Saturday, July 9, 2011

Teriyaki Lettuce Wraps

We had these tonight since they are a little lighter and it has been so hot! They were delicious. It really was just me and my hubs so if they were for anymore I would for sure double the recipe since I will just for the two of us next time :). I added some soy sauce when the chicken was almost cooked and I added some pecans in with the mushrooms for more crunch. I left out the garlic and onions and water chestnuts. We also didn't really use the "special sauce" even though I made it, so I would say that is definitely optional.
Here is the link:

I used
3 T. oil
2 big chicken breasts
1 c. mushrooms chopped
1 c. pecans

Stir Fry Sauce
2 T. soy sauce
2 T. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. rice wine vinegar

Make the Stir Fry Sauce while you fry up the chicken in the oil. When it is almost cooked add a little soy sauce. Take out the chicken and while you cut the chicken, saute the mushrooms and after they start sweating add the pecans. Add the chicken back in and add the Stir Fry sauce. Serve in lettuce leaves rolled up.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Chocolate Banana Caramel Cupcake

We had these yummy cupcakes for my birthday! Go check out my blog to see the recipe

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Quick Pork Tacos

We had these for dinner tonight and they were one of those throw together meals that turn out fantastic so I had to post it so I can make it in the future. They had so much flavor-I had 5 of them :) I cooked a pork roast in the crockpot a few days ago with some water and beef bouillon until it was nice and tender. Then I (well the hubs did this part) put it in some freezer bags. So we used probably 2 cups shredded pork-I think chicken would be really yummy as well- and added 1/2 c. green salsa. and stirred together/heated up in a frying pan. Heat some corn tortillas-11 or 12- one at a time and melt some mozzarella (or Monterey Jack) in the center. Add some meat down the center and top with chopped avocado, sour cream, and lime juice. Roll up and enjoy! I also thought it would be yummy to make a creamy green chili sauce to put over the top and cook like enchiladas. I may try that when it is colder, but just as the tacos makes a great semi-light meal with some fruit.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sour Cream Noodle Bake

So I am not gonna take credit for finding this recipe.  It was all Shannon and She posted about it on Facebook.  So of course I did what I'm really good at doing, copying!!  Shannon found the recipe On the Pioneer Women.  I decided to make it tonight.  I knew when i saw the pictures that this would be something my kiddos would enjoy as well as Colin and I.  And I was right!!  Here is the link to the Pioneer Women. She is so good at step by step instructions with pictures.  So if you are like me and like to see the pictures then go there!!

 I did a few things different. I used whole wheat noodles, low fat cottage cheese, and fat free sour cream.  It was still super yummy!!  I also added some Italian seasoning to the tomato sauce.  And I didn't have green onions so I added yellow onion to my hamburger when I browned it.  And then I doubled it and made it in a 9x13.  My hubby gets to come home for lunch most days so we love leftovers for lunch.  Also as I was eating this I thought that this would be so easy to double and put in to 2 smaller pans and keep one for yourself and take one to whoever needs dinner for the night. Add a salad and some bread and you have  a Super Yummy dinner!!

also this is like lasagna and you need to let it set up for a few minutes so its not super runny!!

Sour Cream Noodle Bake

  • 1-¼ pound Ground Chuck
  • 1 can 15-ounces Tomato Sauce
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 8 ounces, weight Egg Noodles
  • ½ cups Sour Cream
  • 1-¼ cup Small Curd Cottage Cheese
  • ½ cups Sliced Green Onions (less To Taste)
  • 1 cup Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Brown ground chuck in a large skillet. Drain fat, then add tomato sauce. 1/2 teaspoon salt and plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Stir, then simmer while you prepare the other ingredients.
Cook egg noodles until al dente. Drain and set aside.
In a medium bowl, combine sour cream and cottage cheese. Add plenty of freshly ground black pepper. Add to noodles and stir. Add green onions and stir.
To assemble, add half of the noodles to a baking dish. Top with half the meat mixture, then sprinkle on half the grated cheddar. Repeat with noodles, meat, then a final layer of cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, or until all cheese is melted.
Serve with crusty French bread.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Holiday Recipes

So I have been thinking that it would be fun to have everyone post your favorite Holiday recipes. Anything from Thanksgiving dinner recipes to your favorite fall or Christmas baking recipes. And how about soups. We all know that it is definitely soup season!! Any fun new recipes?

I know everyone gets super busy this time of year, and most of us have had babies this year and Amanda yours is coming so very soon. But if you guys find a fun recipe please share!! And Thank you to you guys for adding posts even when I have been super bad at it. I promise to get better now that we are all moved in and I am finally getting back to a dinner schedule!!

I Can't wait to see all your fun recipes!!

Granola Bars

All I have to say is YUM! This is another recipe from one of my favorite blogs. From this blog I'm sure I've saved our family hundreds of dollars!
Often times I buy granola bars from the store, since with a good sale and some coupons I can get them for $1 or less for a box. I actually just stocked up, but decided to give this recipe a try and love it! I love the fact that this recipe is so versatile. I was able to use up cereal that I bought for under a dollar that is more adult cereal, and since I haven't been eating cereal very often for breakfast we haven't been going through it as fast.

Granola Bars

1/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. corn syrup
2/3 c. honey
1/4 c. butter
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. peanut butter
1 Tbs. vanilla

3 c. rice krispies (I didn't have any so I used chex)
3 c. other cereal ( I used raisin bran and oatmeal raisin crisp)
3 c. quick cooking oats (I didn't have any so I used regular oatmeal)
4 Tbs. flax (I didn't have this but I had some wheat germ)
1 1/2 c. raisins, craisins, etc. (I didn't add this much since I had some raisins in my cereal)
3/4 c. chocolate chips (I used 1/4 c. each of chocolate chips, white chips, and butterscotch chips)

In a large bowl combine the bottom group of ingredients, rice krispies through raisins, leave the chocolate chips out. Line a cookie sheet with foil and then spray lightly with cooking spray.
Combine brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, honey and salt in a saucepan. Heat until just boiling. Remove from heat and add vanilla and peanut butter. Mix until smooth.
Pour peanut butter mixture over cereal. Mix together until well combined. By the time you do this it should be cool enough to add chocolate chips so they won't melt.
Once mixed well pour onto cookie sheet. Spread evenly and press firmly. This is important so they won't crumble when you take them out. You can put a plastic baggie on your hand and spray it with cooking spray and then press it down. Cool completely. You can stick the tray in the freezer for an hour to two and then cut them. I put them in individual baggies, then put them in a large ziplock bag and have them in my freezer.
I hope you enjoy these as much we do!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Monkey Bars

Recently a local store had bananas on sale for $0.18 a pound, so I bought about 10 pounds (the max you could buy). Well I still had several on my counter starting to brown and decided to give this recipe a try from one of my favorite blogs to read. I also did like she said and froze them since I didn't need a cookie sheet full of treats around, and it also makes it very easy for packing lunch. I love the fact that this recipe using whole wheat flour! You can also make this with pumpkin instead of banana which I think would be super yummy too.

Monkey Bars

1 2/3 c. mashed bananas (about 5)
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. applesauce
1/4 c. milk
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 3/4 c. whole wheat flour
1 c. chocolate chips (I actually did 1/2 c. chocolate chips and 1/2 c. mini butterscotch chips)

Heat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.

Wisk together all the ingredients except flour and chocolate chips. Gradually add flour until just blended. Mix in half of the chocolate chips. Spread batter into cookie sheet and the sprinkle the rest of the chocolate chips on top.

Bake 15-20 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean.