Tuesday, December 21, 2010

{Crockpot Chicken Nachos}

My friend Sara gave this to me and my family REALLY likes it.  Your house smells so yummy while it's baking too:)

Crockpot Chicken Nachos -
2-3 large chicken breasts
1 sm bag of frozen corn or canned corn drained
1 can black beans - rinsed
1 16 oz. mild salsa
8 oz. cream cheese
Put chicken in crockpot and add corn, black beans and then pour salsa over top.  Cook on low for 4 hours.  Pull apart chicken with fork then add cream cheese and cook for another half & hour on low.  Mix together and serve on chips, sprinkled with cheese.  Enjoy!!
(Note:  she suggested you add cream cheese 2 hrs. before serving rather then hour before)

~Sugar & Honey Glaze~

I searched the internet and found this delicious glaze for ham.  My mom usually buys one already glazed but didn't for Thanksgiving so we tried this one - we LOVED it!!  We found it over at cooks.com.

Sugar & Honey Glaze -

1 c. packe brown sugar
1/2 c. honey
1/4 c. drippings from ham
1 Tbl. grated orange peel

Bake ham according to directions.  About 45 min. before it's done pour glaze over top, making sure to get down inside the meat.
We actually put an already baked Ham in a crockpot and poured the glaze over top.  We let it cook on low all day.  It was so juicy and I liked the zest from the orange.  Enjoy!!

•Cranberry-Orange Jello Salad•

Gosh it's been forever since I have posted - sorry!!
The holidays crept up and I have been sooo busy.  But I wanted to post some holiday recipes for you all.  This one we had at Thanksgiving and just recently at a family party - it was a hit.  It's a dish we serve at EVERY get together with my family because it's my dads favorite.  Yet we didn't make it with blueberry pie filling like your suppose to.  Me and my mom wanted to make it festive and add cranberry and orange.  We LOVE it!!!!

Cranberry-Orange Jello Salad -
2 c. boiling water
1 lg pkg red Jello - we prefer Raspberry
1 lg can crushed pineapple (use juice)
1 can whole berry cranberry sauce
1/2 c. orange juice
1/2 c. 7-Up
1 orange - for zesting

Dissolve Jello in boiling water then add remaining ingredients.  Zest about 1 Tbl. of the orange and stir all together.  Place in 9x13 pan and refridgerate till jello sets up.  Spread topping on top before serving.  I grated more orange zest on top for color:)  You can also top with chopped nuts.
8 oz. cream cheese
8 oz. sour cream
1/2 c. sugar
Beat together till smooth. 

If you prefer to make the blueberry version just add blueberry pie filling instead of cranberries.  Omit the orange juice and use 1 c. 7Up instead and don't use orange zest.  ENJOY!!