Sunday, October 28, 2012

Easy Cheesy Stuffed Peppers

MMM This is obviously an all time favorite of many people so this recipe isn't a variation but just how I throw the meal together quickly...

1 lb Ground turkey
1T Worcestershire sauce
 1/2 t italian seasoning
1/2t garlic powder
1 jar sauce
4 large red bell peppers tops and seeds removed
2 slices of American cheese


Pre-heat oven to 375*, use large skillet on medium heat and add ground turkey, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder and italian seasoning, mix until turkey is cooked throughout.
Spray a glass oven safe pan with cooking spray and add 1/2c of sauce to cover bottom of pan.  Place 4 peppers in the pan standing up and using a large spoon fill 1/2 way with ground turkey mixture. Rip cheese slices into quarters and put 1 square in each pepper on top of turkey mixture, layer more turkey on top of cheese until pepper is full, with second square of American cheese rip into quarters again and place on top of turkey mixture, pressing down a bit to seal top of pepper. Bake for 45 minutes...
Around 25 minutes left for the peppers to bake I am putting rice on the stove as a side.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Crockpot Cheesy Chicken Tacos

I found this recipe on for crockpot chicken so I made it, however as usual when I go to make tacos we have no taco seasoning so here is my take and it's awesome!!

1 jar of mild salsa (or temperature to your likeing)
2 thawed and trimmed chicken breasts
1 jar of black beans
1T paprika
1T cumin
1t garlic powder
1t black pepper
1cup of mozzarella cheese

Pam crockpot (make it easier for cleaning later)
Mix salsa, chicken, spices and black beans in crockpot and stir with a spoon. Cook for 6-8 hours on low or 4-6 hours on high.

5 minutes before serving mix in 1cup of mozzarella cheese

I also cooked a side of yellow rice.
Top with your faves

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dijon Chicken with Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans

My grandmother made this recipe a month or two ago and I can't seem to find the recipe posted online. She said she got it out of Good Housekeeping magazine from 2003.

4 Chicken breasts trimmed
1 Bag of small red potatoes
1lb of fresh green beans
2T Dijon mustard
2T Olive oil
1t Black pepper
1/4cup Dijon mustard

Heat oven to 375*
In a large mixing bowl mix the 2T dijon mustard, olive oil and black pepper. Clean the potatoes and green beans, trimming ends as needed. Toss the potatoes and beans into the mixture of mustard, oil and pepper.
Place the mixture in a large casserole dish. In the mixing bowl add the 4 chicken breasts and 1/4cup of dijon mustard. Toss until chicken has been slathered.
Place chicken breasts on top of the veggies in the casserole dish
Cook for 35-40minutes until the chicken juices run clear.

Cookies and Cream Frappe

So I am a very observant person and took it upon myself to learn the recipe for the cookie and cream frappe at Wegmans. Here is what I have gathered thus far and then created... if you also have been an eager beaver and tried to re-create their recipe let me know!!

16oz cup
Ice cubes (about 1 to 1 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup milk
4 sandwich cookies of your choice
2 T vanilla pudding
Whipped Cream

Fill cup with ice cubes, add milk to the cup, the milk should be about 1/2 way up the cup with ice in the cup. Pour mixture into a blender. Add 4 cookies of your choice (I used the Wegmans Vanilla Sandwich Cookies as well as the Wegmans Chocolate Sandwich Cookies) Add 2T of vanilla pudding.

Put your blender on pulse or blend to break the ice into small chips that won't get stuck in a straw
Top it with whipped cream!