Friday, June 28, 2013

*Turkey Sausage Bake*

Flavorful, Colorful, & just YUMMY!  This is a recipe with some of my favorite things... peppers, sausage, & potatoes!  It's super easy to prepare & cook and you can increase the amount easily for a Large family get together.  :-)
 **You can substitute any kind of sausage you want if you don't like turkey**  ENJOY!

1 pound Turkey Sausage
1 1/2 pounds red potatoes, cut into small chunks
1 orange & 1 yellow large pepper cut in strips
1/2 lb. Baby Carrots (optional)
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning
1/2 teaspoon marjoram
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2 tablespoons olive oil

1.) Heat oven to 425°
2.) Drizzle some olive oil in a large baking dish.
3.) Combine the sausage pieces, potatoes, peppers, & carrots in a large food storage bag or bowl and toss with the garlic salt, pepper, Creole, marjoram, thyme & olive oil.
4.) Pour into the prepared baking dish.
5.) Roast for 45-50 minutes (until vegetables are tender) stir every 15 to 20 minutes to prevent sticking.
6.) Remove from oven & serve with salad & rolls

 **Sprinkle extra creole & marjoram on top when baking to add to flavor and make it pretty!**

With Luvin' from the Oven,
Mama Creedon

Sunday, May 5, 2013

*Chicken Enchiladas*

 Simple Chicken Enchilada Recipe!  Who doesn't love enchiladas when they can be made in under 30 minutes!  Seriously, these are SUPER easy to make and everyone will like them!  :-)
12 corn tortillas (6 inch)
3 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 pgk. shredded  cheese (I use the Mexican mix)
2 small cans Green Enchilada Sauce
Sour Cream to top

1.) Heat oven to 350*
2.) Use a 13x9 baking dish (spray with cooking spray)
3.) Cook Chicken how you like and Shred
4.) Combine Chicken pieces and 1 can of Enchilada Sauce in large bowl.  Toss.
5.) Pour the other 1/2 can of Enchilada Sauce in bottom of baking dish.
6.) Warm tortillas in microwave so they will roll easily...
7.) Spoon Chicken mixture onto center of a tortilla.  Sprinkle some cheese.  Roll tortilla up.  Place seam sides down in the dish on top of sauce.  (do not stir)
8.) After all tortillas are placed pour other 1/2 can of Enchilada Sauce on top of tortillas & cover with remaining cheese.
9.) Bake for 20 minutes.

And youre Done!  Serve with some Mexican Rice & Refried Beans...  YUMMY!

With Luvin' from the Oven,
Mama Creedon

Monday, March 4, 2013

*Majoram & Parsley Pork Chops*

Pork Chops are cheap, easy to cook, & there are endless ways to cook them!  This is one of the ways I tried one night and it was a HIT!  I have my own herb garden so I mainly use fresh herbs but you can use dried herbs for this recipe as well...  Either will taste great!  Try it out...  You will like it!

4 small or 2 large boneless pork chops
   (about 1/4 inch thick)
2 Tbsp Olive Oil (to brush meat with)
2 Tbsp Olive Oil to cook with
1 tsp crushed Parsley (fresh or dried)
1 tsp crushed Marjoram (fresh or dried)
Salt & Pepper to taste

1.) Brush each of side Pork Chops with Olive Oil
2.) Mix Herbs, Salt, & Pepper in small bowl
3.) Heat 2 Tbsp Olive Oil in Skillet over Medium Heat
4.) Sprinkle each Pork Chop with the Herb Mixture and place in heated Skillet
5.) Cook for 6 minutes on each side (12-15 minutes total) until herbs have made a "crust" on the Pork Chops.
6.) Serve 2 Pork Chops per plate.  I serve ours with Butter Beans & Corned Bread.  :-)

I hope you enjoy!

With Luvin' from the Oven,
Mama Creedon

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

*Chicken in a Blanket & Salad*

I watched Rachel ray make some chicken sausage wraps but I'm not a fan of chicken sausage so I decided to try my hand at my own recipe with some Chicken Breasts (cut into strips) wrapped in pastry dough...  it came out DELICIOUS! 

2/3 Cup Peach Preserves
1/2 Cup Honey
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
3 Tbsp Canola Oil
3 Tbsp Dijon Mustard (or whatever kind of mustard you like)
Puff Pastry Dough (thawed) I use Pepperidge Farm because it seems to bake the best
2 large Chicken breasts (cut each piece into 3 strips)
1/2 head of lettuce chopped up
2 Clementine Oranges (peeled and pulled apart)
1/4 Cucumber sliced
1.) Preheat Oven to 425*
2.) In a mixing bowl, stir together the Peach Preserves & Honey
3.) Pour one third of Mixture into a Large Salad Bowl, Add in Soy Sauce & Vinegar.  Whisk Well.
Add in Oil slowly & you now have your Salad Dressing!
4.) Take the remaining 2/3 of Peach/Honey Mixture & Add in Mustard.  Mix Well.
5.) Cut THAWED Pastry Dough into 6 rectangles.  Spread some of the Honey/Mustard Mix onto each rectangle
6.) Place one strip of Chicken on each rectangle & fold dough around Chicken.  Tuck ends under.
7.) Spread more of the Honey/Mustard Mix on top of each "Chicken in a Blanket"
8.) Place on Non-Stick Baking Sheet & Bake for 12-15 minutes.  Check on them and take out when they are Golden Brown!
While the Chicken is Baking...
1.) Put the Chopped Lettuce, Cucumber Slices, & Oranges in the Sald Bowl
2.) Toss Well in the Salad Dressing
That's it!  Now just put 1 or 2 Chicken Blankets on each plate with a scoop of Salad and Enjoy!
With Luvin' from the Oven,
Mama Creedon

