Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Pineapple Chicken Stir-Fry

Here is another great recipe I saved from a Taste of Home magazine. It comes together really quickly with the frozen vegetables and it had a lot of flavor. My family really enjoyed the slightly sweet sauce from the pineapple juice.-sarah

1/4 cup soy sauce
2 T. sugar
1 T. ketchup
1/2 t. ground ginger
1 t. garlic powder
1# chicken breasts, cut in strips
2 T. oil
16 oz. frozen stir-fry vegetables
8 oz. pineapple chunks, drained

  • Combine the first 6 ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Heat skillet and cook the chicken in oil, add the vegetables and continue cooking until crisp-tender. 
  • Add the pineapple and sauce, heat through and serve over rice.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Cool Cake

I found this recipe on the internet and it will be a favorite for lemon lovers! It was light and refreshing and fun to make.-sarah

1 box of lemon cake
6 oz. lemon jello
6 oz. instant lemon pudding
2 cups milk
8 oz. Cool Whip

  • Prepare and bake cake according to directions in a greased 9x13 pan.
  • Dissolve jello powder with 3 cups boiling water.
  • After cake is baked poke all over and pour jello evenly over cake. Cover and refrigerate until completely cool.
  • Mix pudding with milk, it will be very thick. Spread over cake and top with Cool Whip.

Savory Italian Rounds

I modified this recipe from Taste of Home. These are super easy to make and have a lot of great flavor, they would go well with many different meals.-sarah

2/3 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 t. basil
1/4 t. oregano
1/4 t. garlic powder
1/4 t. garlic salt
1/4 t. onion powder
12 oz refrigerated biscuits

  • In a bowl combine the mayo with the Parmesan and seasonings.
  • Separate biscuits and place on 2 ungreased cookie sheets, let stand for 5 minutes. Flatten biscuits into 4 inch circles.
  • Divide cheese mixture between biscuits and spread over evenly.
  • Bake at 400 degrees about 10 minutes.

Chili Burgers

This is a great twist on the traditional sloppy joe. My family loved the flavors of this hearty sandwich. I love that it really stretched a pound of ground beef.-sarah

1# ground beef
1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 can cream of tomato soup, undiluted
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup ketchup
1 T. brown sugar
1 t. chili powder
1/2 t. ground mustard
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1/8 t. cayenne pepper
1/4 t. garlic powder
12 hamburger buns

  • Brown beef and drain. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 30-40 minutes until vegetables are tender and flavors have combined.

Strawberry Rhubarb Jello

I love the flavors of strawberry and rhubarb together and love how they are used together in this jello recipe.-sarah

2 cups diced rhubarb (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 small pkg. strawberry jello
1 1/2 cups Cool Whip

  • In a saucepan bring the rhubarb, sugar, and water to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer uncovered until rhubarb is soft.
  • Remove from heat and stir in jello powder until dissolved. Pour into a bowl and refrigerate about 20 minutes until partially set. Fold in Cool Whip and chill until firm.