Monday, April 30, 2018

Chicken with Artichokes and Mushrooms

This comes from an old cookbook of mine, Fiesta, published by the Junior Women's Club of Pensacola, Florida in 1987.  It is simple to put together and is a real guest pleaser!

4 chicken breasts, boned and halved
salt, pepper, paprika
1/2 cup butter
1 (15 oz.) can artichoke hearts, drained
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
3 tablespoons flour
1/3 cup sherry (I use any white wine)
1 - 1 1/2 cups chicken broth or bouillon

Sprinkle the chicken with salt pepper, and paprika.  Saute in melted butter until brown, then place in casserole.  Add artichoke hearts.  In the same skillet, saute mushrooms and add to the casserole.  Sprinkle flour into the remaining butter in skillet.  Mix slowly while adding wine and bouillon.  Pour over chicken casserole.  Cover and bake in 375 oven for 45 minutes.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018


Here is one I brushed aside for a long time.  Aebleskiver?  I can hardly pronounce it, why would I want to try it?

But I did and I'm glad I did!

Even the dogs got into the excitement.  It isn't often that I beat egg whites in my mixer so that caught Morgan and Bailey's attention.  What is all that loud noise about, Sherry?  And my new aebleskiver cast iron pan was something out of the ordinary to them.

These wonderful Danish pancake rolls are cooked in a special pan with round holes.

This recipe leaves a lot of room for your own creativity.  I chose to place fresh blueberries in the center of the batter and then cover them with enough batter so that they were enclosed.  You could also use jelly or applesauce, or whatever you like.

When the batter begins to bubble along the sides, it is time to turn.  The Danish use a knitting needle, but a fork, butter knife, or wooden kebob stick would also work.

Here is the basic recipe:

2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 egg whites, beaten till they form peaks
1 tablespoon sugar'
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 egg yolks
4 tablespoons melted butter
2 cups buttermilk

Separate the egg yolks and whites.  Beat in a mixer till the whites form stiff peaks.

Combine other ingredients and beat well.  Folk in the egg whites.

Place about a teaspoon or more oil in each hole in the pan.  Heat.

Carefully turn the balls over several times while cooking so that they are nicely browned all around.

This recipe makes a LOT!  Definitely enough for a family of 4 or more.

In the process of switching them from the pan to the plate, I dropped one on the floor.  Before I could get to it, two dogs devoured it!  Hope it didn't burn them!

I sprinkled these with powdered sugar.  You could also use syrup or jelly.

These were a pleasant surprise.  They are delicious and I think you will like them too  A nice addition to your weekend breakfast.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Broccoli Salad

This is a recipe I ran across recently and I just had to try it!  It's so good, even someone who doesn't like broccoli would like it!  And it packs a lot of nutrition.

1 large head broccoli
1 cup blueberries
1/2 cup dried cranberries
3 tablespoons almond slivers
1 large apple, chopped
1/2 small red onion, chopped
2 teaspoons lemon zest


1 cup plain Greek yogurt
3 tablespoons honey
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon water

Combine the ingredients for the salad.  Mix together the ingredients for the dressing and combine with the salad.  Will last in the refrigerator up to 3 days.