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Friday, October 3, 2014

Oh hey, Friday! Recent Recipes!

Oh Hey! Friday! Wahoo! We are so glad too! This week has been super crazy at our house! I've hardly been home because this baby is in high demand! So this weekend is going to be a lot about relaxing!

Tonight is Joyce's Mom's birthday and we are going out to dinner to celebrate.  I'm making her birthday cake...more on that in a few

Tomorrow: My other best friend, Sarah, is coming into town and we are having lunch with our Moms.  We grew up a few doors down from each other, and it has been a long time (aside from our weddings) that we have had a mother/daughter outing, so this should be fun!
Also My mom and I are doing a little craft store shopping for some various things we want to make for Hallie!

Sunday- Family/Church day and possibly a much needed date night for this Mommy and Daddy!e This will actually be our first one since Hallie was born, so yay!

Anyway on to the Oh hey, Friday business! I thought I would share some of the recipes I have made recently that actually turned out pretty yummy, so here we go!

1.) Spinach Balls-
These are a family favorite! I made them last weekend for a Christopher's brother's birthday dinner!
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1 pack frozen spinach
1 stove top stuffing package
1 finely chopped large yellow onion
6 beaten eggs
1/2 cup melted butter
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp black pepper

Dump all ingredients in a stand mixer and mix well.  Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.  Form balls from mixture (about Half Dollar size) and place on cookie sheet spaced about an inch apart,

Cook at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until slightly browned

2.)  Chicken Schnitzel (AKA my husbands favorite recipe ever)
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8-10 boneless skinless chicken tenders
dash of salt
dash of pepper
dash of cayenne
3/4 cup of flour
2 beaten eggs
1 1/2 cups of seasoned breadcrumbs
1 lemon wedged
vegetable oil

Prepare 3 separate bowls: 1 with flour, 1 with eggs with dash of cayenne, 1 with breadcrumbs, salt and pepper.  Heat skillet with vegetable oil over medium heat.  Coat each  tender with flour first, then egg, then breadcrumb mix.  Cook on skillet 4 minutes on each side or until fully cooked through.  Place on a plate with paper towels to soak up grease.  Sprinkle parsley and squirt lemon wedges over all tenders.

3.) Baked Tortellini Alfredo
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20 oz cheese filled tortellini
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8 oz shredded mozzarella

Cook pasta according to package and drain. Coat bottom of a casserole dish with some of Alfredo sauce and dump pasta into dish.  Mix with the remaining sauce and half of cheese. Sprinkle remaining cheese over top of pasta and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes

4.) Havarti Spinach Mac and Cheese

1 box of rotini pasta or desired pasta
2 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp flour
2 cups milk
2 1/2 cups of shredded Havarti cheese
1 cup of cooked spinach chopped
1 Tbsp Garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste

In a large sauce pan melt butter over medium heat
mix in flour and mix constantly until brown rue is formed
Add milk, whisking well until all lumps are beaten out.
When sauce is thickened (about 8 minutes) add cheese and spices and lower heat.  Mix in spinach and stir occasionally while cooking pasta according to package so the sauce does not burn.
Drain pasta and add sauce.  Viola! Delish!

5.) Super simple chocolatey goodness cake-
(I am making this today, but I have made it SOO many times and every time people are begging for the recipe...I am usually embarrassed to give it to them because it is so easy!

ANY chocolate cake mix. I like Devils Food or Triple Chocolate, but any brand/kind will do!
1 bag of milk chocolate chips
1 cup sour cream
1 3.5 oz chocolate pudding mix
(all ingredients such as eggs/oil on cake box recipe)
1 large whipped chocolate frosting

Start preparing cake according to directions on box in mixer
add sour cream, 1 cup chocolate chips and pudding mix to cake mix and beat well

Bake in 2 9 inch greased cake pans according to cake mix directions
Let cool completely.
Place one cooled cake on cake stand and spread chocolate frosting over the top of the cake to form a filling. Place 2nd cake on top and finish frosting cake.  Decorate with remaining chocolate chips.

Hope everyone enjoys these recipes and please share your favorite recipes with me!
<3 Kelly
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  1. Oh my gosh; looks amazing! Thank you for sharing :)

    1. Absolutely! Thanks for always stopping by! :)

  2. Since I've been craving pasta recently the Baked Tortellini Alfredo is right up my alley!! Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. I am definitely gonna need to try out the tortellini also! Happy Friday! :)

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    1. And seriously the easiest thing ever!

  5. You made spinach balls and didn't share with your Mom? LOL! Just kidding! Love all the recipes.

  6. That cake looks to die for... I'm such a chocolate girl!!

    1. Oh its good! Try it, and everyone will think it is some fancy cake! lol!

  7. That chocolate cake looks so good! I might have to make that soon!

    1. You totally should! Everyone will think you slaved over it too!

  8. I made the chicken schnitzel for the hubby last night and it was a hit! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Oh good! I am so glad y'all enjoyed it


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