Duck Fajitas

 

 

 

 

It’s almost duck season! Yay! This is my favorite time of the year! I still have a freezer full of duck meat from last year though so I’m trying to cook it pretty regularly to make room for this year. This is one of my newest creations. Trying to come up with new ways to cook duck is a little bit hard. This is a really easy recipe though & it’s really good!

 

You Will Need:
Several duck breasts (I’m not sure how many I used but it was more than 4
-Tortillas
-Cheese
-Picante sauce
-Fajita seasoning packet (taco would probably work too)
-2 Tablespoons butter
-2 Tablespoons vegetable oil

 

Directions:
-Cut the duck breast up into thin strips, like fajita meat
-In a large skillet melt the butter
-Cook duck strips in the butter until they are fully cooked
-Add the oil to the skillet & stir in the packet of seasoning
-Cook just another minute or two
-Heat up the tortillas
-Add the duck meat, cheese, and picante sauce to the tortillas & enjoy!

You could also cook some bell peppers or onions with the duck meat!

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

 

Yes, you read that right, cinnamon roll pancakes. Forget any diet that you’re trying to be on, these are now your cheat meal! These are so easy to make it’s ridiculous. I wish they were more difficult then I might not make them as often, but they are just like regular pancakes but 10 times better!

 

Cinnamon Filling
-4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
-1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
-1/2 Tablespoon ground cinnamon

In a bowl mix together all ingredients then pour into a quart size zip lock bag and set aside

Cream Cheese Glaze
-4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
-2-ounces cream cheese
-3/4 cup powdered sugar
-1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a small pan heat the butter over medium heat until melted. Remove from heat. Mix in cream cheese (will be just slightly lumpy). Mix in powdered sugar slowly then vanilla. Set aside.

Pancakes
-1 cup flour
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-1 cup milk
-1 large egg
-1 Tablespoon vegetable oil

Mix together all ingredients to make batter.

-Heat a medium sized skillet over medium heat. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.
-Pour batter into the pan to make one pancake. The batter should be runny enough that it spreads out on its own.
-Snip one corner off the cinnamon filling zip-lock bag
-When the pancake just starts to show bubbles swirl the cinnamon filling into the pancake

-Continue to cook the pancake on that side until the bubbles start to pop.
-Quickly flip the pancake over and cook another couple minutes on the other side

 

Reheat the icing until its warm and runny again and then pour it over the pancakes.

This batter should make about 8 pancakes.

Crockpot Marinara Chicken

Crockpots are the greatest invention on the planet. They are a kitchen necessity for every domestic diva. I love that you can just throw the food in there in the morning, go about your day, and dinner is always ready when you get home! Now I know this chicken doesn’t look super fabulous in the picture, but remember, I NEVER edit my photos! I think it’s false advertisement to do that. Anyway, they’re really delicious and super easy to make!

You Will Need:
-Boneless, skinless chicken breast (I only used 2, but however many you need)
-2 teaspoons garlic powder
-1 jar of marina sauce (I actually used Prego spaghetti sauce)
-1 teaspoon dried basil
-1 teaspoon dried thyme

Directions:
-Mix together garlic, basil, thyme, and sauce in the crockpot
-Place chicken in & cover it with sauce
-Cook on Low for 6-7 hours (I actually cooked it on low for 12 hours & it was fine)

You could serve this over noodles and it would be really great!

Buttermilk Biscuits & Chocolate Gravy

Who loves chocolate gravy?? I don’t. Haha But everybody on the planet does. Andrew is obsessed with chocolate gravy and I have got by the past few years without having to make it for him; until now. I finally had to give in and get the recipe from his mom and ever since then we’ve had chocolate gravy every weekend. So this chocolate gravy recipe is from Andrew’s mother and the buttermilk biscuits are from my great-grandmother’s cookbooks.

 

Biscuits:
-1 cup flour
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-1/4 teaspoon baking soda
-1/3 cup shortening
-1/2 cup buttermilk

In a medium bowl mix together flour, salt, baking powder, & baking soda. Cut in shortening until crumbly. Add buttermilk. Knead on floured board with flat fingers. Add balls of dough to a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 450 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

 

Chocolate Gravy:
-2 cups sugar
-2 Tablespoons flour
-2 Tablespoons cocoa
-1/2 cup milk

Add all ingredients to a pan. Heat over medium heat until just boiling. Do not over heat!

 

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