Thursday, January 29, 2009

Banana Bread

1/2 cup butter
3oz cream cheese softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 bananas, mashed
1 egg
1/2 cup sour cream
11/2 cups flour
1/2 chocolate chips
1/2 salt
1 tsp soda
1 tsp baking powder

Beat together, butter, cream cheese and sugar. Stir in bananas, egg and sour cream. Add the dry ing. Beat until well blended. Pour into greased loaf pan and bake at 325 for 1 hours to 1hour 15 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean) Let cool for 10 minutes in pan, then turn out and cool.

*This is a different recipe than I normaly make and it turned out very good. And if you know me at all I never stray from recipes that I like! This one is a keeper!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Lemon Spaghetti

Lemon Spaghetti
(Rachael Ray)
Contributed by: Karen

3 Tbsp olive oil
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
2 lemons, zested & juiced
1/2 - 3/4 cups heavy cream or milk
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Bring water to boil. Salt water and drop pasta. Heat a large deep skillet over low heat. Add oil, garlic and red pepper flakes. When pasta's been cooking three minutes, add lemon juice, a ladle of the pasta cooking water and cream to skillet. Raise heat a bit to bring sauce to a bubble (Karen's tip: Stir constantly or sauce will separate). Add lemon zest and half the cheese to cream sauce. Salt to taste. Drain pasta and add to pan. Toss to allow noodles to soak up sauce. Top with remaining Parmesan cheese.

Karen's tip: When we make this we usually add either chicken or shrimp (as pictured). We just flavor the meat with lemon pepper and cook. The red pepper flakes add heat, if you don't want this "hot" use less red pepper flakes. The pasta water acts as a thickening for the sauce.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

PB & J

Pickett Kid Style

Get 3 pieces of Bread (preferrably white)
Toast all three.
Spread Jam on one side of two slices.
For the third slice apply peanut butter to both sides.
Then place one slice with jam on the bottom put the peanut butter one in the middle and place the third one on top.

This is called the "Tripled PB &J"

Contributed by Megan Pickett (Wyatt actually)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Voo-Doo Salad

Contributed by: Karen
(Shocking isn't it that my first post is a salad!!)

Cooked chicken
Lettuce, washed & torn
Green onion
Feta cheese
“Crunchies” (we use Rice Krispies ... I know wierd)

5 cloves garlic – chopped
¼ onion – chopped
½ tsp cayenne pepper or hot sauce
¼ cup soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp thyme
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp ground allspice
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1 ½ tsp sesame oil
¼ cup lime juice
1/3 cup peanut or olive oil (if olive oil add 2 Tbsp peanut butter)
1 tsp freshly chopped ginger or ½ Tbsp powder ginger

Combine all Dressing ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth. Store in refriderator.

Salsa Chicken

Contributed by: Christie
This is one of our favorite recipes!

4 chicken breast
1 jar salsa
1/2 bottle of ranch dressing

Place chicken on bottom of crockpot. Cover all the chicken with the salsa. Cover all of the salsa with Ranch dressing.

Crockpot on low for about 6-7 hours.

Serve over rice. I think good side dishes for this are salad or corn.