Monday, September 13, 2010

Cherry Limeade

Cherry Limeade Recipe

1 can frozen limeade concentrate

1 bottle Sprite

1 jar of maraschino cherries

1 lime

Put in the limeade and then add the sprite. Pour in the juice from the cherries. Then add the cherries and sliced up lime for looks and taste.

My notes: I doubled this recipe for my daughter's birthday tea party. Some even said it was better than Sonic's!

I found the recipe HERE

Photo credit: Nick Bumgardner

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Crock pot Chicken & Dumplings

Crock pot Chicken & Dumplings --very easy!!!

Doesn't this look delicious? This lovely Fall-like weather has inspired me to post one of my family's FAVORITE dishes.


2 or 3 boneless chicken breasts or 6 boneless chicken tenderloins, frozen OR thawed (it doesn't matter)
1 chopped onion
can of cream of chicken
can of cream of celery
a few shakes of poultry seasoning
a few shakes of thyme
a can of refrigerated biscuits

(fill soup cans with water or add a can of chicken broth)

Add everything to crock pot except for biscuits. Cook on high for 5-6 hours. When you have an hour left, tear up the biscuits and push them down into the mixture. They'll cook but still be a little gooey like dumplings.
My notes: The original recipe called for 2 cans of biscuits but I just use one and cut them up into tiny pieces. This way I feel like I'm getting more dumplings without the extra calories. :)

I use fat-free soups, so besides the biscuits, it's really not that bad for you. Also, I sometimes only let the biscuits cook for 20-30 min --b/c we are in such a hurry to eat. I know it says to cook for 5-6 hours on high but obviously that doesn't work for me (full-time working momma)! So, I cook it on low all day long then crank it up to high when I put the biscuits in. I usually forgo the seasoning and just do a few shakes of Italian seasoning and add a little chicken broth. You really can't screw it up. No matter how I make it, it always taste the same lol.

The kids gobble this one up and they frequently request this one, too! Speaking of the kids, this is one of those recipes I can sneak vegetables in without hearing any complaining. I typically add carrots and mushrooms. YUM!
I would give credit to where I found this awesome recipe but, honestly, I've been making this for so many years that I have no idea where the recipe came from. I've also tweaked it so many times to our liking, I'm not sure how similar it is to the original anyways. :)

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

I recently made this for a friend and she requested the recipe. I figured that I might as well post it here! I'm kicking myself for not taking a picture of the finished cake because it's so pretty. :)
Chocolate Chip Pound Cake

1 pkg dark chocolate cake mix
1 pkg instant chocolate pudding mix
1 16 oz sour cream
3 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Preaheat oven to 350. Grease a bundt pan. Mix together ingredients and pour in pan. Bake for one hour and then cool. Top with powdered sugar!

Gotta give credit where it's due: I found the recipe HERE.