Showing posts from February, 2020

Simply Tasty Chicken n Dumplins

All You Need: For the Chicken part: Pot (or Instant Pot) Chicken (whole or boneless, skinless chicken breasts) Chicken broth Water Salt (to season to taste and to mix drop dough) Pepper For the dumplings: 2 cups All purpose flour  4 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt  1 cup milk a couple spoons and a mixing bowl What You Do: To cook your chicken, either place in Instant Pot or pot and cook thoroughly. This can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, depending on method. Here's a quick run-down of my favorite methods: Using boneless, skinless chicken breasts (thawed):      Cut into 1 inch cubes. Season with salt and pepper. Saute in pot until browned. This takes about 15-20 minutes. Best done when time is short, as chicken will be kinda tough (since it's just breast meat) but it still hits the spot. Using whole (thawed) chicken:       Place in Instant Pot with 4 cups chicken broth. Set to high pressure cook for 50 minutes. Allow to naturally rele

Update Post Re: All Projects

The Wordy Bit It's all wordy bit and pictures today. My life has been a whirlwind of projects, illness, wellness, craziness, and chaos since just before Christmas. I've got loads of projects going, and none of them seem to be getting done--at least, not fast enough! My baking experiments have been mostly failures, lately...which is very disheartening but! I'm learning. I'm trying new things even when I fail, and I'm making notes (extensive notes) so that I can track my successes and failures. I teased a sugar-free chocolate cake a while back and never came back around to was a mess, and I ate one piece. My husband didn't like it, and I wouldn't even dare give it to my toddler.  I have a love/hate relationship with Devil's Food cakes, anyway**. This iteration is a modified version of my cupcake recipe. It didn't turn out well, so I made some notes on ways to alter the prep (not the ingredients) and see if that yields better results.

Ravioli - Baked, Not Boiled

All You Need: For the Ravioli: Bread Crumbs (Panko works best) Italian Seasoning 1/4 cup butter, melted 10 ounces of ravioli (I use the premade refrigerated ravioli) Dipping Sauce Cooking Spray Baking sheet Oven

Dorian Baby Blanket

Materials: 5.5mm Crochet Hook 3 skeins Lion Brand Basic Stitch in White 3 skeins Lion Brand Basic Stitch in Silver Heather  Tapestry needle Scissors