Friday, August 31, 2007

Easy Chicken Parmigan

When I make this dish my hubby thinks it's seriously gourmet...which of course I know is not, but it's seriously easy and can be made in a moments notice, with things we always have on hand!

1 lb penne noodles
2 jars Prego-we like the one flavored with meat
4 frozen chicken patties
shredded mozzerella cheese

Boil your noodles. Put the chicken in oven on suggested time/temp on bag. Heat Prego up on stovetop.

When noodles are done pour Prego into noodles, stir to coat. Put pasta on plate, topped with chicken and then mozzerella cheese.

Crystal's Crispy Chocolate-Chip Cookies

I came across this totally by accident. I started making a recipe off the back of the chocolate chip bag and then another. Somehow I came up with these. They were really crispy when you cooked them just right. They were yummy and will stay in my cookie recipe box!

2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 Tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375.
Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in small bowl. Beat butter and sugars in another bowl until creamy. Add eggs, milk and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in choco chips, mix well. Drop by rounded tablespoon (I used small ice cream scoop and put on waxed paper lined pan). Bake 9-10 minutes for chewy cookies or 12-13 for a crisper cookie. Cool on pan 1 minute then move to cooling rack to cool completely.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Mom's Chocolate-Chip-Pumpkin Loaves

These remind me of fall and are one of my favorites to bake. I can remember my mom making these so many times. They can be made into loaves, mini loaves or muffins and are yummy!

3 Cups Sugar
3 1/3 Cups Flour
1 Cup Oil
2/3 cup Water (I started omiting this so they aren't sooo moist)
1 Can pumpkin
1 Tsp Cinammon
1 Tsp Nutmeg
1 1/2 Tsp salt
4 eggs
2 Tsp Baking Soda

Add ins:
1 Cup chopped nuts
1 1/2 Cups Chocolate chips

Mix ingredients, pour into greased loaf pans.
Bake 350 for 1 hour

For mini loaf pans cook 350 for 1/2 hour
For mini muffins cooks 350 for 20-25 minutes

my mom's had this recipe so long I have no idea where it originated!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Parmesan-Ranch Crispy Chicken

Parmesan-Ranch Crispy Chicken

4 boneless skinless Chicken Breasts
1/2 cup mayo (I used miracle whip)
1 Tbl lemon juice
2 Tbl dry ranch mix
25 crackers crushed (I used the new multi-grain Club)
1/4 Cup Parmesan cheese

Mix mayo, lemon juice and ranch dressing together in a bowl. Mix crackers and cheese in another bowl. Place chicken in mayo mixutre then the cracker mixture place on a cookie sheet sprayed with pam. Cook at 400 degrees for 20-30 min until chicken reaches 170 degrees.

I served mine with steamed green beans and new potatoes, stuffing and breadsticks.

Recipe from will adjustments by me

My first post!

Okay this is my first post. All of the nestie girls have me very inspired. I made a really good dish last night and took pictures and everything. Now I just have to figure out how to do this!