Saturday, August 14, 2010

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Facebook | Apricot Crescents

Facebook Apricot Crescents:

"It has been years since I made these but they are really good. I hope to make them once this part of my diet is over, then I will post a picture.

1 cup cold butter, cubed
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup apricot preserves
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans

In a large bowl, cut butter into flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Beat egg yolk and sour cream; add to crumb mixture and mix well. Chill several hours or overnight.
Divide dough into fourths. On a sugared surface, roll each portion into a 10-in. circle. Turn dough over to sugar top side. Combine preserves, coconut and pecans; spread over circles. Cut each circle into 12 wedges and roll each wedge into a crescent shape, starting at the wide end. Sprinkle with sugar.
Place points down 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 15-17 minutes or until set and very lightly browned. Immediately remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 4 dozen."

Facebook | Lasagna

Facebook Lasagna:

"Today I made two types of Lasagna in the same pan. Next time I think I will make the one with pasta smaller.

I replaces half the pasta on one side with Spaghetti Squash and it was a huge hit, it went faster then the other one. Well let me reword that, I have a little bit of leftovers on the pasta side and was even asked twice tonight if there was any of the squash side left."

Facebook | Sugar free Pie

Facebook Sugar free Pie:

"This is a very old Weight Watchers Pie.

3oz box sugar free jello, I like Orange and Strawberry
2/3 cups boiling water
2/3 cups nonfat dry milk
1 cup ice cubes
1 cup cool whip....more if you want to top it off with more.

Dissolve jello in boiling water stir to dissolve. Add ice cubes and stir until it starts to thicken, remove any left over ice cubes. Add dry milk and whip until fluffy, fold in whip cream. chill for one hour."

Facebook | Sea salt and Thyme Almonds

Facebook Sea salt and Thyme Almonds:

"Olive oil
fresh Thyme or Sage..The secon time I made these I added sage from my garden and Thyme from it.
Sea Salt

There are a few ways to go about this, you can roast the almonds in a pan with olive oil or you can stiir the olive oil and Almonds together and add them to a 325 degree oven stiring every five minutes or so, Just keep an eye on them.
remove from stove or oven add thyme and sea salt and mix well, lay out to cool."

Facebook | Cheddar and Chive Cheese Wafer

Facebook Cheddar and Chive Cheese Wafer:

"3/4 butter, softened
1 (8oz) block sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
3/4 t salt
1/2 t ground red pepper
1/4 t paprika
2 c all-purpose flour

In a large bowl, add butter, cheese, chives, salt, red pepper, and paprika; beat at medium speed with mixer until blended. Gradually add flour. Shape into logs. Cover with plastic wrap, and chill until firm, about 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut logs into 1/2' slices. Place on baking sheet and bake for 13 minutes or until lightlu brown."

Facebook | Cottage Cheese Cookies

Facebook Cottage Cheese Cookies:

"I know you are thinking, Cottage! How can you make cookies out of cottage cheese and have them taste good. I promise you these are GREAT! You need to give them a try. Pictures will be posted soon.

2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 cup cold butter
1 cup (8 ounces) plus 2 tablespoons cream-style cottage cheese
Raspberry jam
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/8 teaspoon almond extract
Place flour in a medium bowl; cut in butter as for pie crust. Blend in cottage cheese until mixture forms a ball (can use a food processor). Chill 1 hour.
On a floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a 3-in. round cutter. Place a level 1/4 teaspoon of jam in center of reach cookie. Moisten edges and fold in half; seal tightly with a fork. Place on lightly greased baking sheets; prick tops with fork.
Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. For glaze, combine the sugar, extract and enough milk to make thin spreading consistency; drizzle over cooled cookies. Yield: 4 dozen."

Facebook | Chai Tea

"Everyone who knows me knows I love tea and hate coffee and soda. So since summer forgot to come here this year I am really in the mood for Autumn more and more. So I decided to make my own iced Chai Tea today. I do not meause but I will try to guess, just add what you want you can't go wrong. I used suger in the boys and sweet and low in mine. I also used 2% milk in theirs and 1/2 & 1//2 in mine since it only had one carb.

