A – Z Blogging Challenge – V

This is a perfect casserole for those special occasions!!  “V” Vegetable Scallop Casserole1 pound fresh scallops1/2 cup butter2 cups sliced mushrooms1 cup chopped celery3/4 cup chopped onion1/2 cup chopped sweet green pepper1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper1/4 cup all purpose flour1 1/2 cups milk1 cup grated Swiss cheesesalt & freshly ground black pepperTopping:1 cup fresh bread crumbs1/2 cup chopped almonds or cashews2 Tbsp. melted butterSeperate scallops, rinse and remove … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – U

When you have a craving for an extra special treat, mix up a batch of this yummy fudge!!     “U” Ultimate Fudge2 Tbsp. butter2/3 cup evaporated milk1 1/2 cups sugar1/4 tsp. salt2 cups mini marshmallows1 pkg. butterscotch chips1 cup peanut butter1 tsp vanillaGrease a 9 inch square pan.  In medium sized saucepan, combine butter, evaporated milk, sugar and salt.  Over medium heat, bring to full boil, stirring constantly.  Boil and stir for 5 … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – T

Although not to everyone's taste, it's my favourite pudding.  I love it cold but you can also serve it hot.  “T” Tapioca Pudding3 cups whole milk1/2 cup quick-cooking tapioca  (if you prefer traditional pearl tapioca, soak per pkg. directions)1/2 cup white sugar1/4 teaspoon salt2 eggs, beaten1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract1 tsp lemon zest (optional)Stir together the milk, tapioca, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – S

These muffins are delicious and so convenient.  I make a batch several times a year, in fact,  I just made a batch last week.  Just store the batter  in the refridgerator (for up to 6 weeks) and you can bake fresh muffins every day!  “S” Six Week Bran Muffins3 cups bran flakes cereal  (I sometimes use raisin bran and omit the 2 cups raisins)3 cups all-bran cereal 2 cups boiling water1 cup softened butter1 & 1/2 cups granulated sugar1 & 1/2 cups … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – R

To me, Spring isn't Spring without rhubarb...so this is a timely recipe.  Perfect alone or served with a big scoop of good quality vanilla ice-cream...yum!!!  “R” Rhubarb CrispFilling -6 cups rhubarb, trimmed and cut in 1 inch pieces3/4 cup white sugar1/4 cup flour1/2 tsp. cinnamonTopping -1 cup flour3/4 cup packed brown sugar3/4 cup oatmeal (not instant)1/3 cup softened butterIn large bowl, toss together filling ingredients.Pour in to lightly greased 8-inch square … [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...]

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 – 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...]

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...]