Monday, March 29, 2010

Cajun Chicken Pasta

This is another favorite around my house.  My husband loves spicy foods and we both love chicken and pasta!  Don't worry, this one isn't too spicy...just enough to give it a great flavor!

Cook Time:  30 Minutes
Yields:  4 Servings


1/2 lb linguine pasta
4 boneless, skinless, chicken breast halves, sliced into thin strips
1 Tbsp and 1 tsp Cajun seasoning
1/4 cup butter
2 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 green onion
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp lemon pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder

  1. Cook pasta and drain.
  2. Meanwhile, place chicken and cajun seasoning in a bowl and toss to coat.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute chicken in butter until no longer pink and juices run clear.  Add green and red bell peppers and green onions; cook for 2 to 3 min.  Reduce heat and stir in heavy cream.  Season the sauce with basil, lemon pepper, and garlic powder and heat through.
  4. Toss linguine with sauce and sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
I normally only use one green bell pepper as we are not huge vegetable people, so two green and one red bell pepper were a little much for us.


Sunday, March 14, 2010

Poppy Seed Ham Rolls

My mom made these when I was growing up and I always loved them.  I tried several different recipes trying to find one that tasted like hers, until I finally convinced her to give me her recipe.  I actually combined her original recipe and some of the recipes I tried, to make a great recipe even better!

Cook Time:  30 Minutes
Yields:  6 Servings


2 pkg party rolls
8 oz thinly sliced ham
6 oz swiss cheese, sliced
1 stick butter, melted
1 Tbsp poppy seeds
1 1/2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 Tbsp yellow mustard
1 tsp onion flakes
1/2 Tbsp honey

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Slice rolls in half.  Layer ham and cheese on bottom section of rolls and replace top section.
  3. Mix remaining ingredients together and pour over rolls.  Let set long enough to soak up liquid.
  4. Cover with foil and bake for about 20 minutes.
These are very delicious reheated as well.  We eat them pretty regularly for our supper with some chips, but they would be great for parties as well!

From Katie's Kitchen

Monday, March 1, 2010

Hashbrown Casserole

This was always one of my favorite recipes growing up.  Whenever I fix it for company, they always ask for the recipe!

Cook Time:  45 Minutes
Yields:  8 Servings


32 oz Ore Ida Southern Style Hash Browns
1 cup butter, divided
1 can cream of chicken soup
8 oz sour cream
1 tsp salt
1/2 onion, chopped fine
16 oz Velveeta, cubed
2 cups corn flakes, crushed

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix 1/2 cup butter, soup, sour cream, salt, onion and cheese in large boiler and heat over low heat.  Once cheese melts, mix in potatoes.
  3. Pour mixture into a lightly greased 9" x 12" pan.  Top with corn flakes.  Melt another 1/2 cup butter and pour over corn flakes.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until bubbly and topping is brown.
From Katie's Kitchen


Sorry I've been MIA for a bit.  We are in the process of moving at my house.  I will post new recipes when I can, but as I'm sure you all know, life can get a little hectic when you are moving  :)  My mom did give me copies of ALL of her recipes for my birthday, so hopefully once we get settled I will have plenty of new and yummy recipes to share with y'all!