Monday, September 27, 2010

French Silk Pie

1 c. sugar
3/4 c. butter (I have used margarine but like the butter taste and texture better)
3 squares (3 oz. ) unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs

Beat sugar and butter on medium speed for 4 minutes or until fluffy. Stir in chocolate and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating on high, scrape side of bowl constantly. Put in pie shell. Chill 5-24 hours. Top with whipped chream (the real stuff) and chocolate curls!

Another delicious recipe from Jessica Bybee.
** 3 TBS cocoa + 1 TBS oil = 1 square of unsweetened baking chocolate

Self-Frosting Chocolate Zucchini Cake

1/2 c. margarine
1/2 c. oil
1 3/4 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp soda
2 1/2 c. flour
4-6 tbsp. cocoa
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 c. sour milk (I just use milk and lemon juice)
1 tsp vanilla
2 c. finely grated zucchini

3/4 c. chocolate chips
3/4 c. chopped nuts (optional)
3/4 c. brown sugar

Mix margarine, oil, and sugar well. add eggs. Set aside. Sift together soda, flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder. add dry ingredients alternately with cup sour milk. Add vanilla. Blend well. Add zucchini. Stir. grease and flour 9x13 inch pan. Pour batter into pan. Add topping. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.

Garlicky Ginger Lime marinade

1 cup lime juice
1 tsp salt
1 TBS Ginger root
4 cloves garlic, pressed
1/4 cup oil

Combine ingredients in a zipper-top bag. Add up to 3lbs of white meat such as chicken or pork.

*fyi, ginger root can be grated or pressed in a garlic press. To press, just cut off a chunk of fresh root in a size that fits in your garlic press hopper and press. Grating, about 1 inch= 1 TBS

Salmon with pecan-butter glaze

4-6 salmon fillets
1/4 cup chopped pecans
2 TBS butter, softened
1 TBS parsley
1 tsp lemon juice

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray baking sheet with oil and lay out salmon fillets.
Combine pecans, butter, lemon juice and parsley; spoon and spread over fish. Bake uncovered for about 12-15 minutes, or until fish is flaky and pecans are nicely toasted.
Serve with steamed spinach and couscous.

This is a modified recipe from Leanne Ely (with FlyLady) I got years ago! She has some WONDERFUL cookbooks out. I'd HIGHLY recommend purchasing one or several. You won't be disappointed. Just google 'saving dinner'.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Teryaki Crock Pot Chicken

6-8 chicken thighs (I like to use boneless/skinless, but bone in works too)
1 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp ginger powder (or 1 inch fresh grated ginger root)

Place chicken in crock pot. Mix remaining ingredients together and pour over chicken. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Serve with rice and stir-fry veggies.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Oatmeal Waffles (gluten free)

1 egg, room temperature, separated
1 1/2 cup oats
3/4 cup milk
4 tbsp of butter or margarine, melted, cooled
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp brown sugar

Beat egg white in a small bowl until stiff and set
aside. Mix together the dry ingredients and sent
aside. Combine egg yolk, milk and melted butter. Add
to dry ingredients, mixing until just blended. Fold in
beaten egg white until just mixed. Do not over beat
battter. Cook waffles a little longer for extra

Thanks, Jessica Bybee, for sharing this recipe.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Oatmeal Cowboy Cookies

Thanks to my sister-in-law, Angie, for sharing this yummy recipe!


3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla
3 eggs
3 cups chocolate chips (I only used one bag of milk)
3 cups oats
2 cups flaked coconut
2 cups chopped pecans (optional, I didn't use)

In a bowl, mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt;
set aside. In a large bowl, beat butter until smooth and creamy.
Gradually beat in sugars and vanilla. Add eggs and beat well. Add
flour mixture and stir until just combined. Add chocolate chips,
oats, coconut and pecans. Drop dough by 1/4 cup measurements onto
greased baking sheet, 3 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees for about
12 minutes. Makes about 4 dozen large cookies.
I just use my cookie scoop, it's not 1/4 cup.