Dilly Bread

Dilly Bread is a yummy homemade yeast bread. It’s light in texture, flavored with dill seed & dried onion, and best served warm with butter!
Dilly Bread is a yummy homemade yeast bread. It's light in texture, flavored with dill seed & dried onion, and best served warm with butter!

If you enjoy the smell and taste of homemade bread, then I enthusiastically recommend this recipe for Dilly Bread to you!

Dilly bread is a yeast bread, which means it will take a bit of “inactive prep time” to let the dough rise, but if you’ve got the time, then you’ve got to try this scrumptious bread!

The dough is interesting in that it has cottage cheese in it. I know… what? When I first saw the recipe years ago in one of my old cookbooks, I thought adding cottage cheese was odd! However, after making this loaf, I’ve found you can’t taste it, and it adds protein, too.

The bread loaf is also studded with dried dill seeds and dried minced onions, which give this bread AMAZING flavor. It’s so delicious, I can hardly keep myself from eating the entire loaf!

I think you will love this bread, which is “practically perfect” eaten on its own (with butter!), or as a side dish for a variety of meals. Here’s how to make it.

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A Little Bit Of Prep

The first thing you need to do is put the cottage cheese and butter in a small saucepan. Turn the heat to Low and heat and stir it only until the butter melts and the mixture is warm (not hot). Set the pan aside.

Next, in a separate bowl, add the active dry yeast, then add ¼ cup of warm (110°F) water. The water needs to be no hotter than this temperature or it can kill the yeast.

Stir the yeast and water together, then let it sit for 5 minutes. The yeast mix should become bubbly, indicating the yeast is alive and active.

Cottage cheese and butter are warmed slightly in a small saucepan.Active dry yeast is combined with warm water in a small bowl to activate it.

Prepare The Dilly Bread Dough

In a large mixing bowl, combine an egg, granulated sugar, dried minced onion, dill seeds, salt, and baking soda. Stir until well-combined.

Egg, sugar, salt, dill seed, dried onions and baking soda in a large, clear bowl.After mixing, wet ingredients for dilly bread are ready for more ingredients.

Add the cottage cheese/butter mixture to the bowl, then add the yeast mixture. Stir this, to combine the ingredients.

Yeast and water, plus butter and cottage cheese are added to mixing bowl.A clear mixing bowl of wet dilly bread ingredients are ready for the flour.

Add all purpose flour to the bowl, and stir to fully incorporate the flour into the wet ingredients. You will end up with a fairly stiff dough.

All purpose flour is added to the dilly bread dough in bowl.The dilly bread dough is set aside, for the dough to rise for one hour.

Time To Let The Dough Rise

Cover the bowl of bread dough very well with plastic wrap. Place the dough in a warm spot, free from drafts. Sometimes I even cover the bowl with several towels to keep it warm.

Let the dough rise for about one hour, or until it has doubled in size. Once done, use a large spoon to tap down the dough, which lets some of the air and volume out. Do not knead the dough.

The dough has risen, then it is punched down in the bowl, to deflate.

Generously grease the bottom and sides of a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan (spray the pan with non-stick spray, or use oil or shortening to do this). Spoon the thick bread dough into the prepared pan, then spread the dough out, covering the bottom of the pan.

Cover the pan tightly with plastic wrap. Let the dough rise (again) in a warm place for 40 minutes, or until it has doubled in size.

Toward the end of this time, preheat your oven to 350°F, because the next step is to finally bake this delicious bread.

A bread loaf pan is filled with the dough for the dilly bread.After the dough rises a second time, the dilly bread is ready to bake.

Bake The Dilly Bread

Now it’s time to bake the Dilly Bread… hooray! All your hard work of watching and waiting for the dough to rise will pay off (ha ha!).

Bake on a middle oven rack at 350°F. for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the top of the loaf comes out clean. The finished dilly bread should be nice and golden brown on the surface, too!

Transfer the pan to a wire rack to cool for about 15 minutes, before removing the loaf from the pan. Run a butter knife around the edges of the pan, then invert the pan. If you greased your pan really well, the loaf should practically fall out!

Finish cooling the dilly bread on the wire rack, after removing it from the pan.

A loaf of baked dilly bread, right out of the oven.A side view of the loaf of dilly bread, showing the height of the loaf.

Time For A Warm Slice Of Dilly Bread!

Slice the bread into 1″ slices once it is warm (and not burning hot). We love to add softened butter to each warm slice, too.

The dilly bread is absolutely DELICIOUS! There is a lot of flavor, and the bread itself is NOT dense, but light and fluffy!

One slice of dilly bread with butter, and the loaf behind it.

I really hope you enjoy making a loaf of dilly bread for yourself and those you love. It’s one of my favorite savory bread recipes, and I really trust you’ll love it, too!

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Original recipe source: “A Taste Of Oregon”, page 153, published in 1980 by The Junior League of Eugene, Inc.

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Dilly Bread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Rising Time (inactive prep)
1 hr 45 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins
 

Dilly Bread is a yummy homemade yeast bread. It's light in texture, flavored with dill seed & dried onion, and best served warm with butter!

Category: Bread
Cuisine: All Cuisines
Keyword: dilly bread
Servings: 9 slices
Calories Per Serving: 183 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup small curd cottage cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • teaspoons active dry yeast = 1 small packet
  • ¼ cup warm water (110℉) NOT hot
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar* *generous Tablespoons!
  • 2 Tablespoons dried, minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill seed* *generous teaspoons!
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • cups all purpose flour
Instructions
  1. Put cottage cheese and butter in a small saucepan. Heat on Low and stir only until butter melts and mixture is warm (not hot). Remove from heat; set aside.

  2. In separate bowl, add yeast, then add ¼ cup of warm (110°F) water. The water needs to be no hotter than this temp. or it can kill the yeast. Stir to dissolve yeast, then let it sit 5 minutes. Mixture should become bubbly.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine an egg, granulated sugar, dried minced onion, dill seeds, salt, and baking soda. Stir until well-combined. Add cottage cheese/butter mixture, then yeast mixture. Stir well, to combine. Add flour; stir to combine. You'll end up with a fairly stiff dough.

  4. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap. Place bowl in a warm spot, free from drafts. Let dough rise for 1 hour, or until doubled in size. Once done, use large spoon to tap down the dough. Do not knead the dough.

  5. Generously grease bottom and sides of a 9 x 5 loaf pan (spray or use oil/shortening to do this). Spoon dough into prepared pan, then spread the thick dough out, covering bottom of pan. Cover pan tightly with plastic wrap. Let dough rise (again) in a warm place for 40 minutes, or until doubled in size.

  6. Preheat oven to 350℉.

  7. Bake on middle oven rack at 350°F. for 35 minutes, until golden brown, and a toothpick inserted in the top comes out clean. Transfer pan to a wire rack; cool 15 minutes before removing bread. Run a butter knife around edges of pan, then invert to remove. Cool on wire rack, after removing it from pan. Slice & enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Dilly Bread
Amount Per Serving (1 slice (1/9 of total))
Calories 183 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 411mg18%
Potassium 95mg3%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 79IU2%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Grilled Marmalade Chicken

Grilled Marmalade Chicken is an easy to make dish, featuring chicken breasts basted with a flavorful orange marmalade, lime, and ginger sauce.
Grilled Marmalade Chicken is an easy to make dish, featuring chicken breasts basted with a flavorful orange marmalade, lime, and ginger sauce.

Looking for a simple, but delectable main dish? Read on, and see how easy it is to make flavorful grilled marmalade chicken!

Boneless chicken breasts get added flavor from an easy-to-make citrus sauce, which can be made in about a minute!

Place lightly seasoned chicken onto a BBQ or indoor grill, baste with the sauce, cook… and BOOM! About 12 minutes later, you will be sitting down to enjoy this delicious dish. Here’s how to make it.

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Make The Marmalade Sauce

The marmalade sauce is the real star of this show, and it only takes a minute to make using 3 items (orange marmalade, a lime, and fresh ginger), and it’s packed with flavor!

Place orange marmalade, fresh lime juice, finely grated lime zest, and grated fresh ginger in a small bowl. Stir well, to combine the ingredients.

That’s it! See how easy it is to make this sauce for the chicken? Set the sauce aside for a moment while you prep the chicken breasts.

Orange marmalade, lime juice, lime zest and grated ginger are mixed in a metal bowl.The orange marmalade sauce will be used to baste chicken breasts.

