Thursday, June 20, 2013

Citrus-Rosemary Grilled Chicken

Jennifer S.

This recipe came about because I didn't have enough of any one kind of citrus to make my recipe (which I was modeling off of

1 tsp. orange zest, finely grated
juice from orange
enough lime juice to bring orange juice up to 1/2 cup
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 TBS rosemary. I used dried, but you can use fresh also, just remove the leaves from the stems.
2 TBS brown sugar
1 TBS garlic, finely minced
2 TBS olive oil
2 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 tsp cracked black pepper

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (2lbs total)

Combine marinade ingredients in a blender jar or food processor and blend well.
Pour marinade over chicken (in a zipper bag) and refrigerate for a 3-6 hours to over night. Move bag around occasionally.
Discard marinade.
Grill on a medium heat for 8-10 minutes a side, or until no longer pink and juices run clear. 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Creamsicle Cake

Jennifer S.

Do you just love the creamy taste of Orange Creamsicles? Then this cake is for you!!

There really isn't anything "homemade" in this cake. But is sure was good!! And my kids have all requested that I make it again.

1 white or yellow cake mix, plus the egg whites, water, and oil needed to make cake
1 3-oz package of orange jello
1 6-oz package of French vanilla pudding
1 8-oz container of whipped topping, thawed
1 4-oz can of mandarin oranges, drained. Reserve the juice to add to the jello.

Make cake according to box directions. I made mine in 2 9-inch pie pans, because I was keeping one and giving the other to a friend.
Allow cake to cool for 5-10 minutes.
Use a fork and poke all kinds of "holes" into the top of the cake, be careful not to tear up the cake.
Add 1 cup of boiling water and 3/4 cup of the reserved juice from the mandarin oranges to the jello and stir until dissolved, evenly pour the mixture over the top of the cakes. Refrigerate for an hour (or more).
While cakes are in the fridge, make the pudding according to box directions for the PIE (using less milk).
Spread pudding on top of cakes.
Spread whipped topping on top of pudding.
Place mandarin oranges on top (see pictures)
Chill cake to set all the layers (and to make it easier when serving).