Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas

This smells amazing!!! It was super easy and 20 minutes if not less prep time... Its nice to have steak every once in awhile. By now you should know I do not make special trips to the city for things, thats why this recipe is nice because its basic stuff that is always in our house. I was lucky to have steak in the fridge waiting to be used.

Slow Cooker Steak Fajitas
1 beef flank steak (1 pound)
1 medium onion (cut into strips)
1/2 cup medium salsa
2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
2 cloves garlic. minced
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 small green bell pepper, (cut into strips)
1 small red bell pepper, (cut into strips)
Flour tortillas, warm

1. Cut steak lengthwise into strips and cut up onion
2. Combine 1/2 cup salsa, lime juice, cilantro, garlic, chili powder, cumin, and salt in crockpot. Add steak and onion to crockpot and stir well.
3. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours
4. Add bell peppers. Cover and cook on low 1 more hour
5. Serve with tortillas and additional salsa...

(pictures to come)


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Creamy Italian Chicken

I love to try new recipes that one reason why I am doing this wednesday cooking/crockpot... I love the fact that those that read my blog are getting into the spirit and are even sending me recipes to try. Thank you!!! I am willing to try anything so feel free to send me a recipe I will try it and post it on my blog. This week my friend sent me this so I thought I would give it a shot.. If your into trying new stuff, try this one its amazing and so easy!


- 4-5 Frozen Chicken Breasts (frozen)
- 2 Cans Cream of Chicken Soup
- 1 pkg. Dry Italian Dressing
- 8 oz. Cream Cheese

Place frozen chicken in crock-pot, mix other ingredients in mixing bowl, and pour over chicken. Cook on low for 6 hrs or high for 4-5 hrs. Serve with rice.

Oh my goodness this was amazing!!! I added a little bit of water to each can to get that little bit of extra cream of chicken out of the can. Also make sure your cream cheese is room temp I didn't wait because I was in a rush and it was a little lumpy (but still amazing) My friend found the dry italian dressing by the other dressings so keep an eye out because I didn't see it last time I was there.

(Pictures coming)

A huge thank you for sending me this!!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Chicken Cordon Blue/Mash Potatoes Crockpot

I was excited to try something new and fun this week. I looked in a cook book and found chicken cordon blue that you put in the crockpot. I was so excited. I also decided that I wanted to make potatoes but just be done cook while I was in the kitchen and kids were napping, so I decided to do potatoes. I didn't want to make gravy because the point of crockpotting is to get it done and not worry about dinner the rest of the day so I picked a good seasoned recipe that didn't need gravy. The nice thing about this was its basic things you have in the house. I love to make things that I don't have to make a special run to the store. The time to prepare was about 25 minutes for both dishes.

Chicken Cordon Blue Crockpot

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
6 slices Swiss Cheese (I used pepper jack because thats all I had)
6 slices of ham
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup water
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 chicken bouillon cube
What you need:
Step 1: Pound chicken until flat; place ham and cheese on each piece. Roll up chicken and secure with a toothpick.
Step 2: Combine flour and seasonings. Use this mixture to coat the chicken.

Step 3: In skillet, brown chicken in oil. Then place in crockpot
Step 4: Combine water and bouillon until dissolved then mix in with cream of chicken soup. Pour mixture over chicken
Step 5: Cook on LOW for 4-5 hours or HIGH 3-4 hours.

What I thought about it AMAZING! I really enjoyed it... The sauce was really good and we used it to flavor our potatoes a little. The potatoes really didn't need it but it gave it that extra zip...
Yes we will make it again for sure. The only thing I think I will do next time is double the cheese. I didn't taste the cheese to much and didn't get the cheese coming out like normally on chicken cordon blues.

Crockpot Mash-Potatoes with Cream Cheese

3-4 potatoes (mine were huge)
1/2 cube cream cheese
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 chicken bouillon
1/4 water (use the boiling water)
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tablespoon parsley

Step 1: Boil potatoes as normal until fork friendly :) (you have to use a stove for the first part)
Drain and place back in pot.
Step 2: Add the cream cheese, sour cream, salt, watered bouillon and seasonings. Mash everything up.
Step 3: Place in crockpot and Cook on HIGH for 2hrs or LOW for 4hrs.

