"Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life - well, valuable, but small - and sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it, or because I haven't been brave?" - Kathleen Kelly (You've Got Mail)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

BBQ Chicken and Bacon Pizza

1 chicken breast, boiled and shredded
6-8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 onion, thinly sliced and sauteed
1 pizza crust (homemade or store bought)
3/4 cup bbq sauce
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
2 c. cheddar or colby jack cheese

Preheat oven to 400 and grease a pizza pan or cookie sheet. Spread dough onto pan and spread evenly with bbq sauce. Sprinkle on garlic powder followed by chicken, bacon, onions and then cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes in preheated oven.

Notes: Since boiling and shredding chicken can take a while I start with that first. While its boiling I fry the bacon followed by the onions. Just leave a little bacon grease in the pan and throw the onions it. I like to sprinkle a little sugar on them while they're sauteeing...makes them a little sweet and carmelized :)

Monday, December 7, 2009

Puppy Chow/Muddy Buddies

1 14 oz. box rice or corn Chex
1 12 oz. bag semi sweet chocolate chips
1 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. (1 stick) butter
1 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 c. powdered sugar

Pour Chex into a large bowl and set aside. In a microwave safe bowl, microwave chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter 1 minute at a time until melted and smooth, stirring in between minutes. Stir in vanilla. Pour chocolate mixture over the Chex and stir until well coated. Pour into a clean plastic bag, add powdered sugar, close the bag tightly and shake until all the Chex are coated in powdered sugar. Spread out on waxed or parchment paper to cool about 20-30 minutes.

Notes: This is my own version of this recipe. I make it several times during the holiday season and it gets eaten up super fast. This stuff is delicious!