Friday, July 27, 2012

Beef &Tomato Pasta Casserole

Saw this recipe on Pinterest, tried it immediately. And Everybody said it's really good.

1 lb ground beef
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried basil
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
8 ounces bow tie pasta or macaroni
8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to package instruction.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook ground beef, garlic, oregano, basil, onion, green pepper, salt and black pepper until beef is brown and vegetables are tender.
Drain fat.
Add diced tomatoes and tomato sauce to beef mixture, simmer for 5 minutes.
Mix beef mixture with cooked pasta and place in a 9*13-in baking dish.
Top casserole with mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese.
Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Crockpot Italian Seasoning Chicken

Got this recipe from Pinterest. Me and my husband loved it so much!You only four ingredients and it's super easy to make. Perfect for workdays: throw everything in slower cooker and when you come home a few hours later, a delicious meal is ready.

2-4 frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese (let it soften in room temperature)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 package Italian dressing seasoning
vegetables (optional) (I added chopped broccoli and sliced carrots)
Cooked rice

In a bowl, stir cream cheese, cream of chicken soup, seasoning together. Place chicken breasts in slower cooker, (place vegetables), stir in the mixture over the chicken breasts. Cook on low for 6-7 hours. After it's cooked, shred or cut chicken into strips for easier eating. Serve with cooked rice.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Sour Cream Pound Cake

I was craving pound cake the other night and found this recipe from New Cookbook. And I made a loaf the next day. Serve with strawberries or ice cream or even syrup will be even better.

1/2 cup butter
3 eggs
1/2 cup dairy sour cream
1&1/2 all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

Allow butter, eggs, and sour cream in room temperature for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, grease a 9*5*3-inch loaf pan. In a bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add sugar, beating about 10 minutes. Beat in vanilla. Add eggs, beat 1 minute. Alternatively add flour mixture and sour cream, beat until combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
Bake for 70 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and serve.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken

A recipe from Pinterest. We loved it! Easy to make and chicken meat is very tender.

12 boneless skinless chicken thighs (3 pounds), I used chicken breasts, cut into strips
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup soy sauce
6 tbsp cider vinegar
3/4 tsp ground ginger
3/4 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp black pepper
4&1/2 tsp corn starch
4&1/2 tsp cold water

Place chicken in a 4 quart slow cooker.
In a large bowl, combine sugar, soy sauce, cider vinegar, ginger, garlic and pepper. Pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours.
 Remove chicken from the slow cooker, keep warm. Skim fat from the cooking liquid. Place liquid in a saucepan and bring to boil. Combine cornstarch and water. Gradually stir into liquid and stir until thickened. Pour the sauce over chicken and serve with rice.
I halved the recipe and it worked fine.
And I forgot to take a picture of the cooked meal......

Monday, July 2, 2012

Crockpot Mexican Chicken

A recipe from Pinterest. Easy to make, just throw everything in crockpot and a few hours later it becomes a yummy meal. Good for Sunday lunch/dinner. Prepare before going to church and when you come home it'll be ready. 

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 can cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup
1 cup salsa
1 package taco seasoning
green onions (optional)
1 cup sour cream
shredded cheese
Rice or tortilla

Put chicken, canned soup, salsa, (green onions) in slower cooker. Sprinkle taco seasoning over everything. Cook on low for 6 hours. When it's done, shred chicken with two forks. Stir in sour cream and cheese. Serve with rice or tortilla.