Prepare The Chicken Breasts

Pat four, thin (4 oz. each), boneless chicken breasts dry using paper towels, to absorb excess moisture.

Lightly season the chicken with salt and pepper. The next (and final) step is to grill the chicken.

Four boneless chicken breasts are seasoned with salt and pepper.

To Grill Outside Or Inside?

There are two ways to grill the chicken. You can grill it outside over medium-hot coals on a BBQ grill, OR you can cook them inside on a grill ridged pan (as shown below).

Either way will work, and the process is the same! The chicken cooks very quickly, so I find it more convenient to cook this dish inside, rather than taking extra time to heat charcoal briquettes on our BBQ grill outside. Whichever method you prefer, go for it!

Making Grilled Marmalade Chicken

If cooking inside, generously oil the grill pan (if using outside, lightly oil the grill grates). You don’t want the chicken to stick!

Turn the heat to Medium-High and add the seasoned chicken breasts once the grill is very hot (but not smoking).

Baste the top of each chicken breast with the marmalade sauce (use ½ the total amount), reserving the remaining sauce for later.

Cook the chicken breasts for 6 minutes, without moving them, on the hot grill.

Grilled marmalade chicken breasts cooking on indoor grill.

After the chicken has cooked for 6 minutes, flip the chicken breasts to the other side (shown below). Brush the remaining marmalade sauce over the top of each piece.

Continue to cook the chicken an additional 5-6 minutes, or until it’s cooked through, with an internal temperature of 165°F. 

After turning, the chicken is cooked on the second side.

TIP: During the last minute of cooking, you can turn the chicken back over to further brown the first side before serving.

When done, grilled marmalade chicken breasts are browned and coated with sauce.

Serve The Grilled Marmalade Chicken

Transfer the grilled marmalade chicken from the heat source and place on serving plates. Serve immediately, while hot.

I am confident you’ll enjoy the bright, tangy flavor of this citrus sauce-topped chicken! It’s such a simple recipe.

A piece of grilled marmalade chicken, served with baked potato and broccoli.

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Original recipe source: Beth Evins, in “Southern Living 1992 Annual Recipes”, page 123, published by Oxmoor House

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Grilled Marmalade Chicken
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Grilled Marmalade Chicken is an easy to make dish, featuring chicken breasts basted with a flavorful orange marmalade, lime, and ginger sauce.

Category: Main Course
Cuisine: All Cuisines
Keyword: grilled marmalade chicken
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 169 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts (thin, 4 ounces each)
  • ½ teaspoon salt to lightly season chicken
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper to lightly season chicken
For Marmalade Sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon lime zest finely grated green peel
  • ½ Tablespoon fresh grated ginger
Instructions
  1. Place marmalade, lime juice, lime zest, and grated ginger in a small bowl. Stir well, to combine.

  2. Pat chicken dry with paper towels. Lightly season with salt and pepper.

  3. If cooking inside, generously oil the grill pan (if using outside, lightly oil grates). Turn heat to Medium-High; add chicken once grill is hot (but not smoking). Baste top of each piece with sauce (use ½ the total amount), reserving remaining sauce for later. Cook chicken breasts 6 minutes, without moving them.

  4. Turn chicken breasts over. Brush remaining sauce on top of each piece. Continue to cook 5-6 more minutes, or until cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F. During last minute of cooking, you can turn chicken back over to further brown first side before serving. When done, remove chicken from heat source; transfer to plates, and serve hot. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Marmalade Chicken
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 431mg19%
Potassium 439mg13%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 0.2g1%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 48IU1%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Spiced Yellow Rice

Spiced Yellow Rice is an easy to make, yummy side dish! White rice is cooked with onions and a few spices, which add great color and flavor!
Spiced Yellow Rice is an easy to make, yummy side dish! White rice is cooked with onions and a few spices, which add great color and flavor!

If you’re on the hunt for a new side dish that doesn’t take a lot of work but tastes great, check out this one! Spiced yellow rice gets it beautiful color from turmeric, a wonderful spice, that lends color AND wonderful flavor to the dish.

The recipe requires white long grain rice, chopped onion, water, a few spices, and a tiny amount of hot sauce That’s it! There’s only a few minutes of prep, then the rice cooks for about 20 minutes, and it’s ready to serve!

The spiced yellow rice is not too spicy, in my opinion, but has nice flavor with only a very small bit of heat. It’s delicious, and pairs well with most meats.

The original recipe is from one of my old “Cooking Light” cookbooks I’ve owned for almost 30 years. Here’s how to make spiced yellow rice.

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How To Make Spiced Yellow Rice

Generously spray a non-stick large skillet with non-stick baking spray. Turn the heat to Medium-High, and heat until the skillet is hot.

Add chopped onions (1¼ cups), and cook them, stirring occasionally, until they soften and become slightly translucent in color.

Now add the uncooked long grain white rice to the skillet, and stir to combine.

Chopped onions are cooked until tender in large skillet.Uncooked long grain white rice is added to the onions in skillet.

Pour 2 cups of water over the rice, then add ground turmeric, garlic powder, Tabasco sauce, salt, pepper, and one dried bay leaf.

Stir to combine these ingredients. You will notice the water instantly change colors, with the addition of the turmeric. Cool, right?

Continue to cook the spiced yellow rice on Medium-high heat until the mixture begins to boil.

Water, hot sauce and spices are added to the onions and rice in skillet.Spiced yellow rice is brought to a boil in the skillet.

Cooking The Rice

As soon as the liquid comes to a boil, reduce the heat to LOW. Put a lid on the skillet and continue to simmer the rice. 

TIP: After 15 minutes, check on the rice to make sure it has not absorbed the water too quickly (LOW temp. can vary slightly on different stove tops). 

If you find the rice has absorbed the water, and is beginning to stick to the skillet, then add a bit more water (approx. ¼ cup). Stir in the water, re-cover the skillet, and continue cooking.

When done, the spiced yellow rice should be fluffy and tender, and all liquid should be fully absorbed.

The rice is cooked, with a lid on the skillet.

Remove the skillet from the heat source. Locate and remove the bay leaf from the rice (discard). Use a fork to fluff the rice, before serving.

Spiced yellow rice is done cooking, and liquid is absorbed.

Serve The Spiced Yellow Rice

Transfer the spiced yellow rice to a serving bowl, and serve immediately, while hot! If desired, garnish the rice with a few sprigs of fresh parsley, for another pop of color (optional). This simple side dish pairs well with most meat entrees.

Store any leftover rice in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. It reheats nicely in a microwave, but may need a bit of fluffing with a fork, once it’s been refrigerated.

Spiced yellow rice is served, garnished with parsley, in a white bowl.Salmon, broccoli, and spiced yellow rice, served on a white plate.

I hope you have the opportunity to make and enjoy spiced yellow rice, and trust you’ll enjoy it as much as we do. It’s really quite delicious!

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Original recipe source: “Cooking Light- 1994”, page 49, published by Oxmoor House, Inc. in 1993

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Spiced Yellow Rice
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
22 mins
Total Time
27 mins
 

Spiced Yellow Rice is an easy to make, yummy side dish! White rice is cooked with onions and a few spices, which add great color and flavor!

Category: Side Dish
Cuisine: All Cuisines
Keyword: spiced yellow rice
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 99 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • cups chopped yellow onion
  • ¾ cup long grain white rice uncooked
  • 2 cups water
  • ¾ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce or other similar hot sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
Instructions
  1. Generously spray non-stick large skillet with baking spray. Heat on Medium-High. Add onions; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and translucent.

  2. Add rice to skillet; stir to combine, then add water. turmeric, garlic powder, Tabasco, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Stir to combine.

  3. Cook on Medium-high heat until mixture begins to boil. Reduce heat to LOW. Put a lid on skillet and simmer rice for about 22 minutes. 

    TIP: After 15 minutes, check rice to make sure it has not absorbed water too quickly. If rice has absorbed too much water, and is beginning to stick to the skillet, add more water (approx. ¼ cup). Stir to combine; re-cover skillet; continue cooking. When done, rice should be tender and fluffy, and all liquid absorbed.

  4. Remove skillet from heat. Discard bay leaf. Use a fork to fluff rice before serving.

  5. Transfer rice to serving bowl. Serve immediately. If desired, garnish with fresh parsley (optional). Serve hot, and enjoy!

  6. Store leftover rice in refrigerator in airtight container up to 2-3 days. Reheat in microwave, after fluffing with a fork, once refrigerated.

