Thursday, January 29, 2015

Easy Provolone Chicken Bake

Easy Provolone Chicken Bake | Aunt Bee's Recipes

I don't remember where I first saw this recipe, but I made it years ago as written with swiss cheese as the original recipe called for.  My hubby and kids aren't huge swiss cheese fans so it just got a 'meh' out of them.  I saw the recipe again last week and decided to try it with their fave cheese (provolone!) and it got rave reviews!  #winning It is seriously one of the easiest meals I have ever put together.  We served it over white rice with steamed broccoli as a side and everyone was super happy!  I do have to add that this meal is a lot higher in sodium that what we are used to.  Please make sure to use unsalted butter in the recipe and do not season your rice.  There will be plenty of salt in this dish without it from the stuffing, soup and cheese!  

Easy Provolone Chicken Bake adapted recipe source
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
sliced provolone cheese (I used 2 slices per breast because we <3 cheese!)
1 (10.75 oz) can cream of chicken soup
1/4 cup milk
6 oz package of stovetop chicken flavor stuffing mix
1/2 cup UNSALTED butter, melted
Cooked rice or egg noodles for serving
1. Place chicken breast in a greased 13x9 baking dish.  
2. Top each breast with 2 slices provolone cheese.  
3. Combine milk and cream of chicken soup and spread over top of cheese.  
4. Sprinkle stuffing mix all over the top of the dish.  
5. Drizzle melted butter over stuffing mix.
6. Cover with foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.  Remove foil and bake for       15 more minutes to crisp up the stuffing topping.  
7. Serve over rice or noodles

Monday, January 26, 2015

Meal Planning Inspiration 1-26-14

The Best Recipes From The Week 1-26-14 | Aunt Bee's Recipes
Hello!  There is some crazy snowy weather hitting a large part of the country tonight.  I hope you all are inside safe and warm!  I don't know about you, but I am SO ready for spring!  We had some delicious meals this week!  

Here are the highlights:

BBQ Chicken Cornbread Bake - This was the stand out new recipe of the week!  Ready in under 30 minutes and a great way to use up that leftover chicken!

Pizookie - I got my first cast iron skillet over the Christmas holidays and I couldn't wait to try this delicious (and WAY too easy!) dessert!  

Mongolian Beef - Our all time favorite Chinese recipe!  We could eat this every night!

Sweet Soy-Glazed BBQ Chicken - I couldn't believe how simple this was and it got rave reviews all around.  Our new 'go to' baked bbq chicken recipe.  *Bonus* It's made with pantry items we always have on hand!

Easy Italian Mac & Cheese - This is a recipe from my childhood!  Turn that box of mac & cheese hanging out in your pantry into a complete meal in minutes!

Balsamic Glazed Asparagus - I can not get enough of this glaze!  

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge - We celebrated National Peanut Butter Day with this simple fudge recipe!  Decadent, smooth and rich!  

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BBQ Chicken Cornbread Bake

BBQ Chicken Cornbread Bake | Aunt Bee's Recipes

We had some leftover BBQ Chicken the other night and I was feeling inspired!  I put together this INCREDIBLY easy casserole for lunch the next day and all 4 of us declared it one of the best meals we have had in a while!  BONUS: It was ready in under 30 minutes(!)  The red bell pepper REALLY made it something special, so don't skimp on them unless you really hate bell pepper.  We will be making this at least a couple times a month.  Hint:  If you have leftover chicken of any kind, just shred it up and add some of your favorite bbq sauce to make this recipe!   Your leftovers will NEVER look better!  <3

BBQ Chicken Cornbread Bake
1 box Jiffy Cornbread plus ingredients needed to prepare it
2 Tbsp butter
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 small onion, chopped
2 cups leftover bbq chicken, chopped or shredded
1/2 cup corn
Shredded Cheese of your choice
green onions to garnish if desired
Prepare and bake cornbread in square casserole dish according to jiffy package directions. While cornbread is baking, saute bell pepper and onion over medium high heat for about 5 minutes, or until cooked to your preference.  Reduce heat to low and add bbq chicken and corn.  Stirring until heated through.  My chicken was plenty saucy but if you want to add more bbq sauce, now is the time!  Pour chicken mixture over baked cornbread.  Top with cheese and broil for a couple of minutes until cheese is melted and bubbling.  Top with green onions if desired.  Serve!  

