Monday, September 10, 2012

Easy Garlic Chicken

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts                
4 garlic cloves
4 TBSP brown sugar
3 tsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 500 degrees and lightly grease a casserole dish. In a small sauté pan, sauté garlic with the oil until tender.  Remove from heat and stir in brown sugar.  Place chicken in dish and cover with the garlic/brown sugar mixture.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Bake uncovered 15-30 minutes.


Fajita Seasoning Mix

1 TBSP cornstarch                                     2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp sugar                                                   ½ tsp salt
1 tsp paprika                                               ½ tsp onion powder
¼ crushed red pepper flakes                  ¼ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp cayenne pepper                              ¼ tsp cumin

Mix all ingredients together and sprinkle on wet chicken in pan. This batch feeds my family of 6 (I guess each time on how much chicken I put in pan)


Chess Squares

This is delish! It's super rich but a great thing to take to a party.

1 box yellow cake mix
3 eggs
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
½ cup butter, melted
4 cups powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 300 and spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray.  Mix cake mix, melted butter, and one egg to a soft dough.  Press into the bottom of the pan. Mix powdered sugar, softened cream cheese, and remaining two eggs until smooth (about 1-2 min).  Pour on top of crust.  Bake for 50+ minutes until top is golden brown (watch out for soft middle).



I saw this recipe on Pinterest and it is by far the best playdough recipe I have tried. It didn't have the salty feel that most have.

3 cups flour
½ cup salt
6 tsp. cream of tartar
3 ¼ cup water
3 TBSP oil
food coloring

Whisk all dry ingredients toether in a large pot until no lumps remain.  Whisk in the wet ingredients (except for food coloring) and stir until no lumps remain. Cook on high for 3-4 minutes until a dough forms.  Separate into several portions and add food coloring, kneading until uniform in color.  Store in airtight containers.