Recipe Notes

TIP:  Keep an eye on the rice as it cooks. If it absorbs most of the water before it has cooked the full time, simply add a bit more water and stir, to prevent the rice from sticking or burning in the skillet.

Nutrition Facts
Spiced Yellow Rice
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/6 of total))
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.2g0%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Sodium 112mg5%
Potassium 85mg2%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 3IU0%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Classic Mexican Horchata

Classic Mexican Horchata is a cold, creamy, cinnamon drink served over ice. This popular drink is family-friendly & tastes great on hot days!
Classic Mexican Horchata is a cold, creamy, cinnamon drink served over ice. This popular drink is family-friendly & tastes great on hot days!

A couple months ago I enjoyed some horchata and Mexican food from a caterer at a wedding reception for our dear, life-long friends Steve and Patti. 

It was a scorching hot day in Southern California, and this ice cold, delicious drink hit the spot, along with the chicken, beef, and al pastor pork taco bar, etc. they had for the food! It was all so good!

Wedding reception for friends, and the caterer who served us tacos and horchata!

I came home, determined to find a really great recipe to make this drink to have around our house this summer, for really hot days. Horchata can be found on the menu in many Mexican restaurants here in the United States, as well.

The authentic recipe I found online comes from Ana Frias, a talented cook, born and raised in Sonora, Mexico. Her blog “Muy Delish” (which I recommend highly- link below) has a wonderful variety of traditional Mexican recipes.

What Exactly Is Horchata?

Did you know horchata is a beverage made from white rice? YEP! The rice is soaked in water with cinnamon sticks which infuses lots of cinnamon flavor!

After soaking, the rice mixture is blended, then vanilla and two types of milk are added (evaporated and condensed), along with more water.

After mixing, this amazingly creamy, sweet drink is served over ice, with a sprinkle of cinnamon on top. Cold and refreshing, it’s a simple drink to prepare, and the recipe makes enough for an entire pitcher!

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How To Make Classic Mexican Horchata

Measure uncooked white rice into a fine mesh strainer. Rinse the rice well, and then drain. You can use any type of uncooked white rice (long grain, Basmati, etc.) to make this drink.

Place the rinsed rice in a very large bowl. Snap a couple of cinnamon sticks into big pieces and add them to the rice.

White rice is rinsed, then drained well in a wire mesh strainer.Two cinnamon sticks (broken in pieces) in a blue bowl with uncooked rice.

Add 4 cups of water to the rice and stir to combine. Cover the bowl, then refrigerate for a minimum of 6 hours.

I usually refrigerate the rice and water overnight, which infuses a LOT of flavor into the rice. This is a GOOD thing!

Water is added to the bowl, to soak cinnamon sticks and rice.

Time For the Blender!

After the rice has fully soaked, it’s time to blend it! You will need to blend this in two batches, because of the sheer volume of liquid.

Remove the cinnamon sticks, and tear ONE of the big pieces into smaller pieces. Place these small pieces into a blender with HALF of the soaking water and rice.

Rice, water and broken cinnamon sticks are blended together, after soaking.Soaked rice in blender with cinnamon stick pieces and soaking water.

Time To Strain The Horchata

Blend (puree) the water, rice and small pieces of cinnamon sticks on High speed for 3-4 minutes, until the mixture is smooth.

Place a strainer over a large, 2 or 3 quart pitcher, and pour the puree through a wire mesh strainer into the pitcher.

This will help to strain out some of the thick pulp remaining from the cinnamon sticks (discard the pulp).

Repeat this process with the other half of the soaking water, rice and small pieces of another cinnamon stick.

Blended rice, cinnamon sticks and water are strained into a large pitcher.Some of the cinnamon pulp is left in strainer and is discarded.

Now Add The Good, Creamy Stuff!

Add one can of evaporated milk and one can of sweetened, condensed milk to the pitcher. Pour in 4 more cups of fresh water and vanilla extract.

Stir the classic Mexican horchata very well, because the condensed milk is very thick! It will take some stirring, but keep going.

Evaporated and condensed milk are added to the horchata in the pitcher.Additional water and vanilla extract are added to the pitcher of horchata.

Chill, Then Serve Classic Mexican Horchata

Once the horchata is thoroughly blended, cover the pitcher and refrigerate the drink until it’s cold.

When cold, and you’re ready to serve, fill a cup with ice cubes, and pour the classic Mexican horchata into the glass.

Sprinkle the top of each cup of horchata with a dash or two of ground cinnamon, and serve! It is such a refreshing drink!

Store any leftovers (covered) in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days. Stir this drink very well, before serving again.

A pitcher and a glass, filled with Classic Mexican Horchata, ready to enjoy.Ground cinnamon is sprinkled on each cup of iced, classic Mexican horchata.

I hope you have the chance to make classic Mexican horchata for those you love. It really is quite simple to prepare, and tastes wonderful!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today. I invite you to come back soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, may God bless you, and have a GREAT day!

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Classic Mexican Horchata
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Inactive Prep- Refrigeration Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 20 mins
 

Classic Mexican Horchata is a cold, creamy, cinnamon drink served over ice. This popular drink is family-friendly & tastes great on hot days!

Category: Beverage
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: classic Mexican horchata
Servings: 12 (1 cup per serving)
Calories Per Serving: 202 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup uncooked white rice any type
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk (canned) = 1 can
  • 14 ounces condensed milk (canned) = 1 can
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups fresh water additional
For Each Serving: serve over ice cubes/ sprinkle with ground cinnamon
    Instructions
    1. Rinse and drain uncooked rice in a wire mesh strainer. Place drained rice in a large bowl. Snap 2 cinnamon sticks into big pieces and add them to the rice. Add 4 cups water; stir to combine. Cover bowl; refrigerate a minimum of 6 hours (overnight is even better!).

    2. After fully soaking, it's time to puree it! You will need to blend this in two batches, because of the sheer volume of liquid. Remove cinnamon sticks, and tear ONE of the big pieces into smaller pieces. Place these small pieces into a blender with HALF of the soaking water and rice mixture.

    3. Blend (puree) water, rice and small pieces of cinnamon sticks on High speed for 3-4 minutes, until smooth. Place wire mesh strainer over a large, 2-3 quart pitcher; pour puree through strainer into the pitcher. This strains out pulp remaining from cinnamon sticks (discard pulp). Repeat with the other half of soaking water, rice and small pieces of another cinnamon stick.

    4. Add evaporated milk and sweetened, condensed milk to the pitcher. Add vanilla and 4 additional cups of fresh water. Stir horchata very well to combine, because condensed milk is very thick!

    5. Once fully blended, cover pitcher and refrigerate until it's cold. To serve, pour horchata over ice cubes. Sprinkle each cup of horchata with ground cinnamon, and serve!

    Recipe Notes

    Store horchata, covered in refrigerator up to 4-5 days. You will need to stir the horchata again well, before serving.

    Nutrition Facts
    Classic Mexican Horchata
    Amount Per Serving (1 cup (8 oz.))
    Calories 202 Calories from Fat 45
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 5g8%
    Saturated Fat 3g19%
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Cholesterol 19mg6%
    Sodium 81mg4%
    Potassium 229mg7%
    Carbohydrates 34g11%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 21g23%
    Protein 6g12%
    Vitamin A 158IU3%
    Vitamin C 1mg1%
    Calcium 184mg18%
    Iron 0.3mg2%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Simple Strawberry Shortcake

    Simple Strawberry Shortcake is a classic, delicious, and easy to prepare dessert for 4, that can be served any time of the year!
    Simple Strawberry Shortcake is a classic, delicious, and easy to prepare dessert for 4, that can be served any time of the year!

    Do you enjoy strawberry shortcake? We sure do! I grew up eating strawberry shortcake on those little “spongy” cakes/things my Mom would buy at in the produce section at the grocery store around Easter time each year.

    This recipe is a great way to make homemade shortcakes that are filled to bursting with fresh sliced strawberries, and lots of homemade whipped cream. Fresh strawberries seem to be available in our grocery stores year round, and are best for this recipe!

    I actually prefer them made this way rather than using “spongy” cakes from the stores, as those spongy ones can get “soggy”.

    These slightly sweetened shortcakes are biscuit-like, and can hold their own with the strawberries and whipped cream. HOORAY!

    Here’s how to make simple strawberry shortcake in about half an hour. It’s really easy, and I think you will love this yummy dessert!

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    Prepare The Strawberries

    Rinse the strawberries well, then remove the stem and core. Cut the strawberries into thin slices (top to bottom), and place them into a medium-sized bowl.

