January 4, 2013

Italian Chicken

Marley was away at my sister's house for a few nights so I made this for dinner because I knew if I made it when she was home she wouldn't like it. (She's gotten very picky lately)

Chicken breasts
Stuffing mix 
1/2 -1 cup Shredded Parmesean cheese
diced tomatoes
Garlic salt
Italian dressing
Shredded Mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix can of tomatoes (with juice), stuffing, and parmesan cheese until stuffing is moist. 

Place chicken in baking dish. Add garlic salt and pepper. Drizzle italian dressing over top 
(save some for later) 

Spread the stuffing mix over top of the chicken.  Pour remaining italian dressing over top of stuffing. 

Cover with mozzarella cheese.  Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes. 

Mike loved this!! I believe this was also the night when he asked why everything I've made lately is so good, then he proceeded to tell me that I shouldn't of even tried cooking before- How rude!! 

January 3, 2013

Baked Penne

I had some of the Philadelphia cooking cream in the 'fridge that I got cheap with a coupon that was about to expire so I headed to pinterest to find a recipe to use it in. Of course, it didn't take me long to find this recipe for baked penne. 

1/2 lb. ground beef 
1/2 cup chopped onions 
1 jar(24 oz.) spaghetti sauce
1 tub(10 oz.) Philadelphia Italian Cheese and Herb Cooking Creme
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
3 cups cooked penne pasta

Preheat oven to 350. Brown ground beef and onions. Drain grease. 

Pour in spaghetti sauce, 3/4 cup cooking creme and 1/2 cup mozzarella

Cook for 2-3 minutes until mozzarella cheese is melted. 

Mix in the pasta and stir until mixed well. 

Pour into baking dish and put remaining cooking cream and mozzarella on top. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes

Mike's exact words after eating it was "this is like Olive Garden" I guess he really liked it! It was so good. I usually don't like a lot of pasta sauce but this was perfect because it had the cooking cream mixed in. I will definitely be making this again soon! 

January 2, 2013

Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

I was originally going to make these for a party we had. But since I wasn't feeling well, I didn't make them. Instead I made them for lunch for me and Marley.

Biscuit dough
cheese cubes
1 egg
parmesan cheese
garlic powder

Flatten out a biscuit and place pepperoni and cheese in center. 

Fold up the biscuit around cheese & pepperoni to make a little ball

Place seam side down in baking dish. In separate bowl beat egg and pour over top. Sprinkle with garlic powder and parmesan cheese.  

Bake at 425 degrees for 18-20 minutes.

Marley only liked the pepperoni. Weird kid! 

January 1, 2013

Warm Bean Dip

I went to a family friend's candle party a few weeks ago. While there I had the most amazing chip dip ever! Of course when I got home I looked online for the recipe, just to make sure I was making it right. 

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
2 cans (16 ounces, each) refried beans
1 packet taco seasoning
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

Spread beans on bottom of baking dish. 

Mix cream cheese, sour cream and taco seasoning until smooth. 
(I heated it in the microwave to help it mix better)

Layer cheese mix on top of beans. Layer shredded cheddar cheese on top of that. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until cheese is melted.

I think for next time, I wouldn't add the whole packet of the taco seasoning, it was just a little too much for me. And I would probably stir my cream cheese/sour cream more to make it really smooth because there were big chunks of cream cheese still, and I didn't care for that either. Other than that, it was delicious!