Monday, January 9, 2012

Chantele's Creamy Chicken

Beware, this dish is rich! It is also not healthy in any way.

3-4 chicken breasts
3-4 slices white american deli cheese slices
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup of white wine
shredded cheese (I used colby jack)
garlic cheese croutons, crushed
grated/shredded parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease baking pan and add chicken breasts. Top with cheese slices. In a bowl, combine cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup and white wine. Pour over top of chicken. Top with shredded cheese. Using a rolling pin, crush the croutons. I opened the bag to get the air out and then resealed it. Crush using rolling pin. Top with crushed croutons and then parmesan cheese. Cook for one hour.

I made mashed potatoes and then used the sauce as the gravy. Could also serve over egg noodles.

Saturday, December 3, 2011


My favorite kind of gingersnaps are the soft kind. I do like the old fashioned hard ones with my tea because I like to dip them in the tea and then drink some of the spices.

3 sticks of butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup molasses
4 1/2 cups flour
3 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cloves
extra sugar for rolling

In a bowl, cream sugar and butter. Add egg one at a time. Blend thoroughly in between each egg. Add molasses and blend. In a separate bowl, combine, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and cinnamon. Add dry mixture in small amounts and blend in between each addition.

Place dough in fridge until it is easy to handle.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Place about a 1/3 of a cup of sugar in a bowl. Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Roll in sugar and place them on an ungreased baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake for about 8-12 minutes or until puffy and cracks form. Dough spreads out a great deal while baking. Cool about 1 minute before transferring.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Soothe Your Throat

This is great for a sore throat or when you lose your voice.

Slice a lemon in quarters and place two of the slices in a mug.  Add a 1-2 teaspoons to a tablespoon of your favorite honey. One to two teaspoons is sufficient for this, but some prefer it to be sweeter. I always use local, raw honey.  Pour boiling water over top and stir to dissolve honey.  Let steep and discard solids if you want.

Some studies also state that honey is also a great cough suppressant when taken right before bed time.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Jenny and Billy's Wedding

Such a fun time!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Cranberry Pork/Chicken

4 pork chops or chicken breasts
16 oz can whole cranberry sauce (I use Ocean Spray)
1/2 cup french onion dressing
1/2 packet onion soup mix (I use Lipton's)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place pork or chicken in a glass baking dish.

In a saucepan combine everything else.  Heat to melt the jellied part of the cranberry sauce. Stir to combine. Pour over pork or chicken. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

My mom gave me this recipe. I never knew what was in it and when she told me I said, "Ewww really?"  I wouldn't have thought these go together so well! My mother has always made it with chicken.  She sometimes make this for Christmas dinner.  I tried it with pork one day and it was really yummy. I grow bored with chicken if we have it too much.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Richmond Zombie Walk 2011

We had a lot of fun dressing up!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Two Happy Years of Marriage

"the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step"

This is so true when entering into a marriage. We have traveled several miles so far and it has been a wonderful adventure. I am truly excited to see what comes next.

Happy anniversary to my wonderful husband!