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 fourth on my list of amazing foods is broccoli and the recipe to go with it is a favourite at our house: Broccoli Salad 5 cups bite sized pieces of broccoli florets 1/2 cup chopped red onion 1 cup raisins 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1 cup grated sharp … [Read more...]

A – Z Blogging Challenge – W

I have been making these delicious meatballs for many years...they take a little bit of effort but the reward is worth it!!   “W” Waikiki Meatballs1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef2/3 cup soda cracker crumbs1/3 cup finely chopped onion1 egg1 1/2 tsp. salt1/8 tsp. ginger1/4 cup milk1 tbsp. olive oil2 Tbsp. cornstarch1/3 cup packed brown sugar1 can pineapple tidbits (14 ounces), drained (reserve syrup)1/3 cup vinegar1 Tbsp. soy sauce1 chopped green pepperMix together first 7 ingredients and … [Read more...]

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...]

Living Green, One Tip at a Time – Recycle

Living Green, One Tip at a Time - # 7-  Recycle  (part 1) Recycle Bins: Create designated holding "bins" for each type of recycled product and place in convenient locations in your home/garage Recycling Fact Sheet: Create a local recycling fact sheet for yourself and interested neighbors. The local Yellow Pages, Internet Consumer Recycling Guide and Recycling Resources are great resources. Find out where you can recycle: glass paper products plastic grocery bags (better … [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...]

Let’s give it up for Earth Day!!

If we all work together, we can save this planet, not only for ourselves, but for our future generations.  Check out this great website and lets all do whatever we can!!http://www.earthday.ca/pub/ … [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...]

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...]