Friday, April 30, 2010

Strawberries are taking over my kitchen!

I wasn't wanting to drive into town to go grocery shopping on a day that was one big melt I sent Jake...
I always give him a grocery list and he 'interprets' it.   This time he did get most things on the list but came home with WAY TO MANY STRAWBERRIES to possibly eat!

So we are going to be busy making strawberry everything for the next couple of days.
The plans is Jam, crisp, smoothies, and muffins.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Pumpkin Chocolate chip Muffins

I feel a bit less guilty about giving these muffins to my kidlets due to the pumpkin but I still get my chocolate fix at the same time!

1 large can pumpkin puree
4 eggs
300 ml vanilla yogurt (3 individual cups) {please don't use fat free that is just plain wrong!}
1 cup oil ( or 1/2 cup oil and 1/2 apple sauce)
1 tsp vanilla
2 c. AP flour
1 c. quick oats
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
3 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips {if you use milk chocolate chips I will hunt you down and shake my finger at you!}

Heat oven to 400F and prepare muffin pans
Use basic muffin method (mix liquids and mix dry and then stir together until just moist in less than 20 strokes)
Gently stir in Chocolate chips (no more than 5 strokes)

Baking Times: Reg size = 20 min   Mini size = 16-18 min    Jumbo size = 22-25 min

I like this with cream cheese spread inside.

Friday, April 23, 2010

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes about 3 dozen
2 1/4 c. All purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 c. margarine
1/2 c. sugar
1 c. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
2 large eggs
3 cups semi sweet chocolate chips (please don't use milk chocolate chips it is just wrong!)

Preheat oven to 350F.  In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and baking soda; set aside.  In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the butter with both sugars; beat on medium speed until light and fluffy.  Reduce speed to low; add the salt vanilla, and eggs.  Beat until well mixed. Add flour mixture; mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Drop heaping TBSP- size balls of dough about 2 inches apart on a baking sheet.

Bake until cookies are golden around the edges, but still soft in the center, 8-10 min.  Remove from oven, and let cool on baking sheet 1-2 min.  Transfer to a wire rack, and let cool completely.  EAT ONE ! as your family will eat them in record time.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Kitchen stuff I covet!

 (yogurt maker)

(electric wok)

(electric pressure cooker)

(knife sharpener)

Maple Oatmeal Bread

Makes 2 loaves

3c. Warm water
1 TBSP instant yeast
3 TBSP sugar
3 TBSP flour

Dissolve together and let sit for 5 min.

1c. cream
1 egg
2/3 c. oil
1/3 c. maple syrup
1 TBSP sea salt
1 c. uncooked quick oats

Whisk together and add to yeast mixture.

Add flour (60/40 white to WW) until a soft and sticky dough forms. (will stick to sides of bowl)

Let sit for 10 min.  Grease your loaf pans with crisco or pam.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface.  Knead and form into loaves.  Place in pans and put in a cold oven.  Turn on the oven to 170F with door open until risen to top of pan.  Remove loaves and Reheat the oven to 350F.  Bake until golden and hallow when tapped on top.

Saturday, April 17, 2010


I am now ready to officially start posting on this blog!  FINALLY!  I'll be posting my first recipe tomorrow.