March 2012

Mini Cheesecakes!!

I don’t know about you guys but I absolutely love desserts! I love the rich taste they fill in my mouth. I’ve always been a fan of baking. Sometimes for my birthday instead of a birthday cake I like to mix it up a bit and make individual mini cheesecakes! You can make any kind you like. I’m going to tell you what you need.

 

1 cup of graham cracker crumbs

2 tablespoons of sugar

4 tablespoons of melted butter

1 cup sugar

3 packages (8-ounce each) of softened cream cheese

3 eggs

2 teaspoons of vanilla

2 tablespoons of lemon juice

1 (21 ounce) can of Comstock More Fruit (your choice of flavor)

Spinach Bean Dip

I absolutely love to cook! I have had a huge passion for cooking and baking since I was little. I can remember my mom and I always baking and cooking dinner together since I was a little tot. I honestly should have started my own catering service or bakery.

I’m always a huge fan of throwing parties and get-togethers. Whether it’s a birthday party, holiday party, or football party, I am always there to make delicious foods. One of my favorites is trying out new dips and appetizers.

Today I’m going to share one of my favorite dip recipes of all time! Oh and it’s healthy, which makes it ten times better! This dip is called Spinach Bean Dip.

 

Ingredients you need include:

 

1 box of frozen chopped spinach (you will want to thaw it before starting the dip)

1-cup sour cream

1 can (15-ounce) white beans (drain and rinse them)

1 vegetable sour mix (the 1.8 ounce pack)

¼ cup of milk

*Healthy Steak Fajitas!*

My husband and I have recently started a new diet this year. We are both trying to get healthier for our daughter and each other. To eat healthier nowadays it gets a little expensive. I’m always looking through magazines and cookbooks for new recipes and trying to give them a little bit of our flavoring. One of our favorite healthy recipes are steak fajitas.

 

Ingredients:

1 pound of beef flank steak

2 medium green peppers

1 large onion

10-12 small tortillas

salt and pepper

 

For the marinade you need a package of fajita seasoning mix, two tablespoons of lime juice, and ¼ cup of water.

*Delicious Chicken Enchilada Dip!!*

I don’t know about everyone else, but I am a huge Mexican cuisine fan! I’m also a huge fan of throwing parties and cooking and baking. I went to school for Hotel and Restaurant Management because I am a leader and do not like to take directions from anyone else. Personally, I should have gone to school for cooking and catering. I’m going to share one of my favorite dip recipes. I love party food and super bowl parties!

            This recipe is for my chicken enchilada dip. Just reading that made my mouth water. It consists of:

            1-pound skinless, boneless chicken breast

            1 8-ounce package of cream cheese

            1 8-ounce jar of mayonnaise

            1 8-ounce package of shredded cheddar cheese

            1 4-ounce can of diced green chile peppers

            1 Jalapeno pepper, finely diced (if you don’t like it really spicy, leave this out)

Cheesy Chicken Empanadas with Chili Con Queso Dip

A Mexican Delight

I have always been a big fan of Mexican food. Whether it’s burritos, tacos, enchiladas, whatever it is, I love it! I’m also a huge fan of cooking. I love finding new recipes anywhere I can and making them with my husband. We are always throwing parties and get-togethers with our families. One of my favorite recipes to make is a cheesy chicken empanada with some chili con queso dip! Its simple and fast and all you need is a deep fryer!

 

The recipe for the cheese chicken empanadas consists of:

*Chicken Crescent Rolls*

Great appetizer for parties!

My husband and I have always been into cooking. It’s a good time for us to spend together doing something we both enjoy. We like to find random recipes and make them into our own creation. I’m always into throwing parties and serving many appetizers. One of our favorites is called chicken crescent rolls. It’s a simple recipe and anyone can make it. This recipe will make 16 filled rolls. If you want to make more you need to make the recipe accordingly. Ex. If you want to make 32 rolls, then you need to double the recipe.

 

The ingredients you need consist of:

 

2 packages of crescent rolls

1 ½ cups of cooked chicken, shredded

3 tablespoons chopped onion

¼ cup chicken stock or water

½ cup ricotta cheese

¼ teaspoon pepper

¼ teaspoon salt

Homemade Buffalo Chicken Dip in Slow Cooker

This is a perfect dip for Super Bowl parties, birthday parties, Christmas parties, or any kind of get together. I was first introduced to it by my sister-in-law at a birthday party. It's super delicious and you can make it to your liking by adding more or less Frank's Red Hot. I also like to use my own thawed chicken breast. I cook it to 165 degrees and then shred it up myself in my blender. The can chicken taste alright though.

The recipe consists of:

2 (10 ounce) cans of chunk chicken, drained (I usually use my own chicken breast)

2 (8 ounce) packages of cream cheese, softened (Sit cream cheese out for an hour before using or it will be really hard to mix in mixture)

3/4 cup Frank's Red Hot (add more for hotter dip)

1 cup ranch (add more for milder dip)

1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (I prefer monterey cheddar)

Protein Power Life Plan

I guess one might not think of the Protein Power Life Plan Counter as a cookbook exactly. In fact, I certainly didn't buy it as a cookbook, I bought it for its intended purpose, to figure out what amounts of protein are in what foods. Since protein content is in some ways counter intuitive, especially when you're talking about non meat based foods, I needed some simple as well as moderately comprehensive