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  1. What's new in this club
  2. It's just around the corner, and what fun it would be to share some Halloween recipes. Walkabout posted a video on Facebook and I couldn't resist finding one I could post here. Jello Worms Link for the recipe ~ http://www.food.com/recipe/halloween-worms-3092
  3. (I have not tried this but it looks good. I recommend the low sodium soup and consomme. The original soup has 42% sodium, 1,028 mg in it. The original consomme will have 700-800 mg of sodium, with the low sodium being around 30% less. This is why I rarely buy canned soup, it's full of sodium.) Crock Pot French Onion Beef Sliders 4 lbs beef chuck roast 2-10.5 oz cans French Onion Soup 1-10.5 oz can Beef Consomme Cook on high for 4 hours Shred the beef Transfer 3 cups of broth to a saucepan Reduce (boil) the broth for 10 minutes Spoon meat onto dinner roles Top with provolone cheese Bake at 350 F for 5 minutes Spoon broth into individual bowls for dipping Video ~ https://www.yahoo.com/news/crock-pot-french-onion-beef-175712660.html (In case you choose to make your own soups and consomme, here are links to the recipes.) French Onion Soup ~ http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-french-onion-soup-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-110054 Beef Consomme ~ http://www.food.com/recipe/beef-consomme-81043
  4. Awesome Libby, hope you enjoy them. I'd go bonkers without peanut butter in the house. As I'm sure you know, beans are very good for you, and remember, chocolate comes from a bean. A good old American bean dish is a beef roast or steak cut up, stew meat, or whatever your choice, onions, etc. (your choice), a little brown sugar, (or sweetener of your choice), and pinto beans, remembering to soak them overnight. Cook until beef is tender and beans are cooked and soft. Great and traditional with corn bread. Beans are all over the world. In Western times, that was mostly cowboy's diet out on the range or on a cattle drive, beans and bread, and of course beef. Yes, love the "protein cookies" title. Also, experiment and try the banana and oats recipe with peanut butter. You may have to add a tab more oats, not sure.
  5. For some reason, a couple of days ago I had the urge to bake peanut butter cookies. Which I had never done before. I think I must have read this topic and the ideas got into my subconscious and had only just managed to make their way to the surface. I used a recipe I found on the internet, but it included sugar. I didn’t use the whole amount, but they still tasted a bit too sweet. I’ll try your version next, Earthnut. And I’ll try the banana and oat cookie recipe. My daughter is very keen on healthy snacks for my grandson, who is dairy-free, so those recipes are ideal. Not sure about the chocolate bean cookies. I’ve never heard of black beans before, but apparently they’re available in most supermarkets here. But the only recipes I’ve been able to find are for savoury dishes, mostly from South America and the Caribbean. Are those what you mean? I love your take on these, seesthru – “protein cookies”! Yay indeed!
  6. These sound pretty healthy. Protein cookies! YAY!
  7. (Along with appearing delicious, they are somewhat healthy then most cookie recipes. Banana and oats, you can't go wrong there, with no sugar except for the natural sweetness of the banana. When my bananas begin to ripen and I know I won't be eating all of them, they last a long time in the frig, and even though they are black on the outside, they are perfect for baking on the inside. The cake mix has sugar, but adding black beans puts a healthy twist on it. Then there's the delicious and healthy peanut butter and egg cookie...yum...enjoy) Banana & Oat Cookies 2 large, old bananas 1 cup of oats Possible add-ins ~Handful of chocolate chips Crushed walnut pieces Cinnamon Raisins Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mash up the bananas, and mix the ingredients together. Cook at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes on a greased cookie sheet. ~ ~ ~ Chocolate Bean Cookies 1 box cake mix, flavor of your choosing 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained Preheat oven on 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare cookie sheet with a light coating of cooking spray. In a blender or food processor, add your rinsed and drained beans. Add up to ½ cup water and blend until beans are liquified. In a medium mixing bowl, add the box of dry cake mix. Pour bean liquid into cake mix, and mix until all ingredients are wet. Do not overmix. Cookies will be tough. Scoop tablespoonfuls of dough onto baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes. ~ ~ ~ Peanut Butter, 2 ingredient 1 cup peanut butter 1 egg Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit, and grease or line a baking tray. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients and stir until smooth. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Scoop 1 to 2 tablespoons of the dough at a time and roll into balls. Place the balls evenly spaced on the baking tray and flatten the tops with a fork. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until set and slightly golden brown. Allow to cool for a few minutes before removing to a wire rack.
