Sunday, February 23, 2014

Artichoke Chicken

INGREDIENTS: 1 (15 ounce) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 3/4 cup mayonnaise 1 pinch garlic pepper 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). 2. In a medium bowl, mix together the artichoke hearts, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, and garlic pepper. Place chicken in a greased baking dish, and cover evenly with artichoke mixture. 3. Bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until chicken is no longer pink in the center and juices run clear.

Monday, February 3, 2014

No Bake Nutella Cheesecakes

INGREDIENTS: For the Crust 12 Oreo Cookies, crushed into crumbs 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted For the Filling 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 2/3 cup Nutella 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 (8 ounce) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed For the Garnish whipped topping, optional chocolate shavings, optional toasted, chopped hazelnuts, optional DIRECTIONS: 1. In a medium bowl, stir together the Oreo cookie crumbs and melted butter. Evenly divide the crumbs between your individual serving dishes and press into the bottoms of the dishes to form a crust layer. 2. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and Nutella until smooth. Add vanilla and mix to combine. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the whipped topping until well blended and no streaks remain. 3. Evenly pipe or spoon the filling into individual serving dishes. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. 4. If desired, garnish with additional whipped topping, chocolate shavings, and/or toasted, chopped hazelnuts. NOTES: - I have not tried this recipe using fresh whipped cream, so I cannot attest to the results. Prop Note The small glass bowls were purchased from Pier 1. Spoons are from Ikea.