Showing posts with label Cooking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cooking. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Chicken Pot Pie Weather

Chicken Pot Pie is pretty great anytime but especially when it's raining and you have left over chicken.

If you don't have left over chicken you can just pick up a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store. 

You will need cooked chicken about 2 cups full.
1 can of mixed vegetable ...I like veg-all. Or you can of course chop some fresh veggies. 
I stick of butter
1/4 cup flour
1 can of chicken broth
1 cup of heavy whipping cream
2 pie crust (pillsbury)
A pinch of white wine

Melt your butter

Shred your chicken

Drain your veggies

Sauté The veggies in the butter about 5 min on medium heat

While the veggies cook go ahead and get your crust and pan ready

 Use one to line the bottom

Add the chicken to the veggies 

Season more if needed

Sprinkle the flour in and stir it all in to thicken

Add chicken broth

Then add the good stuff!! This is what makes the pot pie so good!


A little white wine ( or a lot) 

Season a little more salt and pepper

If you fancy a few more veggies...I like to add peas at the end.

Poor into your crust 

Cover with the second crust

Tuck her in around the edges

Cut a few slits 

She's ready to bake

350 for an hour to an hour an 15 minutes 

It's ready and it's perfect!'


Serve hot and it is just as good or maybe even a little better heated up the next night!!


Sunday, September 22, 2013

First Day of Fall - Pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

I am so happy to have Fall roll in. There's a beautiful crisp chill in the air gives me a whole new energy. I have been going through a lot of changes lately and it's perfect timing because when God sends Fall he sends his tangible reminder that things are supposed to change. I happily welcome it with open arms and very little anxiety ;).

Here are my favorite Fall muffins. I probably crank out a couple dozen of these a week they become a staple in our house during the Fall and the best part is they are easy! No mixer required.

They are so good!

Here's the recipe.

The good stuff. Go ahead a get a couple cans of pumpkin because you will make them more than once!

Mix dry ingredients. I prefer wheat flour makes them more grainy and goes with the pumpkin really well.

Now it calls for pumpkin spice that I used to be able to find at Albertsons but we went everywhere and couldn't find it. So pumpkin pie spice is ok too but if you can find pumpkin spice it is better. I plan to search the metroplex looking for it soon.

Mix wet ingredients. Don't be stingy with the pumpkin!!

Mix wet and dry ingredients.

Add chocolate chips says 6 ounces but a little more never hurt anyone. I have tried both milk chocolate and semi sweet...I prefer semi sweet but the are both good!

Spray your pan it will make 12

Fill them up good right below the rim.

Bake for 22-25 min and your done.

Let cool!


They won't last...

Serve with coffee and a blanket :) 

Happy First Day of Fall!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Caramel Apple Fantans

Sorry I was MIA last week, things have been a little crazy in my work world and I had a small surgery that turned out to be a bigger deal than anticipated. However, I am thankful for the time to rest and for my health. Now, there has been just a little bit cooler weather in the mornings so I am of course thinking of Fall and getting an itch to transition to a new season. Here is a Fall inspired recipe from Southern Living and requested by Super Man.

Caramel Apple Fantans

Here's the recipe 

Start by making your dough 

Mix in eggs

Next few ingredients

Wheat flour...I love this stuff


Time to knead

For a good 6 to 8 min

Then lightly spray a bowl so it can rise

Next get the filling ready

Chop the apples

Sauté filling

Next assemble... I enjoyed the pictures showing how to... cause this could be tricky.

Add a little butter

Starting to smell good

Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on the goodness.

Next start to cut and layer

Seriously?! At this point Super Man is doing the food dance around the kitchen.

Load into tins

Time to go in the oven

All done

While they cool... cook the caramel glaze

Oozy goodness

All done

Here is how the magazine shows them

And mine...Beauty shot

Yummo! Superman loved them and they called for pecans but I was out so I am sure that would be a great addition.

Have a great Monday!!