Saturday, January 29, 2011

Blueberry babies

These, I call Blueberry Babies because they are little like babies and they were eaten almost entirely bu my little baby!
So, here it is. I got the recipe from this cute gal I met online named Lauren.

2-9 inch pre-rolled pie crusts (15 oz. package)
1/2 pint blueberries (6 oz.)
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon flour
2 teaspoons lemon juice (about 1/2 lemon, juiced)
water for sealing pie edges together
for the topping:
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
2 teaspoons lemon zest
for the Lemon Cream Cheese Dip:
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar, sifted
zest of 1 lemon (1/2 tablespoon)
2 teaspoons lemon juice
To figure out what to so with these yummy ingredients, you will have to go to her website.  I will say that I liked the pie crust but I think using a puff pastry would be nicer

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Spaghetti with a kick

So I Love easy quick dinners, because many times I don't think ahead and at the last second I'm straining my mind to think of something. SO, here are 2 really quick dinners that are super yummy.

Also, I'm a cooker who eyes a lot of things and so I don't have exact measurements but you all are great cooks so here are just the ingredients and you can go from there :)

Eggetti (haha you like my name)

boil chicken till done
Cook pasta drain

in a separate dish combine 2 eggs ( they need to be room temperature so they don't scramble when put on heat) parmesan cheese (lots) salt and pepper

pour mixture over the cooked noodles on low heat and mix with the chicken. Add salt and pepper again and serve.

Stir Fry

green pepper
green onion
minced onions

Cut these all up and put them in a skillet with a little bit of veg oil or water.

stir in ketchup, soy sauce and ginger. ( Remember I just kind of eye ball it)

Put in an egg and some salt and pepper

Add chicken

serve over rice.

Tell me if you like it! :)


Friday, January 21, 2011

Skillet Rolls

These little beauties were inspired by these gems. Since I don't have a mixer, (I know, it makes me sad too). I have to make my bread with my bread machine. I think I love it. I used this sweet bread recipes for bread machines.

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Then I made the rest following the original recipe. Oh my. So yummy.

Lasagna Roll up

  • 1 (16 ounce) package uncooked lasagna noodles
  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 1 pound firm tofu
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach - thawed, drained and squeezed dry
  • 2 cups grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (28 ounce) jar pasta sauce


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles for 5 to 8 minutes, or until just slightly underdone; drain and rinse.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together grated cheese, ricotta cheese, tofu, frozen spinach, and 1 cup Parmesan cheese.
  3. Lay out a noodle. Spread a layer of the cheese mixture on the noodle, then add a thin layer of sauce. Roll the noodle up, and place seam side down in a 13x9 pan. Repeat for other noodles. Top with remaining sauce and Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F (175 degree C) oven for 30 min, or until hot and bubbly.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Yummy Salad Recipe

I got this from my Aunt Anna-Lisa and I tell you what! I am suddenly on cloud 9 when I see this on the table.

1 head shredded cabbage (or bagged coleslaw)
2-1/2 oz pk sliced almonds
2 tbsp sesame seeds
2-3 green onions, chopped
1 pkg. chicken Ramen noodles (Chicken or Oriental)
optional: add cooked chicken, cubed
Brown almonds and sesame seeds in butter and cool. Mix cabbage, onions and cooled ingredients.
1/2 c. oil
2 Tbsp vinegar
2 Tbsp sugar
salt/pepper to taste
flavor pkg from noodles
Shake. Just before serving, break up ramen noodles. Add noodles and dressing to salad then toss.

NOTE: Add chicken to make it a main dish 

Bacon Wrapped Chicken

I made this for dinner with friends and after my first bite I wished we had the whole pan to ourselves. I know, it has bacon in it. But give it a try. I paid $1 extra to get beef bacon and made sure it had mostly meat rather than fat in it.  I also used fresh Basil instead of Sage. My mouth just waters thinking about it. I got the recipe from AllYou. 

Bacon-and-Sage-Wrapped Chicken Breasts

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 46 minutes
Yield: Serves 8
Cost per Serving: $1.29


  • 8  boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, trimmed (this means 4 because they cut the breasts in half to make 8)
  • Salt
  • 8  Basil leaves
  • 8  slices thick-cut bacon
  • 1 1/2  tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  cup  low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4  cup  fresh lemon juice
  • Favorite Seasonings


1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Lightly mist a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
2. Sprinkle chicken lightly with salt and favorite seasonings (I used Uncle Chris Steak Seasoning and Ginger) and place 2 Basil leaves on each chicken breast half. Wrap a slice of bacon around each piece of chicken and place chicken pieces in baking dish. Bake until chicken is cooked through and interior registers 165ºF on an instant-read thermometer, about 40 minutes.
3. Transfer chicken to a platter and cover loosely with foil to keep warm. Skim fat from juices in baking dish and pour them into a small saucepan. Place over medium-high heat and whisk in flour until a paste forms, 1 minute. Whisk in broth and lemon juice and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and cook, whisking constantly, until sauce is smooth and thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Whisk any juices that have accumulated on platter into sauce. Pour sauce over chicken and serve.

