Cooking With The Lewis Sisters

A Blog of Recipes We Love and Enjoy!

Creamy Italian Chicken  October 17, 2016

Filed under: Chicken,Dinner,Gluten Free,Slow Cooker — lewissisters @ 1:30 am

Hi!

A few weeks ago a friend invited me to a Facebook group that was created to make five healthy crockpot dinners in one week. In my opinion, the best thing about the group was all of the recipes that were shared by different group members in the comments of each meal post. Now, I have a ton of new crockpot recipes to try and I am so excited to share them with you!

The first recipe is a simple chicken dinner that can be thrown together in less than ten minutes. We served it with rice and cooked vegetables; add extra sauce on your chicken and rice, it is delicious!

I hope these crockpot recipes make dinner easier for all of us. 🙂

 

Creamy Italian chicken


4 chicken breasts 

1 (8 oz) package cream cheese softened 

1 can cream of chicken soup

1 packet of Italian seasoning 
Directions:

1. Spray crockpot with cooking spray.

2. Put chicken in and top with Italian seasoning.

3. Mix the softened cream cheese and soup together; pour on top of chicken. If you have any seasoning left over, mix it in to the sauce.

5. Cook on low 4 to 6 hours.

Enjoy!

 

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! March 17, 2016

Top of the morning to ya!
We would like to wish all of you a “Happy St. Patrick’s Day!”
I have never been to Ireland, so the following is a short list of things I love about the Emerald Isle: the landscape is so green and beautiful, shamrocks and castles, the accents are amazing, and traditional Irish music is fantastic. Being a drummer and lover of classic rock I cannot forget the bands U2, Thin Lizzie and Van Morrison; some great music right there!
On a side note, I am friends with one of Ireland’s Paralympian sprinters; fastest Paralympian in the world, Jason Smyth. He is the nicest guy.
If you would like to learn more about him, visit his website: http://www.jasonsmyth.ie lets help him get to Rio 2016. Jason won gold in Rio 2016, and continues to have great success at other events!

I hope you have a wonderful day!
The Lewissisters

 

The Five Like Challenge February 12, 2016

Normally, I do not write posts like this; however, I feel like this could be a recipe for your happiness.
Yesterday when my dad and I were driving home, we heard John Legend’s “All of me” which made my dad say: “That’s a great song.” I agreed and added Colbie Caillat’s empowering song “Try”. Both songs have wonderful messages.
As the day continued I began to think about the times I compare myself to others and how it makes me feel, disappointed and the list goes on.
I was still pondering this subject as I went to bed, when an inspired thought came to me. I thought: “When you start comparing yourself to others, you need to stop. Starting tomorrow every morning you should get up and say five things you like about yourself.” I do not know why such a simple concept has never crossed my mind until now. I suppose it is because I have never thought about it for an extended period of time.
This morning, I took The Five like Challenge  and it made me feel happier. I hope everyone who reads our blog will take this challenge and start reminding yourself how wonderful you are and the amazing things you can do.
I hope The Five like Challenge becomes a routine that we fit into our day. I also hope that it brings us more self-confidence and joy.

Good luck! Remember, you are amazing!
The Lewissisters

 

BBQ Ribs January 4, 2016

Filed under: Dinner,Gluten Free,Slow Cooker — lewissisters @ 5:50 pm

Hi guys!
Welcome to another year of fabulous recipes! We would like to thank you for reading and making our food. We appreciate the likes and shares on our posts. It is fascinating to see what everyone likes.
If you are new to our blog, we would like to give you a hearty “welcome!” We hope you enjoy our recipes. If you would like to be notified of updates, sign up and notifications will fly into your inbox.
We have an old family favorite for this month. It is one of our favorite slow cooker meals to make; it tastes wonderful the day of an even better as leftovers. This is our own recipe for Barbecue Ribs. There are amounts on this recipe, but you can change the ingredient amounts.
We hope you have a wonderful 2016!
Barbecue Ribs

  
1 cup plus a little more water
8 boneless pork ribs (or more)
1 bottle BBQ sauce
Cooking spray
Directions
1. Spray a small crock pot with cooking spray. 

2. Put ribs in crock pot, season ribs with preferred seasoning, and pour water on top.

3. Cook on low 7-9 hours or on high 4-6 hours; drain water. 

4. Pour BBQ sauce on top of ribs and heat through.
Serve with sweet potatoes, baked potatoes or rice with cooked vegetables; great as leftovers.
Enjoy!

 

Happy Father’s Day June 22, 2015

To all the men who read our blog, we would like to wish you a happy Father’s Day!
If you are a man reading our blog I would like to commend you. I would also like to remind you how valuable you are to your family, even if you are not a father.
Coming from a family of two girls we had a wonderful example in our father; he was always there for us and showed us what a man should be.
I understand society is trying to make men feel like they do not mean anything to a family; let me assure the men out there, you are a huge influence in a family, especially for your daughters and the young people of the world.
Men, I hope you never forget you can change someone’s life, just by being a good example. If you are a father, you are wonderful, being there for your children; you should be proud of the family you have. If you are not a father, be proud of the man you are. Think about the young people who watch you in your daily life and try to help them better themselves.
The Lord is proud of his sons, the men who dutifully step up and help others, even if they are not biological fathers.
I hope we all stop and thank our fathers, brothers, cousins, uncles, grandfathers and anyone else who has been a father figure in our lives.
Once again, happy Father’s Day guys, especially to our wonderful father. Thank you for being here for us.
The Lewissisters

 

Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken June 15, 2015

Filed under: Chicken,Dinner,Gluten Free,Slow Cooker — lewissisters @ 2:49 am

Hi guys!
This month’s recipe is really tasty and simple to make. It is Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken. This meal is one of my favorites and its gluten free! This is our own recipe. The barbecue sauce packs a punch; I cannot remember which sauce we use so pick your favorite and go with it.
I love the slow cooker because you can enjoy yourself while the slow cooker does all the cooking for you… Well, some of the cooking. 🙂
Normally, I insist that recipes have exact measurements, but this time I am letting you figure out the quantity you need.
We serve this meal with cooked veggies and rice. We added extra barbecue sauce on top of the rice. I recommend this because it makes the rice irresistible.
I hope you enjoy this delicious recipe.

Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken

  
Chicken breasts, Boneless and skinless (any amount)
1 (18 ounce) jar barbecue sauce (any kind and any amount needed)
Seasoning for the chicken
Cooking Spray
Water
Directions:
1. Spray slow cooker with cooking spray.
2. Place chicken breasts in slow cooker and season with seasoning.
3. Cover the chicken with water and turn on the slow cooker. Cook for approximately 5-6 hours on high and 7-8 hours on low. (Times could vary so check the chicken with a meat thermometer if you are not sure if it is done).
4. Drain the water from the slow cooker (careful not to burn yourself) and pour the barbecue sauce over the chicken.
5. Heat through about 10 to 15 minutes (or your preference).
6. Serve immediately or keep warm.

Enjoy!

 

Reflections May 19, 2015

Happy Third anniversary to the blog!
We would like to thank you for reading our blog and making our recipes. We are delighted to post such yummy food for you all.
A lot has happened since we started the blog.
My sister got married and had a baby.
I graduated from college and began serving a Church Service Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
May 19th is important to me, not just because of our blog’s birthday but this year marks the one year anniversary of my mission.
I thought I would explain what a mission is, for those who don’t know. A mission for our church is usually 18 months (for girls) or two years (for boys). Girls serve at 19 and boys at 18; you can also serve in your mid 20’s like me.
A regular mission is when you are called to give service to the Lord and those around you; the goal being that you become selfless like Jesus Christ. Missionaries live away from their families while they serve (out of state is usually thee occurrence), they abide by a schedule that includes prayer and scripture study, along with service to the people they live amongst.
A Church Service Mission is a little different. A CSM (Church Service Missionary) has the opportunity to live at home (if they choose). The mission can last for a few months or as long as the CSM wishes. The CSM gives service to the Lord but it can be on a Monday through Friday basis; depending on where they are serving.
From my own experience, serving as a CSM has been a life changing opportunity. I am able to serve the Lord and strengthen my Spirituality every day. I serve with some incredible people who have become dear friends. I have met some incredible blind people internationally; working on a project collecting oral Histories and records from blind Latter-Day Saints.
I know all missionaries feel the same. Serving the Lord is a great honor; this service provides us with life-changing experiences; helping us become better people and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I hope you do not mind my reflections above, but I felt they needed to be shared.
We thank our family for the support as we chart our life courses.
Come back in a few days… Our recipe for May is going to knock your socks off! It is loaded with chocolate and Gluten Free as always.
See you then!
The Lewissisters

