Sunday, April 3, 2011

Crockpot pulled pork

Put a sliced onion in the bottom of the crockpot.
Add whatever pork roast you want.
Pour over the top - one bottle of beer
And approx. 2/3 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce

Cook on LOW for 6 hours. Pull apart with two forks and serve on buns. I like to dip my top bun into the sauce in the pot. YUM!

creamy chicken and broccoli bake

6 oz egg noodles, cooked according to package directions
1 lb chicken tenders cut into 1 inch cubes
4 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup of fresh mushrooms, sliced
small red pepper, chopped
1 can condensed cream of broccoli soup
1/4 cup chicken broth
8 oz sour cream
salt and pepper
olive oil
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons butter, melted

In a skillet, add a little bit of olive oil and the chicken. Cook until chicken is cooked through. Add the green onions, mushrooms and red pepper, continue cooking over medium heat until veggies are tender. Scoop the chicken and veggies into a bowl.
To the skillet, add the broccoli soup, chicken broth, sour cream and salt and pepper,
stir well and simmer for just a minute or so until heated through. Add the cooked noodles and the chicken and veggies to the skillet and combine well.
Transfer to a casserole dish.
In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs and the melted butter, sprinkle over the chicken mixture.
Pop in a 350 degree oven and bake for 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Chicken parmesan

2-4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (I cut mine into strips, to make them into more reasonable serving sizes for the kids)
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 egg, beaten
4-6 slices mozzarella cheese
1 jar (28-ounces) favorite marinara sauce

Directions: Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil over the bottom of the crockpot stoneware.
In a medium bowl, beat egg. In second medium bowl, mix the bread crumbs, spices, and grated Parmesan cheese all together.

Dip chicken in beaten egg and then toss into bread crumb mixture to coat completely on both sides. Place chicken breasts on bottom of crockpot. Place a layer of mozzarella slices on top of breaded chicken breasts. Cover cheese layered chicken with entire jar of sauce.

Place lid of crockpot securely on and turn heat to LOW for 6-7 hours or HIGH for 3-4 hours. Serve over cooked pasta of your choice.

Homemade Salsa

Homemade Salsa

1 (14.5 oz.) Can Tomatoes and Green Chilies, undrained
1 (14.5 oz.) Can Whole Peeled Tomatoes, undrained
1 Tbsp. Jalapenos (I use the canned type, you can even use the ones that are for nachos)
1/4 cup (half a medium) Onion, diced
1/2 Garlic Salt
1/2 tsp. Cumin
1/4 tsp. Sugar
Fresh Cilantro

Friday, March 18, 2011

simple easy banana bread

This recipe isn't as yummy as the ones that take forever and have tons of ingredients but its really good, has only 8 ingredients and is fast! I found this recipe at

3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.
Yield: Makes one loaf.

*I put a cinnamon sugar crumble on top to add some flavor.

Slow cooker corned beef

6 carrots, cut into chunks
2 onions, chopped
2-3 lb. corned beef brisket with seasoning packet
12 oz. can beer (non alcoholic is fine)
2 Tbsp. yellow mustard
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
8 wedges cabbage

In 4-6 quart crockpot, combine carrots and onions. Rinse corned beef under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels. Place in crockpot and sprinkle with contents of seasoning mix. Pour beer over brisket and spread mustard on brisket. In small bowl mix brown sugar with water and pour over brisket. Cover crockpot and cook on low setting for 10-12 hours. I did high for 8 hours an it was great!

Remove corned beef from crockpot and cover with foil, then put into 200 degrees F oven to keep warm. Add cabbage wedges to vegetables and liquid in crockpot. Cover crockpot and cook on high for additional 30-40 minutes or until cabbage is crisp tender.

*I didn't do the cabbage I put in red potatoes instead!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Heathers sugar cookies

These are the best sugar cookies ever! I can never make them as good as Heather but I need the recipe handy for when she come and makes them for me :)

1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs

cream together well

1 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla

Dry ingredients

1/2 tsp baking soda
4 tsp baking powder
4 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt

Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes

cool then decorate!