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Sweet Soy-Glazed BBQ Chicken

Sweet Soy-Glazed BBQ Chicken | Aunt Bee's Recipes

I still can't believe how delicious this chicken turned out!  My cupboard was bare and I just started adding ingredients to this chicken!  It is our new favorite way to make baked barbecue chicken!  What I love about this recipe other than how delicious it is, is the simple ingredient list with things I always have on hand!  Give this one a try! It's a winner!  :-)

Sweet Soy-Glazed BBQ Chicken
4 bonelelss/skinless chicken breast
3/4 cup honey
3/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
3-4 cloves garlic minced
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce
Combine honey, ketchup, soy sauce, melted butter, garlic and tabasco sauce in a bowl.  Pour over chicken in a large baking dish.  Bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour or until chicken is done.  (I turned them and basted them 3 times during the cook time.  When chicken is done, place in a covered platter to keep warm.  Pour the sauce from the pan into a small pot and bring to a boil stirring occasionally until sauce reaches desired thickness.  Pour glaze over chicken and serve.  

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

The other night our internet was down (#firstworldproblems) so the hubby couldn't study for school, and I couldn't do blog stuff. So we made fudge.  We are a wild and crazy couple, I tell ya! This Easy Peanut Butter Fudge is so rich and creamy!  And we always have these ingredients on hand.... which makes it a little dangerous too!  I would suggest making it next time your internet is down... or even if it's not! ;-)

Easy Peanut Butter Fudge (source)
1/2 cup butter
2 1/4 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and milk. Bring to a boil and boil for exactly 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Pour over confectioners' sugar in a large mixing bowl. Beat until smooth; pour into an 8x8 inch dish. Chill until firm and cut into squares.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Easy Greasy

We eat a lot of ground beef.  It is relatively inexpensive and can be used in so many different types of family friendly recipes like some of our favorites: Enchiritos, 3 Meat Chili, Preacher's Macaroni Casserole, and Easy Italian 3 Meat Penne Pasta.  Ground beef is like a blank canvas to us busy home cooks!  The not so glamorous part has always been having to drain the grease from the meat, which is why I was so excited when Michelle contacted me about the Easy Greasy.  Michelle is a mom that got tired of dealing with the grease issue when making meals for her family and she did something about it!

From their website:
'Easy Greasy™ is a kitchen tool to make draining hot grease from food fast, easy and safe! Its patent pending design consists of a strainer that sits securely in a heat-resistant container. Simply pour cooked food into the strainer and allow draining. Then remove the strainer and easily move your food to a pot or dish. Your hot grease is safely contained! Once your hot grease has cooled, just scoop it into the trash or secure the lid to store it. It’s that easy!'

It worked absolutely beautifully, and I will not cook ground beef without it again!  The Easy-Greasy is available to order from lakeside, QVC, itdcommodities, and Amazon.  Michelle was kind enough to offer to give one away to one of you guys!  Check out my facebook page and the post pinned to the top for your chance to win one of your own!  

I was sent an easy greasy to review for the blog.  All opinions are my own.  

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Pizza Hut's New #FlavorOfNow Menu

Pizza is one of my husband's favorite foods. Sadly, Pizza Hut does not deliver to our area, so it had been a couple of years since we had eaten it. We recently heard about all of the new premium toppings and crust flavors and had to try it out for ourselves. 

Here are the new #FlavorOfNow Menu Items:

5 New Toppings

Premium salami
Sliced banana peppers
Classic meatballs
Fresh spinach
Peruvian cherry peppers

6 Bold Sauces

Classic marinara
Premium crushed tomato
Creamy garlic parmesan
Honey Sriracha

8 Crust Flavors

Hut favorite
Toasted parmesan
Salted pretzel
Honey Sriracha
Fiery red pepper
Toasted cheddar
Toasted asiago
Garlic buttery blend

4 Drizzles

Honey Sriracha

How amazing do these sound? We very conveniently ordered online and were told our order would be ready in 15 minutes! We ended up deciding on 3 new pizzas! It was hard to narrow it down to those 3! We have a couple more we want to try next week for pizza night. Here is what we went with:

The Cock-A-Doodle Bacon: Creamy garlic Parmesan sauce topped with grilled chicken, hardwood smoked bacon and diced Roma tomatoes. Flavored up with toasted Parmesan on the crust edge.

Meatball & Pepperoni with the premium crushed tomato sauce on the hut favorite crust flavor. This was my hubby's favorite! We REALLY loved the premium crushed tomato sauce and the meatballs had great flavor!

Salami & Pepperoni topped with banana peppers with the creamy garlic parmesan sauce on the toasted parmesan crust. This one was my favorite. I want this one again for breakfast right now.

We absolutely loved the new pizza flavors and will definitely be picking up pizza from there again soon!

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