Lunch

Chicken Ranch Crunch Wraps

Want an easy and quick meal for lunch or even dinner? What about some delicious Chicken wraps that have been pan seared to deliver a crisp outside and a tasty inside? These wraps are perfect for if you’re running late or if you simply have some leftovers in the fridge that you need to use up. This is a recipe that you put in the amounts that you prefer, because no matter what it will turn out great!

Chicken Ranch Crunch Wraps

Ingredients

Chicken

Lettuce/spinach

Tomato

Onion

Quinoa

Ranch

Cheese

Tortillas

Directions

First cook up some chicken to however you like it best. Grab your tortilla, add all your ingredients, roll it together, secure the wrap and then pan sear in a cast iron frying pan (on medium heat) that was prepared by wiping oil in the bottom of the pan with a paper towel. It will take about 2 minutes on each side or until it has a light brown crisp outside.

They look and taste amazing!!

For mine, I did about 1 – 1 1/2 tablespoons of ranch and then layered on the spinach, quinoa, and tomatoes. I don’t believe that I added onions into this batch, but they make a wonderful addition.

You can cook up your chicken however you like it best or just use leftover chicken! For mine, I created a rub of salt, fresh cracked peppercorn, paprika, sage, onion powder, garlic powder, and just a hint of cayenne pepper (just enough to deliver the taste but not the heat) then I pan seared the chicken until it had a nice crispy outside with tender insides. It was mouthwatering! Mmmmm πŸ™‚

Just another close up because gosh it looks good!

I actually didn’t add any oil to the pan, but instead just relied on my pan being extremely well seasoned. They turned out beautiful with a perfect crispy outside.

As you can see, I added in a small chef’s salad to go with the wraps. Unpictured is the blueberry lemonade (<– Recipe!) that I also made to go with the meal. It was a perfect summer lunch for a nice sunny day.

Make it and enjoy it!

xx

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Drinks

Blueberry Lemonade

A cool refreshing drink to enjoy during the summer is a nice tall glass of homemade lemonade made with real sugar. Β Lemonade has never been one of my favorite drinks unless it was homemade mixed with some fruit; and what better fruit to add than blueberries? This is such a simple and quick recipe!

I did actually start this post and edited all my pictures on Sunday when it was suppose to go live. Oops! I guess I could blame it on the fact that I worked all weekend and have been picking raspberries like crazy! (ready to start experimenting with raspberry desserts!)

Recipe

1/2 Cup Sugar

1 – 1 1/2 Blueberries

3/4 Cup Fresh Lemon Juice

6 Cups Cold Water

Instructions

Combine the sugar and one cup of water in a
saucepan over medium heat; stir until the
sugar is dissolved. Mix in the blueberries and
bring to a boil; reduce heat and allow it to
simmer until the blueberries have broken
down. It will take about 3-5 minutes. Strain
the mixture through a cheesecloth or mesh
strainer. Mix the strained mixture with the
lemon juice and five cups of water in a large
pitcher. Serve over ice and enjoy.

I hope you enjoy this amazing lemonade! Until next time!

Breakfast · Desserts

Delicious Blueberry Scones

What could be better than a delicious blueberry scone to go along with a tall glass of iced tea during the summertime? Or perhaps with a steaming hot cup of vanilla chai tea during a cold snowy afternoon?

I’ve been wanting to make scones for a very long time, but just hadn’t found the time. I had the day off of work and decided that it was a stay in the kitchen and bake all day kind of day, and that is exactly what I did.Β This is a recipe that I got from my grandfather. It was originally an Orange Cranberry Scone recipe and I adapted it to blueberry scones. Because if I’m honest, I’ve been a little obsessed with blueberries of late.

It’s a super simple recipe, extremely easy to make, and so very good for eating! So do try them! I may be just slightly obsessed with them! πŸ˜‰

Delicious Blueberry SconesΒ (Click for Recipe)

Bakes Scones

Just look at how gorgeous they are! Perfect with a hot cup of tea! Winter or summertime! πŸ˜‰

Flour Mixture

To start these delicious scones you whisk or sift the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and orange zest together.

Orange and Zester

If you’re lacking an orange you can truly use any type of citrus fruit that you might have on hand. When I made this recipe last I actually used the zest of a grapefruit. You couldn’t tell the difference!

Grated Butter

Next you are going to grate the frozen butter right into the dry mixture. It helps to dip the butter into the flour mixture so that your hand does not get as greasy.

Mixed with Blueberries

Now mix those delicious blueberries into your flour mixture! So good and so gorgeous! Hey, did I mention I might be a little obsessed with blueberries? They’re good in just about anything! Homemade blueberry ice cream would be a real treat… Blueberry pancakes, blueberry smoothies, blueberry lemonade (hint hint recipe coming soon)… You get the point! I love blueberries, and the funny thing is that I didn’t use to like them. As they say taste changes the older you get!

Ready to cut Scones

 

Total accident when it came to getting the dough in that perfect circle inside that perfectly round little circle on the mat! I promise that it just happened, but it happened perfectly. So who’s complaining? Certainly not me! It does my CDO Good! πŸ˜‰

Cut Scones

Cut the dough into triangles and they’re ready to pop into the oven! Don’t forget the buttermilk and coarse sugar (if you’ve got it. regular sugar is just fine too, but let’s be honest, the coarse sugar is much prettier).

Ready to Bake 2

They’re not even cooked yet, and they look amazing! This is definitely a recipe that I’ll be keeping close by! A true comfort food.

Bake them at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes and you will have yourself a beautiful tasty warm scone in no time! Just don’t forget to brew yourself up a pot of tea to go along with them! And for the coffee lovers… The scones go great with coffee as well! You don’t have to take my word for it, just try it! You’ll see for yourself!

Baked Scones 2

Just looking at these pictures is making me want to make another batch of them tonight! But alas, it shall have to wait as I have already been baking in the kitchen earlier tonight.

I hope that you all enjoy this recipe and do let me know if you decide to try it out! This is my first post so also let me know if I could do something better. My plan is to post once a week for sure on Sunday nights and eventually move that up to twice times a week so that you always have some fresh new recipes to try!

Delicious Blueberry Scones

Ingredients

1 3/4 Cup all purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp sugar

Grated zest of 1 orange

1 stick butter (1/2 cup), frozen and grated

1/2-3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

3/4 cup buttermilk

2 tbs coarse sugar

Directions

Whisk first five ingredients together, grater butter into dry mix, and make sure that it does clump together. Stir in buttermilk just until it holds together. Pat dough into circle, about 3/4 inch thick. Cut into eight triangles and place on parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush with additional buttermilk and sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.