Recipes with Young Living Vitality Oils

Peppermint Brownies

Hello!

It’s  been nearly a year since my last post! Life has been full of some crazy twists and turns we didn’t see coming, but it’s a wonderful ride, and we are being rocket propelled towards some things we could only dream of, before!

I bring you a brand new, easy peasy recipe you can whip up in a few minutes, and with just a few drops of Peppermint Vitality, you can send this basic yet delicious recipe to a whole new level of taste bud pleasing dightfulness! This recipe is not very sweet, but it is rich in chocolate flavor, so you can serve up large portions and chow down on it , OR, you can plan to slice it into bite size pieces like fudge, and serve it to lots of folks. No judgement from me, you do you. 😂

This recipe is a household favorite, and easy enough for my 11 year old to throw together on her own. I love having my kiddos in the kitchen with me! I feel like cooking from scratch is kind of a lost art, and is often viewed as over complicated! My hope is that you will read my posts and feel inspired to get busy in the kitchen. 💜

Oh! How darling are these measuring dishes! My sweet hubby gave them to me for my birthday. 😍 They are by Pioneer Woman! (I make no income from mentioning these, I just have to share because they are so cute, and cute accessories in the kitchen can make a lady feel inspired.😎 )

* a fun little side note…. if you enjoy regular brownies, use all purpose flour, if you like cake texture, use cake flour, if you prefer chewy brownies, use bread flour. 😘

SUPPLIES:

  • baking dish/pan
  • 2 Mixing bowls
  • Sauce pan
  • Spoon
  • Whisk or mixer
  • Rubber spatula

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 sticks, or 1/2 pound of butter or 1 cup
  • 3.5 oz chocolate bar
  • 3 oz. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 TBSP coffee
  • 1 TBSP vanilla
  • 1 cup sugar ( we use raw)
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 TBSP  baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • 5 to 7 drops of Peppermint Vitality Essential Oil

Preheat oven to 350°

Step 1. Butter and flour your pan or baking dish. I’m using a 2 1/2 quart corning ware baking dish, but often use my 8 inch round metal cake pan.

Step 2.  Carefully chop the candy bar into chunks that will melt quickly.   Melt together, butter, 3/4 of the chocolate bar and unsweetened cocoa powder. Stir it often, and turn off as soon as everything is well incorporated. Allow to cool.20181115_201556

Step 3. Beat eggs, coffee, vanilla, and sugar.20181115_20225620181115_151529

Step 4. In separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder,  salt and walnuts. 20181115_201636

Step 5. Stir the cooled chocolate, butter mix together with the eggs mixture, incorporate well, and slowly sprinkle the dry mix into the wet as you stir continuously .  Add your peppermint drops,  and give it one last good stir!

 

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Step 6. Pour this thick batter into your baking dish and place into your preheated oven. Bake 20 minutes, and then tap it firmly about 10 times on your rack and bake about 5 to 8 minutes longer. You will know when it’s done by the cracks and tiny bubbles on the top!20181115_201332

Perfection!!! It’s a little gooey, a tad moist, the top and edges go a bit crisp and it’s scrumptious!

 

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Recipes with Young Living Vitality Oils

Easy Black Pepper Essential Oil Seasoned, From Scratch, Deconstructed Chicken Pot Pie

I am going to apologize for the lack of pictures in this one. I made this as comfort sustenance on a cold evening and it was solely intended for us to enjoy and never intended as a blog post, buuuut… it was so delicious that it was voted in as a post. So, here y’all go. 😂
I am, quite honestly, not a huge fan of chicken pot pie. It has never been a favorite of mine. I grew up eating those frozen boxed ones, baked in the oven and ultimatly burned on the edges, and the crust was blah and the filling was meh. Im a picky eater, I admit it. I own it. I’m okay with it. 😎 I need flavors, textures, smells, I need all my senses to be tended to. << which is a HUGE reason I was driven to learn to cook at an early age. Thankfully, I married a man who feels the same way! 🤣 I say ” chicken pot pie” and he says ” hmmmm, really???” 🤔 and then I add ” deconstructed pot pie, with puff pastry crust” and he responds ” this is me, leaning forward with interest”🍽 😂
Lamberts, “home of the throwed rolls”, makes a stellar chicken pot pie. The gravy is creamy the veggies and meat filling is abundant and the crust is flaky and not dry as a bone.  This was my inspiration for my homemade version.
Supplies:
2 quart kettle
Large deep skillet
Large spoon
Tonges or a fork
Cutting board
Knife
Baking sheet
Parchment paper
Rolling pin
**** please see my recipe for 15 minute puff pastry. You will want to make this ahead of time so it has plenty of time to chill. I typically make this a day or two ahead of when I will need it.
INGREDIENTS:
4 cups bone broth
1/4 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup flour
2-4 drops black pepper essential oil
3 cups shredded or chopped cooked chicken
2 cups EACH fresh green beans, frozen peas, diced carrots, potatoes
3 tbsp butter or ghee
Sea salt (optional)
Water to cover veggies in 2 quart kettle
DIRECTIONS:
1.Begin by placing all of your veggies into your kettle and your water, and bring to a boil until the potatoes are just so done. Don’t over cook this.
2.While your veggies are cooking, if you are using fresh chicken, slice and dice and brown lightly in butter or ghee. If using precooked, simply shred it or chop it and set it to the side.
3.In your large skillet, melt your butter or ghee, and sprinkle in just enough flour to make a thick goo. 😉 whisk this mess together until it begins to dry just a bit. Add your wine and whisk briskly to remove lumps, dump in the remainder of flour and follow with the bone broth. This needs to simmer about 5 minutes, or until thickened nicely, you can add a bit of water to thin it if need be. You will want to test taste for deliciousness, some bone broth has a saltier taste while some has less, so add enough salt to make it tasty to you. You will now add your black pepper essential oil, and whisk again. Add your chicken, stir well and remove the pan from the heat source and place a lid over it.
4. Your veggies should be done now, so drain them well and pour them into your gravy and meat mixture. Stir to combine and replace the lid and let this rest for 10 minutes.
5. While this rests, roll and cut your puff pastry and bake as directed in previous post.
6. Assembly and serving is simple. I placed a piece of puff pastry on the plate, poured a serving of the filling over, and topped it off with a second piece of puff.  I used some green onion snippings as garnish for the adults and some shredded cheddar for the kiddos.
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Recipes with Young Living Vitality Oils

