Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Breaded Ranch Chicken

I just gave this recipe a try and we loved it. I got the recipe from an old issue of Taste of Home magazine. Anyway, I'm always looking for quick, easy and tasty recipes and this sure is one of them. I accompanied the dish with rice, salad and some ranch roasted potatoes.


3/4 c crushed cornflakes

3/4 c grated Parmesan cheese

1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix

8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (2 lbs)

1/2 c butter or margarine, melted

In a shallow bowl, combine the cornflakes, Parmesan cheese and salad dressing mix. Dip chicken in butter, then roll in cornflake mixture to coat. Place in a greased 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Enjoy!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

German Pancakes with Coconut Syrup

We made these for Christmas with the egg nog added in and they were delicious! We make them all the time without the egg nog and they are just as good. My family calls them Monster Pancakes because of they way they grow so big in the oven.


6 Eggs
1 C. Milk (Replace 1 cup of milk with 1/2 cup low fat milk and 1/2 eggnog to reduce thickness and add 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg)
1 C. all-purpose Flour
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 tsp. Salt (reduce to 1/4 tsp. if using salted butter)
4 Tbs.  Butter, melted

Place the eggs, milk, flour and salt in a mixing bowl; mix thouroghly. Pour the melted butter into an ungreased 9x13x2  baking dish; add batter. Bake, uncovered, at 425 degrees for 16-18 minutes. Make sure to monitor the oven so the tips of the pancake don't burn. You will know when it's cooked when the tips of the pancake begin to lightly brown.

Dust pancake with confectioner's sugar; serve immediatly with the syrup (see recipe below or use your own). It is also good to use whip cream and berry jam or peaches.

Butter Cream Syrup (Coconut or other flavoring)

1 C. Butter
1 C. Sugar
1/2 C. Buttermilk
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Coconut Flavoring (optional or any other flavoring that you want)

Heat butter, sugar, buttermilk, baking soda and flavoring by slowly bringing to a boil (it will foam, so be sure to put in large sauce pan). Take off heat.

Peanut Butter Bars

Peanut Butter Bars

1 C. Butter
1 C. Brown Sugar
1 C. Peanut Butter
1/2 C. Sugar
2 Eggs
2/3 tsp. Baking Soda
2/3 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 1/2 C. Oats
1 1/2 C. Flour

Mix & Bake @ 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes, on cookie sheet.
Spread a layer of peanut butter on the bars, when cooled.

1 1/3 C. Sugar
6 Tbs. Milk
6 Tbs. Butter
Bring to boil, then add:
1 C. Chocolate Chips
1 tsp. Vanilla
Dash of Salt

Spread frosting on top of peanut butter layer. Enjoy!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Candied Corn Pops

These are the most addicting treat I've ever made. It makes a large amount and if you don't have someone to share them with, you might find yourself finishing them off... then regretting it later. 
(This coming from personal experience. lol)

Candied Corn Pops

1 large bag corn pops pop corn (16 oz)
2 cup sugar
4 cubes butter (1lB)
4 tablespoon water

Boil together for 7 min remove from heat then add 2 tsp vanilla. 
Stir and pour over corn pops.