Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New Recipe Wednesday- Cheese enchiladas

I got this recipe from my mother in law and it is so yummy and easy. I make it twice a month. So I hope you enjoy it.


8 tortillas
2 cups shredded cheese
can of Hormel chili no beans
8 oz can tomato sauce

Lay the 8 tortillas out on the counter and put some cheese in the tortillas. I usually eye ball it but I would say 3 TBSP. Roll the tortillas up and place in a baking dish. In a bowl combine the chili and the tomato sauce together and spread over the tortillas. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake @ 350 for 20 minutes.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Cupcake Saturday- Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes

For my second installment of Cupcake saturday I bring you one of the best cupcakes in my opionion. Theses cupckaes were like heaven in my mouth. I did alter the frosting some but the recipe is the same as the original. I found this recipe at These cupcakes were again for my girls teachers appreciation week. Sorry no pictures but I am working on getting this fixed

Orange Creamsicle Cupcakes
Orange Cupcake Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups flour
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3 eggs
2 Tb orange zest
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350F. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and 1 cup sugar until blended. In another large bowl beat together eggs, vanilla, orange zest, and remaining 1 cup sugar. Beat in oil and buttermilk until blended. On low speed, beat in flour mixture just until blended. Spoon about 1/4 cup batter into each muffin cup. Bake 25-28 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack. Frost with orange cream frosting

Orange Cream Frosting Ingredients:This is where I altered the recipe

8oz cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp orange zest
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
I cut the orange in half that I zested and squeezed the juice in to the mixture.
I also used 3-4 tbsp of buttermilk because it was not thin enough.

To make orange cream frosting, beat together cream cheese, vanilla extract, orange zest, and ornage jucie on low speed. Add powdered sugar, and beat until combined add milk until you get the deisred texture you want.. Refrigerate until firm enough to spread.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Turkey Potpie

SO my husband had to work the night shift a few weeks ago and I decided to try my hand at turkey pot pie. After looking at several different version online I found this version at Allrecipe. All I have to say about this recipe was that it was so yummy that I plan on making this when my hubby has to start working the nigth shift

Turkey Pot Pie II
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie( I bought premade pie sheets)
2 cups cubed cooked turkey
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
2 tablespoons chopped onion(did not use)
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup milk

1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line bottom of pie pan with crust. In a skillet saute the chopped onion until slightly soft and set aside.
2.Mix together the turkey or chicken, mixed vegetables, onion, soup and milk. Pour into pie crust, cover with top crust and crimp edges.
3.Poke holes in top crust and bake for 40 to 50 minutes.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Cupcake Saturday- Peanut Butter Cupcakes

I found this recipe at Mommy's kitchen( thought it looked yummy. This week was teacher appreciation at my girls school and I deciced that this would be my first cupcake. After reading her blog I had high expectations for these but I only ate one and I was not impressed by them maybe it was due to shortening. However everyone I had try them even my kids loved it. So I figure the cupcakes were too dense for me

I was unable to get pictures as we were running out of time this morning

Peanut Butter Cupcake
2/3 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp baking powder
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour

Cream shortening and sugar together. Add eggs and beat well. Add peanut butter and beat well. Add milk and vanilla extract alternately with the baking powder and flour. Using a ice cream scooper fill the muffing liners about 3/4 full with batter. Bake at 350 for about 20 -25 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool cupcakes completely on a wire rack and frost with peanut butter frosting

Peanut Butter Frosting
1 - 16oz box (1lb) powdered sugar
1 - stick margarine, softened (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 - tsp vanilla extract
milk (about 3 - 4 tablespoons)

Cream powdered sugar and margarine together, add peanut butter. Mix well, add vanilla extract and enough milk to make it easy enough to spread. Beat mixture together until you have the consistency you want. Frost cupcakes when completely cooled

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mock Chicken Alfredo

SO my hubby the picky one will eating nothing with veggies or onions. Hence I hide the onion. Yet my hubby loves a good alfredo recipe.
On monday I was slammed for time becuase of work so I planned ahead. I threw 2 chicken breats in a crockpot full of homemade broth and lett simmer on low all day.

When I got home I cooked up a bag of rotini, shredded the chicken and took out a jar of alfredo sacue. I know alot of people don't like proceessed foods but I am ok with them since I have a pciky hubby.

My Hubby took 2 bites of this and said it was good and one of the best he has had in a while. To get that type of complment from him after 2 bites is great.

I was planning on taking pictures but we finished it before I got a chance.

Mock Chicken Alfredo
2 chicken Breast
chicken stock
jar alfredo
mozzarella cheese (1/2 cup to a cup)
1/4 cup milk.

Throw the chicken breast in the crockpot and add the stock. I used homemade and add to add a cup of water. Let simmer on low for 8 hours or more. When you get home turn the crockpot off and let the chicken cool. During this time bring a pot of water to boil, add noodles and cook for 7-8 minutes. Drain pasta, add chicken, cheese, alfredo sauce. Once the jar is empty add the milk and swish around and then add to the pot. Stir well and put in a baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes at 350.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Recipe Update

My goal for this blog was/ is to post recipes that my fmaily loves to eat and that I love to cook. It has been crazy around here with all the life changes but I hope to get back on track soon. Here are a few goals for this blog

1. Post a new dinner recipe once a week
2. Post a cupcake recipe each saturday. I love cupcakes and love finding unique ideas for them.

How to meet these goals
1. I will post a dinner recipe each Wednesday
2. Post a new cupcake recipe each week

If you know of any good and yummy recipes that can be made with no veggie email me at