Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Brown Sugar Squares

Brown Sugar Squares

1 egg
1 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease an 8-inch square pan.

Stir together egg, sugar, and vanilla in a bowl. Sift together the flour, soda, and salt in another bowl. Quickly stir into egg mixture. Add nuts and spread in pan. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Cookies should be soft in center, will harden a little as they cool. Cut into squares.


(picture from beckyhiggins.com)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Honey-Mustard Glazed Chicken

I stumbled upon this recipe and thought I would give it a try. The best thing is you have most of the ingredients on hand. Another great thing is that it's easy to switch things around. You can have turkey instead of chicken, you can make a bunch of drumsticks, a couple breasts or a whole roaster. If you don't like how sweet the glaze is, add a little more Dijon mustard. I hope your family likes it as much as we did.

Honey-Mustard Glazed Chicken

2 pounds of your favorite cut of chicken, boned or boneless*
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 recipe Honey Mustard Glaze

Honey Mustard Glaze-- In a bowl stir together:
¼ cup honey
1 tablespoon Dijon-Style mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon butter, melted.

1. Place chicken, bone side down, in shallow roasting pan. Brush with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

2. Roast chicken, uncovered, in a 325° oven for 1 ¼ to 1 ½ hours or until juices run clear and chicken is no longer pink (170°), brushing with Honey-Mustard Glaze several times during the last 15 minutes of roasting. heat any remaining glaze. Serve warm glaze with chicken.

*Boneless chicken never takes as long to cook, so be sure to adjust your cook time.


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Southwest-Style Chicken Burgers

I tried this recipe tonight and it will easily become a family favorite. Scott and I both loved this recipe and the best thing is it's a healthy burger. These burgers are full of flavor and you can adjust the heat to your likings. I hope your family enjoys it as much as we did.

This recipe says to use the broiler but I just plugged in my George Foreman Grill.

Southwest-Style Chicken Burgers

1 slightly beaten egg
1/4 cup finely crushed nacho-flavor or plain tortilla chips
3 tablespoons finely chopped green sweet pepper
3/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound uncooked ground chicken
2 oz Pepper Jack cheese, sliced
4 hamburger buns, toasted
4 lettuce leaves
1/ 4 cup bottled salsa

1. In a medium bowl combine egg, tortilla chips, green pepper, chili powder, salt, and black pepper. Add chicken; mix well. (mixture will be wet). Shape chicken mixture into four 3/4 inch-thick round patties.

2. Place patties on the unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 4 inches from the heat 14-18 minutes or until no longer pink, turning once halfway through broiling time. Top burger with cheese. Broil for 1 minute more or until cheese melts.

3. Serve burgers on toasted rolls; top with lettuce and salsa (and avocado if you like).


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Taco Soup

I know reading through the ingredients it seems like a VERY odd combination but give this one a try; you will be glad you did. This is a family favorite, this recipe makes so much so it's great for gatherings.

Taco Soup

Split chicken breast, cooked, off the bone

Half of chicken broth, from cooking the chicken

2 cans of diced tomatoes

2 small cans of Rotel tomatoes

2 or 3 cans of white pinto beans

1 taco seasoning packs

1 packs of Ranch Dressing Mix

2 cans of sweet corn drained

1 Onion, dices

1 tsp garlic powder

1 cup diced celery

Sour Cream, for garnish

Shredded Cheese, for garnish

Tortilla Chips, for serving

Once your chicken is off the bone place in a stock pot or slow cooker along with remaining ingredients. Simmer until desired temperature is reached.

Top with sour cream and cheese

Serve with tortilla chips.


(picture from recipetips.com)