We have some great cooks in our family.
We like to try new recipes and tweak the old ones.
We're always asking each other, "Can I have your recipe?"
So we created a place to share the recipes that others ask for, the experiments that turn out well or the recipes that we fall back on because they're quick and yummy. Some of these recipes are original, some are gleaned from friends and some are blatantly copied from other sources.
All of them have been tested and found delicious.


Monday, April 2, 2012

Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Garlic and Herbed Goat Cheese


You can stuff the chicken breasts up to a day ahead and refrigerate.

1 whole garlic head
1/3 cup (3 ounces) crumbled, herbed goat cheese (if you can't find goat cheese feta works, (too)
6 (6-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Remove white papery skin from garlic head (do not peel or separate the cloves).
Wrap head in foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour; cool 10 minutes. Separate cloves; squeeze to extract garlic pulp. Discard skins. Combine garlic pulp and cheese, stirring well; set aside.
Cut a horizontal slit through thickest portion of each chicken breast half to form a pocket. Stuff about 4 teaspoons cheese mixture into each pocket. Sprinkle chicken evenly on both sides with salt and pepper.
Heat oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan; cook 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn chicken over. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until a thermometer registers 165 degrees; let stand 5 minutes.
Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 stuffed chicken breast half)

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

These cookies got four scrumps at our house today! I added a quarter cup of milled flax seed to make them good for you, and they turned out great! Yields about 5 dozen cookies, so a half recipe would be prudent in some cases.

Chocolate Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa (I used Hershey's Special Dark)
1 1/4 cups milk
1 cup oil
3/4 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
4 cups uncooked oatmeal
2 eggs or 4 egg whites
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups raisins

1. Preheat the oven to 350°F
2. In a medium bowl, combine the soda, salt, cinnamon, cocoa and flour. Set aside.
3. In a large bowl, mix together the milk, oil, sugar, oatmeal, eggs, and vanilla. Beat well.
4. Gradually add flour mixture to large bowl and combine thoroughly. Then gently stir in raisins.
5. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheet.
6. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Cookies should be firm when tapped with a finger.

I'm sure they'd be great if you subbed half or all of the raisins with chocolate chips as well!