Thursday, June 26, 2008


Artichoke Chicken Fettuccine
8 oz. uncooked fettuccine
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips
4 bacon strips, diced
1/4 c. chopped onion
1/2 box mushrooms
10 oz. frozen spinach, chopped
2 T. butter
2 T. flour
1 c. chicken broth
1/2 c. milk
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 T. grated Parmesan cheese
1 can artichoke hearts, drained
2 T. mayonnaise

Cook bow tie pasta according to package directions.
Thaw out the spinach and squeeze out all the water. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute the chicken, bacon, onion, and mushrooms and spinach until chicken juices run clear and vegetables are tender; drain and keep warm.
In a large saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add the broth, milk and mustard. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in Parmesan cheese and artichokes. Remove from heat; stir in mayonnaise and chicken mixture.
Drain fettuccine; serve with chicken mixture. (I used a rotisserie chicken instead)
4+ servings.

I use fresh spinach sometimes and because I can't eat flour I use cream cheese to thicken instead.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Broccoli Salad

2 bags broccoli florets
1 can water chestnuts, drained
1 box of mushrooms
1 cup celery peeled and thinly sliced
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup red onion chopped

Salad Dressing
1 envelope Italian Dressing
3/4 cup oil
1/4 cup water
3 Tbs. vinegar

You can add bacon if you would like to add more flavor.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Homemade Oatmeal Crème Pies

Homemade Oatmeal Crème Pies

(from a blog, but can't remember which one, I also changed the filling a little bit)


1 1/4 cups butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats

1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. Beat butter and sugars at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add egg and vanilla, beating well.

3. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups, and level with a knife. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients in a bowl, stirring well. Add oats; stir well. Add to butter mixture; stir until well blended. Drop by rounded tablespoons 2 inches apart onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes. Cool on pan 2 to 3 minutes. Remove cookies from pan; cool on wire racks.

4. Spread 1 tablespoon Cream Filling over each bottom side of half of cookies; top with remaining cookies, right side up.

Makes 3 dozen oatmeal cookies or 18 cream pies

Creme Filling

3-4 oz. cream cheese
1/2 stick butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed until combined, scraping bowl. Beat on high until light and fluffy.

Yield: Makes 1 1/2 cups

I can't taste them but they smell sooooo gooood