Today celebrates the power of the oven! World Baking Day encourages baking as a way to say thanks to friends or loved ones, or to just avoid eating out for one night…Eddie and I asked you for your favorite baked desserts, and here’s some of what you told us:

  • Peach Cobbler
  • M&M Cookie Bars
  • Caramel-filled brownies
  • Ho-Ho cake
  • Strawberry Angel Food Cake
  • Mint Chocolate Chip Brownie Pie

and for favorite baked main courses:

  • Lasagna
  • Scalloped potatoes
  • Chicken Enchiladas
  • Pizza Spaghetti
  • Chicago Deep Dish Pizza
  • Diana Tocheff’s famous chicken bake (see recipe below)

I slow boil the boneless Chicken Breast in a mixture of white vinegar, water, garlic, pepper, and other spices for approx. 30 minutes. Remove the chicken. In a large mixing bowl, I mix 2 cans of Cream of Chicken soup, 16 oz sour cream, 2 cups of finely shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, salt, pepper and grounded garlic to taste. Mix well. In a large baking dish, butter the bottom and sides with butter. Add enough of the soup mixture until bottom is covered. Place cooked Chicken Breast on top. Add rest of soup mixture covering the chicken. Top with Plain Panko Bread crumbs. Cover with foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-45 minutes. Serve and Enjoy!!!! Makes great left overs or you can freeze it…

Our Word of the Day is PANJANDRUM (pan-JAN-drum), a noun meaning a pretentious or self-important individual.

Thanks for listening!