Salsa Chicken Casserole

Ingredients :

1 cup uncooked rice
1 cup frozen corn kernels (thawed)
1 (15 oz.) can black beans
1 (16 oz.) jar salsa
1 cup chicken broth
½ Tbsp chili powder
½ tsp oregano
2 large (1.5 lbs.) chicken breasts
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 whole green onions, sliced

Salami and Cream Cheese Roll-ups

Ingredients :
1 pound cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 -3/4 pounds salami sliced thin (thinner is better as it rolls easier)
1/2 green pepper, thinly sliced

Instructions :
1. Lay out a large piece of plastic wrap on the work surface. Place the cream cheese on top of the plastic wrap and cover with another piece of wrap the same size. With a rolling pin roll the cream cheese out into an even layer, approximately 1/4-inch thick. Watch the edges of the cream cheese as it rolls out because the top wrap can work its way under the cheese. To avoid this, occasionally pull the wrap off and replace it to continue rolling the cheese into a rectangle.

2. Remove the top layer of plastic wrap and add the salami, overlapping the slices until all the cream cheese is covered, lightly press the salami into the cream cheese to make it stick. Replace the plastic wrap and carefully flip the salami and cheese so that the cream cheese is again on top. Remove the wrap and place the sliced green peppers over the cheese.

3. Roll the salami over the cream cheese being careful not to leave any air space (this make it harder to cut later) and use the plastic wrap to pull it tight as you work. Roll the meat log and press the outer layers tight to hold it all together. Wrap the log in plastic wrap and refrigerate 4-6 hours or overnight (it can be cut without chilling, but the longer it chills the easier it is to cut.) Cut the meat slices thin, taste one on a cracker, as large crackers may need a thicker slice, while smaller crackers will need one cut thinner. Enjoy with your favorite beverage.

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

Ingredients :

For Pancakes:
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 Tablespoon canola oil
1 large egg, lightly beaten
(OR use a boxed pancake batter)
Cinnamon Filling:
1/2 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
Cream Cheese Glaze:
4 Tablespoons butter
2 ounces cream cheese
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Baked Parmesan fries

Baked Parmesan fries - minced garlic, herbs de Provence, olive oil - bake, then grate fresh Parmesan on top. Healthy and delicious!

Ingredients :
2 large russet potatoes
3 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon Herbes de Provence
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly grated parmesan
Salt and freshly ground black pepper