Cooking With The Lewis Sisters

A Blog of Recipes We Love and 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!

 

 

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!

 

 

Fruit Salad October 1, 2016

Filed under: Dessert,Dinner,Gluten Free,Side Dishes,Snacks — lewissisters @ 3:50 pm

Hi everyone,
This is a wonderful dish to take to fall barbecues. It is a delicious side dish, dessert and snack!

My parents and I ate a similar dessert at a recent barbecue that my mom’s work held and I loved it so much I wanted to recreate it.

My dad and I created this recipe and took it to a neighborhood barbecue our neighbor held last month and everyone loved it. A week later we made it again and changed the yogurt from vanilla to strawberry and the vanilla pudding to cheesecake. And it was delicious

Have fun creating your own salad by changing the yogurt and pudding flavors and adding different fruits.
Lewissisters Fruit Salad with Marshmallows


12 ounces Cool Whip

1 small box vanilla pudding

18 ounces vanilla yogurt

1 pound sliced strawberries, one package.

3 cups marshmallows, optional

3 Sliced bananas
Directions:

1. Put the yogurt, pudding and Cool Whip in a large bowl and mix everything together with a wisk.

2. Cover the bowl and put it in the fridge to thicken; for one hour or more.

3. Wash, hull, and slice the strawberries; slice the bananas.

4. Fold the fruit and marshmallows into the cream mixture and serve immediately. This dessert is even better the next day!

Enjoy!

 

Peach Cobbler September 5, 2016

Filed under: Dessert,Gluten Free — lewissisters @ 2:06 am

We are back!
Here is a fantastic summer/fall recipe that I simply had to share with you all; I made it this afternoon. Yesterday, our uncle and Grandma Muse gave us some peaches directly from their peach tree, and my mom said she wanted to make peach cobbler. I have a recipe from one of our ward Relief Society newsletters for a dump-it peach cobbler, my mom looked online for a similar recipe and we combined the two recipes, thus resulting in this amazing cobbler. If you make this cobbler, your house is going to smell fantastic!
Easy Peach Cobbler


1 yellow cake mix, gluten free
1 can of sprite (1 cup)
4 cups of peaches (2 8 oz cans with juice) or 5 medium/large peaches peeled and sliced
½ tsp Cinnamon
1 stick butter, or a little less cut into small pieces
Directions
1. Layer sliced peaches in the bottom of an ungreased 9-13 pan; pour sprite over the top of the peaches. (If using canned peaches use the juice from the can rather than sprite)

2. Top with cake mix and press down firmly with a spatula or spoon.

3. Top with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon.

4. Bake uncovered at 375 for about 45 minutes.

5. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. Store in the refrigerator.
Enjoy!