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November 6, 2014

Chicken Hurry

Adapted from an allrecipes.com recipe.  The leftover liquid can either be froze and used for future chicken or boiled down a bit with some sour cream or cream cheese added and tossed over pasta like a stroganoff!

Chicken Hurry - in Crockpot

6-10 chicken drumsticks
1 c ketchup
1/2 c water
1/4 c brown sugar
2 oz dry onion soup mix (I make my own and it works great)

Put the chicken in the crockpot.  Mix the other ingredients together and pour over the top.  Cook for 6 to 8 hours on low.  Serve and enjoy!

October 5, 2014

Quinoa Cakes

Made these tonight...both boys seemed fine with them.  That means they can go on permanent rotation ;)

Quinoa Cakes

2 c cooked and cooled quinoa (ie measure it after you cook it)
1/4 c gluten-free flour
1 c shredded cheddar
2 eggs
2 T fresh cilantro, chopped
2 tsp Sriracha
2 tsp chili powder
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt

Mix the above ingredients together.  Heat some olive oil in a pan over medium heat.  Drop by spoonfuls into the pan and flatten slightly.  Cook until crispy on one side, flip and cook until crispy on the other side.  Eat and enjoy.

Also, quite good with a bit of my "Ranch dressing"  made into a dip.  Mix 1/2 c of the dressing with 1/4 tsp paprika and 2 T lime juice.

November 11, 2013

Date Cookies

medina loved these.  I found them easy to make and they were pretty tasty.

Date Cookies
1 3/4 c almond flour (used the stuff from Trader Joe's...nothing fancy)
1/4 c big bore sugar
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
1 T water
3 T oil
1 T vanilla
1/3 c chopped dates (used the cheap ones from Winco bulk bin)
1/3 c chopped walnuts or pecans

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients.  Then, add the wet ingredients and stir until everything is completely combined. Then mix in the dates and nuts.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or oil and scoop balls of dough (should make 18) onto the sheet. Press the dough down to ½- inch thick circles. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until slightly firm. Let cool before serving.

(Adapted from this recipe.)

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