Saturday, March 28, 2009

Creamy Crab Dip

This crab dip is so yummy! Even if you don't like crab, you should try this recipe! You really can't taste the crab. It's very tasty! I made it once and sent some home with my parents. My brother and his wife tasted it and called right away asking for the recipe! **I don't like real crab (too chewy)-- so I use imitation.**

2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2-1 tsp minced garlic
2 tablespoons chicken broth
2 tablespoons grated onion
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3-6 drops hot pepper sauce (go with more if you like heat)
12 ounces premium crabmeat, drained
4 tablespoons minced fresh parsley, divided
1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted
Assorted crackers

In a large heavy saucepan over low heat, combine the first nine ingredients. Cook and stir until cream cheese is melted and mixture is heated through. Stir in crab and 2 tablespoons parsley; heat through.
Transfer to a serving bowl; sprinkle with almonds, paprika and remaining parsley. Serve warm with crackers. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 3-1/4 cups.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Yummy Tortellini Salad

I made this recipe up- then I shared some with my mom and my sister and they both asked for the recipe- so here it is! Just add whatever meats/veggies you want- this is what I had on hand! But it is DE-LISH!!

1 pkg tortellini (I used 4 cheese tri-colored)
1 can black olives
4 oz cheese chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
1/2 red pepper chopped
1/3 c chopped artichoke hearts
1/2 stick summer sausage chopped
1 handful of bacon pieces

Mix together 3 tbsp olive oil, 3 1/2 tbsp white vinegar and 1/2 tsp Salad Supreme seasoning. Pour over top. Serve! YUMMMMMM!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Creamy Chicken

1 can cream of chicken soup
1 8 oz pkg cream cheese
1 1/2 cups milk
1 Italian seasoning packet
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken
4 tbsp butter/margarine

Mix all ingredients except for the chicken. Put chicken in the crock pot. Pour soup mixture on top. Cook on high for 3-4 hours- or low for 6-8 hours. Shred the chicken and let it set in the sauce for 10 minutes. Serve. I served mine with noodles. I'm sure rice or potatoes would be fine with it, too. My kids and husband all loved it :)