Friday, November 27, 2009

Corn Bread Chicken Sausage Stuffing

This recipe comes courtesy from Whole Foods Market...I do add my own flair :)

1 8x8 premade corn bread (Whole Foods)
1 lb Italian chicken sausage (mild and/or hot)
4 slices favorite WHITE bread (hearth bread/Italian bread)
1 lg onion
4 cloves garlic
3 celery stalks
2 granny smith apples
2 c chicken stock
1 tbsp thyme
1 1/2 tbsp sage
1 c dried sweet cranberries

First preheat oven to 300 and place cut up corn bread onto cookie sheet in oven for 1 hour; do the same with the WHITE bread but for about 20 minutes

Cut up the onion, garlic, and celery

Cut up the apple and mix with thyme and sage in separate bowl

In large pan cook sausage and crumble with spatula til golden brown...once done take out and put on plate with paper towel...remove drippings

Place onion, garlic and celery into pan on med heat and cook for 5 minutes til onion is soft

Then place apple and seasonings into pan and cook for another 4 minutes

Once that is done mix the ingredients in the pot with the sausage and the breads

Then add chicken stock and cranberries...preheat oven to 375 and then bake in casserole dish for 35 minutes and ENJOY

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Quick and Easy Ice Cream

Who doesn't love ice cream...for those who don't I can't understand :)

My recipe follows the usage of an electric ice cream mixer...oh modern technology

Easy Vanilla:

3 c milk ( I use fat free & it still tastes delish)
1 c sugar
2 tsp vanilla

Combine and mix in ice cream mixer for 30 min then place in tall plastic container to freeze

Honey Vanilla:

3 1/2 c milk (once again ff...I call it skinny girl milk)
1 c honey
4 tsp vanilla

Follow the same directions as the Easy Vanilla

Coffee Ice Cream:

Use the Easy Vanilla as your base and add coffee granules...I add about 2-3 tbsp

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cinnamon Sugar Toasted Almonds

Just in time for the Holiday season...I've been craving these almonds so I decided to make them myself!

1 egg white
2 tsp water

1/2 c sugar
1/4 c brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

3 c almonds

Whisk egg white, add water and whisk til foamy, add almonds and mix to coat

Mix together sugars,salt and cinnamon then add to almond mix and then
add vanilla

Preheat oven to 250

Place almonds on cookie sheet in single layer (coat cookie sheet or
use parchment paper)

Bake for 1 hr 15 min...check every 30 minutes