Welcome to my blog. One day I was sitting here thinking wouldn't it be great to have a place where people could post recipes. I know that I am always looking for easy and fun recipes especially for children. Hope this helps more than just me! So, send me recipes and I will post them....the more the better this blog can be....or if you have ideas, let me know (ex:tuna or beef) I will find something and post it.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Enchilades Suizas

1/2 Cup vegetable oil
1 small white onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 jalapeno chile, thinly sliced crosswise
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 lb tomatillos-husks removed, fruit rinsed and chopped
Salt and Pepper
3/4 cup sour cream, plus more for serving
1 cup (packed) cilantro leaves
4 cups shredded roast chicken
10 small (6-inch) corn tortillas
6oz (1 1/2 cups) shredded monterey jack

2 cups shredded romaine

1. Position a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 375.  In a med skillet, hear 1 tbsp of oil over med. heat.  Add the onion, garlic and jalapeno;  cook until the vegetables are sofr, about 5 mins.  Add the cumin and cook for 1 min.   Add the tomatillos; season with salt and pepper.  Cook for 2 mins, then stir in 1/2 cup of water and simmer until the tomoatillos are soft, about 5 mins. 

2. Let the mixture cool, then transfer to a blender and mix until smooth, about 1 min.  Add 3/4 cup sour cream; blend until combined.  Add the cilantro and blend until smooth; season.

3. Spread 1/2 cup of the salsa into a 9x13 baking dish.  In a bowl, mix the chicken with 1 cup of the salsa.

4. In a small skiller, hear the reminding  tbsp. oil over med-high heat.  Working with 1 tortilla at a time, submerge in the oil for a few seconds, then transfer to paper towels to drain, keeping the tortillas in a single layer. 

5. Divide the chicken mixture among the tortillas, spooning about 1/3 cup in a line down the center of each.  Roll them up and line them in the prepared baking dish.  Por the remaining 1 cup of salsa over the enchiladas. 

6.  Coer the dish with foil and back until hot and golden, 20-25 mins.  Uncover, sprinkle with the cheese and back until the cheese is melted and the salsa is bubbling. about 5 mins longer.  Serve with the lettuce and more sour cream. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

Crockpot Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Crockpot Pumpkin Spice Lattes
Serves: 8 
Total Time: 2 Hours
-8 T of pumpkin puree
-8 T of vanilla
-2 t of cinnamon
-8 cinnamon sticks
-4 cups of strongly brewed coffee
-6 cups of milk
-8 T of sugar
-whipping cream [optional]
Combine the milk and coffee, and pour into the crockpot. Whip together the other ingredients [minus the cinnamon sticks and whipping cream] and pour into the crockpot. Mix together well.
-Cover the crockpot, and cook on high for 2 hours.

Pumpkin Dip

Pumpkin Pie Dip
·         15 oz can pumpkin
·         3/4 cup brown sugar (Splenda would work too)
·         1 tsp vanilla
·         1/8 tsp cinnamon
·         1/8 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or more to taste)*
·         6 oz fat free Greek yogur
·         8 oz Cool Whip (I used fat-free)
·         cut up apples, bananas, and other fruits/crackers/cookies to dip

Mix pumpkin with
brown sugar, vanilla and spices, blend well. Mix in yogurt. Fold in cool whip and chill in refrigerator until ready to eat.
Makes about 6 cups (12 servings).

Creamy Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta

Creamy Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta
4-8        oz fettuccine or linguine
10          tbsp butter, divided (I know, but I’ve tried it with less and it’s just not the same)
8 oz fresh, sliced mushrooms
3              garlic cloves, minced
2              oz cream cheese, cut into small pieces
2        tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped (you can use dried herbs if that’s all you have)
2/3 cup boiling water (from your noodle pot)
1 lb cooked shrimp (feel free to buy frozen-gasp!)

