Saturday, April 6, 2013

Strawberry Cinnamon Cobbler Cakes

Quick Easy and Yummy!
My pictures are not professional.
I take them with my cell phone.
I cook because I like good food.

Strawberry Cinnamon Cobbler Cakes

Sliced Strawberries
1 1/2 cup Bisquick
2 tbs sugar (I use 3 packets Stevia)
1 cup milk
1/2 tbs ground cinnamon
3 tbs butter (quartered)
brown sugar

Slice Strawberry and sprinkle with sugar and set aside.
(I personally use Stevia in place of sugar.
I have not had actually sugar in over 2 years)

In separate bowl combine 
Bisquick, 2 lbs sugar,  1/2 tbs cinnamon and milk
whisk until smooth.

Lightly spray muffin tin with Pam.
Place one cube butter in each hole.

Spoon one large spoonful of Bisquick mixture over butter.
Do Not Stir!

Add a spoonful of strawberries
Again Do Not Stir!

Sprinkle with brown sugar.

Bake 15-18 mins

Serve warm with Ice cream
Or they can be served with a powder sugar glaze.
They are great cold too! 
You can substitute any fruit you choose.
You can even use this same method without the cinnamon for a traditional cobbler.
You can make ahead and reheat them in microwave for 30-45 secs if you so choose.
They are the perfect portion size!

Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

I cook.
Some would say I am not a bad cook.
I am not a Chef.
I don't make elaborate concoctions.
My pictures are not professional.
I take them with my cell phone.
I cook because I like good food.
I am however a very lazy cook. 
If I can find a shortcut to create something good, all the much better.

I found a recipe on another blog for Cream Cheese Enchiladas.
I purchased all the needed ingredients,
I began by following the instructions
and my mind wandered.....

Soon the "recipe" I was following went out the window 
and I began my own version of  Cream Cheese Enchiladas.
I love mexican food. 
I love the spicyness.
My problem with cooking like this, 
I never "measure"
I eyeball things.
Its hard to recreate a dish when you do this.
This time I decided to try and measure what I used.
Hopefully next time it will turn out the same cause they were sure good!

 Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

8oz pkg cream cheese softened
1/2 cup sour cream
2 med size boneless chicken breast, cooked and shredded
28 oz can enchilada sauce
1 can whole kernnel corn, drained (optional)
1 pkg McCormicks Echilada seasoning
4 oz can diced jalipenos chilies, drained
2-3 cups shredded "mexican" blend cheese
4 diced green onions
10-12 (8in) flour tortillas 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
Mix cream cheese, sour cream and 1/4 cup of echilada sauce in bowl. Mix until smooth.
I got impatient and have a few "limps" in mine. LOL 
Set aside.

In seperate bowl, mix shredded chicken, corn, jalipenos, and McCormicks seasoning packet until evenly coated.

Pour a samll amount of echilada sauce in bottom on baking dish
(just enough to coat the bottom of dish)

Assemble all ingreidents so they are easily reachable.

Spread spoonfull of cream cheese mixture onto tortilla,
add spoonful of chicken mixture and top with a bit of cheese.

Roll up and place in the baking dish.  Repeat until all enchiladas are assembled.
Pour remaining enchilada sauce evenly, cover all tortillas.
top with left over shredded cheese and chopped onions.
Cook 20-35 mins until cheese is melted on top and  contents are througoughly heated.

There are a few things you can do to make this to your own personal preference.
You can use green echilada sauce,
top with sliced black olives,
use mild green chili's in place of the jalipenos.
use shredded beef or pork in place of the chicken.

This was very delicious~a big hit with the family~
Will defnitely be making it again.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I am a Criminal~~ I Share Recipes~~.Updated

For several years I have found many many awesome recipes on the Internet.
When I saved them, I did not think to "record the source" of where they came from.
I have enjoyed most of them, my family has benefited from them.
Some of them, they were not to our tastes.

I decided to share some of them on here and on our Facebook page.
I cannot believe the commotion this has caused.
I have been accused of being a "criminal" for posting these recipes because of "copyright infringement laws"
Who knew?

Some of the comments, emails and messages have been nasty and hurtful.
All of this over the sharing of recipes. 

Like the "sources" that I found these recipes from,
I have worked hard to build an audience to share them with.
Apparently even though these recipes are posted on the Internet,
some of them have been around for eons (before there even was an Internet),
they are not meant to be shared unless you credit the source?

So I have to ask myself...
Do these "sources" make money from someone sharing their recipes?
Am I taking food from their table by sharing them?
Am I physically hurting them in some way?
What is the actual harm in sharing them?
Personally, if someone took the time to share a recipe of mine I would be flattered.
 I am just flabbergasted over the controversy this has caused.

For the moment, I have removed all the "recipes" from this blog and our Facebook page. 
I do have all these recipes saved (as they have been for years)
And at some point they will be shared with you.

I meant no harm in sharing them.
If you are one of the persons that was effected by this,
I really do apologize.
I had no clue that sharing good eats was such a crime! 

When I first wrote this post I had just read several emails from "irate" people (to be unamed)
and was very upset. I did not appreciate the name calling and accusations that I received.
One person, took the time to explain to me what the whole deal about posting recipes is about.
I appreciate the time she took from her busy day to give me a good explanation as to the how and why's.
Without that one person taking a minute to explain I would never know.
Credit should be given where credit is due.
Thank You.