Friday, October 31, 2014

Weekend Potluck #142

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Now, let's take a quick peek back at last week...


The recipe with the most clicks was ~

E-Z Slow Cooker Dinner Rolls by The Better Baker


Recipes that caught our attention ~

Apple Butter Cinnamon Rolls by Gentle Joy Homemaker
Bubble Up Apple Pie by Makin’ It MoBetta


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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Cheesy Chicken Pesto Bake


I'm always on the lookout for easy family dinners for the pasta lovers in my house, which is just about everyone. This is a great dish to take a friend or to a potluck. I have made it several times without the chicken and it is equally delicious. It also freezes beautifully. 

Cheesy Chicken Pesto Bake
Recipe adapted from The Slow Roasted Italian

1  pound penne pasta
4  tablespoons butter
1/4  cup flour
3  cups whole milk
1  container (7 ounces) prepared pesto
2  cups (8 ounces) Italian blend cheese, divided
1  cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, divided
3  cups cooked chicken
1  cup pasta sauce, I use my homemade Marinara Sauce
4  ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cook pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water until al dente. 

While pasta is cooking, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook for a minute until bubbly. Slowly whisk in milk and continue cooking until thickened. Remove from the heat and whisk in pesto and 1/2 cup of the grated parmesan. 

In a large bowl, or the pot you cooked the pasta in, mix the pasta, the pesto sauce, 1 cup of the Italian blend cheese and the cooked chicken. Pour into a lightly greased 9 x 13" dish. 

Evenly spread the cup of Marinara Sauce over the top of the pasta. Evenly sprinkle the remaining parmesan cheese and top with fresh mozzarella slices.

Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes. Uncover and continue baking 10-15 more minutes until cheese is melted and lightly browned.

Enjoy!

Kim






Friday, October 24, 2014

Weekend Potluck #141

Welcome back to our weekly link party. We are so happy you are here!



If you have a food blog we would love for you to share what you have been cooking. If you don't have a food blog this party is for you as well. Simply click on the picture of a dish that interests you, and you will be taken to the recipe source. We love to poke around every week and see what everyone brings, and trust us...we are never disappointed! Have a terrific weekend!

Now, let's take a quick peek back at last week...

The recipe with the most clicks was ~

Pecan Pie Cheesecake by Spicy Southern Kitchen

Recipes that caught our attention ~

Fresh Apple Cake with Honey Glaze by Big Rigs ‘n Lil’ Cookies
Crock Pot Cinnamon Roll Casserole by Recipes that Crock

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Weekend Potluck #140

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The recipe with the most clicks was ~

Recipes that caught our attention ~

Caramel Pecan Brownie Bites by Hot Eats & Cool Reads
Cake Mix Dinner Rolls by Our Table for 7

And, a personal favorite ~

Panko Crusted Fish Tacos by Recipes for Divine Living

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Gooey S'mores Cookies

The lazy days of summer have faded into the cooler days of fall. While we've been enjoying all things pumpkin and apple, every now and then you want a piece of those warm summer nights.  You can't go wrong with the classic S'more flavors in these delicious cookies. My family inhaled them. I will definitely make a double batch next time!


Gooey S'mores Cookies

1  stick butter, softened
1/2  cup sugar
1/4  cup packed brown sugar
1  egg
1  teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3/4  cup graham cracker crumbs
1  1/3 cups flour
1  teaspoon baking powder
1/2  teaspoon kosher salt
1  cup chocolate chips
1  cup mini marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray lightly with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, cream together butter and both sugars for 2-3 minutes or until light and fluffy.  Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix well.

In a gallon sized ziploc bag crush graham crackers with a rolling pin until you have 3/4 a cup. In a medium bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs, flour, baking powder and kosher salt. Add to the butter mixture a little at a time until fully incorporated.

Gently stir in the chocolate chips and marshmallows. 

Scoop a heaping tablespoon (I use my small scoop) of dough onto the prepared cooked sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Enjoy!

Kim

Recipe source: The Recipe Critic


Friday, October 10, 2014

Weekend Potluck #139

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The recipe with the most clicks with a link back was ~

Old Fashioned Meatloaf by Miz Helen's Kitchen

Recipes that caught our attention ~

Easy Caramel Apples by Served Up With Love
King Ranch Chicken Casserole by Five Heart Home

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