Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Chicken and Broccoli Pasta

Pasta is my comfort food.  My kids love it as much as I do so needless to say I fix it quite often.  This dish is so easy and you can add whatever strikes your fancy to the pasta.  You can choose to do seafood or a different vegetable.  Here is just one of the ways I make this oh so easy dish!

1 Lb cooked Pasta (I use Penne)
2-3 garlic cloves pressed
1 small onion finely chopped
1 to 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 cup of broccoli florets
2 TBS butter or margerine
2 chicken breasts cooked and cubed

Melt butter in skillet.  Add garlic and onion until onion is translucent.  Pour wine in and let it evaporate (about 45 seconds) Next pour in the heavy cream.  When it heats up, add parmesan cheese and let it melt.  Then pour in your chicken and broccoli and mix all together.  Pour into pasta and toss together.  Top with grated parmesan cheese.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Garlic Chicken

Chicken is my go to meal if I am in need of something to cook.  I keep tons of chicken recipes on hand for nights when I am racking my brain over what to cook.  I found this recipe on pinterest and it is great!  It is so simple and easy and made with ingredients I always keep in my kitchen.  Hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

4 garlic cloves, minced

4 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tablespoon olive oil


Preheat oven to 450°F Line a baking dish or cookie sheet with aluminum foil and lightly coat with cooking spray or lightly brush with oil.

In small sauté pan, sauté garlic with the oil until tender.

Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar. Add additional herbs and spices as desired.

Place chicken breasts in a prepared baking dish and cover with the garlic and brown sugar mixture.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Bake uncovered for 15-30 minutes, or until juices run clear. Cooking time will depend on the size and thickness of your chicken.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Bacon Wrapped Smokies


1 pound Bacon, Cut Into Thirds

1 pound Smokies

1 stick Butter

2 cups Brown Sugar

Preheat oven to 375F. Cut the bacon into thirds and wrap each smokie. Place all the wrapped smokies in a single layer in a baking dish. Then melt the stick of butter and then 1 cup of brown sugar and stir until mixed well. Pour the butter and brown sugar mixture on the smokies and bacon. Then take the other cup of brown sugar and sprinkle evenly over the smokies. Bake them for about 15-20 minutes and then turn the heat up to 400F for about 5 minutes or longer until the bacon becomes crispy.