Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cream Cheese Won Tons

I made homemade won tons and sweet 'n sour sauce. When I asked my husband if he liked cream cheese won tons he said no. But then, after I made them he ate 5 in one sitting. So, either he was starving, or he actually liked them. I thinks it's the latter one. These were so yummy, and surprisingly easy to make. I have lots of won ton wrappers left over though. I'm going to have to come up with something else to put in them. I used the left over sweet n sour sauce on chicken and I served it over fried rice. It was yummy and easy. I got the recipe from Frieda Loves Bread

Cream cheese wontons:

4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 green onion, finely minced
1/4 tsp. sugar
won ton wrappers
oil for frying

Mix cream cheese, minced onion and sugar well. Take a wonton wrapper and lay it in front of you.  Put about 1 teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture in the middle of the wonton sheet. Take a little water and coat the edges of the sheet with your finger. Fold as desired, sealing all the edges securely. Repeat till cheese is gone.
Heat your frying oil in a wok or large skillet to 350°F. Drop your wontons slowly into the hot oil, till golden brown.
Carefully remove the golden wontons and place on a paper towel.

Serve with sweet and sour dipping sauce

Sweet and sour sauce: 
1/2 c. brown sugar
4 t. cornstarch
1/2 c. chicken broth
1/3 c. red wine vinegar
2 T. corn syrup
2 T. soy sauce
2 t. grated ginger
1 clove garlic, minced

In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar and cornstarch.  Stir in chicken broth, vinegar, corn syrup, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic.  Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly.  Cook and stir for 2 minutes more.
Serve warm.


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Cream cheese crock pot chicken

I was looking for a quick easy meal last night and this one was just that. It only has 4 ingredients and it is oh so yummy. I ate my whole plate and I literally started eating off of my husband's plate. (He was not very happy about that.) I like this recipe though because it doesn't take all day to cook. I can start cooking it late afternoon and it will still  be done by dinner time.I got the recipe from Chef-n-Training
2-3 chicken breasts, frozen or thawed (I used frozen and it turned out great.)
1-8oz. cream cheese softened
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 packet Italian dressing

Put the chicken in the bottom of the crock pot. Mix cream cheese, soup and dressing. pour evenly over the chicken. Cook on high 4-6 hours. 

This is great served over rice or pasta.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Chicken Broccoli Pockets

I got this recipe from my sister in law in August and I finally made it. It was so yummy. I even liked the left overs. I took one to work with me today. My sister in-law-made these during the summer and we both deleted some of the ingredients. The original recipe is at cooks.com

2 c. cut up cooked chicken (I used shredded chicken. My sister-in-law used can. Both were good.)
2 c. cooked broccoli, chopped 
1 c. grated Colby Jack cheese
8 oz. cream cheese
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. garlic salt
2 pkgs. crescent rolls

Mix cream cheese with garlic salt and garlic powder until creamy. Add chicken, broccoli, and cheese. Mix. Flatten out 2 crescent rolls together into a square on a greased cookie sheet. Do the same with the rest. Put about 1/2 cup of mixture into each square. Fold up each corner to meet at top. Pinch together.(I twisted the ends on mine together as you can see in the picture below.) Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes until golden brown. Makes 8 pockets.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Honey Baked Ham

I made ham for the first time this week. It was an easy honey baked ham recipe, and it turned out pretty good. I totally forgot to take a picture of it though. After all that hard work I have no documentation of it. But, I have leftovers so if anyone wants some, come on over.

I got the recipe from Food Network

6 pounds Bone-in-ham
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Place ham on a rack in a foil lined roasting pan. ( I would recommend putting 2 layers of foil in pan.) Bake the rounded side up for one hour.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix all ingredients together. Stir until it forms a nice thick glaze.
Rub on half of the glaze and bake for 30 minutes more. Flip the ham over and rub on remaining glaze and bake for 1 hour more. Remove from oven and allow the ham to rest for at least 30 minutes before serving.