Cooking with Coop

Real or Fake??? You Decide!!

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Real or Fake??? You Decide!!

Real or Fake???

Burgers to Go!

Burgers for the Guests

Birthday Cheeseburger!

Sooo FUN!!!

Real or Fake … You Decide!

Birthday Boy!!

Up Close & Delicious!!

French Fries!

Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts- On the Grill!!!

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Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts- On the Grill!!!

Bacon Wrapped Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts-On the Grill!

  • 4 large chicken breasts
  • bacon
  • 1/4C. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4C. shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/4C. cheddar-jack cheese
  • 1/4C. goat cheese
  • 1/4C. mayonnaise
  • cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/2C. chopped artichokes
  • minced garlic
  1. Butterfly the chicken breasts and gently pound until 1/2″ thick, keeping the chicken halves equal in size.
  2. Combine the cheeses, mayonnaise, artichoke hearts and minced garlic in a bowl and mix well.
  3. Spread the cheese mixture on one side of each chicken breast and place other chicken half on top so the chicken breast is “back together”.
  4. Carefully wrap the chicken breast with bacon making sure to cover the entire chicken breast.
  5. Gently place wrapped chicken on a baking sheet (I use a disposable one) with a cooling rack (to help the bacon cook evenly). Top with pepper.
  6. Gill using indirect heat for an hour or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
  7. Remove from grill and let rest for ~15 minutes.

Just off the grill!!

Ready to eat! SOOOO DELICIOUS!!

Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites!!

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Sweet & Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites!!

Bacon Wrapped Sweet & Spicy Chicken Bites

  • 2-3 chicken breasts
  • 1/3C. brown sugar
  • 1½t. chili powder
  • ½t. cumin
  • Bacon
  • Toothpicks
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cut chicken into ½-1” pieces.
  3. Mix together sugar, chili powder and cumin.
  4. Cut bacon in half
  5. Place bacon on flat surface, roll chicken in bacon.
  6. Roll in sugar mixture until well coated; making sure ends are also covered with the sugar mixture.
  7. Secure with a toothpick.
  8. Place on rack on a baking sheet and spray with cooking spray.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes.

SUPPPEERRRR DELIC!!!

Bacon, Bacon, Bacon!

 

Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins-Easy, healthy & Delicious!

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Oatmeal Blueberry Muffins-Easy, healthy & Delicious!

Oatmeal Muffins

  • 2½C. quick oats or old fashioned oats
  • 1½C. vanilla almond milk

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  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 1/3C. pure maple syrup
  • 2T. oil
  • 1t. vanilla
  • 1t. baking powder
  • 1t. cinnamon
  • 1/4t. salt
  • Fruit; blueberries, baked apples, strawberries etc..
  1. Combine oats and milk in a large bowl. Mix, cover and soak overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. Preheat oven to 375° and coat a muffin tin with cooking spray or line with cupcake papers.
  3. Combine egg, syrup, oil, vanilla, baking powder, cinnamon and salt with oats mixture and mix well.
  4. Pour ¼ cup of batter into each muffin tin.
  5. Top with 1-2tablespoon of fruit.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until they spring back.
  7. Let cook for 10 minutes in the pan.
  8. Serve warm.

*Keep in the refrigerator or freeze them. Reheat in the microwave for about 30 seconds.

Delic!

Healthy!

Easy!

Cheesecake Fruit Parfaits!

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Cheesecake Fruit Parfaits!

Cheesecake Fruit Parfaits

  • 1 (7oz.) jar of marshmallow fluff
  • 1 pkg. cream cheese-softened
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Crushed graham crackers
  1. Combine the cream cheese and the marshmallow fluff in a medium bowl and mix well.
  2. Put some strawberries in the bottom of a parfait cup add  cheesecake dip (or your favorite yogurt), add blueberries, more cheesecake dip and top with graham crackers!

Flower Party Favors!

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Flower Party Favors!

