"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, March 19, 2010

Chicken Enchiladas

Not a great picture. Sorry.
Steve's lactaid pills didn't really work with this recipe. Oops!

2 Chicken Breasts cubed
1 Cup Sour Cream
1 Can Cream of Chicken Soup
About 8 oz of Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 Green Onion

Cube the chicken and cook in a frying pan in water almost covering the chicken. When fully cooked remove from water.
Chop up the green onion really fine.
Mix sour cream, cream of chicken soup, chicken, green onion, and about 5 oz of the cheddar cheese together.
Put that mixture in the tortillas and roll up. Don't use all of the sauce and top the tortillas in the pan with the sauce. Use the rest of the cheese to top that. Bake at 350 until the cheese is melted and they're warmed through.
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Chicken Wraps


My friend, Tristy, brought this to our recipe club last week and I thought it was perfect for St. Patty's Day. I had never had the Garden Spinach wraps before and I loved them!

1 lb chicken - cubed
Spinach Tortillas
Italian Seasoning
Ranch dressing
Shredded lettuce
Olive Oil

Cut up about 1 lb of chicken into cubes, sprinkle with Italian Seasoning until desired amount (I covered them). Cook in any type of oil (I used Extra Virgin Olive Oil) until white all the way through. Dry with paper towel then put ranch, shredded lettuce and chicken in wrap and roll like a burrito.
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Chicken Sausage, Shrimp, & Rice

I'm not really sure what to call this. I guess it's kind of like Jambalaya.
The Chicken Sausage is one of my best finds ever. I get it at Sam's Club and it's called Chicken Sausage with Spinach and Asiago Cheese. Not only does it taste great, but each sausage only has 110 calories!

1 box of Long Grain & Wild Rice
5 Chicken Sausage Links cut up
1 lb Shrimp
Olive Oil
Tabasco Sauce (Optional)

Make rice according to directions on the box.
Cut up sausage links.
Take the tail off of the shrimp.
Put sausage and shrimp in frying pan with a little olive oil. Fry until lightly browned. Cooking it together helps the shrimp absorb some of the sausage flavor.
When rice is finished, mix it all together.

I asked Steve if he had any suggestions and he said the only thing he could think of is maybe adding a little Tobasco sauce to it. I told him next time he can just add it to his since I'm a huge wuss when it comes to stuff like that.
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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Better Than Sex Cake

If you're offended by or just don't want call it by that name (like if you're making it for your in-laws), some people call it Better Than Anything Cake.

If you're trying to cut calories, this is not the cake for you!
However, if you decide to cheat this cake is definitely worth cheating with.

I'm not sure who came up with the recipe but it wasn't me. I wish it had been, it's so good.

1 box of Devil's Food Cake Mix and ingredients to make it
1 can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 jar of Caramel Ice Cream Topping
1 container of Cool Whip or 1/2 pint of Whipping Cream and sugar to make it
2 small or 1 big Heath Bar

Make the cake according to directions on the box. Let cool when finished.
Poke holes into the cake with the end of a wooden spoon. Pour the sweetened condensed milk all over the cake. Then do the same with the caramel. Spread the cream over the top. Crush up the candy bar and top the cake with it. Let chill in the fridge for at least a couple of hours.
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Thursday, March 11, 2010


This is the recipe that my mom uses. Sorry the picture isn't great.
I've never made it since it's full of lactose. But since we've been married, my husband has been able to handle more and more. When we were first married, the lactaid pills wouldn't work for him, but since he's doing better I thought we should give it another go. So I made lasagna, he took his pills and THEY WORKED! I have never been so excited in my life. Okay that's an exaggeration. But I was really excited.

1 lb Hamburger
1 jar Spaghetti Sauce
2 small cans of Tomato Sauce
Lasagna Noodles
1 pkg. Cream Cheese
1 Egg
16 oz (1 lb) Mozzarella
1 carton (16 oz) Cottage Cheese
1 small Onion - chopped (optional)
1 clove Garlic - minced

Brown the hamburger.
If you're not using the "no prep" noodles, then follow the directions on the package.
When the hamburger is browned, drain the grease. Combine with spaghetti and tomato sauce, onion, and garlic.
Combine cream cheese, egg, about 10 oz of mozzarella, and cottage cheese. Mix well.
Layer in a 9 x 13 pan starting with the sauce, noodles, cheese mixture and repeat. Top with the rest of the mozzarella.
Cook at 350 for 40 minutes.
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Green Eggs & Ham


Yesterday was Dr. Suess' birthday and at my son's school they've been celebrating. Today was Wacky Wednesday, for the book. I didn't know there was a Dr. Suess book named that. Anyway, that's why my son's hair is like that. He also had his shirt on backwards, different color socks, and different shoes. The point to all of this nonsense is, I actually made Green Eggs & Ham at his request. I'm not suggesting you do, just thought it'd be fun to post.
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