Cooking With The Lewis Sisters

A Blog of Recipes We Love and Enjoy!

Baking Cornbread with Macy November 18, 2016

Filed under: Gluten Free,Quick Breads — lewissisters @ 5:40 am

Hi all,

I am so excited because this is our first video! It is a glimpse into my world and will show you how I bake, even though I am blind. The video can be seen at this link:

I need to thank my dad for filming the video and my brother-in-law for putting it together because my dad and I have no clue how to do video editing. Ha-ha

I hope you enjoy the video. I want you to know that I have no problem laughing at myself and the funny things that happen to me due to my blindness. You will see a part in the video where I can’t find something and I hope it makes you laugh. When my dad and I finished that shot we both laughed. I want you to know I love being blind and I do not see it as an obstacle in my life, but rather, it is a wonderful blessing. And no matter what happens I am so grateful for the challenges and triumphs I have because of it.

I hope we can do more videos in the future.

Love to you all!

Here is the link to the Cornbread recipe: https://lewissisters.wordpress.com/?s=cornbread

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Gluten Free Cornbread! January 5, 2015

Filed under: Dinner,Gluten Free,Kara,Quick Breads,Side Dishes — lewissisters @ 2:33 am

Hi all!
I hope you are ready for another year of amazing recipes! My sister and I are very excited to add more yummy recipes to enrich your lives with tasty goodness. We have some killer recipes for this year, so you better stay tuned.
This recipe is the one I promised in the last post. Here comes the gluten free cornbread.
This is one of Kara’s recipes. I have made this many times because it is so easy to make, even with the gluten free changes.
To make this recipe gluten free, I use all purpose gluten free baking flour and unsweetened vanilla almond milk. I have tried the recipe with the sweetened vanilla almond milk and it is a little too sweet; however, the unsweetened vanilla almond milk works perfectly. You can also use regular milk with the gluten free flour and it will work just fine.
I have yet to try blueberry muffins, but that is on my list for the future. I am sure gluten free cornbread blueberry muffins will be amazing! I will update this post when I try them.
For now, I hope you enjoy this cornbread; gluten free or regular. It turns out every time.
Thanks for the recipe Kara!

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Cornbread
1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 and ½ cups flour (all purpose gluten free baking flour)
1 and ½ cups milk (unsweetened vanilla almond milk, or any kind such as 1%, 2%, etc.)
2 tsps baking powder

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cream butter and sugar; add cornmeal and eggs. Beat in baking powder. Add milk and flour alternately. Mix till blended, but don’t over mix.
Grease an 8 by 8 inch pan. Pour in batter. Bake at 375 for 35 to 40 minutes. It’s done when a toothpick comes out clean.
You can add blueberries if you like. Also, you can cut down on the sugar, and the recipe will work just fine.
Enjoy!

 

Chicken, Rice and Veggies August 6, 2016

Filed under: Chicken,Dinner,Gluten Free — lewissisters @ 11:02 pm

Hi all!
This month’s recipe is an easy lunch or dinner to throw together. It only has three ingredients: rice, vegetables and chicken. For easy preparation, use a rotisserie chicken, shredded and skin removed.
This meal was created by our uncle. A few months ago, Grandma Muse and our uncle hosted my sister’s birthday lunch. Our uncle served this dish and told my mom how to make it. I have wanted to try this dish ever since and today my parents and I finally made it. We used a rotisserie chicken and concluded that this meal is delicious. It started raining when the meal was cooking; I thought it was perfect timing as we ate this meal for lunch.
This meal would be great with a fruit salad and some cornbread or biscuits on the side.
Here is the link to our fruit salad: https://lewissisters.wordpress.com/2016/10/01/fruit-salad/
Here is the link for our cornbread:
https://lewissisters.wordpress.com/?s=Cornbread
Here is the link for our biscuits:
https://lewissisters.wordpress.com/?s=Biscuits
 
Easy Chicken, Rice, and Vegetables

1 box of Zatarains yellow rice
1 package of frozen mixed vegetables (any kind)
1 Rotisserie chicken, skin removed and shredded. Or cook chicken and shred.
 
Directions
1. Cook rice according to package directions.

2. Cook mixed vegetables according to package directions.

3. Remove skin from rotisserie chicken and shred, or cook chicken and shred.

4. Combined chicken, rice and vegetables in a bowl. Serve immediately.
Enjoy!

 

Blog Update December 4, 2014

Hi friends!
I hope you are having a great holiday season. I would like to let you know about some updates on the blog.
The recipes are now categorized! I apologize if it is confusing.
When we started writing the blog we combined a few of our meals to feature main dishes and desserts, or other combinations. Do to these combinations; some meals may be in the wrong categories.
We now have a “Gluten-free” category! I am very excited about this category; I will be placing gluten-free recipes there. Most of our previous meals were not gluten-free because I was not eating gluten-free a couple years ago. However, in the summer of 2014 I was diagnosed with gluten intolerance and began to eat gluten-free).
Now that I am eating gluten-free; I have gone back and added changes to make the previous recipes gluten-free.
Update 2018: there are lots of gluten-free products in the stores now because gluten intolerance and celiac are so prevalent. However, I have learned that Amazon has a lot of things that you might not find in the stores, so check there for gluten-free products if you can’t find them at the store.
The following are some changes to recipes I have made.
Gluten-Free Bisquick:
The “Chicken Dumpling Casserole” uses Bisquick. Recently, I discovered there is Gluten-free Bisquick, this excites me very much!
Gluten-free Bisquick is amazing; we use it for anything that requires Bisquick and it turns out perfect every time. I love to have homemade waffles and pancakes using the Bisquick. Here is another recipe, try our Streusel Coffee Cake; it is delicious!
All purpose gluten free baking flour:
We have cakes, cookies, and quick breads made from scratch. For everything minus yeast breads like the “Breadsticks for Kids” and “Meg’s Cinnamon Rolls” substitute the amount of flour (listed in the recipes) with all purpose gluten free baking flour.
I buy all purpose gluten free baking flour at my local grocery store. On the package it says the flour is perfect for baking; however, it will not work with yeast breads.
(Stay tuned for an amazing gluten-free cornbread coming next month. I use all purpose baking flour and unsweetened vanilla almond milk.)
Below are some tips I have learned to help us Gluten-Free eaters out. It is not much, but perhaps it will help you, if you are struggling to find gluten-free foods.
Breakfast, I love to eat the following:
Oatmeal, bacon and eggs, omelet’s, and cereal: KIX, Corn Flakes, Crispix, and any of the CHEX brand (I love the cinnamon flavor). I also love gluten-free pancakes and waffles with jam or jelly, nutella or even better, a gluten-free waffle peanut butter and jelly, honey, butter and jam, or Nutella and Raspberry sandwich (breakfast, lunch or dinner).
Snacks and dinner:
I love cookies and thanks to our friend Annette, I have found an amazing mock Oreo cookie that tastes exactly like the real thing! The cookies are called Glutino’s; they are fantastic!
I have also found premade cookies and crackers, and cookie, cake and brownie mixes in my grocer’s gluten-free section.
I like to eat popcorn and potato chips too.
I am lucky because I am able to eat corn (I know some people must be careful about that). I love Tortilla chips and corn tortillas for all my favorite Mexican dishes.
I love to eat rice, gluten-free pasta, baked and sweet potatoes and salads for dinner.
I love making lettuce wraps and using big leaves of ice burg lettuce for hamburger buns.
Breading chicken and topping things that use bread crumbs with crushed corn flakes works like a charm.
Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza has a wonderful gluten-free pizza crust. I love this pizza crust because it tastes exactly like a regular pizza crust. I also love Papa Murphy’s because you can customize pizzas to your liking.
http://www.papamurphys.com/
Trader Joe’s is a grocery store that has some wonderful gluten-free foods. They also feature other items from around the world. One item in particular, I have heard people rave about is cookie butter. (I tried cookie butter once and it was really good) Go check out a store if you have never been in. We have found some awesome gluten-free cookies : Gingersnaps (brought to me by aunt Janet) and Joe Joe’s which is a gluten-free orreo cookie., the chocolate chip cookies are great too!
http://www.traderjoes.com/
Two and a half years ago, my parents and I switched to Almond Milk and we love it! I have almond milk with my cereal. I also use it when I am baking; however, when savory recipes call for milk, we use regular milk. That may be obvious, but I wanted to clarify.

Eating gluten-free requires reading ingredient labels to ensure you are eating food that is safe. Be sure to read carefully when shopping for gluten-free food.
This is all I can come up with so far. If I think of anything else, I will update this post.
Thanks for coming along on our food journey! We appreciate all our family, friends and the trusty internet for helping us obtain recipes to cook and share.
Enjoy!