a piece of bonesless skinless chicken breast for each person
about 3 strips of bacon for each piece of chicken
some finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese
red bell pepper
Carefully cut open chicken breasts with a long thin knife. You’ll want to butterfly them, but be careful to not cut yourself or pull the knife up or down to get an uneven cut. Cut pepper into long strips that lay flat. Lay into chicken with the cheddar cheese, fold chicken back up. Carefully wrap chicken with bacon. If you are having a hard time, you can use a toothpick to keep the chicken closed and the bacon from sliding off. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, check chicken’s internal temp. When chicken is cooked thoroughly, set to broil and crisp bacon under broiler for about 2 minutes.
2 Honeycrisp apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons of sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter with a pastry blender (or 2 forks) until mixture is crumbly. Press evenly into a 9x13 baking pan, spray well. Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with 3/4 cup sugar in an electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Then add eggs, 1 at a time, and vanilla. Stir to combine. Pour over warm crust.
In a small bowl, stir together chopped apples, remaining 2 tablespoons sugar, cinnamon. Spoon evenly over cream cheese mixture.
For the topping: In a small bowl, combine all ingredients.
Sprinkle topping over apples. Bake 40-45 minutes, or until filling is set. Drizzle with caramel topping and let cool. Serve cold and enjoy!
Ranch or Bleu Cheese dressing (personal preferences of guests)
Preheat over to 400 degrees.
Spray a large cookie sheet and set aside
In a large bowl combine the ground chicken, bread crumbs, egg, onion and garlic powder and chives. Using your cleans hands combine the mixture well. Roll into 1/2 inch meatballs or use a small cookie scoop.
Place meatballs onto cookie sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes or until you see them start to brown.
Place meatballs in a slow cooker on low heat, add the buffalo sauce, toss them, cover and cook for two hours.
your favorite veggies (be sure to cut into small pieces)
shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees (or follow the direction on the package of crescent rolls)
Roll out the crescent roll dough onto a 9x13 inch baking sheet, and pinch together edges to form the pizza crust.
Bake crust for 12 minutes in the preheated oven. Once finished cooking, remove crust from oven and let cool 15 minutes without removing it from the baking sheet.
In a small mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, and dry Ranch dressing. I like to add a spoon full of sour cream for flavor. Spread the mixture over the cooled crust. Arrange veggies, and cheddar cheese over the cream cheese layer. Chill for one hour, slice and serve.
A super simple, quick, delicious meal that people will think you spent hours making.
I like to use Barilla veggie pasta to make it a little bit healthier, for this recipe you will only need one box. My favorite sauces to use are made by Bertolli. You will need one 24 ounce jar of marinara and one 12 ounce jar of alfredo. I have found that for the marinara the organic olive oil, basil and garlic sauce give the dish the most flavor, and for the alfredo I like to use garlic alfredo. Then you will also need 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese and 1 cup of shredded parmesan cheese. You may use whatever brand of cheese you wish for this. I like to use low fat cheese to make it more figure friendly.
Cook the pasta
Mix both jars of sauce and cheeses together in separate bowl
Drain the pasta
Put the pasta into a 13X9 baking dish
Pour sauce mixture over pasta and mix up
Bake uncovered for 30 minutes
If you wish to make this a meatless meal you may. It is recommend that you have one meatless day per week. If not this dish goes great with grilled chicken breast or sausage. I also always serve it with a small tossed salad, and some garlic bread. Wegmans has the BEST garlic bread in their bakery if you don't feel like making your own.
A yummy, simple, cost friendly dinner that I made for my family recently was a Chef Boyardee cheese pizza kit cost about $3-4 dollars. The previous week we had Italian subs. This is perfect for getting rid of the leftover lunch meat as well. Also, if you have any veggie in your fridge like green pepper, and mushrooms you can use them as well.