Black Bean Burgers

So this is by no means a substitute for a good beef hamburger, but not a bad sandwich for Meatless Mondays. Ingredients1/2 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped1 tablespoon chopped garlic2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained, divided2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro leaves2 teaspoons freshly chopped parsley leaves1 egg1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes1/2 cup bread…

Cranberry Bread

Cranberry Nut Bread Recipe Yield: Serves 8. INGREDIENTS 2 cups flour (I use whole wheat pastry flour) 3/4 cup granulated sugar (I cut this amount in half and sub applesauce for the rest) 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts (I don’t like nuts and…

Cajun Seasoning

Cajun Seasoning This one is peppery but not spicy, you could add a little cayenne pepper if you want some heat. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons paprika 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon black pepper 2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons onion powder 2 teaspoons ground red pepper 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried thyme Instructions: Combine…

Ranch Dressing

I don’t follow recipes very well and this one is no exception. I use this as a general “ingredients” list and basically add stuff and mix until it tastes right. But this recipe is a good idea of what needs to be in it. INGREDIENTS 1 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon lemon juice…

Ciabatta Bread

So as I have been working on my bread baking skills, I have come to the realization that most good breads are created over a period of at least 24 hours. However there are a lot of good recipes that can be done in a day and this is one, it typically takes me about…

24 Hour Pizza Dough

This recipe is soo worth thinking ahead of time. I am horrible about planning dinner before “dinner time” but this one is worth it. The crust is chewy and gets so crisp when cooked on tiles or a stone as hot as your oven will go. It’s a good replication of a true wood oven…

Cherry Danish

I got this recipe from foodnetwork.com Ingredients Icing: 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon powdered sugar 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 drop vanilla extract 1 tablespoon jet-puffed marshmallow creme 1 tablespoon fat-free whipped topping, thawed from frozen Danish: Half an 8-ounce tub fat-free cream cheese, room temperature 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 tablespoon…

Crepes

Ingredients 2 large eggs 3/4 cup milk 1/2 cup water 1 cup flour 3 tablespoons melted butter Butter, for coating the pan Directions In a blender, combine all of the ingredients and pulse for 10 seconds. Place the crepe batter in the refrigerator for 1 hour. This allows the bubbles to subside so the crepes…

Belgium Whole Wheat Waffles

This makes a really crispy, airy, light waffle. Just make sure to not over mix the batter. If you can see in the picture, the batter does not look fully mixed, but that is what you want. If you over mix it you will get flat and dense waffles, not good. 4 3/4 ounces all-purpose…

Bran Muffins

1 1/2 cups wheat bran 1 cup buttermilk 1/3 cup vegetable oil I also decrease the oil by half and sub Greek yogurt for the rest. 1 egg 2/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup raisins can…

Buttermilk Pancakes

The key to fluffy pancakes is to not over mix the batter. Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour can sub wheat pastry flour and it turns out great. 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons sugar 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 3 cups buttermilk ( I never have this so…