Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Chicken Malibu Sandwiches

These are yummy... I never use 4 chicken breasts cause that would be alot of chicken for our small family... I do one big one and cut it into 4. It just gives you basically an idea of how to do it :) I don't use 4 eggs either, just two.

Chicken Malibu Sandwiches

4 chicken breasts
4 egg whites
2 Tbsp. milk
unseasoned bread crumbs
4 slices of ham (if they are small slices, you can use more)
4 slices provolone cheese, halved
equal parts light mayo and mustard
honey (optional, depending on if you like the sauce sweet)
salt and pepper to taste
4 whole wheat hero rolls
4 leaves lettuce

In a shallow dish, whisk together egg whites and milk. Dip each chicken breast in the mixture, then press into the bread crumbs. Heat a little oil in a fry pan and fry each chicken breast just for about 15 seconds on each side. Heat the oven to 375-degrees and cook chicken for about 25-30 minutes (since I don't use whole breasts I start at 15 minutes and then check it so it doesn't dry out from being overcooked) or until cooked through. Remove the chicken from the oven and place one cheese half on each piece, cover with ham, then top with the other cheese half. Place back in the oven for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven. Mix together mayo, mustard, honey and salt and pepper. Slice open each hero roll, I toast them in the oven. Spread a little mixture on one side of the bread. Add chicken and lettuce, tomatoes or whatever sounds yummy! Repeat with each sandwich. Serve immediately.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mini Cinnamon Muffins

Mini Cinnamon Muffins

Beat together:
1/3 cup Butter, melted
1/2 cup Sugar
1 large Egg, beaten

1 1/2 cups Flour
1 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
1/2 cup Milk

For Dunking:
1/4 cup Sugar mixed with
1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
2 Tbsp. Butter, melted

Alternately add flour and milk to egg mixture. Spoon into greased miniature muffin pans – no more than 2/3 full. (These puff up and are hard to remove if too full) Bake at 350˚ for 10-12 minutes. Remove from pans immediately. Dip tops in butter, then sugar with cinnamon. Can be baked in regular tins for 20 minutes.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies With Heath Bits

My friend Stacie is an amazing cook and an avid recipe blog reader like me. We both love Our best bites, so when she told me these cookies were from there I was excited to try them cause I knew they would be good and they ARE!!!

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
(I found this on Our best bites)

2 C plus 2 T flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
12 T butter (1 1/2 sticks) melted and cooled until warm
1 cup brown sugar (light or dark)
1/2 C granulated sugar
1 large egg + 1 egg yolk
2 t vanilla extract
1 1/2 C semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
** She added Heath bits and so did I, it's makes them WAY yummy**

Heat oven to 325 degrees. Adjust oven racks to upper- and lower- middle positions. Mix flour, salt, and baking soda together in medium bowl; set aside.

Either by hand or with electric mixer, mix butter and sugars until thoroughly blended. Mix in egg, yolk, and vanilla. Add dry ingredients; mix until just combined. Stir in chips.

Shape with a standard sized cookie scoop and place on a parchment-lined cookie sheet (or a silpat). Bake until cookies are light golden brown and outer edges start to harden yet centers are still soft and puffy, 10-13 minutes. Cool cookies on cookie sheets. Serve or store in airtight container.