Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Amazing Apricot Chicken

Tonight for dinner I made this yummy chicken recipe. I found it on this blog The recipe is called Amazing Apricot Chicken. I served it with mashed potatoes, green beans, and rolls. Everyone loved it. The kids even wanted seconds. I invited my Dad, Mom and Sydney over for dinner too. It was very easy to make and I would highly recommend it.

8 boneless chicken breasts
1 (8 oz.) bottle Russian salad dressing
1 cup apricot jam
1 pkg. dry onion soup mix

Place chicken in a greased 9X13 baking pan. Combine dressing, jam, and onion soup mix and pour over chicken. Bake uncovered at 350 for an hour. Makes 8 servings.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Tortilla Soup

I went to a Christmas get together last night and my friend made this wonderful soup. Everyone asked for the recipe so I thought that I would share it with you. The avocado's and homemade tortilla strips made it extra yummy. My friend used flour tortillas but you can use corn too.

1 medium onion chopped
2-3 cloves of garlic minced
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
2 T vegetable oil
30 oz chicken broth
2 cups cubed chicken breast (cooked)
1 cup salsa
1 7oz can corn (drained)
1 can pinto beans (rinsed and drained)
6 tortillas (corn or flour)
oil for frying
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 cup cilantro (chopped)
2 T lime juice
1 avocado sliced
1/2 cup grated monterey jack cheese

cook onion, garlic, and red pepper in oil. Stir in chicken broth, salsa, corn, beans, and chicken. Heat through.

Meanwhile cut tortillas in thin strips and fry in oil until crisp.

Just before serving add: cumin, 1/2 cilantro, and lime juice to soup.

Ladle soup into bowls and top with cilantro, cheese, avocado and tortilla strips. You can also add sour cream if you like.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

The Yummiest Chocolate Chip Cookies

I found this yummy recipe on my friend Chantri's blog. She said that the cookies don't come out flat so I knew I had to try it. She was right they were not flat at all and they were very good. My family gobbled them up. Thanks Chantri for sharing this wonderful recipe with me.

Friday, November 30, 2007

Pizza Soup

I am going to start posting some of my families favorite recipes. My family loves soup. This recipe I got from my friend Michelle. My kids love it. I have to double and sometimes triple this recipe. I serve it with garlic bread.

Pizza Soup

by Michelle Elison

1 lb browned ground beef
1 small diced onion
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 diced bell pepper
1 28oz can tomato's
1 cup beef broth
1 cup pepperoni
1 tsp basil

Add all ingredients in a soup pan, heat through, and serve.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Cheesy Potatoes

I always double or even triple this recipe so that I can have leftovers. If anyone loves potatoes you will love this dish.

1 pkg. frozen home-style hashbrown potatoes
1/2 med. onion, chopped
1 cube butter
1 pt. sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
french fried onions

Thaw potatoes. Heat butter, sour cream, soup, and cheese in saucepan until melted. Mix potatoes and onions, add cheese mixture. Put in casserole dish. Top with french fried onions. Bake at 350* for 45 min.

****This can also be cooked in the crockpot.

Creamed Corn

This recipe is one of my very favorites at Thanksgiving.

2 pkgs frozen corn
1 c whipping cream
1 c milk
1 t salt
2 T sugar
pinch of white pepper
2 T melted butter
2 T flour

Combine first 6 ingredients in a pot; bring to a boil. Simmer 5 minutes. Blend melted butter and flour in a separate bowl. Add to corn mixture. Mix well. Remove from heat. May be made ahead and reheated.

Pistachio Pie

This pie is my Aunt Lindy's specialty. It has become a tradition at all holiday gatherings.

1 cube butter
1 c flour
1/4 c sugar
1 c nuts

Cut until forms consistency for crust and press on bottom of large pie plate. Bake at 350* for 20 minutes until very light brown. Cool.

1 8 oz pkg cream cheese
1 c powdered sugar
2 c whipped topping
2 pkgs instant pistachio pudding
3 c milk
slivered almonds

Cream sugar and cheese together and add 1 cup of the whipped topping. Layer on bottom of crust.
Mix the puddings and milk and layer over cheese mixture. Spread remaining whipped topping over that and sprinkle with nuts.
Refrigerate over night.


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