Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Peachy Blueberry Crisp

1 qt. peaches, drained & sliced
1 c. frozen blueberries
2 T. OJ
2 T. brown sugar
1 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. nutmeg
1 c. Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Combine oj, sugar, cinnamon & nutmeg. Pour over fruit & place in a baking dish.
3. Crush cereal & sprinkle over fruit mixture. Bake for 30 minutes.

**Serve this with whipped cream or ice cream**

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Buttermilk Syrup

1 c. sugar
1/3 c. buttermilk
1 T. butter
1 T. corn syrup
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 t. vanilla

1. Boil sugar, buttermilk, butter and corn syrup until it changes color, about 5 minutes.
2. Take off heat and add soda and vanilla. Syrup will thicken when cool.

Bops (Stack Pancakes)

3 eggs
1 c. flour
2 c. milk
1 T. oil
1/2 t. salt
3 T. butter

1. Preheat over to 375 degrees. Grease three 9-inch pie plates.
2. Beat eggs until pale and thick. Add flour, milk, oil and salt and mix until incorporated.
3. Add 1 c. batter to each pie plate and bake, switching plate positions halfway through, until puffy and brown, about 25 minutes.
3. Spread 1 T. butter on each pancake, then stack them and cut into wedges.

Apple Pancakes

1 c. all purpose flour
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/2 c. cornmeal
4 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
2 T. sugar
4 eggs
2 c. buttermilk
1 T. canola oil
2 apples, peeled & cut into 1/2" pieces

1. Whisk the flours, cornmeal, baking powder, soda, sugar & salt in a large bowl.
2. Beat the eggs, buttermilk & oil in another bowl.
3. Stir the egg mixture and apples into the flour mixture until just combined.
4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat & cook pancakes for 5 minutes per side.

Baby Cakes

My sister sent me a bunch of new pancake recipes. Pancakes are Tyler's favorite food, so we make them all the time. These little cakes have a silky smooth texture & were a big hit in our house!

1/2 c. flour
2 t. sugar
1/2 t. salt
1/4 t. nutmeg
6 large eggs, separated
1 c. sour cream

1. Whip the egg whites until they form soft peaks.
2. Whisk the egg yolks & sour cream together until smooth.
3. Combine the flour, sugar, salt & nutmeg. Add this to the yolk mixture & stir until just combined.
4. Fold in the egg whites.
5. Cook on a greased griddle or frying pan over medium heat for 5 minutes per side.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Chocolate Chocolate Cookies

Tyler requests these chocolate chocolate cookies at least once a week. I'm such a mean mom and don't make them quite that often! If you're in a hurry, these cookies are great! So easy, even my 3-year old remembers all the ingredients!

1 box chocolate cake mix
2 eggs
1 stick butter, melted
1 c. chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix cake mix, eggs & butter together.
3. Stir in chocolate chips.
4. Bake for 12 minutes.

**You can make endless varieties with this combination! Like spice cake mix, with orange zest & craisins for the holidays!**

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fettuccine Alfredo

We like to serve this with grilled chicken or shrimp. It's one of my favorite meals to take to people.

1 T. Olive Oil
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 T. dried basil
1 1/2 c. heavy cream
2 T. unsalted butter
Salt & pepper
3/4 c. Parmesan cheese, grated
1/8 t. nutmeg
1 pkg. fettuccine, cooked


Saute onion in olive oil until tender. Add garlic & basil and cook for 30 seconds more.

Bring the heavy cream and the butter to a simmer in a 3- to 4-quart saucepan over medium heat, reduce the heat to low and simmer gently until the mixture reduces to 2/3 cup, 12 to 15 minutes.

Add the pasta, Parmesan, salt, pepper and nutmeg to the cream mixture. Cook over low heat, tossing the pasta with tongs to combine, until the cheese is melted & the sauce coats the pasta. Serve immediately.

**Save a little of the cooking water from the pasta pot to thin out the sauce if necessary**

Monday, September 6, 2010

Thai Peanut Stirfry

Probably the best stir fry that I've come up with to date. It. Was. Delicious.

1/2 c. peanut sauce
1/2 c. teriyaki sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 T. canola oil
3 chicken breasts, thinly sliced
1 onion, diced
2 carrots, peeled & sliced
3 stalks celery, sliced
1 bell pepper, diced
1 small head bok choy, chopped
8 oz. mushrooms, sliced
1 c. snow peas
6 scallions, sliced
1/2 c. thai basil
2 c. brown rice

1. Combine peanut sauce, teriyaki sauce & garlic in a small bowl. Set aside.
2. In a large pan or wok, cook chicken in oil until cooked through. Remove & set aside.
3. Cook onion, carrots, celery & bell pepper for 3-4 minutes.
4. Add mushrooms & snow peas and cook for 2 minutes.
5. Add mushrooms, bok choy, chicken & sauce. Cook for 1 minute more.
6. Stir in scallions & thai basil. Serve with brown rice.