Thursday, January 31, 2013

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Chili from The Recipe Critic

Another fantastic dish from The Recipe Critic for Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Chili. All the ingredients go into the slow cooker and forget it for 2-3 hours. Give it a stir and after that cook for another 3 hours. Viola...dinner is served! Simple and delicious! To read more and view this and other delicious recipes from The Recipe Critic click on link:

Skinny Slow Cooker Fudge from Skinnyms.

A great recipe for Skinny Slow Cooker Fudge from Skinnyms. that is healthier for you than most fudge recipes because it uses coconut milk, honey and dark chocolate instead of sweetened condensed milk and sugar.  Not only do you get a sweet treat, but you also get the added nutritional benefits of the coconut milk and honey...that's a win win to me! To read more and view this and other tasty recipes from Skinnyms. click on link:

Orange Glazed Meatballs from Family Fresh Meals

Who doesn't love a great meatball recipe...especially one cooked entirely in a crockpot?  These Orange Glazed Meatballs from Family Fresh Meals is incredibly delicious! A great appetizer for any party or potluck....make them ahead of time and serve them warm in the same crock pot you made them in...genius! To read more and view this and other delicious recipes from Family Fresh Meals click on

Crockpot Honey Sesame Chicken from The Comfort of Cooking

This recipe for Crockpot Honey Sesame Chicken from The Comfort of Cooking is one of my all time favorite recipes!  A two step recipe that is quick to prep and cooks for 3-4 hours.  Remove chicken and add a few ingredients to the remaining sauce in the crock pot and serve over a bed of rice.  A must try for any day of the week!  To read more and view this and other terrific recipes from The Comfort of Cooking click on link:

Simply Delicious Crockpot Beef Stroganoff from Heather's Bytes

Such an easy and delicious recipe for Crockpot Beef Stroganoff from Heather's Bytes.  Toss everything in the crock pot for 5-6 hours and you have one delicious and tasty meal for your family! To read more and view this and other yummy recipes from Heather's Bytes click on

Tasty Chicken Dorito from Bev Cooks

Just look at this yummilicious recipe for Chicken Dorito from Bev Cooks Rotisserie chicken, taco seasoning, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, rotel, white cheddar cheese and a layer of blue corn tortilla chips on the bottom.  Soooooo good! To read more and view this and other amazing recipes from Bev Cooks click on link:

Slow Cooker Black Bean, Corn and Spinach Enchiladas with Homemade Sauce from Sweet Happy Life

I love, love, love this recipe for slow cooker Slow Cooker Black Bean, Corn and Spinach Enchiladas with Homemade Sauce from Sweet Happy Life! So easy and amazingly delicious.  To read more and view this and other delectable recipes from Sweet Happy Life click on link:

Delicious Fried Rice and Sweet & Sour Chicken from Dishing with Leslie

I love Chinese food, but cooking it at home can be very time consuming! That is why I am so excited to share these two recipe from Dishing with Leslie for Fried Rice and Sweet & Sour Chicken. These two dishes are really easy to make.  When I say easy...I really do mean that these two recipes are EASY! To read more and view these and many other tasty recipes from Dishing with Leslie click on link:

Slow Cooker Bacon-Wrapped Apple Chicken from Chef In Training

What an incredibly delicious and easy recipe for Slow Cooker Bacon-Wrapped Apple BBQ Chicken from Chef In Training. Everything goes into the slow cooker and in 6 hours you have this amazing meal.  Love it! To read more and view this and other delicious recipe from Chef In Training click on link:

Smothered Chile Colorado Burritos from Chef in Training

Don't these Smothered Chili Colorado from Chef in Training are fabulous! The recipe is incredibly easy since it the meat is cooked in a slow cooker.  The rest of the recipe is just the assembly the burritos and broiling them for a few minutes to melt the cheese.  Soooo easy and sooo good! To read more and view this and other recipes from Chef in Training click on link:

