Thursday, November 6, 2008

Apple Cranberry Cookie Cobbler

Apple Cranberry Cookie Cobbler

4 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
1-16oz. can whole berry cranberry sauce
1/3 c. packed brown sugar
3 tbs. Flour
1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 - 18oz. pkg. Refrigerated Sugar cookie dough (put in freezer)
Preheat oven to 400. Peel, core, and slice apples using Apple Peeler, Corer, Slicer. Cut apples in half; place in Deep Dish Baker or Pie Plate. Combine cranberry sauce, sugar, flour, and cinnamon in 1 qt. Batter Bowl; mix well. Pour over apples; mix well with Super Scraper. Slice sugar cookie dough with Crinkle Cutter into 1/4 in. thick slices. (You may have leftover dough.) Arrange sliced dough evenly over apple mixture. Bake 30-35 minutes or until apples are tender and top is golden brown. Yield: 12 servings.

if you can't tell, this recipe is via pampered chef :) it's great for a fall treat!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Pumpkin Bread

3 1/2 c. flour
3 c. sugar
1/2 c. vegetable oil 1 tsp. salt
4 eggs
2 c. pumpkin
1/4 tsp. ginger
2 tsp. soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/3 c. water

combine dry ingredients with moist ingredients, mix well. Bake in 2 9x5x3 loaf pans at 350 degrees for 70 min., or until done. Cool before wrapping.

Easy Banany Nut Bread

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
3 mashed bananas
1 tsp soda
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
3/4 cup chopped nuts

Sift together flour, soda and salt. Cream shortening and sugar; add eggs and bananas. Add dry mixture gradually. When well mixed stir in nuts. Bake in well greased, floured loaf pan for 1 hour at 350 degrees.

(OR fill 12 muffin tins nearly full and cook about 20 min. and check-cover with foil to finish 5 more minutes)

Brownie Cookies

I can't wait to try these...

1 pkg. regular brownie mix
1/2 cup flour

Mix the brownie mix just like the directions say on the box. Add 1/2 cup of flour. Drop the dough on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Cranberry Pork Chops

I haven't tried this one yet either, but I will! Click on the recipe and it will enlarge it (and be easier to print).

Chicken Tortilla Soup

I haven't tried this yet, but it sounds really good. I got it on I'll let you know how it is after I make it!

shopping list

2 14-ounce cans chicken broth with roasted garlic
1 14-1/2 ounce can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes, undrained
2 cups shredded cooked chicken (about 10 ounces)
2 cups frozen (yellow, green, and red) peppers and onion stir-fry vegetables
1 cup tortilla chips
slice fresh jalapeno chile peppers (optional)


1. In a 3-1/2-or 4-quart slow cooker, combine broth, undrained tomatoes, chicken, and frozen vegetables.

2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 6 to 7 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 to 3-1/2 hours.

3. To serve, ladle soup into warm soup bowls and top with tortilla chips. If desired, top with chile peppers.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts per serving
Calories 181
Total Fat (g) 4
Saturated Fat (g) 1
Cholesterol (mg)36
Sodium (mg) 1383
Carbohydrate (g) 19
Fiber (g) 1
Protein (g) 18

Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

I also got spinach in my bountiful basket and it made me think of this yummy salad. I wonder if you could substitute the strawberries for peaches? hmmm...

shopping list

4 c. fresh baby spinach
1 pt. washed strawberries
1 sm. pkg. slivered almonds

1/2 c. sugar
2 T. sesame seeds
1 T. poppy seeds
1/2 tsp. minced onion
1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 c. oil
1/4 c. seasoned rice vinegar

Wash and tear spinach into bite-size pieces. Slice strawberries. Toast almonds. Dressing: Mix all ingredients together and shake or mix until sugar is dissolved. This makes plenty of dressing for a very large salad. Pour dressing on salad just before serving.

**I usually 1/2 the recipe and I hardly ever toast the almonds. It's still very, very good. :)

Jerk Chicken Salad (Pampered Chef)

This is more of a summer dish, but i had green onions, a red pepper, and a pineapple in my bountiful basket and thought this would be perfect! IT IS DELICIOUS!!

shopping list
1 TBSP Garlic Oil or Olive Oil
1 TBSP Jamaican Jerk Rub (you can purchase this from the pampered chef or just use your favorite spice... I was out of the JJR when I made it and it still tasted great with other spices.)
1 lb. chicken tenders
1 medium pineapple
3 green onions (white and light green parts only)
2 heads romaine lettuce**
1 can black beans
6 slices bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled
2 limes
1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
2 TBSP pineapple preserves (or pineapple/apricot) if anyone wants to make this dish i have a whole jar of pineapple preserves and you can have some...

Stove top
Mix together oil and spice.
Add chicken tenders; mix well to coat and set aside.
Slice pineapple into 1/4 in. slices.
Heat up your grill pan over med. heat.
Add chicken; cook 3-5 minutes on each side. Remove.
Add pineapple to pan. Cook 1 minute on each side. Remove.

Thinly slice Bell Pepper and Green Onions
Wash and chop lettuce. (for nice display, arrange 12 large leaves around a large serving platter, to serve salad in.)
Drain and rinse beans.

Juice 2 limes.
Zest one lime; add to juice.
Add 1/3 c. mayo
Add 2 TBSP. preserves
mix well.

Layer chopped lettuce, beans, bell pepper, chicken, pineapple, bacon and green onions over each lettuce leaf. Drizzle dressing over salad.

**You can substitute the salad with pasta, which is how I prefer it. DELISH!

ALSO, I forgot to thaw the bacon when I made it, it still tasted great. I think the key ingredient here is the dressing. :)


fun stuff for halloween!

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Granola Bars

I stole this from my friend's blog. It looked delicious!

5 cups of oatmeal, (put reg oatmeal in my blender to make it like flour! works like a charm)
1 cup of powdered milk
1 cup almonds (you might want to chop those so your kids cant tell they are there!)
1/3 cup sunflower seeds (optional)
1 cup honey
1/2 cup olive oil
1 tea spoon salt
1 tea spoon vanilla
1/4 cup of the the mini choc chips to sweeten it up a little bit! (optional)

if you use the olive oil first and then use the same measuring cup for your honey, the honey will come out really easy! Mix all together , it will be really crumbly, press it in to a cookie sheet really good and bake at 300 for 30 min if you want them crunchy and 20-25 min if you want them more soft and chewy! cut them in to squares right after they come out of the oven, then leave them in pan to cool and then you can put in container or zip loc bag! We love these!!!! (should make around 40) 1=118calories (about)