Food Art Friday for July 10th

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Chicken & Vegetables Over Pasta

Submitted by M. Bernadette Fawver
Serves 4


4 chicken breasts, cubed 1 c. sliced mushrooms
2 tbsp butter 14-16 oz. cubed tomatoes (1 can)
2 tbsp olive oil 2/3 c. dry white wine
1 large onion, finely chopped 4-6 tbsp heavy cream
2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tsp Italian seasoning
2 bell peppers (red, yellow, or green) cut into 1½” cubes salt & pepper
pasta to serve


  1. Season the chicken with salt & pepper to taste.  Heat oil and butter in a skillet; fry the chicken until browned all over.  
  2. Remove the chicken from the skillet.  Add the onion & garlic to the skillet & cook gently until just beginning to soften.  
  3. Add the bell peppers to the skillet with the mushrooms & continue to cook for a few minutes longer, stirring occasionally.  Add the Italian seasoning.  
  4. Add the tomatoes & plenty of seasoning to the skillet & then transfer the vegetable mixture to an oven safe casserole.
  5. Place the chicken on the bed of vegetables.  Add the wine to the skillet & bring to a boil.  Pour the wine over the chicken & cover the casserole.  
  6. Cook in a preheated oven at 350°F. for 50 minutes.  When ready to serve, add cream & serve over pasta.

Shrimp Pizza Dip

Submitted by Ali


1½ pkgs cream cheese 1/3 c. Worcestershire sauce
Cocktail Sauce ½ c. white onions, finely chopped
½ c. bell pepper, finely chopped ½ c. black olives, finely chopped
1 small can of tiny cocktail shrimp 1 (8 oz.) package Colby-Jack cheese, shredded


  1. Build this just like a pizza. Start with a shallow, round pizza pan or rectangular shallow pan of equal size. Microwave cream cheese for about 30 seconds or left soften at room temperature. Blend cream cheese with Worcestershire sauce until smooth & a light tan color. Spread over bottom of pan like you could dough for a pizza crust.
  2. Add cocktail sauce as you would pizza sauce. Not too thick, but covering the cream cheese.
  3. Next, sprinkle onions, bell peppers, olives, & shrimp covering the cream cheese evenly with each. Then top with shredded cheese. This part needs to be thick so you can’t really see the other ingredients below. Serve with Fritos.

Pasta Salad

Submitted by Carli


1 pkg multicolored spiral pasta 1 small head broccoli, cut into florets
¼ cauliflower, cut into florets 1 c. cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 small can sliced black olives 1 c. Parmesan cheese
1 c. chopped bell pepper (any variety) 1 bottle Italian dressing


  1. Cook pasta as directed on package, then rinse & cool under cold water. 
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl & mix thoroughly. 
  3. Cover & refrigerate; serve chilled. 
  4. Receipe works well doubled or tripled for a crowd.