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No Bake Layered Lemon Pie

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Sometimes I just make myself so mad!  I made this luscious, creamy, sweet and tart pie in March when our friends Maribeth and John came to dinner. (Note: St. Patrick’s Day celebration tablecloth!)   But did I take time to share it with you?   😳  Uh, no.  Fast forward 2 months.  I can blame my sharing error on a fast and furious spring — but I’ll bet you can say the same thing!

Sous-Chef Dishwashing Mom and Me!

I am so blessed to have my 87-year-old mom living with us and still spending time in the kitchen with me! Today I was uploading this Mother’s Day photo to my computer and I ran across the yellowy-lemon pie pictures.

My first thought was, “I wish I had a piece of that pie right now.”

I remember it being particularly easy to make using canned lemon pie filling!  That is when I clicked over to this very blog and searched for the recipe.  No recipe.  Huh. How can that be?

 

The next search was on my computer for the recipe.  Huh. No lemon pie recipe.  How can that be?

From there I went to my office and searched through a stack of food-stained recipes waiting to share with my blogging world.  I am a messy cook and almost always the paper the recipe is written on takes a splatter, spill, or gob of something during the creative process.

Layered Lemon Pie.  Nope, no recipe in the stack.  But I have the pictures!  Where is the recipe?

Think, Catherine, think.  Okay, that didn’t work.

If you (or your family) love lemon then this is the recipe for you!  It is easy to make, doesn’t use a ton of ingredients and it is guest-worthy!  It took a while for me to re-discover the recipe but alas  Taste of Home does it again.  The original recipe is from Elizabeth Yoder, Belcourt, North Dakota.  How cool it would be if she were a  reader of My Daily Bread Body and Soul!  I would say thank you for sharing such a light and tasty delight!

Lucky for us we can now easily find the recipe from here on.  Posted below!

Happy Baking and God Bless,
~Catherine

No Bake Layered Lemon Pie
 
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A Taste of Home recipe by Elizabeth Yoder, Belcourt, North Dakota! This sweet and tart, light and tasty, fast and easy no-bake pie is packed with flavor and looks pretty too!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 can (15-3/4 ounces) lemon pie filling, divided
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 graham cracker crust (9 inches)
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  2. Beat in half of the pie filling. Fold in the whipped topping. Spoon into prepared graham cracker crust. Spread remaining pie filling over cream cheese layer.
  3. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or longer before serving.
Notes
* Store bought graham cracker crust works well or you can make a graham cracker crust, which is what I did.
1½ cups finely ground graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup white sugar
6 tablespoons butter, melted
Directions
Mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter until well blended. Press mixture into an 8 or 9-inch pie plate.
Chill for about 1 hour.

 

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole

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Am I the only cook on the planet who hasn’t heard of Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole?  Apparently, when it comes to church food Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole has been a hit for a long, long time!  My friend, Lila, made this casserole for a Community Bible Study fellowship lunch this spring.  At first, I thought I must have just been really, really, hungry because I couldn’t get enough of this creamy, crunchy, tasty casserole.  Other members of our class seemed equally hungry, because I noticed most of us had second helpings!

I couldn’t figure out all the ingredients my first time around, but by the second helping, I discovered a layer of Rice A Roni that seemed a lot more flavorful than I ever remembered for Rice A Roni.

If you are not familiar with Rice A Roni it is a pilaf-like boxed food mix that consists of rice, vermicelli pasta, and seasonings. To prepare, the rice and pasta are browned in butter, then water and seasonings are added and simmered until the water is absorbed.

“I’ve had this recipe for years,” Lila told our group as we ooh’d and aah’d quite appropriately!

Although lately, she has had trouble finding the exact rice called for in the recipe which is Rice-A-Roni Fried Rice with Almonds.  I couldn’t find that exact flavor and so I used a mixture of one box chicken and garlic and one box chicken and broccoli. Whew!  I highly recommend the chicken and garlic. The garlic creates a flavor layer that really adds to the overall taste of the casserole. The broccoli gave me that false sense that I was eating healthy! 😜

The Rice A Roni is made according to box directions and then becomes the bottom layer in a 9″x13″ baking dish.

I always start any chicken casserole with gently boiled chicken breast, trimmed to remove any fat or stringy pieces.  Then I shred it and the resulting chicken is so white, fresh, and ready for my casserole. (For speed and ease, canned chicken breast will work well in this recipe also.)

Mix the cooked chicken with soup and sour cream for the next layer.  Crushed Ritz crackers and poppy seeds top the chicken layer.  Lila’s recipe calls for a cup of melted butter mixed with the crushed crackers.  I omitted the butter and sprinkled the top with slivered almonds.  Oh my goodness!  Can you just taste it now?  

I know our vegetable should be about twice the amount of the main dish, but I promise, you can start with a smaller amount of casserole but you will be back for more before the broccoli cools off!

Thank you, Lila, for the outstanding recipe!  Keep ’em coming!

Blessings and Happy Cooking!
~Catherine

P.S.  Can you taste poppy seeds? My Chief Casserole Eater husband says he couldn’t taste the poppy seeds.  I don’t think they are meant to be tasted as much as they add texture and color.  What do you think?

