Saturday, August 20, 2011

Carrot Spice Cookies

1/4 C sugar
1/4 C Splenda
1/2 butter substitute
1 1/2 C shredded carrots
3/4 C light brown Sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 egg substitute
2 Tblsp molasses
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 C wheat germ
2 C flour
1 C quick oats
1/3 C ground flax seed

We spredded the carrots first and set aside.  We started by mixing the wet ingredients and then slowly mixed in the dry ingredients.  Once it's well mixed, put in the refrigerator for at least one hour. 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, scoop by teaspoons onto cookie sheet, press out and flatten the cookies.  Bake fore about 12 mins.  They will be firm when done.  Cool for 10 mins and put on cookie rack. 


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Through My Eyes

This is a view from the "scenic outlook" across the way from San Quentin.  I drive here every day that I go work in the San Rafael store.

This is the bridge I drive across, I never realized just how long it is until I was standing there looking at it!  It's kind of really scary!

These are from a Catholic Cemetery that is across from the mall in San Rafael.  I will have to go back when I have more time and take more photos!  It's so beautiful and full of amazing statues and mausoleums.

Now you've seen a glimpse of life through my eyes.  I'm going to work on posting more photos, I really enjoy photography and just need to get out more, learn more and share more!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Feel like recipes? Here's a few I use!

Busy Day Casserole

1lbs of ground turkey
1 small onion
10oz of wheat paste (fusilli or corkscrew work best)
1 jar of spaghetti sauce
12oz sour cream
6oz fat free cottage cheese
grated mozzarella
grated Parmesan

Brown the ground turkey with the small onion chopped, until fully cooked, drain and stir in pasta sauce.  Bring water in a stock pot to a boil and cook pasta as directed.  Preheat oven to 350.  Once pasta is cooked, rinse and put in large bowl.  Add sour cream and cottage cheese to the pasta, mix in about a tablespoon of parsley.  In a 10X13 baking pan,  layer meat/sauce mixture with the pasta mixture, sprinkling in the Parmesan cheese.  Once you've made the final layer, cover with grated mozzarella cheese and bake until the cheese is melted and starting to brown.

Tamale Pie

1lbs ground turkey
1 package taco seasoning
2 boxes of cornbread muffin mix
1 can of sliced olives

Prepare both boxes of cornbead muffin mix, according to directions and preheat oven at 350, brown ground turkey and drain.  Mix the taco seasoning with meat according to directions.  Pour meat into 10X13 baking dish, cover with olives and pour cornbread muffin mix over the top, covering it completely.  Bake until the cornbread is cooked and browned.
Serve with sour cream and corn chips, if desired.

Grandma's Golash

1lbs ground turkey, brown and drained
1lbs wheat pasta, cooked and drained
1 to 2 jars of pasta sauce
1 onion, chopped and sauteed
1 green bell pepper, chopped and sauteed

Combine all of the ingredients, cook on low for about 1/2 an hour.  Serve with grated cheese.