Cooking With The Lewis Sisters

A Blog of Recipes We Love and Enjoy!

BBQ Pork Chops February 2, 2017

Filed under: Dinner,Gluten Free,Slow Cooker — lewissisters @ 10:53 pm

Hello everyone!
This month’s recipe was a creative accident that turned out to be delicious! In December 2016, we were going to have barbecue ribs, but my dad accidently bought pork chops so we decided: “What the heck, we will give barbecue pork chops a try.” I am telling you, they were delicious! You have got to try them because the way we make them is so darn simple; it makes the pork chops extremely tender. This is the same recipe for our barbecue ribs https://lewissisters.wordpress.com/?s=BBQ+Ribs 
We served this dish with rice and cooked vegetables.
 
Barbecue Pork Chops


1 cup plus a little more water

8 boneless pork chops (or more) 

1 bottle BBQ sauce (any kind) 

Cooking spray

Directions

1. Spray a small crock pot with cooking spray.
2. Put pork chops in crock pot, season chops with preferred seasoning, and pour water on top.
3. Cook on low 7 to 9 hours or on high 4 to 6 hours; drain water.
4. Pour BBQ sauce on top of pork chops and heat through.

Serve with rice and cooked vegetables; great as leftovers.

Enjoy!
 

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Chocolate Crackle Cookies January 1, 2017

Filed under: Brownies,Cookies,Dessert,Gluten Free — lewissisters @ 5:09 pm

Hey readers!

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I made these cookies last month for our big family Christmas party and again a few days later for a party my parents threw and they were a hit at both events. A few days before the family party, on Christmas Eve, I made three batches of our pumpkin bread… https://lewissisters.wordpress.com/?s=pumpkin+bread Our family party was two days after Christmas Day, and I wanted to make a dessert that would be easy for everyone to eat while they mingled. I also wanted a recipe that was really easy to throw together because I was sick of measuring lots of ingredients. I looked through my files and found this easy cookie recipe. I knew I had to make it because it sounded delicious and I wanted simplicity. Making the recipe gluten free is very easy.

This recipe comes from the place where I served my mission, to see what I am talking about see the following link: https://lewissisters.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/reflections/. Anyways, the staff where I served loved to have different contests to share food and choose winners for favorite recipes, and as a foodie I was all over that; I loved getting the recipes that were shared. This recipe is from a Cookie Bake Off that was held.

The verdict for the cookies is… They are delicious warm and at room temperature. I love the crackle designs when they come out of the oven.

Try these delicious cookies today! We hope everyone has a safe and wonderful 2017!
Chocolate Crackle Cookies


1 box Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownie mix (gluten free) 

1 cup all-purpose flour (gluten free)

3 eggs

1/3 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup powdered sugar (reserved for coating dough)

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Place brownie mix, flour, eggs and oil in medium bowl. Stir until blended.

Place powdered sugar in separate bowl. For each cookie, scoop 1 rounded tablespoon dough and place in powdered sugar. Roll dough gently into balls, coating thoroughly with powdered sugar. 

Place 2 inches apart onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 11 to 13 minutes. Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

Enjoy!

 

Pumpkin Bread December 26, 2016

Filed under: Breakfast,Gluten Free,Pumpkin,Quick Breads — lewissisters @ 5:21 am

Hi guys!
Here is a recipe we have been making for as long as I can remember at Christmas time. We have passed it out as neighbor and family gifts because it is so delicious!

This recipe says “Christmas!” to my family. We always have this bread for breakfast on Christmas morning, along with, Relief Society Potatoes https://lewissisters.wordpress.com/?s=funeral+potatoes ham and fruit. We love to top our bread with butter; this bread is wonderful gluten free or regular.

This recipe comes from the Betty Crocker Cookbook; I have no idea how many editions of that book exist, but when I searched online for the recipe a different one came up. So my guess is the recipe is only found in hard copy if you have the book; that is until now!

A word about the bread, if you make a double batch, it will take a very large bowl and if you have a smaller stand mixer, the batter won’t fit; however, a single batch of bread will fit just fine in your stand mixer. One more thing, if you use the disposable bread pans, you will get a lot of bread for your money, we use a combination of regular sized disposable bread pans and Minnie disposable bread pans when we make our bread.

I hope you try this recipe next fall, or Christmas, or make it right now before you make your New Year’s Resolutions. 🙂

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

 

 

Pumpkin Bread

 

From the Betty Crocker COOKBOOK

 

2/3 cup shortening

2 and 2/3 cups sugar

1 (15 oz) small can pumpkin

2/3 cup water

4 eggs

3 and 1/3 cups flour (gluten free)

2 tsps baking soda

1 and 1 half tsps salt

1 half tsp baking powder

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground cloves

 

Directions:

 

1. Mix shortening and sugar in a large bowl. Add eggs, pumpkin, and water and mix until blended. If you use a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment.

2. In a separate bowl, mix the flour and spices together. Then, add dry mixture to the pumpkin mixture and mix together until mixture is blended. If you want, you can just add the dry ingredients on top of the wet and mix it in; it is much easier and saves a bowl from being washed.

3. Pour into greased disposable loaf pans big and small. Fill pans ½ or 2/3 full.

4. Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

5. Cool on cooling racks and store wrapped in saran wrap in the refrigerator. We love to top our bread with butter.

 

Enjoy!

 
 

 

Cranberry Bread December 4, 2016

Filed under: Breakfast,Gluten Free,Quick Breads,Snacks — lewissisters @ 5:30 am

Hi guys!
I had no plan to post a recipe this month; allowing all of us time to enjoy the holidays, but “‘tis the season for cranberries”! I found a festive quick bread in my recipes and simply had to share it with you all! This recipe comes from one of my mom’s ward cookbooks; it is a recipe for cranberry bread.

