Monday, March 26, 2012

Dinner Last Night- Italian Chicken, 7-up biscuits and smashed taters

We had a great dinner last night. My daughter wanted to grill out since it was a gorgeous day here in Oklahoma. I could not have agreed more. We decided to do some Italian chicken and 7-up Biscuits but I knew I wanted a side dish just couldn't figure out which one. I finally found a fast & easy one but y'all know me have to tweek everything lol.....

Ok on to the recipes::

Italian Chicken::

1 bottle of your choice Italian dressing ( this time I used Wishbone)
4-5 chicken breasts

3 hours before dinner
Place chicken breasts in a ziplock baggie and pour in roughly about 3/4 of a bottle of the dressing. Moosh it around so all is coated. Toss in fridge and let it marinade. The longer you let it set the more flavor it will have.

Get your grill ready to cook. We use charcoal here so make sure the grill is hot and most of the coals are turned to the white-ash coloring. Spread them out. If you have the option to keep the charcoals low do that it helps! On top of your aluminum foiled covered grill grate place the chicken over the "cooler" coals. Let it cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Then if you can raise the coals up and allow the chicken to continue cooking for another 10-15 minutes ( about 5-7 minutes each side) Making sure that the chicken is cooked all the way through.

Baste the chicken often with some of the remaining dressing.... Your chicken will be most and delicious. Pull off grill and let rest about 3-4 minutes and enjoy.

The recipe for the potatoes comes from Pioneer Woman. These are so easy but do take a bit of time so be prepared. This I also tweaked. I drizzled EVOO over them generously and then added my Garlic-Dill seasoning YUMMY!!. Very versatile recipe! You can find the recipe at her site along with LOTS of other yummy recipes.... Crash Hot Potatoes

The last recipe comes from Budget Savvy Diva. These were so light and fluffy. She used just garlic powder in her recipe but I used a Garlic-Dill seasoning I had gotten from a Tastefully Simple party awhile ago. MUCH better than I anticipated. You can find the recipe here 7up Biscuits and while you are there check out her site and her Facebook. She puts up some awesome stuff there as well great recipes!

Here are some of my pictures!!

Biscuits in the oven

Mmmm Garlic-Dill 7up Biscuits

Smashed taters

Italian Chicken on the grill

Let's Eat!!!
Ready to eat!

Happy Eating!!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Honey Cupcakes

Oh man I came across a GREAT recipe!!! Its called Honey Cupcakes and they are so moist and yummy!!!
The recipe comes from Half Baked-The Cake Blog. There are so many yummy treats on the that are on my to try list....

Anyway here is the link for the recipe Honey Cupcakes

Here is a picture of mine.... You HAVE to try this. They are not overly sweet which is a plus.

Let me know if you do!

Frosted Honey Cupcakes

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

French Toast Muffins

I have come across the most amazing recipe! I found this recipe on Pinterest from Bakingdom called French Toast Cupcakes. These amazing cupcakes taste just l a slice of french toast with syrup on it when you have the maple butter cream frosting added on. One of her readers commented about adding bacon on top afterwards, this is something I want to try! You can find this amazing recipe here: French Toast Cupcakes

Be Prepared this recipe made 2 dozen normal size and 24 mini's and I still enough batter left over for maybe 3-4 more normal ones!

Here is the normal size with the Maple Buttercream Frosting

Here is the mini!

Happy Cooking!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Philly Style Cheese Steaks


This is MY version of these amazing sandwiches!

24 count box of Steakumm's
2 Green peppers cut in 1/4 inch slices
8 shallots sliced and separated ( or diced)
1-2 cans of mushrooms(optional)
Provolone cheese ( 10 slices 2 per sandwich)
Hoagie buns

Preheat griddle to 375-400 degrees

This works best on a griddle but can also be done in a large frying pan just would have to separate the the veggies and use just enough for each sandwich

On your preheated griddle add the peppers and onions and mushrooms if you included them. Cook them for about 10 minutes or just until soft stirring them around often. Its ok if they get a bit crispy they will add more flavor.
After veggies are cooked through move them towards the center of the griddle so that the outer edges are clear and lay out 8-9 pieces of the meat ( they are doubled do not separate). Let them cook for about a minute then start shredded them with your spatula. Once you have them all shredded mix them in with veggies and cook about another 3-4 minutes stirring often. Once everything is fully cooked separate enough veggies and meat ( total mixture about a cup to 1 1/4 cups) per sandwich. You should be able to have enough for 5 sandwiches. Lay 2 slices of provolone cheese over each one and let melt( takes about a minute) once cheese is melted pick the entire section up with two spatulas and lay it on your bun put mayo on it ( or whatever you prefer) and you are done.

Should make about 5 sandwiches

*Note I toasted my hoagie bread prior to putting the sandwich together. All I did was spray it with some non stick butter flavored spray and threw it in a HOT skillet just until lightly browned ( edges were on darker side)... This is up to you if you want to do it as close to the real thing.

Luau Refresher

I make this for summer parties and it is usually gone within minutes!

Luau Refresher

Categories: Non-Alcoholic Beverages
46.00 oz Pineapple juice (canned)
12.00 oz Orange juice, thawed
12.00 oz Lemonade, thawed
12.00 oz Limeade, thawed
5.00 c Cold water
4.00 c Club soda, chilled
Combine all ingredients, except club soda. Mix well and refrigerate. Just before serving, add club soda and ice or an ice ring if you're using a punch bowl. This punch is not sweet, but is very refreshing. Makes : 30 (1/2 cup) servings.
Source: It's About Thyme! by Marge Clark