Jan 27, 2011

Chicken Rolls

This recipe is is one of my favorites from when I was younger. I was oddly craving it the other night so I called my mom up for the recipe. I used to eat it a lot when I was a kid. This is the first time that I made and it was like walking down memory lane as I took the first bite. I have no idea where the recipe came from, but here it is:

1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
a pinch of sage
6 oz of cream cheese
4 T melted butter
1/2 tsp pepper
2 cups cooked cubed chicken
2 packages refrigerate crescent rolls

mix all ingredients in medium sized bowl

separate rolls & flatten
put a spoon full of chicken mixture on each roll
fold corners to cover & seal

bake @ 350* for 20 min on UNGREASED pan!
(watch the timer. ours were done in 15 min)

My secret to getting the perfect amount of chicken...
8 Chicken Breast Tenderloins
To defrost put in the microwave for 4 min
To cook add another 4 min
Don't do a consecutive 8 min
Keep track of the chicken so it doesn't over cook

The below pictures are how I "folded and sealed" the rolls. The funny part is, is I felt like I was putting a diaper on a baby! ;) If you look closely at the pictures you'll see what I mean!

Here is the finished product:

What it looks like bitten into and what it looks like on the plate:

It was a quick and easy dinner to make and as you see I added peas. Add whatever vegetable you want and enjoy!

Let us know what you think!

Jan 22, 2011

Make Your Own Pizza

Well, this second post isn't exactly what I wanted it to be... but I guess that's what happens when you're sick.

I had this cool dinner idea in mind that I wanted to make today but I just don't have the energy. It takes everything out of me to get up and move around and by the time we were done putting the fixings on the pizza I was out of breath. It's kind of sad.

So this pizza is simple and easy and takes less then 15 minutes and it's perfect for date night of all ages or a night when you're simply too out of breath to do anything else! (No pun intended)

^Great Pizza crust for those who love thin crust. After we put the sauce and toppings on we simply put it in the oven for about ten minutes according to the directions and it was fine. I would prefer a home made or thicker crust but considering the circumstances it was perfect.

^These are the ingredients that we used. The sauce was too runny. It was in our pantry and I think it came from a pizza kit that we got as a wedding gift. I would recommend using just about anything else. As you'll see in later pictures we also added some canadian bacon that we had in fridge. (Don't mind the pancakes in the background, that was from dinner the night before.)

^This pizza is now cooked. Now the best part about this is you can put whatever ingredients on that you want. And it's fun to make. I don't like the Canadian Bacon and my husband doesn't like olives. We had fun and we always have fun making pizza.

^Now to add the beverage! We don't drink but we like to have fun and our favorite (or I should say my favorite) kind of root beer is IBC.

So after popping the tops and enjoying our "home made" pizza it continued to be a relaxing evening.

Make your own pizza. Let us know how it turns out and what you changed if any!


Jan 20, 2011


Welcome to the Stoker Kitchen!

All my life, which isn't very long, I've never enjoyed cooking or baking until recently. I guess that's what happens when you get married and move out of your parents house and then you have to. I enjoy cooking and baking when I have someone that will appreciate it.

My goal with this blog is two-fold.
1) I will post recipes. New and old. Tasty and even disgusting if I come across one. Recipes from scratch and freezer dinners alike. This is just an opportunity to learn and try new things and share with you what we as a family discover in our cooking adventures.
2) I am a professional photographer. You'll see a link to my photography page on the left side. This will also give me a chance to continue to learn and enhance my skills by photographing the process of cooking or baking what I post.

I hope you enjoy and please, please feel free to comment and try the recipes and share how you feel about them.