Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Lighter Lasagna Roll-Ups

1 c. low-fat ricotta cheese
1 package (10 oz) thawed spinach OR 10 oz. cooked ground beef, lean
1 large egg white
1/2 t. basil
1/2 t. oregano
1/4 t. garlic herb seasoning
1/4 t. nutmeg
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. black pepper
1/4 c. shredded mozzarella cheese made with 2% milk
1/4 c. grated parmesan cheese
6 lasagna noodles, cooked according to package directions
1 can (15 oz.) spaghetti sauce

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • For spinach rolls, squeeze moisture from thawed spinach
  • In a bowl, mix together ricotta, egg white, basil, oregano, garlic herb seasoning, nutmeg, salt, pepper, half the mozzarella, and half the parmesan cheese. Add the beef or spinach.
  • Lay each noodle on waxed paper. Dividing equally, spread filling down length of noodle. Roll up each noodle.
  • Spread one-third of sauce over bottom of a shallow, rectangular baking dish. Place each roll-up, seam-side down, in dish. Spoon remaining sauce over roll-ups.
  • Tent dish with aluminum foil
  • Bake 35 minutes. Remove foil, sprinkle remaining cheese over rolls. Bake uncovered for 5 minutes more.
  • Serves 6

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Georgia Peach Bread

3 cups fresh peaches, sliced
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 cup pecans, finely chopped (I left this out)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Place peaches and sugar in blender or food processor container. Process until pureed. Mixture should yield about 2 1/4 cups.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside.
  • Combine 1 1/2 cups sugar and shortening. Cream well. Add eggs and mix well.
  • Add peach puree and dry ingredients; mix until dry ingredients are moistened.
  • Stir in nuts and vanilla extract.
  • Spoon batter into 2 well greased 9 x 5 x 3-inch loaf pans.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F until done.
  • Cool for 10 minutes in pan. Turn out on rack and let cool completely.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

2 cups Original Bisquick® mix
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup raisins
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • Heat oven to 425°F.
  • Stir all ingredients in medium bowl until soft dough forms. Drop by 9 spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with additional sugar, if desired.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Microwave Brownies

2 eggs
1 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
1/2 c. butter melted
3/4 c. unsifted flour
1/2 c. cocoa
1 c. chocolate chips

In a small bowl at medium speed, beat together eggs, sugar, and vanilla for about 1 minute. Add melted butter, continue beating until well blended. Mix in flour and cocoa at low speed. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread evenly in a greased 8" square pan. Microwave on high 6-7 minutes, rotating dish 1/4 turn ever 2 minutes. Cut when cold.