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Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Goodies 2012

This year on the Christmas baking agenda we have, drum roll please: Sugar Cookies Gingerbread Cookies Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Fudge Pretzel Treats Oreo Truffles For pics of a few of these, check out last year's post. If I get all of the above done and am not feeling too crazy, I might try to make these peppermint treats again. They're last on the list b/c my hubs doesn't really like peppermint, but it is one of my favorites! :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread

3 oz cream cheese, softened
3 T vegetable oil
1 c sugar
2 eggs
1 c shredded, unpeeled zucchini
Grated rind of 1 lemon
2 1/4 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 c raisins (opt.)

Preaheat over to 350.
Beat together cream cheese, oil, and sugar.
Add eggs, on at a time, and continue beating until the mixture is light.
Stir in the zucchini and lemon rind.
Sift flour with baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt and fold into batter gently.
Turn batter into a loaf pan and bake approximately 1 hr. 15 min.
Cool in the pan on a wire rack.

From Shari Vine

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup oil
1/4 cup milk
1 Tbs lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup shredded zucchini
1/4 - 1/2 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips (I usually use the 1/2 cup of coarse - you can never have too much chocolate :)).



Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
In a separate bowl, combine the egg, oil, milk, lemon juice and vanilla; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
Fold in zucchini and chocolate chips.
Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until done.
Makes 12 muffins.
I usually double the batch since they go so fast. They freeze well, too.

From Aimee Wallis

Zucchini, Zucchini, Zucchini

When a sweet friend from church gave us a couple zucchini and I didn't have any go to recipes, I went to facebook and posted my problem. The result: MANY recipes from other sweet friends!

So far, I've tried two and I will post them here because they got rave reviews from friends and family. As I try the other recipes, I'll post the ones we like as well. For now, here are the two that have become favs here:

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins

Zucchini Bread

Enjoy!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

French Toast Bake

French Toast is my favorite breakfast food, so I'm excited about trying this one!

French Toast Bake

Ingredients:
12 slices of day old French bread
5 eggs
2 1/2 cups of milk
1 c. packed brown sugar (divided)
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 c. butter melted

1. Arrange bread in a grease 9x13 pan
2. In a bowl, combine eggs, milk, 3/4 c. brown sugar, vanilla and cinnamon, pour over bread
3. Cover and refrigerate overnight (8-12 hours)
4. Combine butter and remaining brown sugar and drizzle overtop.
5. Bake uncovered @ 400 for 25-35 minutes.

Brunch Enchilladas

We're having breakfast for dinner after our evening service tonight. Here's what's on the menu:
Brunch Enchilladas and French Toast Bake (that recipe and pics of each will follow shortly).

Brunch Enchilladas
Ingredients:
1 lb. sausage cooked
1/2 c. chopped green onions
10 flour tortillas (8 inch)
2 cups shredded cheddar divided
1 Tsp. flour
2 c. milk
6 eggs beaten
1/4 tsp. salt

1. Grease a 9x13 baking dish
2. Cook sausage, then combine it with the chopped onions
3. Place about 1/3 cup of the mixture in a line down the center of a tortilla shell
4. Sprinkle cheese on top of the meat mixture, roll up and place seam side down in the baking dish.
5. In a bowl, combine flour, milk, egss and salt.
6. Pour over the tortillas and refrigerate overnight (8-12 hours)
7. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking. Preheat oven to 350
8. Bake covered for 30-35 minutes, uncover and bake for 10 more minutes.
9. Sprinkle cheese over top and bake for 3-5 more minutes.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

4 Cheese Quiche

My mother in law made this for a cousin's bridal shower and it was delicious. I have only made it once, but it was equally delicious and pretty simple. If you're looking for a yummy quiche recipe, look no further. If you're looking for healthy, you might want to look elsewhere! ;)


4 Cheese Quiche

Ingredients:
1 pie shell
4 large eggs
1 Tbs flour
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
½ tsp celery salt
¼ tsp nutmeg
1 c. grated cheddar cheese
½ c. grated mozzarella cheese
½ c. grated Swiss cheese
½ c. grated parmesan cheese
8 slices of cooked bacon

1. Preheat oven to 350F
2. Put pie shell in a deep pie dish
3. Put meat and cheese in the pie shell
4. Mix the remaining ingredients (eggs, flour, and seasonings) together and pour over meat and cheeses
5. Bake for 30-35 minutes.