Friday, December 24, 2010

Blackberry Cream Cheese Dip!

Morgan and I made this yummy dip for Christmas!
1 - 8 oz. package of Cream Cheese
3/4 c. Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
6 oz. Blackberries
Graham Crackers
Mix together until well blended. Refrigerate and serve cooled.
Next time I make this, which will be next week at my book club, I will use less sugar so the berries will be the dominant flavor.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Bruschetta Bake!

I love all things Bruschetta, especially when it comes from Olive Garden! Unfortunately We can't go there as much as I would like (every day). While searching the web for some ideas to remedy this situation I cam across this recipe.

Our version in Red

Ingredients :

1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cubed - already cooked, cut up and seasoned with pepper and garlic salt.
1 teaspoon salt
1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 (6 ounce) box chicken-flavored dry bread stuffing mix - Herb flavored stuffing
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese - Fiesta shredded mixed cheese
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning - Did not use this ingredient


1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.
2.Toss the cubed chicken with the salt in a large bowl - Omitted this step. Place the chicken in a layer into the bottom of the baking dish. Stir together tomatoes, water, garlic, and stuffing mix in a large bowl; set aside to soften. Sprinkle the cheese on top of the chicken, then sprinkle with the Italian seasoning. Spread the softened stuffing mixture on top. - Obviously I did not put the Italian seasoning in the dish, but I did add more cheese on top of the stuffing. I love cheese!!!
3.Bake uncovered until the chicken cubes have turned white and are no longer pink in the center, about 30 minutes. Since the chicken was already cooked I cooked it in the oven at 350 for 20 minutes. Just long enough to melt the cheese.


Friday, December 10, 2010


I found this awesome recipe for Candy Cane Hershey Cookies! They are my new addiction! It is a very simple recipe. The hardest part was chopping up the kisses. I had to do them all by hand.
A friend of mine suggested using a meat tenderizer, good idea!

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