Monday, April 29, 2013

Chicken Tikka Masala

I got this recipe from  It's yummy!  Next time I will just broil the chicken in the oven.  Make sure you make Naan bread to go with it. 
1 cup yogurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
4 teaspoons salt, or to taste
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut
into bite-size pieces
4 long skewers
1 tablespoon butter
1 clove garlic, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons paprika
3 teaspoons salt, or to taste
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1. In a large bowl, combine yogurt, lemon juice, 2 teaspoons cumin, cinnamon, cayenne, black pepper, ginger, and 4 teaspoons salt. Stir in chicken, cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour.
2. Preheat a grill for high heat.
3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Thread chicken onto skewers, and discard marinade. Grill until juices run clear, about 5 minutes on each side.
4. Melt butter in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic and jalapeno for 1 minute. Season with 2 teaspoons cumin, paprika, and 3 teaspoons salt. Stir in tomato sauce and cream. Simmer on low heat until sauce thickens, about 20 minutes. Add grilled chicken, and simmer for 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter, and garnish with fresh cilantro.

Mint Chocolate Chip Icee

We had a girls night out with the wonderful ladies in my ward.  We learned to make a few yummy dishes and watched Lift of Pi.  This dessert is going to replace ice cream at my house. 

About 2 tbsp maple syrup (adjust to taste)
Handful of spinach
1/2 avocado

Capful of mint flavoring or fresh mint
2 cups of ice

After it's all blended, add a handful of chocolate chips. Blending time depends on the size of chocolate chunks you like.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Ice Cream

I got this recipe from a lady in my ward.   It is good, as in goo-ooood!

Ice Cream
2 c. sugar
2 eggs

Stir good and add:
1 quart half and half
1 quart whipping cream
1 large package instant vanilla pudding (or chocolate if you're making chocolate ice cream)

Stir all together

Add whole milk to the fill line of your ice cream maker and churn away.

For Cookies and Cream - add one pkg Oreos - if you want more chunks of cookies wait til almost the end to add this.

For Chocolate -  make sure to use the chocolate pudding, and add 1 c. Hershey's syrup and 2 large Hershey Bars with almonds chopped (or you can use plain)

For Strawberry Banana Nut - add 1 container of sweetened strawberries thawed, 3 ripe bananas and 1 c. pecans

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Snicker Apple Salad

Have you guys had this yet?  It's a pinterest favorite I believe.  Well - I pretty much love it.  You have to try it!

(tastes like a yummy caramel apple with nuts and chocolate)
recipe from Erica's Bloggity Blog

Cool whip
one package of instant vanilla pudding (small box)
one cup of milk
Snickers (frozen or cold - easier to chop)
green apples (tart, with a little sweet and lots of juicy)

1.Add instant pudding into mixing bowl and pour in 1 Cup cold milk. Mix well and let chill while chopping candy.

2.Chop Snickers bars into bite size pieces (I usually use about 2 bags of mini sickers or more - I like A LOT or about 10-15 king size). I have added Milky way bars and Rolos in with the Snickers before or you can omit the Snickers and just add Rolos and Milky Way bars if there is a peanut allergy.

3.Chop green apples into bite sized pieces (I use about 8-10)

4.Fold in one 8 ounce container of Cool Whip (or more if you think it needs more. I usually buy the 16 ounce container just in case) into the pudding.

5.Combine candy and apples in bowl with pudding mixture.

6. ENJOY!! Be sure and control yourself or you might just eat the whole bowl yourself!