Sunday, August 30, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

EASY Salsa Chicken

This is a GREAT recipe to create and build on and add your own spin. Here is the basic recipe! Enjoy my friends.


2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1/2 lb)
2 teaspoons Old El Paso® taco seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)
1/2 cup Old El Paso® Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
1 tablespoon sour cream, if desired


1. Heat oven to 375°F. Sprinkle both sides of chicken breasts with taco seasoning mix;
place in ungreased 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish.

Pour salsa over chicken.

2. Bake 25 to 35 minutes or until chicken is fork-tender and juices run clear. Sprinkle cheese evenly over chicken;

bake 3 to 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Serve with sour cream.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Easy Greek Pastichio Recipe

**Making Greek food takes A LOT of time and hard work. My mom came up with this recipe to make it easier on me as her authentic recipe she has "all in her head".

Easy Greek Pastitsio

l package Greek noodles (it really does make all the difference)
l lb. lean ground beef
l onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
l can (15oz.) tomato sauce
3 Tbs. chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 cup plus Tbs. grated Romano cheese, divided
5 eggs, at room temperature
l jar (16oz.)Alfredo sauce
olive oil to coat the bottom of the skillet

Cook noodles according to package directions. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In skillet over medium heat cook beef, onion and garlic in olive oil until browned, 8 minutes. Reduce heat to low.

Stir in next 5 ingredients; cook 5 minutes.

Spread half of pasta in ungreased 9x13 baking dish. Sprinkle 1/4 cup Romano cheese. Top with even layer of beef mixture, then the remaining pasta.

In bowl with mixer at medium-high speed beat eggs until very thick and fluffy, 3-4 minutes. If using hand mixer, beat about 10 minutes. Reduce speed to low, gradually beat in Alfredo sauce. Sauce will thin slightly, but be care not to over beat the mixture.

Immediately pour sauce mixture over pasta, sprinkle with remaining Romano cheese. Bake until top is slightly puffed and browned, about one hour.

Let stand 15 minutes before serving.