Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Peanut Butter Cornflake Balls

What's not to love about sugar, peanut butter and cereal? These are super easy and super yummy!

1 1/2 cups light Karo syrup
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup peanut butter
5 cups Cornflakes or Rice Krispies

Melt the Karo Syrup and sugar on the stove until dissolved. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter. When creamy and smooth, mix in with cereal. Form into balls and place on greased pan (or wax paper). They will harden quickly. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Pan Sauteed Lemon Chicken and Potato Bundles

This dinner was so yummy and easy! I found both recipes on blogs that I read often.

Potato Bundles
Source: Pioneer Woman Cooks

6 whole Russet Potatoes
½ whole Yellow Onion, Diced
1 stick Butter
½ cups Heavy Cream
Kosher Salt To Taste
Paprika To Taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper, To Taste
2 Tablespoons Minced Parsley

Pile potatoes and onions on a square of foil. Add 2 tablespoons butter. Splash on cream. Then sprinkle on salt, paprika, and black pepper. Sprinkle minced parsley over the top.

Wrap bundles tightly and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes, or until extremely tender.

Serve bundles right on the dinner plate. Serves 8.

Pan Sauteed Lemon Chicken
Source: Elly Says Opa

2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 fat cloves garlic, peeled and slightly smashed (I omitted this)
1 lemon, halved
1 egg
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
2 Tbsp. romano or parmesan cheese (I used both)
1/2 tsp. chopped rosemary (I used parsley and basil)
2 chicken breast halves, pounded to about 1/3 – 1/2″ thickness

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat and add the oil. Once the oil is hot, add the garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and soft, about 7 minutes. Remove the garlic with a slotted spoon, and keep the oil in the pan. (I omitted the garlic)

Zest half the lemon into a dish or bowl, and to it add the breadcrumbs, cheese, rosemary, and salt and pepper to taste.

Crush the browned garlic cloves and whisk in a separate shallow bowl/dish along with the egg and juice from half the lemon.

Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Dip the chicken into the egg mixture, and then dredge into the breadcrumb mixture.

Heat the garlic oil over medium heat and once hot, add the chicken. Cook until done, about 2.5 minutes per side. Serve with slices or wedges of the remaining half lemon.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Chicken Pasta Primavera


2 chicken breasts, grilled and sliced
1 container of sliced mushrooms
1 head of broccoli crowns
1 purple onion, sliced
2 garlic gloves, diced
Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon chopped basil
salt and pepper
Rotini pasta, cooked and drained

Heat olive oil in a large pot, add broccoli and cook for a few minutes. Add onion and mushrooms, season well with salt and pepper. Once veggies become soft, add garlic and basil. Add cooked pasta, toss. Add sliced chicken and top with Parmesan cheese.

Strawberry Crepes

2 eggs
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt

Beat eggs, add flour. Slowly add other ingredients and beat until smooth. Grease a skillet with cooking spray and add about 1/4 a cup of batter. Swirl the pan around quickly to spread the batter. Cook until the edges start to crisp, then flip.

1 block of cream cheese, softened
1 pint strawberries
1/4 cup sugar

Chop about 6 of the strawberries into small pieces. Mix with the cream cheese and add sugar.

Put a spoonful of the filling into each crepe and roll tightly. Place seam side down and top with whipped cream and sliced strawberries.