Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Chicken Pot Pie

Okay, so the picture might not look too appetizing, but it is really a very yummy dish, fast and easy too!! I LOVE this recipe.

Ingredients:
1 can Cream of Potato soup
2 cans Veg All
2 cups chicken or turkey
1/2 C. milk (the original recipe says to warm in microwave, but I never do)
1/4 tsp Thyme
1/4 tsp pepper
2 9" pie crusts

Instructions:
Mix everything together and pour into ready made pie crust. Top with pie crust and cut holes.
Bake at 375 for 40 minutes. After 40 minutes check to see if it needs to be covered with foil, bake for another 10-15 minutes. Bake on lower rack. Cool for 10 minutes before cutting.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Fruit Salsa

It's an Easter tradition in our family to make fruit salsa. The mango and pineapple really compliment the ham. Sorry this is too late for the holiday, but it's wonderful anytime, especially in the Spring and Summer!

Ingredients:

3-4 mangos
1/2 diced red onion
1 jalapeno pepper (scrape white seeds out for more mild salsa)
1 can crushed pineapple
1 bunch chopped cilantro (to taste)

Tips:

~I usually double the recipe because it's so good, one batch never lasts. 
~The smaller you chop ingredients, the more flavor they have.
~Be very careful slicing the mangos as they are slippery! 

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Cream Cheese Squares

Okay, I also stocked up on crescent roll dough. My kids like to roll them up and bake them, but are getting tired of eating them too. So, I found this amazing recipe. It is fast and easy and REALLY fattening!! yeah, so it is definitely a "keeper" too!!

2 cans crescent roll dough
2 pckgs cream cheese (I used low-fat, came out great)
1 c sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat 350. Press 1 can of dough into bottom of a brownie pan (7x11). Mix cheese, sugar and vanilla til smooth. Spread onto dough. Top with 2nd can of dough but do not press down.

1/2 c. butter melted
1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

Pour butter over top and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon and bake 25-30 minutes. This is a very rich dessert. It doesn't really need ice cream or whipping cream. But, to make it more sinful, add icecream. The hot and cold come together really well.

Apple Dumplings

Want to know what to do with all the biscuit dough you get on sale for 25 cents? I stocked up last month at Albies and then had to find some recipes. This is one my family said is definitely a "keeper"!

1 can biscuit dough
4 apples peeled/cored/halved - i used the apple peeler
1 c. white sugar
1 c. water
1/2 c. butter melted
2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat to 350 and butter a 7x11 brownie pan. Flatten biscuit dough and wrap around each apple half. Place seam side down in pan. Combine sugar, water, butter, and vanilla. Pour over dumplings and sprinkle with a little cinnamon. Bake 35-40 minutes and serve hot with ice cream...Heaven!!!

Angel Chicken (a crock-pot recipe)

I love my crockpot and use it regularly. This is a recipe that my family gobbles up, and it tastes like you've spent hours in the kitchen.

1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/4 c Italian dressing
1/4 c white wine, sherry or chicken broth
1 lb chicken - any kind will do, I like boneless, skinless though

Cook on low for 4 to 5 hours then add 4 oz (1/2 block) of cream cheese and melt into sauce before serving. Serve with angel hair pasta or linguini is good too. Sprinkle with a little parsley.