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Ranch and Salsa Wraps

This wrap is perfect as a light lunch, appetizer, or a crowd-pleasing party food. With the big game coming up this Sunday, you will need something to take with you to the party you’re attending.  This wrap is packed full of flavor from everyone’s favorite ranch seasoning, healthy green peppers, and your choice of salsa.  With that much flavor going on, you can’t go wrong.  I used leftover rotisserie chicken in my wraps, which made my prep work very easy.  So let’s mix up the filling, get out the tortillas and start wrapping.

In a bowl mix 1 cup of shredded cooked chicken (if you just cooked the chicken you want to let it cool before putting it in this wrap or use leftover chicken or canned chicken), 1/2 cup of sour cream, 1/2 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup of salsa, 1 chopped green pepper, and 1 (1 oz.) package of dry ranch seasoning.

 

Fill tortillas with a 1/4 of the mixture and then roll them up.

Cut them into five pieces.

Arrange on a platter and refrigerate before and after serving. This recipe makes 21 small wraps.

Now you are ready for the big game with a yummy plate of appetizers.

Ranch and Salsa Wraps
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup of shredded cooked chicken (if you just cooked the chicken you want to let it cool before putting it in this wrap or use leftover chicken or canned chicken)
  2. 1/2 cup of sour cream
  3. 1/2 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  4. 1/2 cup of salsa
  5. 1 chopped green pepper
  6. 1 (1 oz.) package of dry ranch seasoning
  7. 4 (9 inch) flour tortillas
Instructions
  1. In a bowl mix 1 cup of shredded cooked chicken (if you just cooked the chicken you want to let it cool before putting it in this wrap or use leftover chicken or canned chicken), 1/2 cup of sour cream, 1/2 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup of salsa, 1 chopped green pepper, and 1 (1 oz.) package of dry ranch seasoning.
  2. Fill tortillas with a 1/4 of the mixture and then roll them up.
  3. Cut them into five pieces.
  4. Arrange on a platter and refrigerate before and after serving. This recipe makes 21 appetizers.
Cooking Up Cottage http://www.cookingupcottage.com/

Top 5 Recipes of 2016

From Meatball Baked Ziti to Strawberry Fluff Salad, these are the top 5 most clicked on recipes from 2016. Since 2016 just came to a close, I am thrilled to share the top 5 Cooking Up Cottage recipes of last year.  Now It seems you all enjoy a good main dish for a weeknight along with some goodies for dessert so I’ll be sure to include more of those recipes in 2017!  

1. Baked Ziti with Meatballs – This recipe features homemade meatballs, a delightful amount of gooey cheeses all mixed together with a hearty ziti pasta. [GET THE RECIPE HERE]

2. Cream Cheese and Chive Stuffed Chicken – This chicken recipe stays so moist when cooked to perfection, because it is baked in butter and its crispy coating holds in the juices. [GET THE RECIPE HERE]

3. Chicken Pot Pie – This recipe is so simple that your kids can help make it on those busy weeknights. And, it’s healthy since it’s packed full of vegetables so you can feel good about getting the kids to eat their corn, beans, carrots, peas, and green beans. The best part of this dish is the flakey, buttery crescent roll topping that is woven over the filling.  [GET THE RECIPE HERE]

4. Strawberry Fluff Salad – This is a fun, light, and fluffy salad. It will satisfy your party guests with its sweet flavor and heavenly fresh strawberries. [GET THE RECIPE HERE]

5. Blueberry Bars – This bar will make your taste buds dance. It has a blueberry topping on a wonderfully buttery cake. [GET THE RECIPE HERE] 

Happy New Year!

Green Bean Casserole

baked-finalToday I’m featuring a classic recipe that is a holiday meal favorite! My family has been wondering why this particular recipe wasn’t on the blog yet, since we’ve all gotten used to relying on this blog for our “grocery list” when we go to the store for ingredients. It’s so nice not having to carry around the paper recipe, not having to write down a list of ingredients. Now we just look it up on the phone, and we’re all set. Now my family is starting to name off a list of recipes that I need to feature, and Green Bean Casserole made the top of the list this week. This recipe is so simple to make, and it only requires four basic ingredients that combine to make a wonderful mixture topped with crunchy, flavorful, fried onions. So if you are bringing a dish to your family’s meal or you’re hosting a dinner, choose this family favorite for a guaranteed thumbs up from the bunch.

bean-1Start by greasing a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. If you are making this dish for a large crowd you will need to double the recipe and use a bigger casserole dish. Then drain the two cans of green beans.

draining-beansThen put one can of beans in the bottom of the casserole dish.

green-bean-layerMix the can of soup and 1/2 of an empty soup can of milk in a bowl.

