Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!!

This week many readers have clicked on Sherbet Punch. Punch bowls will be filled with the frothy colorful orange punch at Halloween parties! This easy to prepare delicious beverage is made with 7-Up Diet soda and orange sherbet. Many months ago I shared my family's favorite punch with you. This tasty beverage can be enjoyed at many different functions during the year.


Monday, October 27, 2008

Ricotta Rollups

When the weather gets a tad chillier I enjoy baking dinner in my oven. The aroma of tomato sauce combined with herbs coming from my warm kitchen smells great! An entrée made of noodles and tomato sauce is always eaten quickly. Do you find that this is true in your family?

Manicotti is full of flavor, but it does take time to fill those shells. However, Ricotta Rollups are easy to prepare, because Lasagna noodles are used rather than shells. A dinner of delicious Ricotta Rollups served with a salad and Parmesan Toast (click on links) is scrumptious!



Friday, October 17, 2008

New Twist on Old Favorite

It is always wonderful to locate an old favorite recipe, substitute one ingredient with a similar ingredient and then discover that the new component made the recipe taste even better! Earlier this week I baked a batch of Bran Muffins. (Click on link for recipe.) Sauteing & Baking Extra Light Olive Oil was substituted for the vegetable oil. These easy homemade delicious Bran Muffins containing raisins tasted so good. Trying something new certainly worked well!!! I will always use the Olive Oil when baking those delicious, moisty, and light muffins.


Friday, October 10, 2008

Appetizing Apple Bread

Columbus Day Weekend! Cool nights and warm sunny days! Apple season in New England! They blend together. One item on my list of “things to do” this weekend will be to bake Appetizing Apple Bread. (Click on link for recipe.) By baking two loaves my family will enjoy one loaf and the other will be cooled, wrapped in foil, labelled and placed in my freezer to be enjoyed later this month.

Moisty Appetizing Apple Bread is absolutely delicious for dessert or as part of breakfast served along with
Lower Cholesterol Scrambled Eggs.


Have a great Columbus Day Weekend!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Baked Haddock

Sometimes, Plan B is used in preparing dinner. Two nights ago I was planning on making Grilled Haddock. However, the afternoon just flew by and the Haddock had already been purchased. As much as my family enjoys Grilled Haddock, it was much easier to bake the tender fish in my oven.

The preparation was simple. Preheat the oven to 350°F. After rinsing the fish in cold water it was placed in a foil lined shallow baking pan that had been sprayed with PAM. A little Olive Oil was drizzled on top of the fish followed by sprinkles of Paprika. The Haddock was baked for 20 minutes. (It was done when the fish flaked easily with a fork.)

Our dinner of Baked Haddock with the addition of microwaved “Baked Potatoes” and Salad was quick, easy, nutritious and tasted delicious! Plan B worked very well!