Posts tagged ‘Taste of Home’

July 4, 2011

Crispy Dijon Chicken

Another yummy Taste of Home recipe, scaled up from their version that originally served only 2. We eat much more than 2, so I tripled it.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt-free herb seasoning blend
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1-1/2 cups cornflake crumbs
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 6 chicken breast halves

Directions

In a shallow bowl, combine yogurt, seasoning blend, lemon juice and mustard. In another bowl, combine the cornflake crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Roll the chicken in yogurt mixture, then in crumb mixture. Place in a greased baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 35-45 minutes or until juices run clear.

NOTES:
Breadcrumbs, Panko, or crushed Ritz crackers all work well in the coating.
Instead of greasing the dish, put 2-3 Tbsp of butter in the dish and melt it in the preheating oven while you prepare the mixtures. Once the butter is melted, pull the dish out and set it on a trivet next to the two mixtures. Coat chicken in yogurt mix, then crumb mix, then place in baking dish and immediately turn it over so that butter gets on both sides. Mmmm, crispy.

July 4, 2011

Berry Shortbread Dreams

From Taste of Home, possibly my favorite cookies that my husband makes. (Yes, he makes cookies. No, you can’t have him. I wash his dirty socks, I get to eat his yummy baked goods.)

Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup seedless raspberry jam
GLAZE:
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons water
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Directions

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in extract; gradually add flour until dough forms a ball. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle. Roll into 1-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Using the end of a wooden spoon handle, make an indentation in the center. Fill with jam.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 14-18 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Spoon additional jam into cookies if desired. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over cookies.

July 4, 2011

Two Tone Fudge Brownies

From Taste of Home

Ingredients

Brownie Layer
1 c semisweet chocolate chips
½ c butter, softened
1 c sugar
1¼ c flour
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
¼ tsp baking soda
Cookie Layer
½ c butter, softened
½ c packed brown sugar
¼ c sugar
3 Tbsp milk
1 c flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 c semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

Brownie Layer
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chips. Cool slightly. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Stir in the melted chocolate. Combine flour and baking soda; add to batter. Spread into a greased 13×9 pan. Bake at 350F for 16-22 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Cookie Layer
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugars. Beat in milk and vanilla. Gradually add flour. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonfuls over cooled brownies; carefully spread over top. Cut into squares. Store in the refrigerator.