Saturday, May 19

Maple-Topped Oven Pancakes

cup packed brown sugar
cup margarine or butter
cup maple-flavored syrup
1 1/2
cups Bisquick® Original baking mix
cup packed brown sugar
cup milk
Maple-flavored syrup, if desired
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  1. Heat oven to 350ยบ. Heat 1/2 cup brown sugar, the margarine and syrup in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until melted. Pour into ungreased rectangular pan, 13x9x2 inches.
  2. Beat remaining ingredients in medium bowl, using wire whisk or fork, until blended. Carefully pour over syrup mixture.
  3. Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until top springs back when touched in center. Cut into 3-inch squares; turn each square upside down onto plate. Serve immediately, with maple-flavored syrup.
Makes 9 to 12 servings

Tuesday, May 26

Chicken Manicotti

This is one of my personal favorites. The garlic salt and spaghetti sauce flavors mix perfectly together for a nice Italian dish. You might want to serve it with some garlic bread.

*When I make this for my family of 4, I cut the recipe in half.

28 oz jar spaghetti sauce
1 tsp. garlic salt
1 1/2 lbs chicken tenders (approx. 6 breasts)
14 uncooked manicotti shells
1/3 c. water
2 1/2 c. mozerella (shredded)

Heat oven to 350. In 13x9 glass pan, pour 1/3 of spaghetti sauce. Sprinkle chicken with garlic salt. Place chicken* into manicotti noodles. Place in baking dish. Pour water into remaining spaghetti sauce in jar. Close jar and shake well. Pour this mixture over shells in baking dish, making sure to cover pasta completely. Cover with mozerella cheese. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 80-90 minutes.

*If using breasts, you'll want to cut them into relatively thin strips - 3 to 4 strips per breast. I use the handle end of a spoon to push the chicken into the noodles.

Chicken Alfredo Bake

Yummy, yummy, yummy! Just thinking about it now makes me want to make this for dinner.

4 chicken breasts
1 tbsp oil
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Cut chicken into chunks. Place in skillet with oil and brown for 5 minutes. Combine mayo and soup in a large bowl. Add chicken. Place in a 9 x 13 dish. Cover and bake at 375 for 30 minutes. Add parmesan cheese to top and cook uncovered for 10 minutes.

Cheesy Rice with Ham and Broccoli

This is such a yummy way to use up left-over ham.

2 cups cooked ham, cut in chunks
3 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 cup water
1 1/2 cup Minute Rice, uncooked
1/2 lb. Velveta, cut into small cubes

Bring ham, broccoli & water to boil. Cover and cook on low for 3 minutes. Stir in rice and cheese. Cover. Remove from heat, let stand 7 minutes. Stire until cheese is melted.

Creamy Italian Chicken

This one's a little high maintenance for a crock pot dish, but still yummy.

4 chicken breasts
1 envelope Italian salad dressing mix
1/3 cup water
1 package cream cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can mushrooms (optional)
Rice or noodles

Place chicken in crock pot. Combine salad dressing mix and water. Pour over chicken. Cook on LOW for 3 hours. In a small mixing bowl whisk together cream cheese and soup until blended. Stir in mushrooms (if you want). Pour cream cheese mixture over chicken. Cook 1 to 3 hours longer or until chicken juices run clear. Serve with rice or noodles.

Brown Sugar Pork Chops

This has to be one of the easiest pork chop recipes ever, but the flavors are really yummy together.

Pork Chops
Brown Sugar
Soy Sauce

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the desired number of pork chops in an appropriately sized pan. Place 1 tbsp of brown sugar on top of every chop. Place 1 tbsp of butter on top of brown sugar. Sprinkle all with soy sauce. Cover with tin foil and bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil and cook for an additional 15 minutes until browned.

Burger Cups

If this one sounds kind of disgusting to you, you're not alone. I was really reluctant to try it, but glad I did. It is SO easy, and the kids absolutely love it!

1 lb ground beef
1 (10 count) can of refrigerated biscuits
1/2 - 1 cup barbeque sauce (alt. spaghetti sauce)
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (alt. mozzerella)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brown ground beef. Drain and return to pan. Flatten biscuits into a circle about the size of your palm. Spray muffin pan with cooking spray. Press each biscuit into the muffin cup and up the side as much as you can. Spoon ground beef into each biscuit, then top with 1 generous tbsp of sauce. Place cheese on top.

Bake for 10-13 minutes. Biscuit will look golden.