Sunday, January 31, 2010

The MOST AMAZING Sugar Cookies

 My friends and I went to a taping of Good Things Utah this past week.  Kneader's (a local bakery) came on the show and made these yummy sugar cookies.   They did not give us any to sample and I have been craving these cookies ever since.....I am a HUGE sugar cookie lover! They did give us the recipe so I decided to  try them out and WOW they were AMAZING!!!!

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Cheesy Chicken Lasagna

I found a new cooking blog(check it out) that I LOVE!!   She has a ton of really yummy recipes.  Here is one that I tired last night!  The light in my kitchen stinks so sorry about the picture. 
Cheesy Chicken Lasagna
2 cans (12 oz) evaporated milk (not fat-free)
1 (1 oz) pkg. dry Ranch dressing mix
3 C. cubed, cooked, chicken
1/8 tsp pepper
1 (16oz) lasagna noodles, cooked (I recommend reducing it to 8 oz to 12 oz)
1 1/2 to  2 C cheddar cheese, grated
1 1/2 to  2 C mozzarella cheese, grated
Cook the chicken and noodles first at the same time. Once noodles are done–rinse in cold water and set aside (it keeps them from sticking together). Combine evaporated milk (don’t use fat-free version) and Ranch dressing in a 3 quart heavy saucepan. Heat over low heat, stirring frequently until dry ingredients are dissolved. Stir in chicken and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, 25 minutes (don’t do any less), stirring frequently. Layer half of lasagna noodles, poultry sauce, and cheese in well-buttered 9×13 pan. Repeat layers again. Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Three Cheese Chicken Penne Pasta Bake

I had some left over chicken from Sunday dinner and scanned through my recipe book and I found this recipe that I tore out of a magazine last year.   I am really bad about finding new recipes then never trying them but today I tired this one and it was a HUGE hit at my house.

1 1/2 cups penne pasta uncooked
1 pkg (9oz) fresh spinach leaves(I left this out since I was out of spinach)
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into pieces( I used leftover chicken)
1 t dried basil
1 jar (14.5 oz) spaghetti sauce
1 can diced tomatoes drained
2 oz cream cheese cubed
1 c  grated mozzarella cheese
2 T grated parmesan cheese

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Cook pasta, adding spinach to boiling water for the last minute.   Cook and stir chicken and basil in large skillet on medium heat for 3 minutes.  Add sauce and tomatoes and bring to a boil.  Simmer for 3 min or until chicken is done.  Stir in cream cheese.   Drain Pasta mixture return to pan.  Stir in chicken mixture and 1/2 c mozzarella cheese.  Spoon into 2 qt baking dish.   Bake for 20 min.  Sprinkle with remaining cheeses and bake for 3 more minutes.