Baked Chicken Chimichangas from The Girl Who Ate Everything

Chimichangas are so delicious! The problem is that they are deep fried and then usually smothered in cheese, sour cream and guacamole. I was so excited when I saw this recipe for Chicken Chimichangas from The Girl Who Ate Everything  because they are baked and not fried...woohoo! To read more and view this and other tasty recipes from The Girl Who Ate Everything click on link:

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken from The Recipe Critic

This Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken from The Recipe Critic is a perfect dish for any day of the week! So easy...all you need to do is to place all the ingredients in the slow cooker and forget about it for 5 hours. Remove the chicken and pour the liquid in a saucepan with a little cornstarch to thicken it. Mix sauce with chicken and serve with rice or your favorite side. I told you it was easy! To read more adn view this and other amazing recipes from The Recipe Critic click on link:

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Simple Popcorn Chicken from Blog

This recipe for Popcorn Chicken from Blog is so easy to make.  Set up an assembly line for dredging and breading and you can turn out a ton of these little crispy bite size morsels in no time. For quick clean up I like using a ziplock bag for the seasoned flour and one for the panko bread crumbs.  When you are done you just toss the bag and that leaves 2 less plates to wash. If you do all of your dredging and breading over a large baking sheet you will also cut down on the flour and crumbs getting on the counter and flour ( how it gets on the floor I do not know, but it just does!). To read more and view this and other delicious recipes from Blog click on link:

Easy Cherry Cheesecake Pancakes


11/4 cups all-purpose flour
11/4 cups buttermilk
1 large egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
2 cups chopped frozen cheesecake

1-8oz pkg of cream cheese, softened 
1/4 butter, softened 
1/2 cup powdered sugar 
1/2 tsp vanilla 

1 can of cherry pie filling, warmed
cooking spray 

* To bring down the sweetness level you can omit the cream cheese topping and just use the cherries alone.


Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.
In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla. Whip until smooth. Refrigerate until all of pancakes are cooked.

Pulse the flour, buttermilk, egg, vegetable oil, granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a blender until smooth. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the cheesecake pieces, keeping them whole.

Coat a large nonstick skillet or griddle with cooking spray and heat over medium heat. Working in batches, pour about 1/4 cup batter into the skillet for each pancake. Cook until bubbly on top, about 4 minutes, then flip and cook until the other side is golden brown, about 2 more minutes.

Transfer the finished pancakes to a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven. Serve the pancakes topped with the cheesecake filling and warm cherries topping. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from:

Crazy Good Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Chili

This slow cooker pulled pork chili is so easy to make! You literally throw everything into the slow cooker and forget it for 10-12 hours. After that all you do is pull out the pork, shred it up, and add it back in to the chili...super quick and easy! Serve this chili with my Delectable Chipotle Cheddar, Corn & Bacon Corn Bread (click on link to be taken to recipe) for a perfect side. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. Enjoy!


2-14.5 oz. cans cans fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
3-10 oz. cans RO*TEL diced tomatoes with green chilies, undrained

1-15.5 oz. can cannellini beans, rinsed
1-15.5 oz. can navy beans, rinsed
2-28 oz can baked beans
1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1-4 oz can dice green chilies
1-4 oz can diced jalapenos (optional)
1-1.0 oz pkg taco seasoning
1/4 bbq sauce
1 tbsp red chili flakes (adjust to taste)
2 tbsp smoked paprika (regular paprika will work as well)
Tbsp. chili powder
tsp. ground cumin
boneless pork shoulder (2-1/2 lb.)
1/2 cup grated cheddar
1-1/4 cup sour cream 
1/2 cup green onions, thinly sliced (optional)

* I used an 8 quart slow cooker for this recipe.  If you have a 6 or 6.5 quart slow cooker, you will need to cut down your recipe and use 1-28 ounce can of baked beans instead of 2-28 ounce cans and reduce the 3-10 oz cans of RO*TEL to 2-10 ounce cans.


