Friday, June 29, 2012

Chicken K-bobs

chicken, cut into large chunks
vegetables of your choice
Italian dressing
k-bob sticks

marinate chicken and vegetables in Italian dressing
push onto sticks
grill until chicken is cooked through

*if you're using wooden sticks, soak them in water before putting them on the grill

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Italian Nachos

recipe from Eric

Italian sausage, cooked
Chicken, cooked and shredded
Taco chips
mozzarella cheese
Alfredo sauce

Layer the following on pan...
Taco chips 
sausage and chicken
mozzarella cheese
drizzle with Alfredo sauce

bake at 400 degrees until cheese is melted and just turning golden brown
no dipping sauce is needed

*Tips for Alfredo sauce. Mix in can well, the thick stuff is at the bottom. Because you won't use the whole jar, pour some in a bowl and warm just slightly in the microwave. Drizzle over nachos with a spoon.
*The chicken is optional, but we think it taste the best with both
*Jalapenos are also optional. I don't eat them, but I do like the flavor baked into the nachos
*can also add green pepper, or use that instead of jalapenos

Friday, June 22, 2012

Oreo Pudding

recipe from Lindsay

1 box vanilla pudding
1 box chocolate pudding
3 1/2 cups milk
whisk together for 2 minutes
mix in 2 tubs of cool whip
mix in package of Oreo cookies, crumbled

*This one is always a hit with the kids!

Noodle Salad

recipe from Tricia

box of noodles, cooked
mix in Italian dressing
mix in Parmessan cheese
you can also add green pepper

super simple and easy!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Ice Cream Dessert

recipe from my mom

I have 2 versions of this recipe; the proper way, and my way!

The proper version is from my mom:
2 cups crushed graham crackers, about 12-13 crackers
4 Tbsp peanut butter
6 full crunch bars, crushed
mix together with a fork

layer 2/3 of mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 Tupperware dish
layer a 1/2 gallon of vanilla ice cream
(open the whole container so the whole block of ice cream is exposed, cut thick slices with a large knife and lay into 9x13 dish.)
top with the remaining mixture and put into freezer

My version:
there are 3 packs of graham crackers in a box, crush up 1 pack
3-4 heaping spoonfuls of peanut butter
A full bag of the snack size crunch bars, crushed 
(I can never find the large crunch bars)
mix together with a fork

I serve it as a topping over individual scoops of ice cream. 
Even better if you let the ice cream melt just a touch and mix it up like a flurry.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Slow Cooked Pork Barbecue

recipe from Taste of Home

1 boneless pork loin roast (3-4 pounds), cut in half
1 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
1 tsp garlic powder
1 cup barbecue sauce
1 cup cola
8-10 sandwich rolls, split

Place roast in 5 quart slow cooker. 
Sprinkle with season salt and garlic powder
Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until meat is tender
Remove meat, skim fat from cooking juices.
Shred meat with fork and return to slow cooker
Combine barbecue sauce and cola, pour over meat
Cover and cook on high for 1-2 hours or until sauce is thickened
serve on rolls

Monday, June 4, 2012

All Recipes

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Main Dish { Chicken }

BBQ Bacon Chicken, grill
Chicken Breasts Parmigiana, oven
Chicken Chimichangas for camping, campfire
Chicken Crescent Squares, oven
Chicken Enchilada Puffs, oven
Chicken K-bobs, grill
Chicken Monterey, grill
Chicken Nuggets, oven
Chicken Pot Pie, oven
Chicken what the heck, oven
Chicken Wild Rice Soup, stove top
Drumsticks, Chicken legs, oven
Italian Chicken Casserole, oven
Lydia's Crock Pot Chicken, crock pot
Sante Fe Chicken, oven
Stuffed Buffalo Chicken, oven
Sweet-and-Sour Chicken, crock pot
Sweet and Sour Chicken, grill
Swiss Chicken, oven

Main Dish { Beef }

Bacon Ranch Burgers, grill
Baked Mostaciolli, oven
BBQ, stove top
Beef Enchiladas, oven
Dr. Pepper Roast, crock pot
Filled Meatballs, oven
French Dip Sandwich, stove top
Gulosh, crock pot
Hamburg Skillet Dinner, stove top
Hodge Podge Soup, stove top or crock pot
Meat Loaf, oven
Mini Meatloaves, oven
Mini Mexican Pizzas, oven
Pizza Burgers, oven
Pizza Casserole, oven
Stuffed Pasta Shells, oven
Swiss Steak, crock pot
Taco Salad, oven
Tator Tot Casserole, oven

