Friday, April 11, 2008

Colorful Cupcakes

I just posted about our April Fool's Day Dinner here. So, I thought that I would post the recipe that I got from FamilyFun. Can I just say that these are delish! I don't really do meatloaf but I have made these a couple of times and used ground turkey instead of beef and they turned out SOOOOO good!! Enjoy!


Meat Loaf
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
3 tablespoons ketchup
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Potato Frosting
3 cups mashed potatoes
Food coloring

Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Line 12 muffin tin cups with foil bake cups.

In a large bowl, mix together all of the meat loaf ingredients until well combined. Divide the mixture evenly among the lined cups (the liners should be about three quarters full).

Place the filled muffin tins on cookie sheets and bake the cupcakes for about 15 minutes or until cooked through.

Divide the mashed potatoes among three small bowls and stir a few drops of food coloring into each batch to create blue, yellow, and pink pastel frostings. Spread a generous dollop on each cupcake. Makes 12 cupcakes.

Single Serving Brownie

I was perusing the recipes on SparkPeople because I am trying (once again) to eat more healthy. I came across this recipe that I thought was worth a try. The whole wheat keeps it from having a really smooth texture but it really was pretty tasty. I thought I would post it for any of you brave enough to try it!!

1 TBSP whole wheat flour
1 TBSP sugar (do not substitute)
1 TBSP unsweetened cocoa
a pinch of baking soda
a pinch of salt
1 TBSP of low fat vanilla yogurt, add more if needed to blend the mixture

Mix it all up, pop it in the microwave for just over a minute, enjoy :)

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 95.2
  • Total Fat: 1.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.9 mg
  • Sodium: 224.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 22.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 2.6 g

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Mystery Rolls OR Blue Cheese Biscuits

Well, since we're stealing recipes from the Pioneer Woman, I thought I'd share these rolls with you. We made them last week and they were divine. In fact, I ate so many that I got really ill. I guess too much blue cheese is not a good thing for my stomach.

Mystery Rolls (or I call them Blue Cheese Biscuits)

2 sticks butter
4 to 6 ounces crumbled blue cheese
2 cans flaky biscuits

Combine butter and cheese on baking pan. Place into 350 oven for a couple of minutes, or until butter is melted. Remove from oven and stir. Cut biscuits into fourths, then toss in butter mixture. Bake on same pan (or different, if you're crazy and feeling health concious) for 8 to 12 minutes, or until golden. Eat warm.
--My biscuits took almost 20 min. to cook for some reason so just keep an eye on them--

Friday, April 4, 2008

One More Thing... OK, Maybe Two

#1 - I didn't add any comments to the recipes. I can do this if it is desired. It really wouldn't take much effort. It just depends on what you all want.

#2 - I REALLY want to do a 'contest' of some sort to encourage the posting of more recipes. But truthfully I don't have the money to buy an extra cookbook for this 'contest'. I was just curious if any of you would be interested in a 'raffle' of sorts. I would make up some sort of conditions for this 'raffle' in order to encourage more participation. What do ya think? Would you do it?

Cook Book is Done... So Far!

This is what I did with our recipes! I copied and pasted them all into Taste Book and have created a "Do We Have To Eat This?" cook book. This is really cool! You can get this cook book the way it is or you can just select the recipes that you want to add to your book. The cook book is a binder that you can add recipes to! So, as we add to our blog we can format them to Taste Book and then have them printed and added to our books. Click on HOW IT WORKS to find out exactly how this works! I think this is fabulous!

Here is a link: Cook Book

I really would like to hear any feedback! If we continue to do this then I will probably post on a format for posting recipes that will make it a little easier on me to copy and paste them!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Cook Books

I'm looking into ways to print a blog to book. I would like to do something for those of you who post around 20 recipes. Maybe a book of your recipes or a book of all the recipes. What do you think? Any ideas?