Monday, August 27, 2012

Mom's Chicken Enchiladas

One of my favorite dinners is my mom's chicken enchiladas.  They are so yummy!  And pretty easy to make.  The recipe calls for boiling a chicken, but I usually buy a rotisserie chicken (they are easier and cheaper).


  • whole chicken
  • 2 Tbs. margarine
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 8 oz. sour cream
  • can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 med. chopped onion
  • 1 small can chopped green chilies, drained
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Flour tortillas
  1. Cook chicken (or use a already cooked rotisserie chicken).
  2. Saute onion and green chilled in 2 Tbs. margarine in a large skillet.
  3. Stir in cream of chicken soup and sour cream.
  4. Blend and stir in chicken broth until smooth. 
  5. Set aside 1/3 of the mixture.  Add chicken to the remaining.
  6. Fill each tortilla with 1/4 cup chicken mixture.  Roll into an enchilada.  
  7. Pour set aside sauce over tortillas and sprinkle with cheese. 
  8. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes, uncovered. 
You will love it!!! I serve with Spanish rice and shredded lettuce.  

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Very quick, easy, 4 ingredient  chicken.  So moist and everyone loves it!


  • 1/2 cup Hellman's mayonaise
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 4 tsp. Italian seasoned bread crumbs
Combine mayonnaise and parmesan cheese.  Arrange chicken on baking sheet.  Top with mixture and sprinkle with bread crumbs.  Bake for 20 minutes at 425.  

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

Last night for dinner we had this easy grilled chicken.  I made some frozen tater tots and broccoli for a quick, easy, healthy meal.  It was really good!

Yummy recipe from Kraft Food & Family:


1/4 cup Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette Dressing, divided
4 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1 tomato, finely chopped
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or 1 tsp. dried basil leaves

  • Place a large sheet of heavy duty foil over a half of grill grate; preheat grill to medium heat.  Pour 2 Tbsp. of the dressing over chicken in resealable bag to marinate.  Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.
  • Remove chicken from bag, discard bag and marinate.  
  • Grill chicken on uncovered side of the grill 6 min.  Meanwhile combine tomatoes, cheese, basil and remaining dressing.
  • Turn chicken, place cooked side up, on foil on grill.  Top evenly with tomato mixture.  Close lid and grill and additional 8 minutes (or until chicken is cooked through)
Makes 4 servings.  

Monday, August 13, 2012

Tax Free Shopping in Maryland

This week is Maryland's annual tax free shopping week for back to school clothes.  Coming from Pennsylvania where everyday is tax free clothes shopping, this is great!  The stores are having great sales too, especially if you are looking for t-shirts and shorts.  Since, lets face will be wearing summer wear for at least another month.  Remember when we were little and we all wore our new fall clothes for the first day of school?  Too hot for that! 

Happy shopping! 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Quick Dinner

Quick Dinner...what's in the house?  You know how it is when you get home from milk. no bread, no produce.  What is for dinner?  My first thought was pizza delivery, but then I remembered we have been eating out for days.  
So after looking through the refrigerator and freezer I found a Philadelphia Cooking Creme.  I quickly thawed some chicken breasts (my favorite - Schwan's individually wrapped - 20 minutes in cold water and viola!)  and then marinated for a half hour in Light Italian dressing.  My husband grilled them up while I sautéed some steamed broccoli and some spinach.   I added the chicken (cubed) and the creme to the veggies.  Then mixed in some pasta.  Yum!  Even my 8 year old asked for seconds.


This summer we really don't have a vacation planned. So, we decided to take sometime off and head "home" to Pittsburgh for a sort of stay-cation. We want to share all of our childhood day trips with our son. So far it has been a fun and busy week. Here are a few places to check out if you are in the Pittsburgh area.