Friday, July 27, 2012

Corn Relish/Pico

Got this recipe from a friend in our Sunday school class.... I cannot take credit for its awesomeness.  But this is great as a pico to go on tacos/fajitas/taco salad OR just as a dip with tortilla chips.  I could eat the entire bowl myself!

can white shoe peg corn (drained and rinsed)
can black beans (drained and rinsed)
can petite diced tomatoes (drained and rinsed)
can of rotel (with juice)
half a red onion, diced
bunch of green onion, diced
6 tbsp of fresh squeezed lime juice
6 tbsp of veg. oil
salt, pepper and cumin to your liking
 This is all dumped into a bowl and tossed together.
bunch of cilantro, I chop and toss this in right before I serve

Super easy recipe to tweek... add more or less of something to your liking.  :)

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sweet & Sour Chicken and Fried Rice

Just made this for supper tonight and it was SO GOOD. Took a while, but it was worth it. I got the recipe from pinterest, which took me to someone's blog. So there are even a couple of pictures, too. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to reproduce those, but I'll post the link below to give the original author/photographer credit. I've tried to make fried rice before, but it was never as good as when I tried this recipe.

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

The chicken coating:

3-4 boneless chicken breasts
salt + pepper
1 cup cornstarch
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup canola oil

The sweet and sour sauce:

3/4 cup sugar
4 tbs ketchup
1/2 cup vinegar
1 tbs soy sauce
1 tsp garlic salt

       Start by preheating your oven to 325 degrees. Rinse your chicken breasts in water and then cut into cubes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Dip chicken into the cornstarch to coat then dip into the eggs.  Heat your 1/4 cup oil in a large skillet and cook your chicken until browned but not cooked through. Place the chicken in a 9x13 greased baking dish. Mix all of your sweet and sour sauce ingredients in a bowl with a whisk and then pour evenly over the chicken. Bake for one hour and during the baking process you will need to turn the chicken every 15 minutes.  

                                 Below is the greatness you will get when it's all cooked:

Fried Rice                                                                                             

3 cups cooked white rice (day old or leftover rice works best!)
3 tbs sesame oil
1 cup frozen peas and carrots (thawed) I didn't have this, so I used fresh carrots and it was great
1 small onion, chopped
2 tsp minced garlic
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 cup soy sauce

      On medium high heat, heat the oil in a large skillet or wok.  Add the peas/carrots mix, onion and garlic. Stir fry until tender. Lower the heat to medium low and push the mixture off to one side, then pour your eggs on the other side of skillet and stir fry until scrambled. Now add the rice and soy sauce and blend all together well. Stir fry until thoroughly heated!  


SO good!

Here is the link to the blog where I got it.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

Found this on Pinterest and we loved it. You can serve it in tacos, or with rice and beans in a bowl.

Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

cooking spray for sauteeing
2-3 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in bite sized pieces
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup cilantro lime pesto (recipe follows)
flour or corn tortillas
preferred taco garnishes (salsa, sour cream, cheese, etc)
Season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder. In a skillet sprayed with cooking spray, saute chicken over medium high heat and cooked through. Toss cooked, seasoned chicken with the pesto. Fill tortillas with chicken and top with preferred garnishes.

Cilantro Lime Pesto
1 cup fresh cilantro leaves (do not include stems)
2 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons sliced, toasted almonds
3 tablespoons chopped, fresh garlic
1 1/2 teaspoon lime juice
1/2 cup shredded asiago (Parmesan or Romano can be substituted too)
1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup chicken broth
Using a blender, mix together the cilantro, olive oil, almonds, garlic, lime juice, asiago, salt and chicken broth on low speed for 2 minutes. 

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Cheesy Corn Casserole

No idea if anyone checks this anymore!!!  Hopefully some have it on their google reader. 

This recipe is a WINNER.  My MIL gave it to me and we took it to our small group 4th of July cookout as a side with burgers.  But I think it would be even better at like Thanksgiving or something.  SO easy and YUMMY.  I had to give out the recipe to everyone there!

1 can creamed corn

1 can corn (drained)
1 small box cornbread mix (I recommend sweet cornbread)
8 oz. sour cream
1 ½ cups grated cheddar cheese
1 stick melted butter

Mix together and bake 40 minutes @ 350 degrees until it looks "baked" in the middle.  I think I'll use a 13X9 next time since my round casserole dish left it kinda jiggly in the middle.  If that happens, just cook a bit longer. 

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Cooking Tip: Onions

So I learned a cooking tip from my friend Maurine, and it has been such a time and energy saver that I thought it deserved its own post.

When recipes call for chopped onion, use frozen chopped onions! You can buy them in bags in the freezer section. I can't tell you how much I love not having to buy and chop fresh onions!

Thank you, Mo! You have changed my cooking life! If anyone else has cooking tips like this, please post them!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Chicken with Hoison Sauce

This may be a little hard to read, but I scanned it instead of typing it since I'm lazy. It's basically an Asian stir-fry dish, and I served it over rice. You can find hoison sauce in the Asian section of wal-mart or your grocery store. I could drink that stuff.

I cooked this several weeks ago and it was SO GOOD. Just be sure you have everything ready before you start, because the pan will be very hot and will burn stuff fast if you don't stay on top of it and cook things for the right time. This doesn't take long once you start the cooking part, but you don't want to have a crying kid hanging on your knees like I did.


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Crock Pot Recipes...

Crock Pot - Beef

All Day Crock Pot Beef

Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Beef and Pasta Casserole

Beef Diablo

Beef Fajitas

Beef Ragout Over Rice

Beef Tips

Beer Braised Beef in Crock Pot

Burritos Crock Pot Style

California Tamale Pie

Cattleman's Beef and Beans

Cheeseburger Sandwiches

Cheesy Meat Loaf

Chili Beer Brisket of Beef

Complete Crock Pot Dinner

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Country Swiss Steak

Cowboy Casserole

Cranberry Pork Roast

Crock Pot Beef Burgundy

Crock Pot Beef 'n Peppers

Crock Pot Beef with Mushrooms

Crock Pot Cabbage Rolls

Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Crock Pot Creole Steak Strips

Crock Pot Delight

Crock Pot Easy Swiss Steak

Crock Pot Enchiladas

Crock Pot Fajitas

Crock Pot Fajitas II

Crock Pot Italian Beef

Crock Pot Meatballs

Crock Pot Rump Roast

Crock Pot Sauerbraten

Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce

Crock Pot Swiss Steak

Crock Pot Taco Casserole

Fiesta Tamale Pie

Glazed Corned Beef

Glazed Corned Beef #2

Harvest Dinner

Harvest Pot Roast with Tomato-Wine Sauce

Hot-and-Spicy Sloppy Joes

Lean Crock Pot Beans

Nina's Beef and Beans

Pot Roast Dinner

Old Time Beef Stew

Pot Roast with Noodles

Ranch Style Beef

Reuben Casserole

Roast Cooked with Coke

Roast with Veggies

Sage Pot Roast

Salsa Swiss Steak

Savory Pepper Steak

Savory Stewed Beef

Slow-Cooked Beef Stifado

Slow Cooked Pepper Steak

Slow Cooked Steak Rolls

Slow Cooked Swiss Steak Supper

Slow Cooker Italian Spaghetti Sauce

Slow Cooker Lasagna

Slow Cooker Swiss Steak

Slowly Deviled Beef

Smothered Steak Strips

Spaghetti Sauce Italiano

Spicy Wine Pot Roast

Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

Stuffed Pasta Shells

Swiss Bliss

Swiss Steak

Teriyaki Steak

Three Pepper Steak

Three-Way Beef

Yankee Pot Roast and Vegetables

Crock Pot - Pork

Casserole in the Cooker

Chicken Lickin Good Crock Pot Pork Chops

Chinese Style Country Ribs

Country Pork with Mushrooms

Cranberry Pork Roast

Crockpot Apricot Pulled Pork for Sandwiches

Crock Pot Festival Sausage

Crock Pot Hawaiian Pork

Crock Pot Pork Chops Supreme

Crock Pot Sausage & Potatoes

Crock Pot Sausage and Egg Casserole

Crocked Cherry Pork Chops

Polish Kraut and Apples

Pork Chop Delight

Pork Chops and Mustard Sau ce Potatoes

Pork Chops with Corn Stuffing

Pork Stew with Vegetables

Rosemary Potato Pork Chops

Sauerkraut Supper

Slow Cooking Pork Chops

Soy-Glazed Spareribs

Super Easy Pork Chops

Sweet and Spicy Kielbasa or Polish Sausage

Sweet 'n' Sour Ribs

Sweet 'N' Sour Sausage

Crock Pot - Poultry

90s Style Crockpot Coq Au Vin

Bacon Wrapped Chicken

Baked Cajun Chicken

Baked Chicken Breasts in Crock Pot

Basil Chicken

Broccoli Rice & Chicken

Caf?? Chicken

Cantonese Sweet & Sour Chicken

Caribbean Chicken

Cheesy Crock Pot Chicken

Chicken & Cherries Jubilee

Chicken a la King

Chicken and Cherries Jubilee C/P

Chicken & Rice Casserole

Chicken and Artichoke Casserole

Chicken and Dumplings

Chicken Breasts Supreme

Chicken Creole

Chicken Crock Pie

Chicken Curry

Chicken Curry #2

Chicken Curry Hurry

Chicken Hearts Crockpot

Chicken in the Crock Pot

Chicken Marengo

Chicken Merlot with Mushrooms

Chicken Ol??

