Saturday, August 20, 2011

Broccoli Chicken Roll

I found yet another creative way to use crescent rolls! If you have some leftover chicken and broccoli this is the perfect dinner.  Click here for this tasty recipe. 

Thoughts: This was very tasty! A great way to eat broccoli, even if you're not a huge fan.  I might even use a bit more mayo and mustard next time to make it even creamier.  I added some butter once it was cooked because I just have a hard time eating a crescent roll without butter! Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Classic Chicken Pot Pie

Looking for some comfort food? Why not try chicken pot pie? Click here for this quick and easy recipe. 

Thoughts: This is delicious! I highly recommend using the Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts as opposed to a generic pie crust. It was incredibly light and flaky.  I took the pie crusts out of the freezer the night before and put them in the refrigerator so they only had to thaw about 15-20 min on the counter before baking.  I'm not the best "fluter" when it comes to pie crust edges so I just used a fork after I trimmed the edges a bit.  I also didn't have any frozen vegetables on hand so I cut up half an onion and a green bell pepper and added that at the end. You could also add some potatoes to this if you like. Use any other seasonings you like in addition to the salt and pepper. I didn't end up covering the crusts with tin foil at the end of baking. The edges were nice and brown and crispy. Enjoy!

Pastel Four-Layer Cake

I decided to make this torte and take it to school in the spring because of the colorful icing. I am a huge fan of the torte, because it is simple and easy. Click here to find out how to make this yummy goodness!
Thoughts: This was very good. The colorful flavors were a good mix.  I don't ever flour my cake pans, just grease them real good.  Again, I would recommend the cake cutter to cut the cake into even pieces.  Grab a tall glass of milk and enjoy!

Pumpkin Torte

I found another pumpkin favorite! I love the look of a torte! Click here to enjoy this delicious recipe!

Thoughts: This is delicious! It is perfect for fall and Thanksgiving.  I would recommend a cake cutter from the craft store to help cut cakes evenly.  A bread knife works well too.  Feel free to use the nuts of your choice to top off the cake. Enjoy!

Boston Creme Pie

Looking for a sweet mix of vanilla and chocolate? Try this Boston Creme Pie. Click here for this delicious recipe!

Thoughts: This was very tasty! When using the cake mix as the recipe calls for, be sure and use the required eggs, water and oil.  My glaze was a bit thick so I "iced" it more than let the glaze drip.  Enjoy!

Fudgy Raspberry Torte

Tired of the traditional cake? Try this super easy torte! Click here for this delicious recipe.  

Thoughts: This was so tasty! I made it for Thanksgiving at work.  Be sure the pudding is soft set or it will run down the sides of the cake. Make sure the jam is cool before adding to the top of each cake. Enjoy!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Cinnamon Pumpkin Cake

Once fall hits, I seem to be on a pumpkin kick! So I found another pumpkin bundt cake recipe. Click here to check it out!
Thoughts: This was another yummy, tasty bundt cake! It was moist and easy to make and perfect for fall. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

If it's holiday time and you have leftover canned pumpkin, here's the perfect recipe for you. This is a nice, light pumpkin bundt cake. Click here for this delicious recipe!

Thoughts: This is one yummy, tasty bundt cake! It is extremely moist and perfect for the fall.  Enjoy!

Neapolitan Cake

Here's a new twist on a bundt cake. Not only does it taste good but it looks amazing. Click here for this delicious recipe. 

Thoughts: Very tasty and easy to make! I substituted the yellow cake mix with a white mix, as well as vegetable oil for canola oil.  When dividing the batter into thirds, I used cereal bowls all the same size to make it as equal as possible.  The "optional" confectioner's sugar is a must once the cake is done. Enjoy!

Sausage Crescents

Found another yummy recipe for crescent rolls! There is no official recipe for this. I just cooked some Maple Flavor Brown n Serve sausage links. Then I used 2 cans of Pillsbury crescent rolls and unrolled them on a cookie sheet. I put one sausage link per crescent roll, rolled it up and baked it for 10-13 min. Then I cut them in half, put out some syrup and they're good to go!

Thoughts: I made these for Christmas morning one year and I've been making them ever since. They are super easy and so tasty.  Another big hit at our staff breakfast at school. Enjoy!

Crustless Bacon Quiche

There is nothing like a good quiche first thing in the morning. This has your bacon and eggs all in one. Just throw it in the oven and you're good to go. Click here for this delicious recipe!

