Monday, February 22, 2010

Chicken, Bacon, Ranch Pizza

1 premade pizza crust
1 tsp garlic salt
Olive oil
1 c Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing (cheaper kinds taste horrible on this pizza)
1.5 c grilled chicken breast
3 strips cooked bacon chopped
1/2 can diced tomatoes
1 pkg shredded mozzarella and provolone cheese

Preheat the oven as per crust instructions. Prepare the crust. Brush olive oil on the crust and sprinkle with garlic salt. Top with ranch salad dressing as sauce. Sprinkle cheese heavily over the top. Top with chicken, bacon, and tomato. Cook as per crust instructions and serve.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Cari's Easy Spaghetti Casserole

I mishmashed several recipes together to create this. It's in the oven now!

1 lb. ground turkey
8 oz. spaghetti (whole wheat or enriched flour)
4 oz. reduced fat sour cream
4 oz. low fat cream cheese
24 oz. spaghetti sauce
Italian seasoning, parsley, garlic powder to taste (I use a lot!)
1/2 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 350. Cook turkey in skillet until browned. Add spaghetti sauce; simmer for 10-15 min. Add seasonings to meat mixture. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti and drain. Stir cream cheese and sour cream into meat mixture until fully blended. Mix in spaghetti. Place in 9 x 11 pan, top with mozzarella, and bake for 30-35 min. uncovered.

You can add other seasonings (I would like to try with Cajun seasoning) or vegetables (zucchini, squash, onions, peppers). I will serve this with a green salad.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Easy Chocolate Frosting


6-7 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 to 1/2 cup milk

Beat butter until creamy. Add 2 cups powdered sugar and beat slowly. Add a little milk and stir again. Add powdered sugar 2 cups at a time and more milk, stirring or beating until creamy. Add vanilla and cocoa powder, beat together. Add more milk to get desired texture. Covers 1- 2 layer cake or 1 sm. sheet cake.