    Add a tiny bit of water and granulated sugar, and stir gently, to combine, until the sugar dissolves.

    Let the strawberries chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Do this to save time… they can chill at the same time you’re preparing and baking the shortcakes.

    This process is called “macerating” the strawberries, which sweetens the strawberries slightly and allows some of the juices to be extracted.

    Stems and cores are removed from rinsed, fresh strawberries.Granulated sugar and water are added to sliced fresh strawberries in bowl.

    Make The Shortcakes

    Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl. Add chunks of VERY COLD butter to the bowl, and cut the butter in, using a pastry blender or two forks.

    Cut the cold butter into the flour mixture until it becomes approximately the size of peas. Set the bowl aside.

    A pastry blender is shown cutting the butter into the flour mixture.

    In a separate bowl, beat sour cream, milk, an egg and vanilla extract until fully combined, and smooth.

    Once combined, pour this mixture into the bowl with the flour mixture, and stir until all the ingredients have been incorporated.

    Milk, sour cream, one egg and vanilla are combined in a metal bowl.Egg mixture is added to the dry ingredients in a large white bowl.

    Stir only until the ingredients are well combined. Yes… this will be a very thick, sticky dough!

    The dough for the simple strawberry shortcake is fairly thick.

    Onto The Baking Sheet They Go

    Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Spoon generous ¼ cup portions of the dough onto the parchment paper, dividing the dough evenly into 4 portions. *The 4 shortcakes will turn out about the size of a large biscuit once baked.

    Resist the urge to flatten the dough, but keep it in a nice, round mound. Leave a couple inches of space between each shortcake, as they will spread slightly while baking. Sprinkle the top of each shortcake lightly with sugar, if desired.

    Ready, Set, Bake!

    Bake on the middle rack of a preheated 400°F. oven for between 14-16 minutes. When done, the shortcakes should be golden brown on top, and a toothpick inserted into the top/middle should come out clean.

    Transfer the shortcakes to a wire rack to cool completely, before slicing and assembling the simple strawberry shortcake.

    A mound of shortcake batter on parchment paper, ready to be baked.Four baked shortcakes, golden brown on top, resting on parchment paper.

    Make The Whipped Cream Before Serving

    When the shortcakes have cooled to room temperature (and you’re ready to serve), make the whipped cream. It will only take 2-3 minutes.

    TIP: I recommend putting the BOWL and BEATERS in the freezer BEFORE starting this shortcake recipe. The really cold bowl and beaters will help the cream to whip faster!

    NOTE: I use homemade whipped cream, but you can use aerosol whipped cream, if that is more convenient for you.

    Use an electric mixer (set on Medium-High) to beat cold, heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla until stiff peaks appear. Stiff peaks will hold their shape well if you lift the cream with the back of a spoon.

    Whipping cream ingredients are mixed with electric beater until stiff peaks form.

    Serve The Simple Strawberry Shortcake

    To serve, slice each shortcake in half horizontally and place on plate. Spoon the chilled strawberry slices on top of the bottom half of the shortcake, dividing evenly between all 4 shortcakes (about half a cup per shortcake).

    A shortcake, cut in half, on a white plate, ready for strawberry filling.Sliced strawberries piled on the bottom half of the shortcake.

    Garnish And Serve Simple Strawberry Shortcake

    Spoon, spray or pipe (using a pastry bag) the whipped cream on top of the strawberries, to cover. Be generous with that whipped cream… yum!

    Place the top piece of the shortcake on top of the whipped cream, cut side down. Lightly dust the shortcake with sifted powdered sugar, then garnish with a fresh mint leaf, if desired.

    Simple strawberry shortcake, with mint garnish, served on a white plate.

    If you end up with any remaining strawberries left over, place them on the plate with the shortcake. Serve the simple strawberry shortcake immediately, and dig in!

    Strawberries and whipped cream inside the simple strawberry shortcake.

    I hope you enjoy this classic strawberry dessert as much as we do! You really can’t go wrong with this delicious simple strawberry shortcake!

    Thanks for stopping by, and I invite you to come back again soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, may God bless you, and have a GREAT day!

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    Recipe adapted from (and with thanks to) Joanie Zisk, at onedishkitchen.com

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    Simple Strawberry Shortcake
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Cook Time
    15 mins
    Total Time
    30 mins
     

    Simple Strawberry Shortcake is a classic, delicious, and easy to prepare dessert for 4, that can be served any time of the year!

    Category: Dessert
    Cuisine: All Cuisines
    Keyword: simple strawberry shortcake
    Servings: 4
    Calories Per Serving: 468 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    For Strawberries:
    • 2 cups sliced strawberries stem removed, cored, thinly sliced
    • 1 teaspoon water
    • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
    For Shortcakes:
    • ¾ cup all purpose flour
    • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
    • ½ teaspoon baking powder
    • teaspoon salt
    • teaspoon baking soda
    • 3 Tablespoons COLD butter cut in small chunks
    • 2 Tablespoons sour cream
    • 2 Tablespoons milk
    • 1 large egg
    • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
    For whipping cream and optional garnish:
    • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
    • 2 Tablespoons powdered sugar
    • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
    • sifted powdered sugar (OPTIONAL GARNISH)
    • fresh mint leaf (OPTIONAL GARNISH)
    Instructions
    1. TIP: Put bowl/beaters for whipped cream in the freezer BEFORE starting prep.

    2. Rinse strawberries; remove stem/core. Cut strawberries in thin slices (2 cups total); put in medium bowl. Add water and sugar; stir gently until sugar dissolves. Refrigerate strawberries 30 minutes.

    Make Shortcakes:
    1. Preheat oven to 400℉. Whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in large bowl. Add chunks of COLD butter. Cut the butter in, using a pastry blender or two forks, until it becomes the size of peas. Set bowl aside.

    2. In separate bowl, beat sour cream, milk, egg and vanilla until smooth. Add to bowl with flour mixture. Stir until well combined into a thick, sticky dough!

    3. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Spoon generous ¼ cup portions of dough onto paper, dividing evenly into 4 round mounds. Leave 2" between each shortcake. Sprinkle top of each shortcake lightly with additional sugar, if desired.

    4. Bake at 400°F. for 14-16 minutes. When done, shortcakes should be golden brown on top; toothpick inserted into top should come out clean. Transfer to wire rack; cool completely before serving.

    Assembling/Serving:
    1. Use electric mixer on Medium-High to beat whipping cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla until stiff peaks appear.

    2. To serve, slice each shortcake in half horizontally; place bottom half on plate. Spoon chilled strawberries onto shortcakes (½ cup each). Spoon, spray or pipe (using pastry bag) whipped cream on top of strawberries, to cover. Add top piece of shortcake, cut side down. Lightly dust with sifted powdered sugar and garnish with mint leaf, if desired. Serve, and enjoy!

    Nutrition Facts
    Simple Strawberry Shortcake
    Amount Per Serving (1 strawberry shortcake)
    Calories 468 Calories from Fat 288
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 32g49%
    Saturated Fat 20g125%
    Trans Fat 0.3g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
    Monounsaturated Fat 8g
    Cholesterol 139mg46%
    Sodium 218mg9%
    Potassium 288mg8%
    Carbohydrates 39g13%
    Fiber 2g8%
    Sugar 19g21%
    Protein 7g14%
    Vitamin A 1248IU25%
    Vitamin C 43mg52%
    Calcium 104mg10%
    Iron 2mg11%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Simple Strawberry Shortcake is a classic, delicious, and easy to prepare dessert for 4, that can be served any time of the year!

    Parmesan Herb Baked Salmon

    Parmesan Herb Baked Salmon is an easy, delicious main dish you’ll love! Salmon fillets are topped with cheese, spices and garlic, then baked!
    Parmesan Herb Baked Salmon is an easy, delicious main dish you'll love! Salmon fillets are topped with cheese, spices and garlic, then baked!

    If you’re looking for an easy main dish that doesn’t take a lot of time to prepare, then Parmesan Herb Baked Chicken might be a recipe you’ll want to check out!

    We love salmon in our home, and make it about once a week, using various recipes and methods of cooking. It’s SO GOOD!

    Making this yummy dish is as simple as stirring up a cheesy herb topping, spreading it on pieces of salmon, wrapping them in foil, then baking until done. That’s it!

    The salmon fillets are covered with a topping that is made of Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese, butter, lemon juice, garlic, salt, pepper, and fresh parsley. Cooking the salmon in foil pouches really helps to seal in flavor!

