Monday, July 19, 2010

Sweet Potato Fries

A sweet alternative to regular fries.

2 sweet potatoes
salt or sugar

1. Cut sweet potatoes into desired shape and size of fries - remember to keep them a similar size so they cut in the same amount of time.
2. Place sweet potatoes in a sauce pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and cook for about 10 minutes or until tender.
3. Drain completely.
4. Heat oil in sauce pan or fryer to 375 degrees. Add sweet potatoes and fry for about 4 minutes or until desired crispiness is achieved.
5. Sprinkle with salt or sugar. Enjoy!

Deviled Eggs

1 tablespoon Miracle Whip
1 tablespoon Mustard
1/2 tablespoon Butter
2 Sweet Pickles - Diced

1. Boil eggs covered in water for 1o minutes.
2. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
3. Run cold water over the eggs to cool enough to remove the shells.
4. Carefully remove the shells from the eggs. Cut eggs in half and remove yolk - place in separate mixing bowl.

5. Add Miracle Whip, Mustard, Butter, Pickles, salt and pepper to the egg yolks and mix until completely combines.

6. Using a piping bag, ziplock bag or spoons fill the empty egg yolks with the mixture.

7. Sprinkle with Paprika if desired.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Easy "Homemade" Cookies

This is a super simple way to make homemade cookies in a zillion different varieties!

1 box of cake mix (any flavor)
2 eggs
1/2 cup of oil
1/2 tablespoon of vanilla
Any flavor add ins you would like (chocolate chips, oatmeal, raisins, etc)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheets.
2. Mix eggs, oil and vanilla together in mixing bowl. Add cake mix. Mix until completely combines with no lumps.
3. Add any flavor add ins that you would like.
4. Place tablespoon size cookies approximately 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheet.
5. Bake 10-12 minutes.
6. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack.

*I made Chocolate Caramel Chip Cookies with Yellow Cake mix and Oatmeal Raisin Cinnamon Chip Cookies with White Cake mix*

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

4 chicken breasts
1/2 cup of Italian seasoned breadcrumbs
1/4 cup of flour
1/4 grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 large eggs
4 slices of Provel Cheese
3 cups Pasta Sauce

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Place a piece of chicken between 2 pieces of wax paper. Using a meat pounder or rolling pin or bat or something heavy, flatten chicken to approximately 1/2 inch thick.
3. In a flat container (big enough for the piece of chicken to fit in) mix flour, bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. In another bowl beat eggs.
4. In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium heat. Add butter and melt.
5. Dip chicken in egg wash and then bread crumb mixture. Place in skillet.
6. Cook until brown on one side and flip (about 4-5 minutes). Flip and cook other side.
7. While chicken is cooking, prepare desired pasta according to box instructions and heat pasta sauce.
8. Once chicken is browned on both sides remove from pan (I place mine of a paper towel to soak up the excess oil).
9. Mix pasta and pasta sauce, saving a 1 cup of sauce for the chicken, in an oven safe bowl or pan. Place chicken on top of pasta, cover with remaining 1 cup of sauce. Top with Provel cheese.
10. Place in oven for approximately 20 minutes, or until cheese is browned.
11. Serve and enjoy!