Sunday, December 2, 2012

Cheezy Chicken Tortilla Soup


      A co-worker recently brought in this amazing smelling soup for her lunch. I requested the recipe because it smelled SO good. I was excited to give the recipe a try. You know me though...I just can't make a recipe "as is". I have to make it my own. ha So I added more cheese, and spices, and tomato, and black beans......well you get the idea. I changed it! It is super yummy! I hope you like it too.

Cheezy Chicken Tortilla Soup

1 32 oz. Box of Chicken Stock.
1 14 oz. Can Petite Diced Tomatoes
1 10 oz. Can Rotel (mild)
1 8oz. Can Rotel Tomato Sauce (mild)
3/4 tsp. Coumin
1/8 tsp. Black Pepper
2 T. Minced Onion
1/4 tsp. Chili Powder
1 package (2-3) Chicken Breasts cooked and diced
1 can Black Beans, drained and rinsed.
8 oz. Velveeta
1/2 C. Shredded Cheese

Combine all of the ingredients (except velveeta, beans, and shredded cheese) and simmer for 1-2 hours. Add Velveeta, beans, and shredded cheese stir until melted completely and simmer for another 30-40 min.  Serve over tortilla chips.

This soup is SO good and would also be great for putting in the crock pot! I can't wait to take my leftovers for lunch tomorrow!! YUMMERS!


Lemon Bars....Oh My Goodness!!

    This recipe is one that my Mom always made when I was growing up. These are a favorite of mine. Well really anything lemon that she makes is a favorite of mine! ha This recipe was easily converted to gluten free when I was diagnosed. I just switched out the flour in the crust to gf, and switched the flour in the filling to cornstarch to thicken the filling. YUMMMMM!! I had to share one of my favorites with you today! Enjoy!

Lemon Bars - Gluten Free Style

1 C. Softened Margarine
1/2 C. Powdered Sugar
2 C. Gluten Free Flour
1/2 tsp. Xantham Gum

4 Eggs, beaten
6 T. Lemon Juice
3 T. Corn Starch
2 C. Sugar

Combine the ingredients for the crust. Press into a 9x13 in. pan sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350 deg. for 15-20 minutes.

Combine the ingredients for the filling mixture and pour over the warm crust. Return to the oven and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar while warm.

I hope that you like them as much as I do! -Jessica