Yummy it was really good and creamy. I love creamy mash potatoes. I felt like it needed a little more salt, I will put in seasoning salt next time... I think red potatoes would be divine :)

Thanks to Stembridge family cook book
Also a big Thank you to

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cornflake Ranch Chicken

I am slacking and did not do a Crockpot this Wednesday... But I am bringing you a new recipe for the week. It Cornflake Ranch Chicken and it got a thumbs up at dinner tonight...

Cornflake Ranch Chicken
3/4 cup crushed cornflakes
3/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
6-8 boneless chicken breasts
1/2 cup butter, melted

1. Combine the corn flakes, Parmesan cheese and salad dressing and mix together
2. Dip chicken in butter the roll and cover cornflake mixture. Coat it well.
3. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 40 minutes then broil on LOW for a few minutes for nice crispy coating on top.
In the picture you can see two pieces of chicken and they both look different I tried something else. I put in 1/4 cup of cornflakes and didn't smash them as much. I patted it on the chicken so I could get more mixture on. This way there was more crunch. My husband liked it better then the original one.
Also I turned the chicken half way through cooking, don't because it takes away the coating...

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Its that time again, yep your right Crock pot Wednesday!
I decided to make this yummy dish, try it out and let me know what you think
Crockpot Chicken Enchilada Casserole

-Chicken (cut up)
-28 oz can of enchilada sauce (I used Green Chile Sauce, but you can use the red sauce)
-2 cans of black beans (drained and rinsed)
-1 can olives
-Corn tortillas
-shredded cheddar cheese

Here are the steps for you
1. Combine chicken with the enchilada sauce
2. Layer ingredients in crock pot in this order
Chicken & Sauce
Black Beans
3. Repeat untill everything is used up...
Here is what it looked like when I was done layering..
4. Cook for 4 to 6 hours on LOW
5. Serve with Sour Cream and Green Peppers
Here is the finished product it may not look pretty but it was sure yummy!!!

Yes I will make it again and I can't wait to try out Hamburger and Red Sauce next time :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Scalloped Potatoes & Ham

Hello taste of Henefer readers. I do a crock-pot wednesday on my private blog and thought why not share the love, so I will be posting it on this blog as well...

The prep time was 15 minutes and easy to put together. Also its nice because its stuff that you have around the house so you don't have to go out and buy the stuff.

Scalloped Potatoes & Ham
6 large russet potatoes (sliced)
1 ham steak
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) cream of mushroom soup
1 soup can of water
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
pepper and salt or grill seasoning to taste

1. Layer potatoes and ham in crock-pot
2. Combine soup, water, cheese and seasoning in bowl. Mix and pour over potatoes and ham
3. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours until potatoes are fork tender. Turn crock-pot to LOW and cont. cooking for 1 hour.
4. Serve and don't forget your veggie :)

What You Need:
Final Product

Yes I will make it again. but I will half-it because it made way more then our little family could eat. I also think that I will add some broth or milk to make it a little more moist.
*On a note don't stir! (my husband thought it need some stirring while I was out (thank you for being helpful, I love you) but it made it a little mashy.

Country Peaches

I thought I would double up the crock-pot love this Wednesday so I made a dessert with dinner

Country Peaches
1 can (29 oz) Sliced Peached
2/3 cup Old-Fashioned Oatmeal (not instant)
1 cup Bisquick
1/2 tea Cinnamon
1/2 cup Brown Sugar, firmly packed

1. Pour peaches into greased slow cooker. (Drain juice in mixing bowl)
2. Mix oatmeal, Bisquick, and peach juice together in large mixing bowl and spoon over peaches.
3. Sprinkle cinnamon and brown sugar mixer over top.
4. Cover and cook on low heat for 3 hours.
Serve Warm with a scoop of ice cream or a nice glass of milk.

Yes I will make it again, but there are so many different desserts to try :)