Apple Slice Delight Recipe

A super-easy and delicious recipe that can be whipped together in no time! There isn't an easy way to categorize this apple dessert since it's not a pie or cake. It's layers of sliced apples with cinnamon then topped with a cake-like batter.

Our Apple Slice Delight recipe was created using Splenda granulated; however feel free to use granulated sugar, natural sugar...whatever works for you. We were very pleased with the sweetness of the finished product by using the Splenda (and we like really sweet desserts!).

We served the dessert while still warm and topped with a small scoop of Vanilla ice cream; however it is very tasty without the ice cream too. ~Marie Rhoades

Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

Chicken Cordon Bleu in Skillet - SouthernLiving.com
Chicken topped with Canadian bacon and Swiss cheese are commonly known as Chicken Cordon Bleu.  This skillet recipe offers all the traditional flavor of the original recipe without the hassle.

We used chicken breasts; which were cut into strips for the recipe; however pre-cut chicken tenders would work well too.

Don't have any Canadian bacon on hand? Try sliced ham instead. ~ Marie Rhoades







Buffalo Chicken Wings Recipe

A buffalo wing, hot wing or wing is a chicken wing section that is traditionally fried unbreaded and then coated in sauce. Classic Buffalo-style chicken wing sauce is composed of a vinegar-based cayenne pepper hot sauce and butter.

Here’s a broiled version of one of America’s favorite appetizers. They are perfect to make for Super Bowl parties or any get together.

Since Buffalo wings are traditionally served with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing we've included that in the recipe below.  Make sure you have plenty of napkins on hand before digging into these delectable appetizers.



Porcupine Meatball Recipe

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Porcupine Meatballs are ready to bake!
In the United States, meatballs are commonly served with spaghetti as in spaghetti and meatballs.  In the southern United States, venison or beef is often mixed with spices and baked into large meatballs that can be served as an entree.

Another variation, called "porcupine meatballs" are basic meatballs with rice in them.

Porcupine meatballs are an old-fashioned recipe which is easy to prepare, inexpensive to make and created from common kitchen staples. The rice gives the meatballs a spiky appearance, hence the name!  ~ Marie Rhoades




Porcupine Meatball Recipe

Ingredients:
1 pound lean ground beef
2/3 cup long-grain rice, uncooked
1/2 cup beef broth/bouillion
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon minced garlic
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 can tomato soup, condensed (10.75 oz)
1 cup water
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

Instructions:
  • Mix lean ground beef with rice, 1/2 cup of beef broth, chopped onion, seasoned salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Using a tablespoon, shape mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls.
  • Place the meatballs in an ungreased 2-quart shallow baking dish. 
  • Mix the remaining ingredients and pour over the porcupine meatballs. 
  • Cover and bake at 350° F. oven for about 45 minutes. 
  • Uncover and bake meatballs 15 to 20 minutes longer.
Recipe adapted from About.com Southern Food

Recipe: Whole Wheat Apple Squares

Anything with apple is a comfort food to me! Combining apples, nuts and cinnamon together is like heaven on earth.

We whipped up these Whole Wheat Apple Squares with some Gala Apples which were past snacking consistency; however still great to use in a baked product.

When we began using whole wheat flour we found that the  pastry flour provides a wonderful consistency to baked goods. In fact, many people that normally don't like whole wheat flour can't even tell it isn't white flour once baked into the recipe.

Enjoy these snacks - I'm sure they'll be a hit! ~ Marie


Adirondack Flapjacks from the 1950's

Our Flapjacks topped with banana slices & warm syrup.
We've been flipping through my mom's (Liz's grandma) old recipe card file. Flapjacks are such a great comfort food during the cold months of winter. We love eating breakfast for dinner once in a while and these sure make our bellies feel warm, cozy and full.

Everyone is so use to just buying a box of Bisquick© these days that we found it refreshing to find a real recipe for flapjacks handwritten on an index card from the 1950's.  It's easy to pre-measure the dry ingredients and keep them in a Ziplock© bag or Tupperware container until ready to use (and so much cheaper than buying pre-made pancake mix).

We've got more classic recipes to share with you soon. Don't forget to email us if you'd like to share some of your recipes with our readers. Happy Monday to you! ~ Marie

{Rice with Chicken} Arroz con Pollo y Frijoles

Can you say, "Yummy?" We love this recipe and know you will too!

Arroz con pollo means "Rice with Chicken" in Spanish. It is a classic dish of Spain and Latin America, with many different traditional ways to prepare it, unique to various countries.

Rosarita Recipes

It's an easy, stove-top, one pan dish, great for family meals. This juicy golden brown chicken on a bed of tender moist Mexican rice and savory refried beans with cheese is sure to please! Thanks to Rosarita© for this delicious recipe.  ~ Marie Rhoades


Enchilada Casserole

Sara of Our Breezy Beach Life recently shared this uber-yummy Enchilada recipe on her blog and she graciously let us share it with you.

This recipe would work well as a make ahead meal plus it is fairly inexpensive to create... so we love it! 

We use black beans which we have cooked and frozen in small Ziplock© freezer bags until ready to use (they are WAY cheaper this way).  ~Marie



Homemade Pesto Made Easy

I recall the first time I tasted pesto...it was a mouthwatering and delicious experience. Back in 1999 I visited my Uncle in Santa Rosa, CA. and he ordered  a pesto pizza for lunch one day. I wasn't too sure about green sauce on a pizza, but once I took my first bite I was hooked.  Pesto has become a regular part of my dining experience and I have my Uncle to thank for that!

This Homemade Pesto recipe is very simple to create and can be easily tossed with your favorite pasta. For best results, use extra virgin olive oil and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.  ~ Liz Rhoades




{Crock Pot} Easy Spinach Lasagna

Easy and delicious pretty much sums up today's lasagna recipe. I've been making this for as long as I can remember and have family members ask for it when they come to visit. It is a wonderful way to feed a large group of people too (Super Bowl is coming up!?!)

I prefer to use my larger oval shaped crock pot for this recipe since the noodles fit well in the pot and we have lots of leftovers! If you have a round crock pot then simply break your noodles into small pieces to create the layers. You don't even need to purchase no-boil noodles 
~Marie Rhoades