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I made this Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken yesterday and you wouldn’t believe how good it was.  Everybody – kids and adults – loved it and Eric even said that it may be his favorite meal that I make.  If you like buffalo wings, you’ll LOVE it.  The best part was that it is amazingly easy to make.  You can even throw the chicken in while it’s still frozen.  I did make a little change.  I only added 4 large chicken breasts instead of the 3 pounds that the recipe calls for.  Even though I cut back on the chicken, I still added the entire bottle of buffalo sauce.  We had enough for dinner last night for the four of us and leftovers tonight.  We put the chicken on rolls with pepper jack cheese.  Yum.


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Because I’m feeling domestic today

Here are the meals that we tend to make over and over again at our house:

1.  BBQ Sandwiches – recipe from my mom

2.  Angel Chicken – recipe from Three More Bites

My mom makes Quick Chicken, which is really similar to this.  But since TMB’s is done in a crock pot, they win.

Quick Chicken

Saute:  1/2 c. onion in butter (low-med. heat)

Add:  2 T. paprika and cook until dry

Add:  2 c. chicken broth

Add:  4 chicken breasts cut in bite size pieces

Simmer until liquid is almost gone.

Add:  16 oz. sour cream

Spoon over rice or egg noodles. 

3.  Baked Chicken with Stuffing – I have no idea where this one came from.


Boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 can cream of chicken soup

8-12 oz. shredded cheddar cheese

1 (8 oz.) package stuffing mix

1/3 c. milk



Butter bottom of 13 x 9 baking dish (I just spray with Pam or some type of cooking spray).  Lay uncooked chicken breasts on bottom of dish.  Mix soup with milk.  Pour over chicken and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.  Make stuffing according to package directions and place on top of cheese. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 55-60 minutes.

4.  Crockpot Lasagna – yet another recipe from TMB. 

5.  Chicken and Rice Casserole – I found this recipe on-line somewhere. 


1 whole chicken, cut up (I usually cut up 3-4 chicken breasts)

1 can of cream of mushroom soup

1 can of cream of chicken soup

1 can of cream of celery soup (If I only use 3 chicken breasts, I usually leave this one out b/c it can get a little soupy)

1 cup of rice (I usually throw in a little more)

1/2 stick of butter, diced


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine rice, butter and 3 soups in a large bowl.  Put them in a large casserole dish or a 9×13 pan.  Put chicken on top.  Spice with salt and pepper as desired.  Bake 35-40 minutes. 

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Happy 4th!

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I saw this idea on J&K+8 last year.  You just bake a yellow cake, top with frosting or Cool Whip (I used the fat free kind) and make the flag design with blueberries and strawberries.

Happy 4th of July!

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I must have been tired when I wrote the Beergarita recipe yesterday b/c it was so not right. I fixed it.


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Beergarita time

In honor of Cinco de Mayo, here’s my friend Tracey’s Beergarita recipe.  I’m not a big tequilla fan but I really like this drink.  They’re potent – or at least they are for me.  I can only have a glass or so and then I’m done.

Pour 1 can of limeade into pitcher.  Fill the empty limeade can w/ tequilla (I add closer to a half of can) and add to pitcher.  Next, add 2 (limade) cans of water. Finally, add 1 can of beer and stir.



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Best BBQ Sandwiches

Here’s my mom’s BBQ sandwich recipe that I was talking about last week.  It is a so-good-you-make-it-for-guests recipe.  It’s nice too b/c it involves a crock pot and minimal ingredients.  And, it’s great warmed up the next day.  I’m not a big fan of leftovers so that says a lot.


-chuck roast



-garlic powder (couple of shakes)


-BBQ sauce (I use KC Masterpiece’s Original)

-hamburger buns


Put roast, salt, pepper, garlic powder in crock pot.  Cover the bottom of crock pot with water.  Cook on medium if all day (which is what I do) or high if for a few hours.


1 hour before eating, shred roast, cut out fat, pour out excess water (you want it to barely cover the bottom of the crock pot) and add BBQ sauce.



Put on hamburger buns and serve.



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Chicken enchiladas

I found this recipe in the Holy Family Cookbook, which the parishioners at my Grandma’s church put together.  Church cookbooks always have the best recipes.  This is my favorite one at the moment. 

I have another really good recipe (my mom’s) for BBQ sandwiches that is yummy.  I’ll try to post that one soon. 

Chicken Enchiladas


Flour Tortillas

4 Chicken Breasts


Cream of Chicken Soup

Cream of Mushroom Soup

4 Oz. Green Chilies, chopped

1 Cup Sour Cream

Colby Cheese


Use a 9X13 pan, greased.

Microwave chicken breasts and cut into strips.  Put chicken on flour tortilla with 1 Tbsp. sauce (I’m a little more generous) and some cheese.  Roll up and put into pan.  Spread remaining sauce over all.  Sprinkle cheese over all.  Cook at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. 



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