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  1. Wednesday, January 31

    Chicken Croissants

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    Since posting originally posting this recipe at this URL, I have written a blot post about it, with much more thorough directions and measurements. Please click here for the full recipe!

     

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  2. Puffed Oven Pancake (aka German Pancakes)

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    puffed oven pancake

    Update 4/5/2011: This recipe is fine. I’ve been using it for years. But I feel I must tell you that I’ve discovered a better version – my friend’s family’s traditional Yorkshire Pudding recipe. Same ingredients, different proportions, so much better. So, you can use the recipe below if you like…or you can click here to see the new and improved Yorkshire Pudding recipe. I recommend you do the latter.

    Puffed Oven Pancake (aka German Pancakes)
     
    From Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book
    Author:
    Recipe type: Main Dish, Breakfast
    Ingredients
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 3 eggs
    • ½ cup milk
    • ½ cup flour
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put butter in baking dish (I just use an 8-inch casserole, I think the recipe calls for a round oven skillet or something)…heat in oven 3-5 minutes, til butter melted.
    2. Beat eggs. Add milk, flour and salt. Beat til smooth. Pour immediately into baking dish. Bake 25 minutes, or until puffy edges and looks done in center. Serve with fruit, syrup, powdered sugar, whatever you like!

     

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  3. Mini Molten Chocolate Cakes

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    MINI MOLTEN CHOCOLATE CAKES
    Better Homes & Gardens New Baking Book
    INGREDIENTS:
    3/4 C butter
    6 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
    Granulated sugar
    3 eggs
    3 egg yolks
    1/3 C sifted powdered sugar
    1 1/2 t. vanilla
    1/4 C flour
    2 T unsweetened cocoa powder

    DIRECTIONS:
    1. In heavy saucepan, combine butter and chopped chocolate; melt over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; cool. Grease six 1-cup souffle dishes/ramekins or 6-oz custard cups. Coat with granulated sugar.

    2. Beat eggs, egg yolks, powdered sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer on high speed about 5 mins or until thick and pale yellow. Beat in chocolate mixture on medium speed. Sift flour and cocoa over chocolate mixture; beat on low speed just until blended. Spoon into prepared dishes.

    3. Bake in a 400 degree oven 12-14 mins or until cakes rise slightly and feel firm at edges and softer in the center when pressed gently. Cool in dishes 5 mins. invert with pot holders onto plates. Cool 15 mins before serving. Can sprinkle with sifted powdered sugar and top with spiral garnishes and raspberries.

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  4. Baked Stuffing-Coated Chicken

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    Baked Stuffing-Coated Chicken
     
    Author:
    Recipe type: Main Dish, Poultry
    Notes
    This isn’t even really a recipe – it’s that easy. Just coat your chicken breasts in Cream of Chicken or Cream of Mushroom soup, then coat that in some prepared stuffing (like Stove Top). Bake in 350 oven until the chicken is done. That’s it. Cate GOBBLES it up. You can even do chicken breasts still on the bone, but I usually do boneless/skinless – easier to eat.

     

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  5. Debbie’s Easy Crockpot Chicken

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    Debbie’s Easy Crockpot Chicken
     
    From Debbie Blomquist, my aunt
    Author:
    Recipe type: Main Dish, Poultry
    Cuisine: American
    Ingredients
    • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
    • 3 cans cream soup (2 chicken, 1 celery is good)
    • 6 ounces cream cheese softened
    • 1 package Good Season Italian Dressing
    Instructions
    1. Place chicken breasts in bottom of crock pot. Blend soups, cream and cheese. Add italian dressing mix. Pour over chicken breasts. Cook for 8 hours on low or 3½ on high. Serve with white rice. Sauce may also be spooned over rice as a gravy.

