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Monday, March 28, 2011

on the fly chicken dinner

Laying here in bed thinking of what i can do in the crock pot tomorrow. I came up with this.

4 chicken thighs, bone in
4 or 5 sprigs of thyme
garlic powder to sprinkle
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1/2 can diced tomatoes

Sear thighs in pan with salt garlic and pepper on them
move to crock pot, add thyme, tomatoes and broth

12 hrs high or 6 hrs low.

cant wait to taste it tomorrow

Serve with butter egg noodles.




Monday, March 14, 2011

irish potatoes

I found this recipe on

Prep Time:
20 Min
Ready In:
30 Min

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Original Recipe Yield 5 dozen


* 1/4 cup butter, softened
* 1/2 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 4 cups confectioners' sugar
* 2 1/2 cups flaked coconut
* 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon


1. In a medium bowl, beat the butter and cream cheese together until smooth. Add the vanilla and confectioners' sugar; beat until smooth. Using your hands if necessary, mix in the coconut. Roll into balls or potato shapes, and roll in the cinnamon. Place onto a cookie sheet and chill to set. If desired, roll potatoes in cinnamon again for darker color.

Nutritional Information open nutritional information

Amount Per Serving Calories: 59 | Total Fat: 2.3g | Cholesterol: 4mg Powered by ESHA Nutrient Database
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Irish Potato Candy

Servings Per Recipe: 60

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 59

* Total Fat: 2.3g
* Cholesterol: 4mg
* Sodium: 20mg
* Total Carbs: 9.7g
* Dietary Fiber: 0.4g
* Protein: 0.3g


I cut the recipe in half. still worked




Sunday, March 13, 2011

Parm Risotto

I made risotto from scratch for the first time. It is SOOOOOO delicious.

1 tbsp olive oil
1 cup risotto (not precooked)
1/2 medium onion
1 1/2 tsp chopped garlic
2-3 cups chicken stock --use veggie stock if you dont do meat
1/4 cup FRESHLY grated Locatelli Parm cheese

1 tsp butter (optional)

add oil to pot.

add risotto and saute to light brown color

add garlic and onions saute for 1-2 mins

add 2 cups stock stir and cook covered about 35 mins


Add more stock as needed if pot gets dry

After 35 mins add the cheese and stir in to melt.

cook until rice is tender--mine cooked about 45 mins total.

I did not add butter but many people like the taste of butter added at the end when serving.