One of my Charming Chick friends , Susan brought these to a recent get together. They were delicious and so easy to prepare. She told me the ingredients and off I went to the store to recreate them. To make them simply heavily spray a baking sheet with Pam or another spray oil like olive, or canola..place pasta wrappers or wonton squares I used the small square preformed ones found in the produce dept from Safeway. Spray the tops of the squares again and sprinkle shaved parmesan cheese over each square and place ina preheated 350 oven for about 8 minutes or until golden brown.. Remove and let cool... You could sprinkle sesame seeds or poppy seeds instead of parmesan . A crisp& tastey treat to accompany a nice glass of wine ....
Friday, March 26, 2010
I have not tried these but plan to closer to Easter... The eggs magically cook in the shells... WOW! Go Ahead try it too....
18 Servings Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1-1/2 cups milk
1 cup raisins
3/4 cup vegetable oil
18 whole uncooked eggs, rinsed
In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder and salt; set aside. Combine eggs, milk raisins and oil; mix well. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fill 18 greased or paper-lined muffin cups half full. Place one whole egg (with shell) on top of each muffin. Bake at 400° for 18-20 minutes. Cut an egg open to test for desired doneness. Serve warm. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: Uncooked eggs may be dyed with food coloring before being placed in the muffins.
Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 299 calories, 16 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 239 mg cholesterol, 412 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 11 g protein.
Nestled Egg Muffins published in Cookin' Up Country Breakfasts Cookbook , p91
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
I guess we can all define Luxuries to our own taste and making those things pleasurable. I personally think that there is no better way to relax decompress and regroup than by taking pleasure in the simple things.... like comfort cooking.
I do miss my own kitchen when I am out of town visiting family, although I often insist on taking control of their kitchen.
My husband can cook and does a great job when I am away and can create a few great dishes on his own. He is the "master griller"...and the BBQ grill is ready all year long.
This Grilled Citrus Chicken recipe was very good. It is low fat and only 173 calories per serving. We are really trying to watch our consumption of healthy food and this I found delicious. Wine? I would pair this dish with a pinot grissio or a good chardenay. Guaranteed to get a WOW!
Grilled Citrus Chicken
6 boneless chicken breasts (1 ½ lbs) or whole thighs
½ cup packed brown sugar
¼ cup cider vinegar
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
3 Tablespoons lime juice
3Tablespoons Dijon mustard
¾ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon black pepper
Place the chicken in a shallow glass dish. Combine all ingredients and pour over the chicken. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours or over night. Drain. Discard the marinade. Grill chicken over medium-hot coals, turning once until juices run clear, about 15-18 minutes. Yield 6 servings Bon Appetite!