October 31, 2010

Bacon Chicken Ranch Sub

Want a easy dinner that is sure to please? try these subs! ....

1 cup Ranch Dip
1/2 Cup BBQ Sauce
4 cups cooked chicken, pulled into strips
8 Cheedar Cheese Slices (I like Sharp, or mild)
One package of bacon cooked crispy
8 Sub Buns

to Make
Mix your ranch dip and BBQ sauce together in a large bowl and toss in your chicken till coated well. Heat in your microwave till warm (about 30 seconds to a min) Spread mixture onto a sub bun, add your fixings.

October 14, 2010

Char Siu Pork Roast Ala Crockpot

While looking for something different for a family dinner I came across this recipe for Char Siu, the Chinese version of barbecue, the pork is cooked in the slow cooker for an extra tender, juicy, and stress-free meal. Serve with sticky or long-grain white rice and a steamed or stir-fried medley of bell peppers, carrots, snow peas, sliced baby corn, and water chestnuts.

1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
3 tablespoons ketchup
3 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon five-spice powder
2 pounds boneless Boston butt pork roast, trimmed
1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth

To Make
Combine first 8 ingredients in a small bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Place in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add pork to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator at least 2 hours, turning occasionally.

Place pork and marinade in an electric slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

Remove pork from slow cooker using a slotted spoon; place on a cutting board or work surface. Cover with aluminum foil; keep warm.

Add broth to sauce in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 30 minutes or until sauce thickens. Shred pork with 2 forks; serve with sauce.

Deep-Dish Turkey Pot Pie

Durring these cool fall days I just love bringing out the crock pot for a quick and easy family dinner! and this one is truly a treat.


1 1/2lb boneless skinless turkey breast tenderloin, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1/2cup chopped onion
1 medium carrot, chopped or a bunch of baby carrots (1/2 cup)
1 medium stalk celery, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper or more to taste
2 tablespoons water
1 can (18.6 oz) Progresso® chicken pot pie style soup
1 1/2cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed, drained
1 box Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box
1/4cup shredded Parmesan cheese

To Make
Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.

In cooker, mix turkey, onion, carrot, celery, poultry seasoning, salt, pepper and water.

Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours.

Stir in soup and mixed vegetables. Increase heat setting to High. Cover; cook about 20 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Meanwhile, heat oven to 450°F. Remove pie crust from pouch; unroll on work surface. With 2 3/4- to 3-inch round cookie cutter, cut 12 rounds from crust, rerolling once; discard scraps. Place pie crust rounds on ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle each with about 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese. Bake about 8 minutes or until pie crust rounds are golden brown and crisp. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.

Top each serving of pot pie with 2 baked crusts.

October 10, 2010

Crock Pot Orange Beef

My whole family loves chinese food and we had been wanting to try something different.. so when my sister in law sent me this ... I just knew from the start it would be a hit in our house hold!

1 1/2 pounds beef round steak, sliced or beef stir fry strips
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 teaspoons ground ginger
3 tablespoons honey
1/2 cup orange juice
1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
6 green onions, sliced
1 small head bok choy, cut in 1-inch chunks
cooked rice for serving

To Make

For absolute best results, marinate the meat the night before in a plastic bag with the sauce ingredients: soy sauce, honey, ginger, and orange juice. In the morning, dump the contents into an empty cooker and add the vegetables on top.
Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours, high for 3-4, or until meat is fully cooked and super tender. Stir fry meat cane sometimes be tough---cook until it's really soft and pliable. Serve over rice with the crock juice.

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