Some Things You Should Know

I started this blog a long time ago as when it was "What's Cooking at My house" and before my mad photography skills kicked in and before we went gluten free. With that said you never know what you might find here. There's a little something for everyone I believe. But my hope is to provide more recipes with better photos to tempt your tummy. *smile*

Monday, May 25, 2009

Chicken Cheesesteak Phillies

These are so super yummy! Very easy to make. This made 6 sandwiches.
Enough hoagie rolls to feed your family
Enough chicken to feed your family (mine is going to differ from yours! LOL)
One Red Bell Pepper - Julienned
One Green Bell Pepper- Julienned
One Sweet Vidalia Onion- Julienned (as best you can)
Provolone cheese

Cook your chicken and cut into bite size pieces

While chicken is cooking. Saute' your onions and peppers in olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste.Spray a broiler pan with cooking spray and put your chicken and sauteed veggies on pan. Spread out evenly and then add slices of cheese over top.Put in oven on broil for about 5-7 mins or until cheese is fully melted.
Slice up your hoagies, slap on some mayo and spread your chicken mixture on there. Throw them back in the oven to heat up the rolls for about 3 mins.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Hawaiian Cake

I love this cake! Especially around Spring and Summer. It's so light tasting and I've had people that don't even "like" cake ask for seconds.
There are two ways to make it. The "EASY" way or "MY" way! LOL.
I'll give you the "EASY" way first.

1 Vanilla Cake Mix
1 8oz cream cheese softened
1 20 oz. crushed pineapple
1 3oz. package of vanilla instant pudding
1 cup cold milk
1 9oz container of cool whip
nuts and coconut for garnish

Prepare cake mix according to package directions, using the reserved pineapple juice and water for the liquid called for in the directions.
Split between 2- 8 inch round pans.
Bake at 350° F. for about 30 minutes
Cool in pans, set aside.
In a large bowl blend together cream cheese, pudding mix and milk until smooth. Fold in drained pineapple and spread half of the mixture over top of 1st cake. Place second cake on top of first and spread with remaining filling.
Cover with whipped topping and sprinkle with nuts and coconut.

Now the only difference between the "EASY" way and "MY" way is I make my cake from scratch and my vanilla pudding from scratch!
So if you feel like it here is the recipe for Vanilla Pudding. Just make sure you omit the milk in recipe above if making this from scratch. And here is a Vanilla Cake Recipe.
I've made it both the easy way and the "MY" way and it comes out delicious. My way is just a bit "healthier" LOL.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Cappuccino Smoothie!

I've been making this smoothie for about a week now and am loving it. So I thought I'd pass it along.

Makes One BIG serving!

3/4 cup Vanilla Yogurt
1/4 Milk
Handful of Almonds 1/4 cup?
1 Frozen Banana
1 heaping tsp of instant coffee
4 ice cubes ( I was just fixin to say frozen ice cubes! DUH!)

Place in blender in the order given and blend until smooth. I have a Vita-Mix so it really blends it nicely. If you don't have a super high speed blender you may have some "pieces" left over but I'm sure it will still taste delicious.
Tell me what you think if you try this. I LOVE it! Perfect for these coming summer months!

Friday, May 1, 2009

You got one?

This week I've been making my ol' standby's and haven't really posted many recipes. But I had an idea. Do you have a recipe that you love and don't mind sharing? Send it to me via email. I'll try it and if the family gives it 4 or more thumbs up, I will post it and send you some link love back.
I think that would be fun!
My email is