Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My Moms Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

This is a family favorite. This is a quick, easy and amazing meal. My husband and the babies love the recipe too. I can't lose!!! This is a meal my mom handed down to me. She made this when I was little. I omitted a few ingredients, because my husband hates mayo and cream of chicken.
This is great...Try it!

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

1 1/2 lbs. shredded chicken (Bake on 350 with salt and pepper until easily shreds)
1 Chicken Stuffing (follow the directions on the back) 1 lb broccoli (steamed), cut bit size pieces
1/4 cp. mayo
1 can of cream of chicken
2 cps. Cheddar cheese
1 cp. panko
4 TB butter
1. Put the shredded chicken at the bottom of the casserole dish. Add the stuffing (follow cooked by following directions on the box). Add the broccoli, mayo and cream of chicken. Add the broccoli mix as a third layer. Top with the cheese and panko. Dot with butter.
2. Bake on 350 until bubbly. About 30-45 minutes.

Cinnamon Swirl Bread with a Twist

I love Heavenly Housewife @ She shared a recipe for Cinnamon Swirl Bread. I made it once and posted it below. Well, I was craving it again and decide to recreate the recipe but add a streusel topping. Wow! What a breakfast with a hot cup of coffee. THANK YOU HH!!!

You can find the recipe on her site. I added a streusel topping which was:
1 stick of COLD butter
1 cup flour
1/2 cp brown sugar
1/2 cp. sugar
1. I combined them in the food processor until it was crumbly. The size of peas.
It is so awesome. I also used cake flour and AP flour. It turned out almost like coffee cake.

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cookies. OH MY!

Okay! I will come clean! I LOVE baking!I love baking even MORE with my girls in the kitchen. Alex loves to break eggs, sift flour and breaking the butterfingers into bit sized pieces..BUT most of all she loved the mixing spoons when we where done cooking! I remember when my mom was in the kitchen and my twin and I loved the beaters! It was the one thing we looked forward to when she was in the kitchen. I must admit, my passion for cooking and the kitchen has come from my mother. My mom made everything from scratch and loved being a SAHM and making great dinners for her family of six. I want to pass on that passion on to my baby girls.
Anyway, these cookies are above and beyond what any words could describe. I suggest to try the recipe. AMAZING...ENJOY!!
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cookies
2 sticks of softened butter
3/4 cp. peanut butter
1 1/2 cps. of sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 cps. flour
1/2 cp. cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
3 Butterfingers (the Regular sized bars) candy bars chopped
1. Cream together the butter, pb, sugar, vanilla, and eggs. Sift the flour, cocoa and baking soda.
2. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Fold in the butterfingers.
3. I added a heaping tablespoon for each cookie onto a pan. Baked on 350 for 8-10 minutes. I pulled them out when they were a little soft. They hardened as they cooled.

Butterfinger Ice Cream for the Girls

My girls went to the DQ for the first time two weeks ago while we were on a mini vacation. Alex loved the Butterfingers blizzard!!! I recreated it for them!!! You will be surprised at how much this tastes like the DQ.
If you are wondering why there is no eggs......I tried eggs and my hubby hated it last month. To be honest, it taste really good without the eggs.
Needless to say, my girls love it! They could not get enough. My littlest Bailey was trying to get her fingers in Alex's bowl the entire time she was eating. Alex was an awesome big sis and shared. The bowl was licked clean 5 minutes later.
Hope you enjoy.

Butterfinger Ice Cream

2 1/2 cps. of heavy cream
2 cps. whole milk
1 cp. sugar
2 tsp. of vanilla
3 cps. diced butterfingers

1. I mixed the cream, milk, sugar and vanilla in a separate bowl then I add it to my ice cream maker. I churn in for about 30-35 minutes.
2. When it is done I add the butterfingers fold it in and put it in the freezer for a few hours. OR you can serve it right away. It tastes JUST like a blizzard/