Saturday, August 28, 2010

WW Apple Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

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Serves - 12
Pts - 2

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 cup Splenda
2 large egg whites, whole
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 small apples, peeled & grated

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon diet margarine

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 12 cup muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. In a large bowl, mix together applesauce, Splenda and egg whites; add vanilla and apples; mix well. Gradually add wet ingredients into the flour mixture. Stir just until dry ingredients are moistened. (Batter will be thick.) Evenly spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin tins.

In a small bowl, mix brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut in margarine until mixture is like coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over tops of mixture in each muffin tin.

Bake for 20 minutes in preheated oven or just until a wooden pick inserted in the
center of a muffin comes out clean.

Remove from oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes before removing the muffins. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition Information:
105 Cal., 1 g. fat, 2 g. fiber

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Old Bay Hot Crab Dip

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons OLD BAY® Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1 pound lump crabmeat
1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix cream cheese, mayonnaise, Old Bay and ground mustard in medium bowl until well blended. Add crabmeat; toss gently. Spread in shallow 1 1/2-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese and additional Old Bay, if desired. Bake 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Serve with assorted crackers or sliced French bread. Makes 3-½ cups.

Slow-Cooker Porcupine Meatloaf

In a large bowl combine:

1½ lb lean ground beef
½ cup uncooked minute rice
½ onion, chopped
1 T Worcestershire sauce
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1 egg

In a smaller bowl combine:

1 can tomato soup
½ cup chunky salsa
¼ cup water

When the meat mixture is combined, add ½ cup from the small bowl, and mix together. Shape into a loaf and fit it into your slow cooker. Pour rest of the small bowl on top and cook on low for 7-9 hours. Serve with a garden salad and cheese bread.

Hint: To make it easier to lift the loaf from cooker when done, use 1" wide folded strips of tinfoil, long enough to line the cooker bowl with extra hanging over the sides, and use as lifters when the loaf is done. (I use the new slow cooker liners)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Crumb Coffee Cake (like Hostess crumb cakes)

The Grandkids and I made this IT IS WONDERFUL!!!! this is definately a keeper!!!

1 box pudding-in-the-mix yellow cake (must contain pudding)

1  cup butter, softened
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
3 tablespoons cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla

Prepare the pudding-in-the-mix cake as directed on the box (usually 3 eggs, veggie oil, water). Pour into a greased/floured 9 x 13 pan.

Bake, as directed, but it is important to take it out 10 minutes before it is completed!( I use a glass 9x13 and bake for 25 minutes the first time and 15 minutes after you put the topping on)

While cake is baking, mix all the crumb ingredients into a very large crumb consistency.

Gently place the crumbs on the not-so-done cake. (It's OK if they fall into the batter). Warning: This will be lots of crumbs; it will most likely end up being a heavier crumb layer than cake...that is why my friends and family like it so much! (I try to put as much as possible on the outside edges and less in the middle)

Put the cake back into the oven for the additional 15 minutes (check with toothpick in middle)

Once cool, sprinkle with lots of powdered sugar (or prepare a simple glaze to drizzle over crumbs).
(I use a powdered sugar, vanilla and water glaze)

This was edited on 3/23/14

Colleen's Peanut Butter Icing

So simple and so good!

1-8 oz. Philadelphia Cream Cheese (softened)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar

Mix all together and spead on your cake or cupcakes! .

this would be YUMMY on chocolate cake or cupcakes!!
Thanks Colleen

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Artichoke Rice Salad

2 large Family size Chicken Rice a Roni

prepare as directed / let cool

green onions chopped - 3 to 4 stalks
green pimento olives chopped - as much as you like
marinated artichoke hearts - drained / chopped 1 jar

let rice cool down

mix all together - add mayo - again as much or less as you like


Peach Cobbler

Recipe courtesy The Neelys

•10 ripe peaches
•3 tablespoons almond liqueur
•1 teaspoon nutmeg
•2 cups brown sugar
•1/2 cup granulated sugar
•3 tablespoons corn starch

Biscuit Dough:
•2 cups flour
•1/4 cup granulated sugar, plus 1 1/2 tablespoons for the top
•1/2 teaspoon salt
•2 teaspoons baking powder
•1 stick butter, cubed and chilled
•3/4 cup buttermilk
•1 egg white, for washing
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine the peaches, liqueur, nutmeg, brown sugar, granulated sugar and corn starch. Mix together. Pour mixture into a 13-inch-by-9-inch casserole dish

Combine the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl and mix. Cut in the butter with a fork until the dough resembles sand. Slowly add the buttermilk until the dough comes together. You may not need all of the buttermilk.

Place the dough on a floured surface and knead it into a 13-inch-by-9-inch rectangle about 1/2-inch thick and place over the peach filling. Use egg white as a wash, brushing on top of dough. Sprinkle the 11/2-tablespoons of sugar on top. Cook the cobbler until the top is golden brown, about 40 minutes.


