Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Crock Pot Chicken Corn Chowder

Crock Pot Chicken Corn Chowder
Yield: approx. 6 quarts
3 C homemade cream of celery/mushroom or 2 (10.5 oz) cans reduced-sodium, reduced-fat cream of celery/mushroom condensed soups
2 C reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 1/2 C frozen corn, thawed
2 (14 oz) cans cream-style corn
1 1/2 lbs cooked chicken, shredded
1 1/2 C diced potatoes with skin on
1 1/2 C carrots, shredded
1/2 C onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 C fresh parsley, chopped
1 (13 oz) can evaporated milk
reduced-fat cheddar cheese, for garnish
salt and pepper to taste
In a 6 quart crock pot, stir together soups and broth until blended. Add in corn, chicken, potatoes, carrots, onion, and garlic. Stir until well-combined.
Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours (or high 3-4 hours) or until vegetables are tender. During the last 10 minutes of cooking, stir in parsley and evaporated milk.
Serve with shredded cheese.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Magical Peanut Butter Cookies

1 cup peanut butter, creamy or crunchy
1 1/3 cups baking sugar replacement (recommended: Splenda)
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a large baking sheet
. In a mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, 1 cup sugar replace-ment, the egg, and vanilla, and stir well with a spoon.
Roll the dough into balls the size of walnuts.
Place the balls on the pre-pared baking sheet.
With a fork, dipped in sugar replacement to prevent sticking, press a crisscross design on each cookie.
Bake for 12 minutes, remove from the oven, and sprinkle the cookies with some of the remaining sugar replacement.
Cool slightly before re-moving from pan

Angels on Horseback

Bacon slices Oysters, fresh, raw Salt and pepper Paprika Toothpicks Wrap thin slices of bacon around freshly shucked oysters, sprinkled with salt, pepper and paprika, and secure them with wooden picks. Put them on a rack in a shallow baking pan and brown them slowly in a moderate oven (350F), turning once, until the bacon is crisp. Serve hot, on parsley sprigs or watercress. Angels on horseback may also be browned under the broiler. They should be turned to crisp the bacon on all sides.