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Healthy Homemade Avocado Lemon Salad Dressing Recipe

One of my most favorite dressings is this Healthy Homemade Avocado Lemon Salad Dressing Recipe.
Healthy Homemade Avocado Lemon Salad Dressing Recipe, with Lemon cilantro garlic and honey, great on any salad perfect for spring and summer menu plans
We are finally having some beautiful weather here. When we have nice weather I eat a lot more salad.  I tend to eat the same salad combos but like to mix it up with different salad dressings.   This smooth and creamy avocado dressing is pretty amazing. I like it on green salad, pasta salad or even a corn and bean salad. Hope you enjoy it too.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Avocado
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 a clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar (red wine vinegar works too)
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • salt/pepper to taste

Directions

Blend everything in a blender or food processor  until smooth and creamy. Add just a bit of water if you would like the dressing a little thinner. I do! Then adjust the salt.
This makes about 1/2 cup or so (give or take). Depends if you like it a little thicker or not. It should last 2-3 days in the fridge – the flavor changes a bit.  Of course you can double the recipe and adjust it to your taste if you tend to like it more or less with the acidity of the lemon/vinegar.

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Healthy Homemade Avocado Lemon Salad Dressing Recipe ~ Lunch or Dinner Idea

Course Dressing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • Half an Avocado
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • Quarter cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Half a clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • A Quarter cup apple cider vinegar red wine vinegar works too
  • Three Tbsp honey
  • salt/pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Blend everything in a blender or food processor until smooth and creamy. Add just a bit of water if you would like the dressing a little thinner. I prefer my thin! Then add the salt.
  2. This makes about 1/2 cup or so (give or take). Depends if you like it a little thicker or not. It should last 2-3 days in the fridge. The flavor changes a bit as it ages. Of course you can double the recipe and adjust it to your taste if you tend to like it more or less with the acidity of the lemon/vinegar.
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Chicken Cordon Bleu Hot Pocket Recipe ~ How to make Hot Pockets Fast Dinner Ideas

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Does your family like Chicken Cordon Bleu, then here is a Chicken Cordon Bleu Hot Pocket recipe that you have got to try! All the tasty goodness in an easy to eat “Hot Pocket” crust.  My whole family loves this recipe.  You can make extra Chicken Cordon Bleu Hot Pocket and then freeze them for easy lunch ideas later in the week.

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Recipe Yields 8 Chicken Cordon Bleu Hot Pocket

You will need:

  • 1 cup cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1/4 cup green onions
  • 1/3 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 80z cream cheese softened
  • 1 cups italian blend cheese
  • 2 80z cans of crescent rolls
  • 1 egg whipped (for egg wash)

How to make Hot Pockets, chicken cordon bleu hot pocket recipe #Recipe, #HotPocket #ChickenCordonBleuIf you are in a big hurry you can even use canned chicken.  But my favorite way is to put a chicken breast in the crockpot with a little onion, celery, lemon pepper.  Let it cook then shred it.  You can make up a big batch of shredded chicken and put it in freezer bags for quick meal options.

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In a medium sized mixing bowl stir together the chicken, ham, onions, garlic, parsley, cream cheese and italian cheese.  Open up your can of crescent rolls.  Each can will come with 8 triangle shaped rolls, but you want 4 rectangle rolls. Take your fingers and firmly press the two triangles together to form 4 rectangle rolls.  Divide the chicken ham mixture in half, in the bowl.  Then divide each half into four parts. This will give you 8 portions (to put into your 8 rolls).

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Place the chicken and ham mixture on one side of the crescent roll.  Take the other half of the dough and fold it over the top, use a fork to seal the edged and press the top and bottom of the dough together. In a small bowl whisk  egg with 1 tablespoon water, to create an egg wash.  Use a basting brush to brush the egg wash onto the rolls.

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 Bake at 375 degrees for 13-15 minutes or till golden brown. Enjoy!

