Saturday, October 4, 2014

Waffle Grilled Cheese


1. Butter both sides of bread and use any cheese slices that you like. Place in waffle machine and cook until golden brown.

* My kids loved that these were so crispy and full of cheese they love to dip them in pizza sauce. Great fast fun treat.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Blueberry Muffin Cake

1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
pinch salt, optional and to taste
1 large egg
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups frozen blueberries
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray an  8-inch square pan set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the first 6 dry ingredients set aside.
  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the next 5 wet ingredients.
  4. Add the wet mixture to the dry, mixing lightly with a spoon or folding with a spatula until just combined. Lumps will be present and this is okay. Don't overmix or try to stir them smooth.
  5. Gently and briefly fold in the frozen blueberries.

  1. Bake until done and toothpick comes out clean between 40-60 min 

  1. Place pan on a wire rack and allow cake to cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing.

* I thought that this was ok I didnt love it and for that reason probably wont make again I give it a 3 1/2

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Cashew Chicken Salad

2 cups cooked shredded chicken 
Red grapes, halved
Green onion, to taste
Cashews, to taste

1 cup mayonnaise
3/4 teaspoon celery seed
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon tarragon

    1. Mix all sauce ingredients together until well blended and then mix in the chicken grapes,onion and cashews.

    Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    Meatball Strogonoff

    1/2 bag Frozen Italian style meatballs (1/2 oz each) 
    olive oil  just enough to brown up the meatballs.  
    2 cups beef broth 
    kosher salt and black pepper to taste 
    1/4 tsp oregano
    1 tsp basil
    1 tsp parsley
    1 cup sour cream
    4 oz reduced fat cream cheese 
    1 cup heavy whipping creamWide egg noodles

    1.Add oil to large pan and add the meatballs when the oil and pan are hot.
    2.When the meatballs are browned on all sides add 2 cups beef broth to pan.
    3. Add the salt,pepper,oregano,parsley and basil
    4. Let simmer 5-10 min
    5.Boil your egg noodles while the meatballs are simmering.
    6. Add the heavy cream to your meatballs and bring to a boil so until it starts to thicken up.
    7. Add in the sour cream and cream cheese. Simmer until all melted thru and combined.

    8. Add the cooked drained egg noodles and mix well with the sauce.

    * This was super easy to make and tasted great everyone liked it. I dont think that it really needed the cream cheese with it so I would probably leave that out next time. But I give it a 4 1/2