 

Happy Mother’s Day! May 11, 2015

To all the women who read our blog,
We want to wish all of you a Happy Mother’s Day!
If you are a mother like my sister or single like me, today is a day to honor you.
If you are a mother, there is no harder and more rewarding job than rearing children. They make you happy and crazy but through it all you love your children no matter what; always wanting the best for them.
If you are single like me, this is not a day to be sad, but rather look at yourself and be proud of the wonderful woman you see; you are strong and can achieve whatever you set your mind to.
I would like to remind all of us the Lord loves all His children, mothers or not. Ladies, remember to be happy and remember the Lord loves you, even in your most difficult time; the Lord is watching over you.
Special thanks to our amazing mom, we love you.
We hope everyone has a wonderful day!
The Lewissisters

 

Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken! April 6, 2015

Filed under: Angie's Cookbook,Chicken,Dinner,Gluten Free,Slow Cooker — lewissisters @ 12:53 am

Hi everyone!

This month’s post is a delicious crock pot cheesy chicken.
The recipe comes from our cousin Matt’s wife Crystal. A few months ago, our cousin Angie (Matt’s sister) sent us a cookbook of recipes she and her family enjoy; this recipe is among some amazing recipes in that book. Thanks for the book Angie, we love it!
I was really excited to try this recipe because it is super easy to prepare and the slow cooker does the rest.
This meal was a great Easter dinner; our family never had a traditional Easter meal (from what I can remember), but we always had candy and hard boiled eggs that we dyed pretty colors. (Type hard boiled eggs in the search box to see an easy way to make hard boiled eggs)
This year, we had a big breakfast which included: Mickey Mouse Waffles (from our cool Mickey Mouse waffle iron) gluten free for me (we use the gluten free bisquick), eggs and bacon. Then, we ate this cheesy chicken for dinner.
This chicken is delicious! The chicken is really moist and the cheese sauce is wonderful. We served the chicken over rice along with mixed vegetables. Let’s not forget dessert of Easter candy.
I hope everyone has a lovely Easter. I hope at some point during the holiday we all stop and reflect on the importance of the Savior and pay respect to Him; he who gave the ultimate sacrifice for all of us to live.

Crock Pot Cheesy Chicken

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6 chicken breasts
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 can cheddar cheese soup
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
Garlic powder, to taste

Spray slow cooker with cooking spray; put chicken in slow cooker or crock pot. Sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Mix soups together and pour over chicken. Cover and cook 6-8 hours. Serve over rice.
(We cooked the chicken on low)
Enjoy!

 

Thank you readers! January 8, 2015

Hi everyone,
The other day, my sister and I were discussing how amazing all of you, our readers are. On separate occasions, we both happened to look at our stats and were absolutely astounded by what we saw.
When we began the blog, two and a half years ago, we had no idea so many of you would read and make our recipes (a lot of which are dear to our hearts, having been in our family for years.)
We would like to thank all of our faithful readers for following our blog. Even though we do not post every week, we appreciate those of you who continue to check back for our posts.
We do not know many of you by name, but we sincerely appreciate you, our amazing followers. We hope to provide you with suggestions to make meals easy and fun.
If you would like to be notified of our posts, sign up and you will receive notifications in your inbox.
Thank you for reading!
The Lewissisters