Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken & Pesto Cream Cheese Twice Baked Potatoes

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I made this dish last night for the first time & we loved it! I think I’ve mentioned before how much I like pesto so of course I loved it! It was really simple to make & has great flavors! Remember that I’m only cooking for 2 so you may need to double, triple, or however much increase these recipes.

 

You Will Need:

-2 boneless skinless chicken breasts

-2 large potatoes

-1 block of cream cheese

-2 teaspoons Parsley

-Dash of pepper

-1 Tablespoon of Pesto

-1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (parmesan would be great too.)

 

Directions:

-Wash potatoes and poke holes in skin with a fork

-Place on baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 1 hour or until tender

-While potatoes are baking cut a deep hole in the chicken breasts, but not all the way through.

-In a small bowl mix together cream cheese, parsley, and pepper

-Spoon cream cheese mixture into the chicken breasts. (you will have left over cream cheese mix, you need this for the potatoes)

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-Bake in oven chicken for 35 minutes.

-When potatoes are finished cut them in half lengthwise.

-Using a spoon carefully scoop out the potato filling into the bowl with the cream cheese mixture.

-Add the Tablespoon of Pesto & mash/mix until fluffy

-Spoon the filling back into the potato shells & sprinkle with shredded cheese.

-Bake for another 10 minutes.

-When chicken & potatoes are both finished baking, you’re done!

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Mom’s Chili

 

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Doesn’t everybody love their mother’s chili? There are certain things that no one can make quite like your own mother can. My mom, for example, is the George Clooney of spaghetti, yeah, it’s THAT good. Her chili though, it comes in close second. Today I am here to share with you the wonderful chili recipe. Now you can make it for your family, you can even claim it as your own, and they will say “Man, no one makes chili like ___ does!” Enjoy!

 

You Will Need:

-1lb hamburger meat

-1lb Jimmy Dean sausage

-3 cans tomato sauce

-4 cans chili beans

-2 packets chili seasoning

 

Directions:

-In a large skillet brown the hamburger meat and sausage together. Drain grease.

-In a crock pot (what I use) or a LARGE pot combine all the ingredients & stir thoroughly

-You can cook in the crock pot on Low for several hours (I set mine on warm for most of the day & when I get home around 3 I put it on Low until dinner). If you choose the large pot put it on your stove covered on the lowest setting.

-Top with cheese or sour cream or crackers or everything you like.

Dinner In A Dish

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This is one of my favorite recipes for the sheer fact that it is so ridiculously easy to make you just have to love it! I mean seriously, who wouldn’t love your entire meal cooking all in the same dish at the same time? Am I right?

 

You Will Need:

-2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (Or however many you are cooking for)

-2 cans of cut green beans (More if you’ve got more mouths to feed)

-Several potatoes cut into 1inch cubes (Leave the skin on)

-1 stick of butter

-1 packet of Italian dressing mix (I have done this before with real Italian dressing because I didn’t have the dry packet. It had a different taste, but it was still just as good!)

 

Directions:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees

-Arrange the chicken breasts, green beans, and potatoes in a 9×13 casserole dish.

-Melt the stick of butter and pour over all the contents in the dish

-Pour dressing over all the contents in the dish

-Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour

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