Monday, May 20, 2013

Taking a Break!

Hey everyone! Things have been so busy around here and will continue to be busy for a few weeks. I'm going to take a little break. I will be back in a few weeks with a whole bunch of new recipes for you! :)

Friday, May 17, 2013

Crock Pot Roasted Chicken

A few weeks ago I came across a recipe for a whole chicken cooked in the crock pot. I thought it was crazy but then decided to try it. It's AMAZING!!!

4-5 pound whole chicken
2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 stick butter
2 teaspoons minced garlic

season the chicken inside and out with salt, pepper, paprika and garlic

place in crock pot; add the chicken broth and place pads of butter all over chicken.

cook on high for 1 hour, then reduce heat to low and cook for 7 hours. The chicken will literally fall apart.


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cheesy Sausage Pasta

Oh how I love this recipe! It is simple and delicious!

1 package kielbasa
1 cup diced onions
1 cup cup monterey jack cheese
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup cream
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 cup italian breadcrumbs
1 can traditional rotel
8oz Penne Pasta

chop up the onions and slice the kielbasa

add the olive oil to a skillet on medium-high heat

saute the onions and kielbasa 

add the garlic and good until brown

add the chicken broth, cream and rotel

add the uncooked pasta

season with salt and pepper; bring to a boil

reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes

add 1/2 cups of cheese

place in a baking dish cover with the remaining cheese and breadcrumbs.

bake at 400 degrees until the breadcrumbs are brown and crispy. about 15-20 minutes.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Easy Shrimp Scampi and Pasta

This recipe is one I found a while ago and just decided to make. It's easy and delicious!

linguine pasta
1 package peeled and de-veined pre-cooked shrimp
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons minced garlic
italian seasoning
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil

in a skillet melt the butter with olive oil and garlic; cook until garlic browns

add the shrimp and italian seasoning. cook until heated all the way through; meanwhile be cooking your linguine

once the pasta is cooked, drain it and add the shrimp. Mix together.


Friday, May 10, 2013


I absolutely love this cheesecake recipe, my Mom gave it to me and it's always a hit.


1/4 cup pecans
1/4 cup almonds
1/4 walnuts
3/4 cup vanilla wafers
1 tablespoon melted butter


3 (8oz) packages cream cheese
16oz sour cream
5 eggs
1 1/3 cups sugar
1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons vanilla

In a food processor mix together the walnuts, almonds, pecans and vanilla wafers. Pulse a few times then add the melted butter

should look like this

In a 9in spring form pan press the crust into the pan; make sure the sides are covered

To make the filling (make sure all ingredients are at room temperature). Mix the cream cheese together on low until light and fluffy

add the sugar a little at a time until all incorporated

Add each egg one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

add the flour


lemon juice

once everything is mixed well add the sour cream. Mix completely

 Pour the mixture into the pan; bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. After that time is up turn the oven off and prop the door open for 1 hour.

once that hour is up remove from the oven and let sit for another hour before releasing the spring form. Refrigerate for 24 hours before serving.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

Oh this recipe is amazing! It's definitely what I would consider comfort food. 

1 can cream of mushroom soup
3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 box (6oz) chicken stuffing
1/2 cup water
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese; divided
seasoned salt
1 bag broccoli florets

mix together the stuffing, broccoli, cream of mushroom soup, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese and water

spread if a foil lined pan

place the chicken breasts on top and season with the seasoned salt and pepper. Bake for 40-45 minutes at 425 degrees

when it is done cooking take out and cover the chicken with the rest of the cheese. cover with a piece of foil until cheese is melted.


Monday, May 6, 2013

Philly Cheesesteaks

A few years back I discovered the philly meat at the grocery store and had to try to it. It's now one of Kyle's favorites. Here is a recipe for delicious sandwiches.

steak-eze philly meat
hoagie rolls
green peppers; sliced
onion; sliced
provolone cheese (or any kind you want to use)

heat olive oil in a skillet on medium heat

saute the vegetables until tender; set aside

cook 2-3 pieces of the meat until cooked at the way through

add the vegetables to the meat

add the cheese and cook until melted

place the meat into a hoagie roll; I buttered the rolls and lightly toasted them. Enjoy!!