Taking "Ten Amazing Foods" one step further!!

I'm on a bit of a recipe kick right now, so for ten Wednesdays I'll give you a healthy recipe,  one for each of the "10 Amazing Foods" from the March 30th post. http://oldermommystillyummy.blogspot.com/2011/03/ten-amazing-foods.html The third on my list of amazing foods is tomatoes and the recipe to go with it is my daughter's favourite: Caprese Salad - An assortment of fresh tomatoes, cut into 1/4 inch slices - Fresh mozzarella cheese, (preferably Buffalo mozzarella), drained and … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – Q

This recipe is truly amazing, just mix everything together, pour into a quiche pan (or large pie plate) and bake...it forms it's own crust!!  “Q” Quiche- 4 large eggs- 2 cups milk- 1/2 cup Bisquick or Tea-bisk (biscuit mix)- 1/4 tsp. salt- 1/8 tsp pepper- 2 cups of shredded cheese (I usually use old cheddar, however, you could use just about any type of shreddable cheese)- 2 tsp. fresh herbs, finely chopped (optional) - I use whatever I have on hand, such as, chives, parsley, … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – P

This sauce is so delicious!!  I usually make a lasagna from a portion of it and freeze the rest in 3 or 4 containers for future use. It's perfect with spaghetti noodles, penne, or on top of ravioli or tortellini.  "P " Pasta Sauce2 pounds lean ground beef4 large onions - chopped6 large cloves garlic - finely chopped1 green pepper - seeded and chopped3 - (796ml) cans diced tomatoes (don't drain)1 - (680ml) can tomato sauce1 - (369 ml) can tomato … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – O

I've been making these cookies for over 30 years...they're so delicious!!  I hope you love them as much as my family and I do! “O” Oatmeal Cookies (with pudding)1 1/4 cups flour1 tsp. baking soda1 cup softened butter3/4 cup brown sugar1/2 cup white sugar1 tsp. vanilla1 pkg. vanilla instant pudding (4 serving size)2 eggs1/2 cup coconut3 1/2 cups regular oatmeal (not instant)In a small bowl, combine flour and baking soda.  Set aside.  In a large bowl combine both … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

Living Green, One Tip at a Time - # 6  -  Reuse  (part 3)- Packing Peanuts: Drop off at a local packing, shipping or moving store.- Wash and Reuse Plastic Bags: With either a wooden bag dryer or in the washing machine.- Buy Durables: Buy products that will last and take care of them. - Teach Thrift: Teach your children the value of being thrifty (the wise economy in the management of money and other resources; frugality).- Frugal Printing: Use both sides … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – N

This is a recipe from a friend of mine..a fellow Monica.  It's simple and perfect for the holidays, a party or a big family barbecue.   “N” Nuts & Bolts12 cups "O" shaped oat cereal7 cups whole wheat square cereal9 cups pretzels3 cups of your favourite nuts  1 1/2 cups butter2 Tbsp. worcestershire sauce2 tsp. garlic salt2 tsp. celery salt2 tsp. seasoned saltCombine cereals, pretzels, and nuts in a large roasting pan.  Melt butter and add seasonings.  Drizzle … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – M

I make these biscuits two or three times a month.  They're  simple to make and delicious!!  I find the secret to light, fluffy biscuits is to be very gentle with the ingredients, not  overhandle the dough and  to refridgerate the pan of prepared biscuits for 30 minutes before placing them in the oven.  You want them to be very cold!!“M” Mile High Biscuits2 cups all purpose flour2 Tbsp. granulated sugar1 tsp. salt4 tsp. baking powder1/2 tsp. cream of … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – L

I just had to get a cheesecake into the mix, I'm only surprised it has taken this long!!  Hope you enjoy!!  “L ” Lemon CheesecakeCrust1/3 cup butter1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs1/4 cup brown sugar- Melt butter in saucepan.  Stir in crumbs and sugar.  Press into ungreased 25cm (10") springform pan.  Bake in 350 degree F. oven for 10 minutes.  Cool.Filling2 - 250g (8oz) Cream cheese, softened3 eggs1 cup granulated sugar3 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice1 Tbsp. … [Read more...]

Taking "Ten Amazing Foods" one step further!!

I'm on a bit of a recipe kick right now, so for ten Wednesdays I'll give you a healthy recipe,  one for each of the "10 Amazing Foods" from the March 30th post.  http://oldermommystillyummy.blogspot.com/2011/03/ten-amazing-foods.html The second on my list of amazing foods is apples and the recipe to go with it is: Apple-Oatmeal Muffins 2 cups apple, peeled and shredded 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup quick oats 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1 1/2 tsp … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – K

With spring and summer just around the corner (...I hope!!)...this is a great,  light dessert to serve after a big barbecued feast!! “K” Key Lime PieCrust:1 cup graham cracker crumbs2 Tbsp. white sugar3 Tbsp melted butterFilling:4 egg yolks1/3 cup freshly squeezed key lime juice1 can sweetened condensed milkzest of 1 limeCrust:  Mix ingredients together well and press into bottom and up the sides of a 9" pie plate.  Bake at 325 degrees F. for 10 … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – J

OK, I'm not going to lie...I felt I was going to have a tough time coming up with a "J" recipe.  Then, I remembered this jelly roll which I have made several times for Thanksgiving.  Hope you enjoy!!  “J” Jelly Roll - Pumpkin 3 eggs 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2/3 cup cooked, pureed pumpkin (you can use canned "pure" pumpkin) 3/4 cup flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp.salt 1/2 tsp. ginger 1/2 tsp. nutmeg Grease 10"x15" jelly roll pan.  Line with parchment paper … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – I

This is my go to icing when I want to frost a chocolate layer cake...  “I” Icing1 cup granulated sugar1/2 cup water1/4 tsp. cream of tartardash of saltCombine above ingredients in a saucepan and bring to boil, stirring until sugar has dissolved.  Remove from heat.  2 egg whites (unbeaten and placed in a large mixing bowl)1 tsp. vanillaVery, very slowly pour hot syrup into the egg whites, beating constantly with electric mixer until stiff peaks form.  (Approximately 7 … [Read more...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – (a weekly feature)

Living Green, One Tip at a Time - # 6  -  Reuse  (part 2)- Buy/Sell used Items - Buy and sell your items, using local retailors or on sites such as: Ebay   http://www.ebay.com/ Craigslist     http://www.craigslist.org/about/sites  Amazon (search on specific refurbished product)   http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=refurbished&x=0&y=0local newspaper listingslocal … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – H

Another simple, easy and delicious appetizer.  I love hummus, it's one of my favourite things!“H” Hummus1 -  540 ml (19 oz.) can chickpeas1/4 cup reserved liquid from chickpeas3 Tbsp. tahini paste4 cloves garlic (roughly chopped)4 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice1/2 tsp. salt2 Tbsp. olive oil (plus extra for garnish)1 Tbsp. finely chopped flat leaf parsley (garnish)Drain chickpeas and set aside liquid from can.  Combine chickpeas, tahini paste, garlic, lemon … [Read more...]