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Featured December 30, 2014

1 1/2 cups Frozen Blueberries
1 container Light and Fit Greek Vanilla Yogurt
1 scoop of whey protein powder
1/4 cup 1 minute oatmeal
1 cup orange juice
1 cup 1% milk
a sprinkling of cinnamon

Blender it and it's good.  Next time I will do 1/2 cup of orange juice and 1 1/2 cups 1% milk to take away some of the sweetness. 

Baking Soda Biscuits-

Featured on October 7, 2013.

  Cloud Biscuits- 2 Cups of Flour, 1 Tablespoon of Sugar, 1 heaping Tablespoon of Baking Powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup of shortening, 1 egg, 2/3 cup of milk......Cut the shortening into the dry ingredients until it resembles course crumbs using a pastry blender or table knife.  Add the egg and the milk into the dry mixture until the dough forms a ball.  Take the dough and place onto a lightly floured surface to knead it gently about 20 times.  Spread or roll out to the thickness of how you will want the size of your biscuits.  ( I made mine approximately 1 inch)  Cut the dough with a round glass or a biscuit cutter.  Place on an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake at 450 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes, depending on the thickness. 
Stir Fry
Featured on February 5, 2014
Stir Fry

1 Cup boiling water with 1 Tablespoon chicken bouillon. (I used 3 cubes)
2 T. Corn Starch
2 T. brown sugar
2 T. Honey
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Ginger Root-Peel off 1/2 inch (use a potato peeler and don't use the outside, get into the meat of it.)
2 T. soy sauce
2 T. sesame oil

Mix together cornstarch, brown sugar, honey and garlic powder.  Add a small amount of the chicken bouillon water to make smooth.  Then add all the rest.  Add the ginger root, soy sauce and sesame oil, mix together and set aside.

Cut up vegetables:
green pepper

Whatever you have on hand

1.  3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut up into bite size pieces.  Add peanut oil in the wok and add the chicken, stir frying until well cooked.  I like mine to show some brown on the pieces.  Cover with a lid and also I didn't have peanut oil on hand and I used canola oil.  It worked fine.
2. Add cut up veggies and stir and pour a little oil over them.
3. Lower heat and cover, cook for 5-7 minutes. Or until your veggies are done to the way you like them.
4. Stir the sauce again and then add it to the pan-stirring all the time until it thickens.

I had made jasmine brown rice before I started the sauce because it takes 20 to 25 minutes to cook. 

5.  Put the stir fry over the cooked rice and add cashews or peanuts on top.

The other day I tried a different bread recipe.  It was very easy because there no kneading at all in it.  I didn't have to roll it out and it was made in one pan, an angel food cake pan!

It's called Sally Lunn and dates way back in the first Gold Medal Flour Cook Book of the early 1900's.

It says that it is named after a worker in a bakery in Bath, England. 

This is sour cream-banana bars. 
I had some ripe banana's and needed to make something with them.
This is great for breakfast and I made a mistake by leaving out the stick of butter.
Since it has sour cream it is still moist.  I also did not put on the frosting which cut down on the fat and sugar. 
Here is the correct recipe:

1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup dairy sour cream
1/2 cup butter softened
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas
(3 large)
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray jelly roll pan (15 1/2 X 10 1/2 X 1) with canola oil.
Mix  together ingredients with a mixer until smooth. Spread batter in pan and bake until light brown 20 to 25 minutes.  Cool and frost with Browned Butter Frosting.

Heat 1/4 cup margarine or butter over med. heat until delicate brown; remove from heat.  Mix in 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla and 3 T. milk until smooth and of spreading consistency. 
Spread on bars.


Vegetable Beef Soup
I started out with a boneless chuck roast 2 to 3 pounds.
I put it into a pan with some water and beef bullion cubes.
Onion powder and salt and pepper.
Cover it and bake at 375 degrees until it falls apart, 3 or so hours.

While the beef was baking I got a big pan out and put in:
5 peeled and chunked up potato's
1 large onion chunked up.
You can put any kind of vegetables in this. 
One large can tomato juice
can of green beans, corn, peas along with juice, peeled and chunked and carrots.

Add water and 4 beef bullion cubes salt and pepper to taste.
start simmering the pot and when the chuck roast is done tear it apart and add to the simmering pot along with the good juices.  Let simmer for 45 more minutes. 

2 packages active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water
1 1/2 cups lukewarm milk
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1/4 cup shortening (melted)
5 1/2 cups all purpose flour
In a large mixing bowl dissolve the yeast in the warm water and then stir in the remaining ingredients.  Beat until smooth, cover and let rise in a warm place until double, about 1 hour.

Stir down the batter.  Spread in a tube pan sprayed with canola spray.  Let rise to within 1 inch of top of pan, about 45 minutes. 

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Bake until loaf is golden brown and crusty.  45 to 50 minutes.  Remove from pan, serve warm. 

The finished soup

Can you smell it?

Thanks for stopping!

Found a really good Chicken Pot Pie Recipe on the All Recipes Website. 
It used just boneless chicken breasts, celery, carrots, onions and some seasonings.

I made a double 10 inch pie crust recipe and put it in a casserole dish to have plenty of room. 
The above picture is ready to put it into the oven.

Here is the nicely browned bake pie.
This was really good and easy. 
Recipe Follows:

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cubed

    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C.)
    2. In a saucepan, combine chicken, carrots, peas, and celery. Add water to cover and boil for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, drain and set aside.

    3. In the saucepan over medium heat, cook onions in butter until soft and translucent. Stir in flour, salt, pepper, and celery seed. Slowly stir in chicken broth and milk. Simmer over medium-low heat until thick. Remove from heat and set aside.
    4. Place the chicken mixture in bottom pie crust. Pour hot liquid mixture over. Cover with top crust, seal edges, and cut away excess dough. Make several small slits in the top to allow steam to escape.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown and filling is bubbly. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.

    One day I also made sausage calzones.
    Browned the mild Italian sausage first and set aside to cool.

    Diced up some onions and green pepper to saute and soften.

    Here is the dough all risen and ready to go.  I only let it rise once and then I formed the calzones.
    Following is the recipe:
    Homemade Calzone or Pizza Dough
    1 1/2 cups warm water
    1 package active dry yeast
    3 1/2 cups flour
    2 Tbsp Olive Oil
    2 tsp salt
    1 tsp sugar

    In a large bowl add together yeast and warm water, let sit for 10 minutes.  Then add in olive oil, salt and sugar and mix well.  Add the flour and mix together with large wooden spoon or mixer.

    Put two tablespoons of flour on the counter and dump the dough out on it scraping the bowl.  Put a little flour on top of the dough and start kneading it until smooth and elastic. 

    Clean out the bowl and then rub some olive oil on the sides.  Put the kneaded dough in the bowl and turn over to have oil on both sides of the dough.

    Cover with a wet towel and let rise in a warm place till double. 

    Also thawed bread dough from the grocery store will work fine.

    Along with the green peppers, onions and sausage I have mozzarella cheese, prego sauce and pepperoni.  It's ok to add anything you would like also. Make it your own for sure!

    I pulled off a piece of dough the size of a softball.  Spread it out on some flour till it looks like this.
    Add your ingredients.

    Fold over and seal, the dough expands easily.
    Put the calzones on a sprayed cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for at least 30 minutes until the tasty bunches of goodness look brown enough for you. 
    I added a little melted butter on top after bringing them out of the oven. 

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