Friday, January 16, 2015

Crock Pot Creamy Ranch Pork Chops

Crock Pot Creamy Ranch Pork Chops

Found this one on Facebook.

Ingredients:
2 packages of boneless pork chops (we had 7)
2 cans cream of chicken soup (I used fat free)
2 packets ranch dressing mix
(of course if you don't have a large family like ours you would only make half of this!)

Put 1/2 of pork chops in crock pot, pour 1 can of soup over top and sprinkle with one package of ranch dressing mix.  Repeat layers.  Cook on low for 6 hours.

This was served with mashed potatoes and corn.

Our Review:  This was really good.  The pork chops were so tender and tasty and the gravy that was made was great over mashed potatoes.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Easy Peasy Cookie Cake

Easy Peasy Cookie Cake
Found this one on facebook :)

Ingredients:
1 pkg yellow or white cake mix
2 eggs (beaten)
5 Tbs melted butter
1 pkg chocolate chips **

Preheat oven to 350.  Put all ingredients in bowl and mix.  Put into 9x13 pan sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake for 20-25 min.

** could use choc. chips, peanut butter chips, mint chips, m&m's, or any candy bar cut up (reeses, kit kat, hersheys, etc.)

Our Review:  I made this with a bag of mint chips and it turned out great!  Very easy and yummy!  Will definitely be trying different candies in this one for a quick dessert.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Olive Garden Alfredo

OLIVE GARDEN ALFREDO
Found this one at www.momscrazycooking.blogspot.com, thank you!

Ingredients:
1 pkg penne pasta
1 stick of butter 
1 clove of minced garlic
1 pint of heavy cream
1 cup of fresh Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp cream cheese  (I use 2 wedges laughing cow)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp white pepper

Cook pasta as directed.   In a skillet over medium heat melt butter and add garlic and cook for two minutes.  Add in heavy cream and cream cheese and heat until bubbling, but not boiling. Add in parmesan cheese and mix until the cheese melts. Sprinkle in salt and pepper to taste. Mix the pasta into the sauce. 
 
This was served with a salad and strawberries.
 
Our Review:  This is one of my favorite recipes.  So tasty.  Add a little milk to heat up the next day for lunch! 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Breakfast Tator Tot Casserole

BREAKFAST TATOR TOT CASSEROLE

This one came from www.grouprecies.com, thank you!

Ingredients:
1 lb. ground pork sausage
2-4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups milk
4 eggs
2 lbs. frozen tater tots

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cook ground sausage until no longer pink.  Spread sausage evenly in the bottom of a 9x13 pan sprayed with non-stick spray.  Spread cheese over meat.   In large bowl, beat together milk and eggs, pour over cheese.  (may be refrigerated overnight at this point).

Top with frozen tater tots.

Bake for 45 minutes or until tator tots are nicely browned.  Cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Our Review:  This was excellent!  We love breakfast for dinner and this didn't disappointment.

Easy Pumpkin Pie

EASY PUMPKIN PIE

Found this one at www.lovefromtheoven.com, thank you!

Ingredients:
2 refrigerated pie crusts
1 (29 oz) can pure pumpkin (not pie filling)
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
4 large eggs
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Following package directions, prepare pie crusts and set aside.

In large bowl, whisk together eggs, then add pumpkin, the full can of sweetened condensed milk and about 3/4 to entire can of evaporated milk (depending on how thick you like the filling).  Stir well to combine.  Add cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla and salt.  Stir well to combine.

Divide mixture into the two pie shells.  Place pies in oven and bake for 15 min. at 425 degrees then reduce to 350 degrees for an additional 35-45 minutes or until knife in center comes out clean.  Allow to cool for two hours.  Serve immediately or refrigerate.

Our Review:  Lexy (now 10!!) made these pies following his recipe this year!  They turned out perfect and were very tasty.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

I found this one on pinterest. www.ladywitharedrocker.com

Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

Ingredients:
4-6 boneless skiness chicken breasts or thighs
1 box (32 oz) chicken broth (I used low sodium)
4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
3 cans cream of chicken soup (I used 2 + 2 bullion cubes)
1 small onion finely chopped (I used a few shakes of minced onion)
2 dashes of garlic powder
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 cans biscuits

Spray crock pot with non stick spray.  Put everything except the biscuits in and cook for 4-6 hours on high or 6-8 on low.  Remove chicken, cut biscuits into eight pieces each, add biscuit "dumplings" into crockpot and cover for another 30 minutes.  Meanwhile shred chicken and then add back into crockpot.

We served this over mashed potatoes with corn and mixed fruit.

Our Review:  I've never made dumplings before so I was a little unsure of how they were supposed to look/taste but everyone (even BOTH girls!) agreed that this was AWESOME!! Such great flavor!  It made a ton so I'm going to try freezing half and see what happens.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

INGREDIENTS:
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 cup real mayonnaise
1/4 c. grated parmesan
4 t. italian seasoned dry bread crumbs

Heat oven to 425.

Mix mayo and cheese.  Spray baking dish with cooking spray.  Lay chicken in and spread mayo/cheese mixture on top.  Sprinkle bread crumbs over top.  Bake 20 minutes or until juices run clear.

I served this with lipton chicken pasta, green beans and pineapple chunks.

Our Review - This was good and flavorful.