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Easy Parmesan Potato Wedges

This recipe can also be served with sour cream for dipping

1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 teasp paprika
1 teasp garlic powder
1/2 teasp salt
1/4 - 1/2 teasp pepper
4 potatoes unpeeled
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1) Preheat oven to 400F (204C)
2) In plastic bag combine first 5 ingredients.
3) Cut each unpeeled potato into 8 wedges. Dip wedges in oil and then shake in cheese mixture.
4) Place wedges on a baking sheet skin side down and bake at 400F (204C) for 30 - 40 minutes.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Autumn Punch

2 oranges
8 whole cloves
6 cups apple juice
1 cinnamon stick
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 cup honey
3 tablespoons lemon juice
2 1/4 cups pineapple juice
How To:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stud the whole oranges with cloves, and bake for 30 minutes.
In a large saucepan, combine the apple juice and cinnamon stick. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in the nutmeg, honey, lemon juice, and pineapple juice.
Serve hot in a punch bowl with the 2 clove-studded baked oranges floating on top.

Black Eyed Pea Cornbread

This can be cut into small squares and servers as an appitizer or served as a meal with a salad

1 pound ground pork sausage (I use mild)
1 medium onion, diced
1 cup white corn meal
½ cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup buttermilk
½ cup vegetable oil
1 (15 oz) can black-eyed peas, drained
2 cups (8 oz) shredded Cheddar cheese
¾ cup cream-style corn
¼ cup chopped pickled jalapeno peppers
1 (4.5 oz) can chopped green chiles
Cook sausage and onion in a skillet, stirring until sausage crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain.
Combine cornmeal, flour, salt, and baking soda.
Stir together eggs, buttermilk, and oil until combined. Add to dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. (Batter will not be smooth.) Add sausage mixture, peas, and remaining ingredients to batter, stirring well.
Pour into a greased 13 x 9 inch baking dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until golden and set.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Bread Machine Chicken Flavored Pet Treat Recipe

1 cup chicken stock (made with chicken only, dog’s shouldn’t eat onions)
1 cup Bread or all-purpose flour
2 cup Whole wheat flour
1/4 cup Non-fat dry milk powder
1-1/2 teaspoon Yeast

Use dough cycle. Roll dough to 1/2" thickness. Cut with cookie cutters or a pizza cutter. Place on a greased baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in warm place about one hour. Bake at 325-degrees for one hour. When all are baked, turn off oven and leave overnight. Store in airtight container.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Frozen Peach Cheesecake

1/3 cup melted butter
1 1/4 cup graham wafer crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
2 regular packages cream cheese, softened
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp lemon juice
3 to 4 cups canned peaches, drained
1 8 oz container Cool Whip

-combine melted butter, sugar and graham wafer crumbs. Press into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan.

-in large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy and smooth. Beat in milk, vanilla and lemon juice.

-in food processor, blend peaches so they're chunky, not pureed.

-add to cream cheese mixture & stir until smooth.

-fold in Cool Whip.

-freeze several hours or overnight.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

This one taste just like Enchiladas with out all the work!

1 (2 to 3lbs)chicken, cooked &boned
1 pkg. Tortilla chips
1 large can evaporated milk
2 cans mushroom soup
1 ( 10. 1/2oz ) can enchilada sauce
½ lb. Grated cheese
Place one half the chips in 9 by 13 baking dish.
Add a layer of chicken, cover with ½ of the cheese.
Mix together milk ,soup & sauce. Pour one half of
mixture over cheese. Repeat layers. Bake 350.
30 to 40 min. till bubbly. Sometimes I add sliced
olives to top. This is very easy and taste great !

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Key Lime Cheesecake

1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
6 tablespoons butter, melted
24-oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3 eggs
1 tablespoon grated lime zest
2/3 cups key lime juice

Combine graham cracker crumbs with melted butter. Press into bottom and partially up the sides of a 9" springform pan. Refrigerate.

Combine cream cheese, sugar, lime peel and cornstarch in a large bowl, and beat with an electric mixer until smooth and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time blending just until smooth. Add key lime juice and finish mixing by hand. Do not over beat or cake will crack during baking. Pour batter into prepared crust.

Bake at 300ยบ for 55 to 65 minutes, or until set. To minimize cracking, place a shallow pan half full of hot water on the lower rack during baking.

Turn oven off and let cheesecake stand in oven 30 minutes with the door open at least 4 inches. Remove from oven. Refrigerate overnight, and up to three day.

Cowboy Caviar


* 1 (15.5 ounce) can pinto beans, drained
* 1 (15.5 ounce) can black-eyed peas, drained
* 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
* 2 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed
* 1/2 medium onion, chopped
* 1/4 green bell pepper, finely chopped
* 1/2 cup chopped pickled jalapeno peppers
* 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
* 1 cup Italian salad dressing
* 3/4 cup chopped cilantro (optional)


Mix beans, peas, tomatoes, corn, onion, bell pepper, and jalapeno peppers in a large bowl. Season with garlic salt. Add dressing and cilantro; toss to coat. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until ready to serve.

Cashew Chicken

    2 cups quartered mushrooms 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup snow peas 8 oz. raw boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-size...