Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

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Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Now that the weather has turned brisk, nothing warms me up like a hot bowl of Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings.

This is just about the easiest recipe, and everyone loves it too!

chicken and dumplings ingredients

 

INGREDIENTS
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2 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
1 can Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
1 can Condensed Cream of Celery Soup
1 Onion, finely diced
2 ribs of Celery, sliced
3 cup Chicken Broth
6 oz frozen Peas and Carrots
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Poultry Seasoning
16 oz can Refrigerated Biscuit Dough

chicken and dumpling process

 

DIRECTIONS
Place all ingredients, except biscuit dough, in slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.

chicken and dumplings process
Remove chicken breasts from slow cooker, shred and then return to cooker.

Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

Roll dough for each biscuit to about 1/4″ thick and cut into strips. drop strips into cooker and cook on high for another hour.

Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings
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Recipe type: Dinner
 
Ingredients
  • 2 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 1 can Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 can Condensed Cream of Celery Soup
  • 1 Onion, finely diced
  • 2 ribs of Celery, sliced
  • 3 cup Chicken Broth
  • 6 oz frozen Peas and Carrots
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Poultry Seasoning
  • 16 oz can Refrigerated Biscuit Dough
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients, except biscuit dough, in slow cooker and cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours.
  2. Remove chicken breasts from slow cooker, shred and then return to cooker.
  3. Roll dough for each biscuit to about ¼" thick and cut into strips. drop strips into cooker and cook on high for another hour.

 

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Cherry Cordial Cupcakes

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cherry codial cupcakes

This Cherry Cordial Recipe comes with a hidden surprise that is sure to be a hit over the next several weeks as we celebrate with friends and family!

I am planning to make them a couple times to take to parties, possibly even church. We host a big family Christmas Party that I will definitely be making these for!

The list of ingredients includes pretty much everything I usually have in my pantry, except for the cherries which you can find on sale everywhere this time of year.

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INGREDIENTS

1 box Devils Food Cake Mix
Vegetable Oil (per box)
Eggs (per box)
Water (per box)
1/4 cup Flour
32 drained Maraschino Cherries
1 Box Chocolate covered Cherries
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
8 oz Cream Cheese
4 tbsp Butter
1/4 cup Heavy Cream
Hershey Chocolate Bar

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DIRECTIONS

Mix cake mix according to box directions.
Place cupcake liners in pan and fill them half full.
Roll 16 maraschino cherries in flour. Place one cherry in the center of each cupcake.
Bake in 350 oven 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Cool on a wire rack.
Put chocolate covered cherries, powdered sugar, cream cheese, butter and cream in a pan over low heat.
Bring to a simmer crush the cherries and stir until melted.
Simmer for 10 minutes then allow icing to cool for 20 minutes.
Frost cupcakes.
Scrape chocolate bar to create shavings.
Garnish with a maraschino cherry and chocolate shavings.

Cherry Cordial Cupcakes
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 1 box Devils Food Cake Mix
  • Vegetable Oil (per box)
  • Eggs (per box)
  • Water (per box)
  • ¼ cup Flour
  • 32 drained Maraschino Cherries
  • 1 Box Chocolate covered Cherries
  • ½ cup Powdered Sugar
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • ¼ cup Heavy Cream
  • Hershey Chocolate Bar
Instructions
  1. Mix cake mix according to box directions.
  2. Place cupcake liners in pan and fill them half full.
  3. Roll 16 maraschino cherries in flour. Place one cherry in the center of each cupcake.
  4. Bake in 350 oven 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  5. Cool on a wire rack.
  6. Put chocolate covered cherries, powdered sugar, cream cheese, butter and cream in a pan over low heat.
  7. Bring to a simmer crush the cherries and stir until melted.
  8. Simmer for 10 minutes then allow icing to cool for 20 minutes.
  9. Frost cupcakes.
  10. Scrape chocolate bar to create shavings.
  11. Garnish with a maraschino cherry and chocolate shavings.

 

How to Safely Cook a Frozen Turkey

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How to Safely Cook a Frozen Turkey



I have always heard that you can never cook a turkey unless it has had time to completely thaw in the refrigerator only for several days.

Last Thanksgiving I thought I gave my turkey plenty of time to thaw, but the morning of Thanksgiving it was still a little frozen inside. I did what I could and put it in a water bath until it was thawed completely, but what if you have a turkey that is frozen solid?

You can cook a frozen turkey!

I was shocked when I read that this is completely safe as long as you follow a few tips for cooking a frozen turkey from the Mayo Clinic.

Cooking a Frozen Turkey is a lot easier than it may seem.

