Monday, March 14, 2011

Ridiculously Easy Salsa Chicken

I'll try to remember to take a picture when it's done tonight :)

So much to do today, but I want a healthy and tasty homemade dinner (the two can go together!) Everyone here LOVES Salsa Chicken and I love it because it is one of the easiest dishes you'll ever make.

You Will Need:

Salsa (no certain amount here, I probably use a regular sized jar for 6 frozen chicken breasts)
Chicken (I love that I can just throw the frozen stuff in the slow cooker because I'm feeling lazy and don't want to defrost it.)
Slow Cooker


Throw it all in there and turn on high about 8 hours; All done.

Top it with some shredded cheese before serving. Serve with rice and beans (I'll have to post that easy recipe soon too, it's yummy.) or just rice... or beans, lol.

Everyone always raves about this dish and it is SO EASY!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Rice Crispy Treats, Only Better

With an insane amount of strawberry marshmallows left over from a party I came up with a play on chocolate covered strawberries. Brownies topped with strawberry rice crispy treats.... yum. For variety I also made a peanut butter chocolate version.

Strawberry Version

You Will Need:

1 box fudge brownie mix (and the oil, eggs and water needed to make it according to box directions.)
parchment paper
40 strawberry marshmallows
3 Tablespoons butter
5 cups rice crispy cereal
handful of mini marshmallows or chopped strawberry marshmallows


Make brownies according to box directions for a 9X13" pan. Be sure to cover the pan in parchment paper first with extra hanging over the edge for easy removal of your treats!


Melt butter and 40 marshmallows over med-low heat. When completely smooth and melted mix with 5 cups cereal. Keep warm.

When brownies have 2 minutes left sprinkle mini marshmallows (or bits) over brownies. Finish baking.

Remove from the oven and spread now soft marshmallows over the top of the brownies. It doesn't have to be perfect or pretty, this just helps the top layer stick extra well :)

Cover your hands with butter and spread the cereal treats across the top of the brownies. BE CAREFUL not to touch the sides of the brownie pan, it is still HOT!

Press the cereal treats down well and let cool completely.

For the peanut butter version use regular marshmallows and add 1/2 cup peanut butter to the melted marshmallow mixture before mixing with the cereal.


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Holy Guacamole

Mike makes my absolute favorite guacamole and he made it the other night, I won't tell you how much I ate, it's a little embarrassing. I've been forbidden to share the exact measurements with the world, but I will tell you what's in it.

Avocado, tomato, cilantro, red onion, a little lime juice and a little salt.

A simple list of ingredients for a wonderfully fresh and simple delicious flavor.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mike's Chicken

Been awhile since I posted!

Last night I made Mike's chicken and it's been along time since I've made it, I have no idea why. It's not the healthiest of recipes, but it is SUPER easy.


6 chicken breasts thawed or mostly thawed
1 large can cream of chicken
1 large can (or two small) cream of mushroom

Mix the soup together in the slow cooker, add chicken and mix. Cook on low all day (or high for 5 hours) and enjoy!

We serve this over mashed potatoes (Mike's favorite way, the soup makes yummy gravy) rice or quinoa. It's really easy and tasty, you can't beat the tenderness of slow cooked chicken.