Combine all ingredients except meat, cheese and sour cream in slow cooker. Add meat; cover with lid. Cook on LOW 10 to 12 hours (or on HIGH 7 hours).

Remove meat from slow cooker. Shred meat; return to slow cooker. Stir.
Serve and top with cheese, sour cream, and green onions (optional). 

Out of this World Home-Cured Bacon from The Ivory Hut and Michael Ruhlman

Last summer I was fortunate enough to sample some home-cured bacon from a friend.  I must say it was so much better than anything you could possibly buy at the store.  I love the fact that you can slice it as thin or as thick as you like depending on your preference and you can get creative and experiment with the flavors as well.  Today, I am sharing a recipe from The Ivory Hut and Michael Ruhlman for Home-Cured Bacon. Besides the seven days it takes for the curing process....this recipe is cinch to make since you finish it off in a warm oven for 90 minutes.  Be sure to make extra so you have enough to last all week because once you taste this you will be sorry you didn't make enough to last a month. To read more and view this and other amazing recipes from The Ivory Hut and Michael Ruhlman click on links:

Amazing Strawberry Tiramisu Pancakes from Winter Monroe

Love Tiramisu? I know I do! The first time I had it I feel in love with the amazing combinations of flavors. The funny thing is I am not a coffee drinker and do not particularly like the taste of coffee.  Well....Winter Monroe shared this delectable recipe for Strawberry Tiramisu Pancakes.  Chocolate and coffee flavored pancakes topped with a maple sweetened Mascarpone with a hint of coffee followed by fresh could you not want this for breakfast? To read more adn view this and other delicious recipes from Winter Monroe click on link:

Monday, January 28, 2013

Fat Free Crispy Oven Baked Cinnamon & Sugar Apple Chips


5 medium Granny Smith apples, sliced thinly

ground cinnamon


Slice apples in uniform think slices using a mandolin. Place cinnamon and sugar in a gallon ziplock bag. Add apples to ziplock bag with cinnamon and sugar mixture and shake until all apple slices are covered. 
Place on a parchment or silicone baking mat lined baking sheet. Slices can touch each other, but try not to overlap them as they will not crisp evenly. Fit as many apples on a sheet as you can. They do not have to lay perfectly flat.

Bake apples at 170 for 6-8 hours, until dry and slightly shriveled, and curled up around edges. Turn off oven and leave door shut until completely cooled. Remove apples from baking sheet and store in an airtight container.

Recipe adapted from:

Chocolate Cherry Cordial Cookies


1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups flour
1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries, well drained and patted dry
10 milk chocolate cordial cherries, roughly chopped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with a Silpat or parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, mix with an electric mixer on medium-high speed for 30 seconds. Add the sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping the sides of the bowl occasionally. Beat in the egg and almond extract. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Add
 the cherries and chopped cordial cherries and carefully stir to incorporate into cookie dough.

Make dough into one inch  balls and place two inches apart on your baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the bottoms are light golden brown. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool.

Strawberry and White Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies from Mom on Time Out

I am loving this recipe for Strawberry and White Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies from Mom on Time Out. They are are ridiculously easy to make with strawberry cake mix, cream cheese, white chocolate chips, Valentine's Day M&M's and a few other simple it! I am so making this for my class for our V-Day party this year. To read more and view this and other delicious recipe from Mom on Time Out click on link:

So Simple One Step Slow Cooker Cheesy Sausage Ravioli


1-6.4-8 oz oz pkg lite brown and serve  sausage links (I use Morningstar Farms sausage links)
1-15 ounce jar four cheese Alfredo pasta sauce 
1-24 oz jar three cheese tomato pasta sauce
1-14.5 oz can Italian diced tomatoes
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup onion, finely chopped 
1-2 tbsp fresh parsley (you can also use dried)
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded 

1-24 ounce package frozen ravioli (any variety)


Cook sausage links and break up into pieces. Spray slow cooker with non-stick spray. Mix half of sausage pieces, pasta sauces, diced tomatoes, garlic powder, parsley and chopped onion together in slow cooker. Add half of a package of the ravioli, top with 1 cup of the cheese. Top with remaining package of ravioli and 1 cup cheese. Pour remaining ingredients over the top. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours. Serve with crispy Italian bread.

