Monday, November 9, 2015

Banana Pudding Trifle

I love to cook but I'll be the first to admit that I am not great at baking, so when I make a dessert I look for easy, no bake options. Banana pudding, milk, vanilla wafers, bananas and whip cream are all you need. It looks good, tastes good, and the best part is no bake.
Banana Pudding Trifle
2 boxes banana pudding mix
4 cups milk
One box vanilla wafers
1 can whip cream
4 bananas

Make banana pudding as directed on back of box

Meanwhile, slice bananas

Layer bottom of trifle bowl with vanilla wafers

Then layer sliced bananas

Top with 1/2 the pudding

Repeat layer

Cover top with whip cream and sprinkle with crushed vanilla wafers for garnish

Sunday, June 28, 2015

How to Make Your Own Garlic Bread

If you have no store bought garlic bread but have bread, garlic and butter, then you do indeed have yourself some garlic bread. Thats how this recipe came about. We didn't have any garlic bread but I had all the ingredients needed to make it myself. I usually have a loaf of french bread in the freezer and I ALWAYS have garlic, so I figured I'd give it a try. It turned out great and has become a side dish I make often. I prefer it on the grill but the oven does give it a nice crisp. Feel free to get creative with the seasonings you use. You can interchangeably use parsley, basil or Italian seasoning, they all do pretty much the same thing.

How to Make Your Own Garlic Bread

1 loaf Italian or French Bread
1/2 - 1 stick salted butter (depending on the size of the bread)
1 tsp. minced garlic with juice (I use the canned minced garlic)
Sprinkle of Italian seasoning and salt

Slice bread lengthwise

Combine butter, garlic, Italian seasoning, and salt

Melt all together in a microwave

Pour butter garlic mix generously over the bread and use a brush or butter knife to spread evenly

Bake in a 450F oven for 10-20 minutes or until bread is brown and crispy
Or grill direct for 10-15 minutes on butter side

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Creamy Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

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I'm not going to lie my usual go to move when making chicken broccoli alfredo is to buy the sauce and toss it with some chicken, broccoli and noodles and tada! Chicken broccoli alfredo. But I have always wanted to try making the sauce myself, and let me tell you not only is it easy to make the sauce but it comes out rich in the best way possible. If it comes out a little too thick add more heavy whipping cream or a lttle milk.

Creamy Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

1 lb boneless skinless chicken tenders
1 stick salted butter
1 pint heavy whipping cream
2 cups Parmesan Cheese
1 fresh broccoli crown
8 oz. Fettuccine noodles
fresh parsley
salt, pepper and garlic powder

Season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder

Cook chicken in a frying pan until thoroughly cooked

Cut chicken into strips

Meanwhile boil noodles until noodles are tender

Steam broccoli cut into large florets and set aside

in a saucepan heat butter until melted

Add heavy whipping cream and Parmesan cheese

Saute on low heat until sauce thickens, stirring frequently

Combine noodles, chicken, broccoli and sauce and toss

Sprinkle with fresh snipped parsley and parmesan and enjoy!