Saturday, June 5, 2010

{creamy salsa chicken}

I honestly can't remember where I got this recipe, but I'm glad I did! Can I tell you how much I love crockpots?


4-6 chicken breasts
1 package taco seasoning
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 c. fresh salsa
1/2 c. sour cream

Layer chicken breasts in the bottom of your crock pot, then sprinkle taco seasoning over them. Combine salsa and soup in a bowl, then pour over chicken. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or high 3-4 hours. Stir in sour cream right before serving. Serve over rice.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

{chewy caramel corn}

I am a CARAMEL CORN LOVER. It is my most favorite treat, hands down. The only catch? It has to be chewy. The chewier and gooey-er the better. So, I went on a hunt to find the best recipe, and I think I've found it. This is so delicious--and totally addicting. Just thought I would warn you.


1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. butter
1-14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 c. Karo
8 quarts popped popcorn

Put all ingredients except popcorn into a heavy saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly over medium heat. Boil and stir until mixture reaches soft ball stage, 234 degrees. Pour over popcorn and stir until coated. Let cool, then eat and enjoy!

P.S. I would have taken a picture, but it was gone too fast. :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

{penne arribiata}

I'm so excited to share this recipe with you! It came from my good friend, smartmama. It's one of my personal favorites, and my family loves it too. I love it for so many reasons--it's yummy, only has a few ingredients, and doesn't take long to prepare or cook.


1 T. olive oil
3 cloves crushed garlic
1 onion, chopped
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (increase or decrease for more/less spiciness)
1-28 oz. can petite dice tomatoes
1 package penne (16 oz.)

Saute onion, garlic, and crushed red pepper flakes in the olive oil. When onions are clear/soft, add the tomatoes, and simmer for 20 minutes. In the meantime, cook penne according to package directions, then drain. Mix with the sauce, and top with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.