2 Cinnamon sticks--ran though a coffee grinder that has never been used for coffee.
1/2 nutmeg ran though the grinder, both should be broken up into small pieces go not ground to powder, I will post a picture
about 10 Cardamon seed
about 10 whole cloves
1 tsp Ginger Cracked Pieces
4 tsp good black tea (loose, not those cheap tea bags)
2 cups Milk

Combine all the spiced, in 4 cups water and bring to a boil. Turn down to low and simmer for 10 - 12 minutes. Add black tea leaves and simmer for another 3-5 minutes add milk and heat until hot but do not allow to boil.
Run through a fine mesh strainer. Keep the spices and add them to a pot of water and simmer, it will make your house smell good. :o)
Add sweetner and either drink hot or add ice to glass for iced chai."

Facebook | Mac and Cheese

Facebook Mac and Cheese:

"I got this recipe from my daughter Kim.
It is a low carb recipe. My husband hates mac and Cheese and he went back for seconds on this. David has not tried it yet, Danny knew what it was right off and Jacob ate the chicken out of it. But that is not saying much because Jacob hates everything unless it is process food, right rice, white bread, pasta...He did love the Artichokes though.
I thought it was pretty good.

Mac' N' Cheese Casserole:
1 pound extra firm tofu 2 Chicken breast chopped up into bite size pieces1 cup of grated cheddar cheese1 cup of grated mozzarella cheese2 eggs1/2 cup cream2 fresh garlic cloves finely minced, or gratedSalt and pepper (to taste)1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese.
Smash up the tofu with a fork. Mix all the other ingredients (besides Parmesan cheese) and add to the tofu. Put the mixtures in a casserole dish,top with Parmesan cheese and bake at 350°F (180°C) for 30 to 40 minutes, or until it is bubbly and lightly browned on the top. (I put mine in the oven at 350 for 30 minutes, and then 10 minutes under the broiler."

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Fruit Tart

Most kids pick a cake they would like for their birthday, my son likes fruit tarts.
So here is the one I made for him for his 19th birthday. I am going to just add the link to it until I get time to type out the recipe later tonight.
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Country Bob's Sauce

I cannot believe I forgot to blog about this. Might be because I was on a detox diet when it came in.
I won these from a contest I entered from Two Southern girls and boy am I glad I did, the sauce is GREAT!! I made some hamburgers and added some to the meat then mixed it in before I made the patties. They were a huge hit and went faster then any burger I have ever made. I had to find the one bottle for something else I have planned because my kids were pouring it on their fingers and eating it plain. It is great on Steaks, I have had with with chicken and it is so good. I brushed my steaks with it while the were grilling, my husband asked me what I did different with the steaks because they were great. I buy A1 and it sits in there for about six months or more. This one bottle was gone in less then a week because either I tried it with everything or the kids got to it. I will admit I also tasted it out of the bottle to see what it tasted like, it was good even by it's self. Go on over to Country Bob's
and check out their stuff then come on back and let me know how what you bought and how you used it.

Have a wonderful week.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Sweet Chipotle Snack Mix Recipe -

So we are low carbing it right now and I seen this posting on one of my blogs and thought I would give it a try. I would either leave the sugar our or replace it with splenda to drop the carb count even more. Once I get it made I will post the picture.
Come on over to my facebook page and join my food blog there. I have some stuff on that one that I have not posted on this blog.

1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground chipotle chile pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 large egg white
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup unsalted cashews
1 cup unsalted pumpkin seed kernels
1. Preheat oven to 325°.
2. Combine first 6 ingredients in a small bowl; stir with a whisk.
3. Place egg white in a large bowl; stir with a whisk until foamy. Add the almonds, cashews, and pumpkin seeds; toss well to coat. Sprinkle with spice mixture; toss well to coat. Spread nuts in an even layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 325° for 15 minutes, stirring once. Turn oven off. Remove pan from oven; stir snack mix. Immediately return pan to oven for an additional 15 minutes (leave oven off). Remove pan from oven and place on a wire rack; cool completely. Store snack mix in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Nutritional Information
Fat:9.7g (sat 1.4g,mono 5.8g,poly 2g)