Saturday, February 27, 2010

Cream Cheese Brownies

Do you need an extra special brownie?  These are easy, delicious brownies with a special touch!

1 (20-23 oz.) pkg. brownie mix (pecans, optional)
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/3 c. sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Prepare brownie mix as directed on package. Reserve 1/2 cup of batter. Cream cream cheese and sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Spread brownie batter (minus 1/2 cup) on bottom of a greased 13 x 9 inch pan. Cover with cream cheese mixture. Spoon on 1/2 cup brownie batter and swirl. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes. Easy!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Crunchy Ranch Chicken

I must be way behind, but I didn't know that Gooseberry Patch had a blog!  On the blog they share a Speedy Supper.  I have tried a similar recipe for Ranch Chicken and it was delicious!

Crunchy Ranch Chicken
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8-1/2 oz. pkg. cornbread
    muffin mix
1-oz. pkg. ranch salad
    dressing mix
1 c. milk
6 boneless, skinless
    chicken breasts
2 T. oil

Combine cornbread mix and salad dressing mix in a large plastic zipping bag; set aside. Pour milk into a shallow bowl. Dip chicken into milk; place in cornbread mixture and shake to coat. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; cook until golden on both sides, about 6 to 7 minutes per side, or until juices run clear. Serves 6.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Oven Fried Chicken

Oven Fried Chicken

I have heard of oven fried chicken for years, but never have tried it.  I had it in my mind that it could never be as good as fried chicken.  I gave it a try tonight and it was delicious! 

8 boneless chicken thighs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup bread crumbs
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp onion powder

Preheat oven to 400.  Coat a wire rack with non stick spray.  Place the rack on a foil lined baking sheet.

Pour the buttermill in a shallow bowl.  Put bread crumbs in another bowl.  Combine the spices, put 1 tsp into the bread crumbs and the rest into the buttermilk.  Dip the chicken in the buttermilk then the break crumbs.  Place the chicken on the prepared rack, coat with a light dusting of cooking spray.  Bake for 15 minutes, turn the chicken over, spray with cooking spray on that side adn bake 15 minutes more or until golden brown.