Sunday, October 9, 2011

The Key to His Heart

I don't know about your Mister, but the key to Mr. Pack's heart is making his absolute favorite foods. I made these two recipes this weekend and I think we had a pretty happy Mr. around the house!

Chicken Crescent Squares
This recipe is super yummy and really easy to make. I received this recipe at one of my bridal showers along with the ingredients to make it. Every time I make it I think of our first apartment and it's teeny tiny little kitchen and it makes me smile.

Mix together:
3 oz Cream Cheese (I use 1/3rd less fat)
2 tbsp. Milk
1/2 tsp. onion powder
3 tbsp. melted butter (I use margarine)
a pinch of salt & pepper

1 12 oz. can Chicken Breast (drained)

2 rolls of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (I use the low fat ones). Press each roll slightly and put 2 tbsp. of chicken filling. Fold over and press corners and sides of crescent to hold in mixture.

At 350 for 15 minutes.

Okay, so I know mine don't look very pretty put I promise they are YUM!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
When fall rolls around I can't help but make these. Normally I use the tried and true
(not to mention EASY) 3 ingredient recipe, but I didn't have a spice cake on hand. I found this recipe online and I think it's a definite keeper--considering they became my dinner replacement last night! HAHA!

1 cup canned pumpkin
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil, and egg. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt. Dissolve the baking soda with the milk and stir in. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix well.

Vanilla, chocolate chips and nuts.

Drop by spoonful on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly brown and firm. I make mine pretty big and baked them for 15 minutes.

They don't come out very orange in color. I'm sure that you could probably add food coloring to the batter to make them more orangey--is that a word? HA!


melissa marie said...
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melissa marie said...

two of my favorite things! Kimball loves "chicken biscuits" (what we call them) too. Our recipe is pretty similar except we dip the biscuit in butter and roll them in crushed croutons before we bake them. Then we serve them with gravy for dinner. yum! and your pumpkin cookie recipe looks delish!

Ben N Nessa said...

YUMMY! The cookies look great! :) Can't wait to try the recipe :)

Crystal said...

I've made these cookies a couple times but mine adds a tsp of pumpkin pie spice too. They are soft and tasty!