MawMaw’s Chicken Casserole

Mawmaw's Chicken Casserole

MAWMAW’S CHICKEN CASSEROLE

Ingredients

3 cooked and shredded chicken breasts
1 can of Cream of Mushroom (or your choice) soup
1 (8 oz) tub of sour cream
2 sleeves of Ritz Crackers (crunched up)
1 stick of butter (melted)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix in the cream of mushroom soup, and sour cream into the shredded chicken and spread mixture into a 9×13 inch
pan.
Spread the crunched up Ritz crackers all over the the top of the chicken mixture.
Drizzle the melted butter over the top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 25 minutes until heated through and crackers are slightly browned.

Enjoy! So simple and so delicious!

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Ham and Cheese Rolls

Ham and Cheese Rolls

Ingredients

1 17.5 oz package (2 sheets) store-bought puff pastry(thawed but still cool)
½ cup pizza sauce
12 slices deli ham
1-1½ cup shredded cheese (mozzarella)
2 Tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon dried basil or oregano ( you can combine both)
2 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 F and line two large baking sheets
with silicone baking mats or parchment paper and set aside.
Place a sheet of thawed puff pastry onto a baking paper dusted with flour and
roll out into approximately 8×12 inch rectangle (dimension may vary depending on brand of pastry you use)
It should be rolled out thin but don’t thin it out too much or it won’t be able to hold the filling.
Spread athin layer of pizza sauce, arrange ham slices and sprinkle with shredded cheese
(do not over-top or else you won’t be able to roll the dough into neat log,
you can add more cheese onto top of each slice before baking).
Tightly roll up the dough like a cinnamon bun with the baking paper already under the dough
(lift the edge of baking paper and roll). Repeat the process with the second sheet of puff pastry and
the other half of the filling.
You can place rolls onto 1 prepared baking sheet and set it in the freezer for 10 minutes ,
it will be easier to cut, or you can cut it immediately.
Cut roll into slices, approximately 1-inch wide and place onto baking sheet keeping 2 inch apart.
(while you cut the roll slices will flatten and lose their shape but using your finger shape them
back into circle when place them onto baking sheet).
Combine olive oil with basil or oregano and brush the tops and edges of each slice, then sprinkle with parmesan.
Bake in preheated oven about 15-20 minutes (until the edges are golden brown).
Let them cool 5-10 minutes onto baking sheet (if the bottoms are stick a little run a thin knife under each slice
and transfer them onto a serving plate).
If you want make them ahead and keep in the freezer pack them into a foil.
When you’re ready to bake take them out the freezer for 15 minutes before cutting into slices,
then let the slices sit another 15 minutes at room temperature to thaw completely before baking
(brush with oil, sprinkle with parmesan and bake).

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Easy Apple Dumplings

Easy Apple Dumplings

Quick and easy recipe with just a few simple ingredients, that everyone will love.

Ingredients

2 (8 ounce) cans crescent rolls
2 sticks butter
1½ cups brown sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 ½ cup 7 Up (or other lemon soda)
2 apples (Golden Delicious or Granny Smith)

Instructions

Butter a 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
Preheat the oven at 350 F.
Peel and core apples, than cut each apple into 8 slices
Roll each apple slice in a crescent roll and place in a buttered dish.
Melt butter, stir in sugar, vanilla and cinnamon, and when it’s thickened,
remove from heat and pour over the dumplings.
Pour the soda in the middle and along the edges of a pan(not over the rolls)
Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until they become golden brown.
Serve warm.

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Broccoli Crunch Salad

Broccoli Crunch Salad

BROCCOLI CRUNCH SALAD

Ingredients & Directions:

1 head broccoli (chopped )
1 red onion (chopped)
1 cup sunflower seeds
3 strips bacon (cooked and chopped)
1 cup raisins

mix these in a large bowl

in a small bowl mix

1 cup mayonnaise ( i use miracle whip)
2 tbsp white vinegar
1/3 cup sugar

pour this over the broccoli and mix well
refrigerate for a few hours

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Parmesan Yellow Squash Fries

Parmesan Yellow Squash Fries

Parmesan Yellow Squash Fries

1 large yellow squash or 2-3 small ones
1/4 C. flour
1/4 C. Italian bread crumbs
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. smoked paprika
2 eggs
2 T. milk
1/4 C. freshly grated parmesan cheese

Wash the squash and then slice them into strips.
Combine the flour, bread crumbs, salt, pepper and paprika in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs and milk.
Line a baking sheet with tinfoil and spray with cooking spray.
Take each squash strip and dip into the flour mixture
then into the egg and place on the baking sheet.
Repeat with remaining strips. Once they are all on the baking sheet,
sprinkle the tops with the parmesan cheese.
Place under the broiler for 5-6 minutes or until they begin to brown,
remove and gently turn them over and return to the oven for another 2 minutes
or so or until browned. Watch closely, remove from the oven and enjoy!

