Monday, July 25, 2011

WhatsForDinner: Amazing Blueberry Muffins.. Start to finish in 30 ...

WhatsForDinner: Amazing Blueberry Muffins.. Start to finish in 30 ...: "Ingredients 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2/3 cup white sugar 1/4 tsp Cinnamon 1/8 tsp clove 1/8 tsp ginger 2 teaspoons baking powder 1..."

Amazing Blueberry Muffins.. Start to finish in 30 minutes! 1 Bowl 1 measuring cup!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp clove
  • 1/8 tsp ginger
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3-1/2 cup milk ( I start with 1/3 and if the batter is thick add a splash more)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
Topping:
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners. 12 regular size muffing cups
  2. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, spices and baking powder.
  3. In a bowl mix the Milk, Egg and Oil. Mix in dry ingredients.
  4. Fold in blueberries. Do not over mix.
  5. To Make Crumb Topping: Mix together sugar,  flour,  butter, and  teaspoons cinnamon. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.
  6. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done. (lightly browned on top.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

WhatsForDinner: 2 quarts of sports drink for less than 30 cents?

WhatsForDinner: 2 quarts of sports drink for less than 30 cents?: "1 Kool-Aid packet or similar kid drink mix ( 27cents @ Target 20 cents @Wal-mart and they have a no frills brand for 12 cents) 1/4 tsp Li..."

2 quarts of sports drink for less than 30 cents?

1 Kool-Aid packet or similar kid drink mix ( 27cents @ Target  20 cents @Wal-mart and they have a no frills brand for 12 cents)
1/4 tsp  Lite salt
1/4-1/2 tsp   salt
 heaping 1/2 cup sugar
2 quarts water
1/2 tsp citric acid or 2 tbls of lemon juice ( citric acid is sold in the health dept or wine/cheese making stores)

Measure, Mix, Chill, Drink.



Easier than driving to the store. If you are going to be sweating a lot you may want to use more sodium. **** disclaimer, I am not a Doctor nor do I play one on TV. Please do your own research. This is one of many sites that discuss Sports Drinks.

http://www.mademan.com/mm/health-benefits-sports-drinks.html

Friday, July 1, 2011

WhatsForDinner: Low Fat Vegetable Creamcheese spread. Not just for...

WhatsForDinner: Low Fat Vegetable Creamcheese spread. Not just for...: "When I recently purchased vegetable cream cheese spread, I realized how salty it tasted and that it had almost double the sodium than regula..."

Low Fat Vegetable Creamcheese spread. Not just for Breakfast.

When I recently purchased vegetable cream cheese spread, I realized how salty it tasted and that it had almost double the sodium than regular cream cheese. That led me to make my own, which I truthfully liked better. It takes only minutes.


2 tablespoons Minced Celery
1 tablespoon grated carrot
1 tablespoon minced red pepper.
1 clove garlic grated. ( if you like onion i would use 1 tsp grated) or omit if you don't want vampire potion breath.
1/2 brick of  Neufch√Ętel ( aka low fat Cream cheese) I like the low fat NOT the Fat free which , to me is like while flavorless jello. Yucko ***
Mix together and use to top bagels, toast, pita..even fill celery stalks for a snack or serve as cracker spread.

If you want heat, you can mix in some hot sauce or Tabasco.
***I buy the low fat cream cheese at Aldi supermarket if the store doesn't have it on sale. It is wrapped in the same foil as Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Hmmm interesting.