Egg Plant Parmesan

Wednesday, December 28, 2011 10:19 AM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
No one in my family will eat this but I still love it!


3 eggplant, peeled and thinly sliced
2 eggs, beaten
4 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
6 cups spaghetti sauce, divided
1 (16 ounce) package mozzarella cheese, shredded and divided
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 teaspoon dried basil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
Dip eggplant slices in egg, then in bread crumbs. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes on each side.
In a 9x13 inch baking dish spread spaghetti sauce to cover the bottom. Place a layer of eggplant slices in the sauce. Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Repeat with remaining ingredients, ending with the cheeses. Sprinkle basil on top.
Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes, or until golden brown.

Double Chili Cheese Dip

10:15 AM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments


1 (8 ounce) package light cream cheese, softened
1 (15 ounce) can turkey chili without beans
4 green onions, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons chopped green chilies
1/4 cup sliced ripe olives (optional)
1 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
Baked tortilla chips

Spread cream cheese into a 9-in. pie plate or quiche dish that has been coated with nonstick cooking spray. Top with chili, onions, chilies and olives if desired. Sprinkle with cheese.
Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve with tortilla chips.

20 Minute Chicken Parmesan

10:13 AM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 3/4 cup spaghetti sauce
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Place chicken between two sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; flatten to 1/4-inch thickness, using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Dip chicken in egg, and dredge in breadcrumbs.

Cook chicken in butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned on both sides. Spoon spaghetti sauce over chicken; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.

Sprinkle with cheeses and parsley; cover and simmer 5 additional minutes or until cheeses melt.

Cherry Fruit Salad

10:11 AM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments

a favorite recipe I got from my grandmother!

1 small tub of whip cream
1-2 cups mini marshmallows
1 can cherry pie filling
1 cup crushed pecans
1 small can of eagle brand sweet milk
1 can crushed pineapple (drained)

Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate!

3 Bean Slow Burn Chili

10:07 AM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments


6 cloves garlic, crushed
1 onion, chopped
4 habanero peppers, seeded and minced
2 (15 ounce) cans chili beans in spicy sauce
1 (15 ounce) can dark red kidney beans
1 (15 ounce) can black beans
4 (10 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
1 (16 ounce) jar hot salsa
1 can corn
1/8 cup chili powder
1/8 cup coarsely ground black pepper
1/8 cup red pepper flakes
1/8 cup ground cumin
1 (1.25 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
2 pounds ground beef

In a large pot over medium heat, combine garlic, onion, habanero peppers, chili beans, kidney beans, black beans, diced tomatoes with green chiles, salsa, chili powder, black pepper, red pepper flakes, cumin and taco seasoning. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer.
While soup is heating, cook beef in a large skillet over medium heat until brown. Drain excess fat, then stir beef into soup pot. Simmer, covered, until flavors are well blended, about 1 hour.