Nutritional Information

7g (sat 2g)
All You, OCTOBER 2010

Hi Hat Cupcakes!


I did it. I made these. I saw it on Bakerella.Basic sour cream yellow cake

1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) yellow cake mix
1 cup sour cream 
1/3 cup vegetable oil, crisco, canola, etc.
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
4 large eggs
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  It was for Ward FHE tonight. I was famous. For the night at least.

I used the recipe from here to make the cake box mix yummy.

Cake Mix reloaded

1 pkg. (18.25 oz.) yellow cake mix
1 cup sour cream 
1/3 cup vegetable oil, crisco, canola, etc.
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
4 large eggs
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract


  • 1 3/4 cups sugar

  • 3 large egg whites

  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract


  • 2 cups chopped (about 12 ounces) semisweet chocolate

  • 3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil

  • Line a cupcake pan with paper liners. Fill each liner with enough batter to come 1/8 inch from top, about 1/3 cup. Bake, rotating pans halfway through, until tops are firm and a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool in pan for 10 minutes.

  • Use a small knife to loosen any tops stuck to the pan. Carefully invert cupcakes onto the wire rack. Turn cupcakes right side up, and let cool completely.

  • Prepare the frosting: In a large heatproof bowl, combine sugar, 1/4 cup water, egg whites, and cream of tartar. Using a handheld electric mixer, beat on high speed until foamy, about 1 minute. Set bowl over a pan of barely simmering water. Beat on high speed until frosting forms stiff peaks, about 12 minutes; frosting should register 160 degrees.on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and almond extracts, and beat for 2 minutes more until frosting thickens.

  • Transfer frosting to a large pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch plain pastry tip. Leaving a 1/8-inch border on each cupcake, pipe a spiral of frosting into a 2-inch-high cone shape, using about 1/2 cup of frosting per cupcake. Transfer cupcakes to a baking sheet, and refrigerate while preparing the chocolate coating.

  • Prepare the chocolate coating: Combine chocolate and oil in a medium heat-proof bowl set over a medium saucepan of barely simmering water; stir until melted and smooth. Transfer to a small bowl, and let cool about 15 minutes.

  • Holding each cupcake by its bottom, dip cupcake in the chocolate to coat frosting, allowing excess to drip off. Transfer to a baking sheet fitted with a wire rack. Spoon more coating around edge of cupcake and any exposed frosting; none of the frosting should show. Let cupcakes stand at room temperature 15 minutes.

  • Carefully remove paper liners from cupcakes, and discard. Place cupcakes on a serving platter, and refrigerate for 30 minutes to let coating set. Cover, and refrigerate for 2 hours more. Serve cold. Cupcakes can be refrigerated for up to 3 days.

  • Read more at Hi-Hat Cupcakes - Martha Stewart Recipes 

    Thursday, January 6, 2011

    Chicken Parmesan

    by Cassidy

    3 chicken breasts
    1/8t pepper
    1 T butter
    1/2c oil ( i never use that much)
    1/2 c parmesan
    1t basil
    2 beaten eggs
    1t salt
    1/8t garlic powder
    3/4 c ritz crackers or bread crumbs
    2 8oz tomato sauce
    8 oz mozzarella

    Mix ritz crackers or bread crumbs with 1/2 of parmesan cheese. Dredge chicken in egg, salt, peper. Dip in bread crumb mixture. brown chicken in oil./ In pot, mix tomato sauce, basil and garlic. Boil for 10 minutes. Take off heat. Add butter. Pour tomato sauce over chicken in 9x13 pan. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese bake 350 for 30 minutes. Uncover and top with mozzarella. cook 10 additional minutes.

    Penne Pasta Salad

    by Cassidy
    1 box penne pasta
    1 jar pesto sauce
    1 tub grape tomatoes
    1 can olives(sliced)
    1 tub feta cheese (tomato/basil kind)
    1/3 c. butter milk ranch dressing-mix according to lavel
    Cook pasta according to lave. when cool, pour half jar of pesto and put in fridge. When ready to serve put all other ingredients in and res of pesto and mix.
    (I sometimes just squeeze some ranch out of the fridge instead of mixing up the buttermilk dressing. And sometimes I don't add ranch at all!)

    White chicken Chili

    By Cassidy

    6 can great northern beans
    4 c. chicken broth
    1 1/2 t chopped garlic
    2 small onions, chopped
    Mix ingredients together and simmer for 15 minutes
    Then add:
    4 c. diced chicken
    1/4t cayenne pepper
    2 cans diced green chiles
    1/2twhite pepper
    2t cumin
    24 oz sour cream
    1 1/2t oregano
    2t salt
    Add ingredients and simmer 2 hours ( you can also put it all in the crock pot)