Raspberry Butter

Raspberry Butter

I love bread and whenever I can find something amazing to top it off, man, I’m in trouble.  This Raspberry Butter makes everything taste better.

Ingredients

1 stick (1/4 lb) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 c raspberry preserves
2 Tbsp powdered sugar

Directions

  1. Place in mixer and beat until combined.
  2. Return butter to refrigerator and wait until set.
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Crockpot Fauxtisserie Chicken

Chicken

Summer time is the perfect time to pull our those crock pots so you can have a nice warm meal without heating up the entire house. This Fauxtisseries Chicken is great to serve as a main course with some veggies on the side or to save later and put on salads, sandwiches or in casseroles.

Ingredients

1 broiler/fryer chicken (3.5-4 lbs)
2 tbsp paprika
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tsp onion powder
2 tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Directions

  1. Spray crock pot with cooking spray and place 3 medium sized balls of tin foil in the bottom (this keeps the chicken from sitting in all of the juices and keeps the skin crispier)
  2. Place chicken in to crock pot on top of tin foil with breast facing up
  3. Coat chicken with seasoning
  4. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or on high for 3.5 to 4.5

Note: This also works with bone-in chicken breasts

 

Peanut Butter & Banana Wrap

peanut butter banana chocolate wrap

Breakfast time can be a rushed event in our house and sometimes I run out the door without realizing I skipped it completely.  But this Peanut Butter & Banana Wrap is a great on the go breakfast. Feel free to add or subtract any ingredients, it will still taste amazing.

Ingredients

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
4 whole wheat or regular flour tortillas (8 to 10 inches in diameter)
1/4 cup honey
2 small bananas, sliced
1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips, if desired

Directions

  1. Spread 2 tablespoons of the peanut butter evenly over each tortilla. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the honey over each tortilla. Top with banana slices and chocolate chips.
  2. Roll up tortillas.

 

Crisp Lettuce Tip

Lettuce

Do you ever buy a new head of lettuce and it goes bad within a couple of days? It used to happen to me all the time until I came upon this nifty little trick.  Put paper towels into your storage bags with your lettuce.  I like to cut up a whole head of lettuce and store it in the fridge in a zip lock bag so it’s ready to go when I need it. If you fold up a paper towel and place it in the bag as well, your lettuce stays crisp and fresh for up to a week (and sometimes longer)! I have found this works with most veggies that need to be stored in the fridge.