Sunday, April 19, 2015

Crock Pot Sour Cream Chicken with Stuffing

Ok, so I'm HORRIBLE at remembering to take pictures...but I'm going to make it up to you by sharing this recipe  that takes 5 minutes to make. Best part is, it's OK to put this chicken into your crock pot straight out of the freezer!

Crock Pot Sour Cream Chicken with Stuffing


1       can cream of chicken

4              chicken breast halves

½             cup sour cream

1              packet (or box) chicken stuffing

1              can water


Mix water, sour cream and cream of chicken in small bowl

Place chicken in crockpot

Pour chicken stuffing over chicken

Add fluid mixture

Cook low for 4 hours

Keep an eye out, as I always need more water throughout cooking, but don’t add too much or it will make your stuffing runny

EASY Chicken Casserole

This is a favorite of my husbands, and it's really easy to make!

This recipe is so easy -- no need to get wrapped around the axle on measurements of the ingredients -- just do portions as you see fit for your family. Some like more chicken, some like more noodles.

You will need:
1. Chicken, shredded (your own or some already hot and ready from the grocery store)
2. 1 can cream of chicken (see my recipe for home made cream of chicken here)
3. Yolk noodles, boiled
4. Cheddar cheese, i like to use kraft slices of cheese but shredded is fine too
5. French fried onions

Mix chicken, cream of chicken and noodles in a bowl

Place in 8x8 (or larger if youre making more) Pyrex dish

Add cheese and put in oven @ 350 for 5-10 mins, or until cheese is melted

Add French Fried Onions and enjoy.

Easy Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Easy Creamy Chicken Enchiladas


6-8 corn tortillas (enchilada size)

1 pre-cooked plain rotisserie chicken, shredded

4 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese, divided in half

3 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons all purpose flour

1-1/4 cups chicken broth

1 – 10oz can cream of chicken soup

1 cup sour cream

1 – 4oz can chopped green chiles

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

¼ teaspoon sea salt


-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

-Fill the center of each tortilla with a handful of shredded chicken  and a pinch of the shredded cheese.

-Roll and place in the bottom of a baking dish with the seam side down.

-In a pot over medium heat melt the better. Add flour and whisk into a thick paste.

-Add chicken broth, cream of chicken, sour cream, chiles, salt and pepper.

-Whisk gently for about 5 minutes until warm and smooth.

-Pour the sauce over the enchiladas and top with remaining shredded cheese.

-Bake for 25 to 30 minutes and serve warm.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Braided Spaghetti loaf

I was feeling a little  adventurous tonight. So instead of the typical spaghetti and garlic bread, I was inspired to try a spaghetti loaf. Basically, its spaghetti in the bread. Looked cool, i thought. I should have known i was doomed from the start. I didn't have the fancy bread dough that the recipe called for, and come to find out i didn't have regular spaghetti noodles either. I should have just stopped there...but, by the time i noticed i was out of the typical spaghetti noodles, i had already made some bread dough - from scratch - so, needless to say, i was committed.  I ended up getting the noodles, and I've also learned that my biggest problem was that I was not letting my dough rise long enough or in a warm enough area, so heres to better pictures next time! Please let me know if you had better success than me!

You will need:
Bread dough, i wish i knew how much I used when I made this, but I will update this post with that information the next time I made this.
Spaghetti noodles
1lb hamburger meat, cooked
1 can/jar spaghetti sauce (pictured is some that I made from scratch)
shredded cheese (however much you desire)
garlic salt
1 egg

First, Roll out your dough onto a cookie sheet. I make mine from scratch, but you can buy some already made at the grocery store.

Get your pot of water going for your noodles 
(add noodles once boiling)

 Add shredded cheese and parsley (whichever cheese and amount you prefer)

Brown your hamburger meat on high heat until cooked through
Preheat oven to 350°

Add spaghetti sauce (drain undesired oils/grease from meat first)
I attempted but didnt get it all

Stir on hot (now turned off) eye on stove

Add meat and sauce to drained, full cooked pot of noodles and stir.
Add mixture to your pain of dough, in a thick centered line.
Add desired cheese and oregano

Cut lines (an inch-ish) into surrounding dough
lift dough flaps, and braid them into each other loosely
This does not have to be perfect, but do not pull too tight as the bread needs room to rise when cooking

Brush the top lightly with egg, and add garlic salt if desired

Bake 30-35 minutes

Sorry about the blurry pic! It tastes amazing!

I learned that the key to doing this successfully was to roll the dough out over some foil so that you don't ruin it by transferring it to the cookie sheet, which i didnt know when i first made this, and it was a disaster, more so than in these pictures.