Poppy Seed Chicken Casserole
 
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Love it! Packed with flavor, very versatile and especially easy to make.
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Recipe type: Main Dish, Casserole
Serves: 12 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 to 2 lb. chicken breast, cooked, chopped or shredded
  • 16 oz. light sour cream
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 3 cups Ritz crackers, crumbled
  • 1 cup butter, melted *Optional
  • 2 Tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 2 boxes Rice-A-Roni (Fried Rice with Almonds or any favorite flavor)
  • Slivered Almonds *Optional
Instructions
  1. Cook rice according to the package directions.
  2. Heat oven to 350⁰. Spray bottom of 9 x 13 pan.
  3. Spread rice in bottom of 9"x13" baking dish.
  4. Combine chicken, sour cream, and soup. Spread on top of rice mixture.
  5. Mix melted butter and crushed Ritz crackers. Layer over chicken.
  6. Top with poppy seeds and slivered almonds.
  7. Bake for 45 - 60 minutes, uncovered.
Notes
1 lb. of chicken works fine, originally recipe calls for 2 lbs.
Any flavor of Rice A Roni will work well.
May use canned or fresh chicken breast.
Poppy seeds and almonds optional.
Melted butter mixed with the crushed crackers optional.

 

 

 

Guest Post For Christian Camp Pro!

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Hi!  I am just stopping by for a quick second to share this guest post I did for
Christian Camp Pro!

 

 

Link: What’s For Dinner??

This is a blog post about food planning for a reunion, retreat, or even a party in your home.  Just some practical tips and some of my favorite recipes we have served at our family reunion!

What a blessing it was to join Old Hickory Lake Community Bible Study Leadership in January to stay at Oasis Christian Center and Retreat in Franklin, Kentucky.  I wrote about it here.

Andy McClung is one of the family members who own and run this Christian retreat center.  He is also the author of the website Christian Camp Pro. He created Christian Camp Pro in January 2013 after noticing that there wasn’t a centralized place for event coordinators to find Christian based themes, games, and ideas for their specific types of events.

While I was there Andy and I talked about our websites, food and the wonderful world of blogging! He invited me to write a guest post and with over a million visitors a year on Christian Camp Pro I couldn’t resist sharing a bit of My Daily Bread Body and Soul.

I hope you will check out my blog post and leave a comment when you do!

What’s For Dinner? 3 Steps When Planning Food For A Large Group

Blessings and Happy Cooking!
~Catherine

Two Easy Grilling Recipes For Beginners

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Today we are happy to have Monica Henin from Addonkitchen as our guest blogger.
Thank you, Monica!

Having an in-house grill is always great because it allows a person to cook scrumptious food at will. Moreover, grilling is fun, especially for those who have an immense love for cooking. Placing a juicy piece of meat on the grill and brushing some oil all over the meat gives the feeling that something nice is going to get ready in a few minutes. But, grilling is not that easy, so one shouldn’t just start grilling game meats because a small mistake made while cooking the food can ruin it all. A person who is just making his/her way into the world of grilling should begin with chicken or shrimps, as these are easy to grill and will help build the confidence for the future.

Today we will be discussing two grilling recipes, which are quite easy to prepare and doesn’t take much time as well. Let us start with the first one.

The first recipe that I’ve selected is ‘Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken’. If you love the taste of mustard, then this recipe will definitely make your mouth filled with water.

Ingredients:

  1.   4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  2.   1 tsp steak sauce
  3.   1/4 cup honey
  4.   1/3 cup Dijon mustard
  5.   2 Tbsp mayonnaise

Total Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Servings: 4

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Method:

  1. Preheat the grill on medium heat. I hope you have bought a branded grill such as Traeger Renegade, as it ensures uniform and safe cooking. You can check more about this brand by going through Traeger Renegade Elite reviews.
  2. Take a large bowl now and add mayonnaise, honey, steak sauce and mustard. Mix all the ingredients well, and you will get the honey mustard sauce. Save some sauce for basting and use the remaining for marinating the chicken.
  3. Dip chicken pieces into the honey mustard sauce. Make sure that each and every corner of the chicken is coated in the sauce.
  4. Brush some oil on the grill grate followed by placing the chicken pieces on the grill, but make sure that no direct heat is given to the chicken. Cook the chicken in the indirect heat for 18-20 minutes and keep flipping the sides occasionally. Use the reserved sauce to baste the chicken in the last 10 minutes of cooking.
  5. Keep a close eye on the grill because you don’t want chicken getting burnt.

That was all about ‘Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken’, so let’s discuss the second recipe, which involves shrimp!

The name of the recipe is ‘Grilled Shrimp Scampi’ and it is great for those who love the flavors of garlic, lemon, and parsley. You can use this dish as an appetizer or main dish. This dish is light on the stomach, but will definitely excite your taste buds. You can replace shrimps with scallops if you want, but let’s just discuss the one with shrimps.

Ingredients:

  1.   1 ½ lbs. medium shrimp, deveined and peeled
  2.   1 tbsp. minced garlic
  3.   ¼ cup lemon juice
  4.   3 tbsps. parsley, chopped
  5.   ¼ cup olive oil
  6.   Red pepper flakes
  7.   Ground black pepper

Total Cooking Time: 36 minutes

Servings: 6

Method:

  1. Take a large bowl and add garlic, lemon juice, black pepper, lemon juice and parsley. Mix all the ingredients well and then, add crushed red pepper on top of the mix.
  2. Add shrimps to the mixture and make sure that the shrimps are properly immersed in the mixture. Marinate the mixture in the refrigerator for half an hour.
  3. Now, it’s time to preheat grill on high heat. Take skewers and thread shrimp onto those. You will have to pierce each shrimp once near the head and once near the tail.
  4. Brush the grill grate with some oil and place the skewers on the grill. Grill each side for 2-3 minutes and then, flip the side over. The shrimp will become opaque when fully cooked.

You can now enjoy grilled shrimp with mayonnaise. The taste will be simply amazing, plus it is not bad for your health, so you don’t have to restrain yourself from eating this super-delicious dish.

Happy Grilling!

Author Bio: Monica Henin is the author of this blog post. She is an expert in the field of cooking, especially when it comes to providing cooking tips. She also writes on healthy recipes because she wants her readers not to eat just delicious food, but healthy food as well.

Find more about her work on Addonkitchen.com.