Thursday, September 1, 2011

Mamma Mia Chicken

We just got home from vacation and I hadn't been to the store and I wasn't about to order pizza....again! This recipe is one of those concoctions that happens when I go digging in the pantry and the freezer.....hope you enjoy!

  • 4 large chicken breasts or about 12 chicken tenders
  • Olive oil (to drizzle bottom of pan)
  • ¼ tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 2 or 3 cloves garlic, diced
  • 1 onion
  • 2 large jars marinated artichoke hearts (drained)
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (I used the Italian seasoned)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup white wine
  • Small jar kalamata olives, pitted

Drizzle button of pan with olive oil. Add in red pepper flakes and diced garlic. Cook until garlic is brown and crispy. Brown the chicken in the pepper and garlic oil. Remove chicken and set aside. Add a bit more oil to the bottom of the same pan and sauté the onion.  Add the marinated artichoke hearts, tomatoes, olives, chicken broth, wine and the browned chicken. Stir it all together and cover it and let it simmer at least 30 minutes.  Serve over polenta.

Brown the garlic
Brown the chicken
Remove the chicken and saute the oinion.
Let is all simmer for 30'ish minutes....mmmnnn!!!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My toddler travel tip...

Next time I plan to do something really fun.....I don't think I'm will tell Vincent until we arrive in the parking lot of the previously undisclosed fun-spot.

Wordless Wednesday....just like Dad!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Bacon Jalapeno Poppers

Bacon Jalapeno Poppers
  • 8 fresh jalapenos
  • 1 package cream cheese
  • 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup bacon crumbles
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ lb uncooked bacon strips
Slice open the jalapenos and remove the seeds. (Wear gloves when you are handling the jalapenos.)
Combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, bacon crumbles, garlic, salt and pepper.  Stuff each jalapeno with about a tablespoon of the cheese mixture. Wrap each jalapeno in piece of uncooked bacon.  Secure with a toothpick. Place jalapenos on a rack on a cookie sheet so the bacon drops unto the pan. Broil (or grill) the peppers until the bacon is nice and crispy brown.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Nonna's Biscotti

My mom is 100 percent Italian and a wonderful cook! She got this receipe from one of her relatives years and years ago! This classic Italian cookie has become a staple in our family. They are so yummy dunked in a nice hot latte. My grandfather liked to dunked them in his wine! Sounds a little weird, but it's really quite tasty! Enjoy!