Thursday, June 12, 2008

Grilled Bacon Chicken

So i found this recipe awhile back when trying to find something a little different to make for dinner. It was pretty tasty and extremely easy to make!


6 slices bacon
1 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. olive oil (or vegetable oil if your like my family and don't really want to spend all that money on olive oil..even if it is healthier :-D)
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or chicken tenders work just as well, just plan on about 3 for each person)
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Cook bacon in a pan until crisp. Crumble and set aside. Pour the bacon grease out of the pan, but don't wipe out the pan. Add butter and oil to the pan. Saute the chicken in pan, turning once, until the chicken is cooked and not pink in the middle (5-10 minutes on each side). Put the chicken into an ungreased 12x8 cooking dish. Cook onion and garlic in the skillet until the onion is softened. Add in salt and pepper and crumbled bacon. Spoon over the top of the chicken, and then put shredded cheese on top of the chicken and bacon mixture. Bake at 350 for 10-15 minutes (or until cheese is melted)

Spaghetti Pizza

So, at first glance this recipe might sound slightly strange...But it's actually quite good. I found a similiar recipe on the back of a Hunts spaghetti sauce can, Macaroni Pizza, but my doesn't like macaroni so we changed it a little bit. I made this when my Grandma and Grandpa Park were visiting, and they liked it too :) I served it with garlic knots (see the recipe for these delicious items at the beginning of this blog).

1 package of linguni (my favorite type of pasta!)
1 package of sausage (or ground turkey if you wanted a healtheir rendition)
1 package lean ground beef
25 pepporonis cut into 1/4's
About 2 cups of shredded cheese
1 can of hunts spaghetti sauce (whatever flavor you want)
1 can of tomato sauce
2 tsp. sage
1 tbsp. bbq sauce
2 tsp. italian seasoning
2 tsp. cilantro
Parmesan Cheese (to top)

Cook linguni according to package until tender and drain. Set aside. Cook the sausage and ground beef and drain if there is excess grease. After meat is cooked, combine with spaghetti sauce and tomato sauce and mix. Then put in the spices and bar b que sauce and let simmer. After simmering for a few minutes, put the linguini and the pan and mix around until all of this is well combined. Sprinkle half the cheese and all the pepporonis into the mixture and stir. After letting the cheese melt throughout the dish, put the remainder of the cheese on top and let it melt. When I cooked it on the stove, it didn't completely melt so i stuck it in the oven for about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and serve!

BTS Cake

So seriously, this is definitely the BEST cake I have ever had. A friend of mine gave me the recipe after he had it at a Church activity, and I tried it out on my family, and i think it was a unanimous agreement that it was delicous. Brandon even requested that Diana make it for his birthday :-) I definitely recommend this delicious dessert for any occasion.

1 boxed german chocolate cake mix (or devils food cake works just as well)
1 jar of caramel topping
1 tub of whipped cream
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
About 2 cups of crushed heathe bars (or any other candy you might like more)

Bake the cake as directed in a 9x13 cooking dish and let cool. After it is cool, poke many holes across the top of the cake (make sure hte hole goes all the to the bottom of the pan). Pour the jar of caramel topping evenly over the top of the cake, making sure to let the caramel seap into all the holes. After this, pour the sweetened condensed milk over the cake in the same matter as the caramel, letting it seep into the cake. Spread one tub of whipped cream over the top of the cake,a nd then sprinkle with the crushed candy bars. Refrigerate till ready to serve

Chicken Enchilada Soup

My sister Diana gave me this delicious recipe that one of her friends gave to her because Alexis loved it so much. I have made this several times and it's usually quite the hit! I changed it up a little bit (just because we had different spices than it called for, and cuz we didn't have green chilis) but its a really great meal. I defintely recommend it. I served it with garlic bread! its yummy!

2 cans Great Northern White Beans
2 cans Chicken Broth
25 ounces canned chicken
2 can cream chicken soup
2 can green chili enchilada sauce
Dump all these cans into a large pot
Then add:
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. cilantro
1 tsp. sage
1/2 cup of dried onion (brown these)

Cook on high until it boils, and then bring it down to a light simmer. 30 minutes before serving, add 1 can of evaporated milk. Serve with shredded cheese and tortilla chips!