Easy Blue Berry Muffins

INGREDIENTS
blue berry muff

1/2 cup oat bran

1 cup wheat bran

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup milk

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

2/3 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cupfresh blueberries

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1 orange, juiced and zested

1egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Preheat an oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups, or line with paper muffin liners.
2.Combine the oat bran and wheat bran in a large bowl. Stir in sour cream and milk. Allow mixture to stand for 10 minutes. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, brown sugar, and salt in a separate bowl. Gently stir blueberries into the flour mixture, carefully coating all the blueberries with flour. Stir vegetable oil, orange juice and zest, egg, and vanilla extract into the bran mixture. Combine flour mixture with the wet ingredients until just blended. Drop batter into lined muffin cups.
3.Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes.

Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

 

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Stuffed Shells

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1
pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
1
container (16 oz.) BREAKSTONE’S FREE or KNUDSEN FREE Fat Free Cottage Cheese
1
red pepper, chopped
1
egg white
1
env. (0.7 oz.) GOOD SEASONS Italian Dressing Mix
1
cup KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese, divided
20
jumbo pasta shells (for stuffing), cooked, cooled
1
jar (14 oz.) spaghetti sauce

Make It

HEAT oven to 400°F.

COMBINE first 5 ingredients.  Stir in 1/2 cup mozzarella; spoon into shells.

SPREAD half the sauce onto bottom of 13×9-inch baking dish.  Place shells in dish; top with remaining sauce and mozzarella.  Cover.

BAKE 40 min. or until heated through, uncovering after 30 min.

 

Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

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Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake

SERVES 12 TO 16

This luxurious treat has a brownie crust, a creamy filling and two ganache toppings. For a dairy-free version, make Dairy-Free Chocolate Cheesecake  with dairy-free variations of Brownie Crust and chocolate ganache toppings.

10 ounces good-quality dark chocolate
2 ounces unsweetened baker’s chocolate
3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup sugar
4 eggs + 1 yolk, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream
1 chocolate brownie crust, prebaked (below)
Dark Chocolate Ganache
Milk Chocolate Ganache

1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

2. Break both types of chocolate into pieces and melt over hot water or in the microwave. Set aside.
3. Beat the cream cheese until fluffy, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl. Add sugar and continue beating for a few minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating until incorporated, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl. Beat in the vanilla. Mix in the cream. Slowly stir in melted chocolate until ingredients are combined.
4. Pour filling into cooled prebaked crust.
5. Place cheesecake in preheated oven and bake on middle rack for 2 hours or until sides feel firm and the center is soft like baked custard. Begin checking after 90 minutes. Internal temperature should be 150 degrees.
6. Turn oven off. Leave cheesecake in oven with door propped open for about an hour.
7. When cool, top with milk chocolate ganache. Then top with dark chocolate ganache.
Each slice contains 614 calories, 36g total fat, 21g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 140mg cholesterol, 185mg sodium, 73g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, 8g protein.

BEANS X3

Nothing better to sit down  at the table with to eat than a bowl of beans cooked down to a thick soup….The only thing missing was my slice of homemade cornbread and a glass of that good ole sweet tea, but my food program doesn’t allow me to have all of the good stuff so I chose the bowl of beans and boy were they goooood….

Put all of the ingredients in the crockpot with the seasoning and water….turn on high and cook for about 6 hours and corn bread is optional…..enjoy!!!

Pizza Pie

When its pizza night at out house we know what to do….we pour our glass of Merlot….after we make sure the Merlot is perfect then we make our pizza…I buy pizza pie shells or plain pizzas and add my toppings…
Ingredients
Marinara sauce
Mozzarella cheese
Kale or spinach
Tomatoes sliced
Garlic,onions,Italian seasoning,evo
Directions
Place all ingredients on the pizza crust….place in pre heated oven at 400* until it is ready for the table or about 20 minutes….have another glass of Merlot while you wait and then serve….

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Recipe from the past that was requested….

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Ingredients                                                                                                                  nutty pie

  • 1 sheet refrigerated pie pastry
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 jar (12-1/4 ounces) fat-free caramel ice cream topping
  • Additional fat-free caramel ice cream topping, optional
Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 502 calories, 33 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 142 mg cholesterol, 277 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Line a 9-in. deep-dish pie plate with pastry. Trim and flute edges. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, 1 egg and vanilla until smooth. Spread into pastry shell; sprinkle with pecans.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk remaining eggs; gradually whisk in caramel topping until blended. Pour slowly over pecans.
  3. Bake 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned (loosely cover edges with foil after 20 minutes if pie browns too quickly). Cool on a…

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Mama’s Peach Cobbler

This is the simplest peach cobbler one can imagine and so delicious….. Place a scoop of ice cream on top and you are in peaches cobbler heaven…yummy!!

Ingredients

1 cup flour

1 cup milk

1cup of sugar

2 sticks of butter

1large can of peaches

Ice cream

Directions

In the 350* oven I place my casserole dish with the 2 sticks of butter to be melting….

In a separate bowl I pour one cup of flour, one cup of milk and one cup of sugar and stir well until smooth and creamy…..

When the butter melts I pour the can of peaches in and then I pour the mixture all over the peaches. ( No stirring )

Cook until you have a crust on top about 40 minutes.

Serve with a scoop of ice cream!!!! Yummee!!

If you decide you want a cobbler different than peach then I recommend JR Steven’s book  on Cobblers, brown Betty’s,  grunts,  bucklers and many more, …..He has a lot of excellent recipes and they are easy to follow…they are also delicious….click on the imagine below!!!