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Italian Lemon Cake

This Italian lemon pound cake is a recipe that I'd had my eye on for a long time. I finally made it back in April! I skipped adding frosting but if you visit the original recipe it'll tell you how to make it. The glaze needed a lot more lemon juice than the recipe called for. I used 5 tablespoons of lemon juice and it was still very thick. The cake itself isn’t very lemony so you really do need either the glaze or the frosting to bring the lemon flavour to this recipe. I'm not complaining though, it was still really delicious! Italian Lemon Cake Adapted from My Recipe Confessions Makes 1 Cake Ingredients For the Cake 3 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter, softened 2 cups sugar 3 large eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup sour cream 4 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons lemon zest 1 teaspoon vanilla For the Glaze 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 5+ tablespoons lemon juice Directions Preheat the oven to 325F. Grease and flour a bundt or cake p

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup

I had one chicken breast left in the fridge that I needed to use up. But what can you do with just one breast? Then I remembered I also still had a lot of mushrooms left. When you don't know what else to do, make soup!

It’s been awhile since I made soup, and my kids like it. I like to put dried thyme in my creamy soups. It adds a really nice flavour, but be careful not to add too much or that’s all you’ll taste.

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Soup
Makes 4 servings

  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 3 cups mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste depending on your broth)
  • 2 cups low (or no) sodium chicken broth
  • ¼ cup brown rice, uncooked
  • 1 ½ cups 2% milk
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 8oz chicken breast, cooked and diced
  1. In a nonstick pot, fry the mushrooms and onions in oil over medium heat until they turn golden. About 5 minutes or so. If the pan gets dry, add a splash of broth (or more oil if you’re not concerned about the amount you’re using).
  2. Stir in the bay leaf and spices followed by the broth. Add the uncooked rice and simmer on medium low for about 15 minutes or until the rice is tender. Watch it and add more broth if needed.
  3. Once the rice is tender, stir in the milk. Mix the flour and sour cream in a bowl until smooth, then drizzle into the soup while stirring. Bring this up to a simmer and let it cook for a few minutes to thicken. Stir in the chicken and allow to heat through.


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