Thursday, June 30, 2011

Grilled Italian Pork

I wanted to make pork of some sort and thought that I'd try marinating it in Italian dressing. I have done chicken that way and steak that way too, which have never been disappointing. I wasn't disappointed this time either. It was delicious!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Baked Hasselback Potatoes

I've been eyeing hasselback potatoes for a while now. They look so frickin' good and boy, was I right!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pizza Bites with Basic Pizza Dough

The pizza bites were a huge hit! My kids devoured them. The pizza dough was very easy and quick. AND it made enough for 2 pizzas, so I was able to freeze half the recipe to use at a later time. I'm thinking perhaps Copycat Domino's Cinna Stix :)

Monday, June 27, 2011

Menu Plan Monday #13

Eggs with ham and peppers
Cake Batter Pancakes
Baked Oatmeal with Berries
Sticky, Sticky Buns
Carrot Yogurt Muffins

Grilled cheese with yogurt and chips
Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas
Hot dogs with chips and yogurt
Chicken and fries
Mac'n'cheese and rice cakes

Barbecues and Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes
Cheddar Broccoli Soup with Buttery Breadsticks
French Toast Fingers with scrambled eggs
BBQ Chicken Wraps with KFC Coleslaw Copycat
Petite Lasagna with salad and garlic bread
Chicken Taquitos with Mexican Rice

Molasses Cookies
Melt in Your Mouth Banana Bread
Funnel Cakes
Sparkling Raspberry Tea
Coffee Smoothie

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Bacon Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Picture update 12/13/2013 
Bacon Chicken Alfredo Pasta | Chicken, ham, & bacon combine with asparagus and tomato to make this alfredo pasta the best ever! #recipe #bacon

Bacon Chicken Alfredo Pasta | Chicken, ham, & bacon combine with asparagus and tomato to make this alfredo pasta the best ever! #recipe #bacon

Bacon Chicken Alfredo Pasta | Chicken, ham, & bacon combine with asparagus and tomato to make this alfredo pasta the best ever! #recipe #bacon

This was unbelievably good! I cannot even describe how delicious because I wouldn't even get close to how good it is!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Chocolate Chip Muffins

This is definitely better than the first one I tried - not too much vanilla and they are so moist! Normally I have an issue with muffins overflowing and I was nervous that I overfilled the paper cups, but it turns out that these muffins bake really well and don't overflow and get all wonky! Oh and I took a bite before I took a picture. I couldn't wait!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sweet & Sour Chicken

I've been craving some hibachi-style food lately. I decided to make some Chinese food with it too.
I love sweet & sour chicken so much, but I've never made it at home. 
This recipe was really simple and it was so delicious!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Menu Plan Monday #12

I needed to start numbering these instead of dating them, so from now on you'll see a number :)

Breakfast this week:
Choc Chip Muffins
Eggs with ham and peppers
Cake Batter Pancakes
Baked Oatmeal with Berries
Sticky, Sticky Buns

Lunch this week:
Leftovers (twice)
chicken nuggets and chips
grilled cheese, yogurt and veggies w/ranch
hot dogs and chips

Dinner this week:
3 Envelope Chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans
Classic Baked Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread
Grilled Buffalo Chicken sandwich, Baked Hasselback Potatoes, corn
Pizza Bites
Bacon Chicken Alfredo Pasta with broccoli
Italian pork with broccoli, potato and cheese packet

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cincinnati Chili

Picture Updated 12/13/2013 

This one is slightly different from the Skyline Chili Copycat - this one is my mother-in-law's recipe for it :) I'd have to have my husband home to tell me which one is closer to Skyline.

TO MAKE IN THE CROCKPOT: Place ground beef, diced onion, and 2 cups water (1 quart is too much water for the crockpot) into the crockpot. Crumble beef until no large pieces are left. Add the remainder of the ingredients. Cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours. Serve over top of cooked spaghetti with shredded cheese and diced onion.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Carmel Rolls

This is a super simple, AWESOME recipe! I don't know if it's an original from my mom or if she got it from somewhere else, but gotta try it! It's the most delicious thing ever!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Quick & Tasty Cheesesteak Subs

A good thing about deployments is that I can test out recipes before my husband gets home. Especially ones that I think he will like, like this one. This was a huge success. I normally don't like cheesesteaks, but I thought this one was delicious! I added green peppers into the mix :)

Menu Plan Monday - 6.13.2011

I failed to make breakfast very often last week and I also had a few days of laziness plus a day of rain, so there are lots of recipes carrying over from last week.

Breaded Chicken with Zucchini and Tomatoes

Carmel Rolls
Grilled Cheese with yogurt and chips

Cereal and toast
Hot dogs with rice cakes and yogurt
Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops with salad and bread

Chicken nuggets and fries

Bagels and eggs
Baked French Toast

Chocolate Chip Muffins
Bacon and Steak Bites with potato salad and corn on the cob

Sweet & Sour Chicken with Hibachi-style rice and salad with Hibachi dressing

Candy Cookie Bites
Aloha Smoothie
Watermelon Lemonade

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Chewy

Ahhh...the infamous Chewy from Alton Brown. I've been wanting to try this forever. It was a delicious recipe! I think it's tied with the Tollhouse recipe. It's a good filling cookie and the bread flour makes it a bit more cake-like.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo

 This was simple and absolutely delicious. I've never been a fan of alfredo until now! It was just amazing :) I also think my picky 4 year old is starting to be non-picky. He loved this AND ate all his broccoli too!

~Twisted Thursday - 6.9.2011~

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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Baked Potato Skins

Homemade baked potato skins are very easy. I would say much cheaper than premade and you can make mashed potatoes out of it as well. So you get 2 sides out of 1 recipe!

Monday, June 06, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - 6.6.2011

One day I will actually make everything on my list. I have a busy day ahead of me (dentist appt for my son, need to stop by the post office to send out a package to my husband and grocery shopping), but I'm hoping to update the last two Monday's menus with links some time today.

Here's what is on my menu this week:
Monday: Coney Island Hot Dog with corn on the cob and chips

Tuesday: Baked Oatmeal with Berries, grilled cheese with yogurt and chips, Breaded Chicken with Zucchini & Tomatoes

Wednesday: Chocolate Chip Muffins, chicken nuggets and fries, Goulash with green beans and garlic bread

Thursday: cereal, fried egg sandwich, leftovers

Friday: waffles, pizza, Crockpot Chicken Fajitas with Mexican Rice

Saturday: Carmel Rolls, mac'n'cheese, Quick & Tasty Cheesesteak Subs

Sunday: bagels with eggs, leftovers, Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops with salad and bread

Extras: The Chewy, PB Lovers' Candy Cookie Bites, Root Beer Float Cookies (to send to family & friends)
S'more Stuffed Choc Chip Cookies (those have been on my menu list for the past 3 weeks and I need to get around to actually baking!!), Aloha Smoothies