Easy Slow Cooker Korean Short Rib Tacos with Cucumber Oriental Slaw


Korean Short Ribs:
5 cloves garlic
1-½ whole inches of ginger, peeled and chopped
¾ cups soy sauce
½ cups plus 3 tbsp brown sugar
6 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 pounds beef short ribs

Cucumber Slaw:
½ whole hot house cucumber
½ whole carrot
1/4 cup lite Oriental sesame dressing
red pepper flakes
cilantro, chopped

4 corn tortillas

oil for frying
2 Tablespoons cilantro for garnish


For the Korean short ribs:

Chop garlic and ginger until minced. Mix with soy sauce, brown sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes.

Place short ribs in slow cooker and pour sauce over ribs. Turn slow cooker on low heat. Cover with a lid and cook for 6-8 hours.

Remove meat from pot, discard bones. Place in the fridge to chill.

Meanwhile, skim fat off the top of the sauce. Place in a sauce pan and simmer until thickened.

Once meat is cool, pull apart with your fingers. Pour about 1/2 cup of the sauce back into the meat. You may serve the extra sauce on the side or discard it.

For the cucumber slaw:

Peel cucumber and chop into matchsticks. Peel carrot and shred.

Mix carrot and cucumber with salad dressing, red pepper flakes and cilantro. Set aside.

Add 1 tbsp oil to a non stick frying pan. Heat until oil is hot and add corn tortillas. Brown on both sides. Keep a close eye on them as they cook very quickly. Drain on a plate lined with paper towels.

Serve meat on a crispy tortilla topped with slaw and additional cilantro.

Recipe adapted from:

Apple Barbeque Pulled Pork Nachos from Rock Recipes

These are some yummy Apple Barbeque Pulled Pork Nachos from Rock Recipes. Oven roasted pork takes some time to make, but the leftovers can be used for some many additional dish throughout the week. Place the Apple Barbeque Pulled Pork on a bed of crispy nacho chips and top with your favorite grated cheese, chopped avocado and tomato, a dollop of sour cream and you are good to go! To read more and view this and many other delicious recipes from Rock Recipes click on link: www.nlrockrecipes.coml

Salted Peanut Nutella Puppy Chow from Sally's Baking Addiction

Mmmmmm...This Salted Peanut Nutella Puppy Chow from Sally's Baking Addiction is the BOMB! Everyone in house loves Chex Mix, but this is way better than any Chex Mix I can imagine.  Salty peanuts coated in chocolate and powdered sugar....YUM! Really quick and easy to make and you know everyone is going to love this snack any day of the year! To read more and view this and other delicious recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction click on link:

Cherry Pineapple and Mandarin Orange Ambrosia Salad from Coupon Clipping Cook

As a child, I remember my grandmother making this all of the time. It was one of my favorite desserts that she made. This Cherry Pineapple and Mandarin Orange Ambrosia Salad from Coupon Clipping Cook. You can prep all of the ingredients the day before and add the marshmallows and Cool Whip right before serving.  A great light dessert for anytime of the day! To read more and view this and other delicious recipe from Coupon Clipping Cook click on link:

No Bake Cherry Cheesecake from Lemon Sugar

I am always looking for simple dessert recipes...especially single serving desserts.  This No Bake Cherry Cheesecake from Lemon Sugar has only four ingredients for the filling and topping. Use a premade graham cracker crust and this recipe is a snap to make! Swing by Lemon Sugar to view this and many other delicious recipes:

