Monthly Archive: January 2014

Jan 26

Bored in January – Panera Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Serves: 6-8 6 cups chicken broth 2 chicken breast halves (cooked, boneless and cubed) 1 (6 ounce) package long grain and wild rice blend, quick cooking version (You will use the seasoning packet. I used Uncle Bens roasted chicken flavor) 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 3/4 cup butter (12 tbsp. or a …

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Jan 26

A Healthy Superbowl Dip and it is Tasty! Greek Layer Dip

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Greek Layered Dip With Pita Chips Recipe courtesy Sandra Lee for Food Network Magazine Lady Chow Chow suggests a wider bowl for serving. The layers get lost in a tall bowl. You can’t get to the bottom! Prep Time:10 minInactive Prep Time: — Cook Time:10 min Level: Easy Serves: 10 servings Ingredients 1 14-ounce package …

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Jan 26

Drop Dead Kick Ass Anaheim Shrimp Scampi – Healthy and Amazing A+++++

Shrimp Anaheim

OK! Lady Chow Chow loves to eat so it is easy to carry on about food. This recipe is a miracle. Low Cal, Low Carb and EASY but actually amazing! It has tons of flavor and you might even wake up and start craving it in the middle of the night.   Ingredients Scampi Butter, …

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Jan 24

Bored in January – Panera’s Cream Cheese Soup

Panera Cream cheese Soup (2)

Ingredients: Servings: 4-6 Units: US | Metric 4 cups chicken broth 4 cups peeled and cubed potatoes 1/4 cup minced onion 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt 1/4 teaspoon white pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, cut into chunks Directions: 1 Combine broth, potatoes, onion, and spices. 2 Boil on medium …

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Jan 23

Sweet Mimi’s hits a home run in Saratoga Springs by Colin McKnight

Sweet Mini's

Sweet Mimi’s 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY   Constant Companion and I ended up in Saratoga Springs on an early January Saturday when it was simply too cold outside to be believed.  It was the kind of morning when you can’t feel your toes, your feet are so numb. We hadn’t had breakfast yet, …

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Jan 20

Bored in January – Earl Grey Panna Cotta

Earl Grey

Earl Grey Panna Cotta   Recipe from Breakfast for Dinner makes 6 servings active time: 15 minutes H total time: 4 hours INGREDIENTS 1 packet unflavored gelatin 2 cups half-and-half 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 bags Earl Grey tea Peel from 1 lemon* *Use a vegetable peeler to remove large strips of the lemon peel. PREPARATION …

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Jan 16

Bored in January – Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Mint Choc Chip Pancakes (2)

Mint Chocolate Chip Pancakes   Recipe from Breakfast for Dinner makes 12 pancakes (3 to 4 servings) total time: 30 minutes INGREDIENTS 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup buttermilk 1 large egg 2 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled to lukewarm, …

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Jan 15

Bored in January – Margarita Popsicles – Get use of Dixie Cups

Marq popsicles

Margarita Popsicles Ingredients 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (8-12 small limes, usually) 1/4 cup silver tequila 1/4 cup orange liqueur 12 3 oz disposable paper cups 12 wooden popsicle sticks or spoo Instructions Heat water and sugar in a small sauce pan until completely dissolved and the water …

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Jan 14

New Zealand Dressing by Chef Ken, Normanside Country Ken

New Zealand Flag

Zesty, and it has a kick. Makes the salad and definitely different. Love it! 2 tbsp dry mustard 16 oz. sweetened condensed milk 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup malt vinegar 1/2 plain yogurt. Blend it all in the blender. Can be used on anything green. Chef Ken served on a salad of arugula, orange slices …

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Jan 12

Bored in January – Oreo Stuffed in Chocolate Chip Cookies

Orea Choc Chip

Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe from the fantabulous Jenny of Picky Palate 2 sticks (1 cup) softened butter 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon pure vanilla 3 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 10 oz bag chocolate chips 1 pkg. Oreo cookies …

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