September 20, 2016

Lemon Chicken Pasta {with gluten free option}



As you may know, my hubby needs to be gluten-free.  That can be a challenge sometimes trying to make something tasty that the whole family will eat.  Thankfully this recipe meets all of the categories.  It is not only tasty, but can be made gluten-free if needed, and is easy for all of those crazy weeknights. 

Ingredients:
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1" pieces
salt and pepper
1/4 c. fresh lemon juice
2 c. low-sodium chicken broth
16 oz. package of pasta (gluten free if needed)
8 oz. cream cheese
1 c. peas, thawed if frozen
2 tsp. lemon zest
1/2 c. finely grated Parmesan

Directions:
  1. Cook pasta as directed on package.
  2. While cooking pasta, heat oil in a large pan on medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and cook until golden brown on all sides; transfer to a large bowl. 
  3. Add lemon juice to pan, scraping up any brown bits, then pour over chicken in the bowl.
  4. Add chicken broth to the skillet and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer.
  5. Return chicken (and any juices) to the skillet, add cream cheese, stirring until melted.
  6. Add pasta, peas and lemon zest.  Stir until well coated with sauce. 
  7. Top with Parmesan cheese and serve.


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September 7, 2016

Reese's Overload Gooey Brownies



My family loves brownies.  But not just any kind of brownies.  We like the kind that are barely done and gooey in the middle.  You can't help but get that kind of brownie with this recipe.  The condensed milk keeps them soft with that out-of-the-oven-a-little-too-soon taste.   



Ingredients:
9x13 family size brownie mix
All ingredients that the mix calls for (eggs, oil, water, etc...)
1/2 can of sweetened condensed milk
8 Reese's peanut butter cups
1 package Reese's pieces

Directions:

  1. Make the brownie mix as it calls for on the box.  
  2. Pour half the brownie mixture into a greased (or greased and parchment lined) 9x13" pan.  
  3. Cut Reese's peanut butter cups in 1/4 sections.  Place on top of the brownie mix.
  4. Cover the peanut butter cups with the remaining brownie mix.
  5. Pour 1/2 can of condensed milk over the top staying away from the edges of the pan. 
  6. Top with Reese's pieces.
  7. Bake 5 -7 minutes longer than the box calls for.  It will still be gooey.
  8. Let cool completely before cutting.  




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