Tuesday, February 9, 2010
2/3 cup maple-flavored syrup
2/3 cup raspberry jam or preserves
1 cup strawberries, cut into fourths
1 1/2 cups Bisquick mix
1/2 cup granola
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups milk
3 Tbs. vegetable oil
1 container (6 oz.) strawberry yogurt
In a 1 1/2 quart saucepan, heat syrup and jam to boiling, stirring occasionally. Stir in strawberries; remove from heat and keep warm.
Heat waffle iron; grease with shortening if necessary (or spray with cooking spray before heating). In medium bowl, stir all waffle ingredients until blended. Pour batter by 2/3 cupfuls onto center of hot waffle iron; close lid. Bake 2 to 3 minutes or until steaming stops and waffle is golden brown. Carefully remove waffle. Serve with sauce.
Note: you can use frozen strawberries if you don't have fresh. Also, you can use almost any flavor of yogurt in these waffles. Raspberry, vanilla and strawberry-banana are great alternatives.
Recipe from http://www.bettycrocker.com/
Monday, February 1, 2010
2 3/4 to 3 1/4 cups flour
1 package active dry yeast
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup warm water (120-130 degrees)
2 Tbs. cooking oil
In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 1/4 cups flour, yeast and salt. Add water and oil. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 3o seconds, scraping bowl. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Stir in as much of the remaining flour as you can. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead in enough remaining flour to make a moderately stuff dough that is smooth and elastic (6 to 8 minutes total). (Or just do it all in the Kitchenaid, like I do.) Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. Shape into desired pizza shapes and bake at 425 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Spread sauce (recipe below) on hot crust and top with cheese and desired toppings. Bake for 10-15 minutes more or till bubbly.
Combine all ingredients.
Note: For a quick lunch or dinner, make dough and shape into small circles (personal pan size) and bake 12-15 minutes or til golden brown. Do not add sauce or toppings. Let cool and place in freezer bags and freeze. For a quick meal, take out of freezer, top with sauce and toppings and bake at 425 degrees till cheese and melted and bubbly.
Mozzerella Cheese (or the pizza blend)
Toppings, i.e. pepperoni, ham, etc., diced
Make or thaw your pizza dough. Divide it into 12 pieces. Grease a muffin pan with shortening or cooking spray. Evenly press each piece of dough in bottom and up side of each cup. Spoon a tablespoon or so of sauce in the bottom of the prepared cups. Add a generous pinch of cheese, and desired toppings. Bake in a 425 degree oven for 10-15 minutes, or till cheese is melted and crust is golden brown. Remove pizza muffins from pan and serve.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
4 salmon fillets (or enough for your family)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons molasses
1 tablespoon brown sugar
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
1 pound fingerling potatoes or Yukon gold potatoes, cut into thin strips
2 cups haricots verts or fresh green beans
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Coat a large roasting pan and large baking sheet with cooking spray.
Season salmon with salt and pepper and place in prepared roasting pan. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, molasses, brown sugar, and garlic. Pour mixture over salmon in pan. Arrange oranges over salmon, set aside.
Arrange potatoes and haricots verts on baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Roast salmon and vegetables for 20 to 25 minutes, until fish is fork-tender and potatoes are golden brown and tender. Remove from oven.
Note: You can also serve this with asparagus instead of the haricots verts (aka green beans). Just prepare them the same.
Recipe from Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller from Food Network (http://www.foodnetwork.com/)
1 (16-ounce) bag semisweet chocolate morsels
1 cup store-bought caramel sauce
1/2 cup milk (preferably not skim)
Assortment of "dunking" ingredients:
Angel food cake, cut into cubes
Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in a large bowl set over simmering water or in the microwave for a few minutes on HIGH (stirring every minute). Stir in the caramel sauce and milk until blended and smooth.
Remove from the heat and transfer to a serving bowl. Arrange the fruit, cake, and other goodies around the chocolate mixture and start dunking!
Recipe from Quick Fix Meals with Robin Miller from Food Network (www.foodnetwork.com)
Sunday, March 29, 2009
1 med. onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 Tbsp. Chili powder
1 8-oz. can tomato sauce
1 small can chopped ripe olives
6 corn tortillas, lightly buttered
2 cups (1/2 lb.) cheddar cheese, shredded
2/3 C. water
Saute ground beef, onion and garlic. Add seasonings, olives, and tomato sauce. In a round 2-qt. casserole dish, alternate layers of buttered tortillas, meat sauce, and 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheese on top of tortillas. Pour water at edge, into bottom of casserole. Cover and bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 30 minutes. Makes four generous servings.
2 cloves minced garlic
1 15-oz. can cream of chicken soup
1 packet of dry italian dressing
4-5 frozen chicken breasts
8 oz. cream cheese, warmed and cut up into chunks.
Mix cream of chicken soup and dressing mix, chicken broth, and garlic together in a bowl. Place chicken in crock pot and pour mixture over it. Cook on low for approximately 4-6 hours. 30 minutes before serving, cut up or shred the chicken and add the cream cheese. Put the lid back on and turn crock pot to high. Cook until cream cheese is melted. Stir before serving. Serve over rice or pasta.