Tags: breakfast, ebelskivers, pancakes
These Ebelskivers are a chore to make…three mixing bowls, a whip, beater, measuring tools, brush, pan, individual servings…but totally worth it!
The pan is from Williams-Sonoma Cookware. Don’t bother with their packaged mix, not worth it. But the recipe included on the pan is fool-proof. I’ve made these so many different times this past year, each time with perfect results.
My favorite filling/topping combo has got to be fresh banana with cinnamon-sugar. A close second is boysenberry preserves with powdered sugar.
Tags: budget friendly, family friendly, spaghetti squash
In an effort to re-invent the left over chicken and spaghetti squash, I decided to make enchiladas. The spaghetti squash extended the chicken, making this a budget friendly meal.
Chicken (and spaghetti squash) Enchiladas
- 1 cup cooked spaghetti squash
- 1 1/2 cup cooked chicken, shredded
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese
- corn tortillas
- prepared enchilada sauce
Pour 3/4 cup enchilada sauce in the bottom of an 11×13 baking dish.
In a bowl mix spaghetti squash, chicken and most of the cheese. Heat tortillas in the microwave or dip them in hot oil (you want them to be bendable so they don’t crack when you roll them). Scoop chicken mixture onto the middle of one tortilla. Roll and place seam side down in baking dish. Continue until you have used all of your filling (I got 9). Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!
This enchilada sauce from Trader Joe’s is pretty good. A real time saver!
Tags: Family Meals, kid friendly, Quiche, spaghetti squash
There’s a reason why it’s called spaghetti squash…
Just cut in half and bake at 400 degrees for an hour. Once the squash is cool enough to handle, use a fork to remove the flesh and you’ve got spaghetti squash. The possibilities are endless with this versatile vegetable. Here’s how I used it today…
Spaghetti Squash Quiche
- 1 prepared pie crust
- 3/4 cup spaghetti squash
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 3/4 cup ground chicken sausage
- 1/4 cup caramelized onions
- 1 Tbsp flour
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups non-fat milk
Bake pie crust. Combine squash, cheese, sausage, and onions with flour. Scoop into bottom of still warm pie shell. Whisk eggs and milk in a bowl and pour over squash mixture. Bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes.
It’s true that Butternut Squash tops my family’s list of favorite winter squashes. Here’s my no-fail, even-my-pickiest-eater-will-like-it Butternut Squash recipe.
Butternut Squash Bake
- Butternut Squash Puree (from 1 whole squash, about 2 cups)
- 3 T melted butter
- 2 eggs
- 3 T flour
- 3 T brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
Prepare an 8X8 baking dish with Pam.
Mix all of the ingredients well (I use a hand whip). Pour into pan. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes. Cool to room temp. Enjoy!
*** Fall Harvest Basket compliments of my dear friend M. Thanks You! This was a wonderful surprise!
Tags: asian, coconut, desserts, mochi
In my family, mochi was a very special treat that was always purchased from an asian market or fair. But last year a girlfriend introduced me to this homemade version. Still sweet, sticky and chewy bites of golden dough-like cake…without the trip to Japan-town. These can be made with ingredients easily found at any supermarket and are every bit as wonderful as I remember from my childhood.
Coconut Custard Mochi (Thanks Jenni)
- 16 oz Mochiko (Sweet Rice Flour)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup butter, room temperature
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 1 can coconut milk
- 1 can evaporated milk
- 2 tsp vanilla
In a bowl sift together sweet rice flour and baking powder. Set aside.
In a large bowl fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and beat well.
Pour coconut milk in a 2 cup measuring cup and add enough water to equal 2 cups. Pour the coconut milk, evaporated milk, vanilla and dry ingredients into the bowl. Mix well.
Pour batter into greased and floured 9×13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack.
Dedicated to my grandmother.
Tags: fruit, kid friendly, kids, valentines day
I don’t know which is more embarrassing, Christmas cookies up until Valentine’s Day, or the fruit kabobs replacing them.
We have been invited to a friend’s house for spaghetti dinner. I know fruit kabobs don’t really go with spaghetti, but they are fun, and the kids will like them…plus, if this post stays up until summer, this blog won’t look so outdated. Yes, I’ve learned to be very efficient since going back to work.
I know I don’t need to explain, but for the sake of a recipe I used chunks of fresh pineapple, then a grape, a section of clementine, two more grapes, a huge strawberry, then a heart shape of watermelon….it is, after all, Valentine’s Day!
Tags: cake, chocolate stout cake, guinness
Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday to You!
Happy Birthday Dear Hubby!
Happy Birthday to You!
For my hubby’s birthday this year I made a Chocolate Stout Cake with Guinness.
Yep, it’s a beer cake.
It’s pretty good too. Not my personal favorite, but fun to try.
And perfect for any beer lover.
Chocolate Stout Cake (make with Guinness)
from Bon Appetit, October 2006
- 2 cups Guinness stout
- 2 cups unsalted butter, cut into 1 inch cubes
- 1 1/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
- 4 cups all purpose flour
- 4 cups sugar
- 1 Tbsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 4 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups sour cream
- 3 cups whipping cream
- 1 1/2 pounds semisweet chocolate, chopped
Preheat oven to350 degrees. Butter and flour three 8 inch cake pans with 2 inch high sides. (I used three 9 inch cake pans with 1 inch sides) Line with parchment paper rounds. Butter rounds.
Bring stout and butter to simmer in large saucepan over medium heat, stirring to melt butter. Add cocoa; whisk until mixture is smooth. Cool slightly.
Beat eggs and sour cream in large mixing bowl fitted with paddle attachment. Add chocolate mixture and beat until just combined. Sift in flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Beat to blend. Divide batter among pans. (I had enough batter left over for and additional 36 mini cupcakes).
Bake cakes until tester inserted into the center comes out clean. About 35-45 minutes. Transfer to rack; cool 10 minutes. Turn out onto rack; remove parchment and cool.
Put chopped chocolate into a large bowl. Heat cream until simmer and pour over the chocolate. Set sit 3 minutes; whisk until smooth. Chill until spreadable, stirring often, about 3 hours.