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Heavenly Wild Chicken

Tonight we had the most delicious dinner.  My mother in law has made this scrumptious dish for us before, and I can’t get enough!  She actually got the recipe from the cooks at work.  She works taking care of retired nuns.  The original recipe fed 200… this one will do nicely for 6-8 people.

This recipe is heavenly not only in its origination, but in its taste.  It is SO good.  But don’t take my word for it!  Make it your self!


Most delicious casserole EVER

The Recipe: Heavenly Wild Chicken

Prep Time: 30 minutes   Cook: 45 minutes

Serves: 6-8


1 6 oz package of Wild and White Rice with seasonings (Prepare according to package, except substitute one cup of water for one cup of chicken broth.  Trust me, it’s worth it!)

1 cup Chicken Broth

1 10 oz package frozen french style green beans (thawed and drained)

2 cups chopped cooked chicken breasts

1 10.75 oz can of water chestnuts (drained and sliced)

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1 8 oz can of French Fried Onions

Preheat oven to 350*.  In large bowl, combine all ingredients, except french fried onions.  Pour Mixture into lightly greased 12x8x2 inch baking dish.  Sprinkle onions on top, and bake 45 minutes- 1 hour. (When it is nice and hot and bubbly)



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It’s The Holiday Season!

Yesterday, my mom and I had a great day together baking for the holidays!

We gathered the ingredients:

The Ingredients


We picked out the recipes.

Mom consulting the WE Engergies Cookie Book

And we baked…

Rolo Cookies- YUM!


And we baked…

Peanut Butter Blossoms- MY FAVE!

And we baked…

The Truffles.


And we even made some fudge…

And, the squirrels thought it was delicious. (Note: don't cool fudge on your porch)


And it was a grand time.


And now my house is full of goodies.

And all is right with the world!


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Dessert: American Flag Jell-O Poke Cake

My whole life, I have always wanted to make a version of the American Flag Cake.  You know the one- with blueberries as the field of blue and strawberries as the stripes with Cool Whip as frosting?  Yeah, that one.

Today, offered the first opportunity for me to make such a cake.  We were invited to a BBQ at Uncle Keith’s and Aunt Roxanne’s where Tim family was also celebrating his birthday.  I said I would bring the cake.

After researching many ideas, I settled on the American Flag cake, but decided I didn’t want to make it the same old way.

So after referencing my favorite cookbook (aka- GOOGLE), I found a recipe for a Jell-O poke cake.

And this is what I did:

Dessert: American Flag Jell-O Poke Cake

Prepare one box of yellow cake mix as directed in a 13×9 inch pan.

Let cake cool for 15 minutes.

Poke holes all over cake using a fork.

Dissolve a package of instant Jell-O (I used strawberry) in 1 cup of boiling water.

Slowly pour mixture over cake, allowing it to soak in.  Cover and refrigerate.

To Decorate:

I mixed 8oz of Cool Whip with a package of cheesecake instant pudding (Trying to liven up the plain Cool Whip frosting).  This was a perfect frosting!

I then made the cake design with the blueberries and strawberries (which were amazingly perfect!  so delish!!)

We served it with chocolate and vanilla ice cream and it was a hit!

The Jell-O in the cake added a nice fruity flavor to the sweet cake, and the fruit/ Cool Whip topping was perfect!  I had mine with chocolate ice cream, and it was perfect!  Everyone raved about it!  So, I will definitely be adding this cake (and variations of such) to the repertoire!

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