Baking Baker's
This is one of our new favorite recipes...It's good ole country cooking which stem from our roots. I found this recipe on and I promise you it will not disappoint. We recently got back from vacation in cold Colorado. The cold left me craving hearty winter foods. When I got home I started looking for a chili recipe and wanted to share it with you all today. I made a few modifications to the recipe so its a little different then the original but we both think its great.

What you will need....
1.5-2lbs of ground beef or turkey
1 large jar of tomato sauce
1 can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can of pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1/8 tsp of ground cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp of white sugar
1/2 tsp of dried oregano
1/2 tsp of ground black pepper
1tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp of ground cumin
1/4 cup of chili powder

How to cook.... Place meat in a large pot and brown over medium heat, then drain. Then combine in large pot tomato sauce, kidney beans, pinto beans, onions, cayenne pepper, sugar, oregano, ground black pepper, salt, cumin, and chili powder. Bring pot to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer and let sit for 1 1/2 hours.  * You can also cook this recipe in a crock pot. You need to first brown the meat and drain. Then, transfer meat into the crock pot and add other ingredients. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. So another wonderful recipe you can throw together in the morning and enjoy when you arrive home from work.

We had a tasty dinner on Monday night. We added some fritos, cheese, and sour cream to our individual  helpings of chili. I also made some corn bread which was a great touch to this delicious winter meal. Hope you enjoy!

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Baking Baker's
This is another yummy healthy recipe. This dinner is packed with flavor for only 252 calories per serving. Here is what you will need...
- 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
- 1 cup park skim ricotta cheese
- 1 cup of crushed tomato
- 4 slices of park skim mozzarella cheese

In a small bowl combine oregano, garlic power, half of your salt and pepper. Rub its all over the chicken. In a large skillet brown the chicken for about 3-4 minutes. Then move them to a 11 by 7 inch pan with cooking spray. Combine ricotta cheese and remaining salt and pepper and spoon over the chicken. Top with tomatoes. Bake for 15 minutes at 350. Top with mozzarella cheese and back 5-10 minutes longer. Then enjoy! Hope you enjoy another dinner from the Baker's Kitchen!

Baking Baker's
Such a yummy recipe that you can cook in the crock pot while you are at work! 
2 lbs of ground turkey
1 large sweet onion
2 cans 15oz of great northern beans
2 cans 15oz of kidney beans
2 cans of 10z tomato soup( I use Campbells healthy choice)
2 teaspoons of reduced sodium taco seasoning
2 teaspoons of chili powder

Brown ground turkey and sweet onion in a skillet. Then place in into the crock pot. Then add the other ingredients into the crock pot. Give it a good stir and turn it on low for 4-6 hours. Then you will have a tasty dinner awaiting you when you come home! 
Baking Baker's
Are you looking for a quick healthy, and very yummy dinner? How about trying Greek Pizza! My husband and I made this a few weeks ago and it was quite and tasty treat. We really enjoyed eating something so different from our usual routine of dinners. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did. 


4 Pita Breads 6inches a piece
1 cup of reduced fat ricotta cheese
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 package of fresh spinach
2 medium tomatoes diced (and I season them with balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper, olive oil, and Italian seasonings)
3/4 a cup of crumbled feta cheese
3/4 teaspoon of dried basil

How to make
Place pita breads on a baking sheet. Combine ricotta, garlic powder, and spread over pitas. Top with spinach and your seasoned tomatoes. Then place feta cheese on top with a sprinkle of basil. Bake at 400 for 12-15 minutes or until the bread is browned

Hope you enjoy my healthy 320 calorie dinner as much as we did! 

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Baking Baker's
I haven't blogged in forever and oh do I miss it! I am so sorry I have been away for so long. I am so excited to be back! I have a lot of recipes to share to get ready! Today I am sharing with you one of my families very favorite recipes. It is my grandmas Lemon Poppy Seed cake which she got from a dear friend many years ago! It is one of my personal favorites. I love how moist and is and how it has the right hint lemon in it, not too over powering I promise!
Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
1 yellow cake mix
1pkg of vanilla instant pudding mix
1 cup of oil
4 eggs
1tsp.almond extract
2 Tablespoons of poppy seeds
1 cup of hot water

Mix together dry ingredients then add oil, eggs one at a time, almond extract, poppy seeds, and hot water. Bake at 350 for forty minutes. Take out a bunt pan and make sure you grease and flour the pan prior to placing the batter into the pan. After the 40 minutes have passed. Take the cake out of the over and take a butter knife and go along the outside edges. Then take a plate and dump out the lemon cake hopefully into one piece.  Let the cake cool. While cake is cooling you need to drizzle the glaze on top of the hot cake. 

1 cup of powdered sugar
Juice from 1 lemon
1 teaspoon of almond extract
Mix together and pour over the hot cake! 

Hope you enjoy this family favorite as much as my family does! Happy Holidays! 

Baking Baker's
Mmmm...this is one of my favorite recipes of all times, White Chicken Chili. I got this recipe last year from my sister-in-law and I promise you I have made in at least a dozen times since them. It makes quite a large batch so I often will make a large pot and freeze half of it for a later date! Who doesn't like to come home from a long day at work to a meal that has already been cooked and all you have to do is re-heat it. I just love recipes like that, otherwise I find I get burned out of cooking fast. Hope you find this recipe as delicious as we do! 
What you need:
- 1 rotisserie chicken shredded
- 1 can of chicken broth
- 1 medium yellow onion chopped
- 1 1/2 tsp of garlic powder ( we really like garlic so we often will use minced garlic and a little more than 1 1/2 tsp but it is completely up to you and your liking!) 
- 1 Table spoon of olive oil
- 2 cans of great northern white beans
- 2 cans of green chili's 
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of cumin
- 1 teaspoon of oregano
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 1 cup of sour cream 
- 1/2 cup whipping cream 
- Frito's 
- shredded cheese 

In a stock pot place shredded chicken in the bottom of pot. Cover the chicken with chicken stock, the chopped yellow onion, garlic, and olive oil. Bring your pot to a boil and then add your beans, green chilies, salt, cumin, oregano, pepper, and cayenne. Let this simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes. Then add sour cream and whipping cream. Stir this together and let it simmer for a couple of minutes to thicken. Then fill a bowl with Frito's, top with chicken chili, sprinkle some cheese on top and you have yourself a wonderful hearty  Fall dinner! 

Baking Baker's
Well it's tradition on the Holiday side of my family that when we are all together we always have our Grandmothers famous Spaghetti and Meatballs for some meal, this meal typically lands on Christmas every year but occasionally I will get a hankering for her yummy meatballs. So a few Saturday's back I was cooking lots of meals for the week to get a head start. While cooking I started thinking hmmm... why not start a pot of meatballs. So I did.This recipe is very simple but it does take some time for the meatballs to cook.
This is what you will need...
1 lbs. of ground turkey
1/2 cup of cracker crumbs
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 medium onion chopped
1 clove of minced garlic
1/4 tsp red pepper
1 1/2 tsp parm cheese
Mix ingredients in a medium sized bowl with your hands. Form into small bowls making sure there are no cracks. Place in a medium size sauce pan and cover with red sauce. Cook on a low temperature for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Check to make sure they are cooked thoroughly and add to your favorite pasta for a delicious Italian meal!