Monday, January 30, 2012

Baked Chicken and Cheese Taquitos ~ Perfect Party Food!


Skip the sodium rich Mexican seasoning packets you find at the store and control the ingredients you're serving your family and friends!  The filling for these Chicken and Cheese Taquitos is very can be used in chilies, Mexican pizzas, quesadillas, burritos, enchiladas, ultimate nachos and tacos...

Friday, January 20, 2012

Simple. Delicious. Crab Cakes.


Some women are easy for diamonds. Some women are easy for furs.  Some want trips to Paris, Tuscany and Belize.  Some want the Mercedes-Benz model C63 AMG Coupe Black Series... 

Well, I've said it before...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Cheesy Mexican Rice & Black Beans

I made my Cheesy Mexican Rice and Black Beans last night to accompany grilled Mexican spiced pork chops with a side salad of mache greens, avocado, cilantro and scallion.  The recipe yields a ton (especially when served as a side dish) with the leftovers, tonight's dinner will be Chicken Burritos with (you guessed it) Cheesy Mexican Rice and Black Beans!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Homemade Pasta Dryer...for making Homemade Pasta!


I woke up yesterday morning wanting a pasta dryer. The fancy one at the store was $50 (seemed extravagant for such a humble task).  The inexpensive wooden one was, "only available online..."


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Corn Flake, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip Treats - No Bake!


I realize I've been super lazy in the writing department lately...I also know you're all devastated by this...


{...Crickets Chirping...} 

OK, fine.  So for the "non-baker" inside (some of us).... a picture says a thousand words.

Corn Flake, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip Treats

1 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups creamy peanut butter
5 cups Corn Flakes
1 cup chocolate chips


Place Corn Flakes into a large bowl. Set aside.

In a medium sauce pan, heat syrup and sugar, stirring constantly until the mixture begins to boil and the sugar is dissolved.

Remove from the heat and stir in the peanut butter - mix well.

Pour your syrup, sugar, peanut butter mixture over the Corn Flakes and fold together well.
Fold in your chocolate chips.

Lightly spray an 8x8 glass pan with cooking spray, spoon your Corn Flake mixture into the prepared pan, pressing down to flatten the top.
Cover with saran wrap and place in the refrigerator to cool and set, about 1 hr.  Enjoy...they did!!!
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Monday, January 9, 2012

Individual Buffalo Chicken Cheese Dips in Mini Bread Bowls


There will be no double dipping with these individual Buffalo Chicken Cheese Dips in Mini Bread Bowls!   They're so simple and delicious...your guests will be clamouring for more! 

To begin...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Roasted Chicken ~ Rethink Simplicity


*this roasted chicken recipe is completely adapted from, Thomas Keller's, "Simple Roast Chicken" that appears in his cookbook, Bouchon.  (Pictures are, as always my own.)

You may never buy a store made Rotisserie Chicken again.  Control your ingredients...and an hour later you'll have a PERFECTLY cooked bird you'll be proud to serve your family or guests!