Aug 222010
 

Pictures

the Ingrdients

the Ingrdients

Big o' Bowl o' Cheese

Big o' Bowl o' Cheese

Bacon!!!

Bacon!!!

Bacon!!!

Bacon!!!

Bacon Crumbles

Bacon Crumbles

Cooking Pasta

Cooking Pasta

Cooking Garlic

Cooking Garlic

Adding the Milk

Adding the Milk

Boiling

Boiling

Adding the Cheese

Adding the Cheese

Cheese Sauce

Cheese Sauce

Adding the Pasta and Bacon Crumbles

Adding the Pasta and Bacon Crumbles

Getting Ready for the Oven

Getting Ready for the Oven

Almost Done

Almost Done

All Done!!

All Done!!

Yummy!!!

Yummy!!!

Cheesy Bacon Penne

2 cups penne pasta
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups 2% milk
3 cups cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
1/2 cup cooked bacon, crumbled (about 12 strips)

Heat oven to 350*F

Cook the pasta according to the package directions. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, saute garlic in butter for 1 minute. Stir in flour and pepper until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in 2 cups of cheese until melted. Remove from heat.

Drain the pasta; add pasta and 1/3 cup of bacon to cheese sauce. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350* for 30 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese and bacon.

Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Okay I love bacon, cheese and pasta, therefore I LOVE THIS!!! So yummy! The cheese kind of takes on a ricotta like texture, but it’s good. This recipe came from a Taste of Home Bacon Magazine, but wasn’t on their website.

I served with it with Pepper-Bacon Burgers.

Jul 222010
 

As I said yesterday many things were made yesterday Lets start with bread!

the Ingredients

Garlicy Butter Goodness

Cut Up Biscuits

CHEESE!!!!

Fresh Out of the Oven

On the Plate!

Cheesy Garlic Pull Aparts

3 tablespoons butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 12 ounce can Pillsbury Golden Layers Biscuits *see note
1 cup mozzarella cheese, part skim milk
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated

Heat oven to 425.

Melt butter in small bowl. Stir garlic, parsley and garlic powder into butter. Pour butter mixture into a pie pan.

Cut biscuits into 4 sections each (or as many as you like). Place in pan. Top with both cheeses.

Bake for 10-15 minutes until biscuits are cooked through.

Invert upside down onto a plate. (I take a knife around the edges of pan to release stuck on cheese before inverting to plate.).

*Notes! I prefer the Golden Layer Biscuit, but have used the buttermilk biscuits and it’s still delicious! If you are serving this as an appetizer serve it with warm pizza sauce. It will disappear in moments!!

Also this is supposed to feed like 6 people, my husband and I can just about finish it ourselves! Yes we are pigs!

I got this recipe here!

Jul 192010
 

This is another favorite about the house. I hope you like it!!

the Ingredients

the Crumbs

All Crumbed Up

Sauteing the Green Onions

Adding the Cheese

All Melted

Poured Over the Chicken

Cooked

Yummy!!!

Chicken Breasta Fiesta

3 ounces cheese crackers, crumbs
1 tablespoon taco seasoning mix
4 6 ounce  boneless skinless chicken breast
2 whole green onion, chopped
1 tablespoon butter, melted
3/4 cup whipping cream
4 ounces lowfat cheddar cheese, shredded
3/4 4.5 ounce can diced green chiles, drained

Combine cracker crumbs and seasoning mix, stirring well. Dredge chicken in crumb mixture, and place in a greased 11x7x2-inch baking dish.

Saute green onions in butter in a skillet until tender. Stir in whipping cream and remaining ingredients; cook until cheese is melted; pour over chicken. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

This is cheesy, spicy and yummy!!!!!

Jul 082010
 

Everything is better with bacon!!!

the Ingredients

Getting Ready to Mix it Up

Putting them in the Oven

All Cooked

On my Plate

Bacon Wrapped Meat Loaves

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 cup lowfat cheddar cheese, shredded
1 whole egg
1/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
1 teaspoon salt
6 strip bacon, cut into  halves

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients except bacon. Shape mixture into 6 loaves. Crisscross 2 half slices bacon on each loaf, tucking ends under loaf. Place loaves on rack in shallow baking pan. Bake uncovered 50 minutes.

I crisped them up under the broiler for about 5 minutes. They tasted very meaty! We served this with Ranchero Corn.

Jun 182010
 

It was sort of left overs night. This is a favorite for me and Justin, not so much for the little one but she’s super picky!!!

Big Bowl o’ Cheese!

the Ingredients

Pre-Baked

Fresh from the Oven

On my Plate!

Taco Chicken Pizza

1 13.6 ounce can refrigerated pizza crust dough
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast, ground
1 1.25 ounce packet taco seasoning mix
1 8 ounce can tomato sauce
1/2 11 ounce can canned corn, drained
1/2 15 ounce can canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 15 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded (2 to 3 cups)

Heat oven to 400°F. Spray or grease 15×10-inch or larger dark or nonstick cookie sheet. Unroll dough on cookie sheet; starting at center, press dough into 15×10-inch rectangle. Prebake crust for about 7 minutes. This will stop the crust from getting soggy.

In 10-inch skillet, cook ground chicken, taco seasoning mix and water as directed on package. Set aside. Or you can use left over taco meat.

Pour tomato sauce on crust, leaving 3/4 inch lip around the outside for crust. Sprinkle taco meat, corn, black bean, and diced tomatoes over tomato sauce. Add cheese (lots of cheese!)

Bake 13 to 16 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted.

I like this recipe because you can just throw whatever you want on it and it always comes out good!!!