Chicken Paprika

Chicken Parisienne

Chicken Parmigiana

Chicken Sesame < /div>

Chicken Stew

Chicken Stroganoff in Crock Pot

Chicken Taco Filling

Creamy Chicken with Vegetables

Crockpot Buffalo Wings with Blue Cheese Dip

Crock Pot Chicken

Crock Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Crock Pot Chicken Dinner

Crock Pot Chicken in Mushroom Gravy

Crock Pot Chicken Teriyaki

Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla

Crock Pot Garlic Chicken

Crock Pot Lacquered Chicken

Crock Pot Robust Chicken

Easy Chicken Noodle Soup

Forty-clove Chicken

Garlic Lemon Chicken

Ham 'n' Swiss Chicken

International Chicken

Italian Chicken and Potatoes

Italian Chicken Breast

Lemonemonade Chicken

Lemony Roasted Chicken

Lo-Cal Crock Pot Chicken

Low-Fat Glazed Chicken in Crock Pot

Mama's Chicken Stew

Pat's Creamy Chicken

Portugese Garlic Chicken

Turkey Casserole20

Turkey Rice South with Tomatoes

Working Woman's Chicken and Rice

Crock Pot - Fish & Seafood

Bayou Gumbo


Cheese-Shrimp Chowder

Cioppino (Fisherman's Stew)

Crock Pot Bouillabaisse

Crock Pot Citrus Fish

Crock Pot Clam Chowder

Crock Pot Clam Chowder #2

Crock Pot Crab Soup

Crock Pot Fish Stew

Crock Pot Manhattan Style Clam Chowder

Crock Pot Shrimp Marinara


Louisiana Gumbo

Mediterranean Fish Soup

No Clams Clam Chowder

Oyster Bisque

Seafood Naples

Shrimp Creole for the Crock Pot

Shrimp Creole

Shrimp Curry Macaroni Salad

Slow Cooker Seafood Chowder

Sweet and Sour Shrimp

Swiss Crab Casserole

Tuna Casserole

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Crock Pot - Soup, Stew & Chili

