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Monday, February 15, 2010

Egg Substitutes

If you need an egg for a cake recipe but you're eggs have all been scrambled, you can use a banana instead.

For this substitute, one banana is the equivalent of one egg.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Muffin Bread

This is such an easy dish to create. My girls adore this treat. I take 2 packs of muffin mix and prepare as directed. Then I spray a glass casserole dish to keep the bread from sticking. I pour the muffin mix in the dish and bake as directed. It does usually take an extra 3 minutes or so to completely cook because they aren't small muffins. The loaf comes out wonderful and is so yummy with a bit of butter. It's really just like muffins only there are no paper cups to deal with (which my girls would inevitably shred across the house) and the bread cuts into pieces that are just right for little hands.

Right now I am fixing a loaf of Blueberry Muffin Bread for Gibson. He loves blueberry muffins. The girls - not so much. So Gibson is getting his very own late night snack of freshly baked muffin bread all for his very own. (Minus a slice or two that Mommy might steal in the name of sampling the product to be sure it is safe to eat...)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Yummy Rice and Sausage

I have a new recipe. I tried it out last night. Really, it's a new concoction. I'm very fond of creating my own dishes with whatever I have laying around. Here's what I did.


2 packs Birdseye Steamfresh Rice and Vegetables
1 pack Hillshire Farms Kielbasa (6 sausages in the pack)
1 can Campbell's Tomato Soup
1 can Water
A dash of Cajun seasoning
A dash of garlic powder
A spoonful of butter


Cook the rice according to package directions.
Cut the sausages into bite size pieces.
Melt the butter in a frying pan.
Add the sausages to the frying pan to brown them.
Put the cooked rice in a pot.
Add the tomato soup and water to the pot.
Add the seasonings to the pot.
After the sausages are browned, add that to the pot.
Heat until tomato soup is thoroughly heated.


At first it appeared that the dish would be more soupy than I had intended. However, after the soup had time to get hot the dish was relatively thick and chunky. The rice absorbed a good bit of the excess liquid.

This was DELICIOUS. I will definitely be making it again. I only recently started using the kielbasa, mostly because I got some awesome coupon deals that made it financially feasible to buy them. I never knew how easy they were to cook. I've always loved eating them, but thought they would be complicated for cooking. Silly me...

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween Comments

Sunday, October 18, 2009

No Brown Potatoes

Potatoes are an inexpensive staple that adds great versatility to any pantry. You can boil them, mash them, fry them, bake them, or use them in just about any recipe to increase the volume of your meals without increasing the cost.

To prevent your raw potatoes from becoming discolored after you peel them, place peeled potatoes directly into cold water. Before you are ready to use them, drain them thoroughly and then add fresh potatoes to soups and stews or whatever other meal you may be cooking.

Potatoes are by far one of my favorite vegetables. Yummy!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Cutting an Onion

We're all familiar with the smell that comes with cutting an onion. Nobody likes it, but it can't be avoided when cooking with fresh onions.

If you want to eliminate the odor, rub your cutting board with a moist paper towel and salt. This will help remove the onion smell so you can carry on...

Lemon juice works well, too.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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