Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cranberry Crisp

This is a really fast dessert to add to your list of holiday dishes. It takes no time to whip up. I got the recipe from Southern Plate.
Cranberry Crisp
1 c. quick oats
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. flour
1 stick of butter
1 can of whole cranberry sauce
Mix the oats, flour and sugar. Cut in the butter. In a greased pie plate, pat down half of the mixture. Pour the cranberry sauce on top. Put the rest of the oats on top of the cranberries. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Chocolate peanut butter chip cookies

These are classic.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies
2 1/2 sticks of butter
2 c. sugar
2 t. vanilla
2 eggs
2 c. flour
3/4 c. cocoa
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
bag of peanut butter chips
Cream the butter and sugar for 3 minutes. Add in eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Add the dry ingredients. Beat in the chips. Drop on baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Broccoli Rice Casserole

This is really good. It makes a full 9 x 13 pan, so it works great to take to a pot luck or if you are having several for dinner. We have had it for Thanksgiving the past few years and really enjoy it. It is easy to make and doesn't take long to assemble.

(((Sorry for the lack of picture, I forgot to take one. Imagine cheesy, rice with bits of broccoli.)))

Broccoli Rice Casserole
2 (10 oz.) packages frozen chopped broccoli
3 c. instant rice
3 c. chicken broth
1 can each cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soup
16 oz. Velveeta, chopped up
salt and pepper to taste
Spray a 9 x 13 pan with Pam. Cook the broccoli. Cook the instant rice using the broth instead of water. Mix the 2 soups with the cheese. Then add in the broccoli and the rice. Pour into the pan. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes or until slightly brown on top.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Chocolate Pie

This recipe is from the Pioneer Woman. It makes a very sweet, mousse-like chocolate pie. It was easy to make, but it takes a little bit of time at the mixer. It doesn't have very many ingredients either.

Chocolate Pie  
4 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate
2 sticks of butter 
1-1/2 c. sugar 
1 t. vanilla 
4 eggs
1 pie shell
Melt the chocolate in the microwave. Set aside to cool. Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy. Once cool, drizzle the chocolate in the butter sugar and beat. Add the vanilla. Then add in one egg, beating for 5 minutes. Then repeat until all the eggs have been added (20 minutes). Pour into the pie shell and refrigerate.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies

These are so good! You won't regret making them and they really don't take that long to make.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Brownies
1 brownie mix (9x13 size, plus whatever it calls for on the back of the box)
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 c. peanut butter
12 oz. bag of milk chocolate chips
1/2 bag of mini Reeses cups
Make the brownie mix and pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Beat together the milk, cream cheese and peanut butter until fluffy. Pour over the brownie mix carefully, trying to spread it evenly. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the bag of chocolate chips. Let it set for a few minutes then spread the melted chips around evenly. Let it cool. Sprinkle with Reeses. Keep refrigerated.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Easy Mexican Chicken Soup

Sorry I haven't posted lately. I have just been too busy to cook much. Here is a fast recipe that I tried last night that tastes great. I cooked my chicken in the crock pot all day and then when I got home I pulled it apart and put it in the soup. If you are in a hurry you could also use a rotisserie chicken.

Easy Mexican Chicken Soup
2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
8 oz. cream cheese, chopped into chunks
1 can of rotel
1 can of corn
1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained (optional)
1 can of chicken broth
1 pkg of dry ranch dressing
1 t. cumin
1 t. chili powder
salt and pepper
Mix everything in a large sauce pan. Stir as the cream cheese melts. Let simmer for 20 minutes and then serve (we had it with corn bread).