Archive for January 2011

Easy Cheesy Lemon Bar

January 24, 2011

Easy Cheesy Lemon Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package lemon cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 (16 ounce) container prepared lemon frosting
  • 8 oz. cream cheese soften
  • 2 eggs

Directions

Combine cake mix, butter and 1 egg in bowl; mix with fork until moistened.  Pat into 9×13 inch baking pan greased on bottom only.  Combine frosting mix and cream cheese in mixer bowl; beat until blended.  Reserve 1/2 cup mixture. Add 2 eggs to remaining mixture.  Beat for 3 to 5 minutes. Spread over cake mix layer.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until set and light golden brown. Cool. Spread with reserved frosting.  Cut into bars

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Cake Balls

January 12, 2011

Cake Balls

Adapted from Allrecipes

Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix
  • 1 (16 ounce) container prepared chocolate frosting
  • 1 (3 ounce) bar chocolate flavored confectioners coating

Directions

  1. Prepare the cake mix according to package directions using any of the recommended pan sizes. When cake is done, crumble while warm into a large bowl, and stir in the frosting until well blended.
  2. Melt chocolate coating in a glass bowl in the microwave, or in a metal bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring occasionally until smooth.
  3. Use a melon baller or small scoop to form balls of the chocolate cake mixture. Dip the balls in chocolate using a toothpick or fork to hold them. Place on waxed paper to set.

Chicken Spaghetti

January 11, 2011
Chicken Spaghetti
Adapted from Homemade Gourmet 

Recipe Yields: 8

Recipe Serving Size: 2 cups

Servings Per Recipe: 8 servings

Ingredients

2 tablespoons butter or margarine

1 green bell pepper, chopped

4 cups shredded Homemade Gourmet® Chicken Enchilada Marinated Chicken (see recipe)

4 cups Hot Enchilada Dip (see recipe)

1 12-ounce package spaghetti, prepared according to package directions, drained

Directions

1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter and sauté pepper until tender.

2. Stir in chicken and hot enchilada dip; cook until thoroughly heated.

3. Add spaghetti; toss to coat.

4. Serve immediately

Hot Enchilada Dip

January 11, 2011
Hot Enchilada Dip
 Adapted from Homemade Gourmet
Recipe Yields: 16
Recipe Serving Size: 1/4 cup
 

 

Servings Per Recipe: 16 servings 

Ingredients

3-1/2 tablespoons Homemade Gourmet® Chicken Enchilada Soup Seasoning

1 10-ounce can diced tomatoes with green chilies

22 ounces Velveeta cheese, cubed

1 cup milk

Directions

1. In a large sauce pan combine seasoning, diced tomatoes with green chilies, cheese, and milk.

2. Heat slowly over medium heat and stir often to prevent burning. Avoid turning up the heat to cook faster as the dip’s texture may change.

3. Serve with chips or tortillas.

Chicken Enchilada Marinated Chicken

January 11, 2011
Chicken Enchilada Marinated Chicken
Adapted from Homemade Gourmet

Recipe Yields: 8

Recipe Serving Size: 6 ounces

Servings Per Recipe: 8 servings

Ingredients

1/2 cup water

3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts

3 tablespoons Homemade Gourmet® Chicken Enchilada Soup Mix

Directions

1. Place all ingredients in freezer bag. Securely close bag and SMOOSH to mix ingredients. If freezing, label bag as “Chicken Enchilada Marinated Chicken” with cooking instructions. Cook chicken according to desired cooking options.

Baking options: if frozen, thaw. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place chicken mixture in a greased 13x9x2 baking dish; cover and bake 1 hour or until chicken is no longer pink in center.

Grilling options: if frozen, thaw. Preheat grill to medium heat and lightly brush grate with oil. Remove chicken breasts from bag and discard marinade. Grill 10 minutes on each side or until chicken is no longer pink in center.

Slow Cooker options: if frozen, thaw enough to empty contents in slow cooker. Lightly spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray or line with a slow cooker liner. Pour contents of bag with 1 cup water in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 4 hours or until chicken is no longer pink in center.