Tuesday, June 30, 2009

BAKED Southwestern Egg Rolls

I was suprised I even attempted this recipe bc it sounds like a daunting one. Once looking at it, I realized I had all the ingredients. I baked mine instead of frying and they turned out crunchy and melty and o so delicious. I like them just as much as Chilis and they are now one of my recipes Ill use to impress people.
BAKED Southwestern Egg Rolls:

2-1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend (I ADDED MORE)
2/3 cup frozen corn, thawed
2/3 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
5 green onions, chopped (optional)
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon grated lime peel
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
20 Tortillas
In a large bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Place 1/4 cup of chicken mixture in the center of one Tortilla. Fold bottom corner over filling. Fold sides toward center over filling. Place on a baking sheet seem down. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 425. Once you see your tortilla is getting hard, turn oven to broil and bake for 2-3 minutes. Once golden brown, you can eat.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tuna Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is very kid friendly and Sarah friendly. People always add the oddest stuff to their salads so 80% of the time I get weirded out and cant enjoy them. Here is a good base recipe that you can add stuff too.

Tuna Pasta Salad

1 (16 ounce) package small uncooked seashell pasta
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons pickle juice
2 teaspoons dried dill weed
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 (6 ounce) cans tuna packed in water, drained
1/4 cup of options: onion, carrots, peas, broccoli, cheese, anything you want


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
In a large bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, milk, pickle juice, dill, salt, and pepper. Mix in tuna and optionals. Toss with cooked pasta. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours before serving.

Chewy Chip Bars




4 1/2 Cups Old Fashioned Oats

1 Cup of Flour

2/3 C Butter

1/2 C Honey

1/3 Cup of Brown Sugar

1 Tsp Baking Soda

1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

1 Cup Chocolate Chips

1 Cup Butterscotch Chips

Instructions: Mix All ingredients and press into a 13" X 9" Pan. Bake for 20 at 325. Let cool for ten minutes. Cut into bars and then let them completely cool in pan.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Easy & Delicious Chicken Tortilla Soup

I made this for girls night out and I had requests for the recipe, so here you go!! :)

1-2 Chicken breasts, cooked & chopped
1/2 onion, chopped and sauteed
garlic, minced
3 cans chicken broth
1 can corn, drained
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can petite diced tomatoes with green chilies
1/2 C. salsa

I add a little cumin and chili powder to taste.

Combine all ingredients in pot and bring to a boil. Simmer until served. Serve with corn chips, cheese, sour cream, avocado and whatever else you like!! :)


Okay - so why am I the only one posting? I am debating on this being my last post for a while, until we get a little more variety. If you want to post some of your recipes but are not an "author" please email me and I will add you to our list. My email address is ljcook82@gmail.com.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip & Pineapple Cookies

Compliments of my friend, LaDona. She has posted a couple of her cookie recipes on her blog. This recipe is for the pumpkin chocolate chip - and this is her pineapple cookie recipe.