Maple Syrup and Cinnamon Essential Oil Infused Butternut Squash

When the weather turns cooler…. aka, -75° 😂 I find myself reaching for those “heartier” foods, like squashes, and cinnamon, and such.

OK, truth is, I see Butternut squash in the produce section and my thought pattern goes, “yummy yum yum! Butternut squash soup! Oh! Baked with carrots and sweet potatoes ooooh lala! Let’s buy 3! Definitely making the baked squash, send the boy back a few I isles for maple syrup, he won’t mind, he loves his mommy 😎, I have cinnamon at home, the squash soup is totally happening, and the 3rd squash is just in case I think of another recipe for Butternut squash!! Yay! ” and this is how I wind up with 3 kinds of squash in my fridge. 😂 We live in the south, it’s not like we need heartier or spicier food to help keep us warm…. we just make a switch from hot dogs and corn on the cob to baked squash and chili. It’s how things are done. 😂😎

If you haven’t tried  Butternut squash, you should. It’s similar to sweet potatoes in taste but not mushy like sweet potatoes and darling, if you haven’t tried it as a soup, oh my! You definitely should! It’s delicious!  I reach for cinnamon all year round. It’s warm and delicious and has a way of just calming my soul. 😄 I also love the fact that Young Living gives me an authentic cinnamon in a ready to use form! Did you know that most of the cinnamon on the market is actually not even cinnamon😠 it’s actually a cheaper, easier to source, knock off that smells and tastes similar but has 0 of the actual good for you properties of cinnamon. Seriously,  I was absolutely horrified when I was enlightened by this information, ridiculous!

I used to find Butternut squash intimidating.  I grew up eating it as cut in half, baked in the skin with butter and cinnamon…. bless my heart, boy was I deprived. 😁 whew!

It’s hard to slice into… right? Let’s be honest, if you are a grownup , you NEED a good set of knives. Need. It’s necessary.  If you don’t have a proper knife, stop right here and call your friend who sell pampered chef, or go out and get you a set of sharp, proper knives. You are welcome, I can wait. 😘

The joy of squash, is that, while it has a flavor unique to its type, it also takes one the flavors it is combined with. You can take it sweet, salty, spicy, creamy and mild or savory. The choice for flavor is yours.  This recipe uses only the Butternut squash, however, I like to add in 2 handfuls of baby carrots and 4 small sweet potatoes, the texture change and slight taste difference is quite enjoyable, but you absolutely do not need to add these. 😁

 

SUPLIES:

Sharp knife

Cutting Board

Potato peeler

Baking dish

INGREDIENTS:

1 medium Butternut squash

3 drops of cinnamon

1/8 cup butter

1/8 cup maple syrup

1/8 cup brown sugar (optional but it does add richness)

**note… if you add the 4 small sweet potatoes, you will need a bit more butter and maple syrup. If you add the carrots as well, you will want to use 1 extra drop of cinnamon, 1/4 cup each of maple syrup, brown sugar and Butter.

DIRECTIONS:    preheat oven to 375°

1. You need to peel your squash. You can peel then slice, or slice then peel, peeling is a bit tricky till you get the hang of it, and slicing is super hard if your knife is dull, but easy with a sharp one. 😉 I peel the straight parts first, the slice in half and thenot half and half again, and the peel the thinner slices of the curvy part. Like so.20171101_171208_HDR

If you are adding sweet potatoes, peel and chop them into chunks. Carrots you only need to wash and pat dry.

2. Place your veggies into your baking dish, I love my pampered chef stoneware for recipes like this, it helps the food bake up nicely without getting all watery-juicy and gross.

3. Mix the Cinnamon with the maple syrup,  stirring to combine.

4. Slice your butter and distribute evenly over the top of your veggies in the baking dish, sprinkle the brown sugar all over, and then drizzle on the Mapple syrup and cinnamon mixture all over as well. (I add a little sprinkle of ground cinnamon for aesthetics sake 😚 )20171101_174248_HDR

5. Pop your dish of yum into your oven and bake for 30-45 (ovens vary so check doneness with a fork)20171101_191758_Burst01