Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ranch Chicken

Lately I've been searching the Internet for some easy Weight Watcher meals.  Yes, I back trying to lose those extra pounds I gained this summer.   I don't remember where I found this recipe but it is definitely easy and absolutely delicious!  One 4 ounce chicken breast is only 5 points.

Ranch Chicken

4  (4 oz.)skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1/2 cup fat free sour cream
1 cup cornflakes, crushed
1 packet of dry Ranch Dressing mix

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non-fat cooking spray.

In a large Ziploc bag, put the crushed cornflakes and Ranch Dressing mix.  Set aside.  Salt and pepper the chicken to taste.  Coat both sides of each chicken breast with sour cream. One by one, put coated chicken in the bag of seasoned cornflakes and gently shake until well coated.  Put chicken in the baking dish and lightly spray some cooking spray on top of the coated chicken.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Brian's Banana Pudding

My oldest son, Brian, loves banana pudding.  This is his favorite recipe that his wife, Brandi, makes for him.  I promised her that I would name the pudding after Brian, so here is Brian's Banana Pudding.

Brian's Banana Pudding

1 (8 oz) package cream cheese
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (5 oz) package instant vanilla pudding
3 cups cold milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (8 oz) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
4 bananas, sliced
1/2 (12 oz) package vanilla wafers

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy.  Beat in condensed milk, pudding mix, cold milk and vanilla until smooth.  Fold in 1/2 of the whipped topping.

Line the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch dish with vanilla wafers. (Save a few vanilla wafers for topping.) 

Arrange sliced bananas evenly over wafers.  Spread with pudding mixture.  Top with remaining whipped topping.  Sprinkle a few crushed vanilla wafers on top.  Chill.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Country Style Baked Apples

Is it September already?  Where did July and August go?  Well, I'm back and I have lots of recipes to share.  September is apple time and my friend, Janelle, brought me some apples from the mountains. They were (notice I said were) so delicious.  Since the apples were so sweet and yummy raw, I knew they would be great baked.  ( HINT: If the apples don't taste good raw, it probably won't taste good cooked.)  So here is an apple cobbler recipe that will tickle your taste buds.  Serve it warm and don't forget to add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!

Country Style Baked Apples

4 cups sliced apples, peeled
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup flour
1 stick butter, softened
1/2 cup water
Pinch of salt
Dash of cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
Place sliced apples in a 9 x 13 baking dish. 
Mix the sugar, flour and butter until crumbly and sprinkle over apples. 
In a small bowl (I used my measuring cup) mix the water, salt and cinnamon together.  Pour over the flour mixture. 
Bake about 40 - 50 minutes until done and slightly browned.