Baked Chicken and Dumplings

I found this recipe on another blog, but sadly I lost the address for it, so I can't give the proper credit to this recipe. I love making chicken and dumplings, however I hate standing over the pot with all of the steam. This was a perfect solution to the problem. The gravy was also much creamier which gave it a taste similar to chicken pot pie. So next time you have a cold winter afternoon, whip this together and it will warm you up for sure!

Baked chicken and dumplings


3 c. cooked chicken, cut into large pieces

½ c. butter

1/3 c. flour

½ tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

3 c. chicken broth

1 can cream of chicken soup



2 c. flour

3 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

1 tsp poultry seasoning

¼ c. oil

1 c. milk


Blend butter, flour, salt and pepper in saucepan. Add chicken broth and cook until thick. Stir in cream of chicken soup and add cooked chicken. Put in a 9x13 pan. To prepare dumplings, mix all ingredients together and stir until moistened. Drop rounded spoonfuls onto chicken and gravy. Bake at 425° for 20-25 minutes.


Dipped Lemon Spritz Cookies

December 2, 2009

For Thanksgiving this year I decided to bring Dipped Lemon Spritz Cookies because both my mom and grandma love lemon desserts.

This recipe came from Taste of Home magazine. Overall the recipe was very simple and fun to make. Next time I would probably use lemon extract rather than vanilla extract to try to step up the lemon flavor in the cookie. The simple lemon flavor was a great compliment after all of the wonderful flavors from our Thanksgiving meal.


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November 5, 2009
I have not been on here for quite sometime because I have been doing my student teaching, however I do have some very exciting news! I was just chosen to be a Taste of Home Field editor! I am very excited to start this new adventure and hopefully I will be able to post more on here very soon!

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John Deere

August 23, 2009

My grandpa's birthday was this weekend, and for his birthday I made him a John Deere cake. I was very happy with how it came out. So while you are enjoying your weekend take out a moment and call a family member and tell them how much they mean to you!

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Julie and Julia

August 15, 2009
My wonderful mom and I went out to the movies tonight to see Julie and Julia. If you haven't seen it yet, go see it soon! It was such a sweet and inspiring movie. Not only that it also explains a little bit why this world of cooking is so important to us foodies.

I especially appreciated that part where Julie is writing her blog and is worried that no one reads it. I know I feel that way quite often. You start to wonder why you even bother with it at all, but deep inside you know you can't sto...
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Lemon Biscotti

August 14, 2009
If you ever want a cookie that has a little more sophistication and is sure to impress I suggest trying out some lemon biscotti. When making these cookies if you use a little patience they will come out beautifully. You need to give adequate cooling time between baking and slicing the cookies so that they will not fall apart and will slice cleanly.

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Very Hungry Caterpillar

August 11, 2009
For my daughter's first birthday we picked the theme to be The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Back when I first had my daughter I had this idea that I should make my kids' birthday cakes. I had no clue about decorating at all but I was determined and thought I could teach myself to do anything. In the past year I have learned so much about baking and decorating. I have become really serious about my baking. This hobby is turning into so much more for me and I can't wait to tell my little girl that ...
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August 8, 2009
Well tomorrow is my daughter's first birthday and I am currently in the midst of trying to make her cakes. As I was taking a break letting cakes cool, I went over to Cake Wrecks and she had the perfect video for me up today. I thought everyone would appreciate this today

Have a great Saturday and look later this week to see what I did for my daughter's cake!

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Peanut Blossoms

August 3, 2009
One of the most comforting cookies in the world has to be peanut blossom cookies.. The smell wraps around you like a favorite sweater. The cookies are crisp but still melt in your mouth. One of the best parts is they are so simple to make and still yield great results. If for some odd reason you have yet to try these cookies go make yourself some pronto!

Just make sure they don't fall through!!!!!

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Zucchini Bread!

July 31, 2009

You may be surprised to learn that I have never made zucchini bread. I was very excited when my grandma picked me up some zucchini from a local farmer. I knew at once I wanted to make bread. I was pleased with how easy it was to make, I didn't even use my Kitchen Aid which does not happen often! Very quickly my house was filled with the wonderful aroma of such a comforting smell. So while you are out at your farmer's market's this summer grab a zucchini and try your hand at making some bread!

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