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Creamy Chicken Spaghetti Casserole Make this today. Sorry to be bossy. But this is important. I whipped up this casserole yesterday and loved it. I had a chicken in the fridge, a couple of boxes of mushrooms, and the sheer will to eat a big ol’ plate of comfort food. It resembles a tetrazzini more than anything, but is a little more on the simple/pared down side. I repeat: Make this today. Sorry to be bossy. Boil a whole cut up chicken for 30 to 40 minutes, until the meat is cooked all the way. Remove the chicken to a plate or bowl after it’s done… Scoop out a couple of cups of broth from the pot and set it aside… Then keep the rest of the broth simmering in the pot. Next, slice up some mushrooms. Then crack open a can of black olives. Chop them up pretty finely. And I guess you could buy the already-chopped black olives. Heat a couple of tablespoons of butter in a large (as large as you have or you’ll regret it for the rest of your natural born life! Pour in some wine, sprinkle in some salt and pepper… And some pepper… Yum… Enjoy!

Recipes, Cooking Tips, Food Advice and Menus - KitchenDaily Crepes of Wrath — CHOW - Recipes, cooking tips, resources, and stories for people who love food Pie Crust Cinnamon Roll I love pie crust as evidenced here and here. I also love cinnamon rolls. So, naturally, I wanted to try and combine the two into a giant pie crust cinnamon roll. Flaky, buttery, cinnamon, brown sugar, raisins, no kneading, easy peasy. I love when experiments work out so well! You could cut this up and split it with a few lucky friends, or you could do what I did and tear off a piece, slowly unrolling it over a period of a few days and enjoy all that cinnamony buttery goodness yourself! Pie Crust Cinnamon Roll Ingredients 1 recipe your favorite pie crust (enough for a single crust, nine-inch pie) Filling: 1/2 cup raisins 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) butter 1/3 cup sugar 2 tablespoons cinnamon Topping 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup butter, melted More brown sugar for sprinkling (if desired) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out pie crust. Transfer roll to pie pan, continue adding on strips of dough by rolling them around the already formed roll. Remove from oven, let sit for about five minutes. - Recipe Search and More Simple Simon (pie in a jar) | The idea of ‘how clean is your house’ has been making the rounds on the sites, and Deanne commented that her house is her playpen – clean but not neat. Beth’s is her castle – tidy, but not overly clean. My house is my lab – always in a state of disarray. It’s not that I don’t clean, it’s that a clean room invites some sort of project to take place. Case in point. Beth, Tara and Tim stopped by for a bit this afternoon and the house was in semi-disaster mode. (Don’t fret – I cut off the yucky parts.) So, lids on and in the freezer. I love you, tiny pie in a jar! UPDATE: For Deanne (I wish I had a giant quarter, because that would be so funny!) On the off chance that anyone is reading this anymore, let me answer a few questions that came up in the comments. I can’t remember the recipe for this dough – it had shortening, water, flour, salt and I subbed out some vinegar and vodka for the water. A drier filling won’t boil over as much as a juicy one. I bake these at about 375 – 400.

Pham Fatale - French Recipes, Vietnamese Recipes, Indian Recipes, Vegetarian Recipes, Desserts How to Make a Delicious Salad Beer Braised Chicken Tacos with IPA Avocado Cream and Beer Corn Tortillas Let’s be honest. In America we tend to celebrate Cinco de Mayo the same way we celebrate St. Three-Ingredient Salted Chocolate Matzos I don’t come from a very traditional Jewish family, but I still have fond childhood memories of seeing my extended family at Passover seders. See all posts

Petite Lasagnas & Can You Stay for Dinner? recipe slightly adapted from Hungry Girl (makes 12) 12 oz raw ground turkey ¼ tsp salt, divided ¼ tsp pepper 1 cup chopped onion ½ cup chopped mushrooms 14.5 oz can crushed tomatoes, or tomato sauce 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 tsp dried oregano, divided ½ tsp dried basil 1 ½ cups part skim ricotta cheese 24 small square wonton wrappers (the kind near the tofu in the refrigerated section of the produce dept) 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese Preheat oven to 375ºF. Add the crushed tomatoes and 2 tsp of oregano. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta, a pinch of salt and pepper, the remaining teaspoon of oregano, and the basil. Coat a 12-cup muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Using half of the ricotta mixture, divide it among the 12 muffin cups. Gently press another wonton wrapper on top of the mozzarella layer. Repeat the process by distributing the remaining ricotta, then the remaining tomato sauce, and finally the rest of the shredded mozzarella. Nutrition Info for 1 petite lasagna:

