I have been cooking up a storm this past month (seriously!) and thought I would share my thoughts with you on the recipes.  I only do easy things…do moms really have another choice?  By the time I get HJ and myself home it is about 5:30, if dinner isn’t down by 6, I will hear about it.

First off…the fail:

                    The webpage for this one is no longer up, but here are the directions:

Hawaiian Crockpot Chicken: 4-6 chicken breasts, Hawaiian style BBQ sauce, and a can of crushed pineapple all throw in for 6 hours on low. Can’t get much easier or delicious than that!

I love pineapple, and thought this sounded great…and easy.  Only, something was off.  HJ looked at it and started playing with cars.  I tried it and decided to make mac and cheese.  I hate throwing out food, but this one went out ASAP.

Luckily, that was the only fail.

I had to make a sweet treat for work, and went with my standard, Better Than Sex Cake.  It is so simple and so frikken good.

The only thing I did different was to use caramel sauce instead of hot fudge.  YUM!

Next up, Christmas morning breakfast.  I had invited my parents and grandparents over to eat, but didn’t want to be stuck in the kitchen.  I pulled out the crockpot and made Crockpot Egg Bake:

It. was. good.  I think it would also be good by throwing in some more veggies.  I also made this for the side:

 I don’t know why, but apparently making bacon in the oven was shocking to the rest of my family, but everyone liked it.

I also tried out a Pizza Casserole.  It was good, but there was soooooo much of it.

I think I will make it again, but the next time, I will split it in half and freeze half while eating the rest.  HJ loved this one.  I will also throw in some more things next time, like an onion or green pepper.

Another one that HJ liked was the Broccoli Chicken Crescent Braid.

Last night was the most recent one we tried, Italian Crockpot Chicken.

It was really good, and super easy.  Will definitely be making this one again.

The most surprising one to me was a recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookies.  I love cookies.  Chocolate chip are one of my favs.  It made me a bit concerned to mess with a classic, but I thought I would give it a shot.

The secret ingredient?  A package of instant vanilla pudding.  I ate a lot of the dough to see if I could taste a difference, and I couldn’t.  Right out of the oven, still not much different than usual.  BUT, after 2 days, the cookies are still moist, fluffy and chewy.  FABULOUS.  SO GOOD.  HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

Anyone else have amazing recipes (that are easy) to share?

3 Thoughts on “Someone’s in the Kitchen

  1. Kristin on January 11, 2012 at 12:35 pm said:

    The recipes sound great! Love the crockpot!…and I will definately have to try the cookies. YUM! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. How was the Italian crockpot chicken? I saw this recipe on pinterest and was gonna try it. I’ll also have to try that pizza casserole it looks so good!! I love easy meals especially ones that make alot so I can freeze. I don’t get home from work till 6 and like to try and have dinner ready by 630 so were not eating too late…ah the life of a single workin mom lol

    • The Italian Crockpot Chicken was good, I would definitely throw in some carrots too though. The pizza casserole was good…but we were eating it for a week, so definitely throw half of it in the freezer before you put it in the oven. All the free time we have as single mom’s allows us time for culinary masterpieces. Ha.

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