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Pour half of this mixture over the beans.

soup-layerNow add a layer of 3/4 of the can of crispy fried onions.

onion-layerAdd the other can of beans, the rest of the soup mixture, and then the rest of the onions.

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Now bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Green Bean Casserole
Serves 6
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Cook Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 2 (14.5 oz.) cans of green beans
  2. 1 (10 1/2 oz.) can of cream of mushroom soup
  3. 1 (2.8 oz.) can crispy fried onion rings
  4. 1/2 of a soup can of milk
Instructions
  1. Start by greasing a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. If you are making this dish for a large crowd you will need to double the recipe and use a bigger casserole dish. Then drain the two cans of green beans.
  2. Then put one can of beans in the bottom of the casserole dish.
  3. Mix the can of soup and 1/2 of an empty soup can of milk in a bowl.
  4. Pour half of this mixture over the beans.
  5. Now add a layer of 3/4 of the can of crispy fried onions.
  6. Add the other can of beans, the rest of the soup mixture, and then the rest of the onions.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
Cooking Up Cottage http://www.cookingupcottage.com/
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Mini Pigs in a Blanket

mini-pigs-in-a-blanket-2With Thanksgiving one week away, I know most of you are trying to figure out your meal plan for the big day. I’ve got a simple appetizer that will keep your guests satisfied while you are preparing the feast. My family always serves these little morsels out of a Crock-Pot to keep them warm during the party. And if you don’t finish them all, which is highly unlikely, they are equally delicious left over!

First you need to open 1 (8 oz.) package of crescent rolls and separate a square of two rolls. Then smooth out the triangular perforations.

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Now cut the square into 8 strips. Repeat this process with all of the dough from the crescent roll tube.

cutting-into-8-piecesOnce you have all of the strips cut, you can wrap each Hillshire Farms Beef Little Smokies Cocktail Link with the dough.
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There is about 32 little smokies in a package and one crescent roll tube should make 32 strips of dough. So now place the 32 wrapped smokies onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. 

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Bake them in a 375 degree oven for 9-12 minutes or until golden brown.

cooked-mini-pigs-in-a-blanketI always serves the mini pigs in a blanket from a Crock-Pot so that they stay warm during the party.  So all you have to do is get out your Crock-Pot and layer them between parchment paper that you have cut into circles.  Start with a single layer of Pigs in a Blanket followed by a circular layer of parchment paper and keep layering  until they are all in the Crock-Pot. 

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Now set your Crock-Pot on low and enjoy your Thanksgiving Day feast.

Mini Pigs in a Blanket
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Ingredients
  1. 1 (12 oz.) package of Hillshire Farms Beef Little Smokies Cocktail Links (or any brand cocktail sausage or mini hot dog)
  2. 1 (8 oz.) package of refrigerated crescent rolls
Instructions
  1. First you need to open 1 (8 oz.) package of crescent rolls and separate a square of two rolls. then smooth out the triangular perforations.
  2. Now cut the square into 8 strips. Repeat this process with all of the dough from the crescent roll tube.
  3. Once you have all of the strips cut you can wrap each Hillshire Farms Beef Little Smokies Cocktail Link with the dough.
  4. There is about 32 little smokies in a package and one can should make 32 strips of dough. So now place the 32 wrapped smokies onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake them in a 375 degree oven for 9-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. I always serves the mini pigs in a blanket from a Crock-Pot so that they stay warm during the party. So all you have to do is get out your Crock-Pot and layer them between parchment paper that you have cut into circles. Start with a single layer of Pigs in a Blanket followed by a circular layer of parchment paper and keep layering until they are all in the Crock-Pot. Now set your Crock-Pot on low and serve during your party.
Cooking Up Cottage http://www.cookingupcottage.com/

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