Friday, February 10, 2012

first 6 recipes found in my email today

This is a great recipe! I do leave out the Tabasco sauce, though. This feeds a large group.


  • 3 lbs. hamburger
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 (29 oz.) can tomato puree
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 large cans kidney beans
  • 1 Tbsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 10 drops Tabasco sauce


Brown beef and onions. Add to other ingredients. Simmer 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
Servings: 25
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 90 Minutes

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1 c. rolled oats
1 c. cornmeal
3 c. whole wheat flour
1 tbsp. shortening
1/3 c. honey
1 tbsp. salt
3 c. boiling water
1 tbsp. dry yeast
3-4 c. all purpose flour

IN a large bowl mix oats, cornmeal, whole wheat flour, shortening, honey
and salt. Pour in boiling water, stirring until smooth. Cool to
lukewarm, 105 to 115 degrees. Sprinkle yeast on batter and mix in. Stir
in flour, 1/2 cup at a time, begin kneading when to stiff to stir. Knead
in flour necessary to control texture and knead about 8 to 10 minutes.
Put dough in clean bowl, lightly grease top, cover tightly and put in
warm place, 80 to 85 degrees until double, 1 hour.

Punch down, knead 30 seconds. Cut in 2, shape in balls, let rest covered
for 3 to 4 minutes. Form into 2 loaves, put in 9"x5" greased loaf pans,
place in warm place. Cover with wax paper until center of dough rises 1"
above pan edge (50 minutes). Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees.


*Ginny Butterfield
Easy Diabetic Cheese Straws


a.. cooking spray
b.. ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
c.. 2 teaspoons chili powder
d.. ½ teaspoon ground cumin
e.. 4 12" x 17" sheets phyllo dough, at room temperature

1.. Preheat the oven to 400°F; spray a large non-stick baking sheet with cooking spray (or line with parchment paper).
2.. In a small bowl, mix the cheese, chili powder, and cumin.
3.. Place the sheets of phyllo on a flat surface and cover them with a damp towel.
4.. Remove the first sheet and coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons of the cheese mixture on the sheet.
5.. Add another sheet and coat that with cooking spray and 2 teaspoons of cheese, too.
6.. Keep going until you have a total of 4 sheets stacked on top of each other.
7.. Lightly roll over the sheets with a rolling pin to press them (and the cheese) together.
8.. Using a serrated knife, cut into 8 strips and transfer those to the baking sheet.
9.. Repeat steps 4 through 8 with the rest of the phyllo dough.
10.. Bake until the cheese straws are crisp and golden (8 to 10 minutes).
11.. Cool on wire racks.
Nutrition Information

Per serving (3 straws):
47 calories (19% calories from fat), 3 g protein, 2 g total fat ((1.0 g saturated fat), 4 g carbohydrate, 0 dietary fiber, 4 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium

Diabetic exchanges:
1/4 carbohydrate (1/4 bread/starch), 1/2 fat

"Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate
And though I oft have passed them by, A day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run West of the Moon, East of the Sun."
- J.R.R. Tolkien

Lasagna Roll Ups

Posted: 09 Feb 2012 10:45 PM PST

I found a really easy and crowd pleasing recipe today and wanted to share it with you all.

By really easy, I don't mean "throw a box in the microwave and voila" easy. But more like "I made this on my own and it didn't take weird ingredients or too much time" easy.

The best part is that everyone loved it!



  • 1 box lasagna sheets (the real kind, not the no-bake ones)
  • 1 cup browned lean ground turkey (or lean ground beef)
  • 1 cup frozen chopped spinach, squeeze out excess water
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, seperated
  • 1 pint lowfat or skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion salt
  • 1/2 tsp basil, oregano, parsley
  • Your favorite spaghetti sauce, I make my own. It's a family secret. One that I'm still working on. I don't think it will ever be the same as my mom's sauce. Ugh.
  • 1 cup (approximately) mozzarella sprinkled on top.
  • Optional: Salad fixings and breadsticks



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Boil water in large stock pot and cook lasagna noodles according to package directions. (Cook 1-2 noodles per person, plus a few extras just in case some tear.)
  3. Brown meat, along with garlic powder, onion salt, basil, oregano, and parsley.
  4. In medium sized bowl, mix browned meat, ricotta, spinach, and 1/4 c parmesan.
  5. Spray baking dish with non-stick spray and cover bottom of pan lightly with sauce.
  6. Drain cooked noodles in colander and lay on towel to dry.
  7. Spread meat filling along one noodle and roll up. Place completed roll into pan. Repeat with remaining noodles.
  8. Top completed rolls with sauce, then sprinkle remaining parmesan cheese and a handful of mozzarella if desired.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees covered with foil for approximately 30-40 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Serve with salad and bread sticks!


Weight Watchers info: Depending on the amount of mozzarella cheese you add, there are approximately 230 calories per roll, or 6 pts.



Bon Bon Candy

1 can Eagle Brand milk
2 lbs. powdered sugar
2 sticks margarine
1-1/2 to 2 cups Angel Flake coconut
2 cups chopped nuts ( I use walnuts for everyone else. I dont like
nuts though)
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp vanilla

Mix all of the above ingredients, chill in refrigerator and then roll
into small balls. Chill till firm, then take a few at a time from
refrigerator and dip in mixture of: 1/2 pound paraffin ( 1/2 Bar) wax
and 2 cups chocolate chips, melted in a double boiler. Use toothpicks
to dip. These freeze well


A New Semi-Homemade Soup Every Week!

Posted: 09 Feb 2012 09:00 PM PST

My family gets a new semi-homemade soup for supper at least once a week! It's easy and it uses up small leftover quantities I have on hand. Win-win!
The soup in the photo above, for example, has:
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Water
  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Diced Dill Pickles and Pickle Juice
  • Brown Rice (leftover from night before)
  • Shredded Chicken (leftover from night before)
The kids really liked it! Pair it with some nicely grilled sandwiches and you have a quick and yummy weeknight dinner! And it changes a little every week…


Billie C.

"Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate
And though I oft have passed them by, A day will come at last when I
Shall take the hidden paths that run West of the Moon, East of the Sun."
- J.R.R. Tolkien

1 comment:

April said...

I'm thinking may have to try that chili today. Sounds good and its cold out, getting colder with possible snow.....