Chicken Alfredo

I found a very good recipe for Chicken Alfredo, simple and delicious!

 

Ingredients:

1 pound of Fettuccine Pasta

2 heads of broccoli chopped

4-6 oz skinless chicken breast

cut into 1 inch cubes

3 cloves of garlic minced

2 cups of heavy whipping cream

1 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish

2 tablespoons of olive oil

salt and pepper or your favorite seasonings

Directions:

Bring a pot of water to a boil, season the water with salt.  While waiting for the water to boil, heat a large skillet over medium heat with one tablespoon of olive oil.

I didn’t actually have olive oil so I used real butter. Add the broccoli, season with salt and pepper and your favorite seasonings.  Cook uncovered about 4 to 5 minutes until bright green. Add in 1/4 cup of water and cook uncovered until the water has evaporated and the broccoli is crisp and tender. Transfer the broccoli  to a medium size bowl.

Add the fettuccine to the boiling water and cook according to directions.

In the same skillet you cooked the broccoli , heat another tablespoon of olive oil

or butter and cook the chicken,  seasoned with salt and pepper.  When the chicken was half way cooked I added onions to give it a little more flavor. Turn the chicken frequently. When done, add the chicken to the same bowl as the broccoli.

In the same skillet, melt butter and add garlic and cook for about 30 seconds. Then add the parmesan cheese and cook until just melted and starts to bubble.  Turn the burner to low.  Add the pasta and toss until coated with the cream sauce. Add in chicken and broccoli and toss to combine… Because I love bacon, I added some bacon to garnish along with parmesan cheese…

 

Delicious

 

 

Plum Cobbler

My sister-in-law has a plum tree and I picked a big bag full on Saturday!  Got home and thought now what am I going to do with all these plums.  I received several ideas, one of them being a Plum Cobbler.  Now, I have never made or ever had a Plum Cobbler.  So, I decided to use some of the same ingredients that I use in my Peach Cobbler. Butter, Brown sugar, Sugar, Vanilla, a little bit of lemon and nutmeg. I didn’t know what to expect, and all I can say is Yummy!  Tart and Sweet, with just the right amount of both.. Share any ideas and recipes, I have plenty left..

It’s a Cheesecake kinda day!

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I need to hire some professional tasters…I LOVE to bake, however I sometimes go overboard. Everything in moderation!! Easier said than done!  This is the Cheesecake I entered into Sally’s baking addition monthly competition. Nothing fancy, but oh so delicious.. Lemon juice and sour cream makes this Cheesecake smooth and silky..

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Banana Bread

Ingredients:
1 stick of butter softened to room temperature
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 eggs room temperature
1/3 cup buttermilk ( or you can use Greek Yogurt)
2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 large ripe bananas)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans/ walnuts (optional, I didn’t use any
nuts in this recipe.

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 , Lightly spray a 9×5 loaf pan with
non stick spray.

Make the bread using a mixer, cream together the butter and brown
sugar on medium speed, about 3 minutes. On medium speed, add the eggs one
at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the buttermilk, mashed
bananas and vanilla on medium speed for 1 minute.

Set aside.

In a large bowl , toss the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together
until combined. Using a large spoon or rubber spatula slowly mix the dry
ingredients into the wet ingredients.Slowly stir everything together until
no more flour pockets remain. Do not overmix. If you decide to use nuts, fold
them in at this time. Spoon the batter into prepared pan and bake for 60-65 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely in the pan on a wire
rack.

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Low-fat Tea Cookies

These are perfect with your coffee, light and tasty..

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 and 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour

Frosting of your choice, I used white powdered sugar and milk

Directions:
In a large mixing bowl beat the butter with an electric mixer
on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the sugar,lemon peel,
baking powder and baking soda. Beat till combined, scraping sides
of the bowl occasionally. Beat in eggs, milk, and the 2 teaspoons
of lemon juice till combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you
can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour and mix well with a
wooden spoon.

Drop dough by 2 rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart on a ungreased
cookie sheet. Bake on 350 for 10 to 12 min. or until edges are lightly
brown. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to allow to cool..

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Ooey Gooey Butter Cake

Ingredients:

1 18 oz package yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter
3 eggs
1 8oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1 10 ounce box powdered sugar
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Directions:

Mix butter, one egg with the cake mix
If you decide to use pecans, place them on the bottom
Pat cake batter into a 13 x9 inch pan. It will be thick..
In a seperate bowl beat cream cheese until fluffy.

Add remaining eggs to cheese and mix well. Add powdered sugar
and beat until lumps are gone. Pour mixture over cake in pan.

Bake at 350 for 30 to 45 min or until golden brown

Allow to cool

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