Sunday, January 30, 2011

Creme brûlée

I bought these super cute ramekins at the dollar store. Kirk said that he didn't think I'd use them so I had to prove him wrong! This recipe was so easy and so yummy!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


I saw this recipe (if you can even call it a recipe) on a blog and HAD to try it. I can't even remember which blog it was.

Start by making regular brownie mix as directed on the package

Then you'll need 3 large candy bars. On the blog I saw this on, she said she used all Symphony bars. But they weren't on sale and the others were so I thought I'd mix things up

pour half of the brownie batter in a 9x13 pan and top with the candy bars

Pour the remaining batter over the top of the candy bars and bake as directed on package ( I cooked mine the longest time listed and they turned out perfect)

Enjoy! I have to say that the coconut ones were my favorite followed by the Symphony and no one thought the Butterfingers were that great. I will make these again for sure!

(horrible picture, I know. I don't have the patience to let them cool completely)

Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, and green beans

My first time ever making a real "sunday dinner".

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

Spicy Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwich: cheddar, muenster, Swiss, avocado, prosciutto, and pesto mayo.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

"Take out" Lemon Chicken

1 Tbsp. oil
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
1 pkg. (6 oz.) snow peas (about 2 cups), trimmed
1 small red pepper, cut into strips
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Lemon Flavor Gelatin
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
2 cloves garlic, minced

Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 4 min. or until cooked through, stirring occasionally. Add snow peas and peppers; cook and stir 2 min.
Mix dry gelatin mix and cornstarch in small bowl. Add broth, dressing and garlic; stir until gelatin is dissolved. Add to skillet. Reduce heat to medium; cook 3 min. or until sauce is thickened, stirring frequently.
Serve over hot cooked rice, if desired.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Idaho Buckaroo Beans

Pear and Raspberry Crumble

If you know me then you know this is a very unusual thing for me to make. But, man, it was GOOD! I used this recipe but used pears instead of peaches. Next time I'll half the recipe.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Date night at India House

So yummy! It makes me want to buy an Indian cookbook or hire an Indian chef (and let's be realistic here) We tried the chicken makhanwala and another chicken dish that I can't remember the name of. Oh, and garlic naan which I could have as a meal on it's own.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sour cream enchiladas, rice, and green beans

I grew up having this dinner all the time. It's one of my favorites. And so easy!

Sour Cream Enchiladas
2 cans cream of chicken soup
16 oz sour cream
1/2 - 1 can diced green chilies

Mix together. Divide in 1/2.
Add 2 chicken breast (or equivalent), cooked and diced. To 1/2 of sauce mixture.
Warm 12 corn tortillas in oil and dry with paper towels. Spoon chicken mixture into tortillas, roll and place in a greased 9x13 pan. Top with remaining sauce and grated cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 for 30 or until warmed through.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Chicken Tortilla Soup

I made a version of this recipe. It was yummy. I think my son had 4 bowls full. I usually use a different recipe but it was a nice change. I'll definitely make it again.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sandwiches and chips

Notice the head of cabbage? That was Kirk's contribution. Now you know why I don't send him to the store for me anymore.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Steak salad with blue cheese dressing and onion stings

I've been craving this for weeks and I finally made it.

Monday, January 3, 2011


I'm not doing well with the resolutions am I? We have been fixing the shower today so the water is turned off. I HATE cooking without running water!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Leftover lasagna

I really should have wiped off the plate before I took the picture. It splattered a lot in the microwave!

New Years Resolutions

I generally hate resolutions but I figured I might as well have some (even if I forget what they are by tomorrow) Here they are:
1. Blog everyday
2. Eat out less
3. Be a better mom and wife
4. Lose 40 lbs.

What are your resolutions?