  8. If you're out of the US and unable to view the page, please let me know, and I will copy and paste the recipes for you. http://www.cheatsheet.com/life/6-slow-cooker-casserole-recipes-for-easy-weeknight-dinners.html/?ref=YF&yptr=yahoo&ref=yfp
  9. I agree, your hubby mellowed. Sometimes we bring our work home, and, take our home to work. I am sure you will figure out the recipe. I'm thinking it was cooked too long and maybe your crock pot gets hotter then mine. Oh well, "Trial and Error." People are just now discovering how much junk is in their cereals. Anything that is processed is not good for us.
  10. Oh, I don't think it was the "challenge" as such. I think that, at long last, he's mellowed. Finally got out of that accountancy/senior boss precision thinking where any request for something unusual has to be justified, preferably in triplicate. I think he might also be on his way to the "asking a store person" phenomenon. ;) I didn't add anything to the recipe. Essentially, it was a science experiment but with added tasty goodness. So, I have to examine the variables, adjust those, repeat the experiment, and so on. I aim to get it right, especially as my daughter is interested in any dairy-free healthy recipe that she can just chuck in her slow-cooker. Much better than processed breakfast cereals that are way too high in sugar and salt.
  11. Men do surprise us from time to time. I'm thinking the measuring cups were a challenge to him, and he was determined to find them no matter what. Men do like challenges. Three cheers for your hubby ! ! ! Obviously something went wrong. Was the crock pot on low or high? And, it might be a good idea to put some olive oil on the bottom, add a little extra moisture next time, or, don't follow the recipe by cooking it too long. It does state "depending on your crock pot." Some cook hotter then others. Mine barely cooks on low, but would never use high with this recipe. Also, I personally would never go over 5 hours with any crock pot, especially since there's no meat to tenderize in the recipe. Glad you enjoyed it. Did you add anything to it like nuts, raisins, etc.?
  12. I loved the aroma and the taste, but something went wrong with the texture. Either I didn’t mix up the ingredients enough or I got the quantities wrong. I ended up with a very dense layer at the bottom of the crock pot that I practically had to chisel off! However, I now have a set of measuring cups and a big wooden spoon, so hopefully next time it’ll work out better. As an aside: I asked my husband to buy a set of measuring cups when he next went to the big supermarket, which he did! Surprising that was, as he never used to be good at finding things in the big supermarket if I'd asked him for something specific/unusual. However, when he presented me with his "kill", he then advised me on how best to use the measuring cups. Surprising that was, as he'd never set eyes on them before.
  13. (Obviously, the design of this recipe can be changed to suit any flag, and you would have to improvise with other colors.) ~ ~ ~ ~ American Flag Pie Total Time: 1:20 Prep: 0:30 Cook: 0:50 8 Servings 2 refrigerated pie crusts (unbaked) 5 c. strawberries 3 c. blueberries 1/2 c. cornstarch, divided 3/4 c. sugar, divided (plus more for sprinkling) 1 lemon (zest and juice) egg wash (1 egg + 1 tbs. heavy cream) Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Make the base. Roll out the base of the pie dough into a large rectangle, about 15x12-in. Transfer the dough into a 12x9x1-in baking sheet or jellyroll pan. Gently press the dough along the edges. Fold the edges under and crimp. Transfer to refrigerator while you prepare the other crust. Make the stars and stripes. Roll out a second piece of pie dough. Use about 1/4 of the dough to cut out stars with a small star cookie cutter. Using a paring knife (or pastry wheel), cut long 1-in thick stripes lengthwise using the rest of the dough. Refrigerate until ready to use. Make the fillings. In a medium bowl, add blueberries, 1/4 c. sugar, 1/4 c. cornstarch and the juice and zest of 1/2 lemon. Stir to combine. In a separate bowl, add strawberries, 1/2 c. sugar, 1/4 c. cornstarch and the juice and zest of 1/2 lemon. Stir to combine. Make the pie. Fold aluminum foil into a thin strip, about 1 1/2-in wide. Then fold the strip into a right angle about 5x4-in. Remove the base crust from the refrigerator and place the foil into the upper left-hand corner of the crust to form a small rectangle. Spoon the blueberry filling into the foil-lined rectangular portion. Then spoon the strawberry filling into the rest of the crust. Remove the foil. Assemble and bake! Then place pastry stars on top of the blueberry mixture. Lay the stripes lengthwise across the strawberry filling, leaving about 1-in between each stripe. Brush the egg wash onto the pie crusts and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 50 minutes, until pie crust is golden and the filling is bubbling. Let cool for at least an hour before serving.
