Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Maple Pumpkin Pie recipe

Maple Pumpkin Pie recipe

I haven't tried this yet, but I think this is the recipe I'm going to use! I'll let you know how it turns out!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Chicken Pot Pie Pockets

I decided to try something new (and I didn't think about taking pictures, sorry). I was in the mood for homemade bread and chicken pot pie. So I decided to marry the two!

The shell:
My favorite homemade wheat bread dough.

The filling:
1 26-oz. can cream of chicken soup
1/2 package of frozen mixed vegetables

Easy, huh?

I make bread dough one loaf at a time (because that's how big my food processor is, yes, I use my food processor). Divide the dough into 8 equal parts. Roll each ball out thin and cut in half, you may have semi-circles or triangles, we ended up with both because my kids were helping me.
Place approximately 1/2 cup of filling in each and fold dough over and pinch shut to prevent too much spillage.
We ended up with 16 "pockets" on two cookie sheets.
Cover and let rise for about 25 minutes.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes (check the bottoms of the pockets to make sure the dough is cooked. I was following my bread recipe which said to bake for 25 minutes and I had to put the pockets back in for another 10-15 minutes to bake the bottoms.

These were a huge hit with my kids, my brother AND my husband!

I hope you like them, too!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Hawaiian Haystacks

These are so good that although I just posted it on my blog, I'm coming to post it on this one too. YUM!!

These come from a ward cookbook that I have. I chose them this week because I was flipping though the cookbook and had yum written on the page. I did remember it being tasty. It didn't disappoint today. The other great thing about it was that it was super easy. I put my rice in the rice cooker, put me precooked chicken in the microwave, heated my gravy, chopped my bell pepper and celery together in the food processor and luckily had tomatoes left over from yesterday's tacos. It took very little effort today. Never a bad thing in my book.
Not sure it is the prettiest food to look at, but it sure is tasty.

  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can (9 1/2 oz.) chow mein noodles
  • 2 c. chicken, cooked and cubed
  • 1 (20 oz.) can pineapple chunks, drained
  • 4 cups cooked rice
  • 1 c. celery, chopped
  • 1/2 c. green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 c. green pepper, chopped
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 c. almonds, slivered (optional)
  • 1 c. cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/2 c. coconut (optional)
  • 1 bottle sweet and sour sauce

Mix soup and broth to make gravy. Heat and keep warm. Layer on individual plates in the following order: Rice, chowmein noodles, chicken, gravy, veggies, fruit, cheese, almonds, coconut, and sweet and sour sauce. Serves 6 to 8.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

I found this recipe at Yum. I like it.
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

1 cup old fashioned oats, not quick cook
1 Tbs whole flax seeds, optional
2 1/2 Tbs brown sugar, packed
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp butter, softened
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
3/4 cup milk

1/4 cup pecans, chopped
2 tsp butter, softened
1 Tbs brown sugar
(I skipped the topping to cut down on sugar and fat content)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine the oats through salt in a medium sized bowl. Stir well. In a separate bowl, combine the vanilla, butter, pumpkin, and milk. Whisk thoroughly. Pour the pumpkin mixture into the oats. Stir until combined. Pour into small square baking dish. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes.