Monday, February 22, 2010


This is a super quick and easy one. I think I learned how to make it in a foods class in high school. (Proof that public education is actually teaching children important life skills!)

Pillsbury frozen dinner roll dough, defrosted (1-2 per person)
Pizza sauce
Pizza toppings

1. Flatten each ball of dough. Spread a small spoonful of sauce in the middle of the dough.
2. On half of the dough surface, place desired pizza toppings. Fold dough over to make a pizza pocket and pinch dough together around the edges.
3. Bake on a cookie sheet at 375 for 20-25 minutes (or until golden brown).

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Chocoroni & Cheese

I got this recipe from a friend. It sounds gross but is surprisingly delicious! Just as a side note, this recipe is a work in progress. So, when you make it, let me know if there are any improvements you can think of.

2 cups elbow macaroni noodles cooked and cooled
1/2 cup butter
1 8oz. package cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1/2 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 T. vanilla
1/3 cup Nutella

While macaroni noodles are cooling in the fridge, melt butter and cream cheese over medium heat in a sauce pan. Add sugar, chocolate chips, and vanilla stirring constantly. Once you reach desired consistency, remove from heat.
Layer the cooled noodles in a glass baking dish, pour the chocolate mixture evenly over the top of the noodles and chill in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.
Melt the Nutella and drizzle over the top. You can also top with fresh raspberries or strawberries. (Or anything you like.)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Crumbly Chicken

This recipe comes from my dear friend, April. This is one of the easiest recipes ever and I absolutely love it!

Crumbly Chicken

6-8 thawed chicken breasts
1 bag of Sour Cream & Onion chips

Bascially, you crumble 3/4 of the bag of chips into a large bowl. Coat each individual chicken breast with mayo and then cover entirely with the chip crumbs. Put the chicken in a glass baking dish and bake at 375 for 40-50 minutes or until juices run clear.

It's also really good with honey mustard sauce on top. Just make a basic white sauce and add honey mustard to taste.

Thai Style Chicken

This recipe is also from my Taste of Home cookbook. (Sidenote...I wouldn't recommend this cookbook. It has tons of good recipes, but the index is horrible and makes it impossible to find what you want.) I liked this one because it's very flavorful and citrus-y. Plus each serving (1 chicken breast half) is only 134 calories! Can't beat that. I made a couple of very minor changes to the original recipe because I thought the lemon flavor was a little bit over-the-top. The changes are in italics next to the original recipe.

1/4 c reduced-sodium soy sauce
3 T lemon juice (the juice from one lemon)
1 T dried basil
2 T fat-free plain yogurt
2 tsp. grated lemon peel (1 tsp lemon peel)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves

1. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, lemon juice, basil, yogurt, lemon peel, garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes. Remove 1/4 cup to another small bowl; cover and refrigerate.
2. Pour the rest of the marinade into a large resealable plastic bag and add the chicken. Let the chicken marinade overnight in the fridge. 
3. Drain and discard marinade. Place chicken in a baking dish coated with cooking spray. Spoon reserved marinade over chicken. Bake, uncovered, at 375 for 20 minutes. Serves 4.