Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Alfredo

 

Looking to amaze your family with an incredible meal?  Here is one of my favorite recipes!  Every time I make this recipe I feel like we are enjoying something that was made at the most amazing Italian restaurant.  After making this dish a few times, you won’t be able to find a better Chicken Alfredo anywhere.  A friend in college (who worked at a local Italian restaurant) gave me this recipe. He knew the recipe by heart since he had to make it fresh every time he had to go to work.  This is a convenient meal to make since it does not require many ingredients.  My family and I love this recipe and I know you and your family will too.

Start by cooking your chicken.  I bake my chicken breasts in the oven.  Once they are cooked, I cut them into strips and I set them aside.  Next melt your butter in a pan.melting butterNow add a 1/2 cup of the parmesan cheese to the butter to make a paste. You may want to pull the pan off the burner for a second while you make the paste so it does not get too hot.

butter-and-parm-mixing-2-finalNow add 1 pint of 1/2 and 1/2.  You must keep stirring constantly to avoid burning the sauce. Now you can add the remaining 1 1/2 cups of parmesan cheese. You can also stir in the 1 teaspoon of garlic salt.  Keep stirring over medium heat until the sauce starts to simmer.  

pouring in half and halfOnce it simmers, you can mix in your cooked chicken.  Then continue to stir with the chicken breasts in the pan until the chicken is warm.  Make sure you stir the whole time. Now you can serve over your favorite pasta. 

Chicken alfredo and wine

 

Chicken Alfredo
A great pasta dish
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Ingredients
  1. 4 tablespoons of butter or margarine
  2. 1 pint 1/2 and 1/2
  3. 2 cups grated parmesan cheese
  4. 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  5. Cooked chicken cut into bite size pieces
  6. Garnish with Italian parsley if desired.
  7. Your favorite cooked pasta
Instructions
  1. Start by cooking your chicken. I bake my chicken breasts in the oven. Once they are cooked, I cut them into strips and I set them aside. Next melt your butter in a pan.
  2. Now add a 1/2 cup of the parmesan cheese to the butter to make a paste. You may want to pull the pan off the burner for a second while you make the paste so it does not get too hot.
  3. Now add 1 pint of 1/2 and 1/2. You must keep stirring constantly to avoid burning the sauce. Now you can add the remaining 1 1/2 cups of parmesan cheese. You can also stir in the 1 teaspoon of garlic salt. Keep stirring over medium heat until the sauce starts to simmer.
  4. Once it simmers, you can mix in your cooked chicken. Then continue to stir with the chicken breasts in the pan until the chicken is warm. Make sure you stir the whole time. Now you can serve over your favorite pasta.
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Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Chocolate chip banaba bread

 

Looking for that perfect bread to go along with your coffee or hot chocolate on a cold morning? If you said yes or even thought about saying yes, you should try this chocolate chip banana bread. There’s a delicious taste of banana bread along with a sweet flavor of chocolate that will wake anyone’s taste buds.  The great thing about this quick bread is it can be enjoyed at anytime of the day.  

bananas and chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then combine all of your dry ingredients in a bowl: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Now add the mashed bananas, softened butter, milk and eggs.  Mix it all together until combined.  Then add a 1/4 cup chocolate chips.

chocolate chips poured in bowl

Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 60 min. Cool in the pan for at least 20 min to let the chocolate chips set back up in the bread so it comes out of the pan easier. Then remove from the pan and let cool.  Now slice and serve.

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
A delicious quick bread
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Cook Time
1 hr
Cook Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 3/4 cups flour
  2. 2/3 cup sugar
  3. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/3 cup softened butter
  7. 3 medium mashed bananas
  8. 2 tablespoons milk
  9. 2 eggs
  10. 1/4 cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then combine all of your dry ingredients in a bowl: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Now add the mashed bananas, softened butter, milk and eggs. Mix together until combined. Then add the 1/4 cup of chocolate chips.
  2. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 60 min. Cool in the pan for at least 20 min to let the chocolate chips set back up in the bread so it comes out of the pan easier. Then remove from the pan and let cool. Now slice and serve.
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Cherry Bars

Cherry BarsNeed the perfect treat for your next winter get-together? This cherry bar is it! It is the perfect combination of cake and fruit that mixes up in no time. 

First preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  Then soften your butter in a bowl and mix in the sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, baking powder and salt.  Spread it into a 11×15 greased jelly roll pan or a shallow baking pan. Use a spoon to put 1 can (21oz) of cherry pie filling on top of the batter.  Bake for 40 min.  After baking, drizzle your cherry bars with powdered sugar frosting while the bars are still hot.

cherry bar

Now for the frosting… you combine the butter, milk and vanilla in a pan on the stove and heat it until the butter is melted.  You want to heat up the liquid so you will have a smoother frosting.  In a bowl place 2 cups of powdered sugar and add the warm liquid to the powdered sugar one teaspoon at a time. This recipe makes quite a bit of frosting so you may have some left over. Now it is time to enjoy. Thanks for stopping by.

Cherry Bars
A delicious fruit dessert
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Cook Time
40 min
Cook Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup butter
  2. 1 3/4 cup sugar
  3. 4 eggs
  4. 1 tsp. vanilla
  5. 3 cups flour
  6. 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  7. 1/2 tsp. salt
  8. 1 (21 oz) can cherry pie filling
Instructions
  1. First preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Then soften your butter in a bowl and mix in the sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, baking powder and salt. Spread it into a 11x15 greased jelly roll pan or a shallow baking pan. Use a spoon to put 1 can (21oz) of cherry pie filling on top of the batter. Bake for 40 min. After baking, drizzle your cherry bars with powdered sugar frosting while the bars are still hot.
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Powdered Sugar Frosting
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup milk
  2. 1 tablespoon butter
  3. 1 tsp. vanilla
  4. 2 cups powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Combine the butter, milk and vanilla in a pan on the stove and heat it until the butter is melted. You want to heat up the liquid so you will have a smoother frosting. In a bowl place 2 cups of powdered sugar and add the warm liquid to the powdered sugar one teaspoon at a time.
  2. This recipe makes quite a bit of frosting so you may have some left over.
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