Thursday, January 21, 2010

Blueberry Muffins

This past summer, we spent an afternoon at my dad's blueberry patch. We came home with a couple buckets of blueberries.  Now I have all these blueberries in the freezer and I have tried out quite a few different recipes for the prefect blueberry muffins.

Well, the word got out that I wasn't happy with the recipes I had tried.  My Aunt Lucy spent me these recipe and I finally got around to making these a few days ago.  I agree with my aunt, these are the BEST muffins.

what you need
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 TBSP butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1-1/2 to 2 cups blueberries
make it
Cream sugar and butter. Add egg and beat well. Add sour cream and mix. Combine the dry ingredients and add. Sprinkle 1 TBSP flour on blueberries and fold into batter. Fill muffin cups, sprinkle with sugar and bake at 350 degrees about 20-25 minutes (depends on size if muffins, but don't overbake).
Makes 1 dozen larger muffins. These are the best BB muffins! Don't overbeat or they get tough.

Sunday, January 17, 2010


When Mike and I were engaged to be married, Mike's mom made a recipe book for me of all the recips she liked to make that Mike would eat.  This is one of them....Stromboli.

Now I do spend the extra time to make the bread dough in my bread machine, but you could also bu the frozen dough loaves at the store, thaw it and let it raise.  I believe you will get the same results.  

After the dough is ready, I sprinkle some flour on the countertop, so the dough doesn't stick to it.  Then start rolling.

and keep rolling until you have a nicely shaped rectangle, about 10" x 15"

Once the dough is rolled out, then you need to grab 2 eggs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, oregano, pepper and olive oil.  Mix these together according to the recipe and spread the mixture on the rolled dough.  I find it's easiest to get my fingers dirty and spread it out with them.

Add  provolone cheese slices over the egg mixture,

and what ever other topping you family prefers just pepperoni and ham,

and more cheese.

Roll up the dough, making sure you seal the seams.  Place seam down on greased baking sheet. 
Brush with egg whites.

Before you know it, the house will be smelling so good and your kids will be excited for dinner

Plate and Serve!!!  


what you need
  • 1 loaf of bread dough
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 TBSP Parmesan cheese
  • 1 TBSP Parsley
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 2 TBSP Olice Oil
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 6 slices Provolone cheese
  • choice of toppings: pepperoni, mushrooms, ham, green peppers, onion, cooked sausage, pineapple
make it
Roll dough into 10"x15" rectangle.
Mix egg yolks(keep the egg whites), parmesan cheese, parsley, oregano, pepper and oil. Spread mixture over dough. Put provolone cheese on egg mixture. Add other toppings. Add mozzarella cheese. Roll long way, tucking ends in as you roll. Place seam side down on greased baking sheet. Brush with egg whites. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Instead of provolone cheese, you can add 1 extra cup of mozzarella cheese.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Chicken Enchiladas

This afternoon, while I was taking a stroll in my local Target Store, I had a need for some chicken enchiladas.  So I wheeled my cart through the food aisles for some chicken, tortillas, and cheddar cheese.  

After I got home, I threw some chicken in a pan with a dab of butter, and let it simmer for a while.
Then the rest of ingredients got thrown in...cream cheese, picante sauce, cumin and cheddar cheese.

After simmering for about 10 minutes, enough time for the cheese to melted. It was time to assembly.

To start, I warmed the tortillas so they don't crack during assembly.

Next I dropped 1/3 cup of chicken mixture on tortillas.

Rolled them up and place in baking dish.  Repeat for all tortillas

Cover with taco sauce

and sprinkle with cheese.  YUM-O!!!!

Then you need to wait about 20-25 minutes until they are bubbly hot.

Plate and Serve

So good!!!

Chicken Enchiladas

what you need
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked chicken
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup picante sauce
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 1/2 cup taco sauce
  • 8 6" flour tortillas
make it
Combine chicken, onion, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, cream cheese, picante sauce and cumin; saute and melt. Put 1/3 cup of chicken mixture onto flour tortilla.
Place filled tortilla in shallow, greased baking dish. Top with taco sauce and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. Bake at 350 15-20 minutes


So here I am again starting another blog, this one is about food.

You may wonder why a blog about food, while I spent a good portion of my day, yesterday, going through my cookbooks, and I have lots of them that I only use one or maybe two recipes and they are taking up way too much room.  I am working on condensing them into one book so I'm not hunting through a dozen cookbooks to find that one good recipe.  (If you're looking some "new" cookbooks there will be a few on a large garage sale this spring...I am decludding.)

I need to look for ways to keep my budget in check, and I am hoping that by making more meals from scratch and can save a few more pennies.  Maybe it will even get me to do more with coupons, but that's another post some time.

So for now, I pledge to do some more cooking, spending time making delicious, healthy meals for my family.  I hope by having a blog that will need to be updates that it will drive me to cook.  Please hold me to it.  Spend me comments if there's no a new post in a while.

I hope that all of my readers will benefit as well from the recipes that I post on this blog.  I promise I would post a recipe unless my family likes it.