Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Authentic Thai Peanut Sauce

This sauce is wonderful and I have some left over for other things.  I just sauteed some veggies, added some peanuts and spaghetti and poured the sauce over it.  Yummy!  Add some hot sauce if you want it spicy.  Get the recipe here.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Spicy Apple Bars

Going to a bonfire tonight and I think these Spicy Apple Bars will be a great treat.  I made them just like the recipe except used 1/2 Splenda and 1/2 sugar.  Also, I'm not a fan of walnuts so I used pecans.  They have a stong fall spice taste, but the bits of tart apple just make these bars delicious!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Vegetable Soup

This Quick Fall Minestrone has something for everyone.  I told my family, if you don't like something, pick it out.  It has a really good flavor.  I read all the comments on the original recipe and I added a can of tomato paste, a jalapeno pepper, and used 8 cups of vegetable broth. I followed the recipe for the rest.

This was  a hearty soup that required a lot of chopping, so if you aren't interested in chopping, try  a different recipe!  I served the soup with garlic cheese bread.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Three Cheese Mac n Cheese

Tried a new recipe for mac n cheese -- risky in my house, because they are all fans of "the box" (yuk.)  This is also a bit healthy, but not really very low fat. I made it just like the recipe (with the full fat evap milk!)  It was a success.  Very tasty.

Sorry -- this picture doesn't look very good.  It tastes better than the picture looks!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Apple Recipes

I tried a few new apple recipes and I thought they were worth posting.  The first was Bread Pudding Apple Pie.  It turned out rather cakey, but moist and full of apples.  I didn't put it in a crust -- just baked it in a pie pan.

I wanted something for breakfast instead of the banana bread or muffins I usually make, so I made some Apple Cinnamon Scones.  They aren't very sweet, but I like that.  They are moist, though, and good with coffee!

It's apple season!  Give these a try.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Cheap Scarf

This scarf came from a thrift store dress that I paid about $5 for.  I think it's pretty, and I have a lot it will go with.  I just cut strips from the front and back of the dress, so the scarf does have a seam in it, then I narrow hemmed the long edges.  It is important the the fabric look the same from the wrong side.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Tater Crust Tuna Pie

We really like this recipe.  I make it often, but the name always gives us a chuckle.  My husband calls it "'Possum Pie."  Anyway, it's got some fat in it, but it tastes good.  Tater Crust Tuna Pie is a Taste of Home recipe that I got in a crate full of recipe cards many years ago.  But I found the recipe on the internet so I could share it with you.