Friday, May 27, 2016

Pita Teriyaki Chicken


You will love this  simple grilled chicken with a tangy,sweet teriyaki sauce and the sweet warm pineapple that brings that it all together.  This is the perfect summer meal to grill out and eat outside and not heat up the house.  This is a have to make for your family.

Ingredients

1 Cup Teriyaki sauce
1/4 cup honey
1 Pound of chicken 
Pita bread
Lettuce *optional*

Instructions

Mix sauce and honey in a bowl together.
Place chicken in pan and pour sauce mixture over and cook for 15-20 mins until chicken is done
Or
Grill chicken and brush on sauce for 20 mins or until chicken is done
Grill or warm pineapple on pan.
Place lettuce,chicken,pineapple and some extra sauce mixture into the pita bread.
serve right away







Monday, May 23, 2016

Frosted Lemonade


Lemonade is a staple in my home for the summer time but why not spruce up the refreshing drink into a frosty one?  This cold,creamy, frothy drink will be perfect for that picnic or just to refresh yourself.  My kids and myself cannot get enough.

Ingredients 
1 Cup of lemon juice
1 cup of sugar
2 1/2 cups of water
5 large scoops Vanilla ice cream

Instructions 
Mix together the lemon juice, sugar and water and stir until sugar is dissolved.  Place in fridge for 2 hours or until chilled.

Place your ice cream and 1 Cup of your homemade lemonade into a blender, mix and pour into your favorite cup.  Drink with a straw or eat it with a spoon. 

* If you like yours a little thicker don't be ashamed just add more ice cream*













Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Chocolate Cream Pie


So I made this pie Saturday night and it was gone by Sunday night and I only got half a piece... cause my 3 year old stole it from me but my family devoured it.  This pie set up beautifully, it was creamy, and delightful.  I will be making this for sure again and again until we all get sick of it.  I have always struggled with pies the crusts never turn out right or they always turn out runny and etc but this one turned out perfect so yeah make this your family will love you forever, well even more than they already do. This recipe requires 6-8 hours or over night int he fridge so make sure you make it ahead of time.

Crust Ingredients


2½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
dash of sugar
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1/2  cup cold butter
1 egg
1/4  cup water
1 tablespoon vinegar

Pie filling Ingredients

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/8  teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
3 oz cream cheese, softened
2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
1½ teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
1 fully baked pie crust, cooled

Crust Instructions 
Whisk together the flour, salt and sugar in a medium bowl. With a pastry cutter, cut the shortening and butter into the flour mixture until the mixture resembles coarse meal, with pea sized pieces of butter.

Lightly beat the egg, then add it to the water and vinegar. Add the water to the dry ingredients and mix just until the dough comes together. Divide in half, then form into 2 balls. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until cold, at least 30 minutes.

Once chilled, remove one ball of pie dough at a time and roll out into a 12-inch circle. Transfer the dough to a 9-inch pie dish. Trim the edges and crimp. Poke the bottom of the pie crust with a fork several times.
For a fully baked crust: Preheat oven to 350F. Line the pie crust with parchment paper. Fill with pie weights or dried beans, about half to ⅔ full. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and carefully remove the paper and weights. Return the crust to the oven and bake an additional 10 minutes or until golden brown.
You can make two pies or freeze the extra pie dough

Pie Filling Instructions 

In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Slowly whisk in the milk. Add the chocolate chips and egg yolks. Turn the heat on to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thickened. Remove the pan from the heat and add in the cream cheese. Whisk until the cream cheese is melted and fully incorporated. Cover the surface of the mixture with a piece of plastic wrap. Refrigerate just until cooled, about 1 hour.

Once the filling is cooled, place 1¼ cups of the cream in a large bowl with 1 teaspoon of the vanilla extract. Beat until soft peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the chocolate filling. Pour the filling into the cooled pie crust, cover and refrigerate for 6 to 8 hours, or overnight.
When ready to serve the pie, combine the remaining ¾ cup cream and ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract in a large bowl. Beat until stiff peaks form. Spread the whipped cream over the top of the pie. If desired, sprinkle the top of the pie with cocoa powder, add shaved chocolate, or just leave it as is!

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Ranch Cheddar Chicken


I love chicken, I love chicken so much I would almost give up all other foods to live off chicken..
I have had to make it maybe just once a week because as my hubby sometimes say.  Chicken again?
Yes again chicken is the best and there are many forms and here is one of my favorite forms where he gets excited about chicken.  Crunchy, tender, flavorful chicken, you will not go wrong.

Ingredients

4 Chicken breast or 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
1/2 Ranch Dressing
3/4 Panko Bread Crumbs
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Pepper
1/4 Cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

Place ranch dressing and chicken into a zip lock bag and let set for an hour in the fridge. 
Preheat oven to 400* 
Place the rest of the 5 ingredients in a shallow dish and bread  the chicken.
Place chicken on wire rack over a foiled pan.
Bake for 25 mins.















Saturday, May 14, 2016

Menu of the week


Here is the menu for the week.
Keep a look out for the grilled chicken wraps and chocolate dream pie.

have a yumtastic week!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Breakfast Banana Split


A good morning breakfast is hard to come by especially when you get stuck in the same routine.  So I decided to surprise my girls with something different and healthy before they went in for their STAR state testing.  So here is the new and improved banana split, the healthy way.

1 Banana
Blueberries (or berries of your choice)
2 scoops of frozen greek yogurt 
Granola

Just place it all together and you are set. 





Friday, May 6, 2016