Friday, 23 October 2015

Cream Cheese Crescent Bars

A nice easy recipe...which has only 4 ingredients. Delicious too. Thank you Mari at My Little Corner of the World

2 cans crescent rolls (I use the recipe variation, without the perforations)
2 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup chocolate chips
  • Spread a pkg of crescent rolls in 9x13 pan, and press into corners.
  • Mix cream cheese and sugar; spread over crescents in pan.
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips over cream cheese.
  • Place remaining crescents between 2 sheets of wax paper and roll to fit pan.
  • Place over chocolate chips.
  • Sprinkle sugar over top for a nice finish.
  • Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned

Monday, 19 October 2015

Savory Bacon & Cheddar Muffins

Bacon and cheddar cheese in a warm fluffy muffin would be just as welcome at the breakfast table with eggs and they would at the dinner table with chili or soup. thank you The Cozy Little Kitchen

1 1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/2 c. corn meal (I happened to have yellow self rising corn meal mix and it was good.)
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
2 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese, divided (I only had Colby jack so that's what I used this time.)
6-8 bacon slices, cooked crisp and chopped
1 egg, beaten
1 c. milk (I always use skim.)
1/4 c. butter, melted
  • Preheat oven to 425 F.
  • Combine dry ingredients into a large bowl. 
  • Stir in 2 c. cheese and bacon; set side. 
  • Blend egg, milk, and butter in a medium bowl and stir it in the flour mixture until just incorporated. 
  • Fill greased muffin cups 3/4 full with batter. 
  • Sprinkle on remaining cheese. 
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes. 
  • Let cool about 5 before removing from pan

Friday, 16 October 2015

Pumpkin Brownies

Another lovely pumpkin recipe. Thank you Colletta's Kitchen Sink

1- 15 oz. can pureed pumpkin
1 cup applesauce
2 egg whites
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1- 10 oz bag chocolate chips (or cinnamon chips)
1 cup chopped walnuts
  • In a large bowl, thoroughly combine pumpkin, applesauce, egg whites and brown sugar
  • In a small bowl combine flour, spices, baking soda and salt.
  • Stir flour mixture into the pumpkin mixture. 
  • Mix well.
  • Stir chocolate (cinnamon) chips and walnuts into batter
  • Pour batter into a greased 13X9 pan 
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Creamy Potato and Celery Soup

This is a non-dairy soup that is low in calories and fat. It's simple to make and extremely delicious. Enjoy with crusty bread rolls, if desired.

1 bunch celery, diced
3 large potatoes, diced
1 onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon celery salt (or sea salt)
1.5 litres chicken stock
1 tablespoon oil

  • Heat the oil in a large frying pan.
  • Saute onion and potato for 3 minutes or until the onion has turned translucent.
  • Pour in chicken stock and bring to the boil.
  • Once boiling, add celery.
  • Bring back the boil and lower the heat.
  • Add celery salt.
  • Let simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Puree the soup with a hand blender, liquidiser or food processor until smooth