Thursday, November 17, 2011

Baked Cinnamon Apples

6 large very tart apples, cored, sliced
1 cup granulated sugar (or 1/2 c splenda/sugar mix)
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed (or 2 T. splenda/brown sugar mix)
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
3 tablespoons cornstarch

4 tablespoons butter, sliced


1Put all ingredients EXCEPT BUTTER into crock pot; stir well, coating all apple slices, and place slices of butter on top.
2Cook on HIGH for 1-1/2 to 2 hours OR cook on LOW 3-1/2 to 4 hours, stirring once half way through.

Serve and enjoy!

Monday, November 14, 2011

My new favorite Chili

Adapted from:

2 pounds ground beef or ground turkey

1/2 onion, chopped

1 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

2 1/2 cups tomato sauce ( I use a 29 oz can of Hunts tomato sauce, which is a little more than 2 1/2 cups)

1 (8 ounce) jar salsa

2-3 tablespoons chili powder

1 tsp oregano

1 tsp worcestershire sauce

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp cumin

1 (15 ounce) can light red kidney beans

1 (15 ounce) can dark red kidney beans

1.In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the ground beef and the onion and saute for 10 minutes, or until meat is browned and onion is tender. Drain grease, if desired.

2.Add the ground black pepper, garlic salt, tomato sauce, salsa, chili seasoning, oregano, cumin, paprika, worcestershire sauce and kidney beans. Mix well, reduce heat to low and simmer for at least an hour or place in crock pot and let simmer for the afternoon.

***Truth be told on the spices - I do not measure.  I add according to taste, but these measurements are a guideline/guess for what I add.