Main Dish { Ham/Pork/Sausage }

Italian Nachos, oven
Party Potato Casserole, oven
Pork Tenderloin ( Italian dressing ), grill
Pork Tenderloin ( Montreal Steak Marinade ), grill
Pork Tenderloin, slow cooked, grill
Slow-Cooked Pork Barbecue, crock pot
Three Meat Pizza Casserole, oven
Zatarain's Rice and Smoked Sausage, stove top

Main Dish { Other }

Pizza Bites, oven
Pepperoni Rolls, oven
Potato Soup, stove top
Stromboli, oven

Side Dish

Asparagus, oven
Bacon, oven
Baked Beans, crock pot
Baked Potatoe with Kosher Salt, oven
Fast Fruity Delight
Greek Quacamole Salsa
Green Bean Casserole, oven
Green Beans with Garlic, stove top
Hashbrown Casserole - DeZwaan, oven
Herb Bread, oven
Macaroni and Cheese, crock pot
Mashed Potatoes, stove top
Noodle Salad,
Oreo Pudding
Parmesan Potatoes, oven
Red Skin Mashed Potatoes, crock pot/oven
Strawberry Pretzel Salad
Three Cheese Potatoes, grill

Appetizer / Snacks


Bread / Misc.

Chocolate Chip Cookies, oven
Banana Bread, oven
Hot Chocolate mix
Monkey Bread, oven
Punch, Raspberry
Smoothie, blender

Pizza Bites

recipe from Six Sisters' Stuff, but I changed it up a bit

frozen bread dough rolls
mozzarella cheese
pizza toppings of your choice
pizza sauce for dipping

1 Tbsp butter or olive oil
2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried Italian seasoning

Set out the number of rolls you will need and let rise, takes a few hours 
on a floured surface, roll out dough and then cut in half with knife
top with pepperoni and cheese
fold over edges and place seam side down in pan
brush with butter or olive oil
mix together Parmesan cheese, garlic and Italian season
sprinkle over pizza bites
bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown

original recipe says to use the refrigerated pizza dough roll and then cut into squares. I like to use these frozen rolls because you can take out exactly what you need, you just need to plan ahead.

you can leave the rolls as one piece instead of cutting in half, 
we thought they turned out better when cut in half

6 rolls, cut in half, fits perfectly into a 9x9 pan
you can plan on 3-4 bites per person

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Parmesan Potatoes

recipe from Vicki

6 large potatoes ( we use the larger red skinned )
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup butter
chopped or dried parsley

Clean and cut potatoes into pieces
Combine flour, cheese, salt and pepper, in a bag
add potato pieces and shake
melt butter in 9x13 pan in oven
place potatoes in a layer in pan
bake at 375 for 1 hour turning once during baking time
sprinkle with parsley ( optional )

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Banana Bread

recipe from my Grandma, Julia Koops

1 large banana, mashed
1 cup sugar
1 stick oleo
1 egg, add enough milk to make 1 cup liquid
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
dash of salt

Cream the sugar and oleo 
Add the banana and egg mixture and beat
Add flour, soda, vanilla, and salt 

for a LOAF of bread, bake at 350 for 1 hour
for MUFFINS, bake at 350 for approx. 25 minutes (makes 12)
for MINI MUFFINS, bake at 350 for approx. 15-18 minutes (makes 36)

EGG-FREE muffin: we replace the egg with applesauce, 1/4 - 1/3 cup

Grady loves to help in the kitchen!

If you over mix, you loose the smooth top. Grady may have gotten carried away with the hand mixer!

these freeze really well

Andrew loves banana muffins!

Lydia's Crock Pot Chicken

recipe from Lydia

also found at Love my Freezer Dinners

4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 jar pasta sauce
4 carrots, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, sliced
2 celery sticks, sliced
1/2 tsp salt

mix together and heat in crock pot, 6-8 hours on low
chicken should shred easily, serve over mashed potatoes, rice, or biscuits
(we serve it as a full chicken breast)

*this meal freezes well, and I take it right from the freezer to the crock pot