    The topping ingredients give the baked salmon lots of deliciousness! Here’s how to make this easy main dish.

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    Prepare The Salmon Fillets

    Pat the salmon fillets dry, using paper towels to absorb excess moisture. I use skinless fillets when I make this recipe, but if you only have “skin-on”, that will be perfectly fine, too!

    Set the “dried” fillets aside while you make the herb and cheese topping.

    Two skinless salmon fillets laying on paper towels to absorb moisture.Using more paper towels to blot the excess moisture off the salmon fillets.

    Make The Parmesan Herb Topping

    To make the topping, place softened butter, lemon juice, minced garlic, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and fresh chopped parsley in a small bowl.

    TIP: You want to use butter that is really soft (but NOT melted!), to bind all the ingredients together EASILY!

    Use a fork to mix these ingredients together. It should be easy to mix these ingredients together, thanks to the soft butter.

    Soft butter, parsley, parmesan, garlic and spices are placed in a small bowl.A fork is used to fully combine all the topping ingredients in the bowl.

    Keep combining the ingredients together until the butter has been completely blended in. The mixture will be thick and “slightly” crumbly.

    Parmesan cheese, garlic herb topping is combined and ready for the salmon.

    Add The Seasoned Topping To The Salmon 

    Place a large sheet of aluminum foil on a baking sheet, then spray the foil lightly with non-stick baking spray.

    NOTE: The foil will need to be large enough to completely cover and seal the fish inside when it’s time to bake.

    Lay the pieces of salmon on the foil, leaving a little bit of space between the pieces. Cover the top of the fish with the cheesy herb topping, dividing the mixture evenly between the two fillets.

    Two salmon fillets, laying on aluminum foil, covered with cheese herb topping.

    Cooking The Parmesan Herb Baked Salmon

    Bring the edges of the foil up and over the salmon, and crimp all edges tightly closed, to prevent air from escaping. 

    Foil pouch, with herb topped salmon fillets inside is sealed before baking.

    Place the baking sheet in a preheated oven. Bake the salmon at 425°F (218.3°C) for about 10-12 minutes.

    When done, carefully open the foil pouch, fully exposing the parmesan herb baked salmon.

    Turn the oven to BROIL, place the baking sheet about 6 inches from the broiler element, and broil for 1-2 minutes, to give the fish a nice light brown color.

    Keep an eye on the salmon as it broils, to ensure it doesn’t burn or overcook. Remove the salmon from the oven, and serve immediately.

    Two pieces of parmesan herb baked salmon, after baking.After broiling 1-2 minutes, the parmesan herb baked salmon is lightly browned.

    Serve The Parmesan Herb Baked Salmon

    Serve the parmesan herb baked salmon immediately after removing it from the oven. Transfer the salmon to individual plates. Drizzle with melted butter remaining in the foil pouch.

    If desired, garnish each piece with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, and a lemon wedge. We enjoy this pop of citrus flavor when we squeeze lemon juice on the salmon!

    Parmesan herb baked salmon, served with rice and peas, on a white plate.

    I really hope you have the chance to try this simple, delicious main dish, and trust you’ll enjoy it as much as we do.

    The recipe (as written below) makes two servings, but can EASILY be doubled or tripled, to suit your needs.

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    Recipe adapted from (and with thanks to) Alyssa Rivers at: https://therecipecritic.com/baked-parmesan-garlic-herb-salmon-in-foil/

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    Parmesan Herb Baked Salmon
    Prep Time
    10 mins
    Cook Time
    14 mins
    Total Time
    24 mins
     

    Parmesan Herb Baked Salmon is an easy, delicious main dish you'll love! Salmon fillets are topped with cheese, spices and garlic, then baked!

    Category: Entree-Seafood
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: parmesan herb baked salmon
    Servings: 2
    Calories Per Serving: 335 kcal
    Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
    Ingredients
    • 10 ounces salmon fillets (2 fillets- 5 oz. each) with or without skin
    • Tablespoons butter (softened)
    • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • teaspoons fresh lemon juice
    • teaspoons minced garlic
    • ¼ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
    • teaspoon black pepper
    • Tablespoons fresh chopped Italian flat leaf parsley
    For Garnish: (additional Parmesan cheese, parsley, and/or lemon wedge)
      Instructions
      1. Preheat oven to 425℉ (218.2℃). Place a large piece of foil on a baking sheet, and coat it with non-stick spray.

      2. Pat the salmon fillets dry, using paper towels to absorb moisture.

      3. Place softened butter, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and fresh chopped parsley in a small bowl. Use a fork to combine these ingredients well.

      4. Lay both salmon fillets in the middle of prepared foil, leaving space between the pieces. Cover top of fish with cheese/herb topping, dividing evenly between fillets. Bring edges of the foil up and over the salmon; crimp all edges closed, to prevent air from escaping. 

      5. Bake at 425°F (218.3°C) for 10-12 minutes. When done, carefully open foil pouch, exposing salmon. Turn oven to BROIL, place fish about 6 inches from the broiler element (still in foil on baking sheet). Broil 1-2 minutes, to lightly brown. Keep an eye on salmon as it broils, to ensure it doesn't burn.

      6. To serve, transfer salmon to serving plates. Drizzle with melted butter left in foil pouch. Serve immediately. If desired, garnish each piece with Parmesan cheese, fresh parsley, and a lemon wedge. Enjoy!

      Nutrition Facts
      Parmesan Herb Baked Salmon
      Amount Per Serving (1 g)
      Calories 335 Calories from Fat 189
      % Daily Value*
      Fat 21g32%
      Saturated Fat 9g56%
      Trans Fat 0.3g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
      Monounsaturated Fat 6g
      Cholesterol 111mg37%
      Sodium 642mg28%
      Potassium 754mg22%
      Carbohydrates 3g1%
      Fiber 0.3g1%
      Sugar 0.2g0%
      Protein 32g64%
      Vitamin A 685IU14%
      Vitamin C 6mg7%
      Calcium 143mg14%
      Iron 2mg11%
      * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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      Chocolate Chip Orange French Toast

      Chocolate Chip Orange French Toast is a yummy, EASY breakfast! Chocolate chips, orange juice, and cinnamon flavor this family-size baked dish!Chocolate Chip Orange French Toast is a yummy, EASY breakfast! Chocolate chips, orange juice, and cinnamon flavor this family-size baked dish!

      If you’re looking for an absolutely delicious breakfast to serve to a crowd, you’ve got to try this recipe for Chocolate Chip Orange French Toast!

      Chocolate Chip Orange French Toast is a make-ahead dish, which makes it really convenient for most folks! Prepare the French toast the night before you want to serve it, then bake it the next morning, and enjoy!

      This yummy, decadent breakfast treat is filled with chocolate chips, orange juice (and zest), cinnamon, etc. and turns out fantastic every single time.

      It is very easy to make, and I am confident you (and those you love) will really like it. Here’s how to make Chocolate Chip Orange French Toast.

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      How To Make Chocolate Chip Orange French Toast

      Spread one Tablespoon of melted butter on the bottom and sides of a 10″ x 8″ or a 9″ x 13″ baking dish.

      I prefer using a 10″ x 8″ in order to have a slightly thicker piece of French toast in the end, but the choice is yours!

      Melted butter is brushed on bottom and sides of a baking dish.

      Cut day old thick bread into bite-sized cubes (slightly stale bread is better for this recipe). You will need about 8 thick slices of bread (sourdough, French, etc.) for this recipe. You can leave the crusts on the bread, too!

      This will end up being about 5 cups of cubed bread. Spread the bread cubes evenly in the buttered baking dish.

      The reason it is best to use “day old” or slightly stale bread is because it hold it’s shape once covered with liquid much better than soft bread, which tends to become “mushy”.

      Day old bread cut into small, bite-sized cubes, in a measuring cup.Cubed day old bread is spread in a buttered baking dish.

      Time To Add The FLAVOR!

      Sprinkle milk chocolate chips evenly over the bread cubes in the dish. If you prefer dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips, simply substitute them for the milk chocolate!

      Chocolate chips sprinkled on top of the cubed bread in white baking dish.

      Mix, Then Add The Egg Mixture

      In a separate bowl, whisk together eggs, orange juice, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, orange zest, and ground cinnamon.

      Once mixed well, pour this liquid evenly over the bread and chocolate chips in the baking dish.

      Eggs, milk, OJ, cinnamon, brown sugar, etc. in a large white mixing bowl.A large white bowl of egg/cinnamon mixture, ready for the French toast.

