Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Craddy's Kitchen - December Dishes

So I've been super busy in the kitchen so far this month experimenting and trying out recipes from friends etc.  Here are a few of my favorites so far.

Crock Pot Potato Soup:
This recipe is SO easy and perfect for a cold day.


1 (30 oz) bag frozen hashed brown potatoes (the chopped potatoes...not shredded)
2 (14 oz) cans chicken broth
1 (10.75 oz) can cream of chicken soup
1/2 c chopped onion
black pepper
1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese, softened

Add ons:
Bacon bits
Green onions
Cheddar cheese

Combine potatoes, broth, soup, onion and pepper.  Put in your slow cooker.  Cover, and cook on low for 5 hours.  Stir in cream cheese, cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until combined and smooth.  If you want a creamier soup, put in food processor or blender until desired consistency.  Garnish with green onions, bacon bits and cheddar cheese, if desired.

Artichoke Chicken

1 can of artichoke hearts - chopped
3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
3/4 cup mayo
Garlic salt and salt and pepper - ab 1/2 a teaspoon o each
4 chicken breasts

Preheat oven to 375 
Chop artichoke hearts
Combine all ingredients in a bowl with the artichoke hearts
Spray pan 
Place chicken in pan
Top with artichoke mixture
Bake 30 mins
Top with paprika and fresh ground pepper

Oreo Cake Balls
Courtesy of Elizabeth Dains

be ware- these are VERY rich

melted chocolate (use a package or more of melted semi sweet chocolate chips)
1 package oreos
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese

Put the oreos and cream cheese in a food processor and mix/chop! Put wax paper on a counter and make little balls of the oreo and cream cheese mixture. (I stuck them in the freezer for a little bit so they would harden) Then stick a toothpick in the oreo ball and dip it in the chocolate. Use another toothpick to loosen the ball from the original toothpick or just tap the toothpick to have the oreo ball fall on the wax paper. Then use a toothpick dipped in the chocolate to drizzle chocolate over the "hole" from the toothpick! Make a pretty design or swirl! Let harden then SERVE!


  1. Yippee!!!!! Sooo glad you like them! :-) Yes, VERY rich! :-) But I'm going to have a kitchen filled with them this weekend for gifts!!!

  2. YUM! You should start a recipe blog too. :)