Thursday, August 18, 2011

Oatmeal Berry Muffins

1 c. old fashioned oats
1 c. unsweetened applesauce
1/2 c. milk
1 egg
2 tbsp. oil
3/4 c. whole wheat flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 c. sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c mixed berries ( blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries)

Mix together. do not overmix. Fold in berries. Bake 375 for 15-20.
**** I think it needs 1 tsp salt added......But very good...good breakfast...

Moroccan Lamb Burger with Spiced Yogurt

1 1/2 lbs ground lamb
1 egg
1/4 c whole wheat bread crumbs
1/2 c finely chopped dates
1/2 c. finely chopped onion
1/4 c. finely chopped black olives
3 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
3 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
1 tbsp mincedd garlic
1 tsp cumin
pinch red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp chili powder

Mix ingred. together. Shape into patties. Preheat grill to high. Cook burgers 6 min per side. Top with yogurt.

3/4 c yogurt
1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

**I didn't add cilantro...issues in the family :)......Also watch on grill, ours took less than 6 min.
Awesome.....have on pitas or thin buns.

Yum Yum Balls

1/2 c peanut butter
2 c. unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 c. chopped cashews
1 tbsp. orange juice
1/2 c. chopped dates
1/2 c. raw sunflower seeds
1/4 c. honey
1/2 c. raisens

Mix all together and form into balls. Enjoy!! Good for snack for kids.
***Can exchange ingred. raisens for mini choc chips, etc.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Best Brownies

1/2 c. butter, melted
1 cup. sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 c. flour
1/3 c cocoa
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c. chopped nuts.

Heat oven to 350. Greast 9 " square pan. Stir together butter, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt, gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in nuts. Spread into pan. Bake 20-25 min, until brownies pull away from side of pan. Cool, frost with Creamy Brownie Frosting

Creamy Brownie Frosting

3 tbsp butter, softened
3 tbsp cocoa
1 tbsp corn syrup or honey
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 c. powdered sugar
1 to 2 tbsp milk

Beat butter, cocoa, honey, and vanilla. Add powdered sugar and milk, beat to spreading consistency.
ENJOY. Make a double batch for 13 x9 will eat them!! :)

Monday, January 31, 2011

Awesome Chicken Salad

3 Chicken Breasts
2 cloves garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
4 roma tomatoes, chopped
1 14oz artichoke hearts, quartered
1 2.25 pitted sliced olives
1/2 tsp italian seasoning
1/ tsp black pepper
2 c romaine
1 c feta cheese
1/3 c. basil leaves, chopped

Cook chopped chicken breasts with garlic in olive oil. Add tomatoes, artichoke hearts, olives, and seasonings. Bring to a boil. Put romaine and feta on plate. Add portion of chicken mixture. Sprinkle basil on top.
**A perfect healthy lunch!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Cappuccino Doughnut Bars

For the dough layer:
1 1/4 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. cocoa powder
2 tbsp. instant espresso powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 c. buttermilk
4 tbsp butter, melted

For cheesecake layer:
2 pkg cream cheese
1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
1/4 c. coffee flavored liqueur
1 c. chopped chocolate covered coffee beans

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 9x 13 pan. Whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa, espresso powder, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. Stir in buttermilk and butter until combined. Spread evenly into pan.
Beat cream cheese and sugar until combined. Add eggs and liqueur, beating until smooth. Pour over doughnut layer.
Bake cheesecake until set, about 25 min. Let cool slightly. Sprinkle with chocolate covered coffee beans. Refrigerate until cool, cut into squares, and serve.

*****I used Kahlua coffee liqueur flavored syrup. This is awesome with a cup of coffee!!!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010


6 c oats
1 1/2 c. nuts
1/4 c brown sugar
1 c. sesame seeds
1/2 c. oil
1/2 c. honey.

Mix dry ingred. Add oil and honey. Mix. Spread on greased cookie sheet. Bake 359 for 10 min. Stir. 10 min more. Set to c ool.

*** I take 1 1/2 c nuts and 1 c. sesame seeds and instead do 2 1/2 c. of nuts, fruit, and sesame seed mix. Works great