Thursday, November 12, 2009

French Toast "attempted Pancake Pantry style"

So my BFF is on "house rest" (house arrest..hehe) until sweet Adeline is born. I had a day off and took the opportunity to come over and cook her breakfast and keep her company. I haven't updated this and probably only have one follower left (hi Angela) so here it is. This french toast is wonderful!!!

French Toast adapted from Food Alton Brown


1 cup half-and-half
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons honey, warmed in microwave for 20 seconds
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 (1/2-inch) slices day-old french bread
4 tablespoons butter

(I also added some Cinnamon to taste and confectioners sugar for looks, well and taste too)

In medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the half-and-half, eggs, honey, and salt. When ready to cook, pour custard mixture into a pie pan and set aside.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Dip bread into mixture, allow to soak for 30 seconds on each side, and then remove to a cooling rack that is sitting in a sheet pan, and allow to sit for 1 to 2 minutes.
Over medium-low heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a 10-inch nonstick saute pan. Place 2 slices of bread at a time into the pan and cook until golden brown, approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove from pan and place on rack in oven for 5 minutes. Repeat with all 8 slices.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Enchilada Roll-Ups...mmmmmm

I also saw these on Stephanie's blog, I just absolutely love her blog. She makes stuff that Jason would eat. I improvised this a little, just left some stuff out, that's all. But they were just as good. I will be making these again. I am going to post her recipe and put to the side what I omitted.
Enchilada Roll-Ups
2 8-oz. packages cream cheese, softened
1 1/3 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
1 teaspoon garlic, finely minced
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
cayenne pepper to taste
salt to taste
1 large can chunk white chicken breast, shredded
1/2 bunch cilantro, chopped (I omitted)
4 green onions, chopped (I omitted)
10-oz. can Rotel tomatoes
1 package jalapeno cheddar tortillas (I used regular, that is what I had on hand)

Mix cheeses together until well blended.
Add all remaining ingredients and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
Place one heaping spoonful onto tortilla.-Spread to edges using a metal spatula.
Roll and cut into slices.
See that's all, easy as pie, and soooo good too.

Laughing Cow Chicken

I saw this recipe a Looooong time ago on Stephanie's blog and have been wanting to make it forever. This is such a great easy chicken recipe and healthy too. I highly suggest you go laugh and get some cheese slap it on some chicken and gobble it up!

Laughing Cow Chicken

Source: Macaroni and Cheesecake

Ingredients6 Tyson thinly sliced chicken breasts (or 3 regular sized chicken breasts pounded thin & cut in half)
6 wedges laughing cow light cheese
1/4-1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning(to taste)
1/4-1/2 tsp. garlic powder (to taste)cooking spray
1/2 cup bread crumbs
dash dried parsley flakes
dash grated Parmesan cheese


Lay each chicken breast flat. Combine the laughing cow, garlic powder, & Italian seasonings (if you prefer you can just use garlic & herb laughing cow instead of the light).
Spread mixture evenly over one side of the chicken breast(feel free to adjust amount of cheese used per your taste).
Roll up and seal with toothpicks.

Meanwhile, mix together bread crumbs, parsley, and Parmesan cheese in a shallow dish.
Spray the chicken with cooking spray and cover with bread crumb mixture. Place on baking sheet.

Bake on 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes, and then broil until crust is golden brown. Remove toothpicks & serve.

Pioneer Woman's Quick Apple Tart

This was one of the easiest little desserts to make. I happened to have some Pastry Puff around so I got to make this for our Youth 2:42 group one night, I think they liked it. I gave the other to my neighbor and it was a hit over there.

Quick & Easy Apple Tart

1 sheet puffed pastry, cut into half OR thirds

3 to 4 apples, cored, halved, and sliced (but not peeled)

1 cup brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 415 degrees.
Place puffed pastry rectangles onto a baking pan that’s been sprayed with nonstick spray.
Add sugar and salt to apples. Stir to combine. Allow to sit for a few minutes.
Arrange apple slices on the pastry rectangles in a straight line, overlapping as you go.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until pastry is puffed and golden brown.
Remove from pan immediately and place on a serving platter. Serve plain, with caramel topping, whipped cream, or a sprinkling of powdered sugar.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sorry it's been soooo long!

I have three recipes I need to blog. I went to upload pictures just the other night and it didn't load my pictures right. I haven't cooked too much, but I just wanted to let everyone know that all is good and I have some recipes to give ya.

Hope everyone is having a great summer and sunburn free!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ok this is some of the best stuff I've had. I got this recipe from Beth from church. She is awesome for bringing this to bible study that one night, I've made it like 3 times in a month. Mmmmmmm Good!

1 pkg (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened

1/2 c. Any flavor Frank's Redhot Sauce (I use "Buffalo")

1/2 c. Blue Cheese Dressing

1/2 c. Blue Cheese crumbles (I left this out)

2 c. Cooked Chicken, shredded

(I doubled everything except the redhot sauce)

Mix ingredients in deep baking dish or pie plate.

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until hot (Serve with ritz crackers or tortilla chips)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Cupcakes...gone mini!

Bakerella's Cupcake Bites

Boy are these the cutest things ever! I had a blast making them, even though they took up most my day. They were so worth it! I was calling these a "Cake Ball in Disguise"

What you need....
1 box cake mix- whatever flavor you want to use for the filling (Cook as directed)(and I used strawberry)

1 can frosting (I used Cream Cheese frosting)

1 package of chocolate almond bark

Squeeze bottle

Sprinkles and M&M's for decoration

Bake cake as directed on box and let cool. After the cake cools mix the cake and frosting together in a large bowl. I froze mine for about 30 minutes to an hour. Once firm roll cake mixture into balls and set aside. Freeze those up for a little bit, maybe 15 to 20 minutes. Get candy molds ready to set the cake balls in. Melt the almond bark and put in squeeze bottle. Squeeze about half to 3/4 full of the candy mold, then set a cake ball into mold. (it will form the bottom of the cupcake)

Let those freeze up just a bit. While those are freezing melt the Colored Candy Melts in microwave to the directed time. Then dip the bites into the colored candy molds and while they are still melted, sprinkle the sprinkles on top and then dollop with a M&M. They make the cutest little desserts that everyone will have a fit over. Time consuming but so much fun to make!

Check out Bakerellas website, she has some of the cutest things she does with little cake pops.