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Gingerbread

by Heather

in Dessert

This is a great spicy cake that goes wonderfully with a cup of coffee or hot tea!  Add a little caramel sauce to bring out the flavor!

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup butter

1 egg

1/2 cup honey

2 1/2 cups flour

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp ground cloves

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup hot water

 

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  In a large bowl, cream together the white sugar and the butter.

Next, mix in the egg.

Add the brown sugar and the honey, mix well.

Add all dry ingredients into the bowl. Begin to mix.

Add in the cup of hot water to help blend the ingredients.

Once the ingredients have been combined, pour the batter into a greased 9×9 baking dish.

Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Serve warm with some vanilla ice cream or some caramel sauce!

I like to cut up the cake into individual servings and freeze.  That way I have one slice of cake to warm up with my coffee on a cold winter day!

 

 

Gingerbread
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Serves: 9
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup honey
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup hot water
Instructions
  1. First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream together the white sugar and the butter.
  2. Next, mix in the egg.
  3. Add the brown sugar and the honey, mix well.
  4. Add all dry ingredients into the bowl. Begin to mix.
  5. Add in the cup of hot water to help blend the ingredients.
  6. Once the ingredients have been combined, pour the batter into a greased 9x9 baking dish.
  7. Bake for 45-55 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Serve warm with some vanilla ice cream or some caramel sauce!
  8. I like to cut up the cake into individual servings and freeze. That way I have one slice of cake to warm up with my coffee on a cold winter day!

 

 

 

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Easy Hamburgers

by Heather

in Beef

My boys love my homemade hamburgers, and I love making them for them because they are super easy and much healthier than fast food restaurants because I used the 96% lean meat!  They are easily put together, cooked and then bagged up to be stored in the freezer for a quick meal on a night that we are on the go!

 

Ingredients:

1 lb ground beef (I used 96% lean)

1 egg

bread crumbs

garlic salt

pepper

 

In a large bowl, combine the meat, egg and bread crumbs.

Add garlic salt and black pepper to taste and then using your hands, begin to work the ingredient together.

Form into 6-8 hamburger patties (depending on the size of the burgers you desire).  Spray a large frying pan with cooking spray and cook the burgers on medium heat.  Allow to cook on one side for 7-8 minutes and only flip once.

Once burgers have been cooked through, serve on a bun with cheese and whatever toppings you like!

Additional burgers can be stored in resealable plastic bags and stored in the freezer for dinner another night!

 

Easy Hamburgers
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Recipe type: Dinner
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef (I used 96% lean)
  • 1 egg
  • bread crumbs
  • garlic salt
  • pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the meat, egg and bread crumbs.
  2. Add garlic salt and black pepper to taste and then using your hands, begin to work the ingredient together.
  3. Form into 6-8 hamburger patties (depending on the size of the burgers you desire). Spray a large frying pan with cooking spray and cook the burgers on medium heat. Allow to cook on one side for 7-8 minutes and only flip once.
  4. Once burgers have been cooked through, serve on a bun with cheese and whatever toppings you like!
  5. Additional burgers can be stored in resealable plastic bags and stored in the freezer for dinner another night!

 

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I’ve been concentrating on all of the wonderful summer fruits out right now, and I have been neglecting the veggies!  One of my absolute favorites is zucchini!  You can do so much with zucchini and it is wonderful low calorie vegetable that packs a punch of both protein and fiber!  Here is a great recipe to disguise the vegetable, along with another great summer veggie – corn, that even your kids will enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

1 cup grated fresh zucchini

1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn (thawed)

1/4 cup chopped onion

1 egg

1 cup Bisquick

1/4 cup milk

3/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

toppings – sour cream and fresh cut tomatoes

 

First, grate the zucchini.

Next, in a large bowl combine the zucchini, corn, onion, egg, Bisquick, milk, salt and pepper.  Mix up well.

Heat a large skillet on medium heat with a little olive oil in the bottom.  Once it has been heated, pour the mixture into pancake sized portions.  Allow to brown on both sides.

