February 12, 2016

Almond Butter Quinoa Blondies

¼ c. unsalted butter, softened ¾ c. smooth or crunchy natural almond butter 2 lg. eggs ¾ c. packed light brown sugar 1 t. vanilla extract ¾ c. quinoa flour (see tip below*) 1 t. baking powder ¼ t. salt 1 c. semisweet chocolate chips Preheat oven … [Read more...]

Chocolate Devil’s Food Cupcakes

1 c. boiling water 1 c. gluten-free unsweetened cocoa powder 1 c. brown rice flour ½ c. sweet sorghum flour ½ c. potato flour 2 t. baking soda 1 t. guar gum t. salt 2 c. granulated sugar 8 T. (1 stick) salted butter, at room temp 2 eggs, at … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Black Bean Chili

½ c. chopped onion  ½ c. canned diced tomatoes, undrained ½ c. chopped yellow or green pepper  1 t. chili powder 1 t. minced garlic  ½ t. dried parsley 1 c. chicken broth  ½ t. cumin 1 c. black beans  ¼ t. dried oregano 1 c. canned pumpkin  … [Read more...]

White Chicken Chili

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 T. olive oil + extra for drizzling on chicken 2 lg. onions, sliced 1 clove garlic, minced 2 c. chicken broth 1 c. dry white wine 2 cans Navy or cannellini beans, drained and rinsed ½ c. lime juice 1 small can … [Read more...]

“Grandma Emma’s” Sweet Rolls

2 pkg. (1/4-oz. each) acti­­­­ve dry yeast 1/2 c. warm water 1 t. sugar 2 c. warm water (110 to 120°) ½ c. sugar 2 t. salt ¼ c. canola oil 1 ½ t. vanilla 2 eggs, room temp, lightly beaten (warm to room temp. in a bowl of warm water or leave out … [Read more...]

Salsa Chicken

2 lbs. fresh or frozen chicken breasts 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 16-oz. jar salsa 1 15-oz. can corn, drained ½ of 1.25-oz. pkg. taco seasoning Place chicken in the bottom of a crockpot. Sprinkle taco seasoning onto chicken. Pour … [Read more...]

Chicken Spinach Pasta

8 oz. rotini or penne pasta 10-oz. pkg. frozen spinach, rinsed and dried (fresh works fine too) 2 T. flour ¼ t. salt ¼ t. paprika (optional) 8 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips 2 T. olive oil ½ c. Italian salad dressing … [Read more...]

Pretzel Rods

1 lb. dark chocolate 50 large pretzel rods different colored sugars Pour colored sugar on wax or parchment paper. Melt chocolate and pour into a tall glass. Hold onto end of pretzel and dip ¾ of the pretzel into the melted chocolate. Roll the pretzels … [Read more...]

Luau Bark

1 lb. white chocolate ¾ c. chopped pecans ¾ c. toasted coconut ½ c. miniature marshmallows ½ c. chopped dried cherries ½ c. chopped dried pineapple Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Add all ingredients and stir in. Spread on parchment paper in … [Read more...]

Lobster Mac and Cheese

kosher salt vegetable oil 1 lb. cavatappi (tubed corkscrew pasta) 1 qt. milk 8 T. (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided ½ c. all-purpose flour 12-oz. Gruyere cheese, grated (4 c.) 8-oz. extra-sharp cheddar, grated (2 c.) ½ t. freshly ground black … [Read more...]