took this to a church brunch and everyone loved it!
  • 12 Rhodes dinner rolls, thawed but still cold
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice

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Southwestern Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Southwestern Stuffed Spaghetti Squash. Really good. Definitely will make again. I didn't have jalapeƱos so added salsa instead. I also added a chopped stalk of celery to up the veg.
  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, minced (leave seeds in for more heat)
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 Tbs. ground cumin
  • 1 Tbs. Mexican oregano
  • 1 Tbs. chili powder
  • 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup freshly torn cilantro, plus more for garnish
  • 1 lime
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese

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Welfare Peanut Butter Cookies

Welfare cookies: these are pretty good. Nothing spectacular but the boys loved them and they were super easy. Not to mention quick and made a bunch.
  • 2-1/2 cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup fat (margarine, butter, or shortening)*(see note)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs

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Valentine's Day Heart Cookies

Valentine's Day Heart Cookies Use the center cutout for the jolly rancher cavity and sell in package of two large hearts and two center cutouts. or a pair (large heart and cutout)


  • 125g unsalted butter, room temperature
  • ¾ cup superfine caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 cups plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • Few drops red food colouring
  • Few drops of strawberry essence (optional)
  • Icing sugar, for dusting

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Bird's Nest Breakfast

Finally made these today! They were so good! This is definitely going to be a staple for breakfast or an easy dinner.


  • 1 potato, shredded
  • 1 egg
  • 2 t. butter or margarine


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Birthday Cake Batter Popcorn

Birthday Cake Batter Popcorn! Perfect for any holiday or birthday, just change the color of the sprinkles! SO easy to make!

  • 6 cups popped pop corn
  • 1 1/2 cups or so almond bark (or white chocolate), melted
  • 1 cup cake batter mix (I used yellow cake batter but white would work too)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • assorted sprinkles

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Pasta

This is awesome chicken. It's basically chicken, pasta, and a gravy made of enchilada sauce and cream cheese. It's like chicken wings, football dip, and baked ziti all at once! And my picky eater ATE IT!
  • 3 chicken breasts,
  • Salt and Pepper for seasoning
  • 1 lb penne pasta
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 28 oz enchilada sauce, mild or hot
  • 4 oz cream cheese (I used 1/3 the fat and it was great)
  • 1 1/2 cups Mexican Blend Cheese
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Tomato Tortellini Soup

Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup~Didn't have the fire roasted or sun dried tomatoes so I just opted for a can of diced tomatoes. Served with a loaf of crusty italian bread and a side salad and it's a quick meal!
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
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  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) reduced-sodium condensed tomato soup
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
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  • 2 cups half-and-half (Fat free is okay) 
  • 1/2 cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes or two tablespoons sundried tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

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Pizza Burgers

Pizza Burgers made this but used regular hamburger buns. was a good way to use up leftover buns.
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • Drizzle of canola/vegetable/olive oil
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
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  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1/4 cup (or so) water
  • 1 tablespoon (or so--give or take your taste) pizza or Italian seasoning
  • 4 English muffins, split into 8
  • 3 tablespoons (or so) butter
  • 1 tablespoon garlic salt
  • 32 pepperoni slices
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese

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Mama Canales-Garcia’s Avocado and Shrimp Salsa

Mama Canales-Garcia’s Avocado-Shrimp Salsa from the smitten kitchen Perfect for steamy summer days (and nights).
Makes about 6 cups salsa
  • 1 pound small shrimp, shelled and deveined or pre-cooked and defrosted
  • 2 firm-ripe avocados, halved, scored into a small dice
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes, quartered or 2 cups chopped tomatoes, drained a little
  • 1/2 small white onion, very finely chopped (use red if you can’t find white)
  • 1 small jalapeƱo, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Juice of 1 to 2 limes
  • Salt
  • Handful cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
  • Hot sauce, on the side
  • Tortilla chips, to serve

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Carrot Orzo Salad

Carrot & Orzo Salad - SO yummy and fresh! I omitted the parsley (not a fan) and chopped up some cucumber bites instead - a great summer salad. The roasted carrots are delicious and the whole thing comes together pretty quick
  • 1 lb. carrots
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil (divided)
  • ½ Tbsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 cup uncooked orzo
  • ⅓ bunch fresh parsley
  • 2 oz. crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ Tbsp lemon juice

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Greek Marinated Chicken

Greek Marinated Chicken. Very tasty !!! Serve with Lemony Cucumber and Orzo salad.
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 medium lemon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • freshly cracked pepper
  • ¼ bunch fresh parsley
  • 3½ to 4 lbs chicken pieces
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bbq beef stuffed potatoes

BBQ Stuffed Potato - Loaded Bake Potato topped with choice of Texas Beef Brisket, georgia Chopped Pork or Barbecue Pulled Chicken!
  • 2 large russet potatoes (one lb. each)
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup Multi-Purpose Shredded Beef
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp bbq sauce
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar*
  • 1 whole green onion
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream

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Southwest Cornbread Salad

Southwest Cornbread Salad - Budget Bytes - Baked cornbread loaded with veggies and black beans and a lime southwesty flavored dressing, sounds good but i'm unsure how this would store, probably soggy...

