Saturday, July 30, 2011

Cream Cheese Apple Cookie - Issue #20

You will need:
1 tube sugar cookie dough
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 jar caramel sauce
3 green apples
1 cup chopped peanuts

Press cookie dough into a greased cookie pan and cook according to directions on cookie dough package.  Let cookie cool.

In a mixer, mix together cream cheese, peanut butter, and 1/2 cup of caramel sauce.

Spread cream cheese mixture over baked cookie dough. Peel and slice apples (I usded the Pampered Chef Apple, Peeler, Corer, Slicer and place apple slices on top.

Top with peanuts and drizzle with remaining caramel.
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Chicken Marsala - Issue #21

Ohhhh this is the best recipe yet.   The pictures didn't turn out great, but I had to post it anyway.  I simply can't keep this recipe from you. You will need:

3-4 slices of bacon
4-5 chicken breasts
1 cup flour, divided
2 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup marsala
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup capers
1 cup mushrooms
fettuccine noodles or mashed potatoes
Parmesan cheese for garnish

Place thawed chicken breasts on a cutting board.  Place plastic wrap over the top and flatten chicken with a meat mallet. Dredge chicken in flour seasoned with salt and pepper.

In a large skillet, begin cooking bacon.  When bacon starts to curl, add chicken and cook on both sides.  When chicken and bacon are done, remove from the skillet.

Add 1/4 cup flour and stir into bacon dripping.

Next add chicken broth, marsala, mushrooms, and capers and whisk constantly until smooth.  Bring to a boil, when sauce thickens, turn heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.

Stir in heavy whipping cream.  Place chicken and bacon on top of sauce.Serve chicken Marsala over fettuccine noodles or mashed potatoes that are sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Peanut Noodles-Issue #20

You wouldn't think peanut butter would go with spaghetti, but it does beautifully...and it tastes delicious!

You will need:
3/4 lb. spaghetti, cooked
1/2 cup, plus 1 tbs. sesame oil
1 bell pepper
2 small squash or zucchini
1 stalk green onion
1 handful snow peas
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 soy sauce
2 cups orange juice
1 tbs. corn starch
1/3 cup chopped peanuts

Cook spaghetti according to package directions, drain and set aside.  Cut vegetables in to thin strips and saute with crushed garlic in 1 tbs. of sesame oil.
In a glass bowl, mix together remaining 1/2 cup sesame oil, cornstarch, orange juice, peanut butter, and soy sauce.
Pour sauce over vegetables and bring to a boil.  Remove from heat, pour over noodles, and toss until noodles are coated.  Top with chopped peanuts and serve.