Sunday, February 23, 2014

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

2 cups pasta
1 chicken beast,  cut up into cubes OR 2 cans shredded chicken
1 bag cubed ham
3 T butter
3 T flour
2 cups milk
4 oz cream cheese
2 T onion flakes
1/2 t Cayenne pepper (I would do 1/8t)
1/2 t pepper
1/4 t salt
2 cups Swiss cheese, shredded
1 cup corn flakes, crushed
4T butter, melted
(I doubled the corn flakes and butter)

Cook pasta, al dente. Drain and return to pot.  Add chicken and ham, combine.

In sauce pan,melt butter. Add flour and cook 1 min.  Add milk and whisk until thick.  Add cream cheese, Swiss cheese and seasonings. Cook,  stirring frequently,  until it becomes smooth. Add to pasta mixture. Transfer into 8x8. Top with corn flakes and drizzle butter over top. Bake 350○ for 20 minutes.

Jalapeno Popper Dip

6-8 slices of bacon, diced and cooked crispy
2 8-oz packages of cream cheese, soft
1 cup of mayonnaise
4-6 jalapeno's, chopped and deseeded.  The seeds will make it fiery hot.
1 cup of cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4 cup diced green onion


1 cup of crushed crackers ( I used Ritz)
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
1/2 stick of butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350.

Combine all of the ingredients into a medium bowl.  Stir well.

Transfer to an oven proof dish. I use an 8x8 pan or pie pan.

Combine the topping ingredients and sprinkle all over the top of the dip.

Bake the dip for 20-30 minutes or until bubbly.

I made this for the Woolstenhulme family Christmas party this year.  My in-laws really like it.

Orange Salmon

Our favorite way to eat Salmon.
Orange Salmon - This is a very delicious way to cook salmon. Recipe is there too :)
  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 2 tbsp of Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • Optional: Garnish with green onions, orange peel, or thinly sliced oranges


  1. Turn broiler to high
  2. Rinse salmon and pat dry on paper towel
  3. Lay the salmon on a lined baking sheet (skin side down)
  4. Season fish with salt and pepper
  5. In a bowl, mix the first 3 ingredients (to taste if necessary)
  6. Coat fish with sauce
  7. Broil fish until slightly burnt or color turns amber (approx 5-8 mins)
We usually bake the salmon in parchment paper instead.  Heat the oven to 350.  Place the salmon in the parchment paper so that you can fold it up in to it.  Place the sauce on top of the salmon and then fold it up in the paper.  Cook in the oven for 20-25 minutes.  The parchment paper makes for easy clean up too!!

Tip:  I froze 1 tbsp portions of orange juice in ice cube trays so that I could have it on hand without making a whole pitcher of juice each time.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Hot Ham & Cheese Pinwheels

1 pkg crescent rolls
shredded cheddar cheese

Roll out crescent rolls until they are all one big piece.  Place desired amount of ham and cheese onto the dough.  Start rolling from the longest end.  Once rolled pinch ends together.  Cut into 1" sections.  Bake according to the crescent roll instructions adding 2-5 more minutes.

(The girls LOVED these!  Laryssa hates hot ham and cheese sandwhiches but ate 3 of these.  They would be a great lunch item...super easy and quick!)

Grilled Cheeseburger Wraps

Grilled Cheeseburger Wraps
Makes 5 wraps

1 pound lean ground beef
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 Tablespoons ketchup
1 teaspoon dried minced onion
pepper and salt, to taste
5 large flour tortillas
shredded cheddar cheese
tomato slices
Directions: Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Drain any grease. Add Worcestershire sauce, ketchup, minced onion and salt and pepper to beef. Stir to combine.
Reduce heat to low and let mixture heat thoroughly, about 5 minutes or so.
Sprinkle some cheddar cheese down the center of each tortilla. Add a few heaping Tablespoons of the beef mixture on top of cheese. Drizzle a little mustard (and more ketchup, if desired) on top of the beef, and then add a couple tomato slices. Roll up each tortilla burrito-style.
Place wraps, a couple at a time, onto a preheated indoor grill and grill for 3-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Carefully remove wraps from grill and place on a plate. Gently unravel wrap to add some lettuce. Re-roll wrap and then cut in center diagonally. Serve immediately and enjoy! ♥