Easy Chicken and Dumplings

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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
Author: 
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 3 quarts chicken broth
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ 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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Raspberry Mojito Recipe

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Check out this Rasberry Mojito Recipe!

Here’s a fun spin on your everyday, traditional mint mojito. Grab the fresh raspberries and a few ingredients, you’ll have this cocktail poured into your favorite serving glass in 5 minutes or less.

What You’ll Need:

15 raspberries

10 mint leaves

2 tsp sugar

1 lime, split in half

1 1/2 cups soda water

lots of crushed ice

Directions:

1. In a large bottle or jug, combine the raspberries, mint, sugar and juice from half of the lime.

2. Cut the other half of the lime into small wedges and add to the jug. Add soda water. Shake ingredients together.

3. Divide the mixture into two tall glasses. Add 2 tbsp crushed ice to each glass and stir. Serve.

Raspberry Mojito Recipe
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Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
 
Check out this recipe for a Mock Raspberry Mojito- of course you can make it a little bit stronger!
Ingredients
  • 15 raspberries
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 lime, split in half
  • 1½ cups soda water
  • lots of crushed ice
Instructions
  1. In a large bottle or jug, combine the raspberries, mint, sugar and juice from half of the lime.
  2. Cut the other half of the lime into small wedges and add to the jug. Add soda water. Shake ingredients together.
  3. Divide the mixture into two tall glasses. Add 2 tbsp crushed ice to each glass and stir. Serve.

 

Enjoy!

Recipe derived from: TheGuardian.com

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Easy Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips Recipe


Easy Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips Recipe

While mashed potatoes are a great standard side to a wide variety of dishes sometimes you need a little something to jazz them up.   Kick up boring old mashed potatoes with a deliciously spicy root vegetable you may have never tried before- Parsnips.

They resemble a white carrot on steroids, and have a peppery and earthy flavor similar to radishes, they also provide a healthy dose of fiber and potassium. One of my favorite ways to reduce fat while keeping the creaminess and flavor of sour cream is to replace it with plain nonfat Greek Yogurt.

Another way to add richness without fat is to substitute Olive oil for butter in your recipe.  Give this recipe a try if plain mashed potatoeses and rice need a shake up as your go-to side dishes.  The parsnips can be boiled in the same pan as your potatoes and mashed right alongside as well.

 

Easy Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips Recipe

Ingredients:

5 medium sized Russet potatoes

1-2 Parsnips

½ cup Greek yogurt

3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

¼ cup low sodium chicken stock

Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

Peel and chop potatoes.

Peel and chop parsnip(s).

Fill a large pan with water, potatoes, and parsnips.

Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.

Reduce heat, cover, and cook for 20 minutes or until fork tender.

Drain water from vegetables using a colander.

Add remaining ingredients to potatoes and parsnips.

Mix with a hand beater or table top mixer until smooth and well combined.

And check out this Easy Rosemary Chicken to go with it!

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Easy Mashed Potatoes and Parsnips
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-6
 
Delicious and flavorful mashed potatoes with parsnips.
Ingredients
  • 5 medium sized Russet potatoes
  • 1-2 Parsnips
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup low sodium chicken stock
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Peel and chop potatoes.
  2. Peel and chop parsnip(s).
  3. Fill a large pan with water, potatoes, and parsnips.
  4. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  5. Reduce heat, cover, and cook for 20 minutes or until fork tender.
  6. Drain water from vegetables using a colander.
  7. Add remaining ingredients to potatoes and parsnips.
  8. Mix with a hand beater or table top mixer until smooth and well combined.

 

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Non-Alcoholic Mojito Recipe- Refreshing Mint ‘n Cucumber!

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Non-Alcoholic Mojito Recipe

This is your “go-to” drink for your next neighborhood BBQ!  There is only one word that best describes this mocktail = REFRESHING! Perfect to sip by the beach, pool, or in your own backyard.  Grab your favorite book and the suntan lotion, you’re in for a relaxing day in the sunshine.

Ingredients:

1 lime, quartered

2 sprigs fresh mint leaves

1 tablespoon white sugar

2 slices cucumber

6 cubes ice, or as needed

4 oz club soda

Directions:

Squeeze the lime quarters into a highball glass, and drop the limes into the glass.

Add the mint leaves and sugar.

Muddle well with the back of a spoon or muddler.

Place the cucumber slices into the glass, and fill with ice cubes.

