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Strawberry Muffins ~Recipe

Lately the wonderful Good Cook Bloggers have been talking about Bread. Oh how I love bread! And one of them has created a recipe book called “Make Ahead Bread: 100 Recipes for Bake-It-When-You-Want-It Yeast Breads“. So it inspired us to give some bread recipes a go! Now Donna over at Cookistry has some amazing recipes! So it is only right for her to create a cook book!


Right now you preorder this cookbook from Amazon. Plus when you do preorder Donna’s book, Good Cook will send you a free loaf pan! All you have to do to redeem your pan is enter in the preorder information HERE.

So in celebration for this wonderful event and because I had received some strawberries to try out from Wyman’s (you can view that review HERE). I thought I would make Strawberry Muffins. I am in love with my Good Cook Muffin pan so any excuse to use it is good for me! Now, I will confess- this recipe is not 100% my own. My daughter has been wanting to make a recipe out of her Strawberry Shortcake cook book. In it was  recipe for Blueberry Muffins. So I converted it to Gluten Free and used Strawberries instead!

So here is what you need:

  • 3 cups of flour- I used Betty Crocker Rice flour- do not pack into the cup
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt *I omit this because my flour blend has salt in it*
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 2 cups chopped strawberries


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

First in a medium bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

In another bowl mix together, sugar, eggs, milk and butter.

Slowly add the flour mixture to the milk mixture until well blended.

With a wooden spoon slowly add in your strawberries and mix well!

Spoon into a prepared muffin pan until 3/4 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

This makes about 30 muffins!

Simple and easy and fun for the kids to help with! Be sure to check out some of the other great bread recipes listed below! Also don’t forget to preorder Donna’s book!

~I am receiving a credit from Good Cook in exchange for promoting the book. Regardless this recipe is one I wanted to share for everyone to enjoy! ~

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The new Pinterest for Food!

I found my new addiction! 
What is Fridgg? It is like the a pinterest for foods and recipes! It is so simple to use and I love how it is set up! You upload a photo, link to the recipe and that is it! All your recipes in one nice neat layout, use tags to make it easy to find one kind of recipe. 
Look at how pretty that is! Ok now here is how simple it is once you sign up. First click that green submit on the upper right. Then upload a photo
Then fill out the information! Link to your post, leave a brief description, add some tags and that is it!
Then browse for recipes! There are a lot on there and they look oh so good! 
With that said: If you like my recipes and want to make sure you catch when a new one is posted be sure to follow me on Fridgg! 
http://fridgg.com/kandi.slocum
I look forward to seeing you on there! 
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Tuesday’s Good Eatin’ Hop ft GF Drop Biscuits!

 
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This week I am adding my GF Drop Biscuits!

These were so simple to make and they didn’t turn out dry at all! You can view the recipe by clicking HERE!

When you are done checking that out be sure to visit some of the other great recipes below! Feel free to add your recipe! 

~I am not compensated for this post in any way! This is just a fun listing of some amazing recipes!~

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Big Game, Big snacks- Pizza Poppers! #Recipe

It is that time of year again! Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner! I am actually excited for this one. Normally I only watch it for the commercials but this year my Broncos are in it so I will actually pay attention to the game! Now comes the question- what snack food do we have?!?!?!

Well Good Cook has challenged us to come up with a great Football dish for all the football parties out there! I was really excited about this challenge. Plus it gives me a new recipe for you guys! So I present to you: Pizza Poppers! So dig out your mixing bowls and your cookie sheets and get ready for the big game!


Let’s start with our dough. You will need:

2 1/4 cup (may need a bit more) of an All Purpose Flour Blend (I used Betty Crocker Rice Flour Blend on this one
2 tbsp sugar
2 1/4 tsp (or 1 packet) of Fast Rising Yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup very warm water (120-130 degrees)
2 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp xanthan gum

Mix together 1 cup of the flour, sugar, salt, yeast and xanthan gum (see note below) in a medium bowl. Slowly add in the water and the oil. Beat on a medium speed for 2 minutes. Then by hand need in the remaining 1 1/4 cup of flour and knead in until dough is smooth and elastic. You may need more the 1 1/4 cup you may need less so add in 1/4-1/2 cup increments. Set in a warm place to rise for 15 minutes.

While that is rising pull out a cookie sheet and grease it, also preheat oven to 450 degrees. Get your pepperoni and cheese ready as well. When the dough has risen start making your poppers

First- take a ball of dough and flatten it in the palm of your hand. Then place the pepperoni on it, then the cheese, then fold it over and pinch all edges together. You should be able to pinch it close enough where you can not even see the seams. Then place on the baking sheet. The dough will rise a bit while you make them and that is fine. Brush with some melted butter if you would like (helps give it a nice golden color).

