Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cookies and Cream Rice Krispie Treats

I got this recipe from Annie's Eats

1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate, Ghiradelli makes bittersweet chocolate chips.
4 tbsp. unsalted butter
one package of marshmallows
1 tsp. vanilla extract
6 cups Rice Krispies
20 Oreo cookies, coarsely chopped
4-6 oz. white chocolate, chopped
finely chopped Oreos, for topping

Directions: Place bittersweet chocolate in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until completely melted. Set aside. Grease a 9×13″ pan.

Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the marshmallows and stir until melted and well combined. Turn off heat and stir in the melted chocolate and the vanilla extract.

Gently stir in the Rice Krispies and coarsely chopped Oreos, and mix to coat evenly. Press the mixture into the prepared pan, leveling the top. (I like to use a piece of plastic wrap over my fingers and press it down with my hand.) Allow to cool completely.

Once cooled, cut into squares. Place white chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, and stir until completely melted. Place the finely chopped Oreos in another bowl. Dip the top of each square into the white chocolate and then the finely chopped cookies. Set aside to cool and let the chocolate set completely.

Or spread melted whit chocolate over the top of the un-cut treats the sprinkle with cookie crumbs and lightly press down. Then cut and serve.

Store in an airtight container.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Chicken Enchilada with Green Sauce

Frozen Boneless Skinless Chicken breast
Large can green enchilada sauce
Shredded Cheese

Boil chicken, I sprinkled with garlic salt cuz that's just how I am. When cooked chop up into chunks.

Pour a little sauce into bottom of baking dish. Pour about 1/2 the can into the chicken. Set remaining sauce aside.

On flour tortilla spread chicken mixture, top with cheese then roll up and place in baking dish. repeat until chicken is gone. Pour remaining sauce over the top, spread with spoon as needed. Top with cheese and bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes.

I used 5 chicken breast (Costco package) 12 flour tortillas and baked it in a 9x13" pan and a big can of green enchilada sauce.

This recipe is from Cucina di Harwood

Cucumber Dill Sandwiches

I made this for book club and apparently it was a hit.

1 8oz package Cream Cheese

1/2 package of dry Italian seasoning mix (more or less to taste)

1/2 cup sour cream (more or less to desired consistency)


cucumber sliced thin

French bread

Or homemade bread cooked in a bread tube.

Mix cream cheese, Italian seasoning and sour cream. This is kind of to your preference. You want it kind of thicker but still spreadable.

Slice bread to 1/4" thickness then scoop cream cheese mixture on top 1/2-1 Tablespoon. top with a cucumber slice then sprinkle a bit of Dill on top. Not too much as I hear dill is a very strong seasoning.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Mexican Lasagna

9 Lasagna noodles (Cooked and drained)
1 lb. Hamburger
1 clove garlic
1 can refried beans
1 can sliced olives (drained)
1 can Rotel diced tomatoes
Shredded cheese (Cheddar, Mozzarella, Mix..)

Brown hamburger meat with garlic. Drain. Mix olives, refried beans, and tomatoes with hamburger. Spray 9x13 pan. Layer with Noodles, meat mix and cheese (3x). Top with cheese. Bake at 350* for 30 minutes or until bubbly and brown on top.

Mexican Chicken

Preheat oven to 350*

Chicken, cooked and cubed (2 to 4 chicken breasts)

1 can Cream of Chicken
1 can Cream of Mushroom
1 can Cream of Celery
1 can Nacho Cheese (Fiesta, if you can find it)
1 can sliced olives (drained)
Warm the above ingredients on stove top until warm.

Flour tortillas
Shredded Cheese (mozzarella or Mexican mix)

Spray 9x13 pan. Put a little of the soup mixture on bottom of pan. Then layer tortillas, mixture and cheese over and over (3x), just like lasagna. Cook for 20 mins. or until warm.