And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them of the corn of heaven. Man did eat angels' food: he sent them meat to be full. Psalms 78:24-25

February 18, 2009

A Variety of Recipes

Wednesdays are my "leftover" days. So, I don't have a meal plan for today. But, here are some recipes that I would like to try. I got these from a couple of recipe groups that I belong to. I also have categories for each recipe, so if you are looking for something in particular, just go look under my Recipe Category, to find the category that you want, click it, and it will take you to a new page. Please bear with me, this is all a work in progress as I get my new "cookbook" laid out and organized

Toasted Oat Granola Bars Recipe
3 cups Oatmeal
1/2 cup Coconut -- shredded sweetened
1/2 cup Dates -- chopped dried
1/2 cup apricots -- chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup Sunflower Seeds
1/2 cup sesame seeds
2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup Honey
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 Teaspoon vanilla
In large skillet, toast oats and coconut over medium heat, stirring often,until golden, about 7 minutes. Transfer to large bowl; let cool. Stir in chopped dates and apricots, cranberries and sunflower and sesame seeds; set aside. In saucepan, bring butter, brown sugar, honey and corn syrup to boil over medium-high heat; boil for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat;stir in vanilla. Let cool for I minute. Pour over oat mixture, stirring to coat. Scrape into parchment paper-lined 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) metal cake pan,pressing firmly with back of spoon. Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack. Cut into bars. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 5days.) Makes 24 pieces.
Description: "Toasting the oats and coconut adds a tasty twist to fruit-and-seed bars."
Source: "Canadian living" S(FORMATTED BY): "Chef Dave" Copyright: "feb 2009"

1 of everything Chili
35 Minutes to Prepare and Cook
1lb Lean Ground Turkey
1 diced medium Onion
1 can diced Tomatoes (with or without peppers)
1 tbsp Chili powder (more or less to taste)
1 can Pork 'n Beans or Baked beans
1 can Bush's Black Beans
Brown ground turkey (and/or beef) and diced onion in skillet. Drain well (rinse if desired.) Add canned tomatoes and beans and stir well. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Add Chili Powder and stir. Simmer 15 minutes or longer.
* Please note: the CHILI POWDER in this recipe is the blend of seasonings used to make chili, it is *NOT* pure ground chili peppers. If using ground peppers you will need to adjust amount to your taste. ** This is a great, easy last minute recipe. However, you can also use this as a starting point but add as many other ingredients as you like ... hot peppers, bell pepper, any kind of bean you have on hand, corn, more spices, etc.
Number of Servings: 6

Cinnamon Crunch Marshmallow Squares
4 tablespoons Butter
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup white chocolate chips
3 tablespoons Milk
1 (14 ounce) box box Cinnamon Crunch Cereal
1 1/2 cups dry-roasted peanuts
Line a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with heavy foil, letting it extend 2 to 3-inches over the rim of pan. Grease the foil with non-stick spray. In a 4 quart saucepan over low heat, stir butter, marshmallows, chips and milk until melted and smooth. Stir in Safeway Cinni-Mini Cereal and peanuts. Stir until well coated. Pour into prepared pan, spreading evenly. Let set until firm. Remove from pan by pulling up on foil. Place on cutting board and cut into squares.

Apple Dumplings
4 medium sized Apples
2 cans Crescent Rolls
1 stick Butter
1 1/2 c. Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 cup of Mountain Dew or other citrus type soda
Peel, core, and quarter apples.Roll each quarter in a crescent roll strip.Place in a buttered 9" x 13" pan (I used a slightly larger one so they wouldn't touch)Melt Butter; add Sugar & Vanilla, stir. Spoon over the dumplings. Pour Mountain Dew in the pan, not on the dumplings.Sprinkle very liberally with Cinnamon. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.
Source: Shirley's RessyPees

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