Barley Soup

Bean Soup for the Crock Pot

Bean Soup Italiano

Beef-Barley Stew

Beef Chowder

Beef Ragout

Black Bean Chili with Beef

Busy Day Stew

Calico Ham and Bean Soup

Chicken and Vegetable Chowder

Chicken Vegetable Chowder


Chili con Queso

Confetti Yellow Pea Soup

Cowboy Sausage & Beans

Crock Pot Bean Soup

Crock Pot Beef Barley Soup

Crock Pot Beef Stew

Crock Pot Beef Stew #2

Crock Pot Beef Stew #3

Crock Pot Beef Vegetable Soup

Crock Pot Chicken Corn Soup

Crock Pot Chowder

Crock Pot Broccoli Soup

Crock Pot Chili

Crock Pot Chili #2

Crock Pot Cock 'n Bull Stew

Crock Pot Corn Chowder

Crock Pot Dumpling Soup

Crock Pot French Onion Soup

Crock Pot Hamburger Soup

Crock Pot Hearty Beef Stew

Crock Pot Homemade Chicken Soup

Crock Pot Onion Soup

Crock Pot Potato Soup

Crock Pot Split Pea Soup

Crock Pot Stew

Crock Pot Wild Rice Soup

Debbie's Potato Soup

Easy Crock Pot Chili

Favorite Beef Stew

Greek Beef Stew

Healthy Chili in Crock Pot

Hearty Bean Soup

Italian Bean Soup

Italian Sausage Vegetable Soup

Jolene's Chili

Lentils & Vegetable Stew

Low-Fat Potato Soup

Minestrone Soup from the Crock Pot

Navy Bean Bacon Chowder

Polish Hunter Soup

Pork Chop Stew

Possum Lodge Firehouse Chili

Potato and Mushroom Chowder

Ranch Style Stew

Red Beans, Barley & Sausage Stew

Slow Cooked Texas Stew

Slow Cooked Two Meat Chili

Slow Cooked Tex-Mex Chili

Slow Cooker Mexican Beef Soup

Slow Cooker Mexican Beef Stew

Southwest Stew

Southwestern Corn Chowder

Southwestern Chicken and Bean Stew

Spicy Black and Red Bean Soup

Spicy Cajun Gumbo

Taco Soup

Tex-Mex Chili

Tomato-Bean Stew

Tortilla Soup

Vegetable Barley Soup

Vegetable Beef Barley Soup

Vegetable Gumbo

Vegetarian Split Pea Soup

Waldorf Astoria Stew

Crock Pot - Barbeque

B-B-Q Beef

BBQ Chicken in a Crock Pot

Barbecue Crockpot Meatballs

Barbecued Beef

Barbecued Beef

Barbecued Beef 'N Beans

Barbecue Beef Sandwiches

Barbecued Meat Loaf

Barbecued Pot Roast

Barbequed Spareribs

Crock Pot Barbeque

Crock Pot Barbecue Chicken

Crock Pot Barbecued Beef and Beans

Crock Pot Barbecued Pork and Beans

Crock Pot Bar-B-Que Beef

Crock Pot BBQ Beef Sandwiches

Crock Pot Pork Barbecue

Crockpot Pork Barbecue

Crockery Cooker Barbecued Ribs

Marinated Barbecue Brisket

Pulled Pork with Root Beer Ba rbecue Sauce

Crock Pot - Side Dishes

Aztec Black Beans

Barley with Mushrooms & Green Onions

Bean and Cornbread Casserole

Bean Pot Medley

Bean Ragout with Cilantro-Cornmeal Dumplings

Best Crock Pot Beans

Bourbon Baked Beans

California Rice


Cheese and Potato Casserole

Cheesy Creamed Corn

Chuck Wagon Beans

Corn, Ham and Potato Scallop

Cottage Potatoes

Cowboy Beans

Creamy Green Beans

Creamy Scalloped Potatoes

Creole Black Beans

Crock Pot Baked Beans

Crock Pot Beans

Crockpot Boston Baked Beans

Crock Pot Casserole

Crock Pot Cauliflower and Broccoli Casserole

Crock Pot Cheese Potatoes

Crock Pot Corn

Crock Pot German Potato Salad

Crock Pot Mexican Dish

Crock Pot Scalloped Potatoes

Crock Pot Spanish Rice

Crock Pot Tijuana Pie

Double Squash Combo

Enchanted Beans

Frijoles (Pinto Beans)

Frijoles Borrachos

Herbed Squash AuGratin

Layered Dinner

Mexican Red Beans

Mormon Beans

No-Fuss Party Potatoes

Pineapple Baked Beans

Pizza Beans

Potatoes Au Gratin

Prysnac Serbia (Broccoli Casserole)


Risi Bisi

Saucy Green Peas with Onions

Scalloped Corn

Slow Cooker Oven Bean Salad

Spanish Rice

Spinach Souffle in a Crockpot

Sunshine Bean Casserole

Thelma's Beans

Vegetable Casserole

Vegetable Enchilada

Vegetable Spaghetti

Wild Rice Casserole

Zucchini Parmigiana

Crock Pot - Dessert

Apple Brown Betty

Apple Cranberry Dessert

Apple Granola Dessert

Apple Pecan Bread Pudding

Baked Apples

Baked Stuffed Apples

Banana Walnut Loaf - Crock Pot

Blueberry Grunt

Bread Pudding

Bumbleberry Cobbler

Chocolate Cherry Cobbler

Chocolate Pudding Cake

Crock Pot Apple Cobbler

Crock Pot Baked Apples

Crock Pot Baked Stuffed Apples

Crock Pot Bread Pudding

Crock Pot Curried Fruit Bake

Crock Pot Peach Cobbler

Dessert Delight

English Bread Pudding

Fruit & Nut Baked Apples

Home-Style Bread Pudding

Hot Fruit Dessert

Indian Pudding

Old Fashioned Rice Pudding in Crock Pot

Pina Colada Bread Pudding

Pumpkin-Date Pudding

Pumpkin Pie Pudding

Pumpkin Pudding

Raisin Bread Pudding

Rice Pudding with Bourbon

Rice Pudding with Fruit

Slow Cooked "That's Good Peaches"

Streusel Pound Cake - Crock Pot

Triple Chocolate Mess< /A>

Crock Pot - Miscellaneous

Butter Mints

Cocktail Meatballs

Crock Pot Apple Brandy Brew

Crock Pot Apple Butter

Crock Pot Apple Butter

Crock Pot Applesauce

Crock Pot Banana Bread

Crock Pot Peach or Apricot Butter

Crock Pot Pumpkin Bread

Crock Pot Spiced Rum Cider

Crock Pot Spinach Dip

Crock Pot Tropical Tea Warmer

Homemade Hot Dog Sauce

Honey Wheat Bread

Hot Buttered Punch

Hot Mulled Cider

Hot Spinach Dip

Meatless Sloppy Joes

Monterey Spaghetti

Pat's Crock Pot Apple Butter

Pumpkin Tea Bread

Slow Cooked Pizza in a Pot

Slow Cooker Rosemary or Basil Infused Oil

Spicy Sausage Pizza Dip

Tex-Mex Cheese Dip

Tuscan Pasta