Broccoli Stuffed Chicken and Prosciutto

Thursday, February 25, 2016
This is a favorite chicken dish of mine, Easy to make and very impressive to guests since it shows well on a plate. Looks very gourmet. If you want to impress anyone make this dish!

Broccoli Stuffed Chicken and Prosciutto

Broccoli Stuffed Chicken and Prosciutto

Broccoli Stuffed Chicken and Prosciutto Recipe

4 boneless chicken breasts sliced to make a pocket in each
 sliced prosciutto or black forest ham slices
provolone cheese slices
Cooked broccoli florets
Italian flavored bread crumbs
Parmesan cheese
granulated garlic
olive oil
oregano, parsley, basil, salt, pepper
hot peppers in a jar pepperoncini 
Pinot Grigio white wine

Open the pocket of the  chicken up and sprinkle with a little salt, pepper and herbs. Add a teaspoon of butter in the pocket a floret, prosciutto and provolone. Finish all chicken with this way and add to a baking pan.
Drizzle with olive oil, melted butter over the top, more salt pepper and spices evenly then bread crumbs and cheese. Top each one with a pepper. Pour white wine along bottom not to touch chicken.
Cover with foil the first 30 minutes. Then remove so chicken browns and bread crumbs crisp up around 45 minutes.
Serve with garlic potato wedges and any leftover broccoli with garlic and oil.


Italian Sauce and Gravy Debate

Sunday, February 21, 2016
There is always a debate on what this is called. sauce, gravy? Is there a right and wrong?

This is a pin for later meatballs, sauces, sugo simmering in a pot for pasta

collage of meat italian Sunday Sauce with meatballs, sausage and braciole simmering in pots


Leftover Pork Fried Rice

There is nothing better than a side dish that everyone raves about. This is that one!

I have been told time and time again that this is better than any rice in a restaurant. Give it a try and let me know what your family thinks.

Asian style rice with peas and carrots with scrambled eggs in a frying pan


Evaporated Milk Recipe

Friday, February 19, 2016

Easier than you think. You can make your own. Check this out and see what you're missing out on. Much less expensive than buying it!

Evaporated Milk Recipe

What you will need:
4 1/2 cups milk total
Skewer stick made of wood

See below for Instructions:

In a large saucepan place 2 cups of milk in the pan. Add the skewer stick to the pan standing straight. Mark off where the 2 cups ends.
Add 2 and 1/2 cups more milk. Bring to a boil and then down to a simmer,  until it boils down to reach that 2 cup mark on your skewer. That will have reduced the milk to 60% which is taking out the water content. That's  how you know your milk has evaporated correctly.
Keep skimming off the top if a film forms.
After it reaches that 2 cup mark strain it and store in the refrigerator. This will stay fresh for 1 week. It makes 2 cups.


Pepperoni Pizza Cupcake

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Easiest pizza I ever made! All you need is a cupcake tin, sauce, cheese, pepperoni and bread dough, no stretching. I will be making these often!

Pepperoni Pizza Cupcake

Pepperoni Pizza Cupcake

Here's what you'll need:

Cupcake tin
oil spray
1 can or jar of pizza sauce or homemade click here for recipe!
sliced pepperoni
1 lb dough store bought or homemade click here for recipe
shredded 5 cheese mozzarella

Spray the cupcake tin with oil spray. 
Cut 12 equal pieces of bread dough and place in the cupcake tins, pressing dough flat. 
In the center of each one add 1  teaspoon pizza sauce, then pepperoni slices and top with shredded cheese. Let sit around 10 minutes while you heat the oven to 400 degrees.

Bake until browned and crispy cheese on top around 20 minutes.


Corn Bacon Chowder Recipe

Sunday, February 14, 2016

A very delicious soup that is made with a few ingredients and quickly. Serve with some corn bread it goes great with this soup! Enjoy!  I make this often when I have too much milk in the refrigerator. It's a great way to use it up.

Corn Bacon Chowder Recipe

3 or 4 small finger carrots 
1 stalk celery
4 small cubed potatoes
1 1/2 cups of fresh or canned corn
2 1/2 cups heavy cream or whole milk
3 tablespoons whipped cream cheese
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
salt, pepper to taste and cayenne pepper
1 12 ounce can chicken brown
1/4 cup chopped cooked bacon

Put the celery and carrots in a food processor and pulse until fine.
In a 4 to 5 quart saucepan add the cream cheese, butter, corn, chicken broth, milk or heavy cream,  garlic, salt, pepper, vegetables and bacon.
Simmer until the potatoes are soft around 35 to 40 minutes on low.


Italian Pepperoni Pizza Recipe

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Pepperoni seems to be the most asked pizza in our home. I love having pepperoni sliced fresh from the deli and using pizza pepperoni on mine. This one has sliced plum tomatoes, fresh basil and pepperoni using my homemade dough. What do you think?

homemade pizza dough with homemade sauce with pepperoni on top and mozzarella grated cheese and spices


Slow Cooker Venison Merlot Stew Recipe

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
If you're a venison lover then hopefully you have tried my other two recipes by now. All three I developed myself this year in my kitchen. Actually the first three attempts on cooking it. All of them came out fantastic and I was thrilled to share the recipes with you.


Open Face Shredded Buffalo Chicken Tortilla Recipe

Sunday, February 7, 2016
Baked on a crispy tortilla topped with shredded buffalo style chicken that was slow cooked in hot sauce! You can add anything you want on it. I wanted to show everything in it. Of course some sour cream to top it off would be great if you like it or even some blue cheese or ranch.


Superbowl Recipe Ideas 2016

Saturday, February 6, 2016

                                                          Antipasto Sandwich
                                                           Meatloaf Cupcakes

                                                                  Deviled Eggs

                                                           Slow Cooker Cheesecake

                                                                 Grape Meatballs

                                                              Wings and Sauces

                                                                Cheesy Garlic knots

                                                            Chicken Parm Poppers

Chicken Parmesano Pasta Fagioli Recipe

Friday, February 5, 2016

I love Pasta Fagioli and Chicken Parmesano with pasta so I decided to combine them and see what it would be like!

What a hit. We loved and and can't wait to eat this again. Will be a keeper in your home for sure if you love this combination. The cheese and chicken compliment each other perfectly in this fagioli (pronounced fazool!)


Slowcooker Chicken Pineapple and Peppers Recipe

Thursday, February 4, 2016
If you are in a hurry like me you will love this recipe. Dump everything in the slowcooker and forget it until you get home.
Served with white rice, noodles or garlic mashed potatoes you will be amazed on how flavorful this one is and easy!


Leftover Slowcooker Chili Salad

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Whenever I make a huge amount of Guinness chili, I always have to come up with new ideas for leftovers. Here is a delicious way to get them to eat salad. Layers of meat with lots of crushed tortilla chips. Read on.

                                                           Guinness Chili