Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Race Car Treats

So this week is the pinewood derby for my boy scouts. I volunteered to make the treat after I found this ADORABLE idea on another blog a while ago!
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These were super easy and PERFECT for any car theme! I am thinking birthday parties in our future!
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Don't you think they are DARLING? I was very happy with the results! 
I started by throwing some plain vanilla frosting in a baggie and added a tip
Then break apart two Oreo cookies and add a dab of frosting to the middle
Squish em on both sides of a twinkie and...
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SUPER cute and SUPER easy!
Hope you have a great occasion for these darling babies!
Happy Baking!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Super Yummy Broccoli Cheese Soup

One of my favorite parts of the seasons changing to fall is the change in menu.
I LOVE LOVE soups!!
I was craving cheddar broccoli and tried this new recipe. It kicked butt on my old everyway including calories but was OH SO worth it!
You gotta try it!

Start with butter and flour to make a roux
Whisk away!
Then add some chicken broth
And a little milk! :)
Then add a TON of chopped broccoli!
Then add Velveeta and real shredded cheese
Steam the broccoli for a few mins!
Let the soup simmer for about ten minutes! Oh it starts to smell super good about now :)
Toss in the cooked broccoli and get ready to feast
Yeah I couldn't wait to dig in to take a you get to see the bottom of my bowl!
It was SERIOUSLY that good!
A pot full of yummy soupy goodness! MMMMMMMMMMMM
Let me know what ya think!! :)
Happy Cooking!

Broccoli Cheese Soup
3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
9 cups chicken stock
9 cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons white pepper
5 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 1/2 pounds processed cheese, shredded
3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


1.Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat, and mix in the flour. Reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring constantly, about 2 minutes. Mix in the chicken stock and milk, and season with salt and white pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer about 10 minutes.

2.Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place the broccoli in the boiling water, and cook 2 minutes, or until just tender. Remove from heat, drain, and set aside.

3.Gradually mix the processed cheese and Cheddar cheese into the large pot until melted. Mix in the broccoli. Continue cooking about 5 minutes.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Almond Chicken, Broccoli & Rice

I was in the mood for something easy and yummy...and most of all NEW
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I came across this recipe and thought I would give it a shot. We were all pleasantly surprised with how good it I am passing it on to all of you!
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Start by cutting your chicken into portion sized peices!
It doesn't call for very many ingredients...but here are a few of them!
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Zesty Italian Dressing, Instant Rice and Chicken Broth
Cut up some broccoli in bite size peices!
Then cook your chicken in a few TBS of italian dressing
Cook till its brown on each side. Then cover and cook with some broth!
After the chicken is cooked all the way, take it out and keep warm.
Add the broccoli and nuts
Cook for about 3 minutes
Set aside for about 7 minutes until rice absorbs all of the liquid. Add chicken back in and serve!
So yummy! We sure hope you like it as much as we did!
Happy Cooking!


Almond Chicken, Broccoli & Rice
1 pound chicken breast
1/2 C italian dressing
1 1/4 C chicken broth
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2C broccoli
1C white instant rice
1/4 C toasted almonds

Cook chicken in 2 TBS dressing, about 4 mins each side. Stir broth, garlic and dressing. Boil; cover; simmer 5 minutes till chicken is done. Remove & keep warm. Add broccoli; cook uncovered 3 minutes. Stir in rice & 3 Tbs nuts. Remove from hear; cover. Stand 7 mins. Serve chicken over rice and sprinkle with nuts!