Rotel Cheese Dip

This Rotel Dip is a family favorite for parties and sporting events.  Our kids love this recipe and help us put it together on game days. Whether your watching football, basketball or hockey this snack will be a hit.  This Rotel Cheese Dip only has three ingredients, Velveeta, Rotel, and sausage.  Add tortilla chips and you are ready! This recipe can be altered if you like a little more heat by using a spicy Velveeta or Rotel.  Enjoy!

 

Rotel Cheese Dip

 

Rotel Cheese Dip

Ingredients

  • 1lb Velveeta Cheese
  • 1 10oz can of Mild Rotel
  • 1lb mild sausage
  • Tortilla Chips

Instructions

  1. Cut Velveeta into small cubes.
  2. Brown sausage, drain and set aside.
  3. In a sauce pan place Rotel and warm on low medium heat.
  4. Add half of Velveeta cheese to sauce pan with Rotel and cover.
  5. Stir as cheese begins to melt. Add rest of Velveeta. Stir as cheese melts.
  6. Add sausage to the cheese mixture. Stir and allow to simmer on low heat. Be careful not to burn cheese on the bottom of the sauce pan.
  7. Remove from heat and pour mixture into a bowl.
  8. Serve with tortilla chips
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Herb Chicken

Here is an Herb Chicken recipe that was a great change of pace at our house.  We gave this a try on one of our not so busy nights.  Turns our it  was easier and quicker than we thought.  The dish can be done in one pan but I like to allow the chicken to cook in the oven while I work on the sauce.  Our kids really enjoyed this Herb Chicken and I know it will become a regular.  Enjoy!

Herb Chicken

 

Herb Chicken

Ingredients

    Ingredients
  • 1lb boneless chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon parsley (fresh chopped preferred)
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Sauce ingredients
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon parsley (fresh chopped parsley)
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 cup milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water mix until smooth

Instructions

  1. Pat chicken breast dry. Coat chicken with onion powder and herbs. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Heat 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil in a large pan or skillet. Over medium-high heat cook chicken breasts for 5-7 minutes on each side. Remove chicken breast from pan and place in a small baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
  3. In the large pan add another 2 teaspoons of olive oil. Sauté garlic with parsley, thyme, and rosemary for about one minute.
  4. Stir in milk: season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Bring this mixture to a easy boil. Next add the cornstarch and water mixture. Stir until the sauce has thickened. Reduce heat to low and stir as sauce thickens.
  6. Add chicken breast back to pan. Spoon sauce over chicken and allow to simmer for 3-4 minutes. Add more of the herbs if desired. Plate chicken breast and spoon sauce over chicken. Enjoy!
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Easy Brownies

This easy brownies recipe is one that our daughter found and picked for us to make one weekend.  Now she is able to make these on her own and will proudly announce that “brownies are ready”!.  They are great snacks to have around, as long as you don’t eat them all.  On her last batch of brownies she decided to sprinkle confectioners sugar on top to finish them off.  Give these a try to take care your sweet tooth.  Enjoy!

 

Easy Brownies

Easy Brownies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of butter
  • ? cups of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup confectioners sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Coat a 9x13 non stick baking dish with butter.
  3. Melt 1 cup of butter.
  4. Mix cocoa powder into the melted butter and set aside.
  5. Whisk eggs, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl.
  6. Add the butter mixture to the large bowl of egg mixture. Stir until mixed thoroughly.
  7. Add flour, salt and the baking powder to the mixture and stir. Mix until ingredients are combined.
  8. Slowly pour the batter into the 9x13 pan and allow to settle.
  9. Place pan on middle rack of oven and allow to back for 25-30 minutes.
  10. Check brownies with a toothpick or fork to make sure they are cooked all the way through.
  11. Remove pan from oven and allow brownies to cool.
  12. Once brownies are cool cut into squares or other fun shapes. Top with sifted confectioners sugar if desired. Enjoy!
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Quick and easy Chicken Stroganoff

This recipe is a different way to use chicken for a easy family weeknight meal.  We all have our go to recipes for those busy weeks where there never seems to be enough time to slow down and make a full meal for dinner.  Our family loves beef stroganoff and this quick and easy chicken stroganoff was a hit as well.  The recipe comes together quickly and can be served with or without a side dish.  Our children loved it the first time we tried it, and now it is one of our go-to meals.  It is quick, filling, and delicious.  Enjoy!

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Quick and easy Chicken Stroganoff

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces wide egg noodle
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 cups Portobello mushrooms sliced
  • 1 pound skinless chicken breast cubed
  • ½ cup flower
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook egg noodles according to directions on package and set aside.
  2. In a large pan add olive oil on medium heat. Add chicken and allow to cook until no longer pink. Remove and set aside.
  3. In the same pan add 2 tablespoons of butter and allow to melt.
  4. Add onions and cook until tender.
  5. Add mushrooms and garlic, Cook for about 2 minutes.
  6. Add the remaining butter and allow to melt.
  7. Add the flour and paprika, stir for about 45 seconds.
  8. Add the chicken stock, Worcestershire sauce and chicken. Bring to a gentle simmer and allwo to cook until sauce has thickened.
  9. Stir in sour cream and add salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Add noodles to the pan and stir.
  11. Serve with favorite side or alone. Enjoy!
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