Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Chicken with Creamy Chive Sauce

- 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 ½ lbs).

- ¼ cup butter

- 1 0.7-oz. package Italian salad dressing mix

- 1 10 ¾-oz. can condensed golden mushroom soup

- ½ cup dry white wine

- ½ of an 8-oz. tub cream cheese with chives and onion (I usually just use the full 8 oz. tub; it depends how creamy you want the sauce)

- Whole wheat pasta

Place chicken in a 3 ½ or 4-quart crockpot.

In a medium saucepan melt the butter. Stir in the dry Italian salad dressing mix. Stir in the mushroom soup, wine and cream cheese until combined.

Pour over the chicken that is already in the crockpot.

Cover and cook on the low heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.

Serve chicken and sauce over the whole wheat pasta. Sprinkle with fresh chives if desired.

**This is a recipe from a good friend, that we LOVED. It's so easy in the crockpot!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Chocolate Banana Bread

  • 1 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 6 bananas, mashed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup lite sour cream
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together margarine, sugar and eggs. Stir in bananas and vanilla. Sift in flour, baking soda and cocoa; mix well. Blend in sour cream and chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of a loaf comes out clean.

Amount Per Serving Calories: 278 | Total Fat: 12.1g | Cholesterol: 39mg

**YUMMY! Very moist "bread!" Almost cake-like. Everyone loved it!