Friday, March 13, 2009

Kraft Kitchens' Fiesta Chicken Enchiladas

1 bottle Kraft Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette dressing
8 small boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup Taco Bell Thick & Chunky Salsa, divided
4 oz. Cream cheese, cubed
1 Tbsp. Chopped cilantro
1 4-oz. can diced green chilies; drained (optional)
1 tsp. Ground cumin
1 cup shredded Cheddar-Jack cheese, divided
8 flour tortillas

Marinate chicken and grill on BBQ or bake in oven. Save 4 breasts for later use. (We usually eat 4 for dinner one night and save the remaining 4 to make this the next night as suggested on the Kraft Kitchens website.) Shred chicken with 2 forks or cut into cubes. Preheat oven to 350. Heat large skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium heat. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir 2 min. Add chicken, ¼ cup salsa, cream cheese, cilantro, chilies and cumin; mix well. Cook until heated through, stirring occasionally. Add ½ cup of the shredded cheese; mix well. Spoon about 1/3 cup of the chicken mixture onto each tortilla; roll up. Place seam side down in a 13x9 baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with remaining ¾ cup salsa and remaining ½ cup shredded cheese. Bake 15-20 minutes or until heated through.

Submitted by Angenette Imbler

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Corn Tortillas, and Navajo Fry Bread

Corn Tortillas- Miko Crippen

4 c Masa Harina
1 c shortening (Lard)
1 ½ tsp. Salt
2 ½ c water/broth

Cream together salt and 2/3 cup shortening. Alternate between adding masa & water, beating all the while. Add remaining 1/3 c shortening, melted. For tamales: put the mix on the corn husks and add the beans. Can use for enchiladas also.

Navajo Fry Bread - Miko Crippen

4 c flour
1 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Baking Powder
½ c milk
½ c water

Mix, stretch and fry.

These recipes are compliments of Denice Bench's sister-in-law

Homemade Noodles

Homemade noodles - Natalie Reading

4 eggs
pinch of salt

Beat eggs until fluffy. Add salt. Gradually add flour. Mix with electric beater until stiff. On floured board, knead until smooth. Roll out ¼ " thick, slice in strips. Boil water and slowly add noodles. Stir so that they do not stick together. If you want to use them for soup or chicken broccoli casserole let them set until they are dry before cooking.
Homemade Noodle casserole - Natalie Reading

1 can cream of chicken or mushroom soup
¼ c margarine or butter
1 package frozen peas
salt and pepper

Prepare noodles & cook them. Drain noodles when tender. Add cream of chicken soup, butter, frozen peas, salt & pepper to taste. Warm slowly stirring constantly so that it does not scorch. Add milk to desired consistency

These recipes are compliments of one of Denice Bench's best friends.
French Bread - Karen Ricks

2 T dry yeast (6 T)
2½ c hot water (7½)
3 T sugar (½ c + 1/8 c)
1 T salt (3 T)
5 T shortening or ¼ c oil (3/4 c)
6 c unsifted flour (18 c)

In a large bowl , dissolve hot water, and yeast until yeast bubbles. Add in sugar, salt, oil. Stir in ½ of flour. Beat. Add flour. Let it Rest 10 min. Leave spoon in batter. Rise 5 on cookie sheet. Let double. Bake 350*F 35 min.

Pizza Crust - Karen Ricks

1 pkg. yeast
1 c water
1 tsp. salt
2 c flour
2 T oil

Combine yeast & water together first. Add to flour, salt & oil combination. Roll out on pizza pan, add your cheeses, etc. and bake 450* F 20 min.

Quick Dinner Rolls – Karen Ricks

2 c warm water
2 T yeast
2 tsp sugar
6 T oil
1 tsp. Salt
2/3 c sugar
5 c flour

In a small bowl combine water, sugar, & yeast. As soon as yeast bubbles, add oil, salt, & sugar. Add 2 cups of flour. Beat. Slowly add remaining flour. Knead, roll into a pizza shape. Cut like a pizza slice. Shape into crescent rolls. (Pick up the “crust” corners and flip the tip around crust)

Blueberry Muffins - Karen Ricks

½ c butter (room temp)
1 c sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. baking powder
dash of salt
2½ c blueberries
2 c flour
½ c milk
Optional: 1 T sugar
¼ tsp. nutmeg

Cream butter & sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, beat well. Add vanilla, baking powder, salt & ½ c mashed blueberries. Fold in ½ of flour & milk. Repeat w/other half. Fold in the rest of the blueberries. Stir together. Bake at 375* for 25-30 min. If the blue berries are expensive, you can use ½ c of blueberries & sprinkle after baked w/the sugar & nutmeg mix.

These recipes are compliments of Denice Bench's sister Karen.

Homemade Tortillas – Miko Crippen

Homemade Tortillas - Miko Crippen

½ cup butter
3 cup whole wheat flour or white flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 cup water

Combine dry ingredients. Melt butter, and mix into dry ingredients. Add water so you can knead it. Make 2” balls and roll out into flat disks. In an ungreased frying pan cook on both sides. You can put hashbrowns and cheese in them as a breakfast meal or whatever you want.

Chicken Enchilada’s – Miko Crippen

1 can Green Chile Verde
1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
1 (10 oz can)Chicken
Sour cream

Make homemade tortillas. Mix Chile’s, soup and chicken together and either layer or roll into each tortilla. Top with cheese. Bake 350*F 30 min. Serve with a dollop of sour cream.

These recipes are compliments of Denice Bench's sister-in-law