Miscellaneous Recipes

Grilled Apples

Ingrediants: 4 baking apples
 2 Tbsp. cinnamon
 2 Tbsp. sugar
 Aluminum foil sheets Directions: Preheat grill. Wash, dry and core apples. In small bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar. Place each apple on center of aluminum foil sheet; spoon tablespoon cinnamon/sugar mixture into core, and wrap apple in foil. Place foil-wrapped apples in small foil pie […]

Tomato-Basil Relish

Ingredients: 4 tablespoons olive oil 3/4 pound tomatoes, seeded and roughly chopped 6 large garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar Directions: Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add tomatoes and garlic. Sauté until tomatoes soften, about 5 minutes. Add basil and vinegar. Season with salt and […]

Maple Walnut Granola

Ingredients: 4 cups rolled oats    1 cup wheat germ 1 cup sesame seeds    1 cup coconut 1 cup chopped walnuts    1/3 cup oil 1/2 cup maple syrup 3/4 cup honey Directions: Preheat oven to 250°. Combine oats, wheat germ, sesame seeds, coconut and nuts. Add oil and stir until evenly distributed. Pour in maple syrup, […]

Gluten-Free Snack Mix

Ingredients: 8 cups popped popcorn 2 cups Koala Crisp cereal 1 package (5 ounces) dried cherries 1/3 cup butter, cubed 1/3 cup honey 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions: In a large ungreased roasting pan, combine the popcorn, cereal and cherries. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Add honey and cinnamon; cook and stir until heated […]

Effortless Egg Rolls

Ingredients: 1/2 pound bulk pork sausage 2 1/2 cups frozen stir-fry vegetable blend, thawed and chopped 1 tablespoon teriyaki sauce 10 egg roll wrappers Oil for deep-fat frying Directions: In a large skillet, cook sausage and vegetables over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in teriyaki sauce. Place 3 tablespoons of […]

Peppermint Exfoliating Body Scrub submitted by Betsy Wright

Ingredients: 3 cups sugar 1/2 cup oil (I use either extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil, both are great for skin) 15 drops of peppermint essential oil or 3 teaspoons peppermint extract Red food coloring, if desired Directions: Mix altogether. If you want it more coarse, add more sugar or add more oil if […]

Goblin Eyeballs

Ingredients: 12 eggs Red food coloring 3/4 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon prepared mustard Salt and pepper to taste 12 large pimiento-stuffed olives, halved widthwise Directions: Place eggs in a single layer in a large saucepan; add enough water to cover by 1 inch. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from the […]

Spooky Snack Mix

Ingredients: 5 cups crispy corn cereal squares 2 cups cinnamon-flavored bear-shaped graham crackers 2 cups salted peanuts 2 cups tiny twist pretzels 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1/2 cup butter or margarine 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 3/8 teaspoon yellow food coloring Plus 1/8 teaspoon red food coloring Or 1/2 teaspoon orange […]

Make-Your-Own Snack Mix

Ingredients: 1 cup toasted oat cereal 1/4 cup unsalted dry roasted peanuts (or other unsalted nut) 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup dried cranberries Directions: Combine all ingredients, and toss well. Serve immediately, or store for later snacking. Tip: Put snack mix in individual snack-sized bags for a great grab-and-go snack.

Freezer Salsa

Ingredients: 3/4 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup finely chopped celery 1/3 cup finely chopped sweet red or green pepper 1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup olive oil 12 plum tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped (about 6 cups) 3 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste 1/3 cup […]

Grilled Three-Cheese Potatoes

Ingredients: 6 large potatoes, sliced 1/4 inch thick 2 medium onions, chopped 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided 1 pound sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled 1/4 cup butter, cubed 1 tablespoon minced chives 1 to 2 teaspoons seasoned […]

Raspberry Grilled Cheese

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons seedless red raspberry preserves 4 slices sourdough bread 2 tablespoons chopped pecans 1 to 2 tablespoons sliced green onion 4 slices Muenster or baby Swiss cheese 3 tablespoons butter, softened Directions: Spread preserves over bread slices; top with the pecans, onion and cheese. Top with remaining bread; butter outsides of bread. Toast […]

Strawberry Grilled Cheese

Ingredients 1 teaspoon honey 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 1/2 cup diced, fresh strawberries 4 slices of your favorite bread 4 teaspoons butter, at room temperature 3 slices American cheese 3 tablespoons strawberry preserves 1 teaspoon powdered sugar, for garnish (optional) Directions Mix together the honey and vinegar in a small bowl and stir in the […]

Swiss Cheese Pie

Ingredients 1 cup fine butter cracker crumbs 3 tablespoons melted butter 6 slices bacon, minced 1/4 cup chopped onion 2 beaten eggs 1/2 cup sour cream 4 ounces softened cream cheese 8 ounces shredded Swiss cheese 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 cup grated Cheddar cheese Directions Preheat oven to 375°. For the […]

Baked Potato Cupcakes

Ingredients 5 large russet potatoes, skins on, cut into quarters 1 cup diced Cheddar or Colby Jack cheese 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 3 large eggs, beaten 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt Cooking spray Directions Place cut potatoes in a large pot and just cover with water. Bring to a boil, then gently boil […]

Mushroom- Onion Tartlets

It’s getting chilly outside and these mushroom tarts are hearty and savory! Perfect for fall!

Mini Kabobs

Ingredients 10 1/2 inch cheese cubes (whatever variety your child favors) 2 dill pickles, cut in chunks 10 1/2 inch meat cubes (ham, kielbasa, sausage etc.) 10 olives 10 toothpicks Directions Thread one cheese cube, a chunk of pickle, a piece of meat, and an olive onto each toothpick. Continue using up remaining ingredients. Try […]

Pizza Soup

Ingredients 2 teaspoons oil 1/2 cup onions, chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 cup mushrooms, sliced 1 cup pepperoni slices, cut into quarters 1/2 cup green peppers, chopped 2 (14 ounce) cans diced tomatoes or crushed tomatoes 1 cup beef broth 1 teaspoon basil 1 teaspoon oregano Directions Sauté onion and garlic in oil until […]

Apple-Cinnamon Sandwich

Ingredients 4 slices raisin or sandwich bread 1/4 cup low-fat cream cheese 3 tablespoons chopped apple 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts 2 tablespoons chopped celery 1 teaspoon cinnamon Directions Lay out bread slices. Combine cream cheese, apple, walnuts, celery and cinnamon. Mix well. Spread filling on two slices of bread. Top with other slices.

Peachy Peanut Butter Pita Pockets

Ingredients 2 medium, whole wheat pita pockets 1/4 cup reduced fat, chunky peanut butter 1/2 apple, cored and thinly sliced 1/2 banana, thinly sliced 1/2 fresh peach, thinly sliced Directions Cut pitas in half to make 4 pockets and warm in the microwave for about 10 seconds to make them more flexible. Carefully open each […]


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