Thursday, October 14, 2010

Mini Pizzas

This is very simple and easy. It is something fun to let kids help with too.

small biscuits
pizza sauce
any other pizza toppings

 Spread biscuits out in a muffin pan. Form them so the sides come up so that the middle can hold the sauce. Put a spoonful of pizza sauce on each biscuit. Top with toppings and cheese.

 Bake at 400 for 10 minutes. Or follow the directs on the biscuit package.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Green Bean Bundles

I am usually not a fan of green beans, but I love them when they are cooked like this. I had never had these until I moved here and now I make them all the time.

For our family this is the recipe I use, but when we have guests joining us for dinner I make 2-3 cans.

1 can of whole green beans
1/2 stick of butter
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 t.garlic salt

Cut bacon strips in 2, then wrap a handful of green bean in a piece of bacon.
Then melt 1/2 stick of butter and mix in 1/2 cup of brown sugar and 1 teaspoon of garlic salt.
Pour butter mixture over wrapped green beans. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Then put on broil for 5 minutes.

This is what they look like before the butter mixture is poured on.

Deacon loves these too. I know they are not the healthy option for eating green beans, but hey they are still vegetables right?

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Poppy Seed Chicken

This is another favorite of ours. It is super easy, which is required for me to make it, ha!

2 pkg Ritz crackers
1 stick butter
4 Tbsp poppy seed
2 cans Cream of chicken
1 cup sour cream
6-8 boneless chicken breast, boiled and shredded

Crush crackers and mix in 2 Tbsp poppy seed. Pour melted butter over crackers. Put 3/4 of cracker mixture in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish. Mix together sour cream, cream of chicken, chicken and the remaining poppy seed. Pour into pan over crackers and top with remaining crackers. Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes.

With this we always have mashed potatoes, rolls and a vegetable, usually green bean bundles (I will post this recipe soon). However, I know that lots of people like to eat it with rice.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Chicken Pot Pie

This is my mom's recipe and is a family favorite. My mom is a wonderful cook and I am always trying to duplicate her dishes, I can get close but it is never the same. Anyway, this is really easy and it is delicious.

4-6 chicken breast
6-8 potatoes
1 can peas
2 cups chopped carrots
1-2 cans cream of chicken
1-2 prerolled pie crust

Boil chicken (for about an hour), carrots and potatoes (until tender). Shread chicken. Mix chicken, vegetables and cream of chicken. Put into pan and cover with pie crust. You can also put pie crust on the bottom if you choose.

Bake at 400 until crust is golden brown.

The nice thing about this is that it has meat and vegetables in it so I usually just make rolls to go with it and these are our favorite rolls. So easy and good.

I usually use 2 prerolled pie crust on the top of a casserole dish. It doesn't always look pretty but it gives it a thicker crust on top. I have also made this before and put biscuits on top in place of the crust for a change and it was great too.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

This are the absolute best chocolate chip cookies. I got this recipe from a lady who I went to church with when I was growing up.

2 1/4 cup flour
1 cup oleo
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 small package vanilla instant pudding
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 package chocolate chips

Cream oleo and sugars together. Then add eggs and pudding mix. Add flour, soda, vanilla and chocolate chips. Batter will be stiff. Drop by tablespoon on cookie sheet. Bake at 350. Bake approximately 10 minutes. Do not over bake.