Saturday, September 15, 2012

Pepperoni Pizza Muffins

Pepperoni Pizza Muffins

I needed something for my teenage son to snack on when he got home from school... Pepperoni Pizza Muffins are great !!

Makes 24


  • 2c Bisquick
  • 8 Eggs
  • 2c Milk
  • 2 packages Hormel Pepperoni Minis
  • 8oz Finely Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • No stick cooking spray 
  • Contadina Squeeze Pizza Sauce or any kind you like for dipping
Heat oven to 375
Spray muffin tins with non stick cooking spray
Combine Bisquick, eggs and milk. Whisk until well blended.
Place 1tbs of baking mixture in bottom of muffin tin.
Add about 1/4c total pepperoni and cheese.
Place 1tbs baking mixture on top making sure to cover evenly.
Bake for 20 minuets or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and tops are golden brown. Remove and place on a cooling rack. 

Let cool for 10 minuets and serve with pizza dipping sauce!!!

After completely cooling I freeze 4 in a Ziploc bag to have for after school snacks...

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Copycat Chick-fil-A Nuggets

Copycat Chick-fil-A nuggets

These are very very close to the real thing YUM!

Ingredients: serves 4
    • 4 large chicken breasts, diced into bite size pieces 
    • 1 1/2 cups milk
    • 3/4 cups pickle juice
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 1/2 cups flower
    • 5 tbs powder sugar
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 2 tbs pepper
    • oil for frying chicken
    • large ziplock bag
  • Whisk together milk, egg and pickle juice. Pour into large bowl, add cutup chicken pieces to mixture and marinate in refrigerator for 4 hours
  • Combine all dry ingredients in ziplock bag seal and shake well
  • Remove chicken from marinade and add a few pieces at a time to the bag shake well to coat completely
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. 
  • Gently place chicken into oil with tongs. Do this in several batches changing oil when needed. Cook chicken for 4 min on each side or until golden brown and cooked all the way through. Remove from pan and place on a paper-towel lined plate.

If you are going to make my Family Chicken Mashed Potato Bowls tomorrow then remember to make extra chicken nuggets :)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Family Chicken Mashed Potato Bowls

Chicken Mashed Potato Bowls Family Style

I just love KFC's mashed potato bowls so I decided to create my own.

serves 4-6

  • Mashed potatoes homemade or flakes
  • 1 can of corn
  • 1tbs pepper
  • 1tbs garlic powder or 1 clove fresh garlic pressed
  • 2c shredded colby jack cheese
  • Bacon bits homemade or Oscar Mayer real bacon bits (don't use imitation)
  • 1 can chicken gravy 
  • Fried chicken (about 16 small nuggets) or any leftover chicken I use leftovers from my copycat chick-fil-a recipe 

I usually make this the day after I make my copycat chick-fil-a fried chicken nuggets they are to die for :) but you could always use any type of left over chicken or even chicken nuggets but please make sure you use cooked chicken in this.


Heat oven to 425

Prepare 6 servings of mashed potatoes adding the pepper and garlic to give them zip. A little tip I use chicken broth instead of water when making mashed potatoes from flakes.

Spread 1/2 the prepared potatoes in the bottom of a 8x8 baking dish
Sprinkle 1c cheese over potatoes
Place chicken in one layer over the cheese
Sprinkle 1/2 bacon bits over chicken
Drain corn and place evenly over chicken and bacon
Spread the remaining potatoes over the top
Sprinkle the remaining cheese and bacon bits over the potatoes 

Bake for 20 min 

Heat Chicken gravy and serve on the side for your family to use as they like.

Serve in bowls :)