Friday, March 14, 2014

Baked Crab Rangoon

15 won ton wrappers
1 (8 ounce) package vegetable cream cheese, softened
1 (3.53 ounce) pouch crab, drained
1/4 cup sweet and sour sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly coat won ton wrappers with cooking spray.  Press won ton wrappers into mini muffin cups.  In small bowl, combine cream cheese and crab.  Mix well.  Spoon mixture into won ton wrappers.  Top with sweet and sour sauce.  Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.
I love to go to a Chinese restaurant and order Crab Rangoon.  This baked version is so easy to make and has all the flavor my local restaurant has, but without the hassle of trying to fold them up and deep fry them.  When I have deep fried them in the past, the filling in some of the Rangoons would spill out, leaving me with empty won ton wrappers.  With this recipe, each one comes out perfect every time!

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Pink Pudding

1 (16 ounce) container cottage cheese
1 (8 serving) box raspberry Jello
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 (8 ounce) container whipped topping

In large bowl, combine cottage cheese, dry Jello mix, and pineapple. Mix well.  Add whipped topping. Mix well. Refrigerate until time to serve.

This was the first dish my husband made for me when we were dating.  It is actually a salad, but we eat it for dessert.  You can also make it a diet recipe by replacing the Jello with the sugar free version and the whipped topping for the fat free version.

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Meatball Sandwich Casserole


1 (16 ounce) loaf French bread, cubed
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 (16 ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
1 (26 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1 (24 ounce) package frozen meatballs, thawed

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In 13x9 inch baking dish, place bread cubes.   



 In small bowl, combine cream cheese and mayonnaise.  Mix well.  


Spread mixture over bread cubes.  Sprinkle 1/2 of the shredded cheese over top.  In large bowl, combine spaghetti sauce and meatballs.  Mix well.  Arrange meatballs on top.  Sprinkle remaining shredded cheese over meatballs.  Bake 30 minutes or until cheese has melted.
This easy casserole was a hit with my family!  The cream cheese adds a lasagna like layer to it.  My nieces went back for seconds they like it so much.

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Friday, February 7, 2014

Chile Rellenos Casserole


2 (27 ounce) cans whole green chile peppers, drained
1 (16 ounce) package shredded Mexican style cheese, divided
3 eggs
1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons flour
1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degree. In 13x9 inch baking dish, arrange one can of whole green chile peppers in single layer in bottom on dish.
 

Sprinkle 1/2 of the cheese over top.  

Arrange remaining chile peppers over top of cheese.  
 
In medium bowl, combine eggs, milk, and flour. Mix well.  Pour over top of chiles.  Bake for 25 minutes.  Pour enchilada sauce over top.  Sprinkle remaining cheese over top.  Bake 25 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Chile Rellenos are one of my favorite Mexican dishes.  This casserole has all the flavor of the traditional recipe but without all the work.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Casserole Tips

I love church potlucks because you get to try so many different casseroles!  Church ladies are the best cooks and they really get creative with those one dish wonders.

Below are a few tips to help you shine at the next potluck.

1. The topping is my favorite part of the casserole.  Try different cheeses like pepper jack or one of the new cheese blends that they keep coming out with.  If you like a crunchy topping, try seasoned stuffing bread cubes, cheese flavored crackers, chicken flavored crackers, tortilla chips, potato chips, pretzels, bacon, French fried onions, the list is endless.

2.  Always spray your casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray for easy clean up.

3.  To save time when making a casserole, chop the vegetables up ahead of time or purchase pre-cut  vegetables at the grocery store.

4.  When freezing a casserole, leave the topping off.  Add the topping before cooking it.

5.  For food safety, defrost your casserole in the refrigerator and not on the counter. 

6.  Add 15 to 20 minutes extra cooking time if you take a casserole from the refrigerator to the oven.

7.  Make 2 casseroles at the same time.  Eat one and freeze one for later. 

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Friday, January 31, 2014

Buffalo Chicken Dip


1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1/4 cup buffalo wing sauce
1 (12.5 ounce) can chicken, drained

In a medium mixing bowl combine cream cheese, dressing, and buffalo wing sauce.

Mix well. Add the chicken. Mix well. 

Serve with crackers, celery, and or tortilla chips.
This is one of the recipes we will be snacking on during the Super Bowl party we are having at my sister's house.  My sister Shelley loves to host parties!  She goes all out with the food and decorations.  But for me, this party is going to be all about the football game.  I love the Broncos and will be cheering them on while I enjoy good food and family time. 

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Japapeno Poppers

14 to 16 Jalapeno peppers, sliced in half, seeds and veins removed
1 (8 ounce) container cream cheese, softened
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
8 slices bacon, cooked 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In small bowl, combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and 4 slices of finely  crumbled bacon.  Spoon cheese mixture into jalapeno pepper halves, place on a baking sheet.  Top with remaining crumbled bacon.  Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and starting to brown. 

I am a huge football fan!  I can't wait for Sunday's big Bronco game!  We are going to my sister's house to watch the game and munch on snacks.  This is one of the dishes I plan to take.  I am making them ahead of time and will bake them at my sister's house. 

GO BRONCOS!!!!!

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