      Cover And Refrigerate Overnight

      The liquid will not fully cover the bread cubes and chocolate chips, so you will need to make sure the bread cubes are moistened.

      Use a spatula to press down the bread cubes into the egg mixture, so those pieces of bread can absorb some of the egg mixture.

      Once this is done, cover the baking dish tightly, and refrigerate overnight. While it refrigerates overnight, the bread cubes will absorb most of the liquid (and flavor).

      A spatula is used to press bread cubes into egg mixture in pan.

      Bake The Chocolate Chip Orange French Toast

      The next morning, remove the baking dish from the refrigerator. Remove the wrap from the top of the dish.

      Let the chocolate chip orange French toast rest at room temp. while preheating your oven to 350°F. This helps take the chill off the French toast, so it will cook more evenly.

      Bake (uncovered) at 350°F. for 40-50 minutes. Mine usually takes about 45 minutes to fully cook. Because different sized pans may be used and oven temps can vary, I recommend checking it first at the 40 minute mark.

      After baking, chocolate chip orange French toast is golden brown on top.

      When done, the top surface of the chocolate chip orange French toast should be golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into the top/middle should come out clean.

      A baking dish of chocolate chip orange French toast cools after baking.Chocolate chips on the French toast melt while baking.

      Time To Eat!

      Let the chocolate chip orange French toast cool slightly before slicing and serving it. We prefer eating this warm (not blazing hot) for best flavor, but again… that’s your choice!

      If desired, sprinkle each piece with sifted powdered sugar before serving. Drizzle each portion with pancake syrup, and dig in!

      The orange and chocolate flavors pair well together, and is a winning combination, in my opinion! The French toast is fluffy and delicious, as well. 

      A piece of chocolate chip orange French toast, dusted with powdered sugar.

      I hope you will try this delicious breakfast treat! It truly is easy to make, and we love it. My hope is that you enjoy it with those you love.

      Thanks for stopping by, and I invite you to come back again soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, may God bless you, and have a GREAT day!

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      Chocolate Chip Orange French Toast
      Prep Time
      10 mins
      Cook Time
      45 mins
      Refrigeration Time (inactive prep)
      8 hrs
      Total Time
      8 hrs 55 mins
       

      Chocolate Chip Orange French Toast is a yummy, EASY breakfast! Chocolate chips, orange juice, and cinnamon flavor this family-size baked dish!

      Category: Breakfast
      Cuisine: American
      Keyword: chocolate chip orange French toast
      Servings: 10
      Calories Per Serving: 442 kcal
      Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
      Ingredients
      • 1 Tablespoon butter melted
      • 5 cups bread (sourdough, French, etc.) day old, cut in bite-sized cubes
      • ½ cup milk chocolate chips can sub. dark or semi-sweet, if desired
      For Egg Mixture:
      • 4 large eggs
      • ½ cup orange juice (fresh)
      • 1 large orange (zest of) finely grated peel (orange part only)
      • ¾ cup milk
      • ¼ cup brown sugar light or dark
      • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
      • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
      Instructions
      1. Spread melted butter on bottom/sides of a 10" x 8" or a 9" x 13" baking dish. A 10" x 8" dish will yield thicker French toast, but choice is yours!

      2. Cut 8 thick slices of day old thick bread into bite-sized cubes. You will need a total of 5 cups of bread cubes. Spread bread cubes evenly in buttered baking dish.

      3. Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over bread cubes.

      4. In separate bowl, whisk together eggs, orange juice, milk, brown sugar, vanilla, orange zest, and ground cinnamon. Once mixed well, pour this evenly over bread and chocolate chips in baking dish. Use spatula to press bread cubes down into egg mixture, to moisten all pieces. Cover baking dish, and refrigerate overnight.

      5. Next morning-remove dish from the refrigerator. Let rest at room temp. while oven preheats to 350°F. Bake (uncovered) at 350°F. for 40-50 minutes. Different sized pans may be used and oven temps vary, so I recommend checking for doneness at 40 minutes. When done, surface should be golden brown, and a toothpick inserted into top/middle should come out clean.

      6. Let cool slightly before slicing and serving it. We prefer to eat this warm (not hot) for best flavor, but that's your choice! If desired, sprinkle each piece with sifted powdered sugar before serving. Drizzle with pancake syrup, and dig in! Enjoy!

      Nutrition Facts
      Chocolate Chip Orange French Toast
      Amount Per Serving (1 g)
      Calories 442 Calories from Fat 72
      % Daily Value*
      Fat 8g12%
      Saturated Fat 3g19%
      Trans Fat 0.1g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
      Monounsaturated Fat 1g
      Cholesterol 80mg27%
      Sodium 764mg33%
      Potassium 231mg7%
      Carbohydrates 76g25%
      Fiber 3g13%
      Sugar 18g20%
      Protein 16g32%
      Vitamin A 228IU5%
      Vitamin C 8mg10%
      Calcium 116mg12%
      Iron 5mg28%
      * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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      Grilled Unshucked Corn On The Cob

      Make Grilled Unshucked Corn On The Cob on your BBQ grill! Soak them in water, then cook them on the grill, for delicious, fresh ears of corn!
      Make Grilled Unshucked Corn On The Cob on your BBQ grill! Soak them in water, then cook them on the grill, for delicious, fresh ears of corn!

      There are many ways to cook fresh corn on the cob, and all are absolutely wonderful! Today I would like to show you how to make grilled unshucked corn on the cob on a BBQ.

      This method is very simple, user friendly, the prep is minimal, and always yields delicious, juicy, fresh corn on the cob!

      The corn will need to soak in water first, then you can simply throw it on your BBQ with the meat(s) you are cooking, and let them cook, still in the husk.

      YUM! I think you’ll enjoy how easy it is to make corn this way. Here’s how to prepare this easy veggie side dish.

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      Prepare The Corn

      It goes without saying that you should start with FRESH corn on the cob. Okay? It only takes a few minutes to get the corn “ready to roll”.

      You can make as many ears of corn you need using this method, however my photos will reflect using only two ears of corn. 

      Two ears of fresh corn, with the outer husks intact.

      Peel back the husks on the corn almost to the bottom, but do not remove them from the corn. Leave 1-2 inches of husk unopened.

      Once the husks on each piece are pulled back, remove as much of the stringy “corn silk” attached to the corn kernels as possible.

      Discard the “corn silks”, then carefully (and gently) pull the husks back up and around the corn cobs.

      Husks are peeled back on corn, and the corn silks are removed.Corn husk is pulled back almost to the bottom, and corn silk is removed.

      Time For The Corn To Go “Swimming”!

      If desired, use a thin outer husk to “tie” the husks back in place on the corn before soaking them. It helps close the husk around the corn, so the corn doesn’t char as much later, while cooking.

      This step is optional (I’ve tied them and left them untied- have done both ways). Place the unshucked corn in a LARGE bowl, then add enough water to cover the corn.

      TIP: I find it helpful to set a large heavy mug, filled with some water on top of the corn while it is soaking in the bowl.

      This acts as a weight to keep the corn submerged in the water, so it is fully immersed (and not floating on top).

      Corn husk is tied back in place using a thin piece of corn husk.White mug with water in it weighs down corn soaking in blue bowl of water.

      Soak, Soak, Soak

      Let the corn soak in the water for 1-2 hours, then drain the water from the bowl, leaving only the corn.

      Once drained, stand the ears of corn up (open side down) in the bowl. This allows excess water to continue draining off the corn before grilling.

      Two ears of unshucked corn, draining excess water off, after soaking in bowl.

      Cooking Grilled Unshucked Corn On The Cob

      Place the drained corn directly onto the BBQ grill over direct Medium-high heat, whether it is over hot coals or on a gas grill.

      Put a lid on the BBQ, and let the corn cook for between 12-14 minutes. Turn the corn over (using tongs) about halfway through the cooking time.

      The outer husks will begin to turn brown and get a bit charred as the corn cooks.

      Grilled unshucked corn on the cob, cooking on BBQ by a piece of chicken.Two pieces grilled unshucked corn on the cob, with chicken and hot dogs on BBQ.

      Ready To Eat!

      After the corn has cooked on all sides for between 13-14 minutes, it is ready to be served and enjoyed.

      NOTE: The time may vary slightly, due to the heat and temperature of YOUR BBQ. We usually take the corn off around the 14 minute mark.

      The outside husks will be browned, but the kernels of corn will be golden and juicy, with some slight browning where the open husk kernels were exposed to direct heat!

