Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Cajun Chicken Pasta

This recipe comes directly from the Pioneer Woman. I've had it starred in my reader since April and tonight I finally got inspired to make it. And happily, we really liked it. I will say, I didn't quite brown my chicken or vegetables enough and I did use light cream instead of heavy. I didn't have the cayenne pepper to season it so we used crushed red pepper and it did the job. It was a very yummy dinner and although without the crushed pepper I do believe it would have been bland, we enjoyed this one.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Creamy Taco Mac

It's my turn on this recipe that's been making it's way around the blogosphere. I spotted it through my friend's blog, Lauren's Kitchen, which she in turn got it from Delish. And I can't agree more, it was delish. And very family friendly. I'm happy I was able to make this one and I recommend it to everyone!

1.25 lbs ground turkey
12 oz macaroni plus 1 cup reserved pasta water
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes
1 packet of mild taco seasoning
3 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
salt & pepper
1/2 cup cheddar cheese

Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and cook pasta per directions. Reserve one cup of pasta water.

Over medium heat, brown ground turkey until no longer pink. Add taco seasoning and diced tomatoes. Allow to simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Add cooked pasta, reserved water, cream cheese and sour cream. Give it a good stir until cheeses are melty and incorporated. Simmer over low heat for 2-3 minutes. Season with salt & pepper, as desired. Top off with cheddar cheese for extra cheesy goodness.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Blue Chicken Burgers

This definitely is not a complicated recipe, or really a recipe at all. I just really love how all these flavors go together to create one of my most favorite burgers. Build one for yourself and eat it slowly because you will want to savor every bite.

Ground chicken, shaped into patties
1 TBSP blue cheese per burger
Avocado slices
BBQ sauce, Sweet Baby Ray's is preferred!
Fresh toasted buns

Cook the chicken patties 7-8 minutes on each side, added the blue cheese to the second side when you have about 5 minutes left. Build your burger and eat it up!