Baked Oatmeal Squares


This one looks so yummy I am going to try it NOW:)

Ingredients

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes. Cut into squares.

Brown Rice with Tomatoes and Basil


Ingredients

  • 1 cup Texmati brown rice
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup Champagne or rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon good olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound ripe tomatoes, large-diced
  • 1 cup packed basil leaves (1 large bunch), chopped

Directions

Bring 2 1/4 cups water to a boil and add the rice and 1 teaspoon of the salt. Return to a boil, cover, and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes, until the rice is tender and all the water is absorbed. Transfer the rice to a bowl.

Whisk together the vinegar, sugar, olive oil, remaining teaspoon of salt, and a pinch of pepper. Pour over the rice. Add the tomatoes and basil. Mix well and check the seasonings. Serve at room temperature.

Morning Glory Muffins


ingredients

 

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 medium apples, peeled, cored, and chopped (1-1/3 cups)
  • 1-1/4 cups finely shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 8-ounce can crushed pineapple (juice pack), undrained
  • 2/3 cup cooking oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

 

directions

 

  1. Line eighteen 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; stir in brown sugar. Stir in apples, carrots, and raisins. In a medium bowl combine undrained pineapple, oil, eggs, and vanilla. Add pineapple mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
  3. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. Bake in a 375 degree F oven about 18 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups on wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from muffin cups; serve warm. Makes 18 muffins.

Chicken with White Beans and Tomatoes


Ingredients

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 425° F. In a 9-by-13-inch (or some other large) baking dish, toss the beans and tomatoes with the thyme and oregano sprigs, garlic, red pepper, 1 tablespoon of the oil, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper.
  2. Pat the chicken dry and place on top of the bean mixture, skin-side up. Rub with the remaining tablespoon of oil; season with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper.
  3. Roast until the chicken is golden and cooked through, 35 to 45 minutes. Sprinkle with the oregano leaves.

Campfire Peach Cobbler


My husband asked me to find a dessert recipe for camping. i found several and this is the one I will try first…

Campfire Peach Cobbler

Ingredients:
  • 2 – 29 oz. cans sliced peaches
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 2 T. cinnamon
  • 1 – 18 oz. box yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick butter
 
How to Prepare:
In a small bowl, drain juice from 1 can of peaches – discard juice from the other can. Add sugar and cinnamon to the juice. Mix well. Place sliced peaches in a 13x9x2 inch aluminum pan. Pour juice mixture over peaches. Evenly spread box of cake mix over peaches. Cut butter into tablespoons – dot evenly over cake mix. Cover pan loosely with foil. Set on even campfire grate with even heat for about 15 minutes or until steam begins to escape. Once you see steam, remove pan from fire but do not remove foil from top. Let pan rest for ten minutes until cake mix is absorbed and begins to form a crumbly crust.

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole


I love love love breakfast food. Especially on the weekends, I will find myself fantasizing about what I am going to cook for breakfast. However, the downside is that it takes so long to cook. The casserole recipe I found cooks all night in the crockpot, so I can cook it and then get up in the morning and have my hot breakfast waiting for me!

Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients

  • 32 oz bag frozen hash brown potatoes
  • 1 lb cooked diced breakfast sausage, well drained
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 cube butter
 

Method

Layer 1/3 each of hash browns, sausage, onion, and cheese in a slow cooker. Dot 1/3 of butter over first layer and repeat two more times. Mix together eggs, milk and spices then pour over layers. Cover and cook on low heat overnight, or 8-9 hours.

Chicken Mac and Cheese


ingredients

 

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless, chicken breast halves
  • 1 to 2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces dried mostaccioli, ziti, or penne pasta
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 cups milk
  • 8 ounces smoked cheddar, Gruyere, or Swiss cheese, shredded (2 cups)
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 2 cups soft sourdough or French bread crumbs
  • 2 ounces finely shredded Parmesan or Romano cheese (1/2 cup)
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted

 

directions

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree F. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. In a large skillet cook chicken, Italian or desired seasoning blend, salt, and pepper in hot oil over medium heat until chicken is no longer pink.* Remove chicken from skillet; set aside.
  2. In a large pot or kettle cook pasta according to package directions until just tender. Drain; return pasta to pot.
  3. Meanwhile, in the same skillet in which chicken was cooked, cook onion and garlic in 3 tablespoons hot butter over medium heat until tender. Stir in flour until well combined. Stir in tomato paste. Add milk. Cook and stir until mixture is thickened and bubbly; reduce heat. Add the shredded cheese. Stir until cheese is almost melted. Remove from heat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add sauce and chicken to cooked pasta in pot; stir to coat. Spoon mixture into a 2-quart square or rectangular baking dish.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl stir together bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and 3 tablespoons melted butter. Sprinkle crumb mixture over pasta mixture. Bake, uncovered, for 20 to 25 minutes or until crumb mixture is golden and edges are bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Makes 6 servings

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