Thursday, August 18, 2011

Just Peachy

Since today is my anniversary and I am away from my lover, I thought I would share a fancy looking and EASY dessert. If we were together and I had peaches and crepes on hand, you betcha I would be making these babies.
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Macaroni Pasta Dish

Okay so this is super easy and I actually found this on the back of DaVinci Macaroni Pasta. I never know whether to trust those things but I tried it out and oooh is it DeliCious!

2 c. diced tomatoes
2 c. tomato paste
1 c. water
2 cloves finely chopped garlic
1/2 c. finely chopped onions
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 c. chopped parsley
1/2 tsp pepper
1 lb of ground beef
1/2 lb pasta
4 ounces cream cheese
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 c. grated swiss cheese (or cheddar)

Combine tomatoes, tomatoe paste, water, garlic, onions, pepper, salt, sugar, parsley and oregano in a pot. simmer for 1 hour on medium heat. Saute ground beef until done. combing with tomatoe mixture and simmer on low heat for 15 to 20 mins. Use 9X13 pan. Layer pan with sauce. Add a layer of cooked pasta. add a tbsp of cream cheese in each corner. scatter grated parmesan cheese and swiss cheese over pan. repeat. Bake for 30 mins @ 350. Scatter any remaining cheese on top and cook for 5-10 mins.

My own way of doing this. I didn't have ground beef the times I made it so I just added more cheese and the cream cheese you can add as much or as little as you want it worked better for me to put little chunks all over. I'm sure it tastes wonderful with the beef and I even thought about when i make it next to add spinach to it. Yum.


Chicken Piccata

This is another recipe i got from a sister in-law. It is mouth watering. I didn't have mushrooms so i left those out, (I tend to leave alot of ingredients out of recipes lol)

4 chicken breasts cut into strips
1/2 cup flour
salt and pepper
4 slices swiss cheese
2 cups of chicken broth
1 package mushrooms
2 cloves of garlic
2 lemons
Fresh parsley

Dredge chicken into flour/salt and pepper mixture. Brown in a skillet until it is cooked through. In a separate pan...saute sliced mushrooms and minced garlic until brown and tender. Lay the swiss cheese over the chicken to melt. Pour chicken broth and lemon juice into the pan with the chicken. The cheese will sort of start to become part of the sauce. Add mushrooms and garlic to the skillet so you have one big mixture. Let simmer for 5 minutes until the sauce thickens.  If the sauce doesn't seem thick enough...sometimes I add a little cornstarch/water mixture to move things along. Add fresh chopped parsley and serve over white rice. Delicious!

Yummy Cookie Bars

So here are some to die for Yummy Cookie Bars! My sister in-law Jen had these had her house when we helped her move and I think I had about 3 at least. Scrumdidilicious

2 cubes butter, softened
2c brown sugar
2 eggs
1T vanilla
1 3/4c flour
1t soda
1/2t baking powder
1t salt
1 3/4c oats
1 3/4c Rice Krispies
3/4c coconut
2c chocolate chips

can add nuts if you like them.  I don't so I don't put them in.

Preheat oven to 350.  Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.  Spray 9x13 pan with Pam, add cookie dough.  Use your fingers to push the batter down and make it even.  Bake for 25-30 minutes.  Done when golden brown and toothpick comes out clean.