Thursday, March 14, 2013

Peanut Butter Granola

Spring is in the air today! I've decided to focus on how beautiful today is instead of thinking of the impending storm coming behind this gorgeous day!

Today I'm sharing with you a homemade peanut butter granola. It is so tasty. I sprinkle mine over vanilla yogurt or homemade greek yogurt {which I will share this recipe one day in the future!} It would also be great paired up with fruit and yogurt for a parfait. Or another tasty option, make your own trail mix with this granola. Add dried fruits, dark chocolate, or nuts. It would be a super healthy snack for yourself or the kiddos!

I was amazed at how easy it was to make this granola. I made it one night late at night because I wanted something to put in my yogurt. And it was a hit in my book :)

 Peanut Butter Granola:

4 Tbs creamy peanut butter
4 Tbs honey
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 cups oats

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a cookie sheet with PAM. 

Combine the peanut butter and honey in a microwave safe bowl and microwave until it melts. (Around 25 seconds) Stir until it is smooth.

Stir in cinnamon and vanilla and mix until all is combine. Pour the mixture over the oats and stir until completely combined. Spread out the oat mixture on the cooking sheet in an even layer. 

Bake for 8 minutes or until slightly browned. Let cool before enjoying!

Source: Shape Magazine

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

White Chicken Enchiladas with Greek Yogurt and Green Chili Sauce

I am in a cooking rut. I just really haven't been in the mood lately which I don't like when I get into this mode. It is sometimes hard to get motivated which is where having the food network channel always helped me! This is one of the reasons I wanted to start this blog. As a way to reflect on past recipes I have tried and get inspiration for supper. I also wanted to be able to help my friends and family come up with new supper ideas. 

All recipes that are on this blog I have made myself and taken my own photos. {I'm working on improving my food photography skills, I just want to prove to you I did make the recipes!} I only post recipes that I thought are worth making and are ones that I would make again.

This supper was a good surprise! I was really feeling enchiladas but wanted to try something new. I had run out of sour cream so I used greek yogurt and it turned out really yummy. The sauce is quite tasty. Try this version of enchiladas to mix it up ;)

White Chicken Enchiladas with Greek Yogurt and Green Chili Sauce
{That is a mouthful!}

7 Flour Toritillas
2 C cooked chicken {Rotisserie Chicken would be great!}
1.5 C cheddar cheese
1.5 colby jack cheese
3 Tbs butter
3 Tbs flour
2 c water
1 Knorr Homestyle Chicken Stock Pouch
1 c greek yogurt (or 1 c sour cream)
1 (4oz)can green chilies
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 9x13 pan. Mix cooked chicken, red pepper flakes, and 1/2 c chedder cheese together. Divide chicken mixture evenly between flour tortillas roll up and place seam side down in pan.

In medium saucepan on medium heat melt butter. Stir in flour and cook 1 minute. Add water and chicken stock pouch. Stir  until smooth. Heat over medium heat until thick and bubbly.

Stir in chilies, yogurt, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. DO NOT BOIL.

Pour over enchiladas and top with remaining cheese.

Bake 20-22 minutes. Broil for 3 minutes.