Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Chocolate Cherry Mice

For the last few years I have made this. My Mom got the recipe years ago and it's always a hit for Halloween.

2 jars maraschino cherries with stems
1 bag semi sweet chocolate chips
1 bag slice almonds
1 jar red hot candies
hershey kisses

In a double boiler melt the chocolate chips

It doesn't take very long

You have to do this one by one. Dip a cherry into the chocolate; covering the whole cherry

place a hershey kiss on the cherry

slide 2 sliced almonds behind the hershey kiss for ears; after you finish all the mice place in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes to set.

To affix the eyes use a little bit of the chocolate

place it where the eyes go

add the red hots!

One all the eyes are on make sure you keep them refrigerated. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

Cheese Potatoes

This recipe was also a personal favorite of mine growing up. 

4-5 potatoes
1/2 cup milk
10-12 slices American Cheese

peel and slice potatoes

layers the potatoes and cheese in a baking dish

use all the potatoes

add the milk

bake for 1 hour at 375 degrees


Friday, October 26, 2012

Joe's Buttermilk Chicken

This recipe is courtesy of my Dad. He made it for me while I was in Vegas.

garlic salt
4 chicken thighs/legs (more or less depending on family size, you can also use chicken breasts)
1/2 gallon buttermilk

Place the chicken in a large dish; season with salt, pepper and garlic salt

pour entire container of buttermilk over chicken; refrigerate overnight

When you are ready to cook, season flour with more salt, pepper and garlic salt

heat oil in a large skillet

cover chicken in flour

fry until golden brown


Place in a baking dish and baking for 1 hour at 375 degrees.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Lisa's Lasagna

This next recipe is courtesy of my awesome sister, Lisa. We all know the traditional lasagna but she decided one day to change hers up.

You will need:

1 onion chopped
1 bag shredded mozzarella cheese
Pasta Sauce
1lb ground beef
1 box farfalle pasta
1 cup parmesan cheese
1 container small curd cottage cheese
italian seasoning

Mix together the cottage cheese and parmesan cheese

add the parsley and set aside.

in a skillet cook the onions until soft

add the ground beef and 2 tablespoons italian seasoning

add the pasta sauce

cook the noodles until done

in a baking dish add about 1/2 cup sauce

add some of the noodles (enough to cover)

add some of the cottage cheese mixture

add cheese and then keep layering until dish is full

bake at 375 degrees for about 35 minutes or until golden brown


Monday, October 22, 2012

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

I have never had white chicken chili before and I have always wanted to try it. I found a recipe but tweaked it to our tastes:

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 onion; chopped
1 can white shoepeg corn; drained
2 cans great northern beans; drained
1 can swansons chicken broth
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon Frank's Red Hot
2 tablespoons minced garlic
juice from 1 lime
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

chopped the onion

In a crock mix together the onion, cumin, oregano, 1/2 teaspoon salt, franks red hot, and garlic

add the chicken broth and chicken; cook on low heat for 5 hours

After 5 hours take the chicken out and shred

return the chicken to the crock pot, add the beans and corn

then add the lime juice and cilantro

cook for an additional 2 hours. enjoy!!!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Chicken Parmesan

I have always loved chicken parmesan but I have found that most recipes are pretty bland. So I decided to create my own:

2-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (depending on your family size)
1 cup bread crumbs (I used italian)
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
2 egg white; slightly beaten
thin spaghetti
1 cup mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon olive oil
spaghetti sauce

Mix together the bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, flour, and crushed red pepper

place the chicken breasts in between 2 pieces of plastic wrap

flatten down to about a 1/4 inch thickness

Final product

place the egg white in a bowl

dip the chicken in the egg whites

coat with the bread crumbs

dip again in the egg whites

and again in the bread crumbs

pour olive oil into a skillet and place on medium heat

cook the chicken in the skillet for 3-4 minutes on each side

Place in a baking dish

pour approximately 1/4 cup of sauce onto each chicken breast

add 1/2 cup of cheese to the top of each chicken breast. Bake on 350 degrees for 20 minutes until the cheese is completely melted and slightly bubbly.

serve the chicken with cooked pasta