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
Salt (to season to taste and to mix drop dough)

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 release. Once done, allow to cool, then debone. …

Update Post Re: All Projects

The Wordy BitIt'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. However, t…

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

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