Four Foods on Friday #20

Can you believe that tomorrow is Friday already? So here’s my installment of Four Foods on Friday:

#1. What type of m&m is your favorite? Just the plain chocolate ones.
#2. Peanut butter. Smooth, chunky, creamy. How do you like it? In a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. :)
#3. Do you usually drink out of glass, acrylic, Tupperware type or paper cups? Glass.
#4. Share a chicken recipe.

Bruschetta Chicken Bake

1 can diced tomatoes undrained (I personally buy the ones with lots of spices added, but you don’t have to do that)
1 pkg Stove Top Stuffing Mix for Chicken
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into bite sized pieces
1 tsp dried basil leaves
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat over to 400 degrees F. Pour tomatoes with their liquid into a bowl. Add stuffing mix, 1/2 cup hot water and the garlic; stir until stuffing mix is moistened. Set aside. Put chicken into 13×9 baking dish; sprinkle with basil and cheese, and top with the stuffing mixture. Bake for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Four Foods on Friday #19

This meme takes place over at Fun, Crafts, and Recipes if you’d like to join and answer the following questions:

#1. Do you ever use scissors to cut any foods? Which? Raw or cooked? No

#2. Popcorn. Homemade, microwave, bagged, hot, cold. How do you like it? I love popcorn, so I’ll eat it any way I can get it. My favorite has to be caramel corn though. I mostly make microwave popcorn at my house though.

#3. Sushi. Love it or hate it? Hate it. Yuck. Several years ago, my hubby got food poisoning and ended up in the hospital for a week, so we eat nothing that is not cooked fully now.

#4. Share a dessert recipe.

Easter Bonnet Cookies

Ingredients:

1 package (18 oz) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 box (16 oz) confectioners’ sugar, sifted
6 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons meringue powder
Food coloring
12 large marshmallows
Pastel flower shaped candy decors

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare 24 round cookies according to the package directions. Place cookies on baking sheets. Bake cookies until golden brown (8 – 10 minutes). Cool on wire racks placed over waxed paper.

-In a medium bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar, water, and meringue powder. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Divide glaze among several small bowls; tint with food coloring.

-Cut marshmallows in half horizontally. Place a marshmallow half cut side down in the center of each cookie. Spoon glaze over each cookie coating the marshmallow and cookie evenly. Let dry.

Once dry, you can decorate the hats. The recipe I had for this had my making icing which I am just not good enough to do. I cheated and bought gel icing to decorate. DO NOT DO THIS. The gel never dries. The next time I will buy the regular icing to decorate with. With these hats, you can be as creative as you want. For St. Patrick’s Day, you can use the whole marshmallow and green glaze to make top hat cookies or use whole marshmallows and chocolate glaze to make pilgrims hats for Thanksgiving!

Here’s what they look like:

Four Foods on Friday #18

This is a meme that I had been putting on My Thoughts, Ideas, and Ramblings. However, since this is a cooking blog, I thought it may go better here. That being said, here we go:

#1. Steak. Plain, steak sauce, hot sauce, ketchup or something else? Ketchup.
#2. Water. Flavored, plain, carbonated. How do you like it? Does with Crystal Light count as water?
#3. What’s your favorite kind of waffle? Belgium. Yummy.
#4. If you could have any one new small appliance for your kitchen what would it be and why? I would have to say blender, since I don’t own one.

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