Archive | August, 2013

Spaghetti Pie

28 Aug

Your Kids’ New Favorite Dinner

This spaghetti-casserole fusion adds in some sure-to-please ingredients like bacon and cheese. It just might be your family’s new favorite.

Yields: 6 main-dish servings
Total Time: 1 hr
Prep Time: 20 min
Oven Temp: 350

 Ingredients:
– 1 pound(s) spaghetti
– 4 strip(s) bacon, chopped
 1 large (10- to 12-ounce) red onion, finely chopped
 1 container(s) (15-ounce) part-skim ricotta cheese
 4 large eggs
 2 cup(s) (2-percent) reduced-fat milk
 1 teaspoon(s) cayenne (ground red) pepper
 1 cup(s) freshly grated Parmesan cheese
 Salt
 2 cup(s) frozen peas

 Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling on high. Cook spaghetti as label directs.

3. Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook bacon on medium 6 to 8 minutes or until crisp, stirring occasionally. With slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towels to drain. To fat in pan, add onion. Cook 4 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.

4. While onion cooks, in very large bowl, whisk ricotta, eggs, milk, cayenne, half of Parmesan, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

5. Drain spaghetti well. Stir into ricotta mixture along with peas, bacon, and onion. Spread in even layer in 3-quart shallow baking dish. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan on top.

6. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until set.

 http://shine.yahoo.com/shine-food/spaghetti-pie-kids-favorite-dinner-132000934.html

Chicken Quesadillas – Campbell’s

20 Aug

This is a recipe from Campbell’s kitchen.

Ingredients:

  • 1( 10.75 oz ) can Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup 
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 ( 4.5 0z) cans Swanson premium chunk chicken breast in water -drained
  • 8 flour tortillas

Directions: 

1. Preheat oven to 425

2. Mix soup, cheese, chili powder, and chicken

3. Spread 1/4 cup soup mixture on half of each tortillas to within 1/2 inch of edge. Moisten edge with water. Fold over and seal. Place on 2 baking sheets.

4. Bake 10 minutes or until hot.

 If you want to add a little kick, add red pepper or chopped  jalapenos. I also recommend adding some onion and garlic.

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Chicken-Quesadillas-4/Detail.aspx?evt19=1

Rotel Cups

18 Aug

Ingredients:

1 Can rotel tomatoes, drained (almost all the way)
1 bag bacon pieces
1 cup shredded swiss
1 cup Mayo
3 pkg. phyllo pastry cups – thawed

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix the first 4 ingredients and scoop evenly into the cups. Place on baking sheet and cook at 350 for 15 min.

Sopapilla Cheesecake

16 Aug


Ingredients:

2 cans crescent rolls
2 packages softened cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup butter, melted
1Tbs cinnamon
1 Tbs sugar



Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Spread 1 can crescent rolls on bottom of greased 13×9 pan. 
3. Combine cream cheese, sugar, vanilla. 
4. Spread mixture over crescent rolls. 
5. Unroll and spread second can of crescent rolls over mixture. 
6. Spread 1/4 cup melted butter over top
7. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar to taste.
8. Bake at 350° for 20-30 minutes.

Crack Cheese Dip

14 Aug

Ingredients:

1 8 oz package cream cheese
2 cups grated cheddar cheese or grated jalapeno jack
1 cup mayonnaise
1 small purple onion or green onion if you prefer

Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients in a 9″ baking dish
2. Bake at 350  for 20 minutes or until lightly browned

I like to serve this with tortilla chips, but you can use Wheat Thins or Fritos if you like.

Also if you want to add a little kick to it, add some finely chopped jalapeno to it. Add as much or as little as you like. I usually use about 4-6  slices of jalapenos out of the jar.

Another variation is to add 1 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese and 1 cup finely shredded mozzarella cheese instead of the 2 cups cheddar.

 

Too Much Chocolate Cake

14 Aug

Ingredients:

1 (18.25 ounce) package devil’s food cake mix
1 (5.9 ounce) package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1/2 cup warm water
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, oil, beaten eggs and water. Stir in the chocolate chips and pour batter into a well greased 12 cup bundt pan.
  3. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes, or until top is springy to the touch and a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool cake thoroughly in pan at least an hour and a half before inverting onto a plate If desired, dust the cake with powdered sugar.
  
 
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/too-much-chocolate-cake/detail.aspx

Cream Cheese Sausage Balls with Creamy Mustard Dipping Sauce

11 Aug
Ingredients:

1 lb Sausage , uncooked ( regular or hot)
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 cups Bisquick Baking Mix
4 oz Cheddar cheese , shredded


Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°.
Mix all ingredients until well combined. Roll into 1 inch balls.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden.
You can make these ahead and refrigerate until needed. Or also freeze until ready to use, you will need to add a few minutes to the baking time.
Dipping Sauce:
1/2 cup MAYO
1/2 cup SOUR CREAM
2 Tablespoons DIJON MUSTARD
1 Tablespoon WHITE WINE VINEGAR
2-6 drops HOT SAUCE
1 medium GARLIC CLOVE, crushed

Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps

9 Aug

Ingredients

1 1/4 pounds boneless, skinless, chicken breasts (about 4 breasts)
1 (1-pound) package sliced bacon
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons chili powder

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cut chicken breasts into 1-inch cubes. Cut each bacon slice into thirds. Wrap each chicken cube with bacon and secure with a wooden pick. Stir together brown sugar and chili powder. Dredge wrapped chicken in mixture. Coat a rack and broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place chicken wrap on rack in broiler pan. Bake 350 for 30 to 35 minutes or until bacon is crisp.

Hissy Fit Dip

9 Aug

Ingredients:

16 ounces sour cream

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
8 ounces Velveeta®, small cubed
1 cup white American cheese, shredded
1/2 – 1 pound pork sausage, crumbled, cooked and drained
1/4 cup green onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon ground sage
1/4 teaspoon curry
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Dash of garlic salt or powder
Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Directions:

In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients; stirring until well blended.

Place in baking dish you have sprayed with non-stick coating.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Serve with crackers, chips, or veggie sticks – carrots, celery, sliced cauliflower, etc.

Cream Cheese Mints

8 Aug


Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces soft cream cheese
  • 6 tablespoons soft butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure peppermint extract 
  • 2 pounds sifted powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 drops red food coloring

Directions:

Combine all ingredients and push mixture into a pastry bag, icing syringe, or squeeze bottle with a decorative tip. Create desired shape and let set for 1 hour.

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