Skinny Taco Dip | Ginas Skinny Recipes A must have at every large get together: birthdays, football, holidays – this dip always disappears! This is my daughter Karina's favorite dip, which she has nicknamed "the stuff". It's easy to prepare and everyone always wants the recipe when they try it. Serve it at your next party with your favorite baked tortilla chips and play around with the toppings – try jalapeños, scallions or avocados. Skinny Taco DipServings: 24 • Serving Size: 1/24th of dip • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 2 ptsCalories: 59.2 • Fat: 3.6 g • Protein: 2.2 g • Carb: 4.7 g • Fiber: 0.6 g Ingredients: 8 oz 1/3 less fat Philadelphia cream cheese 8 oz reduced fat sour cream 16 oz jar mild salsa1/2 packet taco seasoning 2 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded fine 2 large tomatoes, seeds removed and diced 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese 2.25 oz sliced black olives Directions: In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sour cream, salsa and taco seasoning and mix well with an electric mixer.

One Perfect Bite From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...Long before the Reformation split Christian Europe into opposing camps, the Lenten season was marked by a ritual called the Black Fast. The 40 day fast was a diet that restricted believers to one small meal a day. That meal could contain no meat, fats or dairy products and during Holy Week, the week before Easter Sunday, the meal was simply bread and water that was seasoned with salt and herbs. Believers rarely strayed from the plan. One of the recipes I found last night is this Paella-style fried rice. "Paella" Fried Rice...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite adapted from Gourmet Magazine Directions:1) Heat oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking. Bread Soup For Fast Days...from La Cuisine des Monastères courtesy of Marc Meneau Directions:1) Simmer chopped shallots in 3-1/2 tablespoons of white wine, without browning.

Thibeault's Table: Italian Garlic Bread with Gorgonzola Last night we had dinner with our wonderful neighbours Barb and Clif. Barb is only home one week a month as she works out of town. So when she is home we usually have dinner together at least once or twice. Since it was a work day for me, I decided to make my favourite pasta sauce - Sausage and Rosemary - something I could put on in the morning and then just reheat. For a quick appetizer we had little cocktail toasts topped with warm goat cheese, a toasted walnut half and a drizzle of olive oil. A nice little bite that goes well with a glass of red wine. And with the pasta we had our favourite Gorgonzola Garlic Bread. This bread is my recreation of their Gorgonzola bread. I mentioned this bread once before in a one of my earlier blog entries. Long loaf of Italian Bread or long crusty rolls. 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup Gorgonzola cheese 1 to 2 cloves garlic Parsley Salt Pepper Fresh grated Parmesan cheese Optional: Basil or Oregano . Mince garlic and add to cheese mixture.

Dulce de Leche Cupcakes Is it wrong to J-walk into church? …. because I do it just about every Sunday. Is it wrong to curse at people on the road while driving to church? Cause… maybe that’s happened once or twice. On a scale of one to total jerk… how jerky is it for me to blatantly roll my eyes at the lady on the spin bike next to me who is flirting with the obviously married man on the other side of me? Oh! Also… exactly how much of this batter can I spoon in my mouth after spin class and before rushing off to J-walk into church? I happen to love making cupcakes exactly 47 times better than I like to actually eat cupcakes (cupcake batter excluded). These cakes themselves are a brown sugar and buttermilk cake. Wait… do you know what Dulde de leche is? Some people make their own dulce de leche by boiling a can of sweetened condensed milk…. literally, in the can. I’m not saying you shouldn’t make your own… you look perfectly capable. Cake with cream cheese and caramel. Dulce de Leche Cupcakes Print this Recipe!