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Chicken Tamale Pie – Holiday Recipes



Today’s lesson is on healing foods.

You might be thinking of brightly colored veggies and lean proteins, and I can dig that. Most of the time.

But today I’m thinking of chicken tamale pie: creamy corn bread, spicy enchilada sauce, seasoned chicken, and melted cheese baked into a pie dish. A PIE DISH. That right there is healing.

chicken tamale pie

Prep Time: 15 mins  

Cook Time: 30 mins  

INGREDIENTS;

  • 1/3 cup fat free milk
  • 1/4 cup egg substitute
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon taco seasoning, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 (14 3/4 ounce) can cream-style corn
  • 1 (8.5 ounce) box corn muffin mix (such as Jiffy)
  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained
  • 1 (10 ounce) can red enchilada sauce – I recommend going with an authentic Mexican brand
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 3/4 cup shredded white cheese (I used Raclette – random, I know, but it’s what I had on hand, and it ended up being delicious!)
  • cilantro and crumbled Cotija cheese for topping

INSTRUCTIONS;

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Combine the first 7 ingredients (milk through green chiles), using just 1/2 tablespoon of the taco seasoning, in a large bowl, stirring just until moist. Pour mixture into a round pie plate (mine was glass) coated with cooking spray.
  3. Bake at 400° for 20-30 minutes. While corn is baking, toss the chicken in the remaining 1 tablespoon taco seasoning. When corn is done – it will be just barely set and golden brown – pierce entire surface liberally with a fork (it might stick a little bit to the fork). 
  4. Pour enchilada sauce over top. Top with chicken; sprinkle with cheese. 
  5. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until cheese melts. Remove from oven; let stand 5 minutes.

Read The Full Recipe in The Source (Thank You For The Source): pinchofyum.com

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Perfect Pipeaple Cream Cheese Frosting



Without a doubt, Cream Cheese frosting would be my favorite frosting in the whole wide world. I guess this comes as no surprise, seeing as how I am such a huuuuge fan of cheesecake.

The only problem with most cream cheese frosting is that it is so soft and delicate that it often tends to be very difficult, if not impossible to pipe… swirls have a tendency to lose their shape as soon as they get formed. And, well, something has to be said for swirled frosting. It just so pretty to look at, it seems to make it taste that much better!

Perfect Pipeaple Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients;

FOR THE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING;

  • 1-1/2 cups (360g | 12.7oz) butter, at room temperature
  • 2- (250g | 8oz) packages full fat cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp salt (I use Himalayan salt)
  • 1/4 tsp pure lemon extract

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  • 12 cups (1.5kg | 3.3lb) powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp powdered buttermilk (optional but strongly recommended)

Instructions;

  1. Combine the the butter, cream cheese, salt and pure lemon extract in a large mixing bowl and beat with a hand mixer on high speed until smooth and creamy, about 5 minutes.
  2. Combine the dry buttermilk and powdered sugar in a separate bowl and mix with a whisk until well combined and completely lump free.
  3. Add this powdered sugar to the creamed butter and cheese mixture a few cups at a time and beat on low speed between each addition until well incorporated.
  4. Once all the sugar has been added, increase the speed to high and beat the frosting for 2 to 3 minutes, until it becomes really light and fluffy.
  5. If you find that your frosting is too soft to be used right away, refrigerate it for about 10 minutes and then beat it again before you use it. Return to the refrigerator as often as needed.
  6. Keep the finished cake in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Read The Full Recipe in The Source (Thank You For The Source): eviltwin.kitchen

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Balsamic Strawberry Chicken Salad – Holiday Recipes



aprese salad can officially suck it because there is a new kid on the block!

This Balsamic Strawberry Chicken Salad is kicking butt and taking names. I already have it on the menu for every party this summer. Caprese salad is something I make very often for parties because it’s fresh, it’s easy, and the classic flavors are always satisfying. Instead of a classic caprese, I am definitely making this balsamic chicken salad from now on.

I took my favorite parts of the caprese salad, balsamic reduction, fresh basil, and fresh mozzarella cheese, and I coupled them with juicy grilled chicken and sweet strawberries. The result was one DELICIOUS summer salad.

