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August 08, 2010

Darin's Rolled Chicken Enchilada's

1 - bag Boneless/Skinless Chicken
2 - boxes Mexican, Spanish or Chicken Rice
2 - pkgs of shredded cheese (approximate)
1 - can diced tomatoes (optional)
1 - can Green Chilies
1 - diced onion
1 - diced green pepper
2 - cans Red Enchilada Sauce
      (we prefer Rosarita’s)
2 - cans Green Enchilada Sauce
      (we prefer La Victoria)
1 to 2 pkgs Corn Tortillas

Cook chicken in crock pot. Cook Rice according to package.  When chicken is done, drain and shred it.
In large bowl combine shredded chicken, rice, green chilies, onion, green pepper, and approximately ½ can of red enchilada sauce (just enough to moisten mixture but not make it runny). Mix well.

In a small warmed-up skillet, flip each corn tortilla, until warmed, but not cooked (this is to make them easier to roll). Put a dab of chicken/rice mixture into each corn tortilla, a dab of shredded cheese and roll. Place in a large Casserole dish, side by side.

When pan is full, pour a can of green enchilada sauce over all and sprinkle with shredded cheese.

Bake at 350’ until cheese is melted, approximately 10-15 minutes.

This recipe makes several pans, which can be covered with tin foil and frozen for another meal. Or you can even just freeze the mixture if you don’t need so many pans.

To avoid making your Enchiladas too Spicy, don’t use the green chilies (most cans are mild but it varies and you can end up with a spicy one), use Mexican or Chicken Flavored rice instead of Spanish. Use the Sauces specified above, they are not spicy). Avoid MacCayo’s brand.

August 06, 2010

Fabric Bolts

Head on over to my crafting blog to see the fun fabric bolt project I just finished! Simply Crafting~Fabric Bolts.

August 02, 2010

Beef Rolls

Beef Rolls
1/2 lb. hamburger
1/2 C. chopped onion
1 TBSP. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 C. ketchup
1/4 tsp. pepper
2/3 C. milk
2 C. biscuit mix
** Cook Hamburger, add onions, cook until tender. Stir in ketchup, Worcestershire sauce & pepper. Set aside. In large bowl, mix biscuit mix & milk. Knead until smooth. Roll out into a rectangle. Spread meat mixture over it. Roll up & pinch shut. Slice in 1 1/2 " to 2" sections. Arrange on an ungreased cookie sheet.
*Bake at 475 degrees for 10-15 minutes until dough is golden brown.

Chocolate Cake to Die for... :)

Chocolate Cake to Die for....
1 Can condensed milk
1 small jar carmel topping
cool whip
3 regular sized candy bars (chopped)
I like to use Snickers
Chocolate Cake mix
** Bake Cake according to box instructions.
Let cool. With the end of a wooden spoon, poke holes about 1" apart all over cake. Pour condensed milk over whole cake. Follow with pouring carmel over whole cake. You may need to spread with a spatula. Let soak in while you refrigerate covered for at least 2 hrs.
*Top with Cool whip, and then candy bars

Chicken & Cheese Roll-ups

Chicken & Cheese Roll-ups
1 C. Milk
2 C. Shredded Cheese
2 TBSP. flour
2 TBSP. margarine
1 C. cubed chicken (Cooked)
1 can (10 ct) biscuits
**In small saucepan, melt margarine, stir in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Cool over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly.
Add 1 1/2 C. Cheese. Stir until melted. Remove from heat. Reserve 2/3 C. sauce for topping. Add chicken to remaining sauce.
*Separate biscuits & flatten into 4" circles. Fill w?/ chicken mix & fold over, crimp sides together.

Place on a greased cookie sheet

Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Spoon remaining sauce over biscuits & top w/ the rest of the cheese. Bake for an additional 2-3 more minutes until cheese in melted.

Cinnamon Rolls

1 1 /2 C. warm water
3 tsp. Yeast
3 tsp. Sugar
* Mix together in a little bowl, set aside
6 C. Flour
3 eggs
3 tsp. Salt
¾ C. Sugar
¾ C. Butter
6 TBSP. Dry Milk

**In Mixing bowl, mix all other ingredients. Once yeast is dissolved & puffy, blend into dry mixture. Knead until no longer doughy. Let rise until doubled in size.
Roll out and butter. Sprinkle a cinnamon/ sugar mixture over the whole thing. Roll into 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
1-8 oz. Package of Cream Cheese
4 TBSP. Butter
1 tsp. Vanilla
4-6 C. Powdered Sugar
** Whip Cream Cheese. Add Butter, whip. Mix in Vanilla. Stir in Powdered Sugar a little at a time until you’ve got your desired consistency.

SPREAD over cinnamon rolls.

