Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie
Main Dish
 
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 2 ribs celery, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • 3 tablespoon heavy cream
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 4 cups cooked chicken--a roasted chicken from the deli works great
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1½ tablespoon chopped dill...fresh
  • 1 large pie crust*
  • 1 egg...beaten
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Heat butter in a 12 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat
  3. Add onion,carrots,celery and garlic and cook till carrots soften.. about 6 minutes
  4. Season with salt and pepper
  5. Reduce heat and stir in flour
  6. Cook for one minute
  7. Stir in heavy cream and broth -- using a whisk till combined
  8. Stir in 4 cups shredded chicken, peas and dill and bring to a boil
  9. Remove from heat
  10. Gently roll out store bought pie crust till it reaches 12 inches
  11. Place chicken mixture into a oven safe pan.**
  12. Place dough on top of chicken mixture and brush with beaten egg.
  13. Cut slits in crust and bake till brown...about 35 minutes
Notes
*I buy Deep Dish Pet Ritz pie crusts and roll them out bigger. ** I use a Corningware deep dish pie pan. But you may use any type pie pan or even a 9x9 square Pyrex pan.

Chocolate Chess Pie

Chocolate Chess Pie
Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 1 and ½ cups sugar
  • ½ stick melted butter
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 small can (2/3 cup ) evaporated milk
  • 1-9 inch pie shell
Instructions
  1. Combine sugar and cocoa , mix thoroughly.
  2. Add all other ingredients and mix well.
  3. Pour into unbaked 9 inch pie shell.
  4. Bake at 325 for 45 minutes (until center doesn't jiggle).
Notes
I usually double this recipe to make two pies at a time. We have a big family.

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake

5 Minute Chocolate Mug Cake
Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
  • A small splash of vanilla extract
  • 1 large coffee mug (Microwave Safe)
Instructions
  1. Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well.
  2. Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
  3. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well..
  4. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
  5. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
Notes
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired. What makes this cake so dangerous, is that you are never more then 5 minutes away from CHOCOLATE.