Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Julia’s Cheesy Crock Pot Chicken

My Family LOVED This!!!

This came from an acquaintance of mine, and is cooked in a crock pot, but could certainly be modified to be done in the oven.

Cheesy Crock Pot Chicken

4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
8.oz. pkg. cream cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 pkg. Italian dressing and seasoning mix

Soften cream cheese. Stir in other ingredients. Place chicken in crockpot and pour mixture on top. Allow to cook on low for 8 hours. Serve over rice or noodles. Enjoy!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Christa’s Heath Bar Cake

Got this recipe today at a reception at church. I got HALF a serving...went back and grabbed the other half after tasting it! I am NOT a Heath Bar person...so this was quite a surprise!!!

Christa’s Heath Bar Cake
1 chocolate cake mix
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 small jar butterscotch topping
12 ounces whipped topping
4 small Heath (or Skor) candy bars, chopped

Prepare cake according to directions on package and bake in a 9x13 inch pan.

While still hot, use a wooden spoon handle to poke holes in the top of the cake. Pour condensed milk evenly over the top, then pour butterscotch topping evenly over that. Sprinkle half of chopped Heath bars over the top. Refrigerate at least 3 hours.

Spread whipped topping over cake, then sprinkle with remaining Heath pieces.

*(recipe taken from 101 Things To Do With A Cake Mix by Stephanie Ashcraft)

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Okay got another one. It's just so easy to type these things once and then paste them into my cookbook software . . . . . ^_^

I made this for dinner last night and my kids went WILD, and actually so did my handsome husband, surprisingly. GREAT low ingredient, fast, dump-it-in-there fambly meal. I served it with chips, potato salad and baked beans, just like I would have if I'd been having burgers.

1 box of creamy, cheesy mac and cheese prepared using directions on box (or you could use a 40 oz pk of Stouffers Mac and Cheese and make your life even easier)
1 lb. ground chuck or ground turkey
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 T catsup
3 tsp yellow mustard
2 tsp dill pickle relish OR several hamburger dill chips
1 or 2 medium tomatos, roughly chopped
1 container refrigerated biscuits

Preheat oven to 400*.

Saute onion and add ground meat until done, drain. Add catsup and mustard and gently stir in tomatoes.

Place half of mac and cheese in a 9" square baking pan and top with the ground beef, then remaining mac and cheese.

Place biscuits around edge of pan. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until biscuits are fully cooked and golden brown.

Sprinkle pickle relish over top, or space hamburger chips apart over top.


Tuesday, June 17, 2008


10 to 12 inch angel food cake, cut in 1 inch squares
1 can cherry pie filling

15 oz. can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 sm. pkg. instant vanilla pudding mix
1 3/4 c. milk
1 c. sour cream
1/4 c. sherry
1 c. heavy cream whipped into stiff peaks (or Cool Whip, but oh boy is real whipping cream deLICious!)
1/4 c. toasted almonds for garnish

Layer 1/3 of the cake squares into trifle bowl or large clear bowl. Combine cherry pie filling and pineapple. Spoon 1/2 of the fruit over the cake. Top with 1/3 of the cake squares. Top these with remaining fruit, then remaining cake squares. Press cake into an even layer over fruit. Combine pudding mix, milk, sour cream and sherry. Pour this over cake, allowing pudding to run to the lower layers. Refrigerate overnight. Before serving, decorate with whipped cream. Layer and sprinkle almonds over. Nice to serve at Christmas. Serves 12.

I recently bought a trifle bowl from my friend who sells Pampered Chef, and this is one of the recipes that she gave me with it. It's awesome. Most of the other recipes were the fairly regular trifle recipes with layers of same ol' same ol', but this one surprises your taster! ^_^