Friday, March 20, 2009

Recipe Try Outs!!

So this weeks recipes tryouts comes from Elizabeth's Cooking Experiments and Pioneer Woman. All I have to say is YUM, YUM!!! They were both wonderful.

First there was Spicy Chicken Legs, in my case, Spicy Chicken Quarters. They were on sale, so I went with them instead of just the leg. I figure more for the buck!!

I could not find the hot salt that she suggested to use, so I decided to add some Franks Red Hot sauce. I just gave about 5 big shakes into my butter/lemon mixture. It was the perfect amount of hot for my family. I love that stuff!!! Could eat it right out of the bottle!! This was probably some of the best baked chicken I have ever eaten. I added homemade Mac and Cheese using Velveeta and of course my garlic/butter green beans. This was not a low fat meal by no means, but it sure was good!!! Had lots of leftovers.

Last night I made the Baked Ziti, or again I used Penne Noodles, instead of Ziti. I could not find the Ziti in whole wheat, and I like my pasta with fiber. So Penne it was. I also could not find that special Mascarpone cheese she suggested, so I just used Ricotta. I looked up Mascarpone and it said it was in the same family as Ricotta, so I thought it would work just as good.

This recipe is wonderful. It defiantly became a family "KEEPER" It almost taste like Lasagna, but not quite as rich. I did add some extra cheese, cause my family loves cheese. I served this with Salad and Garlic Bread. Again, lots of left overs for the weekend.

Give these recipes a try. You want be sorry!! Your family will love them!!! Thank you ladies for sharing your yummy, to the tummy, recipes!!! Come back for more Recipe Try Outs!!!


Elizabeth said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog - I'm glad you love my recipes! :)

EclecticGypsy said...

You have some very yummy recipes. I am a horrible cook, so I will be back after the blog party to see if your recipes help to improve my cooking skills. Happy Blog Hopping

Night Owl Mama said...

OMG that back zitti looks amazing...I'm on my way over. I so have to make that. YUM. BLog hopping hope to see you around.

Jennifer said...

I'm already getting hungry looking at this blog! haha, and my goal is to learn how to cook this year so I'm at a good place right now!

By the way I'm stoppin’ by from the UBP ’09 Block party! Nice party goin’ on up in here! Haha, I’m not a mom yet on 5mins4mom but I’m thinking about becoming one soon! I’m having a party at my place too if you get a chance to stop by! I hope I can pick your brain sometime! :)