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What’s Been Cookin’ in Lissa’s Kitchen #3 
Feb. 11, 2012 9:13 pm 
Updated: May 3, 2012 6:34 pm

How’s it going recipeeps?  What have you been cooking that really had you and your lucky tasters going “mm, mm, mm!”?

I’ve got a few things from the past couple of weeks worth talking about.  Please check them on out and thanks for visiting my kitchen!


Pasta Hot! Hot! Hot!

This was good, but I didn’t find it to be all that hot.  I don’t particularly care for spicy foods, but even I was adding more red pepper to this one. I found the sauce best covers just half the pasta called for.  I also used half butter/half oil. Butter=:)  A few tweaks and this is an excellent side dish!


Easy Honey Mustard Mozzarella Chicken

This is a pretty good one!!!  I did precook the bacon first and I think it was the right thing to do. Hubby and I both enjoyed it, but he suggested next time wrapping it in bacon instead of just topping it.Well then, yay for more bacon! I served this with the Pasta Hot! Hot! Hot! And some green beans.


Sundried Tomato Alfredo Sauce

This is my custom-flared version of your simple yet classic Alfredo sauce. I fancied it up with, whaddaya know, sun-dried tomatoes and some freshly cracked white pepper.  Served over five-cheese tortellini and sprinkled with shredded Parmesan cheese, this makes a tasty and rich little dish.


Pineapple Fried Rice II

I’ve made this one once before and forgot it was in my recipe box.  When searching for a pineapple fried rice recipe, I accidentally clicked on Rate/Review and an old review of mine popped up!  Surprise, surprise.  I didn’t really remember it so the recipe got a replay with rave reviews! I did double the egg and held off on the sesame oil until towards the end since it has a low smoke point.  Instead of salt, I used some oyster sauce, and I also used the pineapple juice with water added for cooking the rice.  Good fried rice!


Starr’s Savory Meatballs

That’s a good-ah meat-ah ball-ah!  These are nice, herb-y, versatile meatballs.  Watch out, this recipe makes way more than the stated servings!  Plenty to freeze for later!  I made meatball subs the first go, then pulled ‘em out of the freezer and directly into a pot of sauce for spaghetti in round two a week later!  I also made the meatballs much smaller than directed in the recipe; I made mine maybe a tad larger than golf balls.  Yummy!


Garlic-Lemon Double Stuffed Chicken

Another tasty chicken recipe here! This chicken breast has a pocket sliced into it that is filled with cheddar and cream cheeses!!! Then it is breaded in crumbs and more cheese!  It’s supposed to be topped with fresh lemon juice and garlic, but I used Lemon-Pepper and Garlic seasoning as I was out of fresh lemons.


Golden Potato Soup

Who doesn’t like cheesy potato soup?!?!  I used bacon instead of ham, couldn’t resist, I heart bacon! Then I sautéed the onions and celery in some of that fine bacon fat.  I did use Cheddar cheese, not American, because we prefer it here in my house.  This is so simple and comforting, mmm!


I do believe that is all for now, but I’ll have another one posted before the end of the month, so you can see what else worth writing home about I’ve been cooking lately in my kitchen!  Just sharing the goods!




Pasta Hot! Hot! Hot!
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Sundried Tomato Alfredo Sauce
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Golden Potato Soup
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Pinapple Fried Rice II
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Garlic-Lemon Double Cheese Stuffed Chicken
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Baked Honey Mustard Mozzarella Chicken
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Starr's Meatballs over spaghetti
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Feb. 11, 2012 9:32 pm
Great job and it looks like you have had a lot of keepers. Don't you love it when you make something and go to review and find out that you have made it / reviewed it, before? I have done that more than once. :)
Feb. 11, 2012 11:25 pm
:) Thanks and thanks for reading, Baking Nana!
Feb. 12, 2012 8:01 am
Looks Like You Out Done Your Self, They All Look Good!
Feb. 12, 2012 1:40 pm
They all sound great to me. The chicken sounds a lot like the Alice Chicken recipe, and I like the idea of the sun-dried tomatoes in the Alfredo. As always your photos are fabulous!
Feb. 12, 2012 3:30 pm
*~Lissa~* the "Pasta Hot! Hot! Hot!" recipe link goes to the wrong recipe.
Feb. 12, 2012 4:53 pm
Thanks for pointing that out, KingSparta, the link has been updated!
Feb. 12, 2012 4:55 pm
Thank you Sherri! I'll have to check out that Alice Chicken!
May 3, 2012 6:34 pm
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I live in beautiful wine country, Northern California, on the edge of state forest. My husband and I are in our 30s and have the most amazing little 1 year old girl. I haven't had as much time in the kitchen since becoming a mom, but I love that she is getting old enough to enjoy my cooking! I enjoy riding my motorcycle and snowboarding, camping, classic and hard rock music, tattoos, singing, and *of course* fiddling in my kitchen! I love trying new recipes and have had fun as an Allrecipes Allstar in the Brand Ambassador program!
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