Turkey Ingredients

INGREDIENTS
1 frozen Turkey
1/2 cup Butter
1 Medium Onion
2 tsp minced Garlic
3 tsp Poultry Seasoning
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Pepper

DIRECTIONS
Turkey will take about 1 1/2 times to twice as long to cook from frozen.
Preheat oven to 325.

frozen turkey

Remove wrapping from turkey and place breast down on broiling pan.
Place in oven for 3 1/2 hours.
Remove from oven and see if bag with liver, gizard and heart can be removed from the neck area. If not return to oven and continue checking every 15 minutes. If the bag is plastic, do not let it begin to melt or it will ruin turkey.

Turkey Prep

Flip turkey breast side up and return to oven for another 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and see if neck can be removed from the body cavity from between the legs. If not return to oven and continue checking every 15 minutes.

turkey prep 2
Peel outer skin off onion and place in body cavity along with garlic.
Rub body down with butter and season with salt pepper and poultry seasoning.
Return to oven to finish cooking. Check for temperature in thigh of at least 175 and in breast of at least 160. Baste turkey with juices every time you check temperature.

Cooked Turkey
When temperature is reached, remove from oven and tent in aluminum foil for 30 minutes to allow turkey to rest before carving.

roasted turkey

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Turkey Cupcakes

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Turkey Cupcakes




Thanksgiving is a fun time to pull out kid friendly recipes like these Turkey Cupcakes.

They are easy enough to make and would be a fun cooking project to work on with your kids. Plus they would make a great addition to any other Thanksgiving Table Decorations for Kids that you might be planning to do this year.

You might also like to add Turkey Toes to the table.  Make sure you grab the FREE Printable needed to make them.

Now for the Turkey Cupcakes recipe:

Turkey Cupcakes IngredientsINGREDIENTS
1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
3 Eggs
1 cup softened Butter
2 tbsp Milk
5 tbsp Cocoa Powder
4 cup Powdered Sugar
1/4 cup Chocolate Sprinkles
1 bag Candy Corn
48 Candy Eyes
1/8 cup Red Candy Melting Chips

DIRECTIONS
Bake cupcakes according to box directions.

Turkey Cupcakes mix

Allow to cool.
Whisk or sift together cocoa powder and powdered sugar.
Cream butter and vanilla in a large bowl
Slowly add in the powdered sugar cocoa powder mixture, and milk as needed, until everything is incorporated and frosting is right consistency.
Beat for 5 minutes to make sure it is fluffy.

Turkey Toes frosting

Ice cupcakes then sprinkle or dip tops in chocolate sprinkles.
Insert 5-7 candy corns along the back edge of each to make tail feathers.

Turkey Cupcakes Process

Pipe more icing from the fron edge to the middle of each to make turkey neck and face.
Push 1 candy corn into head to make beak.
Place 2 eyes above beak.
Place red melting chips into corner of zippered sandwich bag.
Microwave for 45 seconds and knead to insure that they are melted and smooth.
Clip corner and pipe a waddle on the beak and down the neck of each turkey.

Turkey Cupcakes
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Recipe type: Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
  • ½ cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup softened Butter
  • 2 tbsp Milk
  • 5 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • ¼ cup Chocolate SPrinkles
  • 1 bag Candy Corn
  • 48 Candy Eyes
  • ⅛ cup Red Candy Melting Chips
Instructions
  1. Bake cupcakes according to box directions.
  2. Allow to cool.
  3. Whisk or sift together cocoa powder and powdered sugar.
  4. Cream butter and vanilla in a large bowl
  5. Slowly add in the powdered sugar cocoa powder mixture, and milk as needed, until everything is incorporated and frosting is right consistency.
  6. Beat for 5 minutes to make sure it is fluffy.
  7. Ice cupcakes then sprinkle or dip tops in chocolate sprinkles.
  8. Insert 5-7 candy corns along the back edge of each to make tail feathers.
  9. Pipe more icing from the front edge to the middle of each to make turkey neck and face.
  10. Push 1 candy corn into head to make beak.
  11. Place 2 eyes above beak.
  12. Place red melting chips into corner of zippered sandwich bag.
  13. Microwave for 45 seconds and knead to insure that they are melted and smooth.
  14. Clip corner and pipe a waddle on the beak and down the neck of each turkey.

 

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Copycat Bisquick Mix

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Homemade Bisquick



This Copycat Bisquick Mix is so easy to make using common items that are found in the pantry.

homemade bisquick ingredients

 

INGREDIENTS
4 cup Flour
2 tbsp Sugar
2 tbsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
3/4 cup Shortening

DIRECTIONS
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.

 

homemade bisquick process
Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Copycat Bisquick Mix
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Ingredients
  • 4 cup Flour
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ¾ cup Shortening
Instructions
  1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  3. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Homemade Bisquick recipe

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