Friday, September 16, 2011

swiss chicken casserole

from stacey wallace

Sssooo easy, but takes 50 min to cook. You need a pyrex dish. Spray it w/ Pam. Lay 1 lb chix breasts in pan. I cut mine in cubes. Top with Swiss cheese slices -about 6-8 slices (I sometimes use provolone). Mix 1/4 cup white wine w/ 1 can of cream of chix soup. (sometimes I use 1/4 c of milk or chix broth depending on what i have. Also cream of mushroom is a good alternative.) pour mixture over cheese slices. Top w/ one box of herb stuffing mix (or 2 cups). Cut up 1/4 cup butter pats and lay on stuffing.
Bake at 350 for 45-50 min.
You can make the day before and have it ready to bake. Pretty sure you can freeze it too but I've never done that.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

15 Minute Pepperoni Rolls

My husband is from West Virginia, where "pepperoni rolls" are actually one of the major food groups! I am from Maryland, just an hour away from where he grew up and I had never ever heard of them!

But, he got me addicted! :) There is just something so good about pepperoni wrapped in bread and baked into a yummy surprise treat!

But I never have time to make involves making bread dough...and that is one thing that I WILL do, but I hate it, so I try to avoid when possible! :)

Enter Pillsbury Crescent Rolls...ready to bake, in the refrigerator section of the grocery store! I had never thought to use these until I saw it on the internet! And so, I of course grabbed a tube of dough today and made these for lunch, and served them with a side of pizza sauce...what a HUGE hit! The kids loved them! And begged to have them for dinner too!

I hate that there are so many preservatives, fat, etc in this dough, but at least they have a reduced fat version now (which I used)...will probably break down and actually make from scratch soon, but for a quick, no fuss lunch, these are perfect!

1 can crescent roll dough
40 pepperoni slices
pizza sauce, if desired

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Unroll dough. Pull apart rolls. In each roll, lay out 5 pepperoni slices, and roll up. Bake for approximately 11 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
3. Allow to cool slightly, serve with warm pizza sauce!

Change It Up!

I am always buying bread. PLAIN bread. And it's so boring!

So I started recently, trying to buy a different kind of bread every time I go shopping, just to give us variety!

I found these pumpernickel bagels (which we all LOVED) and these pretzel rolls at Giant's bakery. I will be buying both of these so much! What a great, simple way to change up our regular eats!

Something so simple can really make a boring sandwich seem gourmet!

Sandwich Sushi

The bread was a bit dry today, so they didn't turn out like I'll have to add a new picture soon...but the kids love this! :)

Simply make your kids their favorite sandwich, only instead of using 2 pieces of bread and stacking, use one piece of bread. Lay it flat and roll flat with a rolling pin. Remove crust if desired. Put meat and cheese on top and then roll up like a jelly roll. Cut into bite-sized pieces!

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oh. My. Goodness! These were SO good!

To make these, double the Nestle Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe, but instead of butter I used regular crisco (and I added a bit of butter flavoring). I also added some semi-sweet chocolate chips and some dark chocolate/mint chips mix! The other trick was using a medium sized scoop (not a small one, like I usually use!). It gave them enough dough to be nice, thick cookies that didn't fall when baked! PERFECT!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

My Yummy Salsa

My Yummy Salsa

2 Red Tomatoes, diced
2 Yellow Tomatoes, diced
1 small red onion, diced
1 jalapeno, diced
1 small can crushed pineapple, drained
1 can black beans
2-3 cloves garlic, minced