Monday, June 24, 2013

Whole Wheat Waffles

2 eggs
1 3/4 C Skim
1/4 C Canola
1/4 C Applesauce
1 t. Vanilla
1 C Whole Wheat Flour
3/4 C White Flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 Tb Sugar
1 tsp salt

Combine Wet ingredients, Combine Dry Ingredients.  Add dry to wet.  Cook in waffle maker

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 pint fresh blueberries
1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease 12 muffin cups, or line with paper liners. Whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl.
2.Whisk vegetable oil, egg, milk, and applesauce together in a separate bowl until smooth, and stir the liquid ingredients into the flour mixture until moistened. Lightly stir in the blueberries. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling them 2/3 full.
3.Bake muffins in the preheated oven until they rise and the tops are golden brown, about 20 minutes. A toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin should come out clean.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tortilla Soup with Pork and Squash

Real Simple September 2012


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Meatball Pizza
Glazed Meatballs
Cheesy Baked Meatballs
Pasta with Spinach and meatballs
Red Curry meatballs
beatball Banh mi
meatballs with fennel and polenta
bbq meatball sliders
lemony meatball and escarole soup
meatballs with apricot couscous

Closet Organization

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Chicken Tacos

People Magazine May 2011

Grilling Party Menus

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Turf Menu: Bourbon and Orange Smash, Chorizo and Pepper Skewers, Grilled Steak with Caper Sauce, Grilled Asparagus with Manchego, Tomato Salad with Pickled Onion

Veggie Menu: Pomegranate Lime Fizz, Grilled Feta with Thyme, Grilled Mediterranean Vegetables, Spiced Chili Oil, Chickpea and Raisin Salad

Surf Menu: Rosemary Rose Spritzer, Grilled Coriander Shrimp with Aioli, Plank Grilled Salmon with Lemon and Fennel, Wild Rice and Pine Nut Salad, Greens with Radishes and Snap Peas

Grill Packets

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Grill Tips

Baked Beans

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Lamb Chops with Orzo and Cucumber Salad

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Shrimp and Avocado Salad with Crispy Tortillas

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Pork Loin With Mustard Sauce and Sauteed Squash

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Crispy Chicken Fingers With Dipping Sauce

May 2013 Scholastic Mag

Basil Spaghetti with Cheesy Broiled Tomatoes

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Dr. Bronners

Found on "Yahoo Voices" internet site:

Use Dr. Bronners soaps straight (preferably peppermint) to brush your teeth. Only one drop is needed. You can also put a few drops on a washcloth to bathe, but you may prefer to use the mild baby liquid soap version. A teaspoon of undiluted Dr. Bronners will work in your diswasher, but you may need to add an extra rinse cycle using vinegar afterwards.

Combine fifty percent Dr. Bronners soap and fifty percent water in a foaming pump bottle for handsoap and body wash. You can also hand-wash dishes with it.

Dilute 1 part Dr. Bronners soaps with 10 parts water to create a Shampoo wash. Thinning it this much will allow the soap to rinse completely from your hair. Add glycerin or coconut oil will give you for more sudsing action if you so desire. You may want to follow with a vinegar rinse. This same combination of the soap and water can also be put in a spray bottle to make an all purpose household cleaner.

Put a few drops of Dr. Bronners soap in a large bowl of water to clean your fruits and vegetables.

Mix one cup of Dr. Bronners with One Gallon of water to clean walls and mop floors.

Mix equal parts Dr. Bronners with Baking Soda or Borax to create a soft scrub solution. This shined my cook hood and sink better than any caustic cleaner I had tried for the last few years. It will also do a great job of cleaning all of your bathroom fixtures.

One quarter ounce of Dr. Bronners soap in a quart of water can be used to protect plants from pests and to keep ants out of your kitchen.

I'd rather not put soap on my face, but you can dilute a tablespoon Dr. Bronners mild baby soap, in distilled water and put it in a 6 ounce pump bottle. Adding a teaspoon of vegetable glycerin will help it foam more. You can also add lavender oil for fragrance.

Using Dr. Bronners for laundry soap is a bit more complicated. Some people report that it is too harsh for clothing, others love it. The best reported results comes from mixing grated Dr. Bronner's bar soap with Borax and washing soda. One third cup of grated soap to 1 cup of Borax and 1 cup of Washing Soda should work.

These combinations are the ones I chose to use after reading hundreds of suggestions. People tend to adjust the combinations over time based on trail and error. You will have to adjust the amounts to find out what works best for you. Also, be careful to never mix castile soap and vinegar. It unsaphonises the soap leaving an oily mixture behind that is not good for cleaning anything. If cleaning with this soap leaves a film behind, you can follow with a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Infused Vinegar

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Sauce Recipes

Pork Chops
Lemon Chicken Cutlets

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Quick Dinners

BHAG September 2012

Beans and Greens with Corn Bread Croutons
Peppers Steaks with Roasted Beets
Turkey Vegetable Casseroles
Bacon Wrapped Salmon with Fruit Chutney

Garlic Pork and Sweet Potato Hash

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