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Easy Chicken and Dumplings

by Jody Smith on February 10, 2014

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When the weather is cold and dreary all you want to do is curl up inside with a bowl of comfort food. You will definitely want to reach for this simple and hearty recipe for Chicken and Dumplings with tender pieces of chicken in a light broth and topped with delicious dumplings.  This one pot meal will warm you from the inside out and will be a hit with the entire household. Only 5 ingredients, a little bit of time and you will be enjoying a steaming bowl of Chicken and Dumplings, a cold weather southern favorite that has stood the test of time for good reason.

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Ingredients:

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 celery stalks (and any other veggies you might like)

3 quarts chicken broth

1 small onion

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup cold water

Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

Dice chicken breasts into 1”x1” pieces.

Wash and dice celery into small pieces.

Peel and dice onion into small pieces.

Combine chicken, celery, onion, and chicken broth in a large pot with a lid.

Simmer  for 30 minutes, until chicken is cooked throughout.

For Dumplings:

Mix 1 tsp. of salt with flour.

Pour cold water slowly into flour to form a sticky dough

Spoon dough by the spoonful into simmering broth.

Continue to simmer, occasionally stirring until dumplings are no longer doughy and

float to the top of the broth.

Serve and Enjoy!

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Easy Chicken and Dumplings
Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: American
Author: A Frugal Chick
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 3 quarts chicken broth
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Dice chicken breasts into 1”x1” pieces.
  2. Wash and dice celery into small pieces.
  3. Peel and dice onion into small pieces.
  4. Combine chicken, celery, onion, and chicken broth in a large pot with a lid.
  5. Simmer for 30 minutes, until chicken is cooked throughout.
  6. For Dumplings:
  7. Mix 1 tsp. of salt with flour.
  8. Pour cold water slowly into flour to form a sticky dough
  9. Spoon dough by the spoonful into simmering broth.
  10. Continue to simmer, occasionally stirring until dumplings are no longer doughy and
  11. float to the top of the broth.
  12. Serve and Enjoy!
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Bourbon Glazed Salmon

by Jody Smith on March 31, 2014

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 Delicious and flavorful Bourbon Glazed Salmon with a hint of ginger makes for a fabulous dinner choice, whether you are entertaining friends or enjoying a simple dinner for one.  If you love salmon already or you are looking for a tasty way to get some omega-3 fatty acids into your diet this recipe is sure to please, and with only 5 ingredients it couldn’t be easier to prepare.  Serve over white or wild rice with a side of asparagus.

Ingredients:

2 -6 oz. Salmon Filets

3 Tbsp. Bourbon

2 Tbsp. Soy sauce

2 Tbsp. Honey

1-2 cloves Garlic, crushed

sea salt and black pepper to taste

bourbon glazed salmon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Place salmon filets skin side down on a parchment paper  lined baking sheet.

Salt and pepper salmon filets.

Whisk bourbon, soy, honey, and garlic in a small pan over medium heat for 5 minutes until thickened.

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Brush mixture over salmon, coating well.

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Bake for 12-14 minutes until salmon flakes when poked with a fork.

 

Bourbon Glazed Salmon
Author: 
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2
 
Bourbon Glazed Salmon
Ingredients
  • 2 -6 oz. Salmon Filets
  • 3 Tbsp. Bourbon
  • 2 Tbsp. Soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. Honey
  • 1-2 cloves Garlic, crushed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees
  2. Place salmon filets skin side down on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  3. Salt and pepper salmon filets.
  4. Whisk bourbon, soy, honey, and garlic in a small pan over medium heat for 5 minutes until thickened.
  5. Brush mixture over salmon, coating well.
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes until salmon flakes when poked with a fork.

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Carrot Cake in a Jar

by Jody Smith on April 6, 2014

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5 simple ingredients make this carrot cake quick and easy to prepare. Baking it in a little mason  jar is an extra pretty way to serve it up to guests for an Easter dessert. Individual jar desserts are popular right now, besides being cute they make for a great portion size.  Batter can be made ahead of time, portioned into jars, and baked when you are ready to eat. The cake is sweet and moist with a slightly crunchy top, delicious on its own or topped with a spoon of cream cheese.

Ingredients:

¾ cup brown sugar

¼ cup and 1 Tbsp. coconut  or vegetable oil

¾ cup flour

¾  cup carrots, shredded

2 eggs

 Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine brown sugar, oil, flour and eggs until well mixed.

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Fold in shredded carrots.

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Oil sides and bottom of 4 small 4 oz. mason jars well.

Fill to 1/4 ”  from top with batter.

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Bake for 20-22 minutes until top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

Serve warm with a dollop of ice cream, cool whip or cream cheese frosting.

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Carrot Cake in a Jar
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup plus 1 Tbsp. coconut or vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ¾ cup carrots, shredded
  • 2 eggs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine brown sugar, oil, flour and eggs until well mixed.
  3. Fold in shredded carrots.
  4. Oil sides and bottom of 4 small 4 oz. mason jars well.
  5. Fill to ¼ ” from top with batter.
  6. Bake for 20-22 minutes until top is golden brown and a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.

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Earth Day Cupcakes

by Jody Smith on April 4, 2014

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Earth Day Cupcakes

If you need an Earth Day idea for whipping up at home with the kids, taking to the office or sharing with your child’s class this one is perfect! A simple box mix and store bought frosting become something special with a few added ingredients, and a creative finish.  Resembling freshly turned earth and a tree just planted, to honor Earth Day this topping is fun, simple  and pretty to create. Set up a small assembly line to put these cupcakes together and have them turned out in no time.

