Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Southern Fried Chicken by Paula Deen

Today I have yet another Paula Deen recipe (are you sensing a pattern yet)? Missing my grandmother's fried chicken, I took to the internet in search of a good fried chicken recipe. What I learned is there are a million different ways to fry a chicken! From seasoning rubs to wet marinades, the possibilities are endless!

What sets this recipe apart from all of the others I looked at is the hot sauce. That small addition gave the chicken that extra kick my family enjoys.

Paula Deen's Southern Fried Chicken-Link
Rating - 4 Smiles

Monday, November 7, 2011

Smashed Potato Pancakes by Paula Deen

Want a fast and easy way to have your family lining up for dinner? How about potatoes loaded with ooey gooey cheese, bacon, green onions, and sour cream! My family can not get enough of these pancakes, and there are never any left over.

If you like traditional potato pancakes, you will LOVE these!!

Paula Deen's Smashed Potato Pancakes-Link
Rating - 4 Smiles

Friday, November 4, 2011

IHop Cinn-A-Stack Pancakes

Before we moved to Maine, my guilty pleasure was eating at IHop. I enjoyed several of their menu items, in particular their Cinn-A-Stack pancakes. Once seasonal, these pancakes have been added to their regular menu, to be enjoyed year 'round. The problem for me is that here in my location in Maine, the nearest IHOP is 2 hours away :( Sooo, determined to have my cinn-a-stack fix, I scoured the internet for a copy cat recipe, and Voila! I found a recipe that tastes almost identical!

This recipe is for the cinnamon sauce and cream cheese icing. You can use it on your favorite pancake recipe, or even on toast. This recipe is fantastic year 'round, but in particular during the holidays. You can easily whip up the sauce and icing the night before, store it in the refrigerator, and heat it the next morning while you are making your pancakes.

Give it a try, and let me know what you think!
IHOP Cinn-A-Stack Copy Cat Recipe-Link
Rating - 4 Smiles

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie

Gotta love Pillsbury cookbooks! As you will find, many of the recipes I review here, and end up being family favorites, are from one of those little Pillsbury cookbooks you see in the checkout aisle of your local supermarket.
This recipe is yet another wonderful Pillsbury creation! Can you say comfort food? Chicken, potatoes, and biscuits, cooked in a chicken gravy with lots of yummy veggies. Ahhhh. I make this recipe year round, but it is terrific on a cold winter night. It is quick and easy to make, and I promise it will be a requested recipe in your family!
Substitutions - I always substitute a package of frozen mixed veggies for the peas and beans, and use any type of refrigerate biscuits I have on hand (sorry Pillsbury).
Skillet Chicken Pot Pie-
Rating - 4 Smiles

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Party Planning 101: Birthdays

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Chocolate Fudge Pie

I'm sorry it's been so long since I've posted here. I have had a lot going on the past couple of weeks, so I've fallen a little behind.
I was in a chocolate mood, and was looking for recipes to satisfy my craving, when I came across a fudge pie recipe that sounds yummy.
I haven't tried it yet, but I plan to in the next couple of weeks. If any of you beat me to it, please let me know how it turns out. :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Picnic Lemonade

Our family loves lemonade, but the frozen concentrate is always lacking something. When I found this recipe in my Pillsbury Fun Summer Recipes book, I was excited to give it a try. That was 2 weeks ago, and I have made this drink 5 times since then. It is delicious. The grape juice gives the lemonade that tart flavor it was lacking, and the mixture of the lemon and grape flavors is incredibly refreshing.
I cut the recipe in half, so I can use my pretty glass pitcher I picked up for $1.00 at an auction a couple of weeks ago. I just leave the remaining half of the frozen grape juice in it's original plastic container, and refreeze it, so it's ready for the next time I make it.
Picnic Lemonade-
Rating - 4 Smiles

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies

Ok, I thought I would switch it up and give a review on a dessert recipe. This is my FAVORITE cookie recipe, and I love making it during the holidays. This is one of the easiest recipes in the world to make, and the kids love to help me.
Warning: This recipe is VERY sweet, and highly addictive. I recommend only making the cookies for large gatherings, or you may find yourself consuming many more than you would like to.
I made these cookies for our family Christmas gathering last year, and they were a huge hit! The recipe has been around forever, and it can be found in varying forms, but the taste is always delicious. Give this recipe a try for your next family gathering. Your family will be glad you did! :)
Peanut Butter Cornflake Cookies-
Rating - 4 Smiles

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Pillsbury Pizza Melts - Better Make 2!

This is yet another recipe from my new favorite cookbook, "Pillsbury Crescents, Biscuits, & More" and it is so good, you better make 2!
Again with this recipe, I used 2 cans of Pillsbury pizza crust instead of the crescent rolls, and it was delicious! It gives a new meaning to the term "stuffed crust" as all of the toppings are sandwiched between 2 layers of dough. And the best part about the recipe is, you can add all of the toppings that your family loves. I added Canadian Bacon, green peppers, and onions when I made it, and it turned out fantastic! Pair it with a salad, and you have a yummy meal, that didn't cost a fortune. My husband loved it so much that he wanted me to make another one so he could take it to work and eat it for dinner the same night.
If you family loves pizza, then give this recipe a try. It's sure to leave everyone smiling! :)
Pillsbury Pizza Melts-
Rating - 4 Smiles

Friday, August 15, 2008

Chunky Garden Lasagna

This quick Italian dinner is a welcome meal on a hot summer day, as no oven is required. The meal is cooked on the stove top, and only takes about 40 minutes to prepare from start to finish. For a quick meal, it wasn't all that bad. The variety of veggies gave it a lot of added flavor, but it still seemed to be missing something. I think it was the flavor of the sauce that was included in the Hamburger Helper meal. If I make this dish again, I will probably opt to add my own sauce, and noodles. But, the kids and hubby were happy with it, so it couldn't have been that bad.
Chunky Garden Lasagna-
Rating - 4 Smiles