Sunday, June 30, 2013

Family Cookbook

Cooking is not my forte.  It has been a long road from the first piece of soggy toast I made Kellan, to making my first pot roast with all the fixings in the crock pot.  I heard of this idea from a friend and loved it.  I thought it was really sweet and would have loved this myself.  She said for her wedding her mom gave her a cookbook of all their favorite family recipes.  I thought to myself, "how great would it be to have recipes ready to go that we know are tried and true and from our family?"

So cut to me trying to figure out how to cook and writing down my successes as a wife and kicking my failures under the fridge.  Each recipe I try if Kellan and I like it we put it in the cookbook, if it is a wash we forget it ever happened.  That's fair right?  When my daughter (or if I only have sons, daughter-in-love) gets married she will get a cookbook full of recipes from our family.  That way when she goes through this same process of trying this cooking nonsense, she can have family recipes that are delicious   I am also including tips and tricks I figure out myself along the way.  Here is cookbook #1 being worked on:

Hopefully by the time all this happens I'll have cookbooks full that they can begin to use in their new lives together.  I know this may be a tad bit early to be thinking about this, but I'd rather work on this as I go versus being 50 and trying to remember how I made everything.

With Love,

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Hawaiian Chicken

I have to share this recipe I found!  It was a big hit with my husband! 

  • 2-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • One bottle of BBQ sauce-I used honey flavored
  • One can of crushed pineapple
  • Soy sauce
  1. Spray the Crock Pot with nonstick spray and place the desired amount of frozen chicken inside.
  2. In a bowl mix the entire bottle of BBQ sauce, crushed pineapple, and a dash of soy sauce
  3. Pour over chicken
  4. Cook on LOW for 6 1/2 hours and enjoy!
I served mine with carrots, but you could also use rice.  Hope you enjoy this recipe!  I will definitely be making this during the school year since it was so simple and yummy!

With Love,

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Crab Fettuccine Alfredo

This recipe I learned from my mother-in-love, and has been a family favorite for awhile now!  It is super simple and very yummy!  To make this recipe you will need:

  • 1 package of fettuccine
  • 1 package of imitation crab
  • 1 cup of Parmesan cheese 
  • 1 jar of Alfredo sauce

  1. Cook the fettuccine according to the package instructions
  2. While that is cooking put the whole jar of Alfredo in a sauce pan and turn on low heat until warm
  3. When Alfredo sauce is warm tear apart the imitation crab into bite size chunks and add to sauce (use as much crab as you want, we usually use the whole package)
  4. Pour one cup of Parmesan cheese into the crab and Alfredo sauce mixture, heat until melted
  5. Drain fettuccine
  6. When Parmesan is melted add sauce mixture in with the fettuccine until all of the pasta is thoroughly coated with the sauce mixture.
  7. Serve and enjoy!
This meal is great with garlic bread and a fresh salad!

With Love,