Saturday, January 30, 2010

Hula Sandwiches

Friday night has become kind of a sandwich night at my house. They're easy to make and easy to clean up which makes for a perfect weekend meal. I wasn't too sure about this sandwich, I'm not a huge ham sandwich kind of person usually, but if you add a little bbq sauce and pineapple I'm in. There's not much to making these, definitely not rocket science, but it works for a quick weekend meal instead of eating out which is what we use to do. So if your looking for a new sandwich to try this one is worth giving a shot.

plain bagels
deli sliced ham (1/2 lb will do about 4 sandwiches)
pineapple rings
bbq sauce ( I use Famous Dave's Honey BBQ)
swiss cheese

In the same order as listed layer ing. on bagel. Wrap in tin foil and bake at 375 for 15 min. I even toasted mine a tiny bit before just so it wouldn't be soggy but I don't think I needed to as it toasted a little in the oven.

FYI this is another recipe I got from

Friday, January 29, 2010

Anything Goes Blond Brownies

So if you read my post yesterday you know I didn't make dinner last night, instead I was enjoying dinner out with my husband at Carraba's, love the bread and oil yum! As much as I like cooking I definitely enjoy letting someone else cook for me occasionally. Anyway with that said I did however make these yummy blond brownies on Wednesday. I love this recipe! The great thing about this recipe is it's easily altered by adding in whatever you happen to have. I've even been short on brown sugar and substituted white granulated sugar for what I was missing. This time I chose to use lightly crushed pretzels and chocolate chips, which sadly wasn't AS good as I was hoping. My favorite combination so far has been 1/2 c white chocolate chips, 1/4 c toffee bits, and 1/2 c pecans, so be creative and let me know what you think up! Oh and by the way if you haven't noticed I totally forgot to list cheese in the ingredients on the Heavenly Ham Casserole, it's there now but just so you make the correction if you thought about making it. If you ever notice a recipe of mine that looks like it should have cheese it probably should. I am so not a cheese lover..I know who doesn't love cheese right? Well, me! I'll try to be good about remembering to add it, but just so your on the look out!

7 Tb melted butter
1 c brown sugar (or half and half if that's what you got:)
1 egg
1 t vanilla
1/4 t salt
1/4 t baking powder
1 c flour
3/4 c of any kind of choc., pb, white choc, or butterscotch chip or a combination

Preheat oven to 350. Mix melted butter and brown sugar. Mix in egg and vanilla. Then add salt, baking powder, and flour and mix well. Stir in chips of your choice. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. I always have to cook mine closer to 25 minutes.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Heavenly Ham and Potato Casserole

I'm not going to lie this is not what I made last night, because what I made last night was a total flop, and since today is my birthday I won't be making dinner tonight either! Last night I made ravioli using left over won ton wrappers. Honestly I kind of made this one up. I read that you could make ravioli using won ton wrappers, and you can, but I probably should have read more into it and I would have realized they only need to cook for 2 minutes! Woops! Anyway, all that said I still don't think it was worth the effort when you can just go to the store and buy the frozen ones which I still think probably taste better. Although I didn't make this casserole last night, I did make it earlier this week and it's one meal I do on a fairly regular basis because me and my husband both enjoy it. It's kind of a spin on a Utah classic funeral potatoes, so if you like those I'm sure you like this one as well. So again let me know what you think!

Not the prettiest picture, but definitely tasty!

6-7 medium sized red potatoes quartered(no need to peel)
1/2 cup sour cream
1 can cream of chicken
1 can cream of mushroom
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1 cup chopped ham
2 cups of cheese
1/4 cup melted butter
1 cup bread crumbs (I just chop up the ends of a loaf of bread)

Boil potatoes for 12-15 just until tender. Pour into greased 9x13 casserole dish. Mix next 6 ingredients and mix in with potatoes (I just make it all in the pan.) Then mix melted butter and bread crumbs and sprinkle over casserole. Cook at 350 for 45 minutes.

FYI- You should have enough potatoes to fill your casserole dish up about half way, if not just cut back a little on the cream of mushroom. Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Chili Lime Chicken Tostada

I thought this would be a good recipe to start with since everyone is always looking for a good crock pot recipe. I found this recipe from a new favorite website of mine called, if you get the chance check it out. This recipe will definitely be a keeper for me, first for the fact that it's cooked in the crock pot, and second just because it was really good! So without further ado, here's the recipe!

2 chicken breasts
1 onion minced
4 oz. can green chilies
1 clove or 1 t. minced garlic (I buy it in a jar already minced, much easier)
3 T lime juice
refried beans and any other toppings you like

Place chicken breast in crock pot (and yes it can be frozen) with onion on top. Mix green chilies, garlic, and lime juice and pour over top of chicken and let cook on low for 5-6 hours. Remove chicken from crock pot and shred. Pour 1 c. cooking juices over top. Serve tostada with warmed refried beans, which I added another 1/2 cup juices into as well, shredded chicken, and any other toppings of your choice.

I hope you like this recipe as much as I did. Let me know what you think!

p.s. I hope to have pictures next time but I just decided to do this early this morning so just use your imaginations or go to and see her picture!