Friday, September 28, 2012

Pumpkin Scones in time for Fall!

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup cold, cubed butter
1 egg
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/3 milk (or soy milk)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Mix all of the dry ingredients together. Cut in butter until crumbly.
Mix in wet ingredients until dry are moistened.
Roll onto a cutting/bread board and knead 10 times.
Form into a 10 inch round and cut into wedges.
Lay on cookie sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes.
Top with powder sugar or icing.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Dried Fruit Snacks

This little puppies take no time to make and are great snacks!

2/3 cups of whole almonds
1/4 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1 bag of assorted dried fruit
2 tbsp honey

Put the almonds in the food processor first and process them down to a mince.
Take half of the almonds out. Add in the fruit and coconut, process until everything is the same size.
Add honey and process until blended.
Scoop out 1 inch balls, roll in remaining almonds and store in an air tight container.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Panzanella Salad

Cut up a loaf  of hearty, day old bread into cubes. Dice up four tomatoes, the same size dice as the bread. Slice a half of red onion, thinly. Toss all the ingredients with olive oil and balsamic vinegar until wet.

 Let the salad sit for better flavor, but feel free to eat it right away!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Taco Pie

1 lb of ground turkey
1 can of corn
1 jar of picante sauce
1 box of Jiffy corn bread mix

Brown the turkey
Add a drained can of corn, the jar of sauce and mix
Pour into casserole dish and topped with prepared corn bread batter
Bake at 375 for 20 minutes or until browned

Saturday, September 15, 2012

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Crockpot Lasagna

Oh so easy!
1 lb of ground beef or turkey
1 can diced tomatoes
1 jar of spaghetti sauce
1 cup of ricotta cheese
1 egg
1 cup mozz cheese
a package of lasagna noodles

Brown the meat, drain the fat and mix in the sauce and canned tomatoes. Place a small amount of sauce on the bottom of the crock pot. Break noodles to fit in the pot, layer a double layer of noodles. Mix ricotta and egg together. Top noodles with sauce then a third of the ricotta mixture and a sprinkle of mozz. Top with double layer of noodles, then sauce then ricotta mixture and mozz. Layer one more time until you are out of ingredients. Set crock pot for 6 hours and cover with lid.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Chewy Banana Chips

These are just too addictive! 
Take your over ripe bananas ( I used 5) and slice them thin.
Squeeze about 2 tsp of fresh orange juice over them and toss to evenly coat.
Bake in an oven at 225* for about a hour or until golden, carmely brown.

Store in an air tight container....Enjoy!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Bacon Jam is as awesome as it sounds!
This recipe is crazy easy and make the house smell great.
Get out your crockpot but leave the lid in the cabinet.

Start with a pound of bacon, sliced into inch pieces. Brown them all and save about a tbsp of fat to saute the onions. Dice up two red onions and saute in the fat. Add 1/2 cup cider vinegar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup maple syrup and 3/4 cup brewed coffee and bring to a simmer. Add the bacon back in, stir and transfer to the crockpot. I like the crockpot better than a pot on the stove because I am a champ at scorching stuff!

Let it all cook down in the crock pot for 4 hours, uncovered. Put the mixture in the food processor and pulse  until just chunky enough but spreadable. Put in airtight containers and store in the fridge up to 4 weeks...if it lasts that long!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Baked Egg Avocado

Preheat the oven to 375 and follow the pics below.
Bake to the egg dippiness you like :)