Sunday, October 26, 2008

Easy baked chicken

This recipe comes mainly from my friend Ashley. I needed something to cook when I had almost nothing in the house!

4 chicken breasts
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 8 oz cream cheese
1 can diced tomatoes (I used the spicy diced)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
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Salt and pepper the breasts and put in dish with a little cooking spray. Mix remaining ingredients together in sauce pan till the cream cheese melts and the sauce comes together. Spoon sauce over chicken. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until chicken is cooked.

Serve with extra sauce and rice!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Lemon Brownie Cake

1 box (18.25 ounce size) lemon cake mix
1/2 cup butter melted
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 can lemon frosting
8 ounces cream cheese
2 eggs

Combine cake mix, butter and first egg. Press into a greased 13 x 9- inch pan. Blend frosting and cream cheese. Remove 3/4 cup of mixture and set aside. Add the remaining eggs and beat well. Spread over layer in greased pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Spread the remaining frosting over cooled cake.

Risotto - so easy

A lot of people think this is hard to make, but it's one of the easiest side dishes.

1/2 onion
1 clove garlic
1 cup arborio rice, available on the rice aisle
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chicken stock
1 cup frozen peas
1/3 cup of parmesan cheese

Cook garlic and onion for 2 minutes. Then add rice and cook for another minute. While this is cooking, heat chicken stock in a separate pan. When hot, add a cup to the rice/onions, and stir. Reduce heat. Stir often and continue adding a half cup of liquid each time the liquid becomes absorbed. Cook about 25 minutes. When rice is cooked to desired consistency, remove from heat and add cheese and peas.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Chicken and Biscuits

2 cups cooked chicken
1 160z bag of frozen veggies thawed
1 cup cheddar
1/2 cup sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 cup baking mix
3 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup sour cream

Mix first five ingredients together in 8 by 8 dish. Mix baking mix, milk and remaining sour cream together and drop 6 mounds on top of chicken mixture. Bake at 375 for 35 minutes.

Another great one from Kraft!

Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole - For those of us who love hashbrowns at the Barrel!

1 can cream of chicken soup
1 8oz block Colby cheese, shredded (I use shredded cheddar)
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup margarine or butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 (30-oz) packages of frozen country style hash brown potatoes

Preheat oven to 375. Combine first 6 ingredients stirring until well blinded Add frozen shredded hash browns to bowl. Soon mixture into (9x13) baking dish. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown