Sunday, December 30, 2012

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Jalapeno Bites

One of Ben's favorite appetizers.
Original Recipe Source
makes 24

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 12 Jalapenos, halved & seeded
  • 24 – six inch pieces of bacon, uncooked
Preheat oven to 350F.
Combine cream cheese and spices in small bowl.  Spoon mixture into each pepper half, until level.  Wrap each in bacon, and place on baking sheet.  Bake for 40-45 minutes.  Remove and enjoy!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Mary's Lazy No Banana Muffin Recipe

2 cups unsweetened applesauce
2 eggs
2 T honey
1/2 cup whole milk plain yogurt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup old fashioned oatmeal

Combine applesauce, eggs, honey, yogurt. Add whole wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.  Stir until dry ingredients are moistened.  Add chocolate chips and oatmeal and finish mixing.

Bake at 350degrees for 22 minutes.  I was able to make 22 muffins in the silicon baking cups.

Next time I am going to use raisins and add more cinnamon for the raisin batch.

Sarah's Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

recipe made 22 muffins using 12 silicone muffin liners and 10 paper muffin liners

3 mashed bananas
2 eggs
2 Tbl to 1/4 honey  (depending on how much sweetness you prefer)
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tsp. vanilla
1-3/4 cups whole wheat flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1 cup old fashioned oatmeal

Mash bananas using mixer.  Add eggs through vanilla and mix ingredients thoroughly.  Add whole wheat flour through cinnamon and mix until just moistened.  Add chocolate chips and oatmeal and mix until just incorporated.  Bake at 350* for 20-22 minutes.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Banana Oat Breakfast Cookie

Banana Oat Breakfast Cookies
recipe of Sarah D.

1 large banana, mashed (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup peanut butter, smooth or chunky
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup dry oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 cup dried cranberries or raisins
Also, chopped up nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly coat cookie sheets with nonstick cooking spray or use parchment paper; set aside.  In a large bowl, stir together banana, peanut butter, honey and vanilla.  In a small bowl, combine oats, flour, milk powder, cinnamon and baking soda.  Stir the oat mixture into the banana mixture until combines.  Stir in cranberries.  Can also add some chopped nuts.

I use my small sized cookie scoop and then flatten with a rubber spatula to be about 1/2" thick.  I think you should get about 18ish cookies from the recipe; I doubled the recipe, so can't remember exactly the number I ended up with.

Bake, one sheet at a time, 14 - 16 min. or until browned.  **I found this baking time to be too long for the smaller sized cookies that I made!  Check at 10-12 minutes and adjust accordingly.**  Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.  Store in airtight container or resealable bag up to 3 days or freeze up to 2 months; thaw before serving.

I used snack sized baggies and froze 2 cookies/baggie, so that the kids can just grab a baggie out of the freezer each morning and they are thawed and good-to-go by snack time.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Spinach/blueberry shake

2 cups ice
1 cup blueberries
2-3 handfuls of spinach
1 scoop protein powder (ours is vanilla flavor, but we have friends that use chocolate)
1 cup almond milk (so far I've bought Silk vanilla flavor)
1/2 a banana
1-2 Tbsp peanut butter (we substitute almond butter and use less.  I thought it was too peanut butter flavored with original recipe since I don't love peanut butter)

Our family loves this shake and has it for breakfast most mornings.  You don't taste the spinach at all. :)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Easy, Yummy Taco Chicken

Put 4-6 frozen chicken breasts in a crockpot.  Sprinkle taco seasoning on top.  (No water or anything else needed.)

 Cook on low most of the day or if I put it in at noon, I will cook on high. Then shred chicken and use in tacos, quesadillas, nachos, burritos or whatever.  Always moist and good.  SO EASY.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Recipe of Ann F.

1-2 10 oz bag(s) baby or regular spinach

1 cup salad oil (olive oil)
1/2 c sugar
1/3 c red wine cider vinegar (I just use cider vinegar)
1 T poppyseeds
1 T grated onions (fresh or I use dried)
1 t salt
1 t mustard (the condiment)
3-4 strawberries

Blend all the dressing ingredients together and mix with spinach (or serve on the side). Garnish with extra sliced strawberries.

Cut stems off of spinach to avoid choking.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Corn Salad

A recipe of Jen D.

2 cans of Mexi-corn
2 cans of White corn
1 cup of Mayo
crushed chili cheese chips (Chili Cheese Fritos)

Drain all the corn in a strainer. Mix may with corn. Refrigerate at least an hour. Sprinkle the crushed chips on top right before serving. I also like to let people add their own chips to their individual portion. This way the left overs do not have soggy chips mixed in and everyone gets the amount of chips they want in their own portions.

I also cut the recipe in half usually when I make it just for our family.