Sunday, February 6, 2011

"Calling All Angels" 2

Super Bowl Italian Nachos

Italian Nachos

Pasta Chips

12 wonton wrappers
1 egg white, frothed
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon oregano or 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning mix

1/2 lb Italian sausage, cooked and crumbled
1 (10 ounce) container refrigerated four cheese pasta sauce or 1 (10 ounce) container Alfredo sauce
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/4 cup sliced green onion
1 (2 1/4 ounce) can sliced ripe olives
2 tablespoons pickled jalapeno peppers (more to taste) or 2 tablespoons banana peppers, chopped
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 Cut wontons into 4 triangles each and toss lightly in olive oil.

2 Cover a cookie sheet with a single layer of wontons. Brush with egg white and sprinkle with oregano or Italian seasoning.

3 Bake at 400ºF for 6 minutes or until lightly browned.

4 Meanwhile, heat the sauce, brown the Italian sausage and drain fat.

5 On a platter layer the pasta chips, sausage, and sauce. Top with the tomato, onions, olives and peppers.Finish with shredded cheese and red pepper flakes.

6 Place in warm oven for 5 minutes to melt cheese and serve

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

soft gingersnap cookies

1 1/2 cups butter, softened 2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
4 1/2 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
additional sugar


in mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in molasses. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, salt and nutmeg; gradually add to creamed mixture. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.

Roll into 1inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-12 minutes or until puffy and lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

White Chili

{Julie's White Chili}

2-3 chicken breasts
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves minced garlic
2 cans Great Northern Beans, drained
2 cups chicken broth
2 cand green chilies
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded Colby jack cheese
4oz cream cheese

I just throw everything (except the sour cream, Colby jack cheese and cream cheese) into the crock-pot in the morning. I cook it on low all day. I use frozen chicken, but you could use fresh as well. When the chicken is done, I cut it up with my kitchen shears. When ready to serve, turn crock-pot off, or to warm, and add sour cream, Colby jack cheese, and cream cheese. I serve mine with Frito or tortilla chips, cilantro, chopped olives, tomatoes, avocado, and shredded cheese. You can make it as simple or as extravagant as you'd like. Enjoy with some cornbread!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Justin's Yummy Steak Sandwich!

I usually HATE steak, but when I'm pregnant for some reason I kinda like it. Justin was making this the other day and it smelled SO GOOD that I decided to join in and help him make it, so I could partake and not feel guilty;)
Let me just tell you.....SO GOOD!!
OK so this is what you will need:
-1 Onion minced
- about 1/2 cup green onions minced
-a dash of ranch seasoning
- a dash of garlic powder (or fresh garlic)
- salt and pepper
- olive oil
Saute till the onions are tender and smelling fabulous =0D
-Asiago Cheese bread
-pepper jack cheese
Grill your steak and cut it in thin strips
put it on your Asiago Cheese bread and layer some Pepper Jack on that baby. Bake it in the oven until the cheese is melted.
Now for the special sauce
Justin makes this, so I asked him how much of each sauce he adds to make it, he just said uhhhh.... I don't know.
SO ummm.... If I were to make it I would add around a 1/2 cup sour cream and just add a little A1 and Sweet Baby Ray's dipping sauce until you like it.
Yeah sorry that's clear as mud =/.

I got pictures of everything except the actual sandwich...lame. This is a random one from online, you get it right?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Fun CHEAP Centerpiece

I got a set of these cute jars from my good friend  a while back and I decided to make some of my own for a centerpiece!

It's SO EASY! Take an old Mason Jar
Wooden candle stick
Wooden round
(the cheap ones that you buy at the craft store in the wood isle)
paint the wood black and sand it down a little to antique it.
then just glue it all together! EASY PEEZY! 

Monday, July 26, 2010

Easy Chicken Salad Sandwiches

{another recipe I don't want to forget. This is Jodi, my sister-in-laws!}

Easy Chicken Salad Sandwiches

4 cups cubed, cooked chicken

1/3 cup green pepper, chopped finely
1/4 cup onion, chopped finely
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup mayonnaise ( do not substitute)
1/4 cup cream, whipped
1 tsp. chicken Bouillon
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp pepper
optional: quartered grapes and cashews
Mix everything together and put in crescents.
{You can also make the chicken salad before hand and just pop it in the fridge and use it later, it's really easy and convenient for camping or after church!}