Saturday, September 15, 2012

BACON WRAPPED ROASTED WHOLE CHICKEN

1 WHOLE CHICKEN
1/2 PACKAGE OF PEPPERED BACON
TOOTH PICKS TO HOLD BACON ON CHICKEN (20 FOR JUST IN CASE)
3 TABLESPOONS OF EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
1 TEASPOON SALT
1/2 TEASPOON OF PEPPER
1/2 TEASPOON OF SEASONED SALT
1/4 TEASPOON OF GARLIC POWDER
1/2 CUP OF WATER



PRE HEAT OVEN TO 350. PUT THE OIL ON THE CHICKEN THEN MIX ALL THE SEASONINGS TOGETHER AND RUB ONTO CHICKEN. ONCE YOU ARE DONE DOING THAT LAY THE BACON OVER IT. TOOTH PICK IT DOWN. PUT IN A ROASTER PAN (OR A 9X13 PAN). COVER THE CHICKEN IN TINFOIL AND BAKE. ONCE CHICKEN IS CLOSE TO BEING DONE, REMOVE FOIL TO BROWN THE CHICKEN (TO MAKE THE BACON CRISPY). I DO NOT BAST MY CHICKEN WHEN I COOK CHICKEN. YOU COOK THE CHICKEN 20 MINUTES EACH POUND THE CHICKEN IS.

COCONUT CANDIES

1 PACKAGE OF CREAM CHEESE SOFTENED
2 1/2 PACKAGES OF COCONUT
1 PACKAGE OF POWDERED SUGAR
4 TEASPOONS LEMON EXTRACT (OR ANY OTHER FLAVORING OF YOUR CHOICE)
1 PACKAGE OF SEMI SWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS
1 PACKAGE OF ALMOND BARK MELTING CHOCOLATE

MIX ALL TOGETHER THE COCONUT, CREAM CHEESE AND POWDERED SUGAR TOGETHER. ADD FLAVORING (AND FOOD COLORING IF YOU CHOOSE TO COLOR IT) FORM INTO WHAT EVER SHAPE YOU PREFER. IN THE MEAN TIME MELT THE CHOCOLATES TOGETHER (I USE MY SMALL CROCK POT ON WARM TO MELT MY CHOCOLATE. I DID THESE IN A FEW DIFFERENT WAYS. I PUT SOME CHOCOLATE IN A MINI CUPCAKE LINER, PUSHED IT UP ON THE SIDE AND ONCE IT WAS HARD I PUT SOME OF THE COCONUT TREAT IN THE MIDDLE AND THEN PUT MORE CHOCOLATE OVER THE TOP.
I ALSO TOOK AND FORMED COCONUT INTO SHAPES AND DIPPED HALF IN TO CHOCOLATE.
AND I ALSO TOOK SOME THAT ARE FORMED INTO SHAPES AND LEFT IT WITHOUT CHOCOLATE AND JUST PUT JELLY BEANS IN IT.
Sorry I havent been on posting recipes for a while, I will get back to that now that we are settled in Washington state. Got alot of new ones to put on here as well.

Monday, May 30, 2011

CHEESE CAKE CUPCAKES

CRUST
1 PACKAGE OF CAKE MIX (YOU CAN USE ANYONE YOU WANT)
1/4 CUP BUTTER/MARGARINE

CHEESE FILLING
2 PACKAGES OF CREAM CHEESE SOFTENED (8OZ EACH)
3 EGGS
3/4 CUP SUGAR
3 TEASPOONS GOOD VANILLA
1/2 VANILLA BEAN SEEDS

PREHEAT OVEN TO 350. PLACE LINERS IN CUPCAKE PAN.

FOR CRUST COMBINE CAKE MIX WITH THE BUTTER. AND BEAT FOR 1 MINUTE. (MIX WILL BE CRUMBLY) DIVIDE INTO CUPCAKE LINERS EVENLY. (DO NOT PRESS INTO LINERS).

FOR CHEESECAKE FILLING. COMBINE CREAM CHEESE, EGGS AND SUGAR AND VANILLA AND VANILLA BEAN. MIX ON MEDIUM SPEED UNTIL SMOOTH. SPOON EVENLY ON TOP OF THE CAKE MIX IN CUPCAKES.

BAKE FOR 20 MINUTES OR UNTIL SET.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE STEAK PASTA SALAD

INGREDIENTS TO DRESSING

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

MEAT PREPARATION

1 Thin Round Steak (I buy about a pound and half in size thin cut)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 olive oil (in pan to cook steak)

Spinach leaves rinsed and waiting (I cut the ones I buy in half)
Cherry tomatoes cut into half

Once steak is cooked to choice, take out of pan, add spinach and tomatoes, cook till tender add pasta dressing and steak. Saute till flavors are combined and I prefer to serve with garlic Texas toast.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

FROSTING PLAY DOUGH FOR KIDS

Yes this sounds random, but Im thinking Im gonna buy frosting to make this with the kids for Friday.

1 can of frosting (any flavor)
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter

Mix together until dough reaches desired consistency
storage: air tight container and refrigerate, but when you want to use it again, let come to room temperature for pliable dough.


There is nothing like letting kids play with Play dough and not having to worry they will get sick if they eat it.

CREAMY CHICKEN PASTA CeEnnas FAVORITE

Creamy chicken pasta

2 chicken breasts cut into pieces (can use canned chicken I prefer Costco's brand)
1 cup of sour cream
2 can of cream of chicken soup (can use 1 large can instead)
1 box of pasta of choice
1 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tsp of garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste


Cook chicken till tender, add soup and sour cream and salt and pepper.
In another pan boil water to cook pasta.

Once pasta is done. Add to chicken sour cream mixture. Stir well.