Bake for about 15 minutes and serve!

This recipe makes about 20 poppers. A little note: to help your gluten free flour rise you may need to add either xanthan gum or guar gum (which ever one your all purpose flour does not have). If your flour does not have either one then add 1/4 tsp of each. If you are not gluten free no worries- this works with regular flour as well!

As part of our celebration Good Cook is giving you guys a chance to receive 20% off! Just use coupon code BigGame48  when placing your order! Also hop on over to their facebook page for more great football worthy recipes!

~Enjoy!~

~I am a Good Cook Kitchen Expert and am posting this as part of their blogging program so some compensation may be received for this posting.~

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Tuesday Good Eatin’ #Recipes for Jan 21st!

 
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This weekend I am joining in with sharing my Chicken Parmesan. I am doing something personal where each week I create a new dish and share it with you. I will be promoting it on here as well. Chicken Parmesan was my dish for last week so be sure to check it out and the other great recipes below!

~Enjoy!~

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Easy Chicken Parmesan ~ #Recipe

I love quick and easy meals and it never fails on good go to meat for that is chicken. Today I wanted something special. It is my birthday and I knew I wanted something nice but knew I would have to make it. So I thought I would try perfecting my Chicken Parmesan. I loved how it turned out this time! One major difference is the liquid I used before coating in flour. Normally I would use egg, but lately I found a milk/mayo mixture holds better and gives it a nice little flavor.

What you need:

4-5 chicken breasts
1 cup flour (I used the Betty Crocker Rice Flour Blend)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
a dash or two of garlic powder
1/4 cup Italian Seasoning Blend
1/2 cup milk
1/4 miracle whip (or another mayo)
Spaghetti Sauce (I used Prego 3 Cheese Italian Sauce)
Mozz Cheese (or an Italian Cheese Blend)

Preheat oven to 400 and grease a 9X13 pan

Mix flour, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, and italian seasoning in one bowl. Mix the mayo and milk in another. Dip chicken into the milk mixture, then the flour, back into milk, and then back into flour. This will get two coats of flour on each chicken piece making it more crispy.

Bake in the oven for 20 minutes (if you want that golden color you can melt some butter and pour over the top of chicken to help it brown). Spoon some sauce on top of the chicken then top with cheese. Bake another 5-10 minutes

Serve with a salad. Or you can leave the sauce off, heat up all the sauce and serve the sauce over some noodles with the chicken on top of that.

Either way this tasted great and my kids would of eaten it all if I would of let them!

~Enjoy!~

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Tortilla’s with @Chebe_Bread

First let me say- I am not taking credit for this recipe. The other day I was sitting and wondering what to do with the mass amount of the All Purpose Bread Mix I have. See last year (well December 2012) I won a recipe contest on Chebe’s Facebook Page. The prize- a year supply of Chebe Mixes for the next 5 years! I received my first supply in January. Still having plenty of mixes left and knowing more were on there way I was just giving some mixes to family. Then I saw it.

One day on Facebook I saw a post on their page- they showed this beautiful tortilla that was made with their bread mix. I thought hey- I could do that! Now- mine are not as pretty looking as Chebe’s nor are they as thin- but hey for a first time they were not bad. They reminded me of a Gordita or Chalupa shell (two of my favorites from Taco Bell before I had to remove gluten). They tasted great. Again I need not come up with them. You can find the original recipe HERE.  But for this weeks new recipe I just had to share this! They made a great breakfast burrito!

What you need:

1 Box of the Chebe All Purpose Bread Mix
2 Eggs
2 tbsp oil
Water, Milk or Milk Substitute.

Prepare mix according to package. Separate out into 6 rounded pieces. Inbetween two pieces of wax paper roll the dough out into a thin tortilla shape. Heat a non greased skillet to medium heat. Place one tortilla into the pan, heat each side until browned.

That is it!

Now I do know a few mistakes I made- I didn’t think it was large enough when I first rolled one out. So I ended up with 4 instead of 6. I also put to much grease in my pan (cast iron so I have to have some) and I think that made them “rise” a bit.  But they still tasted great! I was really surprised!

Now one thing you can do with these if you have left overs- Take one to work with some pizza sauce and cheese and pepperoni. At lunch time put the toppings on one of these and microwave for about 45 seconds (until cheese is melted) and you have a great and quick personal pizza!

~Enjoy!~

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Quick and Easy Dinner with @gortonsseafood

I normally do not buy things that are prepackaged, mainly because of the gluten issue but because well- you just never know what is in them! But every now and then a meal that you can just pull out and heat up is nice to have in the busy chaos that goes on in our lives.

