There are many perks working at the local extension office and one of them for sure is the food. One of my favorite recipes is for this delicious whole wheat bread. It is soft and light (just like white bread) and is fast to make compared to some yeast breads due to the instant yeast. Great recipe to get those kids to love whole wheat bread.
I had posted a previous version of this recipe (#326380) but we have since added some additional ingredients to make it even better- an egg, some powdered milk and lecithin. Lecithin is easily found in any health food store- really helps with that soft texture I am talking about.
A Chinese version of scrambled eggs and ketchup. I was totally intrigued by this recipe because of the ingredients. I was not let down! So love this! I wish I could give credit where credit is due, but I am notorious for copying recipes and forgetting to write down where it came from. It says 2 servings, but to me, it's more like 1- just for me!
This recipe comes from a favorite new cook book "The Food Nanny Rescues Dinner". Our family has never been that overwhelmed with chicken tacos until we tried this recipe. The kids were fighting over this meat mixture and have demanded that it be put on our monthly tried and trues. The only thing I did to change the recipe was to add just a bit of chicken taco seasoning that I had in the cabinet from Penzey Spice Company. Don't know if it really needed it, I just wanted to try my new spice.
I made this recipe the other night for the first time and my kids loved it! In fact they requested that I make it again tomorrow night. I loved it too! It's all about the sauce! In fact there was not enough sauce for our liking and I will try doubling it next time. We pretty much love anything thing with coconut milk. Serve over Jasmine or sticky short grain rice.
I attended a whole wheat bread making class at our extension office and this was the recipe that was prepared. I made it the very next day, turned out light, soft and wonderful! Just a note: this recipe uses "instant" yeast. Instant yeast is a quick rising yeast and does not need two risings to make excellent bread. I use SAF brand.
"Oh yeah, this is it!" - are the words my husband declared when he tried this recipe for red beans and rice. He was craving New Orleans-style red beans and rice and I had never made it before- so this is the recipe I searched for and tried and it was delicious!! The kids thought it was great too. I only made a few small changes to Emeril's, like adding more sausage than the recipe called for and letting a smoked ham hock cook with the beans for the first two hours..other than that everything is the same. This is not a quick meal, but great for a lazy day at home.
This recipe comes from Trisha Yearwood's "Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen". A great cookbook! I reduced the cheese by two ounces and added salt and pepper to taste. The family really enjoyed it!
In an aproach to get more whole grains into my family I have been trying new "healthy" recipes. The way I see it is that it needs to be healthy- of course, but just not taste like it. This recipe for whole wheat muffins IS one of those and I did not hear one word from the kids like "Is this another one of those healthy recipes?!" They loved them-they had no idea it was good for them! This recipe comes from our State Extension Office in Utah.
Delicious and so easy!! This recipe has been nominated by the family to be in our top 10. It's an easy weeknight meal, but good enough to serve for entertaining. This dish is meant to be served over just plain white long grain rice, but really any rice will do. I made a green salad and fried up some tostones to go along with it. So good! This recipe is from the cookbook "The One Armed Cook" ( a cookbook for young moms with small children). This is a great cookbook and I have no small children at home. I double the recipe for my family.
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts that are pan-fried then baked in a sweet and spicy sauce. My family declared this recipe a keeper and regular and I had to double the recipe. This recipe is from about.com/cooking for kids.