Thursday, November 16, 2017

Guiltless Cabbage Soup

1 head of cabbage
1  onion
1 lb carrots peeled
1/2 lb fresh green beans
1 sweet yellow pepper
6 cups vegetable broth
3-4 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon oliveoil
Dash of paprika
Dash of ginger
Salt and pepper to taste

Chop cabbage, and green beans into bite size pieces.
Mince the onions, pepepr and garlic.
Chop the carrots into rounds and then cut them in half.
Over medium heat saute the onions and pepper, till the onions are transparent and the pepper is tender.
Add the carrots, green beans and 1 cup of the broth.
Place lid on and bring to a boil, let boil about 5 minutes.
Add the cabbage, paprika, ginger, and rest of the broth.
Lower the temperature and let simmer till cabbage is tender about 20 minutes.
Taste and add the salt and paper to your taste.

*This is a great soup for lunches. Scoop it into Ziploc bags and lay them flat in the freezer to freeze. Or if you are going to eat them right away just dish them up in mason jars so you can grab and go.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Pumpkin Pie Seeds

2 cups pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons melted butter
3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
Parchment paper

Preheat oven to 350°.
Take your clean pumpkin seed and mix them with butter, sugar and spices.
Place parchment paper on baking sheet.
Spread your pumpkin seeds on a baking sheet in a single layer over your parchment paper.
Bake for 30 min until the seeds are browned around the edges.
Let cool before serving.

I warn you they can become very addictive.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017


½ of  King Arthur French Style Sourdough starter (follow instructions on package)
1 cup water
3 cups flour + 8 tablepoons
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons olive oil

In a standing mixer coat bowl with 1 teaspoon of oil.
Then pour in the starter, water, and 1½ cups of flour, just a couple of turns just till it's mixed in.
Add salt, and the remaining flour. It maybe sticky that's okay leave it like that.
Cover, and rest in a warm spot for 2 hours to rise double in size.
Rub remaining oil on a baking sheet.
Sprinkle dough with 2 tablepoons of flour.
Gently pull the dough out of the mixing bowl and place it on the baking sheet (flour side down)and dust the top with remaining flour.
Let it rest another 45 minutes. If you wish you can shape it.
Using a sharp knife cut the top to vent steam.
Preheat oven 450°.
Bake for 21 to 23 minutes until the crust is brown and firm to the touch.
Makes 1 loaf.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Apple Crumble

4 green apples
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 packets cinnamon spice oat meal

Chop apples into bite size pieces and place in a medium sauce pan.
Mix cinnamon, sugar, and lemon juice in with apples.
Heat over medium heat till apples get semi soft about 7 to 8 minutes.
Mix in oat meal and serve.

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Fall Leaf Bowl

Artificial maple leaves ( I got some that were gold )
Plastic bowl
Plastic wrap
Mod Podge
Foam brush
Rubber band
Start by wrapping the bowl in plastic wrap.
Place the rubber band around the plastic wrap and the rim of the bowl to hold it in place.
Then paint the leaves with Mod Podge and press them onto the covered bowl.
Repeat painting and pressing leaves until your bowl is covered.
Let it dry about 2 hours then remove it from the bowl.
Set it out to dry completely which is about 4 more hours depending on how thick you went with mod Podge.
This bowl is a delicate bowl so it should be used for light things.
Let me know what you put in your bowl after you've made it!

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Homemade Hotpockets

2 tubes biscuits (10 count if you get the small ones)
1 bag mozzarella cheese
5 slices of ham 10-20 slices of pepperoni
Garlic Salt optional*

Preheat oven to 375°.
Take 2 of the biscuits and fold them into each other making them one, then flatten it out like a pizza.
Place the biscuit on a baking sheet.
Place 1/8 of a cup of cheese on the biscuit, then deiced which meat you are going to use, or make some of each.
Use 3 slices of pepperoni or 2 slices of ham on top of the cheese.
Atop of the meat, add another 1/8 cup of cheese.
Repeat step 2 and place it on top of the cheese and pinch the sides to close up your pocket.
Finally sprinkle with garlic salt* and bake in oven for 8-10 minutes.
Dip in pizza sauce to make it more like a calzone if you like.
15 minute meal when you add a salad.

This is what happens when kids take the pictures for you!

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Roasted Sunflower Seeds

2 pitchers water
1/2 cup salt
2 1/2 lbs raw sunflower seeds

Place sunflower seeds, water, and salt into a large pot.
Bring it to a boil for about 10 to 15 min then lower the heat and let it simmer for an hour.
Strain sunflower seeds and place them in a single layers on a paper towel so they can dry completely.
Preheat oven to 350°.
When the seeds are dry place then in another single layer on a large baking sheet.
Bake them for 30 to 40 minutes.
Stir occasionally.
They might start to crack when they are done.
Remove them from the oven and let them cool.
Store in an airtight container.

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