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Almond grape chicken salad recipeThis is one of my families favorites.   I made it last night for dinner with the grapes I got for only $1.29 per lb at Albertsons.  I also made some Grape Salsa.

Almond Chicken Salad with Grapes Recipe

  • 1 pound Diced Cooked Chicken Breast
  • 3 green onions diced
  • 1 cup red or green grapes halved
  • 3 stalks of celery diced small
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

You can cook the chicken breast any way you want.  But I prefer to roast it in the oven or do a quick boil…. but if I boil it I always add a little onion, celery, and garlic to the water.  Gives it a much better flavor.

Once the chicken is cooked thru, cooking time will vary on size of breast. I normally cook them 25-35 minutes.  Take them out, and let them rest on a cutting board to cool.

Once they have cooled down some (normally 10 minutes) chop them into small bite sized pieces. Put them into the refrigerator to cool even more.

Chop your veggies, add all the ingredients in a bowl.

Salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!

Almond Chicken Salad with Grapes Recipe ~ Cool Summer Eats
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound Diced Cooked Chicken Breast
  • 3 green onions diced
  • 1 cup red or green grapes halved
  • 3 stalks of celery diced small
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup mayo
  • ½ cup sour cream
Instructions
  1. You can cook the chicken breast any way you want. But I prefer to roast it in the oven or do a quick boil…. but if I boil it I always add a little onion, celery, and garlic to the water. Gives it a much better flavor.
  2. Once the chicken is cooked thru, cooking time will vary on size of breast. I normally cook them 25-35 minutes. Take them out, and let them rest on a cutting board to cool.
  3. Once they have cooled down some (normally 10 minutes) chop them into small bite sized pieces. Put them into the refrigerator to cool even more.
  4. Chop your veggies, add all the ingredients in a bowl.
  5. Salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!

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Cashew Chicken and Broccoli, one pot meal ready in less than 15 minutes. Quick Meal ideas #CashewChicken, #BroccoliChicken, #Recipe

Cashew Chicken and Broccoli

~ One pot meal ready in less than 15 minutes

I needed a meal FAST tonight, nothing sounded good…. so I decided to invent something.  I have done this since I was a a teen, I get an idea in my head and then “invent” the recipe.  Some times it is amazing and some times it means we have cold cereal for dinner…lol. I was throwing everything into one pan a pan and my 9 year old said, “MOM you know you just put nuts in with the broccoli and chicken…. did you mean to do that”.  Made me laugh.

Good news is this recipe took less than 15 minutes to make (same time as it took the rice to cook) and it turned out awesome.  My whole family ate it up, it will be one we make again for sure.

Cashew Chicken and Broccoli, one pot meal ready in less than 15 minutes. Quick Meal ideas #CashewChicken, #BroccoliChicken, #Recipe

Recipe yields 4 servings (fed my family of 6 with left overs, but we have small kids at home)

Prep time 5 min, Cook time 10 minutes

You will need:

  • 4 cups raw broccoli
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup sliced yellow onion
  • 1-2 cups cooked chicken ( you can even use canned chicken if you’re in a rush)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cup chicken stock

Add at the end of cooking:

  • 1/4 cup water mixed with 2 tablespoons corn starch

Cashew Chicken and Broccoli, one pot meal ready in less than 15 minutes. Quick Meal ideas #CashewChicken, #BroccoliChicken, #Recipe  In a large skillet add the broccoli, cashews, onion, cooked chicken, garlic, sugar, soy sauce, oil and chicken stock.  Turn on high heat, cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Once at a boil turn to medium heat and let boil for 7-8 minutes till broccoli is tender.  Once broccoli is cooked, stir in the corn starch water blend.  This will thicken your sauce, stir till well blended  and sauce has formed, take off heat.  Serve over rice or noodles. Enjoy!