Flower Party Favors

  • Coffee filters; 6 for each flower
  • Food coloring & water
  • Cupcake cups
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Stapler
  1. Take two coffee filters; fold them in half and in half again and again…
  2. Starting towards the top of the folded coffee filters; cut a pedal in the shape you desire.
  3. Take two more coffee filters and repeat step one.
  4. Cutting towards the middle of the folded coffee filters; cut a pedal in the shape you desire.Pointed pedal will create a sunflower and rounded pedals are more diasy-like!
  5. Repeat step one with the last two coffee filters.
  6. Cutting closer to the bottom; cut a small pedal in the shape you desire.
  7. Put a small amount of water and add food coloring, swirl to mix. The more food coloring the brighter your flower will be.
  8. Dip an inch of the rounded pedal top edge of the filters in the food coloring. Set aside to dry. Repeat until all have been colored.
  9. Allow to completely dry, unfolding to help the drying process.
  10. After they are completely dry, open them up. Stack them with the largest on the bottom, then the medium ending with the small flowers.
  11. Staple the middle to secure.
  12. Place a small amount of glue on the bottom (in the middle) of a cupcake cup and place on top of the staple on the flower.
  13. Add cup cakes or candy!

 



 

 

 

Rosemary Chicken Salad Wraps

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Rosemary Chicken Salad Wraps

Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

  • 1 Rotisserie chicken-removed from the bone and chopped.
  • ½ C. Dried craisins
  • ½ C. Chopped almonds
  • ½ of a Red & green pepper-chopped
  • ¼ C. Chopped green onion
  • 1 ½ T. Minced fresh rosemary
  • ½ C. Seedless grapes-cut in half
  • ½ C. Fage yogurt
  • ¼ – ½ C. Mayo
  • Leaf Lettuce
  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Spoon into a piece of leaf lettuce like a taco.

AH-MAZING!!

DELICIOUS!!!

SOOO GOOD!!

St. Patrick’s Day Table Setting!

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St. Patrick’s Day Table Setting!

St. Patrick’s Day Table Setting

Get in the spirit with this easy, fun, festive table setting!

 

 

Twice Baked Chicken Potato with BACON & CHEESE!!!

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Twice Baked Chicken Potato with BACON & CHEESE!!!

 

Twice-Baked Chicken Potatoes

  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken- removed from the bone
  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • ½ C. reduced-fat sour cream
  • ½ C. low fat cottage cheese
  • ½ C. chives-chopped
  • ½ t. salt
  • ½ t. black pepper
  • 1 C. shredded cheese + ¼C.
  • (1 lb.Bacon – optional)
  1. Wrap each potato in plastic wrap and microwave for 20 minutes
  2. Preheat oven to 400°
  3. Cut each potato in half lengthwise, and scoop out the “guts”, leaving a little bit in the shell.
  4. Combine potato guts, sour cream, cottage cheese, chives, 1 cup shredded cheese and half of the bacon in bowl and mix well.
  5. Add chicken; mix well.
  6. Spoon potato mixture into potato shells.
  7. Bake at 400° for about 15 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven, sprinkle with cheese and remaining bacon bake for another 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

 

 

Twice Baked Deliciousness!

 

Oreo Pie; Celebrate Pi Day!

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Oreo Pie; Celebrate Pi Day!

Oreo Pie

  • Oreos (Family Pack)
  • ½ stick butter
  • 2-4oz. pkg. chocolate instant pudding & pie filling
  • 2 C. cold milk
  • 8oz. cool whip
  1. Crush ~32 Oreos in a food processor or resalable bag.
  2. Melt butter, mix in crushed cookies, press into a pie dish.
  3. Pour the 2 cups of cold milk into a bowl, add pudding and mix until thick. (About 2 minutes).
  4. Scoop out 1½ cups of chocolate pudding mix and spread on top of cookie crust.
  5. Mix half of the cool whip into the remaining chocolate pudding.
  6. Spread on top of the chocolate pudding in the pie dish.
  7. Crush 8-10 more cookies into larger chucks and mix in with remaining cook whip.
  8. Spread over pie.
  9. Crush the remaining cookies and sprinkle on top of pie.
  10. Refrigerate 4 hours.

DEEVVOOUUURRR!!!!

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