Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

WOW! These babies are absolutely DELICIOUS! Plus they are so easy to whip together and smell so good baking in the oven. It does have a little kick (thanks to the chili powder), so if you are a "heat baby", you may want to reduce the amount of powder to your liking. I made them last night with sides of bean dip/chips, and Spanish rice. Lets just say we were all full after devouring this meal and will definitely be making these quite often! You can search for different variations of this recipe like I did, but in my opinion, these made the best!

1 lb cooked, shredded chicken
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup lime juice (fresh if possible)
1 Tb chili powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder (or 2 cloves minced garlic)
20 oz can green enchilada sauce
shredded cheese (half and half of mozzarella/cheddar, or Monterrey jack, whatever you have on hand)
flour tortillas (I used 16 and it made two pans)
fresh cilantro (optional)

Mix sauce ingredients in bowl and add the chicken. Toss chicken in sauce and cover with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator to marinate for 30 minutes.
Lightly spray a large baking dish (or 9 by 13 and 8 by 8, like I did) and pour some green enchilada sauce to just cover the bottoms. Fill tortillas with desired amount of meat mixture and cheese. Roll up and place seam down in dish.
Pour remainder of sauce over all the enchiladas and sprinkle with more cheese.
Baked UNCOVERED at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until bubbly and cheese is melted. If desired, broil a couple minutes longer to make cheese crisp and brown. Top with cilantro if wanted. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Yummy Pizza Rolls

I am a complete lover of pizza! We had it all the time growing up (probably because my dad was co-owner of Pistol Pete's Pizza and my mom was busy with 8 kids). So if there is a new spin-off of the favorite, I rush to try it out. This meal definitely did not dissapoint! It also was a dilemma-solver because the hubs and I weren't trying to prove our point of the perfect pizza toppings. We each could have our own! Plus it was a lot of fun to PREPARE and EAT. We gave it a definite "TWO THUMBS UP"...even the kiddos! :)

original receipe found here


Homemade Pizza Dough (click on title for the recipe or use your own)
toppings: such as shredded mozarella cheese, diced vegetables, pepperoni, canadian bacon/pineapple, meatballs, etc.
Olive Oil or melted butter
Galric powder
Italian Seasonings


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Make pizza dough and roll out into a large rectangle. Cut into 12 pieces with a pizza cutter or sharp knife. Place a couple Tablespoons of the desired toppings into the center of each piece and stretch the dough around the toppings and seal the edges. After the edges are sealed completely, shape each piece the best you can to resemble a roll. Place seam down onto lightly greased baking dish. Brush each roll with butter or oil and sprinkle with garlic powder and italian seasonings. Bake for 25-30 minutes until lightly brown and serve with your favorite marinara or spaghetti sauce! Enjoy!!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies

Okay, these are SUPER rich brownies and I LOVE them! I got them from the Betty Crocker website and they TOTALLY will satisfy your chocolate peanut butter craving. The BEST part about them is that they are super EASY but taste like they actually took some EFFORT to make. They would be GREAT take-alongs to a barbeque, picnic or ANY future get together you have planned.


Brownie Layer

1 box brownie mix (I always use whatever is cheapest)
Water, oil and eggs called for on the brownie mix

Peanut Butter Filling

1/2 C butter, softened
1/2 C creamy peanut butter
2 C powdered sugar
2 t milk

Top Layer

1 C chocolate chips (semisweet or milk)
1/4 C butter


- Make and bake brownie mix according to package. Let cool completely. (I lined the pan with foil, then greased the bottom of the foil for easier cutting and less of a mess)
- Mix peanut butter filling ingredients in a medium bowl. Spread evenly over brownies.
- Microwave the top layer ingredients for 30-60 seconds, stir until smooth. Allow to cool a little (few minutes or so) then spread over filling layer.
-Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer.