Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Chopped Broccoli Salad

Summer is knocking at our door and it is time for picnics and cold salads. 
This is one I got from my mother in law and I love to make it all summer long. 
It is the Chopped Broccoli Salad.


Chop up two Large heads of Broccoli into small bit size peice
Put into serving bowl

Chop up one Large Red Onion
Put into serving bowl over broccoli

Fry up one Pound of Bacon (can do night before or morning )
Allow to cool and then crumble and put over onion and broccoli

Add 12oz bag of Shreadded Cheadder Cheese (over other chopped items)

Add 1 Cup of Miricle Whip (or equal salad dressing)
(if you dont have miricle whip use one cup mayo & one cup sugar



1 (1.5 lb.) boneless pork sirloin roast

 4oz unsweetened apple sauce (I used handy pack apple sauce)
1 tbsp. cider vinegar
1 1/2 tbsp. honey
1 tbsp. Dijon style mustard
1 tsp. soy sauce
1/2 tsp. dried marjoram, crushed
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
3 apples, seeds out and cut in wedges
1 tbsp. cornstarch

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Place roast in shallow roasting pan. Stir together apple sauce, mustard, soy sauce, vinegar, honey,  and seasonings; pour over pork. Roast 40 minutes, occasionally basting pork with honey mustard mixture.

Add apple wedges to pan; continue to cook for additional 30-45 minutes, until inside temperature of roast is 155-160 degrees. Remove from oven; strain juices into saucepan into sauce pan and add water to make 1 cup.  Stir together cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water into bowl; add to saucepan; cook and stir over high heat until thickened and bubbly. Slice roast; serve with apples and sauce. Serves 4

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Simple Ranch Chicken

Ranch Chicken

4 to 5 boneless chicken breasts
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
3/4 c. Bread Crumbs (I use Plain)
1/2 pkg. Hidden Valley Ranch Milk /Ranch Salad dressing dry mix
1/2 c. melted butter

Dip raw, washed and dried chicken in melted butter.
Dredge in bowl of dressing mix, cheese and crumbs.
Bake on foil-lined cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Great Dessert - Simple Too!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

1 c. sugar   
1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
In a medium bowl mix flour, sugar, and salt.


Next Beat in softened butter, eggs, and vanilla.

with elecectric mixer
2 eggs, beaten     
1 stick softened butter        
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Mix in  1 cup semi-sweet choc. chips 
( I added 3/4 cups of chocolate chips and 1/4 cup of peatnut~butter chips)


1 unbaked 9 in. pie shell
pour mixture into shell

Preheat oven to 325.
Bake uncovered for 45-60 mins.  until light brown careful not to over bake!

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
It was so good I forgot to get  photo of the finished pie! 

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Maple-Soy Glazed Salmon

Great quick and easy dinner

(makes four servings)
1-3/4 pounds boneless salmon fillet
3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons and 2 teaspoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon melted butter
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon lime zest
1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives
4 lemon wedges

2.Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oiled pan.

(I cooked in oven on broil)

3.Season the salmon fillet with salt and pepper, and place onto non-stick sprayed broiling pan.

4. whisk together the maple syrup, soy sauce, butter, lime juice, and lime zest. Baste the salmon with the glaze, and continue cooking until the salmon flakes easily with a fork, about 10 minutes total. Serve the salmon garnished with chopped fresh chives and lemon wedges.

We served this with oriental style vermicelli/rice mix (which I started to cook 15 minutes before preping the fish)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Puffle Cupcakes

By request I made puffle Cupcakes for my 9 year olds birthday party! Puffles are from club penguin.
 I tried my best! we also made a happy pizza!

Broiled Tilapia Parmesan


1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon celery salt
1 pound tilapia fillets

1.Preheat your oven's broiler. Grease a broiling pan or line pan with aluminum foil. I used a cast iron pan!

2.In a small bowl, mix together the Parmesan cheese, butter, mayonnaise and lemon juice. Season with dried basil, pepper,
onion powder and celery salt. Mix well and set aside.

3.Arrange fillets in a single layer on the prepared pan.
 Broil a few inches from the heat for 2 to 3 minutes.
Flip the fillets over and broil for a couple more minutes.
Remove the fillets from the oven and cover them with the
Parmesan cheese mixture on the top side.
Broil for 2 more minutes or until the topping is browned
and fish flakes easily with a fork. Be careful not to over cook the fish.

We served it with brown rice (cooked in chicken broth not butter) and Broccoli

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Years Day Morning Fix IT UP FAST Breakfast

I love to create new dishes and new years day morning (breakfast) was no different - I had leftover crescent rolls, eggs, cooked bacon (turkey) and shredded cheese.  So my brain started to create a great fast breakfast.

pre heat oven 350 (or temp on the package of rolls)
1/2 tub of crescent roll per dish
precooked Bacon 2 strips per dish chopped up or in strips
(can sub cooked ham lunch meat)
1/4 cup shredded cheese per dish
2 scrambled eggs  per dish

(do all cooking and prep work before taking out rolls)

Place 1/4 tube of crescent roll into shallow small baking dish - pressed in like crust.
bake for about 3 minutes.

Remove from oven and put in the scrambled eggs,
two pieces of bacon and 1/4 cup shredded cheese, cover with another 1/4 of the crescent roll tube
press the layer of crescent roll onto the dish trying the seal before baking again for 6 minutes till lightly brown and flaky.