Friday, February 4, 2011

Smokey BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Our family loves this delicious sandwich.  This chicken can also be done as an appetizer when cut into small, bite size pieces.  Just cut the bacon into smaller pieces as well and secure with a toothpick before dipping in the savory rub.  What a great sandwich (or appetizer) to serve to your friends this weekend!

1 package chicken breasts     
1 package bacon

3/4 c. dark brown sugar
2 T. chili powder

In a medium size mixing bowl, blend together dark brown sugar and chili powder. 

Slice chicken breasts in half (to fit on a bun).  Wrap chicken in bacon. 

Dip bacon wrapped chicken in the Rub. 

Place on a pan lined with foil and bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until juices in the center run clear.  

Place chicken on hamburger bun, garnished as desired, and enjoy!   

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies are my husband's favorite cookie.  I enjoy making these for him on his birthday, Valentine's Day, or any other special occasion.  Hope you enjoy these treats!

3/4 c. Crisco
1 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring
1/4 c. water
1 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3 c. oatmeal
1 c. raisins
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves

Mix first six ingredients well and then add remaining ingredients.  Mix together and drop 1/4 c. size amounts onto baking pan lined with parchment paper.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes. 

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Chili Cheese Dip

It's Super Bowl time, and that means finger foods and friends to share them with.  Here is a quick, fairly cheap dip to share with your friends.  Enjoy!

1 pkg. cream cheese (cheaper brands are okay with this dip)
1 can Hormel chili (with or without beans)
1 pkg. shredded cheese
1 pkg. chips to dip (I like the Ritz chips in the bag)

Put 1 package of cream cheese in 8x8 or pie dish.  Spread evenly over the bottom using a butter knife.  Pour 1 can of Hormel chili on top of cream cheese, then 1 package of shredded cheese on top of chili. Put in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted.