Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Hungry (wo)man

Hey, I'm looking for some delicious new (EASY) recipes to try. If you have any you'd be willing to share, please let me know! And, if you're one of those amazing people who cooks all the time, preferably crock pot recipies. ;)

Aaannndd...I mean, it just wouldn't be fair if I didn't share one or two of my own favorites. =)

Thanks in advance!!!

Easiest chicken pot pie EVER
2 pie crusts
1 can cream o' soup
1 can vegall
1 lb chicken
1 tbsp sour cream

Mix together then spoon into pie crusts. Bake on 375 for 25 minutes.

Cream tacos
2 lbs ground beef
2 cans ranch style beans
1 can chili no beans
1 can rotel
1 lb velvetta
Small thing of whipping cream
Rice or Doritos to top

Brown the ground beef and drain. Add the rest of the ingredients (minus the whipping cream and Doritos) to the ground beef and heat over the stove. When thoroughly heated, turn burner off and add the whipping cream. Stir until mixed. Serve with Doritos (which can be crunched up and sprinkled on top or used as a dip) or over rice.

Ultimate cheesecake
Crust:
2 cups finely ground graham crackers
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 stick unsalted butter, melted
Filling:
1 pound cream cheese, 2 (8-ounce) blocks, softened
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 pint sour cream
1 lemon, zested
1 dash vanilla extract

For the Crust:
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
In a mixing bowl, combine the crust ingredients with a fork until evenly moistened. Lightly coat the bottom and sides of an 8-inch springform pan with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the crumbs into the pan and, using the bottom of a measuring cup or the smooth bottom of a glass, press the crumbs down into the base and 1-inch up the sides. Refrigerate for 5 minutes.

For the Filling:
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese on low speed for 1 minute until smooth and free of any lumps. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, and continue to beat slowly until combined. Gradually add sugar and beat until creamy, for 1 to 2 minutes. Add sour cream, lemon zest, and vanilla. Periodically scrape down the sides of the bowl and the beaters. The batter should be well mixed but not over-beaten.

Pour the filling into the crust-lined pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
Set the cheesecake pan on a large piece of aluminum foil and fold up the sides around it. Place the cake pan in a large roasting pan. Pour boiling water into the roasting pan until the water is about halfway up the sides of the cheesecake pan; the foil will keep the water from seeping into the cheesecake. Bake for 45 minutes.

The cheesecake should still jiggle (it will firm up after chilling), so be careful not to overcook. Let cool in pan for 30 minutes. Chill in the refrigerator, loosely covered, for at least 4 hours. Loosen the cheesecake from the sides of the pan by running a thin metal spatula around the inside rim. Unmold and transfer to a cake plate. Using a spatula spread a layer of Warm Lemon Blueberry topping over the surface.

Slice the cheesecake with a thin, non-serrated knife that has been dipped in hot water. Wipe dry after each cut.

(I'll be honest; I usually don't do that whole roasting pan nonsense. I throw it in the oven without the water stuff, and it does just fine.)

Warm Lemon Blueberry Topping:
1 pint blueberries
1 lemon, zested and juiced
2 tablespoons sugar
In a small saucepan add all the ingredients and simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes or so until the fruit begins to break down slightly. Leave to cool before spreading on cheesecake.

7 comments:

Brooke said...

i'll have to bring a few recipes in. i've got some great crock pot ones.

off the top of my head

chicken spaghetti

prepare noodles as directed on package.

combine cream of chicken soup, can of chicken (or cooked, cut chicken), rotel, and a can of tomato sauce in a pan (or microwavable dish) to heat.

simple and yum!

sara said...

oh my, do I have recipes for you. if you send me your email, I will send you a bunch!!! I love cooking in my crockpot!!! sarawbowyerATmsnDOTcom.

also go to crockpot365.blogspot.com. really great recipes to be found there!!!

Mari said...

Sounds good - especially the taco one!
You can check my recipe blog for some of my favorites. I also have lots of slow cooker recipes on my regular blog - just search slow cooker and you should find them

septembermom said...

I'll have to hunt for some recipes. Thanks for these good ones.

the domestic fringe said...

Those recipes sound yummy! I'll have to think of a good one and come back.
-FringeGirl

lindsey said...

You got me at the lemon blueberry topping...for sure.

Ok, most of my favorites come from the pioneer woman's site...they're usually pretty easy, but she doesn't do many crock pot recipes I don't think...hmm...

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

oh I love, love, love chicken pot pie!!!

oh & p.s. I have a giveaway that ends July 14th @ http://ladybug-blessings.com/?p=373