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Hot Pocket Recipe ~ How to make Hot Pockets #DinnerIdea

Easy to make Hot Pocket Cordon Bleu - Great for dinner and make ahead of time to bring to work or school to heat up
Course Bake
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1/4 cup green onions
  • 1/3 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 cups Italian blend cheese
  • 2 8 oz cans of crescent rolls
  • 1 egg whipped for egg wash

Instructions

  1. If you are in a big hurry you can even use canned chicken. But my favorite way is to put a chicken breast in the crockpot with a little onion, celery, lemon pepper. Let it cook then shred it. You can make up a big batch of shredded chicken and put it in freezer bags for quick meal options.
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl stir together the chicken, ham, onions, garlic, parsley, cream cheese and italian cheese. Open up your can of crescent rolls. Each can will come with 8 triangle shaped rolls, but you want 4 rectangle rolls. Take your fingers and firmly press the two triangles together to form 4 rectangle rolls. Divide the chicken ham mixture in half, in the bowl. Then divide each half into four parts. This will give you 8 portions (to put into your 8 rolls).
  3. Place the chicken and ham mixture on one side of the crescent roll. Take the other half of the dough and fold it over the top, use a fork to seal the edged and press the top and bottom of the dough together. In a small bowl whisk egg with 1 tablespoon water, to create an egg wash. Use a basting brush to brush the egg wash onto the rolls.
  4. Bake at 375 degrees for 13-15 minutes or till golden brown. Enjoy!
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Crockpot Italian Chicken Recipe

Great Keto Diet Recipe or Low Carb recipe too

crockpot italian chicken

  Crock pot Italian chicken  Recipe:

  • 2-3 large chicken breast (more if your family eats a lot of meat)
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • Dash or garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 brick of cream cheese 

In your crockpot add chicken ( I used 2 large breast, they are about the size of 4 smaller breast that I am use to).  On top of the chicken, add 1 table spoon Italian seasoning. Add 1/2 cup water, 1 can cream of chicken soup, and 1 brick of cream cheese.  Put the lid on and cook on high for the first 1 1/2 hours,  mix it all up with a spoon making a sauce.  Put the lid back on and cook on medium/low for another 2-3 hours.  We eat it over the top of white rice, my family loves it.

I forgot to add that you can use frozen chicken, just add an extra 30 mins  to cooking time.  I love to take the chicken out of the freezer and pop it right into the crock pot…easy!img_0241

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Italian Chicken Slow Cooker Recipe

Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 2-3 large Chicken Breast add more for large families
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 dash Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 brick Cream Cheese

Instructions

  1. In your crockpot add chicken ( I used 2 large breast, they are about the size of 4 smaller breast that I am use to).  On top of the chicken, add 1 table spoon Italian seasoning. Add 1/2 cup water, 1 can cream of chicken soup, and 1 brick of cream cheese.  Put the lid on and cook on high for the first 1 1/2 hours,  mix it all up with a spoon making a sauce.  Put the lid back on and cook on medium/low for another 2-3 hours.  We eat it over the top of white rice, my family loves it.

    I forgot to add that you can use frozen chicken, just add an extra 30 mins  to cooking time.  I love to take the chicken out of the freezer and pop it right into the crock pot…easy!

    Italian Chicken Slow Cooker recipe
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Potato Cheese Soup ~ Hot and ready in 30 minutes or less

Potato and Cheese Soup, Recipe for Potato Cheese Soup, Valentines Day Recipe Idea,Quick and easy ready in 30 minutesI can not claim this recipe as my own, this was handed down in the Barrand Family Cookbook from Matt’s Mom.  It is a family favorite and comes out tasting absolutely delicious every time.  The best part is, it is super quick to make, but tastes like you slaved over a hot stove all day to make this savory soup.Quick and easy Potato and Cheese Soup, Valentines Day Recipe Idea, Vegetable

Potato Cheese Soup ~ made in 30 minutes or less

  • 6 cups diced potatoes
  • 1 Cup Diced Celery
  • 1 Cup Diced Carrots
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Onion
  • 2 Tablespoon Parsley
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups water

Cover with water  and chicken broth simmer until vegetables are tender.

  • Blend 1 1/2 cup milk with 2 Tablespoons Flour whisk into veggies.
  •  Stir until well blended, add 1 pound diced Velveeta cheese, stir until melted and well blended.

Take off heat, salt and pepper to taste.  Enjoy!Quick and easy Potato and Cheese Soup, Valentines Day Recipe Idea, Cheese and Milk

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Potato Cheese Soup

Fast Dinner Ideas - Potato Cheese Soup - ready in 30 mins or less

Course Dinner, Lunch, Soup
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Diced Potatoes
  • 1 cup Diced Celery
  • 1 cup Diced Carrots
  • 1/2 cup Chopped Onion
  • 2 tbsp Parsley
  • 5 cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 cups water

Instructions

  1. Cover with water  and chicken broth simmer until vegetables are tender.

    Blend 1 1/2 cup milk with 2 Tablespoons Flour whisk into veggies.

     Stir until well blended, add 1 pound diced Velveeta cheese, stir until melted and well blended.

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