Sunday, September 25, 2016

Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas



1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tsp. chili powder
2 large garlic cloves, minced, or 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 large chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
12 corn tortillas
2 cups shredded cheese (I used sharp cheddar and colby/jack)
1 14 oz. can green enchilada sauce
1/2 cup heavy cream

*Place shredded chicken in a bowl. In another bowl, combine honey, lime juice, chili powder and garlic. Whisk together thoroughly. Pour over chicken and mix it up well. Cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator. (I did this a couple hours before dinner so it could marinate).
*Mix enchilada sauce and cream together in a bowl. Pour about 1/2 cup of it into a baking dish. Spread around bottom.


*Prepare corn tortillas by heating on stove in canola oil spray until warm and flexible. (20 seconds on each side). Fill each tortilla with a couple tablespoons of chicken and some cheese, then roll up and place, seam side down, in baking dish. Do this until all tortillas are filled and rolled in dish. Cover with the rest of the enchilada/cream sauce and sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Cheesy Taco Soup

 
I got this recipe here and it was super good as dinner but would also be good as a dip.  I have to say that I am loving this food blog, you should for sure check it out.


Ingredients:
1lb lean ground beef
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons flour
2-1/2 cups milk, divided
salt & pepper
1 cup freshly shredded cheddar cheese, plus more for topping
1 package taco seasoning
10oz can diced tomato, undrained
15oz can black beans, drained & rinsed
Crushed tortilla chips
Directions: 
  1. Brown ground beef in a large soup pot over medium-high heat, seasoning with salt and pepper, until no longer pink. Drain and return to pot.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat then whisk in flour and cook for one minute. Slowly whisk in 1 cup milk, season with salt and pepper, then switch to a wooden spoon and stir mixture until thickened, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat then stir in shredded cheese until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Add taco seasoning, tomato, black beans, cheese sauce, and remaining 1-1/2 cups milk into cooked ground beef then stir well to combine. Bring to a heavy simmer then turn heat down to medium and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with crushed tortilla chips and more shredded cheese, if desired.


Sunday, February 17, 2013

Fruit Salsa with Baked Cinnamon Chips


I found this recipe here and it was a huge hit!!


Ingredients
  • 2 kiwis, peeled and diced
  • 2 Golden Delicious apples - peeled, cored and diced
  • 8 ounces raspberries
  • 1 (16 oz) carton of strawberries, diced
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar (more or less to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar (more or less to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons fruit preserves, any flavor (I used strawberry)
  • 10 (10 inch) flour tortillas
  • melted butter or butter flavored cooking spray
  • Cinnamon sugar:
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, thoroughly mix kiwis, apples, raspberries, strawberries, white sugar, brown sugar and fruit preserves. Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Coat one side of each flour tortilla with melted butter or butter flavored cooking spray. Sprinkle tortillas with desired amount of cinnamon sugar. Cut into wedges and arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Spray again with cooking spray (not necessary if using melted butter).
  4. Bake in the preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes. Repeat with any remaining tortilla wedges. Allow to cool approximately 15 minutes. Serve with chilled fruit mixture. This salsa can also be serve with cinnamon graham grackers or cinnamon pita chips. Best when made and eaten the same day otherwise the fruit gives off so too much juice and it gets runny.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Red Velvet White Chocolate Chip Cookies


Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp cocoa powder*
  • 1 1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 Tbsp butter, at room temperature
  • 6 Tbsp all vegetable shortening, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp red food coloring
  • 1 1/3 cups white chocolate chips, divided
Directions
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, cornstarch, baking soda and salt, set aside. Add butter, shortening and sugar to the bowl of an electric stand mixer and mix on medium speed until very pale and fluffy about 4 minutes. Add egg and egg yolk and mix until combine. Add vinegar, vanilla and food coloring and mix until well blended. Slowly add in dry ingredients and mix just until combine. Mix in 1/2 cup white chocolate chips. Scoop dough out by the heaping tablespoonfuls (about 1 1/2 Tbsp) and roll into balls and place on buttered or Silpat lined cookie sheets. Gently press about 6 white chocolate chips into the top of each cookie, being careful not to flatten the cookies (if you do flatten them a bit just reshape them to the height they had before adding the chips) and bake in preheated oven 8 - 9 minutes. Allow to cool several minutes on baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool. Store cookies in an airtight container. 
Recipe Source: Cooking Classy

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

1
boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into thin bite-size strips
1/2
medium red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/4
teaspoon ground cumin
1
can (18.5 oz) Progresso® Light Southwestern-style vegetable soup
1/4
cup uncooked instant brown rice
1
oz fat-free cream cheese, cut into cubes
3
tablespoons Old El Paso® fat-free refried beans (from 16-oz can)
4
corn tortillas (6 inch)
1/3
cup shredded reduced-fat mild Cheddar cheese 
 
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook chicken and bell pepper over medium-high heat 4 to 6 minutes, stirring constantly, until chicken begins to brown and bell pepper is crisp-tender. Sprinkle with cumin.
  2. Stir in soup. Heat to boiling. Stir in rice; reduce heat to low. Cover; cook 10 minutes or until rice is tender.
  3. Stir cream cheese into chicken mixture until well blended. Spread 1 tablespoon of the refried beans on 1 tortilla; place, beans side up, in bottom of ungreased 1-quart casserole. Top with 1 cup chicken mixture; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the cheese. Repeat 2 times. Top with remaining tortilla; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  4. Cover; bake 20 to 25 minutes or until mixture is hot and cheese is melted.
Makes 3 servings 
 
I found this recipe here
 

Candy Cane Snowballs



Candy Cane Snowballs

  • 3 c. powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 1/4 c butter, softened
  • 2 t. vanilla (or if you’d prefer a stronger peppermint flavor, you can replace 1 t. of vanilla with a teaspoon of peppermint extract)
  • 1 egg
  • 3 c. flour
  • 1 T. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 3/4 c. finely crushed candy canes, divided
  • 1/2 c. granulated sugar
  • 2-3 T. milk
1. In a mixing bowl, beat 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar and butter until fluffy. Add vanilla and egg and beat until combined.
2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Stir to combine. Slowly add to mixing bowl, beating until combined, about 1 minute. Stir 1/2 cup finely crushed candy canes in by hand.
3. Roll dough into small balls using just under a teaspoon of dough. Rolls balls through granulated sugar to coat and place on baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cool.
4. While cookies bake, stir together remaining 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar with 2-3 T. of milk. Add just enough milk to form a thick glaze. Drizzle over cooled cookies and top with remaining crushed candy canes immediately.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Corn Chowder

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 small carrot, finely diced
  • 1 small celery stalk, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups white corn kernels, fresh or frozen
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Melt 1 stick of butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, celery, and garlic, and saute for 2 minutes. Add the flour and stir to make a roux. Cook until the roux is lightly browned; set aside to cool to room temperature.
Meanwhile, combine the corn and chicken stock in another saucepan, and bring to a boil. Simmer for 10 minutes. Pour the boiling stock with the corn (a little at a time) into the saucepan with the roux, whisking briskly so it doesn't lump. Return the skillet to the heat and bring to a boil. The mixture should become very thick.
In a small saucepan, gently heat the half-and-half; stir it into the thick corn mixture. Add the nutmeg and salt and pepper, to taste. Just before serving, cut the remaining stick of butter into large chunks. Add it to enrich the soup, stirring until the butter melts.