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Friday, January 30, 2009

Blueberry Muffins

2 Cups SR Flour
1/4 Sugar
1 Tbsp. Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1 Cup Milk
1/4 C. Vegetable Oil
1 Large Egg (slightly beaten)
1 Cup fresh or frozen blueberries
Combine First 4 things & stir. Make a well & pour the rest of the ingredients (except berries) into the hole. Stir until moistened. Then add blueberries. Pour into muffin tin. Bake 400 degrees 20-25 minutes. Enjoy!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Shannon's Easy Lasagna

1 lb. ground beef (I use ground turkey)
32 oz. thick spaghetti sauce
1 1/2 c. water
2 c. (15 oz. container) Ricotta or sm. curd cottage cheese
3 c. (12 oz.) shredded Mozzarella or Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs
1/4 c. chopped parsley (optional)
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
8 oz. lasagna, uncooked
Brown meat in 3 quart saucepan; drain off excess fat. Add sauce and water; simmer about 10 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients in a separate bowl, except lasagna noodles, for filling. Pour about 1 cup sauce on bottom of 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan. Layer 3 pieces of uncooked lasagna over sauce; cover with about 1 1/2 cups sauce. Spread 1/2 of cheese filling over sauce. Repeat layers of lasagna, sauce, and cheese filling. Top with layer of lasagna and remaining sauce. I put shredding chees on top. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 350 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes. Remove foil; bake about 10 minutes longer. Allow to stand about 10 minutes before cutting for easier handling. 8 to 10 servings.
Lasagna will expand to fill empty spaces.

Note: Make sure to cover with foil. If you don't, your lasagna will be extra dry.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Creamy Bacon Bites

Creamy Bacon Bites (Pampered Chef)

1 package, 8 oz., cream cheese
4 bacon slices, cooked, drained,and crumbled ( I cooked mine in the microwave)
2 Tbsp. chopped onion
1/8 tsp. black pepper
1 package, 8 oz., refrigerated crescent rolls
Preheat oven to 350.
Combine cheese, bacon, onion and pepper.
Separate crescent roll dough into 2 rectangles, press seams and perforations together with fingers to seal.
Spread cream cheese mixture onto rectangles, roll up, starting with longest sides.
Press seams together to seal, cut each roll into 16 slices, place cut side down on grease baking sheet.
Bake 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown