Archive for May, 2011

May 28th, 2011

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

We are definitely at that time when school and extra curricular activities are winding down and summer is beginning.  This seems to be a super busy time of year for most families.  I have 3 young children at home and so there is always something going on at our house.  It is nice to have recipes that are quick and easy to make for my family.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

oil for browning chicken
2 chicken breasts, diced into 1 inch pieces
family size cream of chicken soup
8 oz. sour cream
1 cup water
2 cups cheddar cheese,

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May 21st, 2011

Bruschetta with Fresh Tomato and Basil

Fresh Tomatoes and Basil – Tastes like Summer!

So here it is the 21st of May and I just picked little Roma Tomatoes from my back yard!  I had to do something fun with them.  Last week I was talking with my mom who lives in Washington and she said she was just getting ready to put some tomatoes out.   When I told her my tomatoes were just ready to pick she was so envious!  I also have some fresh basil out there- so bruschetta it is!

Spring comes early in Texas . . . sometimes it doesn’t really last

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May 13th, 2011

Chocolate Chip Pie


 As if you need an excuse to bake cookie dough in a pie!  Did you know that May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Day?  {Me either}  What a perfect excuse to bake this Nestle Toll House Classic. . . Toll House Cookies in a Pie – Brilliant!

First a little background for your Chocolate Chip Day Celebration:  The story goes that back in 1930, Ruth Wakefield (owner of the Toll House Inn, Whitman, Massachusetts), was making chocolate cookies and ran out of regular baker’s chocolate; as a substitute she added broken pieces of Nestle semi-sweet chocolate thinking that they

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May 6th, 2011

Mexican Rice with Cotija Cheese

For years I have searched for a delicious and easy mexican rice.  I tried every box at my grocery store; I tried every recipe I came across and nothing was really what I was looking for.  Either they were time consuming to make or the flavor wasn’t what I was looking for.  This one is quick and easy to make and tastes delicious.  The biggest difference between this recipe and all the others is the cotija cheese.  Of course this can be left out for whatever reason, but the cheese really does make all the difference .

Mexican Rice with

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May 5th, 2011

Honey Lime Enchiladas

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we thought we would post this recipe for what we consider the Best Enchiladas ever!  There are so many  types of enchiladas (which are all really good);  however, with all the different combinations of meat, sauces, and spices, we love this mild, creamy blend of chicken and cheese with a hint of lime and honey.  (Anything with real cream is good-right?)   If you love enchiladas, you’ll want to try this version.  If enchiladas aren’t your favorite, try these and you might just change your mind.

Honey Lime Enchiladas

Note:  Prepare the Chicken the day

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Caramel Potatoes

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