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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Baked Potato Skins

I got the idea for this from a recipe that I found on Allrecipes. Anyways just a few changes, but I don't remember which recipe I used. Anywho, as always the amounts of each ingredient are approximated.

2 big baking potatoes

6 strips of bacon (more or less..whatever)

1/2 cup of cheese

dash of cayenne

dash of garlic

salt and pepper

1/2 veggie oil

sour cream for dipping

Preheat to 400 degrees. Wrap potatoes in foil and bake them for about a hour.

When potatoes are cool cut them in half lenghwise, scoop out the flesh, and then each half into 3rds (You'll get 6 wedges per potato)

Brush wedges w/ veggie oil and sprinkle w/ cayenne, garlic, salt and pepper on both sides.

Bake the wedges flesh side up for about 10-15 minutes on 375 until they start to crisp up and brown a little.

add cheese and bacon and return to oven until cheese is melted

top w/ sour cream.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

White Chicken Chili- Cheat

Yes, you can already tell that by saying "cheat" in the title that I used a seasoning packet...and believe it or not I followed the recipe. Well kinda, for the most part.

Kathryn discovered this and brought it to work for lunch one day. Well I drooled over it and she let me have a nibble. I had to make it for myself!

And from start to finish maybe 30 minutes. And that includes making rice and cornbread.

So you can basically follow the recipe on the back of the package. But I'll give you a rundown

1lb of chicken, cut very small
2-3 tbs veg oil
1 packet of White Chicken Chili
1 can of white beans (I used white kidney beans, but Kathryn used some other bean, they were both equally as good)
1 cup of water
heat oil to medium low and add chicken, put a lid on it and stir occasionally until its not pink.

Add beans, water, and seasoning packet and simmer for a few minutes.

I served it on top of rice and w/ cornbread muffins. Below is the 'mush deliciousness' that I made.

Grape vs. Cranberry--who will win???

So Anita and I always wondered which meatball was better. Grape or Cranberry. So I did a side by side taste test. The winner...well u need to read the rest to know.

Grape Meatballs:
Dump the following into a crock pot and cook on high until meatballs are tender (or low for a hell of a long time)

1 jar of grape jelly (medium sized jar)
1 jar of chili sauce
1 tbs mustard (if u wanna)

Cranberry Meatballs:
Dump the following in a crock pot and cook on high until the meatballs are tender or on low for a hell of a long time.

1 can of cranberry
1 jar of chili sauce

****I did not do a full recipe so I eyeballed the cranberry and chili sauce. So eyeball it. Im guessing here

AND THE WINNER IS..............................Grape, hands down!

Rice Krispie Treats!

Thats right! The delicious treat you remember from ur childhood days. So easy and still one of my faves!

I think we all know the recipe for these, but just in case:

3 tbs butter
4 cups of mini marshmellows
6 cups of rice krispie cearl

melt butter over medium heat

add marshmellows and stir constantly until smooth and not lumpy

remove from heat and stir in cearl.

spoon into a greased 13x9 in pan and let cool...or eat it. I don't care either way!

I like to put it into shapes and things sometimes. Depends on my mood :)

Corn Souffle From Kraft

I made this at Thanksgiving and am JUST getting around to posting it. I got this recipe from my Kraft Foods and Family Magazine. Which is a really good magazine if I do say so myself!

I love to make this when Im making chili, soups, chicken and dumplings...u get the idea.
2 TBS Butter

1 8oz pack of Cream Cheese

1 Can Whole Kernel Corn, drained

1 can Cream-Style Corn

1 pkg Corn Muffin Mix

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 cup Kraft Shredded Cheddar Cheese

Preheat to 350

Microwave butter on high for 30 seconds

Add Cream Cheese and heat for an additional 15 seconds

Add both Corns, muffin mix, and eggs- Mix Well

Pour into a greased 13x9 inch baking pan. Sprinkle w/ the Cheddar Cheese

Bake 40 minutes or until golden brown. (I usually bake it for a little longer)