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

*Apple Cider Chicken*

Don't be fooled by the picture... the Chicken is underneath all those Lemons & Apples I Promise! 
This Chicken marinades overnight before cooking!

DAY 1 -
1 Large Lemon (thinly sliced into rounds)
2 Cups Apple Cider (I just use the store bought kind)
1/4 Cup Olive Oil
1/4 Chopped Thyme (fresh is better) *save some for garnish*
2 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tsp Mustard
2 Tbsp Garlic Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
6 Chicken Thighs
DAY 2 -
2 large Apples (sliced into eighths)
1 large red Pepper (sliced into small strips)
8 small Red Potatoes (cut into halves)
1.) Get a Large Ziplock Bag and Place in the Lemon Slices, Apple Cider, Olive Oil, Thyme, Apple Cider Vinegar, Mustard, Garlic Salt, & Pepper.  Close bag & Shake WELL.
2.) Open bag and Place in Chicken thighs.
3.) Close Bag & set ina large bowl.  Place in the Refrigerator and let Marinade overnight.
The Next Day... (Slice your Apples, Pepper, & Potatoes)
4.) Preheat oven to 350*
5.) Arrange Chicken Thighs in Large Roasting Pan
6.) Pour the Marinade from the ziplock bag all over the Chicken.  Pour out the ENTIRE bag.
7.) Tuck in the Apple slices, Pepper slices, & Potatoe halves around the Chicken.
8.) Cook for 45 mintues in Preheated oven.  Remove & Stir once.  Cook for another 45 minutes.
9.) Remove from oven & place Chicken on Plate with some of the veggies & apples.  Sprinkle with reserved Thyme.  EAT & ENJOY!
With Luvin' from the Oven,
Mama Creedon

Sunday, July 15, 2012

*Sesame Honey Chicken & Rice*

Who Loves Chinese Food?  I know do!  But who wants to drive and pay $10 or more for 1 meal when you can make it at home for your entire family for half the price!  This recipe was a "I want Chinese Food" night and it came together wonderfully!  Even my Husband loved it and he isn't a big fan of Chinese Food!  LOL!  So try it out and I Hope You Enjoy!

** this recipe was great for 2-3 people so if you are feeding 4-5 just double the recipe **
2 boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts (cut into small chunks)
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 cup Honey
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
2 Tbsp Garlic Salt
2 Tbsp Ketchup
1 Tbsp Canola Oil
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
2 tsp Cornstarch dissolved
2 Tbsp Sesame Seeds

1.) Heat Olive Oil in Skillet over Medium Heat
2.) Cook Chicken (already cut into chunks) in Skillet thouroughly. 
Flip Frequently to make sure Chicken is Completely Cooked.
3.) While Chicken is cooking...
Combine Honey, Soy Sauce, Garlic Salt, Ketchup, Canola Oil, & Brown Sugar.
4.) Once Mixed well add in Cornstarch just to thicken the Sauce
5.) Turn the Heat to Low & Pour Sauce over the Chicken.
6.) Simmer on Low for 5 mintues.
7.) During this time make some Rice of your choice!  (I cheat and use White Minute Rice LOL!)
8.) When Rice is Done serve Rice in a Bowl with Chicken & Sauce on top.
9.) Sprinkle with Sesame Seeds before Serving.  :-)

With Luvin' from the Oven,
Mama Creedon

Monday, March 19, 2012

*Reuben Pizza*

What to do with leftover Corned Beef?  Make Pizza ofcourse!  Okay Okay, I know many of you are saying... ummm...  really?  But it is DELICIOUS!  It's just like a Reuben Sandwich just in Pizza form!
1 premade Pizza Crust (use whatever you want!)
2/3 Cup Thousand Island Dressing
appx 8 oz. Corned Beef (sliced into thin pieces) *use whatever you have leftover*
1/2 can Sauerkraut (drained well)
2 Cups Shredded Swiss Cheese
1.) Preheat oven to 400*
2.) Place Pizza Crust on Pizza Baking Pan, smooth out any bumps
3.) Spread Thousand Island Dressing over Pizza Crust
4.) Sprinkle Corned Beef & Sauerkraut (alternating) all over the Pizza Crust
5.) Sprinkle Swiss Cheese on top
6.) Bake for 13 mintues (or until cheese is melted)
That is it!  Yummy Reuben Pizza!
With Luvin' from the Oven,
Mama Creedon