I like the fact that this recipe is one you can make entirely by hand, no need for your mixers. You know me, I also love quick breads! The verdict on this bread is an interesting one; the bread is great but I had a couple difficulties with it.

First, the bread was too moist so it did not come out of the pan all the way; some of the bread stuck to the pan. The picture looks funny, or as I like to call it, rustic and homemade.

Second, if you cannot find fresh/frozen cranberries at your grocery store, you may decide to use jelly, like me. However, I must caution you to not use the entire can like I did; this made the bread way to moist. I would suggest maybe half a cup or one cup at the most if using jelly. If you are using regular cranberries use the full amount. Once again, the bread is delicious; do not be afraid to try it.

Happy holidays from us to you!

 

Cranberry Bread


1 cup sifted flour (gluten free plus 1 Tbsp)

1 cup sugar

1 and 1/2 tsps baking powder

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

¼ cup butter, softened

1 egg

1 tsp grated orange peal

¾ cup orange juice (I bought orange juice in a bottle to be sure I had enough)

1 and 1/2 cups craisins

1 and 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries chopped (I used cranberry jelly with whole berries in it because my grocery store did not have fresh or frozen cranberries)

 

Directions:

1. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and baking soda into a large bowl. Using a pastry cutter, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. (This can take three to five minutes by hand; it is very fun to do this way).

2. Add egg, orange peel and orange juice at once. Stir just until mixture is evenly moist.

3. Fold in cranberries and craisins that have been mixed with 1 Tbsp flour, this helps the fruit not to fall to the bottom of the loaf of bread. Spoon into a greased 9-5-3 inch loaf pan.

4. Bake at 350 for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

 

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

 

Chicken Pot Pie and Clothes November 5, 2016

Filed under: Chicken,Dinner,Gluten Free,Slow Cooker — lewissisters @ 3:47 am

Hey gals and gents!! It’s the older sister…. gasp…. yeah I make and appearance once a blue moon. 😊

Before I get to the recipe I wanted to let you all know that I am becoming a consultant for LuLaRoe! If you haven’t heard of LuLaRoe it is a clothing company that makes amazingly soft clothes that are modest and stylish. Their leggings are as soft as butter! Seriously no joke. Not to mention the clothes look amazing on every body type which is one of the many reasons I chose to become a consultant. If you would like to learn more about the clothes, try the clothes and even shop join my VIP Group on Facebook. I’m currently waiting for my inventory but am holding Giveaways of LuLaCash and Leggings which is a great way to get a chance to try the clothes! Here is the link to my group I would love to have you!! 

https://m.facebook.com/groups/1839378343015427?ref=bookmarks


 So the recipe I choose is a different take than the typical Chicken Pot Pie. It’s more like a Chicken Pot Dressing to put over a biscuit of your choice. Yum! Seriously it’s amazingly delicious!!

CHICKEN POT PIE SLOW COOKER


Ingredients
3-4 frozen chicken breasts

2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup

4-5 medium potatoes, peeled and diced

2 cups frozen peas and carrots

1 Chicken bullion cube

Salt and Pepper to taste

Optional Seasonings: 1 bay leaf, 1 tsp dried parsley, 1 tsp onion powder

½ -1 cup shredded cheese

Biscuit mix of your choice!

Directions
In Crock Pot, combine chicken breasts, potatoes, frozen vegetables, bullion cube, cream of chicken soup and mix well. Add additional salt and pepper if desired.

Cook on low for 6-8 hours until chicken is fully cooked. Use a sturdy spoon to break up the chicken after cooking.

Prepare biscuits

Serve over biscuits

Top with shredded cheese.

ENJOY!!!

 

Zucchini Bread November 1, 2016

Filed under: Angie's Cookbook,Breakfast,Dessert,Gluten Free,Quick Breads — lewissisters @ 6:52 pm

Hi guys!Remember the peach cobbler post from September? If you have not seen it, click on this link: https://lewissisters.wordpress.com/2016/09/05/peach-cobbler/

When we received the peaches that we used for the cobbler, Grandma Muse and my uncle gave us other vegetables and fruit from their garden. I made this wonderful bread in September and saved it to post this month. This recipe comes from Angie’s cookbook and we found it to be absolutely delightful!

Peel your zucchini before grating; also, be careful that you don’t grate your fingers, ouch! Grating zucchini is a great work out too. Ha-ha you will want to ring some of the extra liquid out of your shredded zucchini before adding it to your batter. To do this, I put the zucchini in a strainer lined with paper towels and wrung it out.

I made this recipe twice and learned, you can cut out ½ cup sugar and the bread still tastes fantastic.

Thanks for the recipe Angie, it is delicious!

 

Zucchini Bread

 

1 cup oil (applesauce)

2 cups sugar (1 and ½ cups works well too)

3 eggs

3 tsps vanilla

2 cups shredded zucchini (1 medium zucchini)

3 cups flour (gluten free)

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

3 tsps cinnamon

¼ tsp baking powder

½ cup chopped nuts (optional)

Directions:

1. Combine oil/applesauce, sugar, and eggs in a large bowl, beat well. Blend in vanilla and zucchini. 

2. Sift dry ingredients together then add to wet mixture. Pour batter in to a greased and floured loaf pan.

3. Bake 350* for 1 hour. (If using smaller pan bake time 30 min).

4. Bread is done when a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

 

Enjoy!