Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I just accidentally posted a personal post to this blog. Once I deleted it the new post title was still showing up on the sidebar. Luckily, I made some delicious cookies last night so I have a recipe to cover up my mistake!
The plate I'm talking to my visiting teaching lady and I was too lazy to take the saran wrap off for the pic!

1 c pumpkin
3/4 c sugar
1/2 c oil
1 egg
2 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp milk
1 c chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla

Dissolve baking soda in milk, set aside. In large bowl add pumpkin, sugar, oil, and egg. Stir. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda mixture. Mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and vanilla. Spoon onto cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 min.

Beware: they are so yummy that I've been eating them for breakfast. Nice and healthy!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Ghost Chili

A creamy chili that’s good on the taste buds and the budget.
  • Prep Time 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time 45 Minutes
  • 1 pound Chicken Breast, Cubed
  • 1 whole Medium Onion, Chopped
  • 1-½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
  • 2 cans (15.5 Oz) Great Northern Beans, Rinsed And Drained
  • 1 can (14.5 Oz) Chicken Broth
  • 2 cans (4 Oz.) Chopped Green Chilies
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
  • ½ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoons Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • ½ cups Whipping Cream

Preparation Instructions

Heat oil in a large pot. Saute chicken, onion, and garlic powder until chicken is no longer pink. Add beans, broth, chilies, and seasoning. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream and cream.
If you like your chili very mild, reduce the amount of chilies to 1 can, or rinse and drain the chilies well.
To make a less rich, healthier version, use 2 cups sour cream and 1/4 cup milk.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Spiced Apple Cider

My Parents had HUNDREDS and HUNDREDS of pounds of apples from their trees this year! So that means I have a ton of fresh-pressed apple juice! But you can use this recipe with any apple juice and it will taste great......just not as great as mine;)

You can either do a big batch of this on the stove or in a crock pot.....or you can do a mug-full at a time in the microwave.

Apple Juice
Cinnamon Sticks: One for each serving. If You're doing a big pot, put in a few. If you are doing it in a mug, just put in one.
cloves: A couple for each serving.
Orange slice(opt) One for each serving.

Heat on stove top, in the microwave, or in crock pot. If you do it the crock pot it makes your house smell wonderful! Then you can drink it hot(that's how I like mine) or chill in the fridge.