Bubble-Up Pizza Casserole from Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice

This Bubble-Up Pizza Casserole from Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice is so easy and delicious! A tasty dish with all of your favorite pizza flavors.  Under this super simple cheesy crust there are layers of savory goodness....sausage, onions, garlic, tomatoes all covered in a spicy tomato sauce. This is a  versatile recipe since you can change the filling based on what you preference of pizza toppings. To read more and view this and other delicious recipes from Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice click on link:

Easy Baked Chocolate Cake Doughnuts with a Sweet Buttermilk Glaze from Lara Ferroni

These Baked Chocolate Cake Doughnuts from Lara Ferroni are AMAZING! She says that if you do not have a doughnut pan that you can make then in a muffin pan and then you will have a delicious doughnut muffin. The recipe is pretty straight forward with ingredients like buttermilk and yogurt making these doughnuts cakey and rich! Coat with powdered sugar or a sweet buttermilk glaze. Check out this and other delicious recipe from Lara Ferroni by clickiet ng on link:

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Deliciously Decadent Salted Caramel Brownies



½ cups butter
6 ounces semisweet, coarsely chopped
¾ cups sugar
2 eggs
½ tbsp vanilla
½ cups plus 2 tbsp all purpose flour
¼ teaspoons salt

Caramel Layer:

14 ounces caramels, unwrapped
4 tbsp plus 4 tsp heavy whipping cream
1/4 teaspoons sea salt, plus 1/2 tsp for sprinkling on top


Preheat your oven to 350 F. Line a 9×9 pan with aluminum foil, leaving a few inches hanging over the sides. Spray the bottom and sides of the foil generously with nonstick spray. Set aside.

Put the stick of butter into a microwave-safe bowl. Put it into the microwave for several seconds and melt the stick of butter. Add the chocolate and let it sit for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir and if the chocolate isn’t fully melted, microwave for additional 30-second intervals until smooth, stirring in between.

In a large mixing bowl, mix together sugar, eggs and vanilla until incorporated. Add in the butter/chocolate and mix until thick and glossy (about a minute). Stir in the flour and table salt until just combined.

Pour half of this mixture into the greased pan and spread it to the corners. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove it from the oven and let it cool for 20 minutes.

Place the caramels, cream and 1/4 teaspoon sea salt in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat it in the microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth and creamy. Pour half of the caramel over the cooked brownies and spread to the corners. Pour the rest of the brownie mixture evenly over the caramel and spread to the corners.

Sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt on top of the brownie batter. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the center is set. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes and then pour remaining caramel over the top of brownies and sprinkle remaining sea salt over caramel layer. if caramel sauce gets too thick, you can microwave it for 10 seconds intervals to make spreading a bit easier. Cool completely before lifting the brownies out of the pan.

Adapted from:

Panko Breaded Swai with Fresh Avocado Salsa & Sour Cream


4- 8 ounce Swai fillets
1 cup flour
2 cups panko bread crumbs
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 eggs, beat with 2 tsp water
olive oil
avocado salsa (see recipe below)
scallions, thinly sliced


Rinse and pat dry the Swai fillets and place on a paper towel, set aside.

Add flour, Panko, and salt to a gallon sized plastic zip bag, mix and set aside.

Beat 2 eggs and water together in a medium sized bowl or a deep plate.

Prepare a baking sheet covered with paper towels for fish when it is done cooking and set aside. Heat a frying pan with oil until it reaches 350 degrees.

Dip fillets, one at a time, in egg mixture and allow excess to drip off. Place the fillet in the panko mixture, zip bag closed and shake until coated.

Press breadcrumbs into fish. Place one large fillet in pan and cook for 4 minutes on each side. You may to cook a little longer depending on the thickness of the fillet.

When the fish is golden brown, remove from pan and set on prepared baking sheet to remove excess oil. Repeat with remaining fillets. Serve with avocado salsa, sour cream, and sliced scallions.

