Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Slower Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken with Broccoli

Another Pinterest slower cooker dinner recipe. Perfect for pasta sauce or with rice.

2 pounds boneless chicken breasts, cut into strips,
1 tbsp olive oil
1 package (1 oz) Italian salad dressing mix
2 cups sliced mushroom,
1 cup chopped onion,
1 can (10.75 oz) condensed low-fat cream of chicken soup,
chopped broccoli,
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese,
cooked rice or pasta

Toss chicken with olive oil, sprinkle with Italian salad dressing mix. Add mushrooms, onions and broccoli. Stir in soup, cream cheese. Cook on low for 6 hours.
Serve with rice or pasta.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Banana Bread

Amazing banana bread recipe from New Cookbook. I wish I found this recipe earlier....

2 cups all-purpose flour
1&1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground ginger
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1&1/2 cup mashed bananas (4 to 5 medium)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil or melted butter
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom and 1/2 inch up the sides of one 9*5*3-inch loaf pan.
  In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, ginger.
  In a medium bowl combine eggs, banana, sugar and oil (or melted butter). Add banana mixture to flour mixture. Stir until moistened. Fold in walnuts. Spoon batter into  prepared loaf pan.
  Bake for 1 hour. Cover loosely with foil the last 15 minutes to prevent over-browning.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Baked Chicken, Green Beans and Potatoes

One of the simplest, most delicious meals I've ever made! A must-try.

In a 9*13-in baking dish, arrange 4-6 raw chiken breasts, cut new potatoes, trimmed green beans. Sprinkle with a packet of Italian dressing mix, top with a stick of melted butter. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Oatmeal Banana Bread

I tried this Pinterest recipe. We loved it so much. Healthy and teasty!

2 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup instant oats
1/2 cup cane sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1&1/2 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
1/4 cup butter (melted)
1 cup mashed bananas (about 3 medium)
3/4 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray two 9*5-in baking dish.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
In a medium bowl, mix buttermilk, eggs, butter, banans, add to the dry ingredients. Stir in chocolate chips if desired.
Pour batter into baking dishes. Bake for 45-50 minutes.
** Half of the batter can be made muffins. (This is what I did. And I stired chocolate chips in half of the muffin batter). Bake muffins for 20-25 minutes.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Pumpkin Chocolate chip Bread

Another Pinterest recipe. The whole house smelled like Fall! This recipe makes 2 loaves.

1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1&1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs
2&1/2 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp nutmeg
3/4 tsp clove
2 tsp cinnamon
1&1/2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray two 8*4-in loaf pans.
Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
In a separate bowl, mix eggs, oil, pumpkin puree.
Add pumpkin mixture to the dry ingredients. Stir in chocolate chips and mix well.
Pour batter into the two baking pans.
Bake for 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out of the center clean.

Crockpot Beef & Broccoli

Pinterest recipe. Makes beef really tender, and there are lots of vegetables.

1 pound boneless beef top round steak
8 oz sliced mushrooms
1 lb broccoli, cut
1 chopped onion
2 cups fat-free beef broth
1/4 cup soy sauce
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp chili paste
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp water
cooked brown rice

In a slow cooker, combine sesame oil, beef, mushrooms, onion, broth, garlic, chili paste, soy sauce, black pepper, and ginger. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water.
About after cooking 4 hours, add broccoli to slow cooker and stir in cornstarch mixture.
Continue to cook.
Serve with brown rice.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Single-serving Chocolate mug cake

A good and quick solution to sweet craving. Easy to make, microwave for 1 minute.

1 egg
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp peanut butter chips
1 tbsp flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking powder
small handful of chocolate chips (if desired)

In a small bowl, stir egg, brown sugar, peanut butter chips, flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder with a fork. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour batter into a greased mug. Microwave for 1 minute.