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Monday, April 30, 2012

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Jack

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Weeknight Dinner Rolls

Weeknight Dinner Rolls - you can have homemade rolls any night of the week! This recipe is ready in under an hour!

I am not a big bread maker.  It takes too long to make homemade bread, and I just don't have hours to wait during the week. I stumbled across this recipe on Pinterest for quick yeast rolls and decided to give it a shot.

Wow!  These were a huge hit.  Chicken Legs was amazed at how quick and easy these rolls were.   He tells everyone about them - seriously!  Not only are they super quick and easy, they taste great!  They are especially tasty slathered with honey butter. Give them a try tonight; I promise you won't be disappointed.

Weeknight Dinner Rolls - you can have homemade rolls any night of the week! This recipe is ready in under an hour!


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mediterranean Chicken Pasta

Mediterranean Chicken Pasta - Greek marinated grilled chicken served on top of pasta, marinara and feta. The chicken was so tender and delicious! Everyone loved this simple pasta dish! Serve with a salad and some crusty garlic bread.

One of our favorite appetizers is Baked Feta - feta cheese baked in marinara.  I've been trying to think of how to incorporate it into a main dish, and I came up with this Mediterranean Chicken Pasta.  It is pasta, feta, marinara and grilled Greek chicken.  The chicken was marinated in herbed Greek yogurt and olive oil mixture.  It was the most tender chicken we've ever had and could be a meal in itself.  We both agreed that this was a keeper.  Enjoy!

Mediterranean Chicken Pasta - Greek marinated grilled chicken served on top of pasta, marinara and feta. The chicken was so tender and delicious! Everyone loved this simple pasta dish! Serve with a salad and some crusty garlic bread.


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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Chocolate Toffee Cake


This cake is uh-mazing!  It is basically a chocolate version of our favorite Butterfinger Cake.  Just like the Butterfinger Cake, this Chocolate Toffee Cake is simple to make and is super delicious.  I made this over the weekend and had to take the leftovers to work so we didn't eat it all ourselves.  It was gone in no time.  This cake is a real crowd pleaser!




Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Meatball and Ricotta Pizza



If you follow my blog, you know that pizza is one of my all-time favorite foods.  I could eat it every day and never get tired of it  This pizza was inspired by our recent trip to Vegas.  I saw this on the menu at one of the places we ate lunch and made a note to whip it up when we got home.

OMG - delicious!!  I absolutely loved this pizza - especially the creamy ricotta on top.  I used my favorite weeknight pizza dough recipe and some frozen meatballs because I was out of homemade meatballs.  This is a new favorite!




Monday, April 23, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

Crescent Taco Bake

Crescent Taco Bake Recipe - Taco Meat, rotel and velveeta baked in crescent rolls - super quick and easy Mexican recipe. Only 5 ingredients! Top with your favorite taco toppings.

Mexican casseroles are one of our favorite weeknight meals.  This recipe uses crescent rolls and Velveeta cheese - YUM!  It was super easy to make and tasted fantastic.  I especially loved all the ooey gooey cheese.  We topped our taco bake with some sour cream, salsa and jalapeños for a little extra kick.  The only change I might make next time is to mix the Velveeta into the meat mixture and add some black beans.

Crescent Taco Bake Recipe - Taco Meat, rotel and velveeta baked in crescent rolls - super quick and easy Mexican recipe. Only 5 ingredients! Top with your favorite taco toppings.


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lasagna Biscuit Cups

Lasagna Biscuit Cups Recipe - all the flavors of lasagna baked in a yummy biscuit cup! Cottage cheese or ricotta, mozzarella,   sausage or hamburger, spaghetti sauce baked in a biscuit muffin cup. Seriously amazing!  All the flavors of lasagna without all the work!

Lasagna is one of my all-time favorite foods, but it isn't an easy weeknight meal.  My homemade lasagna is usually an all-day process, so I came up with this quick alternative.  These lasagna biscuit cups have all the flavor of lasagna without all the work.  I used cottage cheese in this dish, but you can substitute ricotta cheese if you aren't a cottage cheese fan.  We both absolutely loved this dish.  I could have eaten the whole batch by myself.  They were also good reheated for lunch the next day.
Lasagna Biscuit Cups Recipe - all the flavors of lasagna baked in a yummy biscuit cup! Cottage cheese or ricotta, mozzarella,   sausage or hamburger, spaghetti sauce baked in a biscuit muffin cup. Seriously amazing!  All the flavors of lasagna without all the work!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Ham & Gruyere Quiche

Ham and Gruyere Quiche - eggs, milk, sour cream ham, gruyere cheese - can assemble & freeze for later! SO good! We love it for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Believe it or not, Chicken Legs is a huge quiche fan.  I haven't made one in a while, so I thought this was the perfect way to use up the last bit of our Easter ham.  This quiche was amazing!  It was light and fluffy and wonderfully creamy.  Chicken Legs said he could have eaten the whole thing himself.  Don't worry - he didn't.  We had some leftover for lunch the next day and it was even better! Chicken Legs has requested that I make two quiches next time so we have plenty of leftovers.

