Saturday, September 11, 2010

French Toast

Note to self: the key to delicious french toast is to use real french bread and in the egg mixture add some vanilla cinnamon and nutmeg! Such a great lunch!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The kitchen sink muffins!


No these muffins do NOT taste like the kitchen sink. They are super versitile! Thanks to my good friend Beth for the original version.

Beth's Basic Buffin (wanted to use some illiteration)

1 1/4 c flour
3/4 oats
1/2 c sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c milk
1/3 c butter
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3/4 any fruit-dried, fresh frozen

Combine dry. Add to wet. Mix Bake in greased muffin pans @ 400 for 15-20 minutes.
**Note- I made mine in paper cupcake liners and lost half the cupcake so greased pan may be best**

The muffin I made has some variations. No sugar, no butter, and a flour swap. Check it out!

Shay's Muffin Swap

1 1/4 whole wheat flour
3/4 oats
1/4 c flax seed meal
1/2 cup honey
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c milk
1/3 c apple sauce, all natural no added sugars
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c raisins
1 banana

Combine dry. Add to wet. Mix Bake in greased muffin pans @ 400 for 15-20 minutes.

Which ones will you try??
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Freezer to table in 30 minutes!!

I needed some guidance for dinner tonight so I put it out to my facebook friends. Silly I know, I consider myself to be quite comfortable in the kitchen, but have been feel less interested in cooking and baking. Well, tonight I did both. Firstly, I'd like to thank my friend Linda who game the suggestion for tonight's dinner. And really it's just chicken and pasta but it was so fast and easy!

Here is exectly what she said:

"Cut breasts nice and thin, dredge in flour, salt, pepper and garlic. Cook in a pan with a little olive oil till crispy and serve over pasta drizzled with olive oil and sea salt... or just salt if you don't have it... easy!"

And that was my dinner, along with a side of lightly steamed spinach.




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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Dinners

Yes, dinners....plural.

Reese requested squids for dinner and Blake obliged. I on the other-hand have a healthy indulgence!

Squids are made by simply cutting up a hotdog in thirds and sticking long noodles through completely. Boil until noodles are done, serve with melted cheese or ketchup. In honor of St Patty's Day I dropped some green dye into the biscuit mix and their applesauce. They thought I was the coolest mom!

I have now had this dinner 2 nights in a row!

2 Hand fulls of spinach
1/4 mandarin oranges
1 oz feta cheese, I use reduced fat
2-4 oz chicken
1-2 Tbsp pecans or walnuts
1 Tbsp poppy seed dressing

Here's the secret. I watered down my poppy seed dressing. A serving of the dressing (which it happens to be my most favorite) is 2 TBS but has more than 200 calories. Why even eat a salad. If you water down the 1 TBS of the poppy seed dressing you reduce the calories significantly without losing the taste. Try it!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Stuff I made....

Noodles made on my new kitchen-aid noodle maker
whole wheat pizza dough with super yummy healthy toppings
cinnamon rolls that taste as good as they look...if not better!
caramels, toffee, and cake truffles

What recipe do you want?