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Simple Carrot Soup

Carrots are a standby in my house for quick and easy meals.  Sometimes I find I have carrots that need to be used quickly.  Simple Carrot soup is a easy recipe for a light supper.  Serve with toast or garlic toast and you have a complete meal.

INGREDIENTSSimple Carrot Soup

1 lb carrots peeled and sliced

1 tsp ginger

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups mushroom broth

1/4 tsp pepper

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Bread Machine Rosemary Bread

On rainy days I sometimes pull out the bread machine and experiment.  Bread Machine  Rosemary Bread is a recipe I particularly like.  The bread is fresh and fragrant and bits of sun-dried tomato add for a pop of freshness.  This recipe is great served with cream cheese or just plain butter.

INGREDIENTS

1 1/4 cups concentrated vegetable stockBread Machine Rosemary Bread

1 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup diced sun-dried tomatoes (removed from the oil)

3 tbsp dried rosemary

1 1/4 tsp bread machine yeast

Measure ingredients in pan in order they are listed.  Bake on 1.5 lb setting on regular cycle.

Light Cheesecake

I like to serve this cheesecake as an alternative to heavy pies on the holidays.  This dessert is light and fluffy.  It’s not as filling as a traditional cheesecake and can be made with any flavor of gelatin powder.

Ingredients

1 package cream cheeseLight Cheesecake

1 tub cottage cheese

1 small carton whipped cream

1 tbsp sugar

ginger snaps

pecans

2 packages jello® (your favorite flavor)

Grind up ginger snaps and place in the bottom of an 8×11 greased glass pan.

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Sun-dried Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese Toast

Sun-dried tomato salad and goat cheese toast is a simple yet tasty lunch.  It’s good during the summer months when you want something light but filling.  Try with Strawberry Lemonade.

INGREDIENTS

Rye Bread slicesSundried Tomato Salad with Goat Cheese Toast

Olive Oil

Goat Cheese

DIRECTIONS

Spread olive oil on rye bread and smear with goat cheese.  Heat under broiler just until cheese begins to melt.

INGREDIENTS

Mixed Greens

Sun-dried Tomatoes (chopped)

Mushrooms (chopped)

Mix and top with dressing below.

1 1/2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

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