Monday, October 19, 2015

Broccoli Cheddar Risotto

We love risotto so I was really intrigued  by this recipe! Luckily it was awesome and we will be eating it again for sure! This recipe is adapted from Big Bear's Wife.

3 tbsp butter
1 cup arborio rice
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
3 cups chopped broccoli
salt and pepper to taste

Steam the broccoli until tender and set to the side. Melt the butter in the pan. Pour the chicken broth into a pot and heat over low. Add the rice and let cook for 3 minutes. Add 1 cup of chicken broth to the pan and let cook until almost all of the liquid is gone. Add another cup and repeat then add 3 /4 cup and let it cook down.  Once the liquid is almost gone stir in the cheese and add 1/4 cup of chicken broth.  Once the cheese is melted stir in the broccoli and let heat through season with salt and pepper  then serve.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Crock Pot Crack Chicken Sandwiches

I made these for small group one night! Its the easiest recipe with the most delicious outcome! They would be great for tailgating too! This recipe is from Cookies and Cups.

2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
16oz cream cheese
2 (1oz) packages Ranch mix
8oz bacon (cooked and crumbled)

Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of the crock pot. Cube the cream cheese and place on top of the chicken then sprinkle with the ranch seasoning. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4 hours. Once the chicken is cooked, shred then stir in the crumbled bacon.Let the mixture cook for 15 minutes.  Place on a bun and serve.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Apple Crumb Cake

A few weeks ago we went out to an apple orchard an picked tons and tons of apples! When we returned I just had to try this cake and it was totally worth it! This cake is beyond delicious. This recipe is from Crunchy Creamy Sweet.

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp of milk
3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup plus 2 tsp canola oil
1 large egg
2 or 3 medium apples (peeled, cored and sliced)
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter (melted and cooled)
1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Heat oven to 375. Grease an 8inch pan.  Start by making the topping, mix together the light brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, salt and flour. Pour in the melted butter and mix well. Set to the side. In a medium bowl mix together the sliced apples  2 tablespoons of sugar, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. In a large bowl mix together the remaining flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.  In a small bowl whisk together the milk, vanilla extract, canola oil and egg. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until they are just mixed. Pour the batter into the bottom of the pan, top with the apples then sprinkle the crumble topping over the apples fully covering them. Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool before cutting.