Fresh Avocado Salsa:


1 avocado, pitted and diced
1 tomato, diced
1-14.5 ounce can of diced tomatoes with garlic and peppers
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
handful of cilantro, finely chopped
1/2 tsp sugar
salt & pepper to taste
juice of 1/2 a lime
4 large jalapeno flour tortillas
cooking spray


In a medium sized bowl, combine diced avocado, tomato, canned tomatoes, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, sugar, and salt & pepper. Serve with prepared panko Swai.

Deliciously Simple Skinny Taco Soup from The Recipe Critic

This tasty recipe for Skinny Taco Soup from The Recipe Critic is awesome! It's made with lean ground turkey, kidney beans (lots of fiber to keep you full), low sodium taco seasoning, tomato soup and other easy to find ingredients.  Visit The Recipe Critic today to view this and other delicious recipes by clicking on link:

Loaded BBQ Chicken Stuffed Potato from My Crowded Kitchen

I know we have all had baked potatoes, but this Loaded BBQ Chicken Stuffed Potato from My Crowded Kitchen is completely over the top on the yummy scale. BBQ chicken, roasted roasted potatoes, crunchy fried onions, cheddar cheese, sour cream, garlic and green onions...goodness gracious! Swing by My Crowded Kitchen to view this and other tasty recipes by clicking on link:

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Cheesy Portobello Fries with Spicy Ketchup from Just a Taste

I just fried love mushrooms, but the fact that they are deep fried is one reason that I try to stay away from them.  After spying this tasty recipe for Cheesy Portobello Fries with Spicy Ketchup from Just a Taste I was in love because they are baked!  Portobello mushroom, Panko bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, oregano and parsley...easy, right? Dip them in spicy ketchup with red pepper flakes for a double yum! To read more and view this and other recipes from Just a Taste click on link:

Cherry Cheesecakes in a Jar from Thistlewood Farms

Look at these tasty little Cherry Cheesecakes in a Jar from Thistlewood Farms....who doesn't love the creaminess of a great cheesecake topped with tangy sweet cherries? Put this into a single serving jar and you have a cute dessert for anytime. To read more and view this and other recipes from Thistlewood Farms click on link:

Triple Fudge Oreo Crunch Cookies from Bakergirl

So many delicious flavors mixed into one. These Triple Fudge Oreo Crunch Cookies from Bakergirl are pure crunchy chocolate deliciousness! Easy to make and even easier to've just got to get this recipe. To read more and view this and other amazing recipe from Bakergirl click on link:

Snickery Squares from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody

Chocolaty caramel and peanut goodness on a shortbread cookie. Oh my word! Can you just imagine how fabulous these Snickery Squares from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody would taste? What else could I possibly say about this amazing treat other than visit Culinary Concoctions by Peabody and get this recipe:

Delicious Salmon Sliders with Tangy Avocado Sauce

A tasty and creative twist on a crab cake. Just look at these delicious Panko Breaded Salmon Slider with a Tangy Avocado Sauce from Dine & Dish. Served on a sweet King's Hawaiian Roll....sounds amazingly good! To read more and view this and other delicious recipes from Dine and Dish click on link:

Easy Savory Oven-Roasted Short Ribs

Amazingly delicious and tender! These Oven-Roasted Savory Short Ribs are so easy to make. Make a double batch and remove the extra meat to make sandwiches that are out of this world! This is one versatile meat that you can use to make numerous dishes. Enjoy!

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp paprika

2 tbsp cumin

1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp fresh garlic, finely chopped

2 tsp garlic powder

1 tbsp salt

1 tsp cayenne

1 tsp pepper
1 tsp red chili flakes

4 pounds of short ribs, cut into 4 slabs

Preheat the oven to 200˚F. Rinse the slabs and pat them dry. Combine the brown sugar, paprika, cumin, cinnamon, garlic powder, salt, cayenne and pepper in a large mixing bowl.
Center a slab of the ribs on a large piece of tin foil. Pat the spice rub over the ribs, rubbing it in on all sides. Place the ribs meat-side down on the foil and fold tightly into a packet. Repeat for the remaining slabs.

