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Meal Plan For May 28th

Posted by Alexandra on May 28, 2012 in Meal Planning |

 

We will be sharing a recipe for Butter Pecan Muffins for Muffin Monday. If you have a muffin (or cupcake) recipe, please share it at Muffin Monday.

 

 

The following is our menu plan for the week:

Monday
Breakfast – Butter Pecan Muffins
Lunch- Chicken salad with grapes and pecan, and carrot sticks
Dinner- Grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, baked beans

Tuesday
Breakfast- Cereal
Lunch- Peanut butter and honey sandwich with apple slices
Dinner- Crispy-Coated Pork Chops with apple sauce and peas

Wednesday
Breakfast- Oatmeal
Lunch- Lunch Out
Dinner- Leftovers

Thursday
Breakfast- Bagel with cream cheese
Lunch – Turkey Wrap with carrot sticks
Dinner – Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole

Friday
Breakfast- Pancakes
Lunch- Cheese Quesadilla
Dinner-Spaghetti Squash topped with marinara sauce and salad

Saturday
Breakfast- Cheese Omelets with toast
Lunch- Bean Soup with Cornbread
Dinner – Dinner Out

Sunday
Breakfast- Sausage gravy and biscuits
Lunch – Chili dogs and chips
Dinner-  Grilled pork tenderloin with grilled vegetables

Thursday, we will be sharing a sweet recipe for “Sweet Temptations”. Please come back share your own sweet recipe with us. I would love to know what delicious treats you’re making this week.

 

 

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Coupon Preview For May 27th

Posted by Alexandra on May 25, 2012 in Coupons |
There are NO inserts scheduled for this weekend’s paper.
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Sweet Temptations – Coconut Cupcakes

Posted by Alexandra on May 23, 2012 in Recipes, Sweet Temptations |

WELCOME TO SWEET TEMPTATIONS!

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My sweetie asked me to make Coconut Cupcakes for him tonight.  These turned out great!  They are tender, sweet, super easy, and really good.

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 package white cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded sweetened coconut

Vanilla Frosting:

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two 12-cup muffin pans with paper liners.
  2. Using electric mixer, beat cake mix, water, oil and egg whites in a large bowl. Start on low speed, for about 30 seconds,  then increase to medium speed for about 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in shredded coconut.
  4. Divide batter evenly among the muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 16-21 minutes or until the cupcakes are golden brown and a cake tester inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  6. Make frosting.  With an electric mixer, beat butter on medium-high speed until pale and creamy, about 2 minutes.  Reduce speed to medium. Add the confectioners’ sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down sides of bowl as needed.  Add vanilla and beat until frosting is smooth.
  7. Frost cupcakes.  Garnish with shredded sweetened coconut.
  8. Enjoy!

 

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Crab Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Posted by Alexandra on May 21, 2012 in Dinner, Recipes |

These crab stuffed portobello mushrooms are great as ap

The filling can be made with fresh, canned, or imitation crab-meat.  If you use canned crab-meat make sure to rinse it first.  Also, when cleaning your mushrooms, don’t run them under water.  They are like sponges and will absorb it; just wipe them clean with a damp paper towel.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup crab-meat
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 cup green onions, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 4 portobello mushroom caps
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup cheese (I used a combination of shredded Cheddar and Parmesan)
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    Directions:

    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

    1. Combine the crab-meat, cream cheese, parsley, green onions and Parmesan. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder, to taste.
    2. Stuff the mushroom caps with the mixture and top with bread crumbs and cheese.
    3. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until the filling and cheese is hot and melted.
    4. Enjoy!

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    Muffin Monday – Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins

    Posted by Alexandra on May 20, 2012 in Muffin Monday, Recipes |

    Welcome to Muffin (and Cupcake) Monday!

     

    Want a breakfast muffin that is delicious and full of goodness?  These muffins have oatmeal, nuts and I used applesauce instead of oil.  The only thing I will do different next time is to add 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.

    Ingredients:

    • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
    • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup applesauce
    • 1 cup rolled oats
    • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
    • 1/2 cup nuts (I used pecans)

     

    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin cups with paper bake cups or coat with non-stick cooking spray.
    2. In large mixer bowl, cream butter and sugar.  Beat in egg.
    3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Add dry ingredients alternately with applesauce to the creamed mixture. Stir in oats, nuts, and chips. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full with batter.
    4. Bake at 350 degrees F for approximately 24 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Cool slightly in pan on wire rack.
    5. Enjoy!

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    Meal Plan For May 21st

    Posted by Alexandra on May 20, 2012 in Meal Planning |

     

    We will be sharing a recipe for Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins for Muffin Monday. If you have a muffin (or cupcake) recipe, please share it at Muffin Monday.

