Monday, August 09, 2010

Joggin' Your Noggin Recipe - Moussaka by Beth

1/4 cup olive oil
1 & 1/2 tsp cumin
1 large eggplant, peeled, if desired, and quartered & sliced
2 cups chopped ripe tomatoes
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp sugar or honey
1 tsp salt
1 cup cooked garbanzon beans

Heat the oil in a skillet. Add the cumin & saute for 1 minute. Add eggplant & saute for 5 minutes. add the tomatoes & continue cooking for 3-4 more minutes. Stir in cinnamon, sugar or honey, salt & beans. Place in a cassarole dish, cover, and bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. Makes 4 servings. Serve with rice, bulgar wheat or couscous.

Joggin' Your Noggin recipe - Fish Salad by Frank

For those of you who missed it, Joggin' Your Noggin was a 3-part program done here at the library to help people to age gracefully, and hopefully avoid Alzheimer's. Diet is, of course, an important component of staying mentally and physically fit. Participants brought in recipes.

1 lb. favorite fish (poached)
1 cup mayonnaise
2 hard-boiled eggs (cubed)
2 stalks celery (chopped)
1/4 cup red onion (chopped)

Combine all ingredients and chill. Serve on bread or with crackers.

Friday, April 09, 2010


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Monday, February 22, 2010

Chicken, Bacon, Ranch Pizza

1 premade pizza crust
1 tsp garlic salt
Olive oil
1 c Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing (cheaper kinds taste horrible on this pizza)
1.5 c grilled chicken breast
3 strips cooked bacon chopped
1/2 can diced tomatoes
1 pkg shredded mozzarella and provolone cheese

Preheat the oven as per crust instructions. Prepare the crust. Brush olive oil on the crust and sprinkle with garlic salt. Top with ranch salad dressing as sauce. Sprinkle cheese heavily over the top. Top with chicken, bacon, and tomato. Cook as per crust instructions and serve.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Cari's Easy Spaghetti Casserole

I mishmashed several recipes together to create this. It's in the oven now!

1 lb. ground turkey
8 oz. spaghetti (whole wheat or enriched flour)
4 oz. reduced fat sour cream
4 oz. low fat cream cheese
24 oz. spaghetti sauce
Italian seasoning, parsley, garlic powder to taste (I use a lot!)
1/2 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 350. Cook turkey in skillet until browned. Add spaghetti sauce; simmer for 10-15 min. Add seasonings to meat mixture. Meanwhile, cook spaghetti and drain. Stir cream cheese and sour cream into meat mixture until fully blended. Mix in spaghetti. Place in 9 x 11 pan, top with mozzarella, and bake for 30-35 min. uncovered.

You can add other seasonings (I would like to try with Cajun seasoning) or vegetables (zucchini, squash, onions, peppers). I will serve this with a green salad.

Friday, February 05, 2010

Easy Chocolate Frosting


6-7 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 to 1/2 cup milk

Beat butter until creamy. Add 2 cups powdered sugar and beat slowly. Add a little milk and stir again. Add powdered sugar 2 cups at a time and more milk, stirring or beating until creamy. Add vanilla and cocoa powder, beat together. Add more milk to get desired texture. Covers 1- 2 layer cake or 1 sm. sheet cake.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Homemade Pie Crust

Makes two pie crusts

2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
1/3 cup cold butter cut into small cubes
6 to 7 tablespoons cold water

Cut in butter and shortening (use a fork, knife, or pastry tool and "cut it in by hand") till flour mixture is crumbly looking. Add water one tbsp at a time (you may have to add more water just do it a little at a time). Stir gently with fork till all dough is moist. Form dough into two equal parts. You can refrigerate dough if you want to before rolling out.

Roll dough out on lightly floured into about a 1/4 in thich or 12 in circle.

Following filling directions for baking time and temperature when baking.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Chicken Enchiladas from AllRecipes

For once, I actually didn't alter a recipe at all! But I wanted to share this one because it was just so good. Here's the link. They were very easy and tasty. They did make a lot more than the recipe yielded on the website - I had to bake two sets - but that was fine because the leftovers tasted great too. A little spicy, but not so much that I couldn't eat them, and I am pretty wimpy.

Do you have any New Year's resolutions to cook this year? I just bought a Taste of Home Healthy Recipe cookbook, and I plan to make quite a few of the recipes in there. I also want to try Beth's Blackberry and Brie Chicken.