Sunday, June 22, 2008

Turkey Tetrazzini

8 oz. spaghetti or linguine
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
½ cup sliced green onions
2 TB butter
¼ cup flour
dash of pepper
⅛ tsp ground nutmeg
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup milk or light cream
2 cups cooed, chopped turkey
¼ cup parmesan cheese
¼ cup sliced almonds
fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Cook pasta. Drain and set aside. In saucepan, cook mushrooms and onion in butter. Once tender, add flour, pepper, and nutmeg (it will be gravy texture, so keep stirring to avoid lumps). Add in broth and milk. Stir and cook until thick and bubbly. Stir in turkey and ½ of the cheese. Mix in pasta. Transfer to 8x8 baking dish. Sprinkle with almonds and remaining cheese. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Chocolate Cream Dessert

¾ cup cold butter or margarine
1 pkg (18 ¼ ounces) chocolate cake mix
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 pkg (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
4 cups whipped topping, divided
3 cups cold milk
2 packages (3.9 ounces each) instant chocolate pudding mix
chocolate curls for garnish

In a bowl, cut butter into cake mix until crumbly. Add egg and mix well with electric mixer. Press into a greased 9x13 baking dish. Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until set. Cool completely on wire rack. In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Fold in 1 cup of whipped topping. Carefully spread over the crust; refrigerate. In a bowl, whisk the milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes; let stand until slightly thickened. Spread over the cream cheese layer. Top with the remaining whipped topping. Refrigerate for 2 hours before cutting. Garnish with chocolate curls. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 12 servings.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Hawiian Chicken

4-6 chicken breast halves, pounded
1 large (20 oz.) can pinapple
1 cup sugar
2 TB cornstarch
¾ cup cider vinegar
¼ tsp ginger
1 TB soy sauce
1 chicken boullion cube
1 green pepper, cut into strips

Make sauce with juice from pineapple can, sugar, cornstarch, vinegar, ginger, soy sauce, and boullion. Place chicken in 9x13 baking dish and pour sauce over chicken. Bake at 350° uncovered for 30 minutes. Add pineapple chunks and green pepper strips, then bake 20 more minutes. Serve over rice. Yuh-uh-meee!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Garlic Chicken Alfredo

Not so healthy, but so delicious.

1 pint heavy cream (or half and half)
1 stick butter
2 TB cream cheese
½-¾ cup parmesan cheese
1 tsp. garlic powder
salt & pepper
2 garlic chicken breasts (marinated frozen pack)
pasta bowties

In saucepan, melt butter, cream, and cream cheese. Simmer until melted. Add parmesan cheese and garlic. Let simmer 15-20 minutes on low. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Slice chicken into strips and brown in separate saucepan. Cook bowties or pasta of choice. Mix alfredo mixture, chicken, and pasta together. Serve and enjoy!

- Jensa

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


2 loaves frozen bread dough, thawed
olive oil
mozzarella cheese, grated
pepperoni and/or ham
green pepper, mushrooms, onions (chopped)

Roll bread dough into rectangle. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with oregano. Layer with cheese and meat. Saute vegetables in olive oil and sprinkle over cheese. Roll up like a jelly roll and pinch ends to seal. Brush top wtih additional olive oil. Grease cookie sheet. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes. (optional: dip in pizza sauce...yum!)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Yum! One of our family's favorite salads - sweet and tangy.

mixed greens (spinach)
feta cheese
shredded bacon
purple onion

1 TB poppyseeds
1 cup canola oil
½ cup white vinegar
½ cup sugar
½ tsp dry mustard
½ tsp onion powder