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Recipe of the Month
This filling can be used for pepper, summer squash or zukinni
cut squash in half length wise
scoop out seeds
fill with following mixture:
saute 1 lb ground beef/turkey with 1 onion diced
add 1 lb can of tomatoes
1/2 cp water and 1/2 cup rice
Worcestershire sauce to taste
simmer 15-30 mins till rice is tender
I add cheese as well, in and on top
Bake at 350 for 30 mins until squash is fork tender
Morning Glory Muffins
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups white sugar
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups shredded carrots
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
1 apple - peeled, cored and shredded
1 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the carrot, raisins, nuts, coconut, and apple.
In a separate bowl, beat together eggs, oil, and vanilla. Stir egg mixture into the carrot/flour mixture, just until moistened. Scoop batter into prepared muffin cups.
Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, chilled
1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1. Process first 4 ingredients in a food processor until mixture forms a ball.
2. Roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut with a 2-inch cookie cutter; place on lightly greased baking sheets.
3. Bake at 325° for 18 to 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Sprinkle with granulated sugar. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
- 2 lbs green seedless grapes
- 2 lbs red seedless grapes
- 8 ounces sour cream
- 8 ounces cream cheese , softened
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract , to taste
- wash and dry the grapes, do not cut .
- Mix the rest of the ingredients together and fold into grapes
- Chill and Enjoy!
Heat 2 tb butter plus 2 tbs olive oil in large pot
add 6 leeks cut into pieces and 1 med onion cut up
sweat for about 15 mins on med-low heat
(the onions not you)
Add in chunks
1 large winter squash ( butternut)
5 peeled potatoes
2 cups of celery (the butt and or leaves are good)
Thyme, parsley, 2 bayleaves, 2 garlic cloves, pepper
pour 10 cups of chicken stock into pot
(I use 5 Knorr bouillion cubes)
Cook until everything is soft
Puree in blender or with submersible blender
Delish. This is truly a dieters delight. Tastes like its made with heavy cream. Add a dollop of sour cream if you would like.
Great served with a side salad and garlic bread!
Lemon Diet Pie
graham cracker crust, if you use large size double the pudding..
1 8 oz low fat cream cheese mixed with 1/2 cup substitute sugar of your choice
1/2 container of cool whip, mix and put on bottom of pie crust.
mix lemon pudding with 1 1/4 cup mil and pour over cream cheese, add the rest of the cool whip and sprinkle with nuts that is optional..
If you use two packages of pudding only add 2 1/2 of milk...
(Have some extra turkey on me!!)
Cranberry Delight Spread
1 8 oz. pkg of cream cheese, softened
2 tbsp frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 tbsp of sugar
zest of 1 orange
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup of finely chopped dried cranberries
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans, optional
garnish with small mint leaf, optional
1) In a small mixing bowl beat cream cheese, orange juice concentrate, sugar, orange peel & cinammon on medium speed until fluffy.
2) Stir in cranberries & pecans. Refrigerate at least one hour. Garnish as desired.
Makes 12 servings.
|Copycat Chi-Chi's Baked Chicken Chimichangas
This recipe is easy to make using leftover chicken. Feel free to
substitute cooked ground beef or chopped steak.
2 1/2 cups chicken, cooked, shredded
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tablespoon chili powder
16 ounces salsa
1/2 teaspoon cumin
pinch of salt
6 − 10 inch flour tortillas
1 cup refried beans
Olive oil (for basting)
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. In a large saucepan, saute
onion and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in chili powder, salsa,
and cumin. Stir in shredded chicken. Let cool.
Grease rimmed 15 x 10 x 1 baking pan. Working with one tortilla at
a time, spoon a heaping tablespoon of beans down center of each
tortilla. Top with a scant 1/2 cup of the chicken mixture. Fold up
the bottom, top and sides of tortilla; secure with wooden
toothpicks if necessary.
Place chimichangas in greased baking pan, seam side down. Brush all
sides with the oil. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and
crisp, turning every 5 minutes. Serve with sour cream and
Waldorf jello Salad
2 small or 1 lg strawberry jello
2 cups boiling water
1 1/2 cups cold water
chill til thickened
Fold in : 2 med unpeeledapples diced
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Pour into 6 cup mold or pan of choice
Chill till set
Serve with a dollop of the following sauce
2 (8oz) lemon yogurt, 1Tbs brown sugar and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon mixed together
(zukinni or summer)
Follow the stuffed pepper cups recipe offered earlier
For a variation I cut a squash down the middle making 2 even "boats"
scoop out the seeds of the squash
put the squash on a cookie sheet and par-cook at 375 degrees
Saute minced onion, chopped celery and some mild or hot sausage meat (opt)
drain well and add some prepackaged stuffing mix
mix well add a few drops of liquid if too dry
stuff squash and sprinkle top with cheese
Bake at 350 until fork tender
My daughter in law got my brain going today as she asked about freezing bread bowls.
Because it seems to hot for chili and soup they did not seem usable.
Take the cap off and scoop out the inside bread leaving a thin wall
brush inside with garlic butter and bake uncovered at 350 for about 15 mins to crisp up the inside
Fill with your favorite salad, Chicken, egg, ham, ceasar, chef etc etc
MARINATED CHICKEN WINGS
Mix together: 1/2- bottle of soysauce
1/4+ bottle of teriaki
2 TBS lemon juice
1 clove crushed garlic
1 TBS brown sugar
1 TBS oil,
1/2 tsp+ ground ginger Pour over chicken wings in a ziplock bag or big bowl Bake at 325 degrees and broil to brown VERY GOO
LUSCIOUS LEMON JELLO CAKE
This is a wonderful light spring desert that gets raves!!
Mix in mixing bowl: 4 eggs, 3/4 cup water, 1 pkg lemon jello ~ mix on low for 4 minutes
Add: 1 pkg of lemon cake mix ~ mix 1 minute
Add: 1/2-3/4 cup veg. oil ~ mix 2 minutes on high
Pour into greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes
Mix 1 and 1/2 cup confectioners sugar with 4 TBS of lemon juice
Poke holes in hot cake and pour syrup over
Saute' 1/3 cup of diced onion
add and cook with 1 lb of ground beef
Add 1 1lb can tomatoes , 1/2 cup water,1/2 cup rice and 1tsp++ worchester sauce
Cover and simmer
Fill cored and deseeded peppers to top and put in a greased baking dish
Top with shredded cheese or stir 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar into beef mixture
Cook at 350 degrees for 20-25 mins
(You can precook the peppers, but I like them a tad crisp. Also you can just cut the peppers in strips and put in the bottom of the dish and put the meat mixture on top sprinkled with cheese).