Friday, November 25, 2016

My Favorite Way to Bake Chicken

I have been following this method for years to make really great, moist and flavorful chicken breasts. The secret is the high temperature!  -Kristin

Chicken breasts (that will fit in one pan with room in between them)
Olive oil
Kosher salt
Black Pepper
Garlic Powder
Onion Powder
Dried Oregano

  • Preheat oven to 450.
  • Drizzle olive oil on the pan.
  • Place chicken on the oil and flip once to get oil on both sides.
  • Sprinkle with the seasonings as desired.  Flip and do both sides.
  • Bake uncovered for 10 minutes, flip and drizzle with a bit more olive oil if needed.
  • Bake for 10 minutes more and check the thickest part by piercing the thickest part with a fork (or a slit with a knife) and see if the juices run clear.  If they are not clear continue to bake until they are.  ***Baking time will need adjust depending on the size of the chicken breasts.  
  • When finished cooking remove from oven and cover tightly with foil for 5-8 minutes.

Low Carb Pizza Crust

This is so good!  My whole family loves this recipe.  Our favorite topping for this is cooked Italian Sausage.  -Kristin

8 ounce softened cream cheese
2 beaten eggs
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
salt and pepper
1/4 cup parmesan cheese

Top with pizza sauce (recipe on blog), mozzarella cheese and whatever pizza toppings you like.
  • Beat the cream cheese.
  • Add the rest of ingredients except sauce and toppings and beat until smooth.
  • Spread in a greased 9x13 dish.
  • Bake at 350 for 10 minutes.
  • Let it rest 5-10 minutes.
  • Add the sauce, cheese and toppings and bake until done.

No Cream of Mushroom Green Bean Casserole

I made this a couple times this year and it is so good!  It was a great replacement for "Traditional" Green Bean Casserole.  -Kristin

2 T. butter
1 T. cornstarch
1 t. salt
1/4 cup diced onion
1 cup sour cream
3 cans french style green beans, drained
2 cups shredded cheddar
Can of french fried onions
  • Melt butter and saute onion for a bit.
  • Add salt and cornstarch and mix well, cook 1 minute.
  • Add sour cream.
  • Mix in beans.
  • Put in a lightly greased 2 1/2 quart casserole dish.
  • Top with cheese and onions.
  • Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

Meatloaf Casserole

This has become a favorite recipe at our house.  -Kristin

  • Add butter, cream or half and half, salt and pepper to the steamed cauliflower and mash.  Set aside.
  • Brown the ground beef with the chopped onion.  Drain grease and add the garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste, tomato paste, water and Italian seasonings. 
  • Put the meat mixture in a greased 9x13.
  • Drain the green beans and spread over the meat.
  • Spread the cauliflower mixture over the green beans.
  • Sprinkle with the cheese.
  • Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.