Once the cakes have thoroughly cooked, serve with a portion of sour cream and diced tomatoes to bring out the zucchini and corn flavors!  This makes an excellent side with some roast chicken or a great vegetarian lunch or dinner!

Any uneaten cakes can be stored in resealable plastic bags and popped in the freezer to be reheated for another meal!

 

Zucchini Corn Cakes
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Recipe type: Bread
Serves: 4
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup grated fresh zucchini
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen corn (thawed)
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup Bisquick
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • toppings - sour cream and fresh cut tomatoes
Instructions
  1. First, grate the zucchini.
  2. Next, in a large bowl combine the zucchini, corn, onion, egg, Bisquick, milk, salt and pepper.  Mix up well.
  3. Heat a large skillet on medium heat with a little olive oil in the bottom.  Once it has been heated, pour the mixture into pancake sized portions.  Allow to brown on both sides.
  4. Once the cakes have thoroughly cooked, serve with a portion of sour cream and diced tomatoes to bring out the zucchini and corn flavors!  This makes an excellent side with some roast chicken or a great vegetarian lunch or dinner!
  5. Any uneaten cakes can be stored in resealable plastic bags and popped in the freezer to be reheated for another meal!

 

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Looking for a great way to use up some of your leftover frozen chicken from your large roaster chicken you cooked a few weeks ago?  This is the perfect recipe that utilizes a cup of pre-cooked chicken!

 

Ingredients:

16 oz bag of frozen mixed vegetables – thawed

1 cup pre-cooked chicken

1 can Cheddar Cheese soup

1/2 cup milk

1 egg

1 cup Bisquick mix

 

First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  Next, if you have not already done so, chop up your pre-cooked roaster chicken into bite-sized, cube pieces.

Spray a 9×9 baking pan, and add the mixed vegetables, chicken and cheddar cheese soup together and mix thoroughly.

Next, in a large bowl, combine the egg, milk and Bisquick together and mix well.

Once mixed thoroughly, pour the Bisquick mixture over top of the chicken and vegetable mixture.  Spread evenly.

Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until the top has turned a nice golden brown in color.  Remove from oven and allow to cook for 5 minutes or so before serving.  You can change the flavor of the dish by changing the type of condensed soup you use.  Other great flavor suggestions would be Cream of Chicken or Cream of Mushroom!

Any uneaten portions can be easily transferred to a plastic container and stored in the freezer for dinner another night!

 

Chicken Cheddar Pot Pie
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 6
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Ingredients
  • 16 oz bag of frozen mixed vegetables - thawed
  • 1 cup pre-cooked chicken
  • 1 can Cheddar Cheese soup
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup Bisquick mix
Instructions
  1. First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  Next, if you have not already done so, chop up your pre-cooked roaster chicken into bite-sized, cube pieces.
  2. Spray a 9x9 baking pan, and add the mixed vegetables, chicken and cheddar cheese soup together and mix thoroughly.
  3. Next, in a large bowl, combine the egg, milk and Bisquick together and mix well.
  4. Once mixed thoroughly, pour the Bisquick mixture over top of the chicken and vegetable mixture.  Spread evenly.
  5. Bake in the oven at 400 degrees for approximately 25-30 minutes, or until the top has turned a nice golden brown in color.  Remove from oven and allow to cook for 5 minutes or so before serving.  You can change the flavor of the dish by changing the type of condensed soup you use.  Other great flavor suggestions would be Cream of Chicken or Cream of Mushroom!
  6. Any uneaten portions can be easily transferred to a plastic container and stored in the freezer for dinner another night!

 

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Mexican Meatloaf

I remember as a kid I used to hate meatloaf night!  I wasn’t a big fan of the traditional ketchup sauce meatloaf, just so blah.  So, when I am making dinner for my own kids, I am all about jazzing it up so dinner doesn’t become something they dread!   Ingredients: 1 lb lean ground […]

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