Archive for November, 2015

Sizzling Chicken & Veggie Skillet

This is a Kraft recipe.

  • 4 small boneless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil Tuscan Italian Dressing
  • 1 zucchini, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup snow peas (we just used regular peas)
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook 5 to 7 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. Place in oven to keep warm.
  2. Add dressing, zucchini and onions to skillet and cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add tomatoes and peas and 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Serve vegetables on top of chicken. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Veggie Chicken Skillet (2)

Verdict: This is an easy and very tasty recipe, though it’s nothing spectacular.


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Chocolate Raisin Cookies

I am not sure where I originally found this recipe.

  • 2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (we didn’t use as we use salted butter)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup raisins (this amount is definitely too much for the batter. We used closer to 3/4 cups)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (we again used closer to 3/4 cup)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a double boiler over hot but not boiling water melt the unsweetened chocolate. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together brown sugar, sugar and butter. Add eggs and vanilla. Add melted chocolate.
  5. Add the flour mixture. Add the raisins and chocolate chips and mix until just combined.
  6. Drop by tablespoons onto baking sheets.  Bake for 20-22 minutes.

Chocolate Rasin Cookies

Verdict: I found these cookies to be a little dry; I am thinking that the last 1/4 cup of flour may not have been needed. I also, personally, was not a fan of the chocolate and raisin taste together in this cookie, which is odd because I love chocolate covered raisins.

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