Saturday, July 30, 2011

Chicken Cake Salad

I somewhat threw together this meal & it's name, but I promise it was delicious and totally doable with your leftover chicken. I often cook chicken breasts in the crock pot and we'll have BBQ chicken and chicken quesadillas for the week. I was sick of the two and needed a different meal with chicken. I've always been a fan of crab cakes, so I used that premise to create the chicken cake.

-Shredded chicken (whatever you have leftover)
-1 egg
-1 cup Italian bread crumbs
-1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
-Salt & Pepper to taste

1. Beat egg and mix in Parmesan cheese.
2. Place Italian bread crumbs in a shallow pan.
3. Combine shredded chicken in the egg/Parmesan mix.
4. Using an ice cream scoop or large spoon, form chicken mixture into small balls and coat with Italian bread crumbs. Repeat.
5. Over medium to high heat, lightly fry chicken cakes on each side for 1-2 minutes or when they are lightly browned.
6. Then serve however you wish.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Almond Cinnamon Apple Muffins

It appears that most of my recipes consist of apples & cinnamon. Mainly because those are the two things I readily have on hand. The original recipe called for cheddar cheese, but I thought that was a little odd. They still turned out yummy and who knows, maybe the cheese adds some sort of overly delicious dimension.

I made these for Sunday School and the leftovers lasted all week long. I did keep them in the refrigerator which probably helped a little bit.


Almond Cinnamon Apple Muffins

1 egg
2 cups Bisquick
1 large apple pared and chopped
2 tbs vegetable oil
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped almonds

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Beat egg; stir in all other ingredients.
3. Pour into muffin pan. {I used mini muffins}.
4. Sprinkle almonds on top and bake for 12-15 minutes.

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Instant Chocolate Cake

While this wasn't the best thing I have ever worked for a fun, end of meal treat.  I found this on  I used my little tea cups and added whipped cream and a squirt of caramel.  I think they would be cute served at a tea party!

Whisk 1/4 cup flour, 5 tablespoons sugar, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 1 egg, 3 tablespoons milk, 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, and a dash of vanilla extract and salt in a large mug (I made 3 small teacups out of this batter) until smooth. Microwave until puffed, about 2 minutes. (I only cooked for a little over a minute because I didn't want to overcook.)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Apple Nut Breakfast Crumble

This was thrown together in a matter of minutes and it turned out great. I made this for Sunday School, but quickly realized it wasn’t my day to bring breakfast…oops! Ben and I were forced to eat this all by our lonesome’s despite Ben’s healthier eating habits. The apple part is healthy.

It’s also VERY crumbly, so eating it with a spoon straight from the baking dish is highly recommended.

1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 cups Bisquick
1/3 plus 1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 medium apples pared and chopped
1 tsp cinnamon, divided
1/4 cup chopped nuts (any will do)


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Grease 9x12x2 baking pan.
3. Beat egg; stir in milk; apples and oil. Stir in Bisquick, 1/3 cup light brown sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon.
4. Stir just until flour is moistened (batter will be lumpy).
5. Pour into pan.
6. Mix 1/4 cup brown sugar, pecans, and 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon.
7. Sprinkle mixture over cake batter and bake until golden brown about 20 min.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tomato Pie

I got this recipe from one of Neil's co-workers.  She had us over for dinner and made this fabulous thing.  She sent me the recipe and I made one this weekend.  So yummy!  Thanks Mallory!

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Take one frozen pie crust and poke holes with a fork in the bottom and then brush with melted butter, bake for 5 minutes. Let cool.

Mix 3/4 cup mayonnaise, 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, 1 cup mozzarella cheese, and 1 TB dried basil together. Cut up 2-4 tomatoes depending on their size.  Sprinkle a little cheese on the bottom of the pie crust.  Add sliced tomatoes and then top with mayonnaise mixture. Slice red onions and place on top and then sprinkle with cheese.  Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Fruit Pizza

this recipe is coming to you straight our of Ruston, LA!  Molly brought this to a little Sunday School party a few weeks ago and I have been craving it ever since.  She said that her mom makes it all the time...I can see why!

I took this picture of Molly's pizza after it had been eaten, but I couldn' t resist posting!

I made this patriotic fruit pizza for the 4th.  I hope it's as good as Molly's!
Fruit Pizza
1 roll sugar cookie dough
1 8-oz cream cheese
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
assorted fruit

1 cup orange juice
2/3 cup sugar
2 T cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt

Pat sugar cookie dough on pan.  Bake at 350 for about 12 min or until done but not crisp.  Combine softened cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar.  Spread over cooled dough.  Arrange fruit on top.  Combine starch, sugar, salt, and orange juice.  Mix and boil 1 minute, stirring occasionally until thick.  Cool 5 minutes.  Pour over fruit.  Refrigerate.