Bosch Rolls

(although my friend, Ryan likes to call them "FLATS")
Add to bowl:
4 C. flour
1 /4 C. heaping yeast
5 tsp. salt
1 /3 minus 2 tsp. dry milk
Add: 4 C. Warm water
*Mix: take lid off & let yeast rise (about 10- 15 minutes).
2 /3 C. sugar
3 eggs
2 /3 C. butter
6 cups flour
*Mix, if needed add 1-2 more cups of flour.
Once flour is mixed in turn bosch to high & knead for 8-10 minutes.
*Oil counter, cover and let dough rise on oiled surface until doubled in size (about 10 minutes)
* make rolls or form into bread pans and let rise again until just about top of pan.
** Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

June 20, 2010


To see my cheesecake recipes head on over to my crafting blog~ Simply Crafting~Cheesecake

June 07, 2010

Berry Cake

        This is a Super Simple Scrumptious recipe.

1- Yellow Cake Mix
2- 21oz Cans of Pie Filling
1-   8oz tub Cool Whip
         or 1 can of Ready Whip
         Or Top with Summer Fruit Sampler Dip

Make cake according to recipe on box.  Line a Rectangular Casserole Dish with Parchment paper and add Cake dough.  When Cake is 5 minutes away from being done, take out of oven, using a fork, poke holes through out top of cake.  Pour both cans of pie filling on top of cake, bake the remainder 5min.  Remove from oven.  Let cool for 10-20 minutes.  Slice and serve with a spoonful of whipped cream.

May 31, 2010

Pull-Apart Dessert Bread

Pull-Apart Dessert Bread

Fluted Tube Pan - aka as Bundt Pan is needed

4 - 7.5 oz Pillsbury Biscuits (cut into 4's)
1 2/3 cups Sugar
3/4 Cup Butter
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)
1 lg bag of Walnut pieces
      It is up to you how many nuts you use,
      we love the nuts in this and use the whole bag,
      but they can be eliminated altogether
      or just use less if desired.

1.  Preheat Oven to 350*
2.  Greese bottom and sides of bundt pan,
     you can use cooking spray.
3.  Sprinkle about 1/4 cup of your walnut pieces
     in bottom of pan.
4.  Combine Cinnamon and 2/3 cup sugar in large
     Ziplock Baggie
5.  Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces.  I recommend
      only opening and cutting one can at a time,
      because they start drying out as they are
      waiting to get into the sugar mixture.
6.   Drop 2 cans of biscuit pieces into
      sugar/cinnamon mixture, zip bag and
      shake to coat well.
7.   Take pieces out of bag individually and drop
       into bottom of bundt pan, drop evenly to cover
       This should cover not quite half of the pan.
8.   Sprinkle half of Walnuts and the 1/4 cup
      chocolate chips on top of biscuit pieces.
9.   Combine 1cup sugar and 3/4 cup butter in a
       small sauce pan and cook over low heat until
       butter is melted.
10.  Pour half butter/sugar mixture evenly
       over biscuits
11.  Repeat Biscuit Step #5-7    
12.  Pour remainder of butter/sugar mixture
       over last of biscuits and any nuts you
       might have leftover.
13.  Bake for 40 minutes at 350*
14.  Carefully turn upside down onto a platter. 
       Gooey stuff will drip down sides,
       so make sure your platter is bigger
       than your bundt pan.

After seeing this recipe made on Sam the Cooking Guy, my hubby Darin, talked about this dessert for several weeks.  So when my sister Bridgette BBQ'd for one of our family get togethers, Darin and I made this and everyone raved and it got devorured.  We cant wait to make another. 

I will have to post an after picture the next time we make it, because it looked so good when coming out of the oven that we completly forgot about the camera! We changed Sam's Recipe a little, most people in my family including me dont like Raisins so those didnt make it into the pan. If you do like them use about 1/4 cup and add in whenever you put the nuts. This is also known to many people as Monkey Bread.

April 30, 2010

Cold Macaroni Salad

6 cups cooked Macaroni
2 cups Miracle Whip
A little Mustard
1/2 to 1 can Evaporated Milk
Salt and Pepper
Ham Chunks
Cheese Cubes
Celery Cubes
Onion Chunks (optional)
Regular Milk (extra if needed)

In a large bowl, combine the Miracle Whip, mustard, evaporated milk, salt and pepper. Add in the macaroni, cheese cubes, ham chunks, celery cubes and onion chunks. Mix together and serve.

January 31, 2010

Chocolate Cake Cookies

1 Chocolate Cake Mix
2 large eggs
1 stick of butter (= 1/2 cup or 8 Tablespoons)

Preheat Oven to 350'.  In large bowl mix together Cake mix, Butter and Eggs until mixed well and you form a ball of dough.  Make small teaspoon size balls and place on cookie sheet.  You might need to smash them down so they'll cook completely.  Bake for 8-10 minutes.  They should be soft like cake, but if you like them crispy bake them a little longer 12-15 minutes.

Optional: This time I made 1/2 the dough plain chocolate and the other half I added 1/2 cup Heath Bits 'O Brickle Toffee Bits (found near chocolate chips in the store).  You can try a Varity of different Cake mix flavors, ones I’ve tries areChocolate, Lemon and Strawberry, all great.  You can also use a White cake mix and add your favorite flavoring.