Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Orange Coffee Cake

Orange Coffee Cake
1 can refrigerated jumbo flaky biscuits
1-2 T butter, softened
1/3 c sugar
1/4 chopped walnuts (opt)
1 orange, separated
1/2 c powdered sugar
2 oz [light] cream cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350* and butter a 9" round or square pan.
2. Cut each of the 8 biscuits in half and arrange in the pan; brush butter over biscuits.
3. In a small bowl, combine sugar, walnuts, and orange zest; sprinkle over biscuits.
4. Bake for 20 minutes.
5. In the same bowl, sift powdered sugar over cream cheese and blend well; stir in orange juice.
6. Drizzle glaze over warm coffee cake and serve warm.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

I got this recipe from here and then I tweaked it a bit.

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken

2 cloves garlic, minced
2/3 c [chunky] peanut butter
1 c chicken broth
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
1 c shredded zucchini
1/3 c soy sauce
1 t sugar
1 [red or green] bell pepper, julienned
1 T lime juice
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
13.25 oz [whole wheat] linguine, fettuccine, or spaghetti, cooked and drained
chopped peanuts, for garnish

1. Combine garlic, peanut butter, broth, chicken, zucchini, soy sauce, sugar, and pepper; toss into the slow cooker.
2. Cook on low for 4-5 hours or on high for 2-3 hours; 30 minutes before serving, stir in lime juice and half of cilantro.
3. Serve over noodles and garnish with peanuts and remaining cilantro.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Pancake Mix

Pancake Mix
2 c [whole wheat] flour
1 c old-fashioned oats
2 T brown sugar
2 t baking soda
1 t salt
2 T flaxseed (opt)
4 t cinnamon (opt)
½ c chopped almonds (opt)

1. Combine all ingredients in food processor.
For every 1/2 cup of mix, combine with 1 egg white and 1/2 cup water.
Each 1/2 cup of mix yields 2 pancakes; makes 4 cups of mix.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Peanut Butter Bars

These taste just like a Reese's cup! Thanks for the recipe, Ashley!

Peanut Butter Bars
1 stick (1/2 c) butter, softened
1 c (smooth) peanut butter
1 sleeve graham crackers (the whole package), crushed fine
1 c, plus more if needed, powdered sugar
2 c chocolate chips

1. Cream butter and peanut butter until smooth.
2. Mix in graham crackers and then powdered sugar; start with 1 cup and add more, if necessary, to get to a creamy, but not crumbly, texture.
3. Spread peanut butter mixture on the bottom of a 9x13 pan; sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
4. Place pan in oven and heat until chocolate chips are mostly melted. (I turn the heat all the way up and then keep an eye on it.)
5. Spread chocolate evenly over peanut butter layer; refrigerate until cool.