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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Beet Soup in Instant Pot

I bought some organic beets at Sprouts grocery store last week. I heard that one could ask "Alexa" for a recipe if you give her the names of some ingredients you have on hand.

What I did was this:

I said "Alexa, what can I make with beets?" she gave me this recipe first and said there were other recipes, too, if I wanted. She gave me time to gather ingredients If I needed. I did not have beet juice that was called for in the recipe so I used water. I did not use the wine, but water instead. here is the exact recipe she gave me (She said it was from "Kitchen Stories". I used my Instant Pot.

12 ingredients:

1  1/2 lb. beets
1  3/4 cup beet juice (I used water)
1  1/4 cup orange juice
1/3 c white wine (I used water)
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped fine
zest of 1/2 orange
3 Tablespoons butter
salt and pepper

Cook and blend

Croutons and creme fraiche for toppings.

I simply sauted the vegetables in the butter in my Instant Pot on Saute setting. Then I added liquids, put lid on and set it for 25 minutes on SOUP setting. The I used my immersion blender to make it completely smooth.
Gorgeous color. Nice flavor. Very nutritious!





Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Megan's White Chicken Enchiladas


Meg's Enchiladas

2 chopped cooked chicken breasts
2-3 T softened cream cheese
2 T. green chilis
1-2 TBSP. milk

Combine first 4 ingredients (I use more chicken).

Fill
8-10 flour tortillas, rolling them up...
place in 9 by 12 greased pan. Cover in sauce.
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Sauce: 
I can cream of chicken
more green chilis
1 cup sour cream
1 c. milk

350 degrees, 1/2 hour or so

Last 5 minutes Grated Cheese on Top

Saturday, December 7, 2019

First Cookies of the Season


I love thumbprints...such a tender "melt in your mouth" texture. These are made with my mom's Thumbprint cookie recipes, only I did not coat them in finely chopped walnuts. Plus I did do a powdered sugar frosting drizzle. They went fast at our Stake's Christmas Concert last Sunday.



Different Kinds of Sugar Substitutes


So...These are some of the offerings at Winvco, our local grocery store.
 I have not tried any of these sweeteners yet, except the Trader Joe's STEVIA. 

I plan to do some research and will report what I find later. I do know that all of these sweeteners, except the Stevia are used in equal parts to  regular sugar in recipes. The Stevia label says...1/3 teaspoon Stevia is equal to 1 teaspoon sugar in sweetness.








Hot Chocolate Time

I love hot chocolate! It is especially enjoyable in the winter months!!!


Joan's Hot Chocolate
1 cup coconut milk or coconut/almond milk (Sweetened is better)
2 Tablespoons Hershey's Cocoa
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1\2 teaspoon Stevia
Combine ingredients into a small saucepan over medium -medium high heat. Whisk while heating.
 Serve with whip cream and nutmeg sprinkled on top.







Friday, February 1, 2019

Looking Forward to Summer Slushies


Frozen Fruit Slushies

1  1/2 cups ice cubes
1 ripe banana, sliced
5 strawberries, hulled
1/2 cup orange juice


Mix all ingredients in blender
 until thick and smooth. 
Serve immediately. 

2 Servings

Monday, July 30, 2018

Man makes earth better

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