      Remove the grilled unshucked corn on the cob from the grill. You can serve them “as is” to your guests, OR you can pull off the husks yourself, before placing the corn onto plates.

      The outer husks will come off the grilled corn very easily. You shouldn’t have to mess with the corn “silks” inside, because you removed them previously!

      Serving The Corn

      Now it is time to season the ears of corn with butter, salt and pepper, serve it… and dig in!

      Three pieces of grilled unshucked corn, cooking with BBQ chicken on grill.A piece of the lightly browned grilled corn on the cob, on a plate with chicken.

      I hope you have a chance to try this method (one of many ways) to make grilled UNSHUCKED corn on the cob this summer.

      The prep is minimal, because it only takes about 5 minutes to prepare the corn, then the “soaking in water” time is inactive, which frees you up to do other things.

      Thanks for stopping by today, and I invite you to come back soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, and have a GREAT day!

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      Grilled Unshucked Corn On The Cob
      Prep Time
      5 mins
      Cook Time
      12 mins
      Inactive Prep Time (Soaking)
      1 hr
      Total Time
      1 hr 17 mins
       

      Make Grilled Unshucked Corn On The Cob on your BBQ grill! Soak them in water, then cook them on the grill, for delicious, fresh ears of corn!

      Category: Vegetable Dish
      Cuisine: All Cuisines
      Keyword: grilled unshucked corn
      Servings: 2
      Calories Per Serving: 123 kcal
      Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
      Ingredients
      • 2 large ears fresh corn
      Instructions
      1. Peel back corn husks almost to the bottom, but do not remove them from corn. Leave 1-2 inches of husk unopened. Remove as much stringy "corn silk" as possible. Discard "corn silks", then carefully pull husks back up/around the corn. *If desired (optional), use a thin outer husk to "tie" the husks back in place.

      2. Place corn in a LARGE bowl; add enough water to cover. TIP: It's helpful to set a large heavy mug, filled with some water on top of the corn. This acts as a weight to keep corn submerged in the water, so it is not floating on top.

      3. Let corn soak in water for 1-2 hours, then drain water from bowl. Stand corn up on end (open side down) in the bowl to continue draining off water.

      4. Place corn directly onto BBQ grill over Medium-high heat. Put a lid on the BBQ; let corn cook for 12-14 minutes. Turn corn over halfway through cooking time. The outer husks will begin to turn brown and get a bit charred as the corn cooks.

      5. Remove cooked corn from grill. You can serve them "as is", OR you can pull off the husks yourself, before placing corn on plates. Husks should come off easily. Season corn with butter, salt and pepper, and dig in! Enjoy!

      Nutrition Facts
      Grilled Unshucked Corn On The Cob
      Amount Per Serving (1 piece corn)
      Calories 123 Calories from Fat 18
      % Daily Value*
      Fat 2g3%
      Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
      Trans Fat 0.01g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
      Monounsaturated Fat 1g
      Sodium 21mg1%
      Potassium 386mg11%
      Carbohydrates 27g9%
      Fiber 3g13%
      Sugar 9g10%
      Protein 5g10%
      Vitamin A 267IU5%
      Vitamin C 10mg12%
      Calcium 3mg0%
      Iron 1mg6%
      * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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      Strawberry, Mint & Lime Agua Fresca

      Strawberry Mint Lime Agua Fresca is a refreshing, low-calorie, fruit-infused drink for hot Summer days! It’s family-friendly, and DELICIOUS!
      Strawberry Mint Lime Agua Fresca is a refreshing, low-calorie, fruit-infused drink for hot Summer days! It's family-friendly, and DELICIOUS!

      Today I want to share a simple recipe for a delicious beverage that is sure to cool you down on those HOT days of Summer! A loose translation of Agua Fresca means “Fresh Water or Cool Water”, and that is what the primary ingredient is in this drink. WATER!

      However, by adding lime juice, lime wedges, fresh mint leaves, and sliced strawberries, this “humble” agua fresca becomes something amazing!

      The fruit and juices, plus the flavor from the mint leaves all come together to infuse the water with fabulous flavor (and color) you’re going to LOVE!

      Traditional agua frescas typically contain water, fruit, occasionally seeds or grains, and sugar. THIS recipe for agua fresca contains no added (processed) sugar, so it’s better for you in the long run, and wow, does it taste great!

      I’ve made several varieties or flavors of agua fresca over the years. Recently I served this one at a birthday BBQ (it was hot outside), and it was a big hit! An added plus is that Strawberry Mint Lime Agua Fresca is super EASY to make. Here’s how to make it.

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      How To Make Strawberry Lime Mint Agua Fresca

      The first thing you will need to do is fill a pitcher with 2 quarts of water. Squeeze the juice of 1 whole lime into the water.

      Next, slice another lime into wedges, and add them to the pitcher of water. Stir to combine.

      The juice of one lime is added to a pitcher full of water.A second lime is cut into wedges and added to the water in the pitcher.

      Add a cup of sliced fresh strawberries to the pitcher of water. Now this drink is starting to look pretty!

      Sliced strawberries are added to the pitcher of water.

      Time To Add Fresh Mint Leaves

      Mint leaves will be the next flavor-packed ingredient that are added to the water. I’m fortunate to grow my own mint, but packages of mint leaves are usually available in the produce section at most grocery stores. You will need 12 leaves for 2 quarts of agua fresca.

      TIP: Buy a mint plant at a nursery and plant it (in a container, because mint spreads). I bought my mint plant for about .79 cents about 8 years ago, and it is still going strong! It’s been such a great investment through the years.

      Fresh mint leaves are used for this drink recipe.

      Crush HALF (6) of the peppermint leaves, and add them to the agua fresca in the pitcher. Crushing the leaves releases the flavorful oils.

      You can also slice them into very small pieces, if necessary. Both methods will extract flavor from the oils present in the leaves.

      Add the remaining WHOLE mint leaves (6) to the pitcher. Stir until well-combined.

      Some mint leaves are crushed then added to the strawberry mint lime agua fresca.Several whole mint leaves are added to the pitcher of agua fresca.

      Time To CHILL!

      It won’t look so tasty once all the ingredients are in the pitcher, but as the fruit infuses the water, it will begin to change into a pink color, from the red strawberries.

      Cover the pitcher and place it in the refrigerator to rest for a minimum of 15-20 minutes (more time yields more color and flavor).

      TIP: If possible, make a pitcher of agua fresca early in the day for serving later, so it has full flavor and color!

      Pitcher is covered, then the agua fresca chills in the refrigerator.

      Serve The Strawberry Mint Lime Agua Fresca

      When the strawberry mint lime agua fresca is fully chilled, it can be served. Serve this drink over ice cubes.

      If desired, garnish each glass with a slice of strawberry, serve and enjoy this tasty, refreshing drink. Make sure each glass has a lime wedge and mint leaves for best presentation.

      You can store this drink in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. The longer it sits, the color intensifies and the flavors permeate more.

      I’ve even added additional water to the pitcher when we’ve demolished it on the first go-around.

      If you have enough strawberries, lime and mint left in the pitcher, fill it with halfway with more water, then let it chill again long enough until the water is infused again.

      Strawberry mint lime agua fresca is served cold, over ice cubes in a glassThe strawberry mint lime agua fresca has turned a nice shade of pink.

      I hope you have the chance to make this delicious, infused water. We love this fresh tasting drink, and enjoy it all summer long!

      Thanks for stopping by today. I invite you to come back again soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, may God bless you, and have a GREAT day!

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      You can find ALL of my recipes in the Recipe Index, which is located at the top of the page. I have some wonderful tasting cold beverage recipes to check out, including:

       

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      Original recipe source: reusegrowenjoy.com/strawberry-lime-mint-infused water/

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      Strawberry, Mint & Lime Agua Fresca
      Prep Time
      5 mins
      Cook Time
      0 mins
      Refrigeration (inactive prep time)
      15 mins
      Total Time
      20 mins
       

      Strawberry Mint Lime Agua Fresca is a refreshing, low-calorie, fruit-infused drink for hot Summer days! It's family-friendly, and DELICIOUS!

      Category: Beverage
      Cuisine: All Cuisines
      Keyword: strawberry mint lime agua fresca
      Servings: 8 (1 cup servings)
      Calories Per Serving: 8 kcal
      Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
      Ingredients
      • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
      • 2 limes room temperature
      • 12 leaves fresh mint
      • 2 quarts water
      Instructions
      1. Fill a pitcher with 2 quarts of water. Squeeze the juice of 1 lime into the water. Slice another lime into wedges, and add them to the pitcher of water. Stir to combine.