Place the packets on a baking sheet and put it in the oven. Bake the ribs for 4 hours, then reduce the heat to 175˚F and bake for 2 more hours, or until a fork easily penetrates the meat.
Open the packets and pour the juices into a saucepan. Bring the juices to a simmer over medium heat and reduce by about half, until they cling to a spoon. Skim the fat off the top and adjust seasonings.

Place the ribs, uncovered, in the broiler on high for 3-5 minutes,  or until they have charred slightly. Drizzle the sauce over them, then serv
Recipe adapted from:

Homemade Kung Pao Chicken from Riches to Rags by Dori

This is one delicious recipe for Homemade Kung Pao Chicken from Riches to Rags by Dori. Unlike the original version, these savory dish is not deep fried in oil...that alone saves you a ton of calories and fat! A savory Asian meal that is delightful served with rice or noodles. Swing by and check out the recipe today. To read more and view this yummy recipe from Riches to Rags by Dori click on link:

Tasty Asian Ramen Salad from Dwell on Joy

A fresh and light salad that is crispy and crunchy! This really easy recipe for Asian Ramen Salad from Dwell on Joy is super tasty and can be served as a meal when you toss in some chopped chicken breast.  The original recipe calls for a stick of butter, but recipe has been modified to use half a stick (thank goodness!). That ends up being 4 tbsp, which isn't horrible considering this recipe makes 12 servings. To read more and view this delicious recipe from Dwell on Joy click on link: 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Nutella Chocolate Chip Banana Bread from Something Swanky

Yummy, yummy in my tummy! This Nutella Chocolate Chip Banana Bread from Something Swanky looks amazing! Nutella, bananas, buttermilk, semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips makes a dense and chocolaty bread that is irresistible! To read more and view this and other delicious recipes click on link:

Yummy Marshmallow Reese's Blonde Brownies from Inside BruCrew Life

I know more than a few kiddos who would just love some of these little goodies in their lunches. What a great recipe for Marshmallow Reese's Blonde Brownies from Inside BruCrew Life. Chewy, chocolaty and peanut buttery goodness all rolled into one! To read more and view this and other delicious recipes from Inside BruCrew Life click on link:

Amazing One Pan Spicy Sausage Skillet from Plain Chicken

I am loving this Spicy Sausage Skillet from Plain Chicken. The recipe is fabulous because you only use one skillet to cook everything...what a time saver! Sausage, cheese, pasta and cream (along with a few other ingredients)...what is there not to like about that? Swing by Plain Chicken  today to view this and other tasty recipes. To visit page, click on link:

Rheinlander Copy Cat Cheese Fondue


1 pound processed Swiss American cheese slices
2 cups very dry white wine, Chardonnay or Chablis
2 cloves garlic, mashed
1 tbsp butter
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1 dash nutmeg
1/2 loaf Rye bread*
1/2 loaf French bread*


Chop cheese slices. Set aside.

Add wine, butter, and seasonings to a heavy pot and bring to a boil for 15 minutes to reduce wine and cook out excess alcohol. 

Remove from heat and add cheese and set into double boiler.  Stir thoroughly with a wooden spoon until cheese melts into a smooth heavy sauce. Add white pepper, cayenne pepper and nutmeg. Stir to incorporate.

If fondue seems too thick, add more wine. If too thin, add more cheese.  Dice bread into 2-inch squares and brown lightly in oven. Keep fondue warm while serving, else a skin will form on the top.

* Check to see if you have a local German bakery in town. They will have many varieties of German rye bread to choose from that comes unsliced. This will be perfect for cutting into big cubes for dipping.