"Creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take unorganized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty—and I am not talking about the process of cleaning the rooms of your teenage children." Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Friday, September 11, 2015

Apple Dip

This is technically an apple dip but It could go on lots of things. It would make a great frosting! 

1 package cream cheese - softened 
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Let cream cheese sit at room temp for several minutes or warm in microwave for 30 seconds. Mix all ingredients with a hand held mixer until smooth. Chill and serve! 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Chicken Alfredo Flatbread

This can be so super easy or you can make everything from scratch. To make it easy use pillsbury pizza dough, a rotisserie or leftover chicken and canned Alfredo sauce. I personally love homemade though. The recipe for that is below. 

Your favorite pizza dough 
Alfredo sauce
Green onions
Cooked chicken 
Mozzarella cheese
Salt to taste 

Preheat oven. Chop cooked chicken into small pieces and slice green onions. Roll out your favorite pizza dough. Spread a thin layer of Alfredo sauce and top with chicken pieces and green onions. Sprinkle salt on and top with a thin layer of mozzarella. Bake for 10-15 min or until crust is golden brown. 

Alfredo Sauce: 
1 cube butter
1 garlic clove
2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup fresh Parmesan cheese 
3/4 cup mozzarella 
Salt and pepper to taste 

Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium/low heat. Add garlic and cream bringing mixture to a simmer. Stir often. Add the Parmesan and simmer for 8-10 min or until it has thickened and is smooth. Add mozzarella and stir until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. 

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Cranberry Chicken

I will even admit that this doesn't look very good.  But this picture doesn't do it justice and it is super yummy!  When I had the twins, I had two different people bring this to me.

2-3 Chicken Breasts
1 packet of Onion Soup Mix
8 oz Russian Salad Dressing
1 can of Cranberry Jelly or you can make your own using fresh cranberries

Place chicken, cut up or whole in baking dish.  In a bowl, mix together the onion soup mix, Russian dressing, and cranberry jelly.  Mix well and pour over chicken.  Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until completely cooked.  Serve over rice. 

If using fresh cranberries make that before you do anything else.
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Banana Berry Smoothie

Not the best picture, I know.  But I was in a hurry to eat it up!
Lately I've been trying to lose my weight from having the twins.  This has been working great!  For breakfast this is what I have.

1 large or 2 small bananas
1 cup of frozen berrries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries)
1 cup of Juice - usually white grape

Blend well and enjoy!
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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Meatball Beds

My kids made up the name but they're basically just small calzones with meatballs inside.  Again, sorry for the crappy picture.

Grand Biscuits or homemade dough
Cooked Meatballs
Mozz Cheese
Italian Seasoning
Spaghetti Sauce for dipping

Cut each biscuit in half length wise and place cut up meatballs and mozzarella cheese inside.  Close and press sides together.  Brush with melted butter and sprinkle Italian Seasoning on top.  Bake according to package directions or about 350 for 8-10 min or until golden brown.

Warm spaghetti sauce for dipping.
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