Some new RECIPES thank-you Carly

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos
Jess and Mia thought they were yummy:)

1/3 cup (3 oz.) cream cheese
1/4 cup green salsa
1 Tb fresh lime juice (1/2 lime)
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp granulated garlic
3 Tb chopped cilantro
2 Tb sliced green onions
2 cups shredded chicken
1 cup grated pepperjack cheese
fajita size flour tortillas (or small corn tortillas)
cooking spray
kosher salt

Soften cream cheese in microwave for 20-30 seconds. Stir in green salsa,

lime juice and spices until well mixed then add cilantro and green onions.

Stir in shredded chicken and pepperjack cheese and combine well.

**this can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line cookie sheet with Silpat

(or tin foil, lightly sprayed with cooking oil).

Working with 3-4 tortillas at a time, briefly heat in microwave so they are more malleable and easier to work with. Spoon 2-3 Tb of mixture in a row across the bottom third of tortilla, keeping 1/2 inch away from edge. This makes it possible to roll it up very tightly. Place taquitos seam side down on cookie sheet, making sure they are not touching. Lightly spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with kosher salt. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until crisp and edges start to turn golden brown.

Beef and Broccoli

Cut steak against the grain very thin

Put into a bowl and cover with garlic powder and fill the bowl half way up with soy sauce

Let sit for an hour

Heat oil until very hot

Right before cooking add about a 3 tbs of corn starch or a little more (just until the beef is coated and the juice is mostly sucked up)

Place beef into hot pan turn down heat slightly and let sit

Meanwhile chop broccoli and throw it into a pot of boiling water and cover

Cook only until the broccoli is bright green then drain (this will only take a couple of min)

When beef is almost cooked all the way through with a spatula carefully flip the beef and let it continue cooking on the other side

When it is done remove it and put it on a plate

Throw the broccoli in the pan the beef was in a stir it to coat the broccoli with the beef drippings, this will help the broccoli soften a little more

Add the beef back in and stir carefully

Serve over hot lemon rice

Lemon rice

4 Tbs butter

2 cups basmati rice

2 lemons, with the zest grated

3 cups chicken broth

1 tsp salt

2 tbs fresh lemon juice

ground pepper to taste

melt butter in sauce pan, add the lemon zest and rice. Stir until rice is opaque about 5 min. add broth cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 20 min. when rice is done squeeze juice from lemons over rice and add salt and pepper.

We had this when Scott came to sunday dinner this was his second helping

so I guess it was good. We told him to stop and take a picture before it was gone.

Split Pea Soup- it wasn't yellow it was green split pea and was

very good Mia was turning up her nose then ended up going back 2 times.

I told her looks can be deceiving.

Chop bacon and or ham and cook in pot with a little olive oil

Add 3 cloves garlic chopped

Add 1 medium yellow/white onion chopped and a stalk or two of celery

Cook until fragrent

Add 1 quart chick broth or more…I usually just fill the pot half full and add more if I need to.

Stir in 1 bag of dried split peas

2 carrots shredded or chopped

cook med heat until peas are soft

put ½ of the mixture in the blender and blend until smooth

or use a hand blender right in the pot. add back to pot

cook five more min and serve you can add a dollop of sour cream


One Big Scone

This is a biscuit type scone. It was yummy and made by Yvonne and Aubrey
while they were visiting our house. We made it when Rochelle and family came.

1 3/4c flour
3T sugar
2 1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3c butter (firm)
1 egg beaten
1/2tsp almond extract
1/2c whipping cream
3/4c frozen rasberries
White chocolate chips
(works best with frozen berries over fresh) (Don't over work the dough!)

In a large bowl combine flour, sugar baking powder, & salt. Cut in butter till fine. Make a well in the middle and add remaining ingredients mix together just to moisten. Pat onto a greased cookie sheet into an 8" inch circle.
Bake at 400* for 18-23 min.
Cut into 8 pieces.
Sprinkle with raw sugar.


Eggs for Coloring and more...

Yes this is a double post. It got posted here accidentally when
I was trying to put it on the family blog. But its food so its all
good right:)

Our last week with the kids here we decided we needed to color eggs
while everyone was here even though it was a week before easter.
Austin was back visiting on his way back to Cali for break, the kids
really love playing and chasing him around.
We had one and a half kids per teenager helping with the dyeing.
Hudson was very into it
Its serious stuff you know
The girls always want the pink and purple colors first
Everything's clean must have been before the dye got spilled
We made french toast on easter bread that was colored pink,
purple and yellow Max kept saying eewwww about it.
We also made pizza with eggs dropped on top then baked Its actually
very good. It was Ben's idea and know we always have to make one
like it every time. Jess calls it a breakfast pizza it has white sauce,
pesto, spinach, bacon bits, sundried tomatoes and you crack a couple
of eggs right on top before you bake it. Its Jess's favorite so it
must be good.