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Monday, June 30, 2008

Chicken Skewers..

Here's a really easy grill recipe...

chicken tenderloins
minced onions
garlic salt
soy sauce

place chicken in shallow pan, and pour soy sauce over them. shake each side of chicken with minced onions and garlic salt... let sit for 10 minutes and then grill. These cook up really fast.. you can use the wooden skewers if you'd like you just have to soak the skewers in water for at least 15 min. before putting them on the grill. When it's not summer you can bake these in the oven for 30 min at 350 degrees.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Not fried...fried ice cream

So I love fried ice cream and I know how much fat is in it..so I have made an alternative that is soo good and less fat grams...

You can use frozen yogurt, vanilla ice cream or pralines and cream ice cream.

1. Make as many round scoops of ice cream that you need. Place on baking sheet lined with wax paper and keep in freezer until ready to use.

2. In a gallon size zip lock bag, crush up pecans and frosted flakes (you can use the less sugar ones), I use about 1/2 cup of frosted flakes per ball and as much pecans as you want. You can omit the pecans and use almonds or walnuts...or simply no nuts at all.

When ready, roll your balls of ice cream in the frosted flakes mixture. Drizzle with caramel and wham...not fried ice cream and it is really good!

Hope you enjoy it like my kids do!!

BBQ Season

Hello ladies! BBQ season is here and I was wondering if anyone had any wonderful recipes to try out on the grill? I have my normal foil potatoes and hamburgers...but I am looking for anything wonderful and tasty! Please share if you do!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Sausage, Egg, & Cheese Biscuits

1 can of refrigerated biscuits
1 lb. bulk sausage, cooked, drained, and crumbled
1 c. shredded cheese; divided in half
6 eggs
1/4 c. milk

Flatten out biscuits and place inside greased muffin pans...each one will be shaped like a bowl. Add a scoop of sausage into each biscuit "bowl". Bake in oven according to biscuit package directions. Meanwhile, mix the eggs with 1/2 of the shredded cheese and milk. Scramble in a skillet until done. When the sausage and biscuits are done, scoop eggs into each stuffed biscuit. While they are still hot, top with the remaining cheese.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

Funny you should ask, Shally, because I've been meaning to post this recipe, but wasn't sure if anyone would be interested... We blessed our baby last week and our church got out early, so I made this for the after-church gathering at our house, and it turned out YUMMY - I got many, many compliments. ( I doubled the recipe, and it fed 12 or 15 or so...) And, the best thing is, you can make it at night, start cooking it when you go to bed, and it's ready when you wake up! Anyway, to the recipe....

32 oz bag Southern Style hash browns (these are the little square kind - not the shredded ones)
1 lb bacon, fried, drained and torn or cut into pieces
1/2 C diced onion
3/4 lb cheddar cheese, diced
1 dozen eggs
1 C milk
1/2 tsp dry mustard
salt and pepper, to taste

Layer frozen potatoes, bacon, onion and cheese in 2-3 layers. Finish with cheese.
Beat eggs, milk, mustard, salt and pepper. Pour on top.
Cook on low for 10-12 hours.

Yummy with salsa, Cholula, green Tabasco, or of course, good old ketchup!

I need ideas

Okay ladies...

I need breakfast ideas! I am sick of my regualars! Breakfast is the hardest meal for me to find new recipes.

Any recipes you have will help!


I am tired of my boring pancakes.


Chocolate Chip Cookies

Okay, so I know you all probably have tons of Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes already, but this is seriously the best one I've found. (And I got it off of a generic bag of chocolate chips!)

2 1/4 C flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 C firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 C granulated sugar
1 C butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 1/2 to 2 C (I do 2 cups!) chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Combine flour, salt, and baking soda in bowl and set aside.
Combine sugars, butter, and vanilla and beat until creamy. Add eggs and beat.
Add dry ingredients and mix well.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes.


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Chocolate Raspberry Cheescake

It's been a while since I've posted another recipe. Here's a wonderful, pretty easy, recipe that I've found very addicting! :) It's meant for a Springform pan, but I just made it using two ready-made crusts, and split everything accordingly.

1 ready-to-use Chocolate cookie crust
3 packages cream cheese (8 oz each)- softened
3/4 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs
6 squares Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate
6 Tablespoons raspberry preserves
1/4 cup whipped cream
1 carton raspberries (optional)

PRESS ready-to-use chocolate cookie crust in base of 9-inch springform pan.
BEAT 3 packages of cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with electric mixer until well blended. Add eggs just until blended. Pour 1/2 of mixture in crust. Melt 2 squares of baking chocolate in microwave.
DOT mixture in pan with 1/2 of chocolate. Dot mixture in pan with 3 tablespoons raspberry preserves. Cut through batter with knife several times for marble effect.
ADD remaining mixture to the pan. Repeat the precious step with remaining melted chocolate, and preserves.
BAKE at 325 for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until cneter is almost set. Run knife around rim of pan to loosen cake; cool before removing rim of pan (or if doing the two- just leave them in the ready-to-use crust pan)
MELT remaining chocolate squares and whip cream on low heat, stirring until smooth. Spread over cooled cheesecake. Refigerate 4 hours or overnight. To serve-Top with fresh raspberries.

Also thought I'd add a fun idea I learned about- to make pancakes even more fun- put pancake in a squirt/water bottle and draw letters, numbers, shapes, and designs onto the griddle. The squirt bottle makes it easy to handle the batter, and very little mess:

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Yummy Pulled Pork (Crock Pot)

This is so easy it's ridiculous, and sooo good too!

2 or so pounds of Pork Loin
1 16 oz bottle of KC Masterpiece Spiced Caribbean Jerk Marinade

Put the Pork Loin and Marinade in the crock pot and cook on high for 6 hours or low for 8 hours. When it's about done, get two forks and shred the pork, stir it all up with the sauce and let it sit for a little bit more.

This is really good over sticky rice, or in Kaiser-type rolls for sandwiches! Enjoy!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Berry Cream Fruit Tart

Hi! This is my first post and I hope you like it! I saw this recipe the other day on "Good Things Utah" and made this for a neighborhood barbecue and it turned out really good. Super easy to make too!

1 (18.25 oz) box yellow cake mix
1 stick butter
1/2 cup coconut
3 cups berries, rinsed and drained ( I just used frozen, mixed berries from Costco- blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries)
2 TB sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 cup sour cream

Chop up cold butter, and mix together with cake mix and coconut.
Press into the bottom of a 9x13 casserole dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
Remove from the oven and arrange fruit over the crust, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Whisk egg and sour cream together and spread over the top.
Bake 15 minutes more or until crust is a delicate brown.
Cool to warm and cut into squares to serve.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Macaroni Salad

This is a great salad to take to a BBQ, it is quick and easy and everyone loves it.

1 10 oz can pineapple chunks, drained
1 1/2 cups red grapes
1 cup celery, chopped
1 12 oz pkg medium shell macaroni
1 apple, chopped
5 oz cashews
1 8 oz jar coleslaw dressing (Kraft is best)

Cook, drain and cool macaroni. Mix everything together except cashews, refrigerate for 2 hours. Mix in cashews just before serving.

You can also make it meal by adding 1-2 grilled, cubed chicken breasts.