Pepperoni Bread

Growing up we would have pepperoni bread all of the time.  When I would play volleyball on the weekend, my mother would buy a loaf so I could eat it between games.  For my bridal shower I received this recipe and I make it all of the time.  Best part?  You can put as much pepperoni and cheese as you want, yum!
Pepperoni Bread

The hardest part about making the bread is rolling the dough out.  Think about it, if thats the worst part it has got to be quite easy!  Once you get the dough rolled out, your just layer the pepperoni and then cheese. After rolling it up, you bake it. So easy!

Pepperoni Bread
Doesn’t that look delicious?  It only takes 3 ingredients too!

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Pepperoni Bread
See the recipe below for details.
Pepperoni Bread

I hope you enjoy! What is one of your recipes from childhood that you have fond memories of?


Pepperoni Bread

Pepperoni Bread
Recipe by Levicky Landing

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • Rhodes Frozen Pizza Dough
  • 1 lb Pepperoni
  • 2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Parsley
  • Garlic
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Clean and then lightly flower counter tops
  3. Roll pizza dough into a rectangle shape
  4. Layer pepperoni over dough
  5. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over pepperoni
  6. Roll up dough so you have a long roll.  The end of the bread should end up on the bottom of the roll so you have a smooth top.
  7. Spread oil over the top of roll and sprinkle garlic and parsley over top.
  8. Place on cookie sheet and then bake for 30 mins or until golden brown.
  1. Slice, serve and enjoy!

Happy Cooking,


Crock Pot Chicken Burritos

Using the Crock Pot is my new favorite kitchen appliance.  Until I borrowed my Mother’s Crock Pot, I couldn’t make anything in it without burning dinner.  Eric actually banned me from ever using it.  And then I used hers and my entire world changed.  This is by far my favorite recipe, I have to resist from making it every week!
Chicken Tacos

These burritos are incredibly easy to make, it takes 5 mins to dump everything in before work and then its ready when you get home 8 hours later.  What is even better is that even though you have to shred it, if you just stir the crock pot, it all falls apart!  To me, this is like eating out.  I think I might spend more time cleaning the crock pot than I do getting dinner together!

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Doesn’t that look delicious?  It only takes 3 ingredients too!

Chicken Burritos 

See the recipe below for details.  
Chicken Burrito

I hope you enjoy!


Crock Pot Chicken Burritos

Chicken Burrito
Recipe by Levicky Landing

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 8 hours
Total time: 8 hours 5 mins
Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken Breasts
  • Taco seasoning
  • Salsa
  • Tortilla Shells
  • Toppings of your choice: Sour Cream, Lettuce, Mexican Cheese
Directions
  1. Place chicken on the bottom of the crock pot
  2. Cover chicken with taco seasoning
  3. Pour salsa to cover everything
  4. Cook in crock pot for 8 hours
  5. Shred chicken, you should be able to just stir and it will shred and mix itself
  6. Make burrito out of crock pot contents and toppings

Happy Cooking,


Taco Pie

This recipe is something I got from my mother in law.  When Eric and I got married, he missed his mom’s cooking and I don’t blame him because I missed my mother’s cooking.  This was one of his favorite recipes that she made.  I will be honest, I wasn’t a huge fan as a picky eater but it has grown on me and it is a nice change from the normal chicken, rice and vegetables that I usually make.
Taco

Its nice to have tacos without having them in a tortilla sometimes too.  This is a great alternative to the normal taco recipe!  I believe this recipe is really old that she has had for awhile.  But to be honest I lost the recipe myself.  Yes, I have made it that many times that I have it memorized!  I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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Pie
See the receipe below for details.  
Pie

I hope you enjoy!


Taco Pie

Pie
Recipe by Levicky Landing

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Yield: 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • Pillsbury crescent rolls
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • Taco seasoning
  • Fritos
  • 4 oz sour cream
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Taco sauce
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Brown ground beef
  3. Follow taco seasoning directions to flavor beef
  4. Spread crescent rolls over the bottom of a pie pan to create a pie crust.
  5. Crush 1 cup of fritos and then layer on the bottom of the pie
  6. Spread ground beef
  7. Spread sour cream
  8. Sprinkle cheese to cover the sour cream
  9. Crush 1 cup of fritos and then spread

Happy Cooking,


Sweet and Sour Chicken

Hey Everyone!  It’s spring break!  Yay!!!!
Do you know what that means for you?  I get to do fun bloggy stuffy this week!  That means I get to do things to post on this blog!  Today, I want to share what I made for dinner for the family on Saturday.  
Chinese Food

Yes, it was so much better than Chinese food!  I invited Eric over, like I always do when I cook and everyone raved about it!  Usually when I cook and everyone says its good I think they are just saying it because they didn’t have to cook and they want to encourage me to keep cooking (how many of you do that?…I know I do sometimes!).  But Eric has brought it up again saying how good it was and that he wants me to cook it again.  This is definitely going to be cooked again.  They ate everything!

Okay so do you want to know why this is so good?  It is because it is actual chicken.  Okay you are probably thinking “Alyssa you are crazy, sweet and sour chicken is made out of chicken, duh”.  But really its not the same, it seems healthier or at least less fake.

Warning: This takes approximately 1 hour and 45 mins to make so make sure you leave enough time to prepare.

I got this recipe from Joyously Domestic if you would like to check out her blog post.

I am going to say that this makes 5 normal size portions but if you have any boys or people that eat a lot, make more!  Eric begged me to make a whole extra portion for him.

Ingredients

Chicken

  • 5 boneless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup canola oil

Sweet and Sour Sauce

I made two batches of this, one for the chicken and one for custard bowls for during the meal.  Almost everyone ate their entire portion at the table so both were gone!  The second portion I made while the chicken was cooking and warmed it up before serving so I will leave this part as one portion in case you do the same.
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup (I know, ketchup…go figure!)
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Couple of shakes of garlic powder (I was too lazy to measure this out)

Preparing

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees

Chicken

Cut the chicken into cubes and shake salt and peper on them to taste.
Put the cornstarch and chicken into a gallon size ziploc bag and shake to coat the chicken.  
Put the chicken in a bowl and then coat with the eggs.
Now this is my least favorite part because it makes me cringe doing this so I don’t have any pictures.  But, pour your oil into your frying pan and brown the chicken.  I did mine in two batches.

Sweet and Sour Sauce

I started this while the chicken was browning because it took me awhile but it is fine to start after.
Whisk all of the sauce ingredients together in a bowl.

Combine

Put the chicken into a 9×13 baking dish and then pour sauce over.  Mix.
Bake the chicken for 45 mins at 325 degrees while stirring every 15 mins.  Increase the temperature to 350 degrees and cook for another 15 mins.  My family was too impatient so we didn’t do this last step and it turned out fine, but cook for another 15 mins stirring every 5 mins.

**Note:  I haven’t tried this but I found another recipe that bakes at 350 for 15 mins, stir and then cook for another 15 mins stirring every 5 mins.  Let me know if you try it an it works

You are all done!  I was barely able to take a picture of my food because my dad need me to get something, but there weren’t any leftovers so I couldn’t snap a picture of the leftovers!  But here is my blurry picture of this delicious dinner!
I’m a picky eater and don’t like things touching! Sorry for the blurry picture!

What is your favorite kind of Chinese food that you wish you could make at home?  This is mine and now I know how to make it!!

Enjoy,