Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Chicken Mozzarella

I wanted to share a great recipe I got from my
Valentine's Day Swap Cookbook

Here is the recipe

I had to improvise a little since I didn't have exactly what it called for.

I used stewed tomatoes I froze this past summer

The cheese I used was queso jalapeno it's very creamy and melts great

The spices I had on hand were

I cooked chicken breast

I deboned and took the skin off once it was cooked.
I covered and simmered the chicken chuncks, tomatoes, and spices for about 20 minutes.

I then added the cheese and continued to cook it until the cheese melted.

I served this with rice and greenbeans.

The revised recipe

I will definately be making this one again.
Maybe next time I can follow the recipe closer.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Help find a cure...

Help the ovarian cancer research fund and send a virtual cupcake!

Thanks Cindy

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


What you need

The star

I put the pork in a slow cooker on medium for about 6-8 hours.
The time really depends on the size of your pork.
You basically want it to fall apart when you try to take it out.

Once the pork is cooked, shred it into a large cooking pot.
This time I used the BBQ pulled pork seasoning.
Just follow the directions on the package and pour it over the pork.
Add the red wine vinegar, red pepper, salt, and pepper to taste.
I also add about 1 cup of the pork juice (not the fat) that was made while the pork was cooking.

Cook on low/medium heat about 30 minutes on the stove.
This allows the pork to soak up all those wonderful flavors you added.

Sometimes I just use different vinegars to flavor the pork, instead of the seasoning package.

Everyone seems to have an opinion on what is the best BBQ
(vinegar or ketchup based)

I like them all!

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Mr. C's Birthday Cake

What you need

I cut a piece for you

Hope you enjoy it

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Why I Love my Freezer Part 2

Yes you are seeing correctly a
72 oz bag of chocolate chips

So I decided to make cookies

Here is the recipe I use

This makes soft chocolate chip cookies

This is what you need

You really need a heavy duty mixer
the dough is very stiff

Before I had a heavy mixer
I used a fork

One trick I like to do with the chips so you get some in every bite

It also allows you cut down on the amount of chips you use

This recipe makes 6 dozen

I cooked 3 dozen

I made all the balls using one of these

And put 3 dozen back in the FREEZER

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Meet the Quilters...

Thursday night is Quilting Night.
This week we gathered at my house.

When we gather, we eat, we drink coffee, we laugh, we talk, and we craft.
Usually in that order.

The other day I posted here that I love my freezer.
Many people wondered why.

This is why (you can click any picture to enlarge it):

I had some blueberries frozen from when Mr. C and I went blueberry picking at a local blueberry farm.

I decided to make blueberry pie for the Quilters.
This is what you need

And this is the recipe

This is how it turned out

Everything is ready for the Quilters to come

After the eating and drinking we get down to business

GP is working on a piano bench cover

MS is working on a pinwheel quilt for one of her granddaughters

JD is working on a prayer shaw

I am working on my quilt for my parent's guest room

There are more "Quilters" who were not able to come this Thursday.

We saved you a piece of pie

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Yummy Recipes

I'm late on the recipe swap but what I have for you is worth the wait.
First lets start with
OREO Balls

1 package of Oreo cookies
1 package of cream cheese
2 packages of white chocolate chips

Put the cookies and cream cheese in a food processor and blend together. Next, melt the chips. Now you make small balls with the cookie and cheese mix (I use the small ice cream type scooper). Finally roll the balls in the melted chocolate and place on wax paper to dry.
You could easily make these into eyeballs for Halloween or roll them in red or green sprinkles for Christmas.
Very easy and a definate YUMMMMM

Now lets try


1 package small pretzels
1 package Rolo candy
1 package peacans

Preheat oven to 250 degrees

Place pretzels on a baking sheet. Unwrap the Rolos and place on the pretzel. Bake about 3 minutes to get the Rolos soft. Remove from the oven and place a peacan on top of the Rolo and press down.
Now you've got turtle candies to enjoy!!!
I hope you enjoy these easy quick delights as much as I do.