Sunday, October 25, 2009

Chicken Enchiladas- Made w/ leftovers!

A great way to use up leftover chicken and rice!

1/2 Rotisserie Chicken-Shredded

1 cup Rice

1 cup Cheese (or more if you like it really cheesy)

1/2 cup Sour Cream

1 (10 oz) can Green Enchilada Sauce

1 (4 oz) can Diced Green Chilies

12 small Corn Tortillas

Combine shredded chicken, rice, sour cream and green chilies in a bowl with 1/4 can of enchilada sauce and 1/2 cup of cheese. Evenly distribute mixture into the 12 tortillas, roll up, and place in a casserole dish. Pour the rest of the enchilada sauce on top, and sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the whole thing. Bake at 350 degrees until the cheese is melty, and the enchiladas are warmed through. About 15-20 minutes.

Serve with Sour Cream, Salsa, Avocado, Olives, and/or Lettuce on top.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Not Your Average Pumpin Seeds!

Sweet & Salty Cinnamon Seeds

2 cup raw Pumpkin Seeds
1-2 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon

Combine all ingredients well in a bowl. Pour onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 45-60 minutes flipping/stirring seeds once or twice.

Savory Pumpkin Seeds

2 cups raw Pumpkin Seeds
1 tablespoon melted Butter
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Salt
3 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 teaspoon Salt
Sprinkle of fresh ground Pepper

Combine all ingredients well in a bowl. Pour onto a cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 45-60 minutes, flipping/stirring once or twice.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Red Lobster Biscuits

I've read dozens of recipes for Red Lobster Biscuits. They all claim to be the authentic recipe... Here is a mixture of those recipes that I like the best:

2 cups Bisquick
2/3 cups Milk
1/2 cup shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
*1/4 cup Butter, melted
*Old Bay Seasoning

Mix Bisquick, milk, cheese and garlic powder. Add up to 1/2 cup water if mixture is too dry. Drop by large spoon fulls onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for 8-12 minutes. Remove from oven, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with Old Bay Seasoning.

Better Than Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

For a more figure friendly version, substitute half & half, or milk for heavy cream...The sauce won't be quite as thick or rich, but still really good.

1 pint Heavy Cream 1 stick Butter
2 tablespoons Cream Cheese
3/4 cup Parmesan Cheese (use the good stuff, not the powdery stuff)
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder

Combine butter, cream, and cream cheese together in pan over medium low heat. Simmer until melted and well mixed. Add parmesan cheese and garlic powder. Simmer 15-20 minutes on low, stirring often, until all melted and incorporated. Serve immediately.