Monday, May 24, 2010

Stickey Finger Salad

I found this recipe here. It was so good!

4 chicken breasts, cut into strips
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup bread crumbs
2 heads romaine lettuce, chopped
2 tomatoes
cheddar cheese, grated
ranch dressing
2 1/2 cups brown sugar
1/3 cup Frank's Hot Sauce(Original)
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Dip chicken breasts into the sour cream and then into bread crumbs. Place on a sprayed/greased sheet pan. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until the chicken is cooked and crispy. While the chicken is baking, prepare salad and make the dressing. To make the dressing, combine the 2 1/2 cups brown sugar, 1/3 cup Franks Hot Sauce, and 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar in a pot. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. Let boil for one minute, but no longer! If you boil too long it will turn hard. When the chicken is done dip into sticky sauce and place on a plate. To serve, place sliced strips on top of salad with any additional toppings (cheese, croutons, tomatoes, craisins, etc.) and drench in ranch dressing. Save the additional sticky dressing as an extra topping for the adds a little more tang!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Chicken Flautas


  • 6 10-inch flour tortillas(I used whole wheat tortillas)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. cooking oil
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup bottled salsa
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (2 ozs.)
  • 2 Tbsp. snipped fresh cilantro or oregano
  • guacamole (optional)
  • Bottled salsa (optional)
  • sour cream (optional)


For each flauta, spoon about 1/2 cup filling across each warm tortilla about 1-1/2 inches from one edge. Roll up tortillas as tightly as possible. Secure with wooden toothpicks.

Place flautas on a large baking sheet and brush with 1 tablespoon cooking oil. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and heated through. Serve as directed.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Chicken Rolls

4 to 6 Chicken Breasts
1 pkg of cream cheese (I used Weight Watchers Cream Cheese)
Onion Powder
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Bread crumbs
Pilsbury Crescent Rolls (I used reduced fat crescent rolls)

Boil the chicken breasts and then cut them up. Mix them with the cream cheese and onion powder. Roll the chicken mixture into the crescent roll. Roll the roll in the olive oil, and then into the bread crumbs. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 16 minutes.

I found this on a blog. They were so good.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Yummy Salad

A friend of mine had this on her blog. It sounded good so we had it for dinner tonight. It was really good so we thought we would share.

2 heads of leafy greens
3/4 c. Craisins
2 crisp apples
Orange juice (enough to toss apples in to prevent browning and add a little flavor)
2 oz. blue cheese or Gorgonzola (I don't like Blue Cheese and couldn't find Gorgonzola so we used Feta Cheese)
1/2 c. chopped walnuts or pecans (We didn't use any nuts. Sunflower seeds would probably be good too.)

Honey Red Wine Vinaigrette:

1/2 c. red wine vinegar
1/2 c. honey
1-2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1 tsp. Kosher salt
1 tsp. coarsely ground black pepper
1/2 c. canola oil

In a blender, combine vinegar, honey, garlic, salt, and pepper. Place lid on blender and blend on high. While blender is running, add oil in a steady stream. Store in refrigerator for about 2-3 weeks. Shake well before serving.

Crescent Rolls

1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, cubed
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
4 – 4 1/2 cups flour (I used whole wheat flour)
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoons dry yeast, heaping

Combine all dough ingredients in bread machine ad set on dough cycle. When done, divide it into four equal parts.

Roll each part into a circle and cut into 8 wedges. Roll each wedge like a crescent roll.

If preparing ahead, place rolls, point down on baking sheet and freeze. Once frozen, place in freezer bags and store in the freezer until needed.

To bake: Grease a baking sheet . Place frozen rolls on prepared sheet. Allow to thaw and rise for five hours or until doubled in size. Preheat oven to 375 ° and bake rolls for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly browned.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

2 Year Old Birthday Cake

I made a Race Track Cake for Landon's Birthday Party. I think it turned out pretty cute! We also made cupcakes that look like stoplights. What do you think?