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Oct 28, 2010

Baked Sweet Potatoes w/ Marshmellows

10 large Sweet Potatoes - Peeled
3 Tbs Sugar Free Syrup
1 Tbs Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 Stick Butter
1/2  Small Bag Miniature Marshmellows
  • Slice Sweet Potatoes into chunks.  
  • Bring large pot of water to boil with 1Tbs of salt.
  • Add Sweet Potatoes and cook until fork goes threw.              Should not be mushy.
  • Strain Potatoes and let sit for a minute to get all the water out. Then place in Baking Pan.
  • Mash up Sweet Potatoes but leave some into chunks.
  • Mix in melted butter, Syrup, and Brown Sugar.
  • Taste.  If not sweet enough add more butter, syrup and Brown sugar.
  • Spread out evenly in pan.  On top add thinly sliced pats of Butter and Brown Sugar.
  • Add small marshmellows on top.
  • If cooking them for the next day then put aluminium foil over pan and refrigate.  When ready to cook,  bake covered at 400 until hot. Approx 10 - 15 min. 
  • OR
  •  If making them the same day then bake covered for about 5 minutes. 
Take cover off and bake until golden brown. or to your liking.           2 minutes.  Watch closely because marshmellows burn quickly.  I always almost burn them! lol


Oct 27, 2010

Chicken Marsala



 8 slices Chicken Cutlet cut into 3 x 3 pcs
3 Eggs - beat and add a dash of salt, pepper and garlic
2 cups Flour add a dash of Salt and Pepper
Med. Onion thinly sliced
1 large pkg of fresh mushrooms
1 pkg of  Wide Egg Noodles
1 stick of Butter.
2 - 3 Small Cans of Beef Broth 14 0z.
6 Tbs + to your liking of Marsala Wine

Cook Noodles and Strain.  Place in deep serving pan.  In a small pot mix 1/4 cup beef broth,  1Tbs butter,
and 1 Tbs Grated Cheese. Bring to boil and mix into noodles. (Just enough to have noodles moist and not dry out)
Batter:  Dip Chicken  in Eggs then flour
                        Heat Olive oil then Place chicken in frying pan under Medium heat.                           Sprinkle a dash  of Salt, pepper and garlic powder. Cook until golden Brown
Place in baking dish.
If Chicken starts to burn replace oil and add new oil.


Sautee Onions with a little bit of Olive Oil until
lightly brown.

Add mushrooms, 2 Tbs butter


Sautee Until Mushrooms are cooked. About 2 minutes  add 1 Tbs Marsala Wine and Sautee for another minute.   Place in a bowl.



   .    ( Chicken and Mushrooms mix need to be sauteed together while adding ingredients below to have  flavorful taste.)   
 Divide chicken and mushroom mix into 3 parts or whatever is needed to have enough room in the frying pan to stir and flip.              
 Place one part Chicken and Mushroom Mix in a large deep frying pan on med high heat.
Add 2 Tbs Butter 2Tbs or more of Marsala wine.
Swirl and Flip the mix in the pan to coat for 1 minute.
Then add gravy mix listed below. Bring to a boil.
Place on top of noodles. 
Repeat this proceedure until finished.


To make the Gravy.

Melt 2 Tbs butter then add 1/4 cup Flour on med heat. Press down hard, smashing flour to melt
with butter without lumps.

Add 1 Tbs beef broth so flour won't burn. Once lumps are gone add more broth.   
        Keeping the gravy thick.

Add 1 TBS or more (taste to determine what you like)
 of Marsala Wine. Keep Stirring.

Bring to Boil,

Pour on top of Chicken Marsala.



Whole Wheat Muffins


12 XL Muffins
 Yogurt or Banana Muffins.

I make these 2 different ways. Recipe is same for both until you get to written in red below.
#1.    w/ yogurt
#2.   3 mashed up very riped bananas.


Reynolds Baking Cups. Jumbo.  3 1/2 inch.
2 Tbsp. Splenda for baking
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup High Fiber Oat Bran
      (Bob's Red Mill Hot Cereal)
1/2 cup ground flax seed. 
      (Bob's Red Mill Golden Flaxseed Meal)
3 Cups whole wheat flour
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3 egg
1 1/2 cups milk
3 Tbsp. melted butter
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4 oz any no sugar added flavored apple sauce.
  (I use granny smith)

Yogurt Muffins
  6 oz cup of Weight Watches flavored Yogurt.
(Strawberry or blueberry) 

Banana Muffins
  Mash up 3 over ripened bananas.
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Optional:   1 tsp Splenda brown sugar blend. for top of muffins.

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All is mixed by hand. You will use a whisk and baking spatala.
Muffin mix will be thick.

A.  In large bowl Add all dry ingredients (written in Blue) and Blend together, making sure you break up any clumps.


B.  In another bowl add all liquid ingredients (written in Purple) Mix together.


 C.  Pour Liquid mix into the dry ingredients. Put 1/2 in and fold with a baking spactala, then the rest and mix.


 For Yogurt Muffins Fold in applesauce, yogurt, chopped fruit and nuts.(Optional semi sweet chocolate morsels.)  Try not to blend to much.


For Banana Muffins:  Mash 3 over ripened Bananas and slowly add into mix.

D.   Fill baking cups almost to the top.  Banana Muffins skip step E.









E.  Make a cross opening with a knife and mix in 1/4 tsp of yogurt to the top of each muffin. . Don't blend it to much.


F.    Sprinkle a little bit of  Splenda Brown Sugar Blend to the top of the muffins. I measure 1 tsp and sprinkle a little bit for all of them.







G.  Bake at 350°F for about 30 minutes and until a toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean. If you put yogurt in the center, the muffin will still be moist b/c the yogurt won't harden so insert tooth pick at outer edge.




Swirled a little bit of yogurt on top before I baked it.  
 
















Choc. chips, banana and walnuts.

BANANA  MUFFINS.















 Once the muffins are cooled off. You can put them in a ziploc bag and put them into the fridge if using in a few days or freeze them to use them in a month.
Take a muffin out of the freezer every night and leave it in fridge or counter,  Than if you want it warmed up take it out of the ziploc bag and muffin foil and in a dish cut it into 4. Microwave it for 25 seconds. It comes out hot and delicious. You can add cream cheese for a topping.


I know this is one Mama Mia Muffin!! That's the way I like it. lol


5 choc. chips to a muffin = 10 cal