Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Orange Waffles

1 egg, separated

Beat egg white until stiff peaks form.

Mix yolk with:
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup orange juice
1/3 cup oil

1 cup whole wheat flour
1 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Add to wet ingredients, when mixed, fold in egg white.

Bake in pre-heated 8x8 waffle iron. Makes three waffles.

Oatmeal Muffins

Combine and soak together:
1 cup oats
1 cup sour milk
(if using quick oats, soak for 10-15 minutes- regular oats, soak overnight)

Then add:
1 egg
1/2 cup oil

Combine together:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder

Add to wet ingredients, stirring until just mixed.

Bake at 400 for approximately 12 minutes

Makes one dozen muffins.

Parmesan Potatoes

6 medium potatoes
into quarters or sixths, lengthwise

6 Tbsp butter

6 Tbsp parmesan
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic
1 tsp parsley
pepper to taste

Heat oven to 425.

Melt a little butter on a cookie sheet. Dip the potato slices in butter, then coat in parmesan mix.

Place on cookie sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes, turning once.

Cheesy Rice

Saute together:
1 onion, chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
1 carrot, chopped

Mix with:
2 1/2 cups brown rice, uncooked
5 cups water
2 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp chicken boullion
salt, pepper, garlic, and parsley to taste

Bring to a boil and simmer on low for approximately 40 minutes.
When the rice is done, add:
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded

Stir until cheese is melted.

Zucchini Bread

This is the recipe I got from my general manager at Borders.

3 cups white flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking powder

3 eggs, beaten
1 cup oil
2 cups sugar
2 cups zucchini, shredded

Add dry ingredients, and mix until blended.

Pour into two loaf pans, and bake at 325 for approximately one hour.


1 1/2 cups cornmeal
1 1/2 cups white flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup lard, butter, crisco, or olive oil

1 1/2 cups milk
2 large eggs

Pour into greased 9x13 or large cast-iron skillet.
Bake at 425 for 16-18 minutes.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Mulled Cranberry

I was a little skeptical, but tried it anyway and absolutely fell in love! I've finished off the gallon of it we made today...

1 can cranberry juice concentrate
1 can cranberry/raspberry juice concentrate
3 quarts of water

Mix in a 5-quart pot and set to simmer on the stove with:
5-10 whole cloves
2-3 cinnamon sticks, broken up

Simmer for at least an hour and serve warm.

Add a splash of red wine to your mug, if you're so inclined.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Pico de Gallo

Since I am not a salsa fan, due to the disagreement of peppers and my stomach as to which is more powerful, I decided to adapt a few things and come up with my own recipe.


Super-Mild Pico de Gallo
6 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2-3 cloves garlic, pressed
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped

Mix. Eat with chips. Enjoy.

For Mild add:
1 green pepper, chopped

For Regular add:
2-3 jalapenos, seeded and chopped

I don't even want to think about how it would get hotter...

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Easy Cream of Chicken and (Wild) Rice Soup

Saute together:
Two cloves of garlic
One large carrot
One large onion
One-Two celery stalks
One-Two chicken breasts

When cooked, add:
Two cans cream of mushroom soup
One can mushrooms
One cup of rice (plain or wild)*

Salt and pepper to taste.

*One cup rice, two cups water. Simmer till done.

I discovered during an episode of Rachel is hungry, what leftovers and other things are in the fridge to eat? that this tastes almost exactly like the Chicken and Wild Rice soup I used to get all the time at Panera.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Scrumptious Salmon Sandwiches

Scrumptious Salmon Sandwiches
Enough for four patties
1 lg can of salmon (12oz I think)
1 tbsp dried basil
½ tsp dried garlic (or two cloves sautéed in the butter)
½ to 1 tbsp butter
A dash of salt, pepper and parsley

Mix all together, bearing in mind all dried spices measurements are approximates.
They don’t stick together well, I’m assuming a tbsp of flour might help but I don’t know how that would taste.
Separate and shape in four patties and bake for 25 minutes at 350, or until looking slightly dry on top.

Serve patties on bread with cheese and sliced cucumber on top.

And remember there will be bones in the salmon can, they are good for you. I pick them out, crush them, and put them back in.