Archive | October, 2013

Pumpkin Roll

31 Oct

Such an easy recipe. One of the great things about Fall is pumpkin roll (please note, I am NOT a pumpkin fanatic).  I can really only eat one piece or so but at parties and gatherings, this seems to be a favorite.  It is so easy to make too.  My mom gave me this recipe and I have made adjustments due to lack of ingredients in my pantry.


What you need for the ROLL
2/3 cup pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon (I’ve made it without this because I didn’t have it in my pantry)
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup flour
What you need for the FILLING
8 oz cream cheese
3 TBS margarine (optional)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix ingredients for roll.  Spray and lay wax paper on a jelly roll pan (or cookie sheet). Bake at 375 for 10 minutes or so (when you touch it it’s kind of spongy – not sticky).  Invert on a tea towel coated with powdered sugar, and coat the cake as well.  Roll and let cool.  Mix filling and spread over cooled roll.  If the cake cracks don’t fret, it still looks nice and tastes delicious.
C’est si yum!

Chicken Divan

12 Oct

I don’t have a ton of casseroles in my recipe book but Chicken Divan is definitely a dish of my childhood. It’s so simple and easy and if you have leftover rotisserie chicken you can use it instead of cooking off chicken breasts!

IngredientsWhat you need:

2 cups of frozen of fresh broccoli, chopped (I like a lot of broccoli in this dish, you could definitely do less if you don’t love it)

1 cup of low fat sour cream

1 can of cream of chicken soup

1 cup shredded cheese, with extra for sprinkling on top

13 crackers or so crumbled up

3 chicken breasts, cooked and chopped

salt and pepper

1 cup of rice, cooked (brown or white)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine the soup, cheese, chopped chicken and season a bit with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Chicken Breasts Side note, cooked (boiled in this case) chicken is not appealing looking at ALL.

rice layer layer cooked rice in a greased casserole or bake safe dish.

broccolitop with broccoli. I’ve done fresh and boiled it or frozen, just thawed.

Chicken Mixtop with chicken mixture, crackers and cheese.

Bake for 25 – 30 minutes until the top is brown. Serve warm! I also enjoy this as a leftover and reheated. C’est si yum! baked