Thoughts: Very tasty! You can half this recipe but still use the 9 inch pie plate.  I used a wire whisk rather than a blender. This was another hit at a staff breakfast at school.  Again, I like to serve salsa on the side. Enjoy!

Brunch Sausage Casserole

Got company coming for breakfast? Why not serve up a delicious casserole? Click here for this tasty recipe!
Thoughts: This is excellent! You can make half the recipe and use only 4 pieces of bread.  This freezes very well. I like to serve it with some salsa on the side. Enjoy!

Mini Frittatas

Looking for something small, light and tasty for breakfast? Check out these mini frittatas. They are quick and easy and just what you're looking for!

Thoughts: Very tasty and easy to make! If doing half the recipe, use the 24 cup mini muffin tin once and 1/4 cup diced ham.  The 4 ounces of diced ham the recipe calls for is about 1/2 cup.  Be sure and spray the muffin tins really good. The rubber spatula is the best way to remove them from the tin.  This recipe is also good with diced turkey.  They were a big hit at our school staff breakfast. Enjoy! 

Granola Sweet Rolls on a Stick

Here's another new twist on cinnamon rolls! Why not add some banana, put them on a stick and bake them! Click here for this delicious recipe. 

Thoughts: These are very tasty! I used the can of 8 cinnamon rolls rather than 5. I ended up using 2 cookie sheets because I had 8 rolls.  I also used pie plates for the yogurt and the granola. I find the shallow dishes easy to dip food in.  You can either serve the yogurt sauce as a dip, or drizzle it on as I did.  Enjoy!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mini Cinnamon Crescents

I am a huge crescent roll fan and am always on the lookout for a new recipe. I also like things "mini" to make me feel like I'm eating less! Click here to enjoy this chocolaty, cinnamon goodness!

Thoughts: Love these!! They are quick and easy-2 of my favorite things in the kitchen! This recipe is a bit time consuming but well worth it in the end. I substituted mini chocolate chips for the raisins because I do not like raisins. If you like them both, then feel free to add them both.  It's hard to wait that 5 minutes to cool, so I just throw on some butter and eat them warm! Enjoy!

Cinnamon Roll Bites

Here's a fun, new twist on cinnamon rolls. If you're looking for a little bite, click here for this yummy recipe!
Thoughts: Very quick and easy and so tasty! This was another hit at our staff breakfast at school.  Double the recipe for even more sweetness. Enjoy!

Bacon Quiche Biscuit Cups

This is perfect for breakfast! It's got your bread, bacon and eggs all in one! Click here for this delicious recipe!

Thoughts: These were a huge hit at school for one of our staff breakfasts. They are so easy to make too.   Be sure and firmly press the dough into the muffin tins all the way up the sides.  You can also use more bacon, but not too much because mixed with the cheese can get very salty. I also used cheddar cheese instead of swiss. Use whatever your favorite cheese is. Remove from the pan using a rubber spatula-they will slide out much easier. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Ranch Chicken

Looking for an easy chicken recipe? Try this delicious, deep fried ranch chicken. It may not be the healthiest, but it sure is tasty! 

Thoughts: I used 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts and cut them in half.  I also used Three Cheese Ranch dressing rather than just the regular Ranch.  I put the dressing in one pie plate and the bread crumbs in another pie plate. (I find it easiest to dip them in glass pie plates rather than a paper plate or a plastic bag).  Rather than using a skillet, I used my deep fryer and fried the chicken for about 12 min total.  I only put in 2 pieces of chicken at a time as not to crowd the chicken too much.  The coating was nice and crisp. I may try baking it next time, just to be a bit healthier!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Oven Baked Zucchini Sticks

Looking for another great recipe for zucchini? Click here to try these oven baked zucchini sticks!

Thoughts: Thanks to my sister-in-law for this awesome recipe! Be sure you cut the zucchini thick enough or they will burn.  The coating is very tasty! When I made these the first time, I only had 1 zucchini rather than the 3 the recipe called for, so then I just "eye-balled" the dry ingredients. You can always use whatever seasonings you like or have on hand too.  For the sauce (since I am not a horseradish fan) so if you aren't either I would suggest 1/2 cup mayo, 3 Tbsp. honey dijon mustard, 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, 1/2 tsp. grated lemon peel and 1 clove garlic, minced. Combine all sauce ingredients and chill for an hour. Southwest Chipotle Dressing makes a wonderful dip as well!