Crock-Pot Dressing

There are times when you need a super simple yet tasty recipe. Sunday evening was definitely one of those times. Thankfully for me, my mother has always made the yummiest dressing for the holidays, so I purchased the ingredients & had it cooking in just a few minutes. It’s a Crock-Pot recipe which means all you have to do is mix up the ingredients, place them in the pot & you’re good to go! It doesn’t get much easier than that, does it?

Ingredients needed for this tasty recipe:

1 (8 inch) pan cornbread
8 slices dry white bread
4 eggs
2 c. chicken broth
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 tsp. sage
1/2 tsp. black pepper
Celery to taste
1 med. onion
2 tbsp. butter

Mix all of the ingredients except the butter together and place them in the crock pot. Add the 2 tbsp. of butter to the top of the mixture in thin slices.  Cook on high for 2 hours and then on low for 4 hours, making sure to stir the ingredients every 20-30 minutes so that they do not stick to your pot.

And that’s it! I’m thankful for recipes, especially Crock-Pot recipes, for times when I’m trying to cook quite a few things at once and need space in my oven.

Be on the lookout for pictures from our Flannel Friendsgiving gathering Bethany & I hosted on Sunday. We had so much fun!

Love,
Rosemary

*You can also grab this recipe online here.

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Homemade Dog Treats

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A while ago when I visited my cousin Brenda in her beautiful cabin in the mountains, I took note of all of her homemade goodies. She seemed to be constantly in the kitchen making dips, cakes, and a little bit of everything else! I was especially impressed with her homemade dog treats that her dogs loved.

I asked to share her recipe on the blog and she kindly sent it over. Below is the recipe for some dog treats that she has named “Doggone Goodies”. They are super easy to make, and Rubie just can’t get enough of them!

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1 lb. of cooked, drained meat (no bones!- beef, tuna, chicken- I used canned tuna)
2 eggs (with shells)
1/2 cup of veggies (no corn)
1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour (it’s better for your pet, but you can use white flour if you prefer)
1 cup of cornmeal
1/2 tsp. of garlic powder
3 Tbsp. olive oil

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1- Mix the dry ingredients together with the olive oil and put them aside.

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2- Mix the meat, eggs, and veggies together.

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3- Blend the meat, eggs, and veggies together in a blender or food processor until mix well.

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4- Stir in the dry ingredients to form a dough.

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5- Roll out the dough until it is about 1/4″ thick.

6- Cut the dough into fun shapes if you wish. I used a star cookie cutter, but use whatever shape you like!

7- Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.

See? Super simple. And I know your dog will approve!

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I hope you get the chance to try these treats out for your dog. It really made me feel good that I took the time to make a treat right from my very own kitchen for Rubie.

Happy baking!
Rosemary

Soup for a Rainy Day: Wild Rice and Chicken Soup

Recently, I decided to make a pot of soup for a coworker who wasn’t feeling too great. I came across this recipe in my mom’s kitchen a few weeks ago and fell in love with its unique flavor. It consists of simple ingredients that you can easily find in your local market, and the best news is, it’s so easy to make! All you need is a big soup pot or a crock pot, and you are ready to start cooking.

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This recipe serves 12 people and only takes a couple of hours to cook!

3 cups of stock (I used 2 cups of vegetable stock and 1 cup of chicken stock)

3 cans of cream of potato soup

1 medium onion chopped

1 box of Uncle Ben’s wild rice (I used an additional packet of seasoning from another box just for extra flavor!)

2 pints of half and half (I used one regular and one fat free)

8 oz American cheese, shredded

2 cans of shredded chicken

Salt & pepper to taste

Curry powder to taste

—-First, you will need to cook the box of rice.Image

— Once the rice has completely cooked, add the rest of the ingredients together and cook for 3 hours in the crock pot. Then, dinner is served!

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I think soup is best when you’re sick or cuddled up with a good book on a rainy day. I hope you get the chance to try this recipe and find it tasty too!

Enjoy!

Rosemary [and Bethany Rose]