Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tavern, Maid rites, Bob's dogs

Monday, January 10, 2011

Life-changing snack recipe!

This seriously made my night.

I found this on a blog I have been following lately -- Iowa Girl Eats. It's a fun blog about cooking, exercising, and traveling. I can really relate to how the blogger likes experimenting and making yummy, healthy stuff but also has a huge sweet tooth! :) She has an 80/20 philosophy for eating -- eating healthy 80% of the time and splurging the other 20%.

I think this recipe falls in the lovely 20%. :)

Single Serve Cookie Dough
from Cut Out + Keep

I think this obliterated my Monday blues AND blizzard blues.... Just happy after a quick and easy chocolate fix!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Eggs in a Basket

So, the food network has officially become my favorite channel and my biggest time waster. I watched one of the shows the other day and decided I would try one of the recipes.

*Hash browns (the lady grated potatoes, I cheated and used the frozen ones)
*Shredded Cheese

1. Grease muffin tin
2. Add salt, pepper, and butter to the hash browns
3. Put hash browns in the muffin tin on the bottom and the edges to create a basket/bowl
4. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes until they baskets are golden brown
5. Crack an egg into each basket
6. Return to 350 degree oven for about 8 minutes or until the egg white is set
7. Add cheese and bacon pieces to the top and put under the broiler until the cheese melts

Cranberry Relish

My favorite holiday dish!

*Small box cranberry jello (or any red jello)
*1 Cup Water
*1 Cup Sugar
*1 bag cranberries
*1 orange and 1/4 of peel
*2 apples (red delicious) with peel
*1 cup red grapes, quartered
1 cup pecans, chopped

Set up the jello (follow directions on box adding the water and sugar.
Chop up the cranberries, orange, apples and grapes. Mix together with the pecans.
Add jello liquid and refrigerate.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Crockpot Chicken

Greg absolutely loves this recipe and since I haven't checked in here in a while I thought I would post this super easy and super delicious chicken recipe!

6 frozen chicken (works best if they are still frozen)
1 pound bacon (we liked hickory smoked)
1 pint sour cream (I never said it was healthy)
2 cans Cream of Mushroom soup
1 package dried beef

Cut dried beef into small pieces and line the bottom of you crockpot. I like to use my kitchen shears to cut because I think it's super fast and much easy then dragging out the cutting board.
Wrap chicken breasts with bacon, it's okay if the bacon is loose.
Place chicken in crockpot then top with remaining ingredients.
Cover and cook on low all day (8-10 hours; I've also done this in a hurry on high for 4-6 hours and I'm sure it could be done faster with thawed chicken)

I serve this with mashed potatoes and the liquid makes an excellent sauce. The chicken should be tender from cooking all day. Enjoy!