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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Crock Pot Chicken & Dumplings

I had been looking for a relatively simple Chicken & Dumplings recipe for a while now and finally got this one from "jdseggar" off the nest.com's "What's Cooking" board.

So easy, you probably have more than half the ingredients already around your house, it's minimal "fuss" and man...it's fab!

We really enjoyed it.

Crock Pot Chicken & Dumplings

4 boneless skinless chicken pieces (breast or thigh), cut in small chunks
2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup
1/4 cup onion, finely diced
1/4 cup carrot, finely diced
1/4 cup celery, finely diced
1 bay leaf
1 chicken bouillon cube
2 cups water
2 (10 oz) packages refrigerated biscuits

Combine all ingredients, except biscuits, in crock pot.
Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours. 30 minutes before serving, tear biscuit dough into 1-inch pieces. Add to crock pot; stirring gently. Cover and cook on HIGH for an additional 30 minutes or until biscuits are fluffed up and cooked through.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Cheese Fondue

This is a very basic cheese fondue recipe that I got off Allrecipes.com.

My husband and I are relatively new at the whole "fondue thing" but thought we'd give cheese a shot as we did oil fondue for New Year's Eve earlier this month.

It was really very simple to make (probably done with it all in 15 minutes) and tasted great. We dipped veggies and french bread.

It's VERY basic, you could add different spices and things to make it your own. Some people on allrecipes.com suggested adding a bit of beer to give it some more kick. We didn't do this.

Basic Cheese Fondue

2 cups milk
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons ground dry mustard
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
6 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

In a medium saucepan over low heat, mix together milk, Worcestershire sauce, ground dry mustard, garlic and flour. Heat until almost boiling. Gradually stir in Cheddar cheese. Continue heating until all the cheese has melted. Keep the mixture warm and melted in a fondue dish.