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Monday, December 14, 2009

Muffin Tin Biscuit Cups

This is a super kid friendly meal. I put the whole thing together in about 15 minutes and it only takes about 11 minutes to cook so it's great for a weeknight, too! The turkey ground is a little sweet from the brown sugar, but the buttery biscuit and cheese make them savory.

1lb ground turkey

1/4 cup ketchup
2 TBSP mustard
1 TBSP minced garlic
1/2 med onion, diced
2 tbsp of brown sugar
1 container of biscuits (Grands flaky work great)
shredded cheddar cheese

Cook meat in skillet with diced onion until browned. Add ketchup, mustard, garlic and brown sugar.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Press biscuits in well greased muffin tins. I use a large muffin pan.
Fill biscuit "cups" with meat mixture. Top with cheese and bake for 11 to 13 minutes!

Makes 6 to 8

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Greek Rice

I got this from a friend who got it from a friend. It's super delicious!


1/2 tsp olive oil

3 garlic cloves, sliced

1 med onion, chopped

3 C vegetable or chicken stock

1 lemon, juiced & grated zest

1 C brown rice

2 T crumbled feta cheese

1 green onion, diced



Saute oil, garlic and onion. Add rice, cook and stir for 2 minutes.

Add stock, cook until rice is done.

Season with salt, simmer 20 - 30 minutes over low heat. Set aside covered, steam 5 -6 min.

Add feta and green onion, stir. 

Chicken/Tuna Casserole

Another meal that is great during colder weather. It really sticks to your ribs and warms you thru and thru! 


1 package egg noodles, prepared as directed

5 T butter & flour (to make a rue)

2 1/2 C of milk

1 package of cream cheese, cut into cubes

2 sm cans of tuna or 1 large can of chicken

8 thicker slices of muenster cheese

1 cup of bread crumbs


Prepare egg noodles and set aside for later. 

Start out by making a rue of 5 Tbsp of butter and flour. Cook it down whilst whisking for about 2 minutes (it helps cook out the flour taste)

Then add 2.5 cups of milk slowly whilst whisking. When a nice creamy sauce has formed, add in your cream cheese .

Lastly add in 2 small cans of tuna (or one large OR a can o' chicken).

In a large casserole dish layer ingredients:  sauce/noodle/muenster cheese/sauce/noodle/muenster cheese/sauce/breadcrumbs

Bake on 350 until bubbly

Buffalo Chicken Dip

This appetizer is definitely a crowd pleaser! It has the zest from the buffalo sauce, creaminess from the combination of cheese and tender chunks of chicken. You'll have a hard time leaving the dish once you start snacking! Serve with crackers, tortilla chips and celery!

2 (10 oz) cans of chunk chicken, drained

3/4 C of Franks Red Hot Sauce
2 (8 oz) packages of cream cheese
1 C of ranch dressing
1 1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese
In a medium sized pot, mix 2 10 oz. cans of chunk chicken, drained, with 3/4 cup of Franks red hot sauce. Heat.
Add 2 8 oz. pkgs. of cream cheese, 1 cup ranch dressing, and 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese.
Heat through and serve. 

*You can also transfer to a small crockpot to keep warm.

Red Potato Mashed Potatoes

There is not one single way to mess up this recipe and it's delish to boot! I struggled to make the perfect mashed potato and finally got one that is so yummy (not the most figure friendly though).

2lbs of red potatoes - diced & boiled until tender
1 cup of butter
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup of sour cream (i always use fat free)
1 tip for making mashed potatoes is to let them cool for a few minutes before mashing them.

Add potatoes to the butter, milk & sour cream and mash away! You can also whip them if you wish.

Cranberry Crockpot Chicken

This recipe is so great for cold weather. It has a wonderful home style flavor and goes GREAT on top of homemade mashed potatoes! The combination of ingredients sounds really strange but I promise you, it's amazing.

3 to 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 can of whole berry cranberry sauce
1 package of dry onion soup mix
1/2 C western/french dressing

Mix cranberry sauce, soup mix and dressing together and pour over chicken. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 hours.