Thursday, September 10, 2009

Beth's Tomato Chicken-Chile Stromboli

1 Pillsbury french bread loaf
1 lg chicken breast, cut into small pieces
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp lime
2 Roma tomatoes; 1 diced, 1 thinly sliced
1 can diced green chilies
1 sm container chive and onion cream cheese
1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook chicken in a little olive oil in a skillet. Toss in brown sugar, diced tomato, and lime juice when almost done. Add a dash of salt and pepper. Mix cooked chicken and tomato mixture with cream cheese and chilies in a bowl.

Grease large cookie sheet. With lightly floured hands, gently unroll french bread dough. Scoop mixture into the middle of flat dough, about 1 in from the edge. Fold edges of the bread dough up, pinching them together very well. Pinch ends together and tuck under. Brush top of the bread dough with egg. Lay sliced tomatoes on top.
Bake for 25 - 30 minutes. Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Beth's Carmel Apple Tarts or "Alien Pods"

3 pkg premade pie crust
4 granny smith apples, peeled, cored, diced small
1 egg white
1 c sugar
1 tbs brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 pkg caramel pieces
3 tbs butter
1 tbs milk
Powdered sugar glaze:
1 c powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix diced apple, egg white, all sugar, cinnamon together in a bowl. In a small saucepan, add caramels, butter, and milk. Stir constantly on medium low until melted (be careful not to boil). Add warm caramel to apple mixture.

Unroll pie crusts. Take a small lid or plate, approximately 5-6 in in diameter, and use to cut small circles out of the dough. Roll remaining dough until very thin, 2 centimeters thick, and cut more circles with butter knife. Place circles in small muffin pan and press down to the bottom. Add apple mixture to each muffin space, careful not to overfill. Take edges of pie crust and twist up. Bake for 35 minutes, checking to see when pie crust is just golden brown.

Make sugar glaze and brush over the tops when cooled.

"I created this recipe in a failed attempt to make caramel apple empanadas. My husband thought they looked like the alien pods in the movie "Alien", since some of the tarts looked like they burst open revealing green oozy stuff inside. Not too appealing, but very tasty and a great treat for Halloween! I made them for a family get together and we barely had any left."

Chicken Fajitas

2 chicken breasts
1 tbs lime juice
2 tbs Worchester sauce
1.5 tbs brown sugar
1 green pepper, thin strips sliced
1/2 onion, thin strips sliced
Vegetable oil to cook
Sour cream and salsa optional.

Heat skilllet on medium high, add oil. Cut chicken into small strips using poultry scissors. Fry chicken in skillet, adding lime juice, salt, and Wochester sauce. Fry on meduim low, green pepper and onion in a seperate skillet until soft and slightly browned. When the chicken is almost done, add brown sugar, frying until slightly golden brown.

Serve with warm tortillas (30 seconds on a plate in microwave). Sour cream and salsa optional. Enjoy!