Monday, September 2, 2013

Grandma Eunice's Raw Apple Cake

Preheat oven to 350

2 cups sugar

1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups apples, peeled and chopped.

Peel and chop apples, keep in salted water to prevent browning. 

Cream sugar and shortening, Add egg and vanilla.
Mix in dry ingredients. ( I use heaping teaspoons of cinnamon and nutmeg)
Stir in apples. 
Bake in 9x13 pan for 45 minutes. 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Crustless Quiche


  • Crustless Quiche
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat bisquick
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2  cup shredded Cheddar cheese

  • In a bowl, mix eggs, milk bisquick. Stir well add pepper and any other spices you want. Pour into a 2 qt greased pan.  Sprinkle with bacon and cheese; lightly press down into batter. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

You can substitute just about any precooked meat or veggies in place of bacon. Serve it with a fruit salad for a quick supper too! 

I adapted this from a recipe I found on allreipes.com. The original called for 1/2 stick of butter. I just eliminated that and cut the cheese in half. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mini Fruit Pizzas



http://www.gundluth.org/recipes


Mini Fruit PizzasMakes 16 servings
1 pkg. pre-made refrigerated sugar
cookie dough
1 (8 oz.) pkg. softened 1/3-less fat
cream cheese
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 (11 oz.) can mandarin oranges, in light syrup

Glaze:1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 cup unsweetened pineapple juice
1 tsp. lemon juice

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray mini muffin tins with pan spray. Drop 1 tsp. cookie dough in each cup. Press dough to cover the bottom and sides, taking care not to let the dough get too thin. Bake for 4-6 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely on wire racks (see tips). In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth. Place 1-2 tsp. cream cheese mixture in each cookie cup. Wash berries and pat dry with towel. Drain mandarin oranges completely. Top cream cheese mixture with fruit (see tips). To make glaze, combine sugar and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Stir in pineapple and lemon juice until smooth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Cool slightly. Drizzle over fruit. Refrigerate pizzas until chilled. 
Tips:
*To make a traditional fruit pizza, use a jelly roll pan instead of mini muffin tins. Spread the cookie dough evenly onto pan. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before adding cream cheese mixture. Cut into squares after chilling. 
*Try other fruits, such as kiwi, pineapple, peaches, etc. Spritz fruits that could turn brown with lemon juice to keep from browning. 
*Because this recipe is bite-sized, you may need to chop the fruits up smaller to get a variety in each cup. 

Nutrition analysis per mini fruit pizza cup: 90 calories, 2.5g fat, 1g protein, 
16g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 70mg sodium