Lemon Bread

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As my husband and I go on this journey of his lactose-intolerance, I find myself looking for recipes that don’t use butter or milk. This bread is more of a dessert. It has a yummy glaze that goes on top! I got this recipe originally from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe here .  She has awesome recipes, we are not friends or anything, but I frequent her blog. ** Makes two  8 1/2-inch by 4 1/2 inch pans What you need: 3 cups flour, all-purpose 4 tsp baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups sugar zest from 3 large lemons (about 3 TBS) 4 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup canola oil  1/2 cup applesauce 1 and 1/2 cups plain yogurt (I used lowfat) The lemon juice from the 3 lemons you zested ( 1/3 cup ) (for the glaze) 5 TBS Sugar (for the glaze) What you do:  Preheat…

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Chicken Pillows

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I searched high and low for the best recipe for Chicken Pillows or Chicken Pockets or Chicken Rolls….whatever you call them. After combining a few recipes to my liking I came up with this one. I usually add celery to a few for myself, because I like the crunch. My husband doesn’t like celery, so I make his as written. What you need: 1 pkg Crescent Rolls 1-Large Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast; shredded. 1-2 tsp Paprika, or to taste 1/4 tsp Garlic Salt, or to taste 8-oz Cream Cheese; softened 1-Tbsp Butter; melted 2 or 3-Green onions; chopped 1/4 cup Milk or Melted Butter Italian Bread Crumbs Peas or Celery (optional) What you do:   1. Boil chicken until cooked; shred. 2. Season chicken with paprika and garlic salt. In a mixer, mix cream cheese, green onions, melted butter, and shredded chicken. Separate crescent rolls and put a heaping spoon…

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Skillet Chicken Teriyaki

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This dinner is awesome because you can just use 1 pan!! Just 1 skillet on your stove, or as we did, an electric skillet. I got an electric skillet for my wedding and this meal is great for it. What you need: 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1-2 Large Chicken Breasts, cut into bite sized pieces 3/4 cup pineapple juice or apple juice (we used pineapple, but apple works great) 1/3 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1/4 teaspoon dry ginger 1 tablespoon minced garlic, or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder cornstarch if needed served over rice What you do: 1.   Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet. Arrange the chicken in the skillet. Fry over medium-heat until the chicken browns slightly. Turn and brown the other side too. 2. Pour the pineapple or apple juice into the skillet. Ad the soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, dry…

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Easy and Delicious Fried Rice

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I had a looongg day at word this past week. I work at a high school as a Mathematics teacher and sometimes Parent Teacher Conference is quite the adventure. My husband made this rice for me and steamed some chicken in our electronic steamer. (one of the easiest ways to cook chicken, just set it and forget it)I have had fried rice at restaurants before, but this home-made kind was even better! We have made it multiple times since and I always forget to take a better picture. I don’t know why the picture looks so unappetizing because it really is delicious. I really don’t spend much time plating or taking pictures of my food…I want to eat it while it is hot! One day I will become a better food photographer – but for now this is all you get. What you need: 3-4 cups cooked rice (cooled) 2…

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tostadas

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This chicken recipe is amazing. It is about as easy as it gets and the end result is flavorful. It shreds amazingly and can be used in a variety of dishes. I have done burritos, tacos, casseroles, and today TOSTADAS!  I love an easy CrockPot recipe that won’t heat up my whole house in the summer. CrockPot recipes are also good when I am at work all day and I can just set it and forget it. We favor chicken at our house so aside from The Best Pot Roast Ever recipe we cook a lot of chicken in our CrockPot. We ate these with a side of black beans. I usually get my black beans from a can, but one day I want to learn how to make them in a pressure cooker. Anyway, here is the CrockPot Chicken Tostadas recipe, Enjoy! What you need: 3-4 boneless and skinless…

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The Best Casserole Ever!

The Best Casserole Ever!

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Enchilada Casserole This casserole is the best ever! It is delicious and super versatile  The recipe below feeds 4-6, but it can easily be cut in half or double. You can easily omit ingredients or add more in and it has always been delicious. You can eat it as a taco salad, or you can do what we do and pair it with Fritos scoops corn chips and eat it more like a dip. I have used tortilla chips as well, and that was yummy too. It really is just a dump it in and good it kind of thing. I know that the picture is gross looking, What you need: 1 large can red enchilada sauce  (or 2 small cans) 2 can black beans, drained 1 cup frozen corn (I use sweet white corn) 1 small can diced green chilies, rinsed and drained 1 cup cheese (I did the Colby/Monterrey jack blend) 1/2 pound of…

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