Cashew Chicken and Broccoli ~ One pot meal ready in less than 15 minutes #DinnerIdea
 
Recipe type: Main
Ingredients
  • 4 cups raw broccoli
  • 1 cup cashews
  • ½ cup sliced yellow onion
  • 1-2 cups cooked chicken ( you can even use canned chicken if you're in a rush)
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1½ cup chicken stock
  • Add at the end of cooking:
  • ¼ cup water mixed with 2 tablespoons corn starch
Instructions
  1. In a large skillet add the broccoli, cashews, onion, cooked chicken, garlic, sugar, soy sauce, oil and chicken stock. Turn on high heat, cover with a lid and bring to a boil. Once at a boil turn to medium heat and let boil for 7-8 minutes till broccoli is tender. Once broccoli is cooked, stir in the corn starch water blend. This will thicken your sauce, stir till well blended and sauce has formed, take off heat. Serve over rice or noodles. Enjoy!

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Grandmas Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes ~ Quick and Easy Recipe

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When I was little my Grandma always made pineapple upside down cake,  the smell of sweet cake filled your lungs as soon as you walked in the door.   Grandma made everything from scratch, and I do not think I could ever recreate the exact ewwy gooey goodness she made.  But these cupcakes are a fast and easy copycat version that make me think of and remember the happy memories of my childhood.

Yields: 24 cupcakes

Ready in 45 minutes

Ingredients:
1?2 cup butter, melted
1 1?2 cups brown sugar
24 maraschino cherries
2 (20 ounce) cans crushed pineapple
1 box of yellow cake mix
3 eggs
1 1/3 cups pineapple juice
1/3 cup vegetable oil

Directions:
1. Move an oven rack into the middle of the oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Grease 24 muffin cups.
3. Line a work surface with waxed paper
4. Spoon 1 teaspoon melted butter into the bottom of each muffin cup.
5. Spoon 1 tablespoon brown sugar in each muffin cup.
6. Press a maraschino cherry into the center of the brown sugar in each muffin cup.
7. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of crushed pineapple over the cherry and compact it with the back of a spoon into an even layer.
8. Mix yellow cake mix, eggs, pineapple juice and vegetable oil in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until moistened, about 30 seconds. Turn mixer speed to medium and mix for 2 minutes.
9. Pour cake batter into the muffin cup, filling them to the top; do not overfill.
10. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
11. Allow cupcakes to cool at least 5 minutes before inverting muffin cups onto the wax paper to release. Serve with pineapple and cherry sides up.

 

Grandmas Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes ~ Quick and Easy Recipe
 
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 1?2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1?2 cups brown sugar
  • 24 maraschino cherries
  • 2 (20 ounce) cans crushed pineapple
  • 1 box of yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1⅓ cups pineapple juice
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Move an oven rack into the middle of the oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Grease 24 muffin cups.
  3. Line a work surface with waxed paper
  4. Spoon 1 teaspoon melted butter into the bottom of each muffin cup.
  5. Spoon 1 tablespoon brown sugar in each muffin cup.
  6. Press a maraschino cherry into the center of the brown sugar in each muffin cup.
  7. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of crushed pineapple over the cherry and compact it with the back of a spoon into an even layer.
  8. Mix yellow cake mix, eggs, pineapple juice and vegetable oil in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until moistened, about 30 seconds. Turn mixer speed to medium and mix for 2 minutes.
  9. Pour cake batter into the muffin cup, filling them to the top; do not overfill.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
  11. Allow cupcakes to cool at least 5 minutes before inverting muffin cups onto the wax paper to release. Serve with pineapple and cherry sides up.

 

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My kids are so excited about Mother’s Day, and they want to make a “project” or gift everyday to give me or their Grandma’s this weekend.  If you are looking for a fun Mother’s Day craft project for your  kids then you will love these corner book marks.

All you need is an envelope, pair of scissors, and crayons.

You need to keep the corner in tack (so when you cut it out, it creates a pocket).  Have your kids draw shapes like hearts or flowers on the corner of the envelope.  Use crayons or markers to decorate them.  Cut them out, this will create a pocket to slip the corner of the the book page into.  Simple as that you have a personalized gift for Mother’s Day.

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You might also want to check out this list of 15 Ideas for Mothers Day 

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