Saturday, 29 October 2016

Halloween Popcorn Balls

This recipe comes from the Pioneer Woman, "A Year of Holidays". I like these popcorn balls because they are soft and not tooth chippers. You can pop your own popcorn or buy it. The popcorn is popped with sugar so it is actually Kettle corn. I have a Whirly Bird popcorn stovetop popper but you can just use a pot. Candy corn and peanuts are added for a nice sweet and salty touch. If you don't want to add candy corn you can add Reeses Pieces or confetti sprinkles.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Breakfast Granola Cookies

I have been looking for a granola breakfast cookie for a while. Although these cookies make a great midday snack as well. I found this recipe on Pinterest and one of the reason that I love them is that it uses two ripened bananas and believe me I always seem to have a couple of ripe bananas. A girl can only eat so much banana bread or muffins!!
 These cookies are soft and chewy and packed full of nuts and dried fruit. Besides bananas, honey and peanut butter are the glue that keep these cookies together. I use my homemade granola (see recipe under the heading "Snacks and Munchies") but you can use store bought granola if you want. Do not store in a airtight container or they will get to moist and fall apart.

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Juicy Oven Burgers

Just like the name says, these are juicy burgers! The burgers are pan fried and then the buns are smothered with homemade burger sauce, sliced american cheese, sliced Swiss cheese and chopped onions. Then the burger is wrapped in tin foil and baked for about 15 minutes. The bun gets nice and warm and toasted and the cheese gets nice and gooey! Instead of onions you can saute mushrooms and make a mushroom burger. Pan frying the burgers give them a nice caramelized crust. These burgers would be great in the winter when you don't want to BBQ out in the cold.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Caramel Apple Sweet Rolls

This is another Pioneer Woman recipe that I absolutely love! The dough is so easy to make, with no kneading required. It rolls out like a carpet and trust me your family and friends will adore you! This recipe makes about 2 dozen buns.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Salisbury Steak with Onion Mushroom Gravy

My husband is not much of a steak guy; he would rather have ground beef. Salisbury steak is made from ground beef and shaped to resemble a steak. We like it served with mashed  potatoes and veggies but you could serve with rice or noodles as well. 

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Pumpkin Pie Granola

I have made a few different recipes for pumpkin pie granola and although they have all been good this one has always won in taste tests with my family. I love granola and eat it most days of the week, so it is a nice change to try something different. This recipe doubles well. I wrapped this granola up and gave it to my family for a healthy Thanksgiving gift.
 Sprinkle over yogurt, apple sauce or over your box cereal to give it a little extra flavour.
1/4 cup is 129 calories and 8 grams of fat.