Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Top 2 Tuesday

Taylor from Jimmy Choos & Baby Too is starting a top 2 tuesday topic, and today's topic is our two favorite recipes. OMGoodness! This has been really hard for me to narrow it down to just two! I've decided to pick my favorite pampered chef recipe and one of my favorite cheesecake recipes. If you try either, enjoy you won't be disappointed!

Lemon Herb Chicken Ring
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
2 cups chopped chicken
1 lemon
3 Tbsp. chopped parsley
2 garlic cloves
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup mayo
1 Tbsp. italian seasoning
1/2 cup grated parm cheese
2 pkgs. pillsbury crescent rolls (8oz each)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix chicken, pepper & parsley, set aside. Zest lemon and add 1 tsp. to the chicken mixture. Stir in pressed garlic, mozz. cheese, parm cheese, mayo and seasoning. Unroll crescent dough, separate triangles. Arrange triangles into a circle points toward the outside of a large round baking stone. Spoon mixture onto dough. Bring dough up and over filling tuck under center of ring (your filling won't be completely covered). Sprinkle with about 2 Tbsp. of parm cheese. Bake 28-30 minutes or until nice and golden brown.

Oreo Cheesecake
4 oz. pkg. oreo cookies
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
3 eggs
2 8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese
16 oz. sour cream
1 Tbsp. vanilla

Finely crush half the oreos, coarsely chop your other half. Mix the finely crushed cookies with the melted butter and press firmly into a 9 inch spring form pan, set aside. Beat cream cheese and sugar. Blend in eggs, sour cream and vanilla. Fold in the coarsely chopped cookies. Spread mixture carefully over your crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until set. Let cool one hour, refrigerate for three hours before serving.

If anyone wants to take part in this too, don't forget to leave me a comment and let me know so i can add some more yummy recipes!


Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

yay! thanks for linking up! I love love love your blog! And I cant wait to try out these recipes!

Nikki said...

I sent ya an email :)
That chicken recipe sound delicious! I might have to try that this week. YUM!!

Hattie said...

Those sound yummy and simply too!

Amber said...

These recipes sound super yummy. I will have to try them. Love your blog. :)

So sorry to hear about your puppy - I can't imagine how sad that must have been. Ughh....they can be like children.

A Wedding Story said...

MMM MMM sounds good to me! Thanks for sharing!

Southern Cinderella said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Your kids are gorgeous! Thay have the prettiest eyes!

Have a great week!

Lindsay said...


Thank you so much for the sweet comment! I came across your blog and LOVE it! Your kids are gorgeous and I love their names :) Also, I need to try out your lemon herb chicken ring! It sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing...My husband should be thankful!! Hugs! :)

Lauren Kelly said...

You speak my language. LOVE me some cheesecake!!!! :)

Kristy said...

Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog!! I have really enjoyed reading through your posts...such sweet kiddos, lovely photographs and great decorating....my kind of blog :)

Brandi said...

both sound yummy. Can't wait to try them!!!

Heather said...

Tara, these sound so good! I can't wait to give them a try! Thanks for sharing.