Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Fresh Squeezed Orange Muffins

Preheat Oven:425
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: Approximately 20 minutes

2 cup Self-Rising Flour
1/1 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla flavor
1 cup of milk (a little more or less) 
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg


1. Mix dry ingredients
2. Stir in egg, oil, vanilla, milk, and orange juice.
3. Mix well
4. Pour into prepared muffin pans 
5. Bake for 15- 20 minutes or until nicely golden 

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Easy Cherry Cobbler a'la mode

Preheat Oven: 350 degrees
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes

2 Cans of Cherry Pie filling
1 Yellow Cake Mix
1-2 Cups of Oatmeal
1 Cup of melted Margarine or Butter
Vanilla Ice Cream
Walnuts in Syrup(ice cream topping)

1. Pour pie filling into casserole dish.
2. Spread Cake mix over pie filling.
3. Spread oatmeal over cake mix
4. Drizzle melted margarine over entire cobbler.
5. Bake for 35 minutes at 350 degrees.
6. Top with ice cream and walnuts.


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Helpful Hints~Vegetables & Side Dishes

  • When preparing a casserole, make and additional batch to freeze. Your back-up meal is always secure.
  • A sprinkle of salt or flour in the pan before frying will keep hot oil from splattering.
  • A drop or two of lemon juice added to simmering rice will keep the grains separated.
  • Clove, garlic, and pepper flavors get stronger when they are frozen.
  • Sage, onion, and salt get milder when frozen.
  • Cooked egg whites get tough when frozen.
  • Grill veggies along with your meat for an quick and easy side dish.
  • Store dried pasta, rice(except brown rice)and whole grains in tightly covered containers in a cool dry place.
  • Refrigerate or freeze grains if they will not be used within five months.
  • Play-up those buttered, cooked veggies with a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds, chopped nuts, canned french-fried onions, or slightly crushed croutons.
  • A little vinegar or lemon juice added to potatoes before draining will make them extra white when mashed.
  • To bake potatoes in a hurry place them in boiling water for 10-15 minutes. Pierce their skin with a for before baking in a preheated oven.
  • Avoid those tough beans or corn by adding salt about half way through cooking.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Herbed Yogurt Spread- Mayonnaise Alternative

Herb-Greek Yogurt

Are you looking for an healthy mayonnaise alternative if so Herbed Yogurt Spread might be the one for you!
In January, I was wanting to eat healthier but my husband was a hinder-er. Now the scales have tipped a little too much for him and he's really making dietary changes. So to answer his need for an alternative to mayonnaise I have this Herbed Yogurt Spread that is quite a yummy addition to your 3. It also takes that ordinary ham sandwich to being an extraordinary ham sandwich.

The ingredients are easy to find and the directions are so simple.
We've declared this recipe a winnner!

Herbed Yogurt Spread

Total time to prepare: 5 minutes
Yields: 1 3/4 cup

1 3/4 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
1/4 cup capers (rinsed and drained)
3 tablespoons lemon juice 
salt (dash..just to taste)

1. Puree yogurt, parsley and capers.
2. Add lemon juice just until smooth.
3. Season with salt.
Recipe thumbnail


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Veggie Pizza

Pizza Appetizer

This Veggie Pizza recipe is great for a party or your next get together.
 It offers light, fresh vegetables along with the rich cheeses all flavored  up with the perfect seasonings for a vegetable lover's dream come true. You will not want to skimp on quality when choosing your ingredients for this recipe. It's a dish served cold. It can be cut in typical pizza triangles or in smaller bite-size pieces for a great party appetizer.

Let's get our oven preheated and chop these veggies!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

2 packages refrigerated crescent rolls
1/2 cup salad dressing(Miracle Whip)
2  8-ounce blocks of cream cheese(softened)
1 envelope Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing mix
1/2 can Fire Roasted Tomatoes
Chopped, raw vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, purple hue onion, red pepper, green pepper, orange pepper, etc.)
Parmesan Cheese(grated)
Cheddar Cheese(grated)

1. Layout crescent rolls flat on large ungreased cookie sheet, press and pinch together.
2. Bake at 350 degrees until golden.
3. Spread the 1/2 can of tomatoes over crust return to oven for 3-5 minutes.
4. Mix together cream cheese, salad dressing, and dry dressing mix.
5. Spread cheese mixture over the top of cooled crust.
6. Layer chopped vegetables on top of cheese mixture.
7. Sprinkle Parmesan Cheese and Shredded Cheddar Cheese over vegetables.
8. Chill until serving.