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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese
1/2 C suage
1 C sour cream (divided)
1 C canned pumpkin
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. ginger
1/8 tsp. cloves
1 eggs
1 graham cracker pie crust
2 T brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat cream cheese & suage on med. speed until well blended. Add 2/3 C soup cream, pumpkin, vanilla & spices. Mix until well blended. Add eggs one at a time & mix on low speed. Pour into crust and bake 40 minutes (or until center is almost set.) The pie will set completly as it cool. Cool. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.

Mix 1/3 C sour cream & brown sugar until mixed. Set aside for 5 minutes to allow suage to dissolve into sour cream. Mix again. Spoon over cheese cake before serving. Store leftovers in the fridge.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Banana Nut Crunch Muffins

I used some other recipe as a guideline and then changed a bunch of stuff and added other stuff.

I think they taste good, healthy & are filling.

Banana Nut Crunch Muffins
Makes 8 muffins

3/4 C mashed banana (about 1 1/2 bananas)
1 C Banana Nut Crunch Cereal
1 C whole wheat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 C Splenda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 C canola oil
1 egg, beaten
1/4 C milk

Preheat oven to 35o degrees.
Stir cereal into banana and set aside.
Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl.
Mix vanilla, oil, egg, & milk together.
Pour wet ingredients into dry ingerdients and stir.
Stir in banana mixture.
Pour into greased muffins cups.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Makes 8 muffins.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

All the Good Stuff Muffins (aka Apple Raisin Oatmeal Muffins)

Apple Raisin Oatmeal Muffins
Makes 6 muffins


3/4 C old fashioned oatmeal
1/2 C whole wheat flour
1/4 C sugar or splenda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 C milk
1 T canola oil
1 apple (finely chopped)
1/4 C raisins (or dried cranberries)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Grease 6-muffin pan & set aside.
Place oatmeal into blender and process until oats resemble coarse flour.
Combine all dry ingerdients in a bowl.
Make well in center of mixed dry ingredients.
Mix vanilla, egg, oil, & milk in a seperate bowl.
Pour into dry ingredients & stir until moistened.
Stir in apple and raisins (or cranberries.)
Bake for 15 minutes.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Easy Apple Cake

Easy Apple Cake

4 C apples
2 C sugar
1/2 canola oil
2 eggs, beaten
2 tsp. vanilla
2 C flour
1 T baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
powdered suagr, to dust

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Core & slice apples. Chop apples in food processor (peels included) into small pieces (not mush!)
Mix apples & sugar.
Add oil, eggs, vanilla, baking powder, cinnamon, & salt. Mix thoroughly.
Mix in flour.
Pour into 13x9 pan or two 8 or 9 inch round (or square) pans.
Bake for 45 minutes (8-9 inch pans) or 50-55 (13x9).
Let cool. Dust with powdered sugar. Serve.