Monday, January 26, 2015
3 cups sugar (or 1 cup coconut sugar and 2 cups regular sugar)
1 cup vegetable oil (or 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup coconut oil)
2/3 cup water
15 oz can pumpkin puree
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons allspice
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour (or 2 cups whole white wheat flour, 1 1/2 cup reg flour)
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup ground pecans (optional and I left this out, but I'm told this gives the bread wonderful flavor)
Preheat oven to 350. Grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans.
In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, oil. and eggs; beat until smooth. Add water and beat until well blended. Beat in pumpkin, ginger, allspice, and cinnamon.
In a medium bowl, combine flour, soda, salt, and baking powder. Add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture and blend until just all ingredients are mixed. Divide batter between the two loaf pans.
Bake at 350 for about 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Monday, January 19, 2015
Crock Pot Swedish Meatballs
2 1/2 lbs frozen meatballs
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can golden mushroom soup
1 can beef broth
1 packet dry brown gravy mix
1/2 cup water
Place meatballs in crock pot. In a bowl, whisk together soups, broth, brown gravy, and water. Pour mixture over meatballs. Cook on low for 6 hours. Serve meatballs and sauce over egg noodles or rice.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
So now for this recipe! One Pan Chicken, Green Beans, and Potatoes. I was so surprised by how much my family loved this dinner. I had been seeing this recipe all over Pinterest so I thought I should try it. My family of 6 gobbled this right up; so much so that I think I'm going to have to either double or at least 1 1/2 times this recipe in the future. It is the easiest casserole to throw together and it turns out delicious.
One Pan Chicken, Green Beans, and Potatoes
12 oz green beans (I used frozen whole green beans)
5 chicken breasts, cut into cubes
2 lbs red potatoes, cubed
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 packet zesty Italian dressing mix (the dry mix)
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350. Layer green beans, chicken, and potatoes side ways in a 9x13 (or the next size larger baking dish). Pour butter evenly over all. Sprinkle with Italian dressing mix. Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour. Sprinkle finished dish with more salt and pepper to taste.