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.