Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Chicken Stuffing Casserole

I'm so tired of eating the same thing over and over and over...aren't you? Maybe it's because for the past 4 months I've been making the same thing. Well, that's over now. And I'm dying to eat new and exciting recipes! This was SO good to me. I was even surprised with my 18 month old shoveled it in her mouth by the handful since she's on a hunger strike now. The hubby even loved it even though he despises corn. It's just a great balance of flavor and turned into an awesome, fast fall dinner.

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
11 oz frozen sweet corn (you can sub canned corn)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 package cornbread stuffing

Make stuffing according to package directions. Season both sides of chicken with salt and pepper and lay chicken breast in the bottom of a baking pan. Saute pepper, onion and garlic in about 1 T olive oil till tender, about 3 minutes. Spread evenly over chicken. Mix corn and cream of chicken soup. Spread evenly over chicken and peppers. Top with prepared stuffing. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 375 for another 15-20 minutes until chicken is cooked through. Enjoy!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

So have any of you been wondering where I've been?! I sure have! I found out several months ago that I'm pregnant with #3! Well, with that came EXTREME sickness and my inability to look at food, let alone cook it. This week I'm 15 weeks, which came with a little bit of relief. I found myself making dinner several times this week AND whipped up these puppies. They are SO easy, SO moist and SO delicious. I threw in a few peanut butter chips for good measure, cause it just sounded good to me. I definitely recommend this. Yummmm...

1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1/4 sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 small box chocolate pudding
2 eggs
1 t vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 t salt
1 t baking soda
1 cup peanut butter chips
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

In a standing mixer, cream together butter and sugars about 2 minutes until very light and fluffy. Add chocolate pudding and mix well. Add eggs and vanilla and whip another 1-2 minutes. Add flour, salt and baking soda. Mix until just blended. Stir in chips (you can eliminate peanut butter chips and just double the chocolate chips if you'd like, but come on, it's peanut butter and chocolate!!)

Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and to a cooling rack. Enjoy!