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Archive | September, 2010

Pecan Chicken Tenders

29 Sep

Prep: 10 min., Bake: 35 min. Serve with your choice of barbecue sauce, Ranch dressing, or spicy-sweet honey mustard.
Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings

Ingredients


  • 1  cup  pecan halves
  • 1 1/2  cups  all-purpose baking mix
  • 1  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  pepper
  • 1  (18.4-oz.) package boneless, skinless chicken breast tenderloins
  • 2  large eggs
  • 1/2  cup  buttermilk
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • Garnish: green onion curls

Preparation


Place pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan.
Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring occasionally.
Process toasted pecans, baking mix, salt, and pepper in a food processor until pecans are finely ground. Place 1/2 cup pecan mixture in a large bowl. Add chicken, tossing to coat.
Whisk together eggs and buttermilk. Dip chicken in milk mixture; dredge in remaining pecan mixture. Arrange chicken in a single layer on a lightly greased aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Lightly coat tops of chicken with vegetable cooking spray.
Bake at 425° for 20 to 25 minutes or until chicken is golden brown. Arrange on a serving platter, and garnish, if desired.



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Rosemary Chicken Salad Sandwiches

23 Sep


Ingredients


  • 3  cups  chopped roasted skinless, boneless chicken breasts (about 3/4 pound)
  • 1/3  cup  chopped green onions
  • 1/4  cup  chopped smoked almonds
  • 1/4  cup  plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1/4  cup  light mayonnaise
  • 1  teaspoon  chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1  teaspoon  Dijon mustard
  • 1/8  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/8  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
  • 10  slices whole-grain bread

Preparation


Combine first 9 ingredients, stirring well. Spread about 2/3 cup of chicken mixture over each of 5 bread slices, and top with remaining bread slices. Cut sandwiches diagonally in half.





Cracker Barrel Fried Apples

17 Sep

Ingredients


6 Large; tart apples, (Granny  

1 ts Lemon juice

1/4 c Bacon drippings

1/4 c Brown sugar; packed  

1/8 ts Salt

1 ts Cinnamon

1/8 ts Nutmeg

Preparation 

Peel and core apples. Slice them into eighths. In a large skillet, melt bacon drippings. Place apples evenly over skillet bottom. Sprinkle lemon juice over them, then brown sugar, then salt. Cover and cook over low heat for 15 minutes, or until apples are tender and juicy. Uncover, and sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir well. Simmer for a few minutes longer until the pan juices begin to thicken. Serve hot as a side dish. 

Peaches and Cream Pie

17 Sep

3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
2 cups sliced fresh, frozen (defrosted), or canned peaches
1 cup whipping cream



Mix sugar and flour together and sprinkle 1/3 of mixture into pie shell. Add peaches and sprinkle with the remaining sugar-flour mixture. Pour cream over top. Move peaches around a bit with a fork so that the cream completely covers the peaches. Bake in preheated 350-degree oven for 45 minutes. Serve hot or cool on a rack. Yield 6 to 8 servings.




Macaroni and Beef Casserole

17 Sep

1/2 pound large elbow macaroni
1 tsp. salt
1 pound ground beef
1 tbsp. oil
1/4 pound cheddar cheese
1 4-ounce can of mushrooms, drained
6-8 pineapple slices
1 8-ounce can mushrooms, drained
1 8-ounce can water chestnuts, sliced
1 pkg. (your choice) sauce mix



Cook macaroni n boiling, salted water. Cook for 10 minutes, or until tender. Drain. Brown beef in oil. In a 2 quart casserole combine macaroni, beef mushrooms and cubed cheese. Prepare sauce mix as directed on package and add to casserole. Bake 350 degrees for 45 minutes.



Noodle Bake

17 Sep

1 pound hamburger
1 clove garlic
3 8-oz. cans tomato sauce
1 cup sour cream
1 cup egg noodles
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 small pkg. cream cheese
1/4 cup green onions
1 cup cheddar cheese



Brown hamburger, add salt, garlic and pepper and tomato sauce. Simmer 20 minutes. Cook noodles as directed on package. Blend, cream cheese, sour cream and onions. In oblong casserole dish, put layer of noodles, cheese sauce, then meat sauce. Repeat, top with cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.






Caramel Candied Apples

15 Sep


Enjoy the sweeter side of life with this playful recipe for Caramel Candied Apples. Dipped in a homemade caramel sauce and rolled in chopped candy bar pieces, these fun-to-eat apples are a special treat for kids of all ages.


Estimated Times 
Preparation Time: 20 mins 
Cooking Time: 30 mins 
Cooling Time: 1 hr refrigerating 
Servings: 12


INGREDIENTS

12 wooden craft sticks

 12 large tart apples, washed, dried and stems removed (very important to wash well or caramel will slide off) 

Nonstick cooking spray 

About 12 ounces assorted NESTLÉ Candy Bars, such as Butterfinger or Crunch, finely chopped

 1 pound box dark brown sugar 

1 can (14 ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk 

1 cup light corn syrup 

1 cup (2 sticks) butter 

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 


DIRECTIONS

INSERT stick into each apple. Line trays or baking sheets with wax paper; spray paper with nonstick cooking spray. Place chopped candy bars on separate plates or mix together on one plate.

COMBINE sugar, sweetened condensed milk, corn syrup and butter in medium,heavy-duty saucepan over medium-low heat. Heat, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes or until sugar has dissolved. Attach candy thermometer to inside of saucepan. Increase heat to medium; cook, stirring frequently, for about 20 minutes or until mixture reaches 236° F on thermometer. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla extract.

DIP apples all the way into caramel mixture, shaking off excess. Roll bottom half of apples in chopped candy bars, then place on prepared trays. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until set. Store apples in refrigerator in airtight container.



TIP: To clean the apples, quickly dip them into very hot (not boiling) water mixed with about 1 tablespoon vinegar. This will remove all the wax.



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