Recipe

chicken pillow recipe

I have posted this recipe before… but thought I would post it again since I am making it for dinner tonight. Thought you might want a simple dinner idea. This recipe is one that my whole family loves, it is quick and easy to make and comes out delicious every time. IMG_2462 I thought I would pass along one of my favorite ways to use cressent rolls.

  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 8oz cream cheese
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 1/4 cup celery chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, pepper, garlic powder

You will need one package of crescent rolls,

Mix the items listed above in bowl, and spoon 2 TBS into each crescent roll.

IMG_2453IMG_2456IMG_2457IMG_2455IMG_2458Bake at 350 degrees for 13-16 minutes till golden brown.
If you find the triangle  hard to work with you can make larger ones buy using two rolls, in a rectangle shape folded in half.  Just add twice the amount of filling since you are using two rolls.

IMG_2459We eat them with chicken gravy on top.  ( Can of Cream of Chicken soup, thinned down with a little bit of milk)

Hope you enjoy!

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Fresh Strawberry Baked Donuts, Healthier options to comfort foods we all love, Dessert, Recipes, Valentines Day Dessert Ideas FRESH STRAWBERRY BAKED DONUTS ~ All the yummy goodness with less fat

Let’s face it donuts are not on the top of the health foods list, but they are SO GOOD it is hard to never eat them again.  Here is a recipe that will give you all the yummy goodness with less fat since you are baking them instead of frying them in oil. The fresh strawberry glaze is amazing!  These are perfect for a fun Valentines Day treat for that special someone.

Yields: 7 donuts
Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

Donuts:
1 cup all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
4 tablespoons vanilla Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons milk
1 egg
1?2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

Strawberry Frosting:
4 strawberries
1 tablespoon strawberry jam
1-2 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted

Fresh Strawberry Baked Donuts, Healthier options to comfort foods we all love, Dessert, Recipes, Valentines Day Dessert IdeasDirections:
1. For donuts: Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray donut pan with non-stick spray. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, and baking powder. Set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together yogurt, milk, egg, vanilla and melted butter. Slowly mix wet ingredients into dry – just until fully combined (do not overmix).
2. Use a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip (or Ziploc bag with corner cut off) to pipe the batter into a 6-donut pan. Fill the cavities about 2/3 full. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until donuts are set and golden brown.
3. Allow to cool slightly before removing from pan, about 5 minutes. Dip donuts into strawberry frosting 1-3 times, depending on desired thickness.
4. For frosting: Slice strawberries and puree with 1 tablespoon strawberry jam. Slowly stir in 1 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar, adding more until you reach desired thickness and consistency. Donuts are best served immediately. Store leftovers in airtight containers for up to 2 days.

***You may freeze the donuts (glazed or unglazed) for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and warm to your liking.

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Cheesy Chip Dip Recipe,  Oven baked chip dip, The Easiest Cheesy Chip Dip You will ever make, #ChipDip, #Cheese, #DipCheesy Chip Dip

If you like a good chip dip then this is a recipe you have got to try.  I had it for the first time about 15 years ago, it was a cold winter day we were getting together for a craft night with my cousins.  She pulled this hot bubbly chip dip out of the oven and we pretty much licked the pan clean… it was that good.  I told her I would love the recipe.  I was SHOCKED to find out how easy it was! I have been making it for social event ever since, and it is always a hit!

You will need

  • 1 80z brick of cream cheese
  • 1 can of Chili 15-19 oz(with NO beans) you just want meat and sauce
  • 2 cups grated Mexican blend cheese (or cheddar)
  • 3 green onions diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • Corn chips to eat it with

In the bottom of a 9×9 pan spread the cream cheese in an even layer.  I use the back of a spoon, or just get my hand wet (prevents the cream cheese from sticking to it) and press into  an even layer.  Next open your can of NO BEAN chili spread in an even layer, top with grated cheese.

Put into  an 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or till cheese is totally melted and edges of the dip are bubbly. Take out of oven, sprinkle on the cilantro and green onions.  Serve with corn chips and watch it disappear :)

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Apple Pie Cinnamon Roll recipe, #Apples, #Breads, #Desserts, #CinnamonRollsApple Pie Cinnamon Rolls

This yummy comfort food will have you going back for seconds.  It happens to combine my tow favorite’s into one. This made from scratch recipe, will soon become one of your family favorites.

