Saturday, June 27, 2009

Chili Corn Bread Salad

Here's a great salad recipe for you. I made it when we had a group over and it was really good!

Chili Corn Bread Salad
1 pkg (8.5 oz) corn bread/muffin mix
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1 can (4 oz) chopped green chilies
1/8 tsp ground cumin
1/8 tsp ground oregano
Mix all of above and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool.

1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1 envelope ranch salad dressing
Mix to make dressing.

1 can (15 oz) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (15 oz) corn, drained
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1/2 cup green onion, chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

In a 9x13 glass pan or a large glass bowl, crumble half of the corn bread. Spread half of the dressing over bread. Layer with half the beans, corn, tomatoes, pepper, onion, cilantro and cheese. Repeat layer. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
* this was a huge hit and gets a 10!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Crispy Chicken Wontons

I made these recently for a night with friends and they were so good!

Crispy Chicken Wontons
8 ounces cream cheese
3 tablespoons mild green chili, diced
1 tablespoon jalapeno, diced
1/8 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups cooked chicken breast, diced finely
1 pkg wonton wrappers
vegetable oil for frying
In large bowl, combine cream cheese, chili, jalapeno, breadcrumbs, garlic, salt and chicken. Mix well.
Wontons may be made in two ways: place 2 teaspoons of filling in center of wrapper, moisten one side with egg white to seal and roll. This makes a larger size, long roll.
Or, place 1 teaspoon in center of wrapper, moisten one side with egg white and fold diagonally to make a triangle. You will have more appetizers, smaller in size.
Press edges together and seal. In deep saute' pan on high, heat oil and fry wontons until golden, about 1 and 1/2 minutes. These may be served immediately or frozen and microwaved or reheated in oven. They reheat well.
Serve with sweet and sour sauce.
*We really liked these and gave them a 10

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Chicken Bacon Crescent Ring

I tried this recipe for the first time this week, we liked it and it goes together quickly.

Chicken Bacon Crescent Ring

2 (8 ounce) tubes crescent rolls
6 ounces pre-cooked chicken breast, chopped in small pieces (I used Hormel brand - found in refrigerator section)
1 1/2 cups swiss cheese
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup finely chopped red or green pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
2 tablespoons mustard
1 tablespoon Italian salad dressing mix

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Unroll crescent roll dough; separate into 16 triangles. Place wide end of one triangle 3 inches from edge of a round stone or a greased 14 inch pizza pan, with point overhanging edge of pan. Repeat with remaining triangles along outer edge of pan, overlapping with wide ends (dough will look like a sun when complete). Lightly press wide ends together.
In small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Spoon over wide ends of dough. Fold points of triangles over filling and tuck under wide ends (filling will be visible). Bake at 375 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown.
Yield: 8 servings
* we rated this a 9

Monday, June 1, 2009


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