• Recipe

    Cheesy Vegetable and Rice Casserole

    This is a recipe you can go to when you have vegetables to use up at the end of the week. I take whatever I have left over, like a few servings of steamed broccoli or green beans, and mix it in with the base of this recipe. It’s based on a recipe from the Food Network. Ingredients: 3 Tbs butter 2 Tbs flour 1/2 Pound, sliced cremini mushrooms 1 Onion, diced 4 Garlic cloves, roughly minced 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (use less if you don’t like spice) 1 1/2 Cups milk of your choice 1/2 Cup vegetable broth (I use better than bouillon brand) 2…

  • Cheesy Hashbrown Bites

    Cheesy Hashbrown Bites

    I love breakfast, every time I visit my family in Pittsburgh eating breakfast together is a way to reconnect. When they visit me I make my oatmeal bake and brunch egg bake. Now I have a new item to add to my menu! This hashbrown bites are easy to make and a great way to use up left over baked potatoes. Ingredients: 5 Potatoes, baked and refrigerated 1 Medium red onion 2 Cloves garlic 2 Eggs 1/2 Teaspoon seasoned salt 1 Cup shredded cheese (your choice) Olive oil, for the muffin tins Supplies: Food processor with grating accessory or hand grater Muffin tin with 12-18 muffins Method: Be sure to…

  • Recipe

    Peach Cobbler

    Fresh peaches make my summer. Anytime I can enjoy them on their own, in oatmeal, or a dish all their own, I will. This is a simple, healthy recipe you can bake to use overly ripe peaches. Make it as a light dessert or serve at a brunch with yogurt. Ingredients: 3 Overripe peaches, peeled and diced 1/2 Cup oatmeal 2 Tablespoons raw sugar (or brown sugar) 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract 2 Teaspoons coconut oil (or olive oil) 2 Pinches salt Method: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Layer diced peaches on the bottom of a round baking pan. Combine all other ingredients in a small bowl until thoroughly incorporated.…

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    Cranberry Orange Bran Muffins

    One of things I loved to do with my Grandma when I was young was to help her bake. I would stand on her kitchen chair next to her at her counter and we would bake all kinds of delicious food. I loved when she made apple pies, not for the pies but for the slices of apple that she would give me. She would put them in a very worn aluminum measuring cup and sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar. I thought that was the best! We would also make scrumptious bran muffins. They were always moist and we ate them warm out of the oven. Now that I…

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    Baked Potato Slices

    This recipe is a combination of the best baked potatoes and roasted potatoes side dishes. If you’re counting calories, these are great because you’re eating half a potato and you don’t even know you’re missing it. The top also has a nice crispiness that I really enjoy. Ingredients: Baking Potatoes, scrubbed and sliced in half. As many as you like. Seasoned Salt Olive oil Method: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Spray your potatoes with olive oil. I love to use my misto.  Sprinkle potatoes with seasoned salt. Place an a foil lined cookie sheet and bake for 45 minutes to an hour. Test potatoes with a fork, if…

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