Ingredients:

For the dough:
1 package Active Dry Yeast (2 1/4 tsp)
1/2 cup water, lukewarm
1/2 cup + 2 tsp sugar
1/2 cup milk, lukewarm
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 egg, room temperature
2 tsp salt
4 cups all-purpose flour

For the Apple Pie Filling:
5-6 Medium Apples, peeled and chopped
2 Ttbsp Lemon Juice
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Cornstarch
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Nutmeg
Salt
2 cups Water
4 tbsp Butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp ground cinnamon

For the Icing (Optional):
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Apple Pie Cinnamon Roll recipe, #Apples, #Breads, #Desserts, #CinnamonRollsDirections:

In a small bowl, stir together the yeast, water and 2 tsp sugar and let it sit until it foams up, about 10 minutes.
In a large mixing bowl add the milk, melted butter, egg, sugar, and salt and mix until well combined.
Add about half of the flour and mix until smooth then mix in the yeast mixture.
Slowly add the remaining flour until combined, if using a mixer you will have to switch to using your hands or a wooden spoon.
Remove the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead for about 5 minutes.
Put dough into a greased bowl, cover with a tea towel, and set aside to allow the dough to rise, about 2 hours.
Meanwhile Toss the apples in a large bowl with lemon juice to keep them from browning and set aside.
Pour cornstarch into a large saucepan and slowly whisk in water to prevent the cornstarch from getting lumpy.
Mix in the sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a pinch of salt and bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
Allow to come to a hard boil, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
Add the apples and bring back to a boil then reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes or until apples soften to the desired texture.
Remove from heat and set aside.
When dough has risen punch the dough down and remove from the bowl.
Roll the dough out on a well-floured surface into roughly a 16×24 inch rectangle
Spread the softened butter over the dough.
Mix the brown sugar with the cinnamon and sprinkle evenly across the butter.
Spread the apple mixture over top of the the brown sugar.
Roll into a log, starting lengthwise; the log should end up approximately 24 inches long.
Slice evenly to create the seperate rolls.
Line a 9×13 baking pan with parchment paper and place the cinnamon rolls in the pan, making sure they are not touching.
Cover with a clean dish towel and allow the dough to double again, about 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 375?F.
Bake the rolls for about 22-25 minutes.
If a glaze is desired, mix powdered sugar, milk and vanilla together with a whisk.
Drizzle the glaze over top of the cinnamon rolls and serve.Apple Pie Cinnamon Roll recipe, #Apples, #Breads, #Desserts, #CinnamonRolls

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DIY - make your own popcorn in paper bag with a microwave, how to make microwave popcorn in a brown paper bagWe posted this recipe 2 years ago but one of our readers asked me to post it again, I figured it was a great healthy snack idea for 2015.  Hope you enjoy it as much as my kids do!

Make your own healthy popcorn in your microwave with bulk popcorn kernels. It is a thrifty way to have healthy and very delicious popcorn.

All too often we grab those microwave popcorn boxes that are “butter” flavored because they were on sale. Have you ever seen the ingredient list? Arghh…

Make Your own microwave popcorn

To make this yummy and thrifty popcorn all you need is:

  • 1/4 cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 tsp Olive oil, or other healthy oil. (teaspoons)
  • 1/4 salt (optional)
  • one lunch sack size brown paper bag

In the paper bag, add the popcorn, pour the oil over the popcorn in the bag. Next add the salt, and fold over the top of the bag at least twice. Shake the bag to coat the popcorn. Place the bag on a paper plate, or napkin. Cook on high for 2-3 mins, or until there is a 2-3 second pause as the popcorn popping is slowing down.

Carefully pull out, and pour into a bowl… and enjoy healthy and thrifty Do It Your self popcorn in a microwave!

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How to Roast Chestnuts

How to roast chestnuts

We all have heard the Christmas song – “Chestnuts Roasting on an open fire”. But have you ever actually roasted chestnuts? Every year my (Matt’s) mom would scavenge through the grocery stores to find the hard to find Chestnuts. Each Christmas she would cook them for our family. Chestnuts have a dry taste to them and are some what in need of a salt dip and a good cup of cider to go with it. If you are lucky enough to find these in your grocery store and have never had them, they are a fun way to spend time enjoying some Christmas music, a warm cup of cider, and your family making memories.

Ingredients:

1 pound Chestnuts

Items needed:

  • Roasting pan or cookie sheet
  • Salt
  • some friends to share the Holidays

How to Roast Chestnuts

First lay them all out with the flat side down. With a large knife that is easy to hold and with some weight to it. Tap small “X” shapes into the top of the shell. Be careful not to slice down into the Chestnut inside. Chestnuts have a inner husk also that peels off after roasting.

Place on a cookie sheet and roast the chestnuts in the oven for about 15 mins. The main thing is to allow the shell X you cut to peel back.

How to Roast ChestnutsOnce the shells start to peel back you can take one out to try it out. The nuts are soft nuts and have a “chew” to them. They shouldn’t be hard. Some nuts in stores tend to be old or dried out so it is hit and miss on the year if you get good nuts or not.

How to Roast Chestnut

Now pour a little pile of salt on your plate, break up the soft warm roasted Chestnuts and enjoy. They are as some say – different, but it is always a fun event to remember and enjoy with my family and I know yours will love it too.

Merry Christmas

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