Melissa's Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
2 c sugar
3 c flour
1 c vegetable oil
1/2 t cinnamon
2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 15 oz. can pumpkin
1 12 oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with muffin cups. Beat eggs and sugar. Mix in the rest of the ingredients. Spoon batter into muffin cups. Bake 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Makes 24 muffins.
Melissa's Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake
2 1/2 c. flour
1/4 c. cocoa
1 t. baking soda
1 t. salt
1/2 c. butter
1 3/4 c. sugar
2 c. grated zucchini
1 t. vanilla
1/2 c. chocolate chips (more or less, to taste)
1/2 c. chopped nuts
1/2 c. buttermilk
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 13x9" pan.
Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
In another bowl, cream together the butter, oil, and sugar. Add the eggs and grated zucchini, mixing well after each addition. Add the vanilla, chocolate chips, and nuts. Mix well.
Add the flour mixture and buttermilk alternately, beginning with the flour mixture. Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Frost with your favorite chocolate butter cream frosting.
2 t. grated orange zest
1 c. freshly squeezed orange juice
3 T lemon juice
1 t. minced garlic
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1/4 c. soy sauce
1 t. red pepper flakes
1 t. freshly ground pepper
Combine and pour over a flank steak or other beef roast and marinate for a few hours.
Slice 3 red and/or green bell peppers and 2 large onions. Saute in 2 T vegetable oil until some of the onions and peppers are caramelized. Meanwhile, grill the beef to desired level of done-ness. Slice thinly. Serve all together with tortillas, grated cheddar cheese, and sour cream, if desired.
It's All Greek To Me Pasta Salad
1 12 oz. pkg bow tie pasta
1 pkg feta cheese, crumbled
2 c. frozen peas, thawed
1 ½ c. Kalamata olives, pitted
1 cucumber, seeded and chopped
Bernstein’s Light Cheese Fantastico salad dressing, to taste
Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Add remaining ingredients. Chill for a few hours, adding additional salad dressing just before serving.
Maria's Pulled Pork
4-6 pound pork roast
2-3 T vegetable oil
Your favorite BBQ sauce (ours is Bull’s Eye Regular)
1 c. water
Brown roast in vegetable oil until all sides are seared. Place roast in crock pot, cutting up in large chunks if necessary. Add water and cover with BBQ sauce. Turn crock pot on high, cooking cut-up pieces for 5-6 hours, whole roast for 7-8 hours.
Remove roast from crock pot, shred meat (can freeze at this point.) Put meat back in pot, add more BBQ sauce, and simmer for an additional 30 minutes.
Serve on buns with adding additional BBQ sauce if desired.
Thai Chicken Wraps
4 chicken breasts, cooked & diced
1 red pepper, diced
1 medium carrot, shredded
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 large can mandarin oranges, drained
Fresh ginger root peeler strips, to taste if desired
1 c bean sprouts (if desired)
1 small can water chestnuts (if desired)
1 c. peanuts
Brianna’s Ginger Mandarin Dressing, to taste
Place in center of your favorite kind of wrap, roll it up, and enjoy!
Colie's Veggie Tacos
Colie's Veggie Tacos
1 T vegetable oil 1 bell pepper, chopped ½ c. onion, chopped 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 c frozen corn 2 T chili powder ½ t cumin 1 t salt 6-8 flour tortillas Lettuce, chopped Tomatoes, chopped Cheddar cheese, grated Sour cream, a dollop or two per each Sauté bell pepper and onion in vegetable oil until onion is translucent. Add black beans, corn, and seasonings and cook until heated through. Serve with tortillas, lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and sour cream.
1 T vegetable oil
1 bell pepper, chopped
½ c. onion, chopped
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 c frozen corn
2 T chili powder
½ t cumin
1 t salt
6-8 flour tortillas
Cheddar cheese, grated
Sour cream, a dollop or two per each
Sauté bell pepper and onion in vegetable oil until onion is translucent. Add black beans, corn, and seasonings and cook until heated through. Serve with tortillas, lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and sour cream.