  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 small tomatoes
  • 1 medium avocado
  • ½ small red onion
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans
  • ¼ bunch cilantro (optional)
  • 1 medium lime
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp garlic powder

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Orange Dream Puffs

1 box of Angel Food Cake
3 large Oranges
1 tbsp. Orange Extract (not shown)
2 tbsp. Mystic Blue Spice Orange Sugar..(Orange Zest & Sugar)
1 Cup Powdered Sugar

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chiles

12 large Green Chile Peppers (Or if you can’t find Green Chiles..any grocery store Pepper/Chile will work)
4 medium Boneless/Skinless Chicken Breasts (OR one whole cooked rotisserie Chicken form the store)
1lb Bacon
1 container of Cream Cheese
2 Cups..or so, of Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
3 tbsp. Chile powder
3 tbsp. Oregano
A drizzle of Olive Oil
S&P to taste

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Strawberry 2 Ingredient Fudge


1 (16 oz) can of strawberry frosting
1 12 oz bag of white chocolate chips

Get the full tutorial here.

Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches


3 cups heavy whipping cream, separated
1/2 cup sugar
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup Key Lime juice
1 Tbsp Lime zest
approx 12 full graham crackers, broken in half to create 12 sandwiches

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Sloppy Peanut Butter Pie


25 Chocolate sandwich cookie, crushed
1/4 cup butter, melted
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 pint heavy whipping cream, cold
chocolate sauce

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Mini Almond Joy Pop Tarts


1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
3 oz cold cream cheese, cubed
1 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 egg
1 tsp water
1/2 cup canned chocolate frosting
raw, unsalted almonds for garnish

This creative recipe look at :  cookiesandcups

Salted Rolo Brownie Cookies


16 oz semi sweet chocolate, chopped
4 Tbsp butter
4 eggs
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cups chopped Rolo candies, approx 30-35 pieces
flaked sea salt for sprinkling

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Orange Creamsicle Yogurt Bites


1 1/2 cups Vanilla yogurt
1 (3 oz) package of Orange Jello mix
*optional, whipped cream to top

Find the recipe at :  cookiesandcups

Easy Apple Crumble with Vanilla Custard Sauce

For more details please visit : cookingandme

6 Lemonade Cupcakes recipes

1.Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

For the cupcakes:
2¾ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1½ sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
1¼ cups sugar
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 cup whole milk
1 cup strawberry puree from about 2 cups chopped strawberries

Recipe from : girlinthelittleredkitchen

2.Gluten Free Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

3 large eggs
1 large lemon
¾ cup sugar – use divided
½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
2/3  cup gluten-free flour

Find the recipe at :  simplygluten-free

3.Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

For the cupcakes:
3/4 cup (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. lemon zest
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
For the lemonade syrup:
3/4 cup lemonade concentrate, thawed
1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar

Read full details on: bitesofsweetness

4.Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

1 box white cake mix, batter prepared according to package directions
1 teaspoon lemon zest
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons sweetened pink lemonade drink powder

This creative recipe look at : alittleloveliness

5.Yummy Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Pink lemonade Icing:
3/4 cup of butter, softened
3 1/2 cup powdered sugar
3-4 TB milk
1/2 tsp lemon extract
2 TB powdered pink lemonade
1-2 drops of red food coloring
Light pink sprinkles
Striped straws

Read full details on:  iheartnaptime

6.Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

Ingredients (cupcakes)

1 white cake mix
1 –  3.4 ounce instant lemon pudding mix
3/4 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 cup lemon-lime soda

This creative recipe look at :  ladybehindthecurtain

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Get Cooking With These 5 tart recipes

1.Gluten Free Strawberry Tart recipe

1 tablespoon lemon zest
½ cup lemon juice
1 egg
2 egg yolks
½ cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter, cut into 4 pieces.