Ingredients:

1 box devil’s cake mix

1 container chocolate frosting

16 Oreo’s or other chocolate sandwich cookie

large package gummi worms

24 small lollipops

24 paper cupcake liners

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Prepare cake mix according to package directions, except use  applesauce for oil.

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Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.

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Bake for 18-20 minutes, stick a toothpick in center to check for doneness- if toothpick comes out clean they are ready.

Allow cupcakes to cool completely.

While cupcakes are cooling- pull apart chocolate sandwich cookies and scrape out white filling (what you do with the filling is up to you, no judgment here)

Place cookies in blender, food processor, or coffee grinder and pulse until they are crushed into a fine  powder.

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Stir 1 tsp. of almond extract into frosting container.

Lightly frost cupcakes.

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Pour crushed cookies into a shallow bowl, and dip cupcakes into the cookies, coating frosting well.

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Decorate with gummy worms and opened sour apple lollipop.

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 Be sure to check out the Earth Day Word Search and Earth Day Freebies!

 

Earth Day Cupcakes
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
 
1 box devil’s cake mix 1 container chocolate frosting 16 Oreo’s or other chocolate sandwich cookie large package gummi worms 24 small lollipops
Ingredients
  • 1 box devil’s cake mix
  • Applesauce
  • 1 container chocolate frosting
  • 16 Oreo’s or other chocolate sandwich cookie
  • large package gummi worms
  • 24 small lollipops
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions, except use applesauce for oil.
  3. Fill cupcake liners ⅔ full
  4. Bake for 18-20 minutes, stick a toothpick in center to check for doneness- if toothpick comes out clean they are ready.
  5. Allow cupcakes to cool completely.
  6. While cupcakes are cooling- pull apart chocolate sandwich cookies and scrape out white filling (what you do with the filling is up to you, no judgment here)
  7. Place cookies in blender, food processor, or coffee grinder and pulse until they are crushed into a fine powder.
  8. Stir 1 tsp. of almond extract into frosting container.
  9. Lightly frost cupcakes.
  10. Pour crushed cookies into a shallow bowl, and dip cupcakes into the cookies, coating frosting well.
  11. Decorate with gummy worms and opened sour apple lollipop.

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Easy Sweet Sour Chicken

I LOVE Chinese Food but not usually the calorie count that comes with the fried meat and heavy sauces.  I was thrilled to find a lighter version of this recipe without having to consume so many calories.  Plus this has a better shelf life then deep fried chicken!

Ingredients
1 pound of chicken (I got it from Zaycon Foods)
1 bag of frozen stir fry veggies
1 jar of Sweet and Sour sauce (I like La Choy Brand or you can make your own)
1 tablespooon olive oil
1 can Chow Mein Noodles
1 small can of pineapple (optional)

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This picture is for a double batch!

Directions 
Step 1: Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces

Step 2: Put the olive oil into a skillet and heat

Step 3: Brown the chicken in the skillet- be sure it is cooked all the way through

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Step 4: Once it is completely cooked add the frozen veggies- stir the veggies in with the chicken until they are completely cooked

Step 5: Add the Sweet and Sour sauce and the pineapple (optional).  How much sauce you use depends on how you like it!  Stir this just long enough that everything is coated and the sauce is hot all the way through.

Step 6:  Dish out onto plates!  Add the chow mein noodles right before you serve

This is a nice easy meal that can be prepared in about 20 minutes including prep time.  It also reheats great- I usually have leftovers for several days!

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Baked Chicken Recipe

by Jody Smith on March 28, 2014

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Not only does this Baked Chicken Recipe look beautiful to serve but it is moist and full of delicious Italian flavors.  If you have ever wanted to try baking your own chicken but have been intimidated by how difficult it looks, try this simple recipe and impress yourself and everyone else by putting this on the table.  Leftovers can be sliced or shredded and used in- enchiladas, sandwiches, casseroles, chicken salad, pot pie, and more!

 Ingredients:

1 whole chicken

2Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 small orange or lemon

1 1/2 tsp. Garlic salt

2 tsp. dried Rosemary

pepper and sea salt to  taste

Baked Chicken Recipe

Directions:

If your whole chicken contains a bag inside (giblets), remove and discard.

Rinse chicken inside and out thoroughly and pat dry.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

In a small bowl combine; juice of small orange, olive oil, rosemary, pepper  and garlic salt, whisking well.

Roast Chicken

Rub or brush olive oil mixture all over outside of chicken.

Lay chicken breast side down in roasting pan, place squeezed orange halves in cavity with a few pieces of fresh Rosemary if desired, to boost flavor even more.

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Bake chicken for 45-60 minutes until thermometer, inserted in center of thigh reaches 165 degrees.

Like this? Check out this Shrimp Fajitas Recipe!

Baked Chicken
Author: 
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 whole chicken
  • 2Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 small orange or lemon
  • 1½ tsp. Garlic salt
  • 2 tsp. dried Rosemary
  • pepper and sea salt to taste
Instructions
  1. If your whole chicken contains a bag inside(giblets), remove and discard.
  2. Rinse chicken inside and out thoroughly and pat dry.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  4. In a small bowl combine; juice of small orange, olive oil, rosemary, pepper and garlic salt, whisking well.
  5. Rub or brush olive oil mixture all over outside of chicken.
  6. Lay chicken breast side down in roasting pan, place squeezed orange halves in cavity with a few pieces of fresh Rosemary if desired, to boost flavor even more.
  7. Bake chicken for 45-60 minutes. Until thermometer, inserted in center of thigh reaches 165 degrees.

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The supplies are very easy and not too expensive.

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