Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Copycat Specialty Classic Hot Buffalo Chicken (Like Domino's)

"My hubby and I love to order boneless chicken wings to eat with our pizza on the weekends or to eat while watching football.  One of our new favorites is the Specialty Classic Hot Buffalo Chicken from Domino's.  I came up with our own version and it's pretty darn delicious if I do say so myself!  This chicken appetizer would be a perfect addition to your Super Bowl menu this year!" 

6 Frozen Breaded Chicken Strips, prepared according to package directions (We use Foster Farms brand.)
1/3 cup Buffalo Wing Sauce
1/4 cup Ranch Dressing
1/3 cup Feta Cheese, crumbled
1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/3 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
Bleu Cheese Dressing for dipping

Prepare chicken strips according to package directions.  Chop chicken into bite-size chunks.  Toss chicken chunks in buffalo wing sauce until fully coated.  Place sauce-covered chicken onto a cookie sheet that has been sprayed well with non-stick cooking spray.  Drizzle chicken with ranch dressing.  Combine feta, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses and sprinkle on top.  Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.  Serve with bleu cheese dressing for dipping.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Easy Peasy Cheesy Quesadilla-Y! (Sorry I got carried away!)

"This is an easy recipe that is perfect for lunch, dinner or a snack.  It's so quick and easy that you can have a yummy meal on the table in minutes!"

To make 1 quesadilla you will need:
1 Tablespoon canola oil
2 flour tortillas
1 wedge of The Laughing Cow brand garden vegetable flavor cream cheese spread (or your favorite cream cheese)
1/2 cup shredded Mexican-style cheese or your favorite flavor
sour cream, for topping
salsa, for topping

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Spread cream cheese on one side of one of the tortillas.  Sprinkle shredded cheese over cream cheese.  Place second tortilla on top of cheese.  Place into skillet and cook on each side until golden brown.  Remove from skillet and using a pizza cutter, cut into wedges.  Top with a dollop of sour cream and a spoonful of salsa. 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Chicken Tetrazzini

"This is another one of my sister's delicious dinner recipes.  I love the creamy garlic mushroom sauce.  If you need a new recipe to impress your family, this is IT!"

1 (16 ounce) package of linguine noodles
2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 Tablespoons olive or canola oil
2 Tablespoons butter
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 (14.5 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
2/3 cup whipping cream
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and keep warm.  Cut chicken breasts into 1/2 inch pieces.  In a large skillet, cook chicken in hot oil over medium-high heat until cooked through.  Remove from the pan and keep warm.  In same skillet, heat butter.  Cook garlic and mushrooms over medium-high heat until mushrooms are browned.  Stir in soup, cream, Parmesan cheese and cooked chicken.  Heat thoroughly.  Toss together pasta and chicken mixture and serve.

Friday, January 9, 2015

I Can't Believe It's Not Rum...Hot Buttered Rum Mix

"I love warm drinks in the winter time, especially when it's freezing outside.  They are so comforting and drinking them warms you from the inside out.  One of my favorite drinks, especially around the holidays, is a Hot Buttered Rum.  This recipe is a non-alcoholic version and the mix can be stored in the refrigerator so that you can whip up a warm, comforting drink anytime that you want to relax and warm up.  Of course a warm drink wouldn't be complete without a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkling of nutmeg on top.  Mix yourself some up today and ENJOY!"  

Hot Buttered Rum Mix
1 stick or 1/2 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon rum extract*
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Mix all ingredients together until completely combined.  Store in the refrigerator in a covered container. 

To prepare a drink:

Mix 1-2 Heaping Tablespoons of mix (depends on your taste-My husband and I like it with 2 Tablespoons) with 12 ounces of HOT water until mix is dissolved.  Top with a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle with desired amount of nutmeg.

*Tip:  You can substitute the desired amount of rum if you prefer an alcoholic drink.