      2. Add a cup of sliced fresh strawberries to the water.

      3. Crush HALF the peppermint leaves; add them to the water. Crushing the leaves releases the flavorful oils. You can cut them into very small pieces, if necessary. Add remaining mint leaves WHOLE to the pitcher. Stir until well-combined.

      4. Cover the pitcher; refrigerate water for a minimum of 15-20 minutes (more time yields more color and flavor). As the fruit infuses the water, it turn a pink color, from the strawberries. **I recommend making this early in the day, if possible, and chilling it for hours, for best flavor and color!

      5. Serve over ice cubes, and garnish glasses with strawberry slices, if desired. Enjoy!

      Nutrition Facts
      Strawberry, Mint & Lime Agua Fresca
      Amount Per Serving (1 cup (8 oz.))
      Calories 8 Calories from Fat 1
      % Daily Value*
      Fat 0.1g0%
      Saturated Fat 0.003g0%
      Polyunsaturated Fat 0.03g
      Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g
      Sodium 12mg1%
      Potassium 37mg1%
      Carbohydrates 2g1%
      Fiber 0.4g2%
      Sugar 1g1%
      Protein 0.2g0%
      Vitamin A 9IU0%
      Vitamin C 13mg16%
      Calcium 11mg1%
      Iron 0.1mg1%
      * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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      Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala

      Make EASY Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala, and enjoy this flavorful classic Indian dish! It’s a cinch, especially when made in a slow cooker!
      Make EASY Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala, and enjoy this flavorful classic Indian dish! It's a cinch, especially when made in a slow cooker!

      If you’re searching for a delicious meal that can EASILY be made in a slow cooker, may I suggest this one for crockpot chicken tikka masala? In this recipe you will have the great flavor associated with tikka masala, but with very minimal effort! It’s a win-win dish.

      I discovered this recipe using chicken thighs a while ago online, and heartily recommend it! It features several traditional spices often associated with Indian food, but this version is super simple to prepare, and still tastes GREAT!

      The best part, besides the great flavor? Prep time is MINIMAL, then the crockpot (or slow cooker) does most of the work for you! How’s that for wonderful? Here’s how to make this delicious meal for 4.

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      What Do I Need To Make The Sauce?

      The tikka masala sauce is the star of this dish! For this version, you will need olive oil, garlic, chopped onion (not shown), and garam masala spice.

      Other ingredients are salt, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, jalapeño pepper, ground cumin and cayenne pepper.  Coconut milk will be added to the sauce later, at the end of the cooking time.

      Please don’t let the ingredient list scare you off. These ingredients will simply be mixed together, then poured over the chicken. Easy Peasy!

      Make The Tikka Masala Sauce

      Mix all the sauce ingredients (except for the coconut milk) together in a large mixing bowl until well combined.

      Now the tikka masala sauce for the chicken is made… see how easy that was to prepare?

      Time For The Crockpot!

      Lightly season 2 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs (usually 5-6 thighs) with salt and black pepper, and place them into a crockpot (slow cooker).

      Pour the masala sauce evenly over the seasoned chicken, until the chicken thighs are covered. Again… EASY, right?

      Put the lid on the crockpot, and cook the chicken and sauce on LOW HEAT for 6-7 hours (usually done around 6 hours!).

      Let’s Do Some Shredding

      When done cooking, the chicken will be completely “fall off the bone” tender (to coin a phrase).

      Shred the chicken using two forks to tear the chicken into large shreds. Do this while the tender chicken thighs are still in the crockpot, so you won’t have to mess up another bowl.

      NOTE: I use boneless thighs, but if you are using “bone-in” chicken thighs, you will need to retrieve/discard the bones at this point. Nobody wants to bite into a chicken bone, right?

      Time To Add Coconut Milk

      Open a can of unsweetened coconut milk, and stir it well. It’s a pretty thick mixture when the can is first opened, so stirring it is important!

      Pour the coconut milk (**8 ounces) into the crockpot chicken tikka masala, and gently stir until the coconut milk is incorporated into the sauce. **See note in the printable recipe at the bottom of the page about the amount of coconut milk**

      OPTIONAL: Add some chopped cilantro to the sauce at this point, if desired. **I prefer to add a few cilantro leaves to the top of each serving, but again, this is your choice.

      Serve The Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala

      For each serving, spoon the crockpot chicken tikka masala over hot, cooked, white rice (Basmati, long grain, etc.). 

      Garnish each portion with several cilantro leaves (or chopped cilantro), if desired. Serve hot, and enjoy!

      The chicken is tender, the sauce is packed with flavor, and the (bland) white rice underneath is a wonderful counterbalance to the tikka masala sauce.

      I hope you’ll have the chance to make this delicious dish, and trust you’ll enjoy it as much as we do. It’s a delicious slow cooker meal that’s perfect for a really busy day, or a really hot day (so you don’t heat up the kitchen).

      Thanks for stopping by, and I invite you to come back again soon for more family-friendly recipes. Take care, may God bless you, and have a GREAT day!

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      Recipe adapted from (and with thanks to): Lauren Allen at https://tastesbetterfromscratch.com/slow-cooker-chicken-tikka-masala/

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      Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala
      Prep Time
      10 mins
      Cook Time
      6 hrs
      Total Time
      6 hrs 10 mins
       

      Make EASY Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala, and enjoy this flavorful classic Indian dish! It's a cinch, especially when made in a slow cooker!

      Category: Main Dish
      Cuisine: Indian
      Keyword: crockpot chicken tikka masala
      Servings: 4
      Calories Per Serving: 488 kcal
      Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
      Ingredients
      For Tikka Masala Sauce:
      • 16 ounces tomato sauce (canned) = two 8 oz. cans
      • 15 ounces diced tomatoes (canned) including juice
      • ¼ large yellow onion diced
      • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
      • 3 cloves garlic minced
      • 1 Tablespoon garam masala spice
      • ½ teaspoon salt
      • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
      • ¼ medium fresh jalapeño pepper seeds discarded, pepper finely chopped
      For Rest Of Recipe:
      • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
      • salt and pepper , enough to lightly season chicken
      • 8 ounces unsweetened coconut milk (canned) *See note below about amount used*
      • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves or chopped
      • Cooked basmati or long grain white rice, for serving
      Instructions
      1. Stir to combine sauce ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

      2. Lightly season chicken thighs with salt and pepper; place them in crockpot.

      3. Pour sauce evenly over seasoned chicken, to cover. Put lid on crockpot, and cook chicken and sauce on LOW HEAT for 6-7 hours without disturbing.

      4. When done cooking, chicken will be very tender. Shred chicken using two forks, tearing it into large shreds. Do this while chicken thighs are still in the crockpot, so you won't mess up another bowl. NOTE: I use boneless thighs, but if you use "bone-in" chicken thighs, you need to retrieve/discard the bones at this point.

      5. Stir coconut milk well. It's pretty thick while in the can, so stirring it is important! Pour coconut milk (**8 ounces) into the crockpot chicken tikka masala, and gently stir, until coconut milk is incorporated into the sauce. **See note section below about the amount of coconut milk** Optional: Also add chopped cilantro to the sauce at this point, if desired. **I prefer instead to add a few cilantro leaves to garnish each serving, but it's your choice.

      6. For each serving, spoon chicken tikka masala over hot, cooked, white rice. Garnish with cilantro leaves. Serve hot, and enjoy!

      Recipe Notes

      NOTE: Recipe calls for 8 oz. unsweetened coconut milk. Most cans are about 13.5 ounces. If you don't have a use for the remaining coconut milk, just add it all in. It won't hurt this dish at all (other than the calorie count will be higher!)

      Nutrition Facts
      Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala
      Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
      Calories 488 Calories from Fat 243
      % Daily Value*
      Fat 27g42%
      Saturated Fat 15g94%
      Trans Fat 0.04g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
      Monounsaturated Fat 6g
      Cholesterol 215mg72%
      Sodium 1193mg52%
      Potassium 1268mg36%
      Carbohydrates 15g5%
      Fiber 4g17%
      Sugar 9g10%
      Protein 48g96%
      Vitamin A 683IU14%
      Vitamin C 22mg27%
      Calcium 86mg9%
      Iron 5mg28%
      * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

      Here’s one more to pin on your Pinterest boards!Make EASY Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala, and enjoy this flavorful classic Indian dish! It's a cinch, especially when made in a slow cooker!