Saturday, October 26, 2013
I made this yesterday for a potluck and it was devoured! Ingredients: 1 whole chicken Pam coooking spray Lawry's seasoned salt Optional: garlic, onions, fresh herbs Directions: Spray crockpot with cooking spray. Pat dry chicken & salt chicken all over. Place in crockpot, adding any optional items desired. Cook on high for 6 hours or on Low for 8-10 hours. Eat!
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Ingredients 3 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped 1 can of seamless crescent roll dough 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1 heaping cup of fresh baby spinach Directions Preheat oven to 375 and spray a cooking sheet with non-stick spray. Roll crescent sheet out on to baking sheet. In a small bowl or glass measuring cup combine cream cheese, garlic, and lemon juice. Spread crescent roll dough with cream cheese mixture then sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bacon. Top with a layer of spinach. Working on the long side of the dough roll the dough up. Place seam side down and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until golden. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before cutting. Slice into 12 pieces. (Cutting too quickly will squish your bread.) Serve alone or with marinara or spaghetti sauce for dipping. http://fenlason.net/BrightShinyThings/
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Tried this sample at Trader Joe's & it was amazing! Hope I can make it taste that good tonight! 1/2 large TJ's Spaghetti Squash 3 slices TJ's Applewood Smoked Bacon, cut into moderate-sized bits 1 clove TJ's Garlic, minced 1/2 cup TJ's Light Cream Cheese, cubed 3/4 cup TJ's Fresh English Peas 3/4 cup TJ's Milk 1/3 cup TJ's Grated Parmesan Reggiano Cheese Cook the squash: Use a sharp knife to cut squash in half lengthwise. Use a large table spoon to scrape out the seeds and string. Season with salt and pepper, place cut side up in a microwave safe dish and add about an inch of water to the bottom of the dish. Cover dish with cling wrap and microwave on high for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool enough to handle before unwrapping. Use a table fork to scrape squash from top to bottom to separate flesh into strands of "spaghetti." Prepare Sauce: Cook bacon in large skillet until crisp. Remove from skillet with slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel. Pour off bacon drippings. Add garlic to pan and sauté until opaque, about 1 minute. Add milk, cream cheese and peas; simmer over very low heat until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well blended and heated through. Add more milk if too thick. Add squash and bacon; toss to coat. Sprinkle on Parmesan cheese and serve right away. Serves: 4 Cooking Time: 30 - 40 Minutes Trader Joe's
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Ingredients 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, cubed 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup half-and-half cream 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon dried minced onion 1 teaspoon prepared mustard 16 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled Tortilla chips or French bread slices Directions In a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker, combine the first six ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or until cheeses are melted, stirring occasionally. Just before serving, stir in bacon. Serve warm with tortilla chips or bread. Yield: 4 cups.