Sunday, September 18, 2011

Creamy Mac and Cheese

I've made this recipe a couple times now - I LOVE recipes with a low number of ingredients. LOVE.  And here is one from Heavenly Homemakers.

It was pretty creamy, I think next time I want to add water or something to break it up a bit. But it was easy and we all liked it. And I don't have to worry about getting weird ingredients or spending a long time making a roux.  So here it is:

2 1/2 cups whole wheat pasta
3 cups whole milk
1/2 t. sea salt
1 cup shredded cheese (I use white cheddar)

Mix pasta, milk and salt in a large sauce pan. Cook over medium-high heat STIRRING ALMOST CONSTANTLY until the pasta is tender (10-15 minutes). Remove from heat. Add cheese and stir until melted. Serve immediately.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Apple Strudel Muffins

Delicious! I found these on and they were wonderful. I made a double batch - mini muffins for work ("they're like vitamins!") and big muffins for home.  Awesome.

Here's the recipe:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups chopped apples
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter

1.Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 12 cup muffin pan.
2.In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
3.In a large bowl, beat together butter, sugar and eggs until smooth. Mix in vanilla. Stir in apples, and gradually blend in the flour mixture. Spoon the mixture into the prepared muffin pan.
4.In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture is like coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over tops of mixture in muffin pan.
5.Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean. Allow to sit 5 minutes before removing muffins from pan. Cool on a wire rack.

I Want...

A Keurig.  Anyone want to oblige me?

(Photo: amazon)