Friday, May 28, 2010

Fresh Strawberry Upside Down Cake


  • 2 cups crushed fresh strawberries crushed
  • 1 (6 ounce) package strawberry flavored gelatin mix
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 (18 ounce) package yellow cake mix, batter prepared as directed on package


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Spread crushed strawberries on the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking pan. Evenly sprinkle strawberries with the dry gelatin powder, and top with mini marshmallows.
  3. Prepare the cake mix as directed on the package, and pour on top of the marshmallows. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 40 to 50 minutes. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes. Run a knife around the pan to loosen the sides, and turn the cake out onto a serving tray. Store cake in the refrigerator.

Sweet and Sour Baked Chicken

Quick, Easy, Delicious!
Chicken pieces - boneless breast, boneless thighs etc.
seasoning - salt and pepper, season salt or rotisserie seasoning
1 bottle sweet and sour sauce

Place chicken in baking pan and sprinkle with seasoning.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.  Remove from oven and pour sweet and sour sauce over the chicken pieces.  Bake an additional 15 minutes or until juices run clear.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Chicken Piccata

Over at A Little Bit of Everything, I saw this recipe for Chicken Piccata.  Never heard of it, but the ingredients looked good and preparation looked easy!  I did a few tweaks and found the most flavorful, moist and delicious chicken dinner - perfect for a quick, weeknight meal!


2 lbs. boneless chicken breasts, pound to 1/8 inch thickness (4 breasts)
(I cut each breast into about 4 small pieces )
salt and pepper
seasoned salt and pepper
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tbsps. butter
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup dry white wine or white cooking wine
2 medium lemons

Sprinkle chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
Heat oil and butter in a 12 inch pan over medium high heat.
Brown chicken breasts on both sides, removing pieces as they brown.
Reduce heat to low and stir in broth and wine - scraping bottom of pan to loosen brown bits. 
Return chicken to pan, cover and simmer 15 minutes until fork tender. 
Remove zest from one lemon and cut lemon in half; squeeze to remove juice Thinly slice the other lemon.
Remove chicken breasts from pan and keep warm.
Stir lemon juice and zest into liquid; add slices of lemon. Heat to boiling. Spoon liquid over chicken and sprinkle with parsley.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Give-a-way Winner..

Thank you for your visits to my cooking blog, I'm hoping to give it a little more attention in the future.  This was my first giveaway and  the winner picked by random number was Courtney!!  Congratulations Courtney, 

If you have never visited Women Living Well which is Courtney's blog, you must go over.  It is a great source of encouragment to me, filled with practical tips to grow in the Lord and as a woman of God along with wayt to enhance the home and care for the family. Courtney, I hope that you enjoy your gift certificate.  
Thank you again for participating and please come back and watch for new recipes!