     

     

    The following is our menu plan for the week:

    Monday
    Breakfast – Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Muffins
    Lunch- Chicken salad with grapes and pecan, and carrot sticks
    Dinner- BBQ Chicken Sandwich with cole slaw

    Tuesday
    Breakfast- Cereal
    Lunch- Peanut butter and honey sandwich with apple slices
    Dinner- Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

    Wednesday
    Breakfast- Oatmeal
    Lunch- Lunch Out
    Dinner- Leftovers

    Thursday
    Breakfast- Bagel with cream cheese
    Lunch – Turkey Wrap with carrot sticks
    Dinner – Easy Microwave Casserole

    Friday
    Breakfast- Pancakes
    Lunch- Cheese Quesadilla
    Dinner-Baked Spaghetti  Pie

    Saturday
    Breakfast- Cheese Omelets with toast
    Lunch- Taco Salad
    Dinner – Dinner Out

    Sunday
    Breakfast- French Toast
    Lunch – Hamburgers and sweet potato fries
    Dinner-  Slow-Cooker Saucy Swiss Steak with mashed potatoes and green beans

    Thursday, we will be sharing a sweet recipe for “Sweet Temptations”. Please come back share your own sweet recipe with us. I would love to know what delicious treats you’re making this week.

     

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    Coupon Preview For May 20th

    Posted by Alexandra on May 18, 2012 in Personal Finance |

    There will be (1) Smartsource and (1) Redplum insert in this Sunday’s newspaper. Just click on the Sunday Coupon Preview for a complete listing of coupons that will be available! You can also get printable coupons at CoolSavings and Coupons.com. Also, don’t forget to save your digital coupons at Cellfire.

     

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    Sweet Temptations – Cherry Dump Cake

    Posted by Alexandra on May 16, 2012 in Recipes, Sweet Temptations |

    WELCOME TO SWEET TEMPTATIONS!

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    I had never made dump cake before.  I was very surprised how easy it was to make.  No measuring and no bowls or measuring cups to wash.  Talk about yummy!  This was so good!  I will definitely make this again.  It will be perfect when friends drop by or I need a last minute dessert.

     

     

    Ingredients:

    • 1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
    • 1 (18 ounce) box white cake mix
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 1 can (8 oz) crushed pineapple, undrained
    • 1/2 cup pecans (optional)

    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (325 for glass baking dish). Have a 9 by 13-inch baking pan ready.
    2. Dump undrained pineapple into a 9″ X 13″ baking dish and spread out evenly.
    3. Spread cherry pie filling evenly on top of the pineapple.
    4. Sprinkle the cake mix evenly over the cherry and pineapple layers.
    5. Cut butter into small slices and place slices evenly over cake mix.
    6. Sprinkle pecans on top.
    7. Bake for one hour. Cool 30 minutes.
    8. Serve with a scoop vanilla ice cream either warm or cold.
    9. Enjoy!

     

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    Cheesy Sausage and Potato Skillet Dish

    Posted by Kathryn on May 14, 2012 in Dinner, Recipes |

    Today, I made a Cheesy Sausage and Potato Skillet Dish using items I already had in the freezer and refrigerator.  It turned out to be quite tasty!

    Ingredients:

    1lb sausage roll

    1 (28 oz) package Ore Ida Potatoes O’Brien

    1/2 cup cream cheese

    1 cup small curd cottage cheese

    1-1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

    Directions:

    Brown sausage in skillet and drain off fat. Set aside.

    Cook potatoes according to directions on package.

    Add sausage to potatoes.

    Add cream cheese, cottage cheese and one cup of cheddar cheese.

    Continue cooking and stirring until cheese is all melted and blended into potatoes and sausage.

    Sprinkle remaining cheddar cheese on top.

    Enjoy!

    I served mine with crescent rolls on the side. Delicious dinner!

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    Muffin Monday – Fudgy Peanut Butter Muffins

    Posted by Alexandra on May 13, 2012 in Muffin Monday, Recipes |

    Welcome to Muffin (and Cupcake) Monday!

     

    I know I should be sick of peanut butter and chocolate…but I’m not.  These muffins are like eating a giant Reese Cup. They are so good.  I could even say they are good for me.  After all peanut butter is protein and I used applesauce instead of oil.  So this must be good for me.  Right?

    Ingredients:

    Muffin batter:
    • 1/2 cup applesauce
    • 1/4 cup butter, softened
    • 1/2 cup white sugar
    • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
    • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

    Peanut Butter Icing

    • 1/2 stick of butter
    • 1/4 cup of peanut butter
    • 2 cups of powdered sugar
    • 1/4 cup of milk
    Directions:
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin cups with paper bake cups or coat with non-stick cooking spray.
    2. In large mixer bowl, beat butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg, and
      vanilla until well blended. Add applesauce, blend well.
    3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, and baking soda.  Add to wet mixture, blending well. Stir in chocolate and peanut butter chips. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full with batter.
    4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 24 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Cool slightly in pan on wire rack.
    5. While muffins are baking prepare icing.  Cream together softened butter and peanut butter w/ an electric mixer. Add in powder sugar one cup at at time. Next, pour in the milk untill the icing reaches desired consistency. Frost muffins.
    6. Enjoy!

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