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2.Cream Cheese Fruit Tart recipe


For the Crust:
1 cup almond flour -- + 2 tablespoons for High Altitude
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1 large egg
1 tablespoon butter -- melted, plus more for greasing the pan
3 tablespoons honey -- or coconut palm sugar
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
For the Glaze:
1/2 cup orange juice or grapefruit juice -- freshly squeezed, without pulp
2 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons tapioca starch -- or cornstarch
For the Filling:
8 ounces cream cheese -- softened, room temperature
3 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice -- fresh squeezed
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
For the Fruit Topping:
strawberries -- stems removed, halved, quartered, or sliced
blueberries -- leave whole
kiwi fruit -- peeled and sliced across to create rounds

3.Fruit Tart

10 oz pitted dates
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 cup pecans

1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 3/4 cup coconut milk
2 egg yolks, beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

4.Tomato Tart

1 lb assorted tomatoes, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups Original Bisquick® mix
3 tablespoons boiling water
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (2 oz)
1/2 cup sandwich spread, mayonnaise or salad dressing
3 medium green onions, chopped (3 tablespoons)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

5.French Peach Tart

2 tablespoons Original Bisquick® mix
2 cups Original Bisquick® mix
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 egg
3/4 cup whipping cream
1/3 cup sour cream
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 to 6 cups sliced peeled fresh or frozen (thawed) peaches
1/3 cup apple jelly, melted

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6.Mixed Berry Tart

For the pastry cream:
1 cup whole milk
5 tablespoons sugar
3 large egg yolks
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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6 Potato Salad Recipes

1.Warm Potato Salad with Goat Cheese


2 pounds red potatoes, scrubbed well and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
3 ounces crumbled goat cheese (1/2 cup)
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
1 small shallot, finely chopped
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Read full details on: marthastewart

2.Mom's Classic Potato Salad

2-1/2lbs medium-sized potatoes (about 4-5 potatoes – make sure all are same size)
4 large eggs
1/2 – 3/4 cup light mayonnaise
dash salt

For the dressing:
1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon sugar
scant 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
dash of paprika

Find the recipe at : iowagirleats

3.Baked Potato Salad


4 pounds russet potatoes
1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 cup mayonnaise (I use olive oil flavor)
3/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 pound bacon, cooked, cooled and chopped
6 green onions, chopped
1 1/2 cups medium cheddar cheese, shredded

For more details please visit : foodiecrush

4.Roasted Potato Salad

Roasted Potatoes
2 lbs Yukon gold potatoes, cut into wedges
2 tbs olive oil

1 tsp vegetable bouillon (msg-free)
Dijon & Goat Cheese Dressing
2 tbs olive oil

1 large clove of garlic (minced)
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 tbs fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
few grinds of fresh black pepper
½ tablespoons chopped chives
2 tbs crumbled goat cheese

Find the recipe at : blommi

5.Patriotic Potato Salad


2 lb baby red and yukon gold potatoes, (choose smallest potatoes)
1/2 C low fat buttermilk
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp stone ground mustard
1 tsp stone ground mustard
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 C minced scallions
1/4 C finely chopped radishes

Read full details on: womenshealthmag

6.Warm German Fingerling Potato Salad

2 lbs. fingerling potatoes, cleaned and sliced in half lengthwise
1/4 cup whole grain mustard
1 1/2 tablespoons summer savory, minced
2 teaspoons thyme, minced
1/2 shallot, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Find the recipe at : westelm

dragon noodles

4 oz. lo mein noodles
2 Tbsp butter
¼ tsp crushed red pepper
1 large egg
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp sriracha (rooster sauce)
1 handful fresh cilantro
1 sliced green onion

For more details please visit : budgetbytes

pita bread

1⅛th cup warm water
1½ tsp yeast
1½ tsp sugar
1 Tbsp olive oil
½ cup whole wheat flour
2½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt

Find the recipe at : budgetbytes

hearty black bean quesadillas

1 (15 oz.) can black beans**
1 cup frozen corn kernels
½ small red onion
1 clove garlic
¼ bunch fresh cilantro
2 cups shredded cheese
1 batch taco seasoning
10 taco sized tortillas

Read full details on: budgetbytes

basic biscuits

pepperoni stuffed chicken

1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 oz. mozzarella cheese
1.25 oz. (approx. 16 slices) pepperoni
1 large egg
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup bread crumbs
6 Tbsps vegetable oil
to taste salt and pepper

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baked zucchini fries

Baked Zucchini Fries - a delicious way to enjoy zucchini when in season. A super easy side dish and great way to encourage children and fussy eaters to enjoy their vegies!

1 lb. zucchini squash
¼ cup all-purpose flour
⅛ tsp salt
1 cup panko bread crumbs
¼ cup parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning blend
1 large egg

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focaccia rolls

4 cups all-purpose flour
½ Tbsp salt
¼ tsp instant yeast
2 cups water
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp Italian seasoning

For more details please visit : budgetbytes