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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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!!!

Makeover Curried Chicken Rice Soup

1/4 cup butter, cubed

2 large carrots, finely chopped

exps42129_THHC1785943D23A2 celery ribs, finely chopped

1 small onion, finely chopped

3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon seasoned salt

1 teaspoon curry powder

2 cans (12 ounces each) fat-free evaporated milk

1 cup half-and-half cream

4-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast

2 cups cooked brown rice

Directions 1.In a Dutch oven, melt butter. Add the carrots, celery and onion; saute for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with flour; stir until blended. Stir in seasoned salt and curry. Gradually add milk and cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

2.Gradually add broth. Stir in chicken and rice; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Yield: 11 servings (2-3/4 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 263 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 524 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 20 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fat-free milk.

Double Chocolate Sheet Cake

chocolate cake

Ingredients

  •   1/2 cup butter, softened
  •   2 cups sugar
  •   2 eggs
  •   3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  •   2 cups all-purpose flour
  •   1 teaspoon baking soda
  •   1/2 teaspoon salt
  •   1 cup water
  •   1/2 cup 2% milk
  •   2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  •   FROSTING:
  •   1 cup sugar
  •   1/2 cup 2% milk
  •   1/2 cup butter, cubed
     

    2 tablespoons baking cocoa

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until crumbly. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with water and milk. Beat in chocolate until combined.
  2. Pour into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 325° for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  3. For frosting, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, milk, butter and cocoa. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Transfer to a bowl; stir occasionally until completely cooled. Beat until smooth; spread over cake. Yield: 24 servings.
  1. This is the easiest and the tastiest cake you have ever tasted. The cake mix is so moist and the frosting so smooth. I tell you it is awesome and very quick. I really enjoy the site where I saw this recipe, Taste Of Home, they have everything you can think of or dream of. Make your friends one on a gloomy day and go over and cheer her up or make it for a shower or birthday(don’t forget the candles) or any time at all… ENJOY!

Read more: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/double-chocolate-sheet-cake#ixzz3BbIqws9g

Tomato And Basil Pesto Pizza Home Grown

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Instructions

Measure 1/2 cup of warm water into a glass or a liquid measuring cup. The water should be fairly warm to the touch, but not too hot. Add the yeast and allow the mixture to stand until the yeast activates and becomes foamy.

Pour the yeast mixture into a large bowl and add the remaining water, olive oil and salt. Stir in enough flour to form a sticky dough, about 2 1/2 cups.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface. Knead while adding more flour until the dough is smooth, but still sticky. A moist, tacky dough will result in a nice crisp crust. About 1/2 a cup more flour should do it.

Place the dough in an oiled bowl, turning it once to coat. Cover the bowl with a towel and place in a warm area to rise. Allow to rise for about 1 hour or until double in size. A good test for readiness is to poke the dough with your finger. If it does not spring back, then it is ready.

Now divide the dough into 2 pieces. Shape the pieces into equal sized balls, place them on a lightly floured surface, cover with a towel and allow to rise again for about 20 to 30 minutes.

Now you are ready to make your crusts. Take a ball of dough and, using your palms, flatten it out on a lightly floured surface. Next push outward with your fingertips to create a disk that is about 1/4 inch thick and slightly thicker around the edges. Now, I have to admit that sometimes I have trouble with this part. When I do, I cheat and use a rolling pin. Repeat the process with the remaining ball of dough. Place the 2 disks on a baking sheet that has been dusted with corn meal or flour, cover with a towel and let rest for about 10 to 15 minutes. While the dough is resting you can mix up your topping.

Combine the garlic, basil and salt in a food processor. With the blade running, drizzle the olive oil through the feeder tube. Continue to process until you have a nice saucy paste.

Brush the raw pizza dough with olive oil and top with a handful of mozzarella. I like to use a light hand with the cheese, so I use about 1/2 a cup for each pizza, but you can add more. If you are using tomatoes, add these at this point as well. Bake the pizzas in preheated 500 degrees F for 8 – 10 minutes or until crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbly.

Be sure to keep an eye on your pizzas because they will burn quickly. I also find it helpful to turn them once or twice for even browning. Remove from the oven and drizzle with basil mixture and Parmesan cheese. All to cool on a wire rack for a few minutes before slicing and serving.

Easter Cookies

Ingredientscookies and ears

Original recipe makes 5 dozen

1 1/2 cups butter, softened

2 cups white sugar

4 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

5 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

Directions

1.In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
2.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3.Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely

 

 

Tailgating With Baby-Back Ribs

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 10 chicken wings
  • oil for deep frying
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce
  • 1 dash ground black pepper
  • 1 dash garlic powder
 

Directions

  1. In a small bowl mix together the flour, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt. Place chicken wings in a large nonporous glass dish or bowl and sprinkle flour mixture over them until they are evenly coated. Cover dish or bowl and refrigerate for 60 to 90 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). The oil should be just enough to cover wings entirely, an inch or so deep. Combine the butter, hot sauce, pepper and garlic powder in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir together and heat until butter is melted and mixture is well blended. Remove from heat and reserve for serving.
  3. Fry coated wings in hot oil for 10 to 15 minutes, or until parts of wings begin to turn brown. Remove from heat, place wings in serving bowl, add hot sauce mixture and stir together. Serve.