Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Amy's Artichoke DIp

2 cans marinated artichoke hearts, chopped
1 c real mayonnaise
1 c parmesan cheese (not the sprinkle kind for pizza)
worcesteshire sauce to taste
hot sauce (like tobasco) to taste

Mix ingredients in a baking dish. Bake at 350 until browning on top or bubbly.

I got this recipe from a friend. My husband doesn't like artichokes so I get this all to myself...and believe me, I can eat it all by myself!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Fake Lasagna Make ahead and Freeze

Plan on buying twice the ingredients and a few 8x8 foil freezer dishes if you want to stock your freezer.

1 lb frozen cheese ravioli
1 lb ground beef
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1/4 c parmesan cheese
1 c mozzarella

1. Brown meat and drain.
2. Pour frozen ravioli into 9x13 baking dish.
3. Top with meat then pour sauce over the meat. Sprinkle with parmesan and then mozzarella.
4. Cover and bake for 45 minutes or write baking instructions on top and freeze.
5. Uncover and bake another 15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

In my opinion: This dish was made for me by friends and I loved it. I think your kids will, too.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Cheesy Broccoli-Potato Soup by Betty Crocker

1 carton (32 oz) Progresso® chicken broth
1/3 cup chopped onion
1 bag (12 oz) Green Giant® Valley Fresh Steamers™ frozen chopped broccoli
2 cups milk
1 1/3 cups Betty Crocker® Potato Buds® mashed potatoes (dry)
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 cup shredded Swiss cheese (4 oz)
1/2 teaspoon salt

1 In 3-quart saucepan, heat broth, onion and frozen broccoli to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2 Stir in milk and dry potatoes until well blended; stir in remaining ingredients.
3 Heat over low heat about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot and cheese is melted.

In my opinion: This was a super simple soup. It was a good soup.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Berry Berry Cool Pie by Eagle Brand

1 can (14 oz.) Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 cups assorted fresh berries (raspberries, blueberries or blackberries)
1 tub (8 oz.) frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed
1 Keebler® Ready Crust® Graham Pie Crust

1. In large bowl combine sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice.

2. Stir in berries. Fold in whipped topping. Spread in crust.

3. Freeze at least 5 hours or until firm. Let stand at room temperature for 30 to 40 minutes before cutting. Garnish as desired.

This pie was delicious and a very refreshing treat for our hot summer days.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Nachos by Betty Crocker

1 package (16 ounces) mild Mexican pasteurized prepared cheese product with jalapeƱo peppers, cut into cubes
3/4 cup Old El Paso® Thick ’n Chunky salsa
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 package (9 ounces) frozen cooked Southwest-seasoned chicken breast strips, thawed and cubed
1 container (8 ounces) Southwest ranch sour cream dip
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1 medium red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
12 ounces large tortilla chips

1 Place cheese, salsa, beans and chicken in 3- to 4-quart slow cooker.
2 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 3 to 4 hours, stirring halfway through cooking, until cheese is melted and mixture is hot.
3 Stir in sour cream dip and bell peppers. Increase heat setting to High. Cover and cook about 30 minutes or until mixture is hot. Serve over tortilla chips. Topping will hold on Low heat setting up to 2 hours; stir occasionally.

In my opinion: These were good nachos. This was a good deviation from the normal chicken or ground beef Crock Pot recipes.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Cranberry, Apple, and Sausage Stuffing

I am not sure where I originally got this recipe, but it can be found on Food Network's website. I LOVE this recipe!

8 tablespoons (1/2 cup or 1 stick) butter, UNsalted
2 medium onions, finely diced
3 cups chopped celery, (about 6 large stalks)
6 cups coarsely chopped leeks, (about 12) or onions
4 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1 pound breakfast sausage or Italian sausage, casings removed, optional
6 teaspoons poultry seasoning
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves, (about 4 sprigs)
2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage leaves, (about 6 leaves)
2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley leaves, (about 4 to 6 sprigs)
2 cups dried cranberries
1 box stuffing mix (NOT cornbread) (recommended: Pepperidge Farm)
2 cups (1 pint), or less vegetable stock
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt the butter in a large skillet and saute the onions, celery, leeks, apples, and sausage, breaking up the sausage as you cook. After about 10 minutes, add the poultry seasoning, fresh herbs and dried cranberries. Add the dried stuffing mix and moisten with the vegetable stock. Season stuffing mix to taste. Place into a buttered casserole dish and bake for 45 minutes.
3 qt pan was too small...this makes a lot!

This was fabulous! It has become our favorite.