“A good cook knows that it's not what's on the table that matters, it's who is in the chairs.”

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Pumpkin Waffles

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 cups milk
4 eggs, separated
1/4 cup butter, melted
Mix dry ingredients.

Mix wet ingredients.

Mix them together.

Make them! YUMMY!!

Taco Seasoning

I'm always looking for homemade, I'd rather home-make it than to buy a package. Weird I know... For those who love packets, this is a great back-up if you think you have a packet and you don't!

2 T chili powder
1/2 t garlic powder
1/2 t onion powder
1/4 t red pepper flakes
1/2 t oregano
1 t paprika
1 1/2 t cumin
1 t salt
2 t pepper

Measure out spices (note that all are teaspoons EXCEPT the chili powder!)

Brown ground beef, drain the fat, used 3 Tbsp per pound of meat/ Add 2/3 cup of water, mixed it up with the ground beef and let it simmer down.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Chicken with zucc & shrooms!

I adapted this recipe from here...

1.5 cup chicken broth
3 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon italian seasoning
2 clove garlic, minced
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (3oz each because that's a real portion!)
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 cups fresh sliced mushrooms
2 small zucchini (about 1.5 cups)

In a medium bowl, combine the broth, tomato paste, ground black pepper, oregano, salt and garlic. Mix well and set aside.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Saute the chicken in the oil for 2 minutes per side, or until lightly browned.
Add the reserved broth mixture, zucchini, and mushrooms to the skillet and bring to a boil. Then cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.

Its kinda saucy (like me!) but I really liked the flavors

Serving with whole wheat pasta!

Serves 4

Friday, January 1, 2010

Oatmeal Waffles

1 c whole wheat
1/2 c. white flour
1 c. quick oatmeal
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1 1/2 c. milk
6 tbsp. oil
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 t vanilla

Combine all ingredients. Blend with wire whip. Bake in waffle iron.