Thursday, June 27, 2013

Pepperoni Pizza Pie

From: Lynn's Kitchen Adventures

  • 1 unbaked (9 in) pie shell
  • 8 ounces of shredded cheese
  • 2 ounces of sliced pepperoni
  • 1 (12 ounce can) Carnation evaporated milk
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle 1 cup of cheese and half of the pepperoni onto the bottom of the pie shell.  Whisk together the milk, eggs, flour, basil, and garlic powder.  Pour into pie shell. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top and carefully lay pepperoni on top of cheese.  Bake for 40-45 minutes or until done. 

Thumbs up! What a delicious dinner. This did not stick around long at our table. I made this several months ago and I cannot remember if we even had any left over after dinner or not. If you like a quiche-type recipe and are looking for a little variety from regular pizza, this is perfect for you. I will definitely be making this again in the future!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Chocolate Cheese Pie

From: An old index card

1 8-oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1 3-oz pkg cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup chilled whipping cream
8-inch packaged crumb crust
Cherry pie or peach pie filling

Heat oven to 350 degrees. In large mixer bowl combine cream cheese and sugar; beat well. Blend in cocoa, scraping sides of bowl and beaters frequently. Add eggs and vanilla; blend well. Blend in whipping cream. Pour into crust. Bake 35-40 minutes. Center will be soft but will set upon cooling. Cool to room temperature. Cover and chill several hours or overnight. Garnish with pie filling.

Just the way I like it - simple and delicious! Thumbs up! Classic recipe for a potluck or having friends over for dinner. I'll definitely be making this again in a pinch!

P.S. The recipe name "Chocolate Cheese Pie" is NOT my creation. A chocolate cheese pie sounds pretty disgusting in my opinion. But trust me, that's what it's called.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Homemade Granola

From: An old index card

3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup oat bran
4 Tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1/2 cup apple juice or cider
4 Tbsp warm honey
1 Tbsp vanilla
2 Tbsp unsalted butter

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. Butter a baking sheet. Stir together oats, flour, wheat germ, oat bran, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and ginger. In a separate bowl whisk together the apple juice, honey, vanilla and butter. Pour over dry ingredients. Toss. Spread on baking sheet. Cook for 45 minutes, stirring about every 15 minutes. Cook until it is all dry to the touch. If you want to add fruit, add in the dried fruit of your choice after it's done baking.

Thumbs up! Yummy to sit out on the counter and munch on as I'm walking around! :-)

Homemade Cream of Chicken Condensed Soup

From: Tammy's Recipes

1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt (or less; taste to test)
1/4 teaspoon parsley
dash of paprika
1 1/2 cups milk
3/4 cup flour 

In medium-sized saucepan, boil chicken broth, 1/2 cup of the milk, and the seasonings for a minute or two (longer if using fresh onions or garlic). In a bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 cup of milk and flour. Add to boiling mixture and continue whisking briskly until mixture boils and thickens.

Thumbs up!! Ever been in the middle of a recipe and realize you don't have any cream of chicken soup in your pantry? Okay, if you're a prepared cook that's never happened to you. But it happens to me all the time!! This is an easy way to whip up your own condensed cream of chicken soup. Yummy and no extra ingredients like you will find in the canned stuff!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Garlic Chicken

From: An old index card

Lemon juice
1/4 cup vegetable oil
8 garlic
1 Tbsp thyme, parsley, oregano, chives
salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients. Add chicken and cover. Refrigerate overnight. Grill chicken.

I know, the chicken doesn't look that appetizing and the recipe is pretty vague. I'm trying to go through some of my old recipe cards and weed out some of them! I honestly think this recipe would have been better if I hadn't used so many herbs. It wasn't bad, it was just very herb-y, as you can tell by the picture! BUT... I will say that my 4-year old ate a ton of it and she's the one I consider my picky eater. It wasn't a really strong flavor so that's probably why she liked it. Also, I didn't grill it, I just cooked it in the oven. This is the type of recipe I'd probably make for lunch during the week for the kids but not for a family dinner.