Wednesday, April 11, 2012

On Par with Cheez-it Chicken :D (scroll down)

Angie’s Baked Cheddar Chicken with Sauce

by Angie on November 3, 2011

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College students, want to impress your parents? Husbands, your wives? Anyone want to impress company?? Then THIS is for you.

Oh, yeah, I guess you can feed it to the kiddos too!

I am eating the baked cheddar chicken right now as leftovers. And I do not eat left overs. Luckily for me, unfortunately, my husband left his lunch at home today so it’s all mine. icon smile Angies Baked Cheddar Chicken with Sauce

This is a very pretty easy to prepare, but get ready for all the compliments afterwords. I would say it’s definitely a “need to make dinner for company recipe!” It even looks like you spent a lot of time on it!

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After the chicken is in the pan, I just dumped the left over cheese & cracker crumbs on top of it. I love crust.

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Angie’s Baked Cheddar Chicken

Yield – 7 servings

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 40 minutes


  • 5 large chicken breasts
  • 1 sleeve Ritz crackers
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/8 t pepper
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 3 C cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 t dried parsley


  • 1 14 ounce can cream of chicken soup
  • 2 T butter
  • 2 T sour cream


  • Cut each chicken breast into 3 large chunks.
  • In a gallon size baggie, smash ritz crackers into crumbs. (The kids love this part)
  • Pour the milk, cheese and cracker crumbs into 3 separate small pans. Toss the 1/4 t salt and 1/8 t pepper into the cracker crumbs and stir the mixture around to combine.
  • Dip each piece of chicken into the milk, cheese & crumbs in succession.
  • Spray a 9×13 pan with cooking spray and lay the chicken inside the pan.
  • Sprinkle the dried parsley over the chicken.
  • Cover the pan with tin foil and bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes.
  • Combine the sauce ingredients (soup, sour cream & butter) into a microwaveable safe dish, and cook until it’s stir-able melty and warm.
  • Spread the sauce over the chicken once it’s been served. And WOW them!

Cost $ 9.55

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Many things make me happy; the color orange, my family, my friends, my husband, my puppies, good food, and ofcorse ICE TEA! I was looking for something today, to use with some left over ingredients that I had for Easter (the only thing I didn't have was cream of chicken soup, Hubby went and got it for me :D). I found this recipe on Pinterest. Let me tell you it is worth it. And it is something that you don't have to think about for 40 minutes, like a slow cooker just in the over.

A few things that I did a little bit different, I added the parsley to the cracker crumbs, I don't really like the taste of dried parsley. I used all of the cheese, I poured it over the chicken after I did the whole dip thing as well as the extra cracker crumbs. It was so good. I guess this is something like Cheez-it chicken, Ill be making over and over again!!! Thanks for the inspiration Pinterest!!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Having a PICKY Dog makes you think about food!!!

The dog in this image should come with a warning label: "Caution; this dog is sweet, cute, mostly friendly, odd, picky when it comes to her food, smells all flowers fake and real, and has anxiety attacks when new people come to your house." Almost four short years ago, this little spotted thing, Emma Lily came into my life. I cannot say that it has been awful. Quite the opposite. However, more and more, as she has been getting older, she has become more picky with her food. To the point where she isn't eating much.

At first she would pick out the pieces of food by order that she liked them, actually she wouldn't eat out of a bowl, and would have you separate the pieces out, before she would eat them. Then after I went back to school, she did it herself, but it took her an entire day to eat one bowl of food. When I came back home from school. She began not to eat much of her food, if any at all. She doesn't get much people food, but she gets a bite here and there. My Pappy loves to feed her, they both eat peanuts together. When she came to live at my house, Hubby and I switched her food. When she was eating the other food, she would only eat the small pieces. So we switched to a brand that has soft and hard, small bites. For a while Jake would not eat it either. He is now eating it. Emma picks out all the soft bites, and is no longer eating the hard. I don't want to keep switching their food...

So maybe I can make my own dog food? That might be more of a challenge then I am thinking that it would be. I really just wish that there was something that she would just eat. I guess if she wasn't getting enough food she would let me know? But I really feel bad. Like I am a bad mom. She hasn't lost any weight. Last time she was at the vet she gained a pound. I need some help!!!

I am a concerned momma. Someone please help me!!!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hoppy I always say!!!

I don't like saying Happy Easter, instead I like to say Hoppy Easter :D...
Anyways. I haven't written a blog in a long time. Partially because, I have cooking block, and Partially because I have be working hard at my job, and getting Scentsy off the ground. (If you reading this you should order from me).

For many people Easter is just a day to get candy from a bunny. But, while I like getting candy from a bunny, I also like spending time with family and friends, and thinking about why we are celebrating Easter. Mainly I like my family time. Family time equals cooking time!!! (and for you it equals a blog :D)

I have NEVER made deviled eggs, let alone boiled an egg. I don't like eggs that much, and so I honestly never need to learn to boil an egg. That becomes a problem when you offer to make deviled eggs for a family get together. So with much determination, I asked a friend for an egg recipe. However, there where no directions on this recipe for boiling eggs. So to be honest with you, I did what I sometimes do the best and winged it.

It's really not that hard, but when you have never done it, and you have never seen the finished product after boiling, you mind plays tricks on you. Especially if you are tired after cleaning all day. Did you know that after you cut the egg in half, that the back part of the yolk is greenish? I didn't, but I left it in the bowl any how... Did you also know that if the eggs are not laying flat in your bowl that the bottom will not fill out? It is like half your egg is gone.

II have to say after making the eggs, and putting together the recipe, they were pretty good. I like more vinegar in my deviled eggs. I also made shrimp Croustini's (which I am addicted to!!!) and a dill pasta salad, which was better than I thought. That was a dressing that I bought at the craft fair!!!!

I had a couple more thought's that I was going to write, but my allergies, and all that is killing me, to the point where I can no longer here is the recipe, I just used more egg, and less mayo, and pepper instead of salt...


6 Hard boiled eggs
1/4 cup of mayo
1 tsp yellow mustard
2 tsp pickle juice (or red wine vinegar)
Paprika to garnish (optional)

Peel hard boiled eggs and halve lengthwise. Remove yolks and place in a separate bowl. Mash yolks with a fork. Add mayo, mustard, and pickle juice, mix well. (I generally keep sprinkling in mustard and pickle juice until the mix is nice and creamy. Keep tasting it to make sure it tastes good. Don't overdo it though or it will be runny!! I also sprinkle in just a teeny bit of salt.). Stuff the egg halves with the mixture. Garnish with paprika if desired. Cover and refrigerate until serving.