Ham and Gruyere Quiche - eggs, milk, sour cream ham, gruyere cheese - can assemble & freeze for later! SO good! We love it for breakfast, lunch or dinner.


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Dijon Balsamic Grilled Chicken

Dijon Balsamic Grilled Chicken - chicken marinated in dijon mustard, balsamic, lemon, garlic, rosemary and olive oil - can whisk together  and  refrigerate overnight for a quick dinner. This chicken is full of amazing flavor! We made it two days in a row!

This is another Tasty Kitchen find.  It was so good that we had it twice in one week. You can taste the dijon mustard, so if you aren't a fan, you might want to cut the mustard in half.  This marinade was very simple to make.  I had everything in the pantry to make it - no special trip to the grocery store required!  The recipe below makes enough for 10-12 chicken breasts.  We used this marinade on chicken, but we will be trying it on a pork tenderloin next time. 

Dijon Balsamic Grilled Chicken - chicken marinated in dijon mustard, balsamic, lemon, garlic, rosemary and olive oil - can whisk together  and  refrigerate overnight for a quick dinner. This chicken is full of amazing flavor! We made it two days in a row!


Monday, April 16, 2012

Friday, April 13, 2012

Football Friday - Bacon Cheeseburger Puffs

Bacon Cheeseburger Puffs - all the flavors of a bacon cheeseburger in bite-size form! Hamburger, bacon, cheese, bisquick - can bake and freezer for a quick snack later. These don't last long at parties!

Tomorrow is A-Day here in Alabama.  For you non-college football fans, A-Day is the spring football game for Auburn and Alabama.  It seems like just yesterday we were watching all the National Champtionship game!  I know everyone is itching to get back to the stadium and tailgate with friends and family. We certainly are!  Here is a great recipe for your tailgate this weekend - Bacon Cheeseburger Puffs.  All the flavors of a bacon cheeseburger in bite-size form.  The best part is they taste delicious!  These puffs can be made in advance and frozen until you need them.  They are not only a great tailgating snack, they are wonderful for lunch, dinner.

Bacon Cheeseburger Puffs - all the flavors of a bacon cheeseburger in bite-size form! Hamburger, bacon, cheese, bisquick - can bake and freezer for a quick snack later. These don't last long at parties!


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mushroom Swiss Burgers

Mushroom Swiss Burgers Recipe -  hamburgers topped with swiss cheese and delicious sautéed mushrooms. One of the best burgers we've had!

We had some leftover baby swiss cheese from the Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole, and I decided to make these mushroom swiss burgers.  I sautéed the mushrooms while Chicken Legs grilled the burgers.  We used the same burger recipe from our Cadillac Burger and they tasted delicious!  Chicken Legs loves mushrooms and he especially loved them on this burger.  We always keep some frozen hamburger patties in the freezer for a quick weeknight meal.

Mushroom Swiss Burgers Recipe -  hamburgers topped with swiss cheese and delicious sautéed mushrooms. One of the best burgers we've had!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Creamy No-Boil Macaroni and Cheese

Creamy No-Boil Macaroni and Cheese - cottage cheese, milk, dijon mustard, cayenne, nutmeg, salt, pepper, sharp cheddar cheese and macaroni - Everything cooks in the same pan, even the pasta! Can make the cheese mixture ahead of time and add noodles right before baking. Our FAVORITE Mac and Cheese recipe!

Mac and cheese is one of my favorite side dishes.  I believe we actually consider it to be a vegetable in the South.  I found this recipe on the New York Times website.  It caught my eye because it uses cottage cheese and it doesn't require the noodles to be precooked.  I mixed up the cheese mixture the night before and just added the noodles right before I baked it.  It was so simple to make and it tasted delicious!  It tasted just like Southern macaroni and cheese is suppose to taste.  Don't worry if you don't like cottage cheese; I couldn't taste it.  It just added a really nice creaminess to the whole dish. 

Creamy No-Boil Macaroni and Cheese - cottage cheese, milk, dijon mustard, cayenne, nutmeg, salt, pepper, sharp cheddar cheese and macaroni - Everything cooks in the same pan, even the pasta! Can make the cheese mixture ahead of time and add noodles right before baking. Our FAVORITE Mac and Cheese recipe!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Chicken Fajita Wraps

Monday, April 9, 2012

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