One of my favorite go to items was Gorton’s (sponsor). I used to love their breaded fish but now- well obviously I can no longer have those. So what do you do? Well good news! Gorton’s has their Grilled Fish and they are gluten free!

They offer 11 different flavors all Certified Gluten Free. They have Tilapia, Salmon, Haddock, and Pollock fillets and all are less then 100 calories! Not to mention they do not have any artificial flavors or MSG! We were lucky enough to try their Lemon Pepper Grilled Fillets (pollock) and their Signature Grilled Talipia.  I loved that I just had to take it out of the package put it in the oven and cook it for less then 20 minutes! Add a salad and you got yourself a quick and healthy meal! The portion sizes were perfect for my kids and for me. My hubby had to have a few to fill up but hey- he is a man! I really enjoyed these. It was nice to do something quick and easy after the stressful week we have had! I do have some left to cook up so maybe I will check out Gorton’s Recipes and see what they suggest!

You can learn more about the Grilled Fish and more by visiting Gorton’s Website. Right now they have a great promotion going on. It is their Real Fabulous Sweepstakes. You can enter daily for your chance to win $1,000 Makeover Grand Prize and other weekly prizes. Just CLICK HERE to enter!  Once you are done entering to win you can CLICK HERE to download some great savings!

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Be sure to keep watch for a recipe featuring their products over the next week!

~I received the above products in order to facilitate a review. No other form of compensation was exchanged. Regardless the above thoughts are my own and honest opinions. ~

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Crispy Chicken and Sauce #Recipe

I have been seeing something like this posted all over the internet made with Ritz crackers. Now that is a problem. I can’t eat ritz! Ok so it is up to me. I am determine to have a crunchy crispy non bland chicken.

AND I DID IT!!!!!!!!!

I was so excited at how this turned out! Everyone liked it so much that I couldn’t get pictures the first time. So I was forced to make it again (gee darn). This recipe comes in 2 parts- the chicken- then the creamy sauce. Now with the sauce this could be a used on anything. We used it on a simple whole chicken and on some pheasant and both tasted great!

What you need for the chicken:

4-5 boneless/skinless chicken breast cut length wise
3-4 cups crushed honey nut chex (the amount will depend on the amount of chicken breast)
3 cups shredded colby jack cheese (may need more)
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup miracle whip (or other GF mayo)

Preheat oven to 400

Place the Chex and the cheese in 2 separate bowls. In a 3rd bowl mix up the milk and mayo.

Drudge the chicken in the milk mixture, then coat lightly in the cheese (pressing the cheese in to make sure it sticks), then coat in the Chex. Place in a greased 9X13 baking dish (you may need to do a couple of pans). Continue this process until all chicken is coated. Cover with foil and bake at 400 for 30-35 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes.

To make the sauce take 1 cup of milk, 1 package of HerbOx Chicken flavoring, and 2 tbsp of corn starch and heat over a low-medium heat in a pan. Once that has thickened add in 2 tbsp of sour cream and 2 tbsp of butter. Stir until well blended and the butter is melted. Serve over the chicken pieces.

And that is it! A nice, simple recipe that all can enjoy!

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Bulgogi- a Korean dish

One of my goals for this year is to make at least one new recipe each week. So I started last week with one of my favorite dishes that my Aunt makes. She is from Korea and makes this amazing Bulgogi.  I love it and thought how hard could it be to make. So for last week (I know I am late in posting) I decided to attempt it myself.

Now I will admit- it tasted great- but I may be tweaking it some next time and will be talking with my Uncle to see if we can get exact how to’s for making this. This dish is too good to not have every now and then. Not to mention it is naturally gluten free so it is something everyone can enjoy!

Here is what I did for this first round:

What you need:

* 1-2lbs sliced beef for stir fry
* 1 cup of Soy Sauce (check labels to make sure it is Gluten Free)
* 1/2 cup of sugar
* 3 Tbsp minced garlic
* 1/3 cup Sesame Oil
* 4 tbsp Sesame Seeds
* Optional- carrots maybe some green peppers

First start browning beef and minced garlic in a large skillet or wok. When almost done add soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil and seeds. When meet is cooked and tender add the veggies (we just did carrots)

When that is done serve over rice. You can even dish some rice into a leaf of lettuce (needs to be something like a red lettuce) with the meat mixture. 
Like I said- it isn’t quiet my Aunts. I guess when you have been making it as long as she has it just comes natural. Hopefully one of these days I will get it as good as hers! 
~Enjoy!~