Top off with club soda, stir and serve!  Feel free to add a lime wedge, cucumber slice, or umbrella for garnish!

Recipe derived from: AllRecipes.com

 

Refreshing Mint 'n Cucumber Mojito
Author: 
Recipe type: Drinks
Cuisine: American
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lime, quartered
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 2 slices cucumber
  • 6 cubes ice, or as needed
  • 4 oz club soda
Instructions
  1. Squeeze the lime quarters into a highball glass, and drop the limes into the glass.
  2. Add the mint leaves and sugar.
  3. Muddle well with the back of a spoon or muddler.
  4. Place the cucumber slices into the glass, and fill with ice cubes.
  5. Top off with club soda, stir and serve! Feel free to add a lime wedge, cucumber slice, or umbrella for garnish!

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Easy Rosemary Chicken

Easy Rosemary Chicken

Easy Rosemary Chicken

Flavorful, and healthy this Easy Rosemary Chicken is also simple and quick to prepare while remaining an inexpensive choice as well. It is a great dish for a busy weeknight but pretty enough to serve for a leisurely Sunday dinner.  Delicious Rosemary Chicken pairs well with wild rice, and asparagus for a healthy, filling meal.  The chicken stays moist and tender while Rosemary adds a sweet aromatic flavor.   Make extra and dice up  the chicken to top salads, use it for chicken and yellow rice, or make chicken salad, or mix into pasta salad. 

Ingredients:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

2 cloves crushed garlic

1 Tbsp. lemon juice

1 tsp. Dried Rosemary

Salt and pepper to season.

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°

Coat a cast iron or other oven safe skillet with olive oil.

Lay chicken breasts flat in skillet.

In a small bowl whisk; olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and rosemary until thoroughly combined.

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Brush oil mixture over chicken breasts to coat well.

Optional- top  each piece with a fresh sprig of Rosemary to infuse extra flavor and it also makes for a pretty dish.

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Bake for 30 minutes until cooked throughout.

And be sure to check out the 5 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies!

 

Easy Rosemary Chicken
Author: 
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. Dried Rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to season.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Oil a cast iron or other oven safe skillet with olive oil.
  3. Lay chicken breasts in skillet.
  4. In a small bowl whisk; olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, and rosemary.
  5. Brush oil mixture over chicken breasts.
  6. Optional- top with a fresh sprig of Rosemary.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through.
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Easy Mojito Recipe: Grapefruit Mock Mojito



Easy Mojito Recipe

This is such a fun spin on a traditional mojito, but with a little extra color and flavor!

This is the perfect beverage if you’re in the mood for something refreshing – without the alcohol.  Add to your next bridal shower, engagement party, baby shower, dinner party, backyard BBQ or serve up on a tray as a wedding signature drink.  The grapefruit mock mojito is also easy to make, looks beautiful in a clear glass and is easy on the budget.  Serve up something fancy at your next event and make this drink the talk of the party!

Ingredients:

3 teaspoons granulated sugar

5 mint leaves, plus sprigs for garnish

Lime (cut into wedges)

Ruby-red grapefruit juice

Club soda/seltzer

Ice cubes

Preparation:

Place lime wedges in bottom of glass, add sugar and mint.

Muddle together.

Add ice cubes.

Add half glass of grapefruit juice and remaining glass club soda/seltzer to top glass.

Mix together and serve with sprig of mint!

Grapefruit Mock Mojito
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Recipe type: Beverage
 
Mock Mojito Recipe With Grapefruit
Ingredients
  • 3 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 5 mint leaves, plus sprigs for garnish
  • Lime (cut into wedges)
  • Ruby-red grapefruit juice
  • Club soda/seltzer
  • Ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Place lime wedges in the bottom of the glass.
  2. Add sugar and mint.
  3. Muddle together.
  4. Add ice cubes.
  5. Add half glass of grapefruit juice and remaining glass club soda/seltzer to top glass. Mix together and serve with sprig of mint!

 

 

Recipe derived from: Martha Stewart

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Valentine’s Dinner Recipes

Valentine’s Dinner Recipes

Looking for the perfect Valentine’s dinner recipes for your sweetheart? Here are some of my favorites – from drinks to appetizers and entrees to desserts.  Those little touches can make a big difference in setting the mood for a romantic meal.  Here’s hoping your February 14th is extra sweet this year!

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 Valentine's Dinner Recipes

Rasmopolitan

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Agave Kiss Martini

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