Infused Vinegars

Flavoured vinegars are great in salad dressings but can be pricey to buy.  Fortunately they are easy to make but takes some preparation.  Below I have listed recipes for Raspberry/Blueberry Vinegar, Sage Red Wine Vinegar and Thyme Basil Vinegar

Raspberry/Blueberry Vinegar

Simple Infused Vinegars1/2 cup mashed raspberries

1/2 cup mashed blueberries

White vinegar to fill a jar

Add  fruit to jar and fill with vinegar.  Cork and let stand for at least 1 week.   Strain and use on salads or as a marinade.  Can be sweetened by adding stevia to the finished vinegar. Continue reading “Infused Vinegars”

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Old Fashioned Banana Muffins

Old fashioned banana muffins are great for using up the ripe fruit before it spoils.  The recipe is light, sweet and fluffy and is good with coffee or tea.  For a special treat try adding chocolate or butterscotch chips to the batter.

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup vegan margarineOld fashioned banana muffins

3/4 cup sugar

1 beaten egg

1 cup mashed bananas

1 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp salt

DIRECTIONS

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Peach Cobbler

Fresh and fruity peach cobbler is a great addition to a meal.  Made with frozen peaches it can be made at any time of the year.

INGREDIENTS

1 bag frozen peaches thawedPeach Cobbler

1/2 cup sugar

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup cornstarch

1 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ginger

2 cups flower

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 cup cold margarine or vegetable shortening

1 egg

3/4 cup milk

DIRECTIONS

Mix peaches, sugar, brown sugar, cornstarch and spices together in a bowl.  Pour into a greased baking dish.

Mix flour, baking powder, salt  and  second amount of sugar together.  Add margarine or shortening and mix together until mixture is crumbly.

Add milk and mix only until combined.  Put dough on top of peach mixture.

Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 40 minutes or until golden brown.

 

Garlic and Chive Biscuits

Garlic and Chive Biscuits are fresh and fragrant.  Their great with soup, stews or as a treat on their own.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups flour

Garlic and Chive Biscuits21/2 tsp sugar

2 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 cup coarsely chopped chives

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup vegan margarine

1/2 cup vanilla almond milk

2 tbsp lemon juice

DIRECTIONS

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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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