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Crock Pot Rancher’s Roast Beef

Crock pot Rancher's Roast Beef

Crock Pot Rancher’s Roast Beef

Ingredients

1, 2-3 lb beef chuck roast
½ tsp kosher salt
2 tbsp canola oil
1 (.4 oz) packet ranch dressing mix or 1 tbsp homemade ranch mix
½ C sliced pepperoncinis
¼ C pepperoncini juice
2 tbsp butter
2 C beef broth
1 tbsp corn starch
½ C sour cream

Instructions

Heat canola oil over med-high heat. Season roast with salt and sear in hot oil until golden brown.
Place roast in crock pot and sprinkle with dressing mix, pepperoncinis, pepperoncini juice, and dot with butter.
Cook in crock pot on LOW for 6-8 hours or HIGH for 3 ½ -4 or until the roast is fork-tender.
Remove meat from pot and drain off cooking juices into a sauce pan, skimming the top for excess fat.
Add 2 cups of beef broth to the juices and bring to a boil.
Mix 1 tbsp of corn starch with ¼ C of COLD water and slowly pour into the boiling broth mixture.
Stir continuously until thickened and remove from heat.
Stir in ½ cup of sour cream into the thickened broth and serve over the cooked meat.

Read more at http://www.heatherlikesfood.com/crock-pot-ranchers-roast-beef/#kilmgz46Xxv1G6Sa.99

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Orange Chicken Stir Fry with Asparagus

Orange Chickin Stir Fry w Asparagus

Orange Chicken Stir-Fry with Asparagus

{This 20 minute Dinner needs to be in your plans this week!}

Makes about 6 servings

Ingredients:

1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast/tenders, diced into 1-inch pieces
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive or avocado oil, divided
2 lb asparagus, end portions trimmed and remainder diced into 1 1/2-inch pieces
1 small yellow onion, sliced into thin strips
8 oz button mushrooms, sliced
1 Tbsp peeled and finely grated fresh ginger
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
Juice of 2 fresh oranges
2 Tbsp raw honey
2 Tbsp cornstarch
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Full Instructions:

In a 12-inch non-stick wok, heat 1/2 oil over moderately high heat.
Once oil is hot, add diced chicken and season lightly with salt and pepper.
Sauté until cooked through, tossing occasionally, about 5-6 minutes.
Place chicken on a large plate and set aside. Return wok, reduce to medium-high heat, add remaining oil.
Once oil is hot, add asparagus, yellow onion and mushrooms, and sauté until tender-crisp, about 4 – 5 minutes,
adding in garlic and ginger during the last 1 minute of sautéing.
Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl whisk together chicken broth, orange juice, honey and cornstarch until well blended.
Pour chicken broth mixture into skillet with veggies, season with salt and pepper to taste,
and bring mixture to a light boil, stirring constantly. Allow mixture to gently boil, stirring constantly,
until thickened, about 1 minute.
Toss chicken into mixture and serve immediately over brown rice or quinoa.

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Grain Free Pumpkin Nut Bread

Grain Free Pumpkin Nut Bread

Grain Free Pumpkin Nut Bread

Ingredients

1 cup homemade pumpkin puree
4 eggs
1/3 cup Vermont maple syrup
¼ cup MELT Organic spread
½ tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
¼ cup tapioca flour
½ cup coconut flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
¾ cup chopped nuts of your choice

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350F.
Line a small loaf pan with parchment paper.
Mix the pumpkin, eggs, maple syrup & MELT Organic.
Sift in the salt, spices, flours, baking soda and baking powder.
Mix thoroughly.
Add the nuts and mix.
Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 45-50 minutes or until it tests done in the center.

Read more at http://www.confessionsofanover-workedmom.com/2015/01/allergy-friendly-grain-free-pumpkin-nut-bread.html#ql1DHEyQrjZlwpC4.99

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Carrot Zucchini Bread

Carrot Zucchini Bread

Carrot Zucchini Bread

INGREDIENTS
3 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups zucchini, grated
1 1/4 cups carrots, grated
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Place cleaned carrots in food processor and pulse until nicely shredded or chopped
repeat with zucchini
Beat together the eggs, sugar, and oil.
Add the all the other ingredients and beat well.
Pour into 2 greased and floured 9 x 5 loaf pans and bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour.

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One Dish Chicken

One Dish Chicken

One Dish Chicken

This recipe is so simple, cheap and delicious! The chicken is so moist and full of flavor.
You put everything in the same dish and bake, you can’t mess it up!

What you need;

4 chicken breast
About 1.5 pounds of cubed red potatoes
Fresh or frozen green beans, about 14 oz
1 pkt of Italian dressing seasoning
1 stick of butter, cubed

How to make;

Lay chicken down the middle of a 9×13 baking dish.
Lay potatoes and green beans along side of the chicken.
Season with salt and pepper (optional).
Sprinkle Italian seasoning over everything and top with cubes of butter.
Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 1 hour.

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