Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Pumpkin Blueberry Muffins

Today is a perfect fall day, a nice wind is blowing through the open windows and it is a great day to bake! I found this recipe for pumpkin muffins and gave it a try. They are great!

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
1/4 cup light brown sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine dry ingredients. Blend pumpkin, milk, egg and butter. Add pumpkin mixture to dry ingredients. Fold in blueberries. Fill tins. Sprinkle evenly with brown sugar mixed with a little cinnamon. Bake 20 minutes. Yields 12 Muffins.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Easy Hamburger Casserole

Here is a quick, easy but delicious casserole. A friend at church ( Hi K!!), made this for a church dinner and it was so good. She calls it "Wednesday Night Casserole".

egg noodles cooked and drained
1 - 2 lbs hamburger meat cooked and drained
1 can cream of chicken soup
cheddar cheese

Brown hamburger meat and season with salt, pepper and I added a few dashes of worsteshire sauce. You can also chop onion and green pepper in this while browning.
Mix cooked egg noodles, toss with a small bit of butter and add cream of chicken soup. If this is too thick, add some milk. Stir in hamburger meat, place in baking pan and top with cheese. Bake until cheese is bubbly.

Oatmeal Crisps

In my last post, this was a recipe for disaster! But this time, the oats made it into the dough and it turned out much better. These oatmeal crisps are delicious!

1 cup (2 sticks) butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar (you can use less of each)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 & 1/2 cup All Purpose Flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
3 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup nuts (pecans or walnuts)
optional - 1/2 cup heath bits

Mix softened butter with sugar until blended. Add eggs and vanilla, mix well. In a separate bowl, add flour, salt and baking soda and stir well. Add this flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix. To this add the oats, nuts and heath bits, fold in.
This makes a huge batch of batter and if you would like, you can take half of the batter, form it into a log shape and wrap in waxed paper. This will keep in the refrigerator or freezes well. To bake, slice this dough in slices. For current dough, if you don't want to chill it and slice it, you can spoon it onto a greased cookie and bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until golden brown.