Thursday, February 28, 2008

Dried Fruit "better-for-you" cookies

  • 3 cups quick oats
  • 3 mushed up ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 cup dried fruit (I used raisins, apricots, and pineapple)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1 tablespoon sugar

Mix everything together, put on well greased cookie sheet and baked at 400 degrees for 18 minutes. Makes about 15 "cookies". These work well as afternoon snacks.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Molten Chocolate Cake

  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 ounces chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • dusting sugar

Beat together eggs and sugar on high for ten minutes. Melt together chocolate, butter and whipping cream over low heat; mix in flour and vanilla. Fold egg mixture in with chocolate mixture slowly. Grease 2 ramekins dishes, dust inside with sugar. Fill ramekins dishes 3/4 full, bake at 400 degrees for 9 minutes. Center should be wiggly. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, flip ramekins dish upside down, serve away. Maybe dust some powder sugar or top with whipped cream if you can wait long enough!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Baby Bunch Bouquet

I got the idea to make this as a shower gift from Martha Stewart.
Instead of roses, I used bright gerber daisies, but I think you could use whatever fake flower looked the prettiest. I bought all the supplies to make this at Dollar Tree, and it cost $10. There are 2 onesies, 1 shirt, 2 hats, 2 pairs of socks, tights and wash clothes in it. I am putting it in an oversized vase, wrapped with a few extra clothing items. It was a little hard starting out, and would have been easier with another set of hand when taping them all together, but overall was a pretty easy craft. It took me about an hour to do.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Bacon Tomato Soup

  • 4 Slices of Bacon, chopped up small
  • 15 ounce can of crushed tomatos
  • 4 celery stalks chopped
  • 4 carrots chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

Fry up bacon in a large sauce pan. Remove the bacon, leaving the grease. Toss in the garlc, celery and carrots. Cook in the grease until tender. Put into a food processor. Return to pot, along with cooked bacon, tomato, milk and sugar. Cook up until nice and warm. Serve it with grilled cheese - of course.