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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Saucy Chicken

Saucy Chicken

Hi everybody :)

I'm still looking out for more quick-cooking recipes. Although this recipe is made for the slow-cooker, it still comes together in a snap. I listed the direction for the slow-cooker below but I cooked mine in the Super Pot. Let's get it started...

Saucy Chicken  adapted Taste of Home Quick Cooking Annual Cookbook (2010)
Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4-1/2 hours
6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each) (I used chicken tenderloins)
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon (I used poultry seasoning)
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/3 cup white wine or chicken broth

Place chicken in a 5-qt. slow cooker. 

In a small bowl, combine the cream of mushroom soup, onion soup mix, thyme, pepper and tarragon; pour over chicken.  (I added about 1/2 cup chicken stock to  the cream mixture.)
Cover and Cook on low for 4-5 hours or until a meat thermometer inserted into the chicken reads 170°. (I cooked it until the liquid reduced down to a thick sauce and meat was tender, about 1 1/2 hours, skipping the next step)

Mix cornstarch and wine until smooth; stir into slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until gravy is thickened.

What I Did and/or Think:
The changes I made are in Italic and Purple

The Taste: I LOVE the taste. The chicken was so tender in the creamy delicious sauce; definitely another GREAT REPEAT!

For Saucy Chicken with Vegetables:  The "Trio" carrots, onions, and celery can be added to this recipe also, just place in pot before adding the chicken.
3 cups sliced celery
3 cups sliced fresh carrots
2 cups sliced onion

I like to add my vegetables about 15-20 minutes before it ready, like I did here, because they seems overcook to me, especially with the Super Pot.

ENJOY! Come again...

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Sugar & Spice and Everything Nice @Seven Thirty Three
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Lemon-Pepper Brussels Sprouts

Lemon-Pepper Brussels Sprouts

Hi everybody :)

Brussels Sprouts is a vegetable, I recently learned to love a few years ago. I'm always looking for new ways to serve it. This recipe is from  Taste of Home Quick Cooking Annual Cookbook (2010)  I love quick cooking recipes and I had all the ingredients for this one. So let's get it started...

Lemon-Pepper Brussels Sprouts
 2 pounds fresh or frozen brussels sprouts, thawed and halved
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon canola oil
3 green onions, sliced
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the brussels sprouts in butter and oil for 10-12 minutes or until tender.

Add the green onions, lemon juice, lemon-pepper and salt; cook 1 minute longer. 
Yield: 5 servings.

What I Did and/or Think:

I love tangy taste of this recipe. I think next time I'll add carrots, lemon zest, and sweet onions to this for added flavors and color. This is definitely a REPEAT.

ENJOY! Come again...

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sweet Potato Pie with Caramel Streusel Topping

Sweet Potato Pie with Caramel Streusel Topping

Hi everybody :)

Come join Love the Pie with Tidy Mom  sponsored by Whirlpool and enter to win a new Whirlpool Range! Hurry contest ends TOMORROW!!

Well, I'm making my second pie for the contest over at  Tidy Mom's blog. The Praline Liqueur Pecan Pie was delicious. 

When I saw the Taste of Home recipe, it was for a pumpkin pie, but I decided to change things up a bit. Hey, I'm a sweet potato girl :) but I'm still warming up to using pumpkin.  Here's what I did...

Sweet Potato Pie with Caramel Streusel Topping  adapted partly Taste of Home Baking, All NEW Edition


1 Pastry for a deep-dish single-crust pie 9 inches (I used Easy-As-Pie Crust)

For the Sweet Potato Filling: 
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups sweet potato, cooked
1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 

Streusel Topping:  
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 teaspoon cinnamon 
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup parked brown sugar
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup caramel bits
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

Line a deep-dish 9-in. pie plate with pastry. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond edge of plate; flute edges and set aside.

For the Sweet Potato Filling
In a bowl, whisk eggs, potatoes, cream, sugars, cinnamon, salt, allspice, nutmeg and cloves. 
Pour into pastry shell. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, make the streusel topping.

For Streusel Topping
Mix flour, oatmeal, cinnamon, salt, nuts, sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Toss in nuts and bits. Sprinkle generously over pie. (I had about 1/2 cup leftover)
Bake pie 25 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Tent with foil to prevent crust from over-browning. Cool on a wire rack. Store in the refrigerator.
What I Think:
IT WAS DELICIOUS!!!! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT!! Since the caramel bits didn't melt I will use caramel topping to drizzle on after baking.
ENJOY! Come again...

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Jammin' Oatmeal: Breakfast Is Served

Jammin' Oatmeal: Breakfast Is Served

Hi everybody :)

Welcome to another Breakfast Is Served. If you're just tuning  in to my post every Sunday I post a Breakfast Is Served. To catch up, last week breakfast was Freezer Buttermilk Biscuits with Honey Cinnamon Butter.

Today breakfast is all about the oatmeal. I love oatmeal and this recipe is one ways I serve it.

Jammin' Oatmeal

1 - 1 1/4 cups Oatmeal
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup milk (not shown)
Honey to taste
Jam or Preserves, any flavor; to taste (I love the ones with pieces of fruit in it)
2 tablespoons Pecan, Almonds, or Walnuts; toasted with Cinnamon Sugar Butter
Cinnamon Sugar Butter to taste

In a small pan heat water and milk over medium heat add oatmeal and cook as directed on box. Remove from heat.
  Add the honey and butter, swirling to melt. Add the nuts. Serve immediately.
I love the taste of this, it reminds me of eating a crisp or pie. My favorite preserve to use with it is cherry, but I run out of it :(. It's more delicious I think when using a jam or preserve with pieces of fruit in it.

ENJOY! Come again...

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Jaime @ Mom's Test Kitchen
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Marvelous Mondays @ This Gal Cooks 
My Meatless Monday: My Sweet and Savory  
An original Belle: Make It Yourself Monday
Sew Can Do - Craftastic Monday Link Up Party
Sumo's Sweet Stuff - Market Yourself Mondays
 Keeping It Simple - Motivate Me Monday Link Party 
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