Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Crowing Hen...

I'm calling this Crowing Hen.  It's basically an open-face chicken salad sandwich which is broiled until brown and bubbly.  I made it for a quick supper.  I think it would also be good for a ladies' lunch, a pot luck, etc.

Preheat oven to 375° F.

1/2 cup cooked chicken, cut into bite size pieces
1/4 c butter, softened or melted
1/4 c mayonnaise
1/8 c sliced scallions, including both bulb and green stems
1/8 c shredded parmesan
1/8 c shredded cheddar
1/2 tsp powdered garlic
2.25 oz can sliced ripe olives

French bread sliced about an inch thick

Mix first 8 ingredients together.  Spread thickly on French bread slices.  Sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese, and bake for about 15 minutes or till heated through.  Then turn oven to broil, and watch closely till just browned.

I used a large loaf, so this amount made about two very large slices.  If you use a baguette, then it would make quite a few slices, but be sure to make them thick slices (about an inch) to support a thick layer of filling (these might not need to bake quite as long).

This is based on a yummy bread that I had about twenty years ago at a church gathering, and is similar to The Pioneer Woman's Olive Cheese Bread.  I wanted to make a supper of it, so I thought I would add the cooked chicken.  

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie...


   1 pie crust  (either store bought or my favorite pie crust)
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup light corn syrup
   4 large eggs (beaten)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 cup bourbon
3/4 cup chocolate chips
1 1/4 cup pecans, lightly chopped

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Roll crust out.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together butter, sugars, corn syrup, eggs, vanilla and bourbon until frothy.
  4. Fold in chocolate chips and pecans till evenly distributed.
  5. Pour into prepared pie crust and bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes or until set.
My note:  Pecan Pie is not my favorite, but it is Carey's.  I've found that adding chocolate and bourbon, takes it to a whole 'nother level.  I do love this recipe.