Creamy White Chicken and Artichoke Lasagna



2 cups shredded cooked chicken breasts
1 can (14 oz.) artichoke hearts, drained, chopped
1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese with a TOUCH OF PHILADELPHIA, divided
1/2 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 cup chopped drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
2 pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 cup tightly packed fresh basil, chopped, divided
12 lasagna noodles, cooked

HEAT oven to 350°F.
COMBINE chicken, artichokes, 1 cup mozzarella, Parmesan and tomatoes. Beat cream cheese, milk and garlic powder with mixer until well blended; stir in 2 Tbsp. basil. Mix half with the chicken mixture.
SPREAD half the remaining cream cheese mixture onto bottom of 13×9-inch baking dish; cover with 3 noodles and 1/3 of the chicken mixture. Repeat layers of noodles and chicken mixture twice. Top with remaining noodles, cream cheese mixture and mozzarella; cover.
BAKE 25 min. or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining basil. Let stand 5 min. before cutting to serve.

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Spanish Rice with Chicken, Olives and Chickpea Tomato Sauce Recipe

Spanish Rice with Chicken, Olives and Chickpea Tomato Sauce Recipe



  • 6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 8 ounces italian sausage, sliced into 1/2-inch thick pieces
  • 3 pound whole chicken, broken down into 8 pieces (or 1 1/2 pounds chicken legs, thighs)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1 large green bell pepper, finely chopped (about 1 3/4 cup)
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced (about 5 teaspoons)
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano, divided
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, leaves chopped, tender stems finely chopped, divided
  • 2 cups long grain rice
  • 1 teaspoon adobo seasoning (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
  • 1 cup green olives
  • 3 cups homemade or store-bought low sodium chicken stock
  • 1 (14-ounce) can whole tomatoes, puréed
  • 1 (14-ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • Pinch granulated sugar


1. In large Dutch oven or 12-inch straight sided skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat until shimmering. Brown sausage pieces on both sides, about 4 minutes. Transfer to plate.
2. Season chicken with salt and pepper and place skin side down in pot. Cook until both sides are well browned, 6 to 8 minutes total. Transfer to plate.
3. Add 2 tablespoons oil, onion, bell pepper, teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper to pot. Cook until vegetables have softened and are beginning to brown, about 10 minutes. Stir in garlic, 2 teaspoons oregano, and cilantro stems. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
4. Stir in one tablespoon oil, rice, adobo (if using), and saffron threads. Cook, stirring, for one minute. Stir in olives, 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, sausage, and chicken broth. Tuck chicken pieces into rice and bring to simmer. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer until rice is tender and chicken is cooked through, about 25 minutes.
5. In small saucepan, heat puréed tomatoes, garbanzo beans, remaining tablespoon oil, remaining teaspoon oregano, pinch sugar, and pinch salt over medium heat to simmer. Stir in remaining 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, season to taste, and serve on the side to spoon over rice.

Cracker Barrel Broccoli Cheddar Chicken



4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 can of Campbell’s Cheddar Cheese Soup
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups Ritz Crackers (one sleeve)
4 tablespoons of melted butter (you can use more)
8 ounces frozen broccoli
4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Make can of Cheddar cheese soup mix according to package directions (one can of soup mix to one can of milk). Place chicken breasts in a baking dish. Season with seasoned salt. Pour 3/4 of the prepared soup over the chicken breasts. Add broccoli to chicken that has been covered with the cheddar soup. Melt butter and combine with Ritz crackers, sprinkle buttered crackers over the broccoli. Add remaining soup mix, and bake for approximately 45 minutes or until the chicken is done. (Check chicken by cutting the thickest part and look to see that the chicken is uniform in color). When chicken has been removed from oven sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese.


KFC Chicken Copycat Recipe

KFC Chicken Copycat Recipe


1 whole chicken, cut into pieces
3 beaten eggs
4 tablespoons oil
For the coating
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons paprika
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon tarragon
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
Sift together all the coating ingredients and place in a clean plastic bag. Coat each chicken piece first with the beaten egg, then with the flour mixture in the bag. Make sure you coat each piece completely with the flour.
Heat the oil in a skillet. Brown the chicken in oil slowly, uncovered. Once browned, cover the skillet and keeping frying on a very gentle heat until the chicken is fully cooked. Place on paper towels to drain out the excess oil.


Endless Poptails: Pomegranate Sex on the Beach

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Makes 10 popsicles

12 oz. pineapple ( about half of a large pineapple)
3 oz. raspberries (about 13 regular-size raspberries)
4 oz. vodka
2 oz. Pama Pomegranate liqueur

(For non alcoholic pops, use 6 oz. Pomegranate Juice and omit the Vodka and the Pomegranate liqueur )


1. Place the pineapple and vodka in a food processor or a blender and process until pureed and well blended. Set aside.

2. Place raspberry and Pama Liqueur in the food processor or a blender and process until pureed and well blended.

3. Pour 1/2 oz of pineapple mixture into each popsicle well, then pour 1 oz of rasberry mixture on top of it. Fill remainder of the popsicle wells with pineapple mixture. Use the narrow handle of a spoon or fork to gently drag raspberry mixture through the pineapple mixture and against the walls of the mold for a soft swirling effect.

4. Place foil on top of popsicle form and cut a tiny hole in the center of each well. Stick popsicle stick through the hole. Freeze for at least 6 hours or until frozen solid. To release popsicles, run hot water on the outside of popsicle molds for 2-3 seconds.

Cornflake Cookies

My Crazy Blessed Life!

I’m pretty excited for tonight! Every so often I will hostess a girl’s night with some girlfriends at our house. We usually play board games, talk, laugh a lot and enjoy fun snacks we all chip in on. Since it is after the kids bedtime we don’t have a meal. Each of us brings a snack, homemade or store bought doesn’t matter. I like to make something though since I love to bake/cook. This morning my little helpers and I made cornflake cookies!

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