     

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  6. Tostada Goop

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    Tostada Goop
    From Barbara Tanner, my aunt
    - 1 can cream chicken soup
    - 1 can green chiles
    - 1 chopped onion (I do less than a 1 whole onion)
    - 1 can chopped tomatoes
    - 1 can black beans (just long enough to heat)
    - six (or so) boneless skinless chicken breasts (can cut into chunks now or cook whole then shred it up later, which is what I usually do)

    cook in a crock pot on low forever (as in 8 hours or so…all day works). add beans at the end. serve over tostada shells and top with lettuce/tomatoes/sour cream/cheese/whatever suits your fancy!

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  7. Rosemary Chicken with Artichokes & White Beans

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    Rosemary Chicken with Artichokes & White Beans
     
    From Jennifer Schulte
    Author:
    Recipe type: Main Dish, Poultry
    Ingredients
    • 4-6 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
    • 1½ teaspoon dried rosemary
    • ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper (I use Kosher salt, it’s saltier!)
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 14 ounce can, diced tomatoes
    • 1 14 ounce can, white beans drained (I use ‘great Northern beans’ from Bush’s)
    • 1 14 ounce can, artichoke hearts (quartered if you can find them, if not just drain & roughly chop up whole ones into quarters)
    • ¼ cup chopped Kalamata olives
    Instructions
    1. Mix the spices together and sprinkle on one side of the chicken breasts. Heat the oil in large skillet to med high (I use a sauce pan, higher sides), add chicken seasoned side down and brown (3-4 min). Turn over chicken and add tomatoes, beans and artichokes, cook 5 min. Reduce heat and stir in olives, cook another 5 min or until chicken is done through and sauce thickens a little.
    2. Serving = 1 breast + ½ cup or so of the chunky sauce! I serve this with brown rice, cooked in chicken broth.

     

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  8. Blueberry Muffins

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    BLUEBERRY MUFFINS
    From: Mary/Grammy McCarthy
    These are the best… and when you don’t have blueberries, mini chocolate chips work. :)

    • 1 1/2 C flour
    • 1/2 C sugar
    • 2 t. baking powder
    • small 1/2 t. salt
    • 4 T butter
    • 1 Egg
    • 1/2 C milk
    • 1 C blueberries

    Mix dry ingredients together. Work in the butter. Add egg and milk, which have been whisked together. Carefully fold in blueberries. Sprinkle tops with sugar. Bake 400 degrees for 20-25 mins.

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  9. Grandma Blomquist’s Brownies

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    GRANDMA BLOMQUIST’S BROWNIES
    1 square butter
    2 squares baking chocolate (equiv: 6 T cocoa and 2 T butter)
    2 T karo syrup
    1 C sugar
    2 well beaten eggs
    1/2 t. baking powder
    1 t. vanilla
    1/4 t. salt
    1 C flour

    Melt butter, chocolate, karo. Add sugar. Add eggs. Add dry ingredients. Bake 350 degrees for ~ 25 mins in a greased 8X8 pan

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  10. Chocolate Bread Pudding

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    CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING
    From Cuisine at Home magazine (DELICIOUS RECIPE! YOU GOTTA TRY!)

    Melt:
    2 C semisweet chocolate chips (12 oz)
    1 C brown sugar
    1 stick unsalted butter, cubed

    Whisk together; Pour over:
    2 C whole or 2% milk
    3 eggs
    2 T vanilla extract
    2 t instant espresso powder
    1/2 t. salt
    13 slices Texas toast, staled and cut into 1″ cubes (1 lb)

    Fold in:
    Chocolate mixture

    Preheat oven to 350; coat a 9″ springform pan with 1 T unsalted butter. Melt chocolate chips, sugar and butter in saucepan over low heat. Stir frequently until chips are smooth, about 8 mins. Whisk milk, eggs, vanilla, espresso and salt together and pour over bread cubes. Toss well so the bread absorbs most of the liquid and begins to lose its shape. Fold the melted chocolate into the bread mixture, then transfer to prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour, or until the center springs back when gently pressed. Cool on a rack for 15 mins, remove the sides of the pan and slice.

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