Jan 08

“Accidental Chowder”

Written by Contributing Writer, Ashley @ Pioneer Momma

Happy New Year, Everyone!  I have been throughly enjoying some family time over the holidays and haven’t gotten much back into blogging just yet.  But Ashley is here again with another wonderful recipe.  As cold as it has been in some areas of the country, I think we could all use something warm and toasty to fill our bellies!  Thanks, Ashley!!

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Ever start out making a meal that ends up completely different than you’d thought it would? This happened to me recently, while I was attempting some creamy crock pot chicken. I had sides planned out and everything. Lo and behold, it ended up a whole new dish! The end result is more of a chowder-type soup, but with chunky carrots and a whole chicken thigh. Because it’s made in the crock pot, the chicken stays moist and delicious, and can easily be broken up with a spoon. The meal gained the title “accidental chowder”, since that’s what the family kept calling it. It is definitely a favorite around here now!

You can totally make this using homemade cream soups, but for ease of recipe, I’m going to tell you the sizes in the standard cans. If you’re using your own soups, just make sure to use the same amount. Easy!

Here’s what I did…

Accidental Chowder

(serves 6)

Ingredients

6 chicken thighs (can be either boneless/skinless or regular. I’ve tried both, and they both taste equally as delicious. Only difference would be less fat without the skin.)

1 10.75 ounce can cream of mushroom soup

1 10.75 ounce can cream of potato soup

5 carrots

1 1/2 cup whole kernel corn

1 Tbsp minced garlic

salt and pepper to taste

1/4 tsp thyme

1/4 cup water

Directions

1. Peel and slice the carrots into bite-sized pieces. Lay on bottom of crock pot. Add corn, then place chicken thighs on top.

2. In a medium bowl, mix both soups, salt, pepper, thyme, garlic, and water. Pour over the top of chicken in crock pot. Cook on low approximately 8 hours, or high for approximately 6 hours. Enjoy!

Do you have a favorite crock pot recipe? What recipes have you tried that turned out differently than you’d expected?

 

Nov 26

Fall Vegetable Chips

I picked up a bag of vegetable chips from the store the other day…yeah…ummm, pretty much ate the whole thing myself! :-)  The ingredients were pretty simple so I figured I should have a go at making them myself.  And it’s so easy!  I used a mandolin slicer to cut the veggies super thin, but a sharp knife can do the trick too.

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Cook Time
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Ingredients
  1. Fall Vegetables (Sweet Potato, Beet, Parsnip, etc.)
  2. Olive or Coconut Oil
  3. Sea Salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Wash and thinly slice the vegetables.
  3. Toss sliced vegetables with oil.
  4. Lay in a single layer on an oven safe cooling rack in a cookie sheet. (If you don't have a cooling rack, turn vegetables half way through cooking.)
  5. Sprinkle with sea salt.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. (Beets take the longest.)
Notes
  1. For a variation, try sweet potatoes sprinkled with cinnamon.
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Nov 06

Grilled Acorn Squash

Can you think of any vegetable that doesn’t taste better cooked on the grill??  Me neither!  And acorn squash is no exception!  I love the smokey flavor that grilling adds to this naturally sweet Fall/Winter vegetable.

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  1. 1 Acorn Squash
  2. Maple Syrup (optional)
Instructions
  1. Cut Acorn Squash in half and scoop out seeds.
  2. Cut each half into 4-5 wedges.
  3. Grill for 20-25 minutes. Do not over cook or wedges become too dry.
  4. Drizzle with Maple Syrup if desired.
  5. Serve right away, YUM!
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Nov 04

Cranberry Walnut Baked Pears

Fall apple crisp is always a favorite treat, but have you tried baking pears?  A similar warm fruit taste, but takes only minutes to prepare.  Throw it in the oven and a half hour later…melt in your mouth goodness! 

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  1. 2 Firm Pears
  2. 4 Tbsp Chopped Walnuts
  3. 2 Tbsp Dried Cranberries
  4. Cinnamon to sprinkle
  5. Maple Syrup or Honey to drizzle
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut Pears in half and scoop out seeds.
  3. Fill each pear half with 1 Tbsp of Walnuts and 1/2 Tbsp Dried Cranberries.
  4. Sprinkle with Cinnamon and drizzle with Maple Syrup.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Do not over cook.
  6. Serve right away. Makes a beautiful holiday dessert.
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Oct 29

Sweet Almond Biscuits

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Going Grain Free has its challenges.  For example, sometimes you just want a granola bar or a cookie!  But there are better options that are grain free, sugar-free and just as yummy!  Did you try the Pecan and Coconut Bars from the other day?  Those are a big hit around here and a good mix between a bar and a cookie with just the right amount of sweet.  Or try today’s recipe which taste similar to a shortbread cookie.  (Even my husband said so and he’s a hard one to convince!!)

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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 C Almond Meal (ground/blended almonds)
  2. 4 Tbsp Coconut Oil (or Butter)
  3. 1 tsp Vanilla
  4. 1 tsp Maple Syrup
  5. 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  6. 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients until smooth.
  3. Scoop onto parchment baking sheet lined with parchment paper. (or grease pan with Coconut Oil)
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes until edges are browned.
  5. Cool on a baking rack.
  6. Enjoy with a cup of green tea or coconut milk!
Notes
  1. Add ground pecans for more of a pecan sandies type cookie.
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