  14. Crock Pot ~ Best Meal Ever (Actual Title) 1 block of cream cheese (cut in chunks optional) 2 cans of Italian style diced tomatoes OR 6 vine tomatoes diced (with or without skins) & Italian seasoning Fresh Spinach bundle or 1 bag (remove stems) Tortellini with cheese, best to use dry in vacuum packed box Garlic Power or fresh (chopped fine) if preferred, to taste ( like lots) 1 box or 4 cups of vegetable broth Place all ingredients in crock pot in order listed. Cook on low for 5-6 hrs, high for 3-4, or until everything is cooked and cream cheese is completely melted Any meat you add will totally change the flavor, so I suggest serving meat on the side Same with any other ingredient, the flavor will change Italian cheese blend seasoning if desired, can be added with ingredients, before pouring vegetable broth
  15. 22 hours later Libby, I'm betting you enjoyed it. Posting another favorite, no meat, just cheese and veggies.
  16. The Banana Oatmeal thingy is simmering away in my crock pot! Not sure if it's going to look like the picture you posted, Darlene, but OMG what a wonderful aroma!
  17. The Banana Oatmeal thingy is simmering away in my crock pot! Not sure if it's going to look like the picture you posted, Darlene, but OMG what a wonderful aroma!
  18. Crockpot Pumpkin Pie Serves 6 Ingredients 1 can (15 oz) canned pumpkin puree 8 (oz) evaporated milk 1/2 cup cream soda 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup Bisquick, divided 2 eggs, beaten 4 tablespoons butter, cut into 8 pieces 1 Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice Whipped cream for garnish Directions 1. In a large mixing bowl, mix together pumpkin, milk, cream soda, vanilla, brown sugar, one-third of the Bisquick, eggs and pumpkin pie spice. 2. Pour mixture into a 3 – 4 qt slow cooker. Top with 1/3 cups of Bisquick. Next, place slices of butter over the mixture. Top with remaining 1/3 cup of Bisquick. 3. Cook on low for six to seven hours or until mixture is thick and crust is golden brown. Serve warm with whipped cream and enjoy!
  19. Earthnut

    Millionaire Cake

    It is very yummy.
  20. seesthru

    Millionaire Cake

    sounds yummy!!!
  21. One of my favorites, and my son's girlfriend made it for me as a birthday gift ~ Millionaire Cake 1 box white cake mix 4 eggs 2/3 cup oil 1-3 ¾ oz box instant coconut pudding 1 can lemon-lime soda 1 tsp almond ext Mix at high speed 2 min. Bake 350 till done, approx 30 min Topping ~ 1 20 oz can crushed pineapple ~ drained 2 envelopes powdered whipped topping (Dream Whip) 1 box instant coconut pudding 2 cups milk ¼ cup chopped pecans Combine Dream Whip, milk, pudding and beat till thick Add drained pineapple, mix well Add nuts and spread on cake Keep refrigerated
  22. One of my favorites, and my son's girlfriend made it for me as a birthday gift ~ Millionaire Cake 1 box white cake mix 4 eggs 2/3 cup oil 1-3 ¾ oz box instant coconut pudding 1 can lemon-lime soda 1 tsp almond ext Mix at high speed 2 min. Bake 350 till done, approx 30 min Topping ~ 1 20 oz can crushed pineapple ~ drained 2 envelopes powdered whipped topping (Dream Whip) 1 box instant coconut pudding 2 cups milk ¼ cup chopped pecans Combine Dream Whip, milk, pudding and beat till thick Add drained pineapple, mix well Add nuts and spread on cake Keep refrigerated
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  24. That looks very useful indeed. I've saved it. My daughter popped in today and I mentioned this recipe to her. She's very interested, so I'm going to try it out in the next few days. I've already bought the bananas but they'll need to ripen. Neither of us can figure out what the finished result is supposed to look like, but that doesn't matter too much as I'll be substituting dairy-free ingredients. Anyway, it'll taste good even if it doesn't end up as the "right" texture. Sometimes, the best thing about trying out new recipes is the surprise factor, plus, of course, the opportunity to try it again!
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