Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Orange Blosson Cranberry Muffins
*From Audrey & "The Muffin Book"
2 t sugar
3 t orange zest
1 1/2 C flour
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/8 t salt
1/2 C sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/2 C milk
1/4 C butter, melted
2 T frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1 1/2 C cranberries - food processed with orange juice
1) preheat 400 F, lightly grease muffin cups/line cups
2)For topping combine 2 t sugar, 1 t orange zest, set aside
3) In large bowl stir together: flour, baking powder, salt, 2 t orange zest. Stir through the 1/2C sugar. Make a well ni the center.
4) In a small mixing bowl, combine egg, milk, melted butter, & orange juice concentrate/cranberry blend. Add all at once to the flour mixture & stif until just mointenet (lumpy is good).
5) Spoon batter into cups, fill 2/3rds full. Sprinkle tops of muffins w/Sugar-Orange Peel mixture. Bake till golden brown: 12-15 min. Let cool 5 min.

Cranberry Sauce

Only 3 ingredients for cranberry sauce...Allrecipes are GREAT:
What do you do with Your Cranberries?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Banana Bread


*Preheat oven to 350 degrees
6 bananas mashed
4 eggs
1c butter
2c sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1tsp Salt
4c Flour
*Chocolate chips (Optional)

Mix together first 4 ingredients. Add last 3 ingredients*.
Pour into 2 loaf pans (I like to line it with Parchment paper) Bake for 40 minutes (or until a fork or skewer comes out clean.)
I like to put it in a ziplock bag while it is still warm (not hot) to keep it nice and moist.


I use this one from all recipes. I'm a sucker for brown sugar...

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Spinach Recipes


Here is our favorite Spinach Lasagne (it was a recipe contest winner). It's different than any other that you've probably had and sooo good!

10 oz. frozen spinach (or 1 bunch cooked fresh)
6 oz. lasagne noodles
1 lb. ground beef (can also add 1/8 lb. pork sausage if you like)
3/4 tsp. salt, 1/8 tsp. pepper
8 oz. can tomato sauce
1/2 lb. shredded mozzarella cheese
1 can cream of mushroom soup
3/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp. oregano
3/4 tsp. worcestershire sauce parmesan cheese sprinkled on top

Brown meat in skillet. Add salt, pepper, oregano & worchestershire. Stir in cooked & well-drained spinach. In oil dripped pan arrange 1/2 cooked noodles, 1/2 meat mixture and 1/2 cheese. Repeat layers. Heat soup & milk together. Stir until well blended and pour over top of casserole, separating noodles a bit to let seep down in. Pour tomato sauce over top and sprinkle generously with parmesan chees. Bake at 350 for 30 min.
It's very easy, also, to throw a handful of spinach into your smoothie. You can't taste it at all. We also sautee a HUGE bunch of spinach, blend it up, and mix it into the egg before cooking scrambled eggs. Again, you can't taste it, and Amaya doesn't seem to mind that they're green at all.

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