Balsamic Strawberry Chicken Salad

 Prep Time; 10 minutes

 Cook Time; 20 minutes

 Total Time; 30 minutes

Ingredients;

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz strawberries
  • 3 Tbsp minced fresh basil
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • Optional: 2/3 cup chopped pecans

Instructions;

  1. Marinade the chicken breasts in balsamic vinegar for about 10 minutes before cooking. Season with some salt and cook until done.
  2. *You can choose to grill the chicken or cook chicken on the stove top.*
  3. Once chicken is cooked, set is aside to cool down.
  4. Preheat a small pan over medium heat. Add balsamic vinegar to the heated pan and stir in brown sugar. Let the vinegar simmer until it is reduced enough to coat a spoon. (It will reduce by about half the amount.)
  5. Take balsamic reduction out of the pan and into a small bowl to cool down. Once it cools down, you can add it to the salad.

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Greek Spring Soup – Holiday Recipes



I’ve been absent. This is the longest I’ve gone, since I started my blog nearly 2 years ago, without posting. Those who follow me on Facebook, know that just 2 weeks ago I lost a student of mine in a tragic accident. He was hit by a car while crossing the street with his father.

It knocked the wind out of me. More than I thought it would. I cannot imagine how parents who lose their children cope on a daily basis. He was “my” boy for 6 hours a day, for 120 days. I shouldn’t say this, because teachers aren’t meant to have favorites, but he was my favorite. He was a quiet, gentle soul, with big, dark, sparkling eyes. He was patient, more patient than any five year old I’ve ever known. You might miss him in a crowd, because he didn’t have a ‘big’ personality, he was bright, yet shy and modest.

Greek Spring Soup

Prep Time; 10 mins

Cook Time; 25 mins

Total Time; 35 mins

Ingredients;

  • 6 cups chicken broth homemade or canned
  • 1 1/2 cups diced or shredded cooked chicken
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion diced about 3/4 cup
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/3 cup arborio rice
  • 1 large eggs
  • Juice of half of a lemon
  • 1 cup chopped asparagus
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1/2 cup of fresh chopped dill divided
  • Kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste
  • Fresh minced chives for garnish

Instructions;

  1. In a large stock pot, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Sauté onions until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Add 1/4 cup dill, chicken broth, bay leaf and bring to a boil.
  2. Add rice and reduce heat to medium low, and simmer about 10 minutes. Add carrots and asparagus and cook an additional 10-15 minutes, or until rice is cooked and vegetables are tender. Add chicken and continue to simmer on low while preparing egg and lemon juice mixture.
  3. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, combine egg, lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of water.

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No Bake Lemon Truffle – Holiday Recipes



This No Bake Lemon Truffle Recipe is very easy to make and very delicious. 

Lemon is one of my favorite flavors in the entire world and it’s a yummy ingredient pretty much in any recipe. However lemon desserts are seriously the best and especially during Spring and Summer time! Today I want to share with you guys my five ingredient Lemon Truffle Recipe and I really hope you love it as much as my family does! 

No Bake Lemon Truffle Recipes

Ingredients;

  • 1 15oz Lemon Creme Oreo Package
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 package white chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. shortening
  • ½ tsp. lemon zest
  • Yellow sprinkles

Instructions;

  1. Place the lemon Oreos inside of a food processor and crush them. If you don’t have a food processor you can place the Oreos in a plastic bag and crush them rolling up and down with a rolling pin.
  2. Put aside 2 tablespoons of crushed cookies aside for decorating the truffles later.
  3. Use a grater to grate the skin of the lemon and put aside the lemon zest.
  4. Mix cream cheese with crushed Oreos in a bowl until both ingredients are completely combined. Add zest to the cookie mixture and mix some more.
  5. Line a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper. Shape the cookie mixture into 1 inch balls and place on lined cookie sheet.
  6. Place cookie sheet in the refrigerator for about an hour or in the freezer for 20 minutes. Don’t skip this step because you want the cookie balls firm since it will be a lot easier to chocolate coat them later.

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Original article and pictures take from: www.evolvingtable.com 

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Strawberry Cream Cheese Trifle (Gluten-Free!) Layers of gluten-free angel food cake with fresh berries, whipped cream and cream cheese. Everyone always asks for this recipe!


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Original article and pictures take from: Meaningfuleats.com 

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Healthy Birthday Cake Protein Shake – Dairy Free and Paleo


This HEALTHY, sweet and creamy birthday cake shake is full of healthy ingredients and protein to fuel your morning routine! Its like drinking dessert! Dessert Recipes Easy, Dessert Recipes Healthy, Dessert Recipes For A Crowd, Dessert Recipes Cake #healthycake #healthydessert #cake #cakeshake #shake #dessert #birthday #birthdayrecipes #dessertrecipe

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Original article and pictures take from: Kelleyandcricket.com 

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Chicken Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna – made with shredded chicken, fresh spinach, mushrooms, and light sauce | littlebroken.com Katya | Little Broken


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