Tuscan Chicken Recipe

Here is the Crock Pot Tuscan Chicken and Beans reipe.  I got it from this book, which is AMAZING. 

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Crock Pot Tuscan Chicken and Beans

1 Onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, pressed

2 carrots, chopped

1 stalk celery, chopped

6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-in. cubes

1 jar roasted peppers, diced

1 can cannellini beans, drained

1 tsp. italian seasoning

salt and pepper to taste

1 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce

1 cup water

12 oz. spaghetti

In a Crock Pot, layer onion, garlic, carrots and celery on the bottom.  Add the chicken next then the roasted pepers, beans and Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to taste.  Add spaghetti sauce and water.  Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until chicken is tender and cooked.

During the last 15 minutes of cooking, prepare pasta according to package directions, drain and serve chicken on top.

YUM!!

Applesauce Cake

It all started with an episode of Max & Ruby.  Ruby and her friend Louise were doing this little sing-song game that goes like this:

Brown sugar, applesauce, spices, flour- put them in the oven for half an hour.

Bake, bubble, bubble bake, apple pie is fun to make….APPLE.

So I think, hmmm…wonder if you can make something just with those ingredients.  SO I go to my trusty friend Google.  And I find a recipe.  It has oil too, but all the ingredients.  So I made it.  YUM!! So yesterday, I remember that I could use a can of Diet Coke instead of the oil.  Thank you Weight Watchers.  So here are some photos of my Applesauce Cake with Diet Coke.

Img_4822 ingredients all together

Img_4824 stir dry ingredients together

Img_4826 and the wet

Img_4827 Pour in pan

Img_4831 Looks good, right?

WRONG.  Ok, so, use the oil people. USE THE OIL. 
here is the real recipe.  Truly when made like this, YUMMY!!!

Applesauce Cake

Preheat oven to 350

Mix:

2 cups applesauce
1 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup oil

Sift:
3 1/2 cups flour
3/4 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cloves
2 tsp cinnamon

Add the applesauce mixture to the sifted mix.

Stir in:
1 cup nuts (I use walnuts)
1 cup raisins

Pour the batter into the cake pans.
Bake 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
While it is baking, lick the spoons and give your husband the bowl. Mmmm.
After the cakes are cool enough to remove, cool them on cooling racks, otherwise they’ll get soggy, which is gross.