have eaten it with just plain bread. Peanut Butter is just so messy and sticky and hard to eat - for me at least. For a side I made some tater tots (leftover from Pizza Totter recipe) and I thought they went nicely together. I wouldn't say that they "ROCK" but the sandwiches were easy to make and still tasted good. Thumbs up!
bacon really set it up to win. From past experience, this pizza crust is my favorite: it's both crunchy and soft in the right portions. I'm going to say this recipe is a thumbs up in my book.
Pizza Tot Casserole
Oh My goodness. I think I may have found the next recipe to be considered my favorite! This Pizza Tot Casserole is so delicious, I don't mind eating leftovers everyday for the remainder of the week. And it was so simple to prepare. Just add the meat and veggies to a skillet and brown, mix with pasta sauce (which I was lucky enough to have in my pantry since I read the wrong recipe prior to going to the store). Put it all in a casserole dish along with frozen tater tots and bake! It was so simple, I should make casseroles more often, no wonder people love to make
Midwest - Casserole
Iced Coffee Latte
Flipping through the book, I decided it was time to start making some of the drink recipes. 1. because I'm sure they are all fairly simple and easy to make and 2. they just sound good. So I'm starting with the Iced Coffee Latte. I'll be the first to say that I'm not a fan of using condensed milk, not because it doesn't taste good (it does) but because it's just a pain to work with. It took me a while to get it out of the can, and even when I did I had made a complete mess. It's also difficult to stir it up with the rest of the ingredients. I wish I would have just put it all in
Northeast - Drink - Coffee
Bacon Wrapped Cajun Jalapenos
I figured this recipe would be the perfect thing for a Super Bowl party. It was fairly easy to make. I made my own "Cajun" seasoning by mixing salt, pepper, red pepper, and oregano. I added this to the cream cheese and then followed the recipe. The only problem I have is it doesn't specify how much to cook the bacon before wrapping the jalapeno. I'm not sure it was "pre-cooked" long enough because the end product (after being in the over for more than a half hour) was still not 100% done. Not being a fan or cream cheese or jalapenos, I did not eat
Southwest - Appetizer
Arroz con Pollo
So I didn't exactly follow this recipe. I cooked the chicken breast separately in the oven until done. Processed the salsa per the recipe and added to a skillet along with cooked peas. In a separate pot I made the rice and when everything was warm just added it together on the plate. It turned out pretty good. The salsa I think was my favorite part. I put way too many peas, but what was I going to do with the extra half cup of peas? With only three chicken breasts, the salsa and peas really overwhelmed it, but I'm sure I can just use what's leftover and make some more
The recipe is no long available online - so here it goes:
1 can 14oz diced tomatoes, drained
1/2 cup chopped onion
4 garlic cloves, peeled
1 tsp salt (divided)
1/2 tsp dried Mexican oregano
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 pepper (divided)
1 broiler/fryer chicken, (3-4 lbs) cut up
3 tbsp canola oil (divided)
1 1/2 cups uncooked long grain rice
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup frozen peas
- In a blender, combine tomatoes, onion, garlic, 1/2 tsp salt, oregano, chili powder, and 1/4 tsp pepper; cover and process until smooth and set aside.
- Sprinkle chicken with remaining salt and pepper. In large skillet, cook the chicken over medium heat in 2 tbsp oil for 10 minutes (or until lightly browned). Remove and keep warm. In same skillet, saute rice for 2 minutes. Stir in broth.
- In a pan, heat remaining oil and add tomato mixture. Bring to boil; cook and stir for 4 minutes. Stir in rice and bring to boil.
- Arrange chicken in the pan and reduce heat to medium; cover and cook for 25-30 minutes. Stir in peas; cover and let stand for 4 minutes or until peas are heated through.
Southwest - Chicken
Dinner & a Movie
Bringing you food and drinks so that you can make movie night that much more delicious.
"Food is essential for life; therefore make it good"
Shannon does it Julie & Julia style as she cooks through a cookbook and shares thoughts and recipes along the way.