Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Lovin' from the oven!

This recipe is copied from:

Such a cute idea and perfect for Valentine's Day!

Nothing says lovin' like warm cinnamon rolls from the oven! How about some luscious easy-as-pie heart-shaped cinnamon rolls for your sweetie this Valentines Day? Yum! You can use any cinnamon roll recipe you want--you can even grab a loaf of frozen Rhodes bread dough if you really want to make it easy.

Dough Ingredients:
(or use a loaf of frozen bread dough, let is rise, and join us at assembly directions)
Dry ingredients
2 cups unsifted unbleached floured
¼ c sugar
1 Tbs salt
2 packages of active dry yeast

In sauce pan heat up (until just warm, not boiling):
2 ¼ c. milk
¼ c. cooking oil

Dough Directions:
Mix dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Add 1 egg to flour mixture along with warmed liquid from sauce pan.
Beat it for 30 sec. on low speed, followed by 3 minutes on medium speed.
By hand, gradually stir in 4-5 cups of flour to make a soft dough.
Kneed it on a floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 1 minute.
After kneeding let it rise covered in a warm place until doubled (45-60 minutes).

Assembly Directions:
Punch down dough. Separate dough into two equal portions. Roll out to form two large squares (about 9 x 11 inches). Spread ¼ c. melted butter on top of dough. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar to heart’s desire (be generous with cinnamon and sugar).
Starting at each long end, roll the dough tightly in a roll toward the center. Pinch the seam shut.
Slice rolls with dental floss about 1 ½ inches thick. Pinch bottom to form heart shape. Place on greased cookie sheets. Cover and let rise for another 45-60 minutes.
Bake for 13-18 minutes at 350 degrees. Frost with your favorite icing tinted with just a drop of red food coloring.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Spice Up Your Life!

Salida De Fuego

What You Need

28 oz whole can tomatoes
2 tablespoons of minced garlic
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of salt
2 jalapeno peppers
1/4 cup of cilantro

Make It
Drain whole tomatoes
Place half of the tomatoes in blender
Place garlic, lemon juice and salt in next
Quarter jalapeno peppers and throw them in (increase or decrease to taste)
Add cilantro (make sure stems are removed)
Place remaining tomatoes in blender
Turn on the blender and mix it up

1. After salsa is mixed, you can chill the salsa in the refrigerator for an hour to let the flavor brew.
2. We use canned jalapenos in our salsa. The fresh ones have too much a bell peppery taste.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Golden Chicken Nuggets

My hubby and I make these a lot. They're yummy! The recipe is from www.recipesecrets.com

What You Need
1 envelope Lipton® Recipe Secrets® Golden Onion Soup Mix
1/2 cup plain dry bread crumbs
1-1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 Tbsp. of butter

Make It

Preheat oven to 425°
In small bowl, combine Lipton® Recipe Secrets® Golden Onion Soup Mix and bread crumbs. Dip chicken in bread crumb mixture until evenly coated.

On lightly greased baking sheet, arrange chicken; drizzle with butter.

Bake, turning once, 15 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Burrito Skillet

What You Need

1/2 pound ground beef
1 cup salsa
1 can kidney beans, drained
1 cup shredded cheese
6 soft taco sized tortillas
Sour cream
Green onions chopped (optional)

Make It
In a large skillet, brown the ground beef and drain
the fat. Add the salsa and beans and stir. Bring to
boil. You might need to add a little water if your
salsa is chunkier and not as juicy. Reduce heat to
med. low for about 7 minutes to soften the beans.
While that is cooking, cut the tortillas in the 1 inch
squares. Stir those in and cook for another 5
minutes until they are soft. Sprinkle the cheese on
top and cover to melt the cheese.

Serve out of the skillet. Top with sour cream and

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Another Awesome Marinade

My hubby and I tried Jack Daniel's Mesquite marinade a few months ago and all I can say is WOW! It's awesome! The marinade comes in a bag and all you do is add the meat! SO GOOD and SO EASY!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Mesquite Chicken

My hubby introduced me to this wonderful meal. He and his family would use McCormick's Mesquite marinade for chicken. It has the BEST flavor! It's so incredibly easy and makes your whole house smell so so good!

What You Need
1/4 cup of McCormick's Grill Mates Mesquite Marinade
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/8 cup of water
1/8 cup of vegetable oil

Make It

Combine marinade mix with water and oil in glass dish or large plastic bag
Add meat, turning to coat all sides. Marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes - longer for stronger flavor.
Grill or bake until done. Discard any leftover marinade.
Add your favorite sides!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Chicken Pillows

I know it's been awhile since I've posted any good food recipes. Things have been pretty busy around here with the holidays. I'm going to do my best to post at least 2 recipes a week throughout this holiday season... This scrumptious recipe comes from my big sis, Stacy. It is extremely tasty and addicting - anything with cream cheese is yum!

What You Need
2 cooked and shredded chicken breasts
2 cans of crescent rolls
1 8oz of cream cheese
1/2 cup of chopped green onions (optional)

1 can cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk

Make It
Mix together cooked, shredded chicken, cream
cheese and onions in a bowl. Roll out crescent
rolls. Add tbs of chicken mixture on the largest
end of the roll. Then roll it up and pinch ends to
keep mixture from leaking out. Place on cookie
sheet and bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes or until
golden brown.

Heat together the cream of chicken soup, milk, and
sour cream. Keep stirring so it doesn't scorch the
bottom. Poor over the top of the pillows when

Makes 16 pillows