February 27, 2011

Sicilian Rice Ball Casserole

This is not my recipe. 

See link below for the recipe. 

These are my photos of the dish.



February 26, 2011

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup with Rosemary
 This is not my recipe.  See the link below.  It is my photo of the soup all finished.



February 23, 2011

This is NOT my recipe. click on the link...


This is NOT my recipe.  see below
I forgot to add the hot sauce to the mayo/lemon/zest/egg white but it turned out great

The Deen Brothers' Lighter Fried Chicken

Serves 8
8 skinless boneless chicken thighs, trimmed of all visible fat (about 1 1/2 lbs)
1/2 tsp Paula Deen’s House Seasoning (1/4 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp ground black pepper, 1/8 tsp garlic powder)
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 egg white
1/2 tsp hot sauce
1 1/4 cups cornflake crumbs

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spray a large shallow baking pan with non-stick spray. Sprinkle the chicken with the house seasoning. In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, lemon zest, juice, egg white, and hot sauce. Add the chicken; toss to coat.

Place the cornflake crumbs on a sheet of wax paper. Dip the chicken into the crumbs pressing so the crumbs adhere. Place the chicken in the pan and lightly spray with nonstick spray.

Bake until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through, 40 – 45 minutes. Do not turn.

Nutrition Facts
Per Serving:
227 calorie
25g protein
11g total fat
3g saturated fat
4g monounsaturated fat
5g carbohydrates
0g fiber
0g sugar
13mg calcium
1mg iron
288mg sodium
87mg cholesterol

Original Recipe courtesy Paula Deen. Revised recipe courtesy of Bobby Deen and the Paula Deen


February 22, 2011

Cheddar Copycat Biscuits



2 cups Bisquick baking mix
2/3 cup whole milk
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley


Preheat oven 450F.
Mix Bisquick, milk, and cheddar cheese in a large bowl until soft dough forms. Beat for 30 seconds.

Use a spoon to drop dough onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake it for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Mix melted butter, garlic powder, and dried parsley. Brush this combination over the tops of warm biscuits. Serve warm.


February 20, 2011

Spinach Casserole

This is not my recipe.

The link to the recipe is below.


I used cream of Asparagus soup because my husband doesn't like mushrooms.

I baked it in the oven it for 30 to 40 minutes.

Death by Oreo Cupcakes

This is not my recipe.  I came across this while browsing on http://www.justapinch.com/.  I just had to try them.



February 19, 2011


1 pkg. Knorrs Parma Rosa sauce mix
5 chicken thighs
1 cup all purpose flour
olive oil for the pan (couple of tablespoons)
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 can chicken broth

Put the flour in a ziploc bag
Add the parma rosa package and mix with the flour.
Place chicken thighs into the flour mixture a few at a time.
Shake off excess flour mixture.
Place into a pan with the heated olive oil and a little butter.
Cook 10 minutes on first side, then flip 10 minutes 2nd side.

In the center of the pan add the butter then the flour to make a roux, add 1/2 the can of chicken broth and mix.  this will thicken...add the rest of the can.  this makes a nice sauce.
continue to simmer the chicken until done. 
( I simmered the dish for at least 30 minutes on a medium low setting )

Serve with a salad, fresh vegetables, rice or pasta.

February 17, 2011

Easy Broccoli and Cheese Quiche

This recipe came from my daughter Melissa.  Someone where she worked at UCP put together a cookbook of some favorite recipes.

1 frozen pie crust ( not deep dish )
1/2 pint heavy cream
1/2 box chopped broccoli (cooked)
4 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese
3 eggs
salt and pepper

Beat eggs, add heavy cream and beat more.  Add salt and pepper.
Layer cheese, then the broccoli and then add egg mixture into the frozen crust.

Bake @ 350 degrees for 1 hour, until firm in the center.

Variations:  you can use 1/2 box of chopped spinach (squeeze off excess water) and shredded swiss cheese.


February 13, 2011

Gina's Mom's Stuffing Lightened Up

my photo of what I made

This is not my recipe.

Just felt like making something...cooking or baking for me is great therapy.  It takes my mind off of what's stressing me out.


click on the link for Gina's recipe.


February 9, 2011

Creamy Spinach Ricotta Pasta

this is not my recipe
it comes from Family Circle Magazine

Creamy Spinach Ricotta Pasta

Makes: 8 servings
Prep: 20 minutesBake: 25 minutes
  • 1  pound  rigatoni
  • 1  can  (15 ounces) diced tomatoes with basil, onions and garlic
  • 1  cup  fresh or frozen chopped onions
  • 1  box  (10 ounces) fresh or frozen chopped spinach
  • 2-1/2  cups  jarred Alfredo sauce
  • 1-1/2  cups  ricotta cheese
  • 1  teaspoon  garlic salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  black pepper
  • 1/3  cup  seasoned dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4  cup  grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1  tablespoon  olive oil
1. Heat oven to 425°F. Coat 13 x 9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta following package directions. Drain; return to pot. Stir in tomatoes and chopped onions.
3. Cook spinach in microwave following package directions. Squeeze out moisture. Transfer to a bowl. Add Alfredo sauce, ricotta, garlic salt and pepper; stir to combine.
4. Transfer spinach mixture to pasta pot; toss to combine. Transfer pasta mixture to prepared baking dish.
5. Mix together bread crumbs, Parmesan and oil. Sprinkle over pasta. Bake at 425°F for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.


PART 2 =some burgers also


February 1, 2011



This is another food blog/recipe blog that I follow.

I just made this dip to see how it would turn out.  I changed up some of the ingredients.  I used monterey jack cheese in place of the mozzarella because I did not have any and skipped the scallions for the same reason.  It came out great.  Thanks Gina!

I hope you enjoy it....its a good dip for super bowl sunday and really easy to make.