This sauce is jam packed with protein and flavor. The ingredients are so basic that it is easy to always have the things I need on hand to make a quick and delicious meal. Continue reading
–From the recipes of Norma L.
I have great memories of making this with my aunt when I was a wee one. She’d put the graham crackers in a ziplock bag, and let me dance all over them to make the crumbs. Now my kids beg to do the same thing! –Mellyn Continue reading
Yield: 3 dozen muffins
- 2 cups oatmeal, ground into flour
- 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk powder
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 Tablespoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2/3 cup oil
- 2 cups water
- 1 15-ounce can pumpkin
- 2 cups blueberries (fresh, frozen, re-hydrated or 2 15-ounce cans that have been drained)
- Blend oatmeal.
- Combine milk, sugar, brown sugar, whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon.
- Add oil, water and pumpkin. Mix until well combined
- Stir in blueberries gently.
- Spoon into muffin cups.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
I adore bread — whether it’s a honey wheat loaf, garlic breadsticks or doughnuts. But even in the bread category, I have my favorites – and sweet rolls definitely top the list. These blueberry rolls are mildly sweet without being overpowering. Soft and delicious, they satisfy my need for comfort food every time! –Mellyn
From Kristie H.
We’ve been making this divine blueberry dish for breakfast since we first met Kristie and her family about 13 years ago. Undoubtedly, it’s our favorite blueberry recipe of all time! Thanks for sharing, Kristie! –Mellyn Continue reading
Grandma was a wonderful cook, and this basic dessert recipe is easy to adapt to whatever is in season! We use the same basic “formula” for rhubarb crunch and raspberry-apple crunch. Just increase the sugar if you’re using a sour fruit.–Mellyn
Oh my! That’s the first thing I can think of to say about this dessert. You really have to taste it to believe it. It’s rich, tangy, delightfully sweet and refreshing — all at the same time! –Mellyn Continue reading
Another staple from my one great cook! I personally don’t like clams, but my husband LOVES them. I just discreetly remove a bowl of this for myself out of the family pot BEFORE I add the clams. Then no one is any wiser that my dish is different. I don’t have to eat clams, but I don’t need to make my kids think they shouldn’t either. I like to let them decide on their own! Recipe from Karen. Continue reading
This is an easy side dish. It does need time to chill, but it is so simple to assemble that if I have the thought of it in the morning, I only need a moment to have it ready and chilling well before dinner time. Recipe from Carol. Continue reading
Egg rolls are one of my favorite things — especially with sweet and sour sauce! But I hate paying such a high price for it at the grocery store. So we set out to create our own. We love the tangy flavor the pineapple adds to this sauce. Normally we serve it with egg rolls for dipping and spoon it over our rice for a sweet side. It’s also good brushed on chicken. –Mellyn Continue reading
Pizza is just one of those things…it’s hearty and just naughty enough to be really satisfying. Our family loves to make mini pizzas, and I keep the ingredients on hand, so if it’s been a crazy day and we’re all craving something yummy — pizza it is! –Mellyn
These are sweet enough to serve for breakfast, but simple enough to serve at dinner to round out any meal. Wonderful with honey or jam of your choice. Continue reading
Strawberry smoothies are one of life’s simple pleasures! Easy to make and always a delicious treat, my kids are always clamoring for smoothies. This week we opted to try them with freeze-dried strawberries…and I have to say, I think we’ll stick with our frozen berries. I’ve included our recipe for freeze-dried berry smoothies, in case you’d like to try it, but this is one place, where I wouldn’t recommend freeze-dried fruit. –Mellyn
I love sugar cookies, but I don’t always have the time to make them or the inclination to clean up the kitchen afterwards. These pretty, little cookies solve both problems — they’re fast to make and since they’re scooped, not rolled, they make less mess! –Mellyn Continue reading
Pasta and pecans are set off by a strawberry vinaigrette in this tasty pasta salad that makes a perfect lunch or light dinner. –Mellyn Continue reading
So easy and fast to prepare, this makes a wonderful last minute dessert for unexpected company.
Original recipe from the kitchen of Karen. Continue reading