Monday, June 30, 2008

Tuna Risotto

1 1/2 c. rice
2 3/4 c. water
olive oil
1/2 onion, diced small
1 c. milk
1 c. grated mozzarella cheese
1 can tuna, drained

Cook 1 1/2 cups of rice in 2 3/4 cups of boiling water.  When first adding the rice to the water, also add 1 Tbsp. olive oil, salt, pepper, and oregano to taste.  Cook 15-20, until rice is done.

In a pot, saute the onion in 1 Tbsp. olive oil, with salt, pepper, and oregano (again).  When the onions are getting soft, add 1/2 c. milk and the cheese.  When the cheese is melted, add the tuna, breaking it into small pieces.  Add another 1/2 c. of milk to make it more like a sauce.  Cook on low for a few minutes, until it is all mixed well.

Serve over the cooked rice.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Pinwheel Cookies

These are not as hard as they look and they are really cute and yummy. If I can make them, anyone can. Mine aren't as pretty as the 1st picture, but mine did turn out somewhat like it.

3/4 cup butter, softened
3 ounces cream cheese
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
assorted colors of paste food coloring
24 lollipop sticks


  • In a bowl cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until smooth.
  • In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Stir till soft dough forms. Divide dough into fourths. Tint each with a different food color. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Working with half of each color, shape dough into 3/4 inch balls and for each cookie place 1 pink, 1 green, 1 blue and 1 orange ball together to make 1 large ball. Shape into a 12 inch long roll (like a snake), starting at one end, coil roll to make a 2 3/4 inch round cookie. Place cookies 3 inches apart on lightly greased baking sheet. Carefully insert lollipop sticks into bottoms of cookies.
  • Bake cookies for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool and store in an airtight container

Chicken Ring

This is my sister-in-laws kids favorite Recipe (as long as you make it right). That's why I had to add pictures, because otherwise I had no clue how to make it into a ring. It's really yummy and fast to do.

¾ c diced chicken
1 c. cheese (Colby or Jack)
1 can cream of chicken
½ c. broccoli
½ c. red pepper
2 Tbsp chopped onion
2 pkg crescent rolls

Layout crescent rolls in a circle, overlapping each other so it looks like a sun. Mix all ingredients together and spread on top of dough. Pull triangle over and tuck under. Bake 375 for 20-25 minutes.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Update on Blog

  • Hopefully I have added some ease to finding the recipe you are looking for!!
  • I went through and added each recipe "author's" name to the label of each recipe.
  • If you look on the right you will see people's names mixed in with the recipe categories. I did this so it's easier to find a recipe that you know is from a specific person but without having to go through, for example, the entire "main dish" category.

  • Let me know if there are any errors please!!!
  • Also, please remember to add your name now too in addition to the recipe category when posting. Thanks!!!