I wanted ranch flavored chicken. I wanted it so bad I could taste it in my head. I have expiramented with making my own ranch powder mixes before. I have used numerous recipes that claimed to taste like Hidden Valley packets but none even came close. I have tried my own spice combinations and still that amazing ranch flavor eludes me. I am beginning to think that the chemicals and ingredients with long names are what makes it taste so good.
On my latest quest for ranch flavored powder I came up with these yummy chicken tenders. I call them buttermilk dill because they too were just not ranch flavored. They were however amazingly good. I love Saco buttermilk powder. I use it in my coconut flour buttermilk biscuit for one. Now I have a new go to chicken recipe and a new use for my buttermilk powder. Alan says he wants this chicken as often as I am willing to make it. Try it and then tell me about your homemade ranch successes and/or failures in the comments section below.
¼ to ½ tsp cinnamon (depending on how much you like it)
¼ tsp nutmeg
¼ cup plus 2 tbsp
Breyers All Natural Vanilla Ice Cream
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In a saucepan combine everything except for the apples. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until thick and bubbly.
Add apples and continue to stir and cook until desired thickness or about 2 minutes. Let cool slightly (no burnt tongues allowed)
Toast Pastry until desired toastiness is achieved.
Place pastry in a bowl.
Top generously with ice cream and apple mixture.
Inhale and enjoy!
I was outside enjoying the warmth of the first really nice day of spring when a craving hit me. I must have warm apple pie filling over ice cream. All day I could taste how good the cinnamony slightly caramely apples would taste as they oozed over the cold vanilla ice cream I knew I had some apples already cut, blanched and in the freezer waiting to be used up. I was going to make this happen as soon as I got home. I stopped at the local Kroger and bought Breyer’s All Natural Vanilla Ice Cream and headed towards the land of desserts (aka my kitchen). When I got home I realized that I could make my fantasy dessert even better by adding something akin to a pie crust. I thought about toasting tortillas and drizzling them with maple syrup and cinnamon but I didn’t have any handy. That’s when I went to Alan, my genius of a boyfriend, for help. He had a fantastic idea right away. I had won a gift basket of Glutino products in a facebook contest and still had a fair amount of them left. In that basket just happened to be their amazingly tasty Glutino Apple Cinnamon Toaster Pastries. The crust on those things is to die for. So we toasted up one apple and also a Strawberry one for fun and used them as a base for our dessert concoction. It was heavenly. I had hit upon what will become a staple dessert in our apartment… Gluten Free Apple Pie Ala Mode! Here is the rather simple recipe. It can of course be made even simpler by using canned or jarred apple pie filling. We like to make as much real food as possible so here is our take on apple pie filling.
My sweetheart Alan is a salsa and corn chips addict! We go through a ton of Pace in this apartment. A few days ago we were out thrifting with my aunt when she asked if we wanted to see her garden. I had eaten many veggies from it but never visited. I assumed it was at her house, boy was I in for a nifty surprise. Continue reading →