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October 22, 2008

Chicken Pot Pie Soup – two ways

Chicken Pot Pie Soup

…until puffy and slightly browned on top. Add salt and pepper to the soup, to taste. Serve with puff pastry on top. Chicken Pot Pie Soup – The uber easy way  Print recipe Save to Recipe Box adapted from Dinner | Servings: 4 Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 10 min | Total time: 10 min Ingredients 2 cups cooked cubed chicken (If you want to save time, I recommend pre-cooked chicken) 2 cans condensed cream of potato 1 can…

November 17, 2009

Sweet Potatoes Galore: Soup, rolls and mash

…You can use any kind of milk, but I would reduce the half and half the creamier it gets, ie use 1 cup whole and no half and half or 3/4 cup 2% and 1/4 cup half and half. In the end you should have one cup of milk in whatever combination you like, but this soup is better the creamier it is. Process Add sweet potato chunks to a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook, covered, for about 15 minutes or until tender. In a large,…

June 15, 2011

Cheesy Potato and Vegetable Frittata

…ike this are my absolute favorite because I can use ingredients that I have on hand or whatever I’m in the mood for instead of having to slavishly follow a recipe. I feel like that kind of improvisation is the key to becoming a better cook. I’ve come far from those days of boxed mashed potatoes and I hope to go even farther. Cheesy Potato and Vegetable Frittata  Print recipe Save to Recipe Box from Back to the Cutting Board,…

March 29, 2011

Tex-Mex Potato Soup

Tex Mex Potato Soup

…soup at Panera Bread and it made me remember how much I love it, so I decided to improvise my own version at home. I love spicy soup like my favorite Chicken Tortilla Soup and I love cheesy potato soup, so I figured I would combine those two into a single Tex-Mex inspired potato soup. I looked up other potato soup recipes for reference and many were made with ingredients like cream and eggs. I wanted to keep things lighter since I knew I would…

September 26, 2011

Spiced Apple and Pear Shortcakes (and Apple Scones)

…ents 1 cup light brown sugar 2 tsp. apple pie spice* 2 tbsp. butter 3 cups (about 1 1/2 pounds) sliced peeled Bartlett or Anjou pears 2 1/2 cups (about 1 1/2 pounds) sliced peeled Granny Smith apples *Make apple pie spice by combining 2 tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. nutmeg and 1/2 tsp. cardamom. Process Combine brown sugar and apple pie spice in a small bowl. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add sugar mixture, pears and apples….

February 15, 2012

Lemon and Cream Cheese-filled King Cakes

Lemon and Cream Cheese-filled King Cakes

…eat oven to 375 degrees (F). Beat together one egg and 1 tablespoon of milk and brush the top and sides of the rings. Bake in middle of oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Slide the cakes onto wire racks to cool completely. Let sit for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving. Once the cakes are cool, combine the powdered sugar, lemon juice and 3 tablespoons of water in a deep bowl and stir until smooth. Add more water a little…

October 6, 2011

Pumpkin-Apple Pancakes with Apple Cider Syrup

…lt. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, pumpkin, grated apple, cider, oil and vanilla. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients. Gently mix together with a wooden spoon until just combined. All the flour should be incorporated but lumps are fine. The batter will be thick, but you can add a bit more cider if you want to thin it out a little more. Melt 1 tbsp. butter or oil in a large pan or griddle…

September 19, 2012

Caramel & Cinnamon Banana Oat Bars

Caramel & Cinnamon Banana Oat Bars

…as a neutral flavor. There are also virgin/extra-virgin unrefined coconut oils which have a more pronounced coconut flavor. I think it would be fine to use either in this recipe but if you don’t want the coconut flavor coming through look for a refined coconut oil. I found Caramel Bits (from Kraft) at Target in the baking aisle along with the chocolate chips. (I’ve also seen them at Walmart and several grocery stores.) King Arthur…

October 27, 2010

Homemade Twix Bars and Pumpkin Twix Bars!

Homemade Twix Bars and Pumpkin Twix Bars!

…ite Halloween candy? Homemade Twix Bars – Original and Pumpkin version  Print recipe Save to Recipe Box adapted from Desserts by the Yard by Sherry Yard , via Not Without Salt Pumpkin shortbread adapted from The only difference between the two versions is the shortbread recipe. I’m combining both recipes into one since they are similar, just pay attention when it says “original version” or “pumpkin…

January 25, 2012

Tomato Noodle Soup (Homemade Spaghetti-Os!)

Tomato Noodle Soup

…to make your own tomato sauce, I solute you. But I’m going to keep buying my Muir Glen organic tomato sauce since I know it tastes good and their cans are BPA free. (Note: this is not a paid anything, I’m just recommending what I like to use!) And one of the reasons I always reached for canned soup in the first place was out of pure laziness, so I didn’t see any point in complicating the recipe. I like that it’s simple…