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

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Got this recipe from here

1 pound Lean Ground Beef (I used ground turkey)
1 whole Small Onion Chopped
2 whole Large Green Peppers, Chopped
2 cans 14 Ounce Cans Beef Broth
1 28 ounce jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce
1 can (14 Ounce) Diced Tomatoes, Undrained (I used Stewed because that's what I had)
1 cup Cooked Rice (I will use brown rice)
1 1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce

Preparation Instructions

In a saucepan brown ground beef and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Then drain grease.

In crockpot combine beef broth, soup, tomatoes, and the meat mixture, and peppers. Cover and cook 3 hours on high or 6 on low, cook rice right before serving and combine

Trying it out before the Sisterhood weekend!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

WW muffins

Got this recipe from Pat!

Weight Watcher Muffins
(2 points each)
Mix together:
1 & 1/4 cup skim milk
1 & 1/4 cup wheat bran
1/2 cup regular brown sugar
(do not use substitute)
Mix first three ingredients and set aside for 15 minutes
1 & 1/2 cup wheat flour
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 tablespoon baking powder
mix well then add:
8 oz. crushed pineapple in its own juice (do not drain)
2 egg whites
1/2 cup chopped nuts
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup dried cranberries
Mix well, fill muffin tins to the top (this does not rise much) . Bake at 350 degrees for 16-20 minutes. 12 muffins 
equal 2 points (old point conversion) each. One recipe should yield a dozen muffins if you don't use jumbo muffin pans!

*I leave out the cranberries,  raisins, and slightly increase the raisins. I also add about 1/2 cut shredded carrot, to increase the fiber, but not the calories.
Making and then freezing these makes a great quick breakfast or snack. They do not keep well for long unless frozen because of the moisture content.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Banana Bread

I got this recipe from here it's my new favorite!  My friend Sara told me about it, she says it's the bees-knees!  It is really really good! 

1 cup mashed bananas
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup butter (I only bake with butter but the recipe called for margarine (gross!)
1 1/3 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour one 9x13 inch pan, or two 7x3 inch loaf pans.

Combine banana and sour cream. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and banana mixture. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt; stir into the banana mixture. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan or pans.

Bake for 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bread comes out clean.