Boil and salt a large pot of water and cook your pasta.  I usually only use about half of an 8 oz box, preferring fewer noodles.
  1. While your pasta is cooking, cook your shrimp if necessary and reserve.  If your shrimp are pre-cooked and frozen, quickly thaw them under running water.
  2. In a large skillet melt 2 tbsp of butter over medium heat and saute mushrooms until soft and brown.  Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Reserve cooked mushrooms and melt remaining butter in the skillet.  Add minced garlic, cream cheese, and herbs.  At this point, I generally feel like something has gone terribly wrong.  The cream cheese doesn’t really melt and starts to look almost curdled, don’t worry about it!  It will all smooth out and be wonderful when we add the water. I promise.
  4. Simmer cream cheese mixture until well blended. Get a scoop of boiling pasta water from your noodle pot and mix it in, stirring quickly to smooth out the sauce.
  5. Keep sauce hot and add shrimp and mushrooms, mix well and simmer (stirring often) until everything is hot and thickened, about 10 minutes-you wont ruin this sauce by accidentally boiling it so don’t worry.
  6. Toss sauce with cooked noodles and serve.

Best Pork Chops EVER!

Best Pork Chops EVER!
1. Ranch Dressing In A Bottle.
2. 3 Cups Fine Dry Italian Bread Crumbs.
3. 1 Small Package Dry Italian Dressing Mix.
4. 2 Tablespoons Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese.
5. 1 Tablespoon Dry Powdered Garlic.
6. 6 Large Loin Pork Chops.
You will want to mix ingredients 2 - 5 in a large bowl and mix together very well. Now pour a layer of ranch dressing out into a plate. Take one pork chop at a time and coat it on the plate with ranch dressing and then put the pork chop with the ranch dressing on it into the large bowl with the bread crumbs and coat it well on all sides. Add more ranch dressing to the plate if you need to.
Have your tin foil lined baking pan setting there ready. Spray the tinfoil with vegetable cooking spray. Place your breaded pork chops onto the tinfoil covered pan and once you have all your pork chops on the pan place it into the oven and bake for 45 minutes or until the thick part of your pork chops reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees. As soon as your pork chops are done remove from the pan and serve as soon as possible.

Garlic Pesto Chicken with Tomato Cream Penne

Garlic Pesto Chicken with Tomato Cream Penne
1/2 bottle of lawrys Herb and Garlic Marinade
2 large spoonfuls of Pesto
2 boneless chicken breasts.
Cut chicken into one inch strips. Using same knife make slits into chicken. Pour lawrys marinade and pesto over chicken. Marinate over night (I did mine Sunday morning and cooked mine Monday evening so it marinated a while!!)
8 ounces of your choice of pasta (I used whole wheat penne)
2 tablespoons of olive oil
3 cloves of garlic
2 spoonfuls of pesto
1/2 cup of chicken broth
8 ounces of tomato sauce
1 cup of half and half
Boil water and start on noodles.
Pour entire batch of chicken, marinade and all, into skillet and cook chicken fully (the marinade will evaporate/cook down)
Heat olive oil, cook garlic. Add pesto. Simmer in chicken broth until half has cooked down. Add tomato sauce. Then add milk. Simmer for 5 minutes. Toss pasta in. Add flour if it needs to be thickened. Place chicken on top.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Dripping Roast Beef Sandwiches

1 can (10 oz) condensed french onion soup
1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
3/4lb thinly sliced deli roast beef
4 classic soft hoagie rolls
sliced provolone cheese
1/4 cup drained mild or pickled banana pepper rings (I did not add these)

Heat over to 400
Heat soup and worcestershire in saucepan over med heat to a boil.  Add beef and heat through, stirring occasionally.
Divide beef amoung rolls.  Top beef with cheese slices and place sandwiches onto baking sheet.
Bake3 mins or until cheese is melted or bread is brown.  Spoon soup mixture onto sandwiches.  Top each with 1 tbsp pepper rings.  (I did not do this)