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Monday, March 29, 2010

Tex-Mex Chicken

what it takes:

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch-wide strips
2 Tbsp. (1/2 of 1-1/4-oz. pkg.) Taco Seasoning Mix
2 Tbsp. flour
1 each green and red pepper, cut into 1-inch-wide strips
1 cup frozen corn
1-1/2 cups Thick 'N Chunky salsa
1 cup mexican style shredded Four Cheese

how to make it:

TOSS chicken with taco seasoning and flour in slow cooker. Stir in vegetables and salsa; cover with lid.
COOK on LOW 6 to 8 hours (or on HIGH 3 to 4 hours).
STIR just before serving; top with shredded cheese.

this is a very healthy, very tasty meal.  i also serve this over white instant rice.  very easy to throw together sunday morning before church and your sunday afternoon lunch dilemma is solved.


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Green Bean Stir-Fry

1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon peanut butter
3/4 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
4 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil

1.In a bowl, combine the soy sauce, garlic, sesame seeds, brown sugar and peanut butter; set aside. In a large skillet, stir-fry the green beans in oil until crisp-tender. Remove from the heat. Add the soy sauce mixture; stir to coat.

This is a great side dish and the best thing about these is that my kids love them! The soy sauce/peanut butter combo adds such a great flavor to these crisp green beans.
This is a must-try recipe!


Monday, March 22, 2010

No fuss Chocolate Cake

Need a scrumptious dessert?
Something that tastes ridiculously delicious, but better yet looks like it came out of a gourmet cookbook?
However, you just don't have the time or desire to whip something up?
Here is an easy, no fuss solution that
I have used a couple of times and definitely will many more times in the future.

Go to you local market and purchase a Pepperidge Farm Cake from the freezer section. Let it thaw as directed on the box. Slice cake into serving sizes and arrange on dessert plates. Spoon a small amount of whipped topping beside the cake and top with a strawberry (i prefer to use chocolate covered strawberries). Drizzle Hershey's chocolate syrup over cake and topping. And there you have it. A quick fix to your dessert dilemma, that tastes and looks fabulous!


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Very Berry Cherry Cobbler

• 1/2 cup butter
• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 cup white sugar
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 cup milk
• 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling

1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Place butter or margarine in a baking dish and set on oven rack to melt.
2. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, sugar, and baking powder. Stir in milk.
3. Remove baking dish from oven as soon as butter or margarine is melted. Pour flour mixture into dish, but DO NOT STIR. Pour fruit evenly into pan, and DO NOT STIR.
4. Raise oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake cobbler for 50 to 60 minutes, until golden brown.
This cobbler is delicious served warm
with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream or whipped topping.


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Cinnamon Apples ~ Slow Cooker Style


6-8 apples - cored and sliced
1/2 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup whole milk

1.Place apples in a large bowl. In a small bowl, mix together sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir spice mixture into apples until evenly distributed. Fold in raisins and walnuts. Spoon into slow cooker. Pour milk evenly over apple mixture.
2.Cook in slow cooker until desired tenderness. I usually cook for approximately 1 hour on high and then switch to low for about another hour and a half to two hours.

These apples can also be baked in the oven on 350 degrees for approximately an hour and a half, or until bubbly and soft, in a 2 quart, greased casserole dish.

These are a perfect side to any breakfast or dinner dish.
Probably my favorite cinnamon apple recipe.