Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mini-Quiche Muffins

Broccoli and Italian Sausage Egg Muffins - -- UMM, I think I will sub fresh SPINACH for the broccoli. Thanks.


1 pound Italian Sasuce (sweet, mild, hot variety depending on your preference)
1 cup broccoli florets
8 large eggs
1/4 cup milk (or half and half depending on how you're feeling that day)
1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp baking powder
salt & pepper to taste
Freshly grated Parmesan Cheese as needed


1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
2. In a large saute pan, over medium high heat, brown Italian Sausage for about 5 minutes, or until the sausage is no longer pink. Remove from heat and stir in broccoli.
3. Whisk together eggs, milk, oil and baking powder.  Season with salt and pepper.
4. Lightly spray a 12-cupcake pan with oil.Spoon out the sausage and broccoli mixture evenly into each cupcake.
5. Ladle the egg mixture over sausage and broccoli.
6. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
7. Bake for 15-20 minutes. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Chocolate Cobbler

While perusing cobbler recipes I came across this - haven't tried it but WILL FOR SURE this week. How can it be bad? Cobbler? Good. Chocolate? GOOD!  Meat? Good! Custard? Good!  (Oh, sorry, slipped into Joey-mode there)

2 sticks butter
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups self-rising flour

(OR IF YOU DON'T HAVE SELF-RISING FLOUR, just use 1 1/2 cups regular flour, plus 2 teaspoons baking powder, plus 1/2 teaspoon salt instead!)

1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup milk

Chocolate Layer:
1 cup sugar
6 Tablespoons cocoa
2 cups boiling water


Preheat oven to 350. In a 9x13 glass baking dish, melt the two sticks of butter in the oven.
Meanwhile in a bowl, mix together the 1 1/4cups of sugar, flour, vanilla and milk. Once the butter is melted pour the batter over the butter, but do not stir.
In a separate bowl mix the cocoa and remaining sugar together and sprinkle on top of batter. Do not stir.
Pour the 2 cups of boiling water on top of that (don't stir) and bake for 30-45 minutes. I bake mine until I have a nice golden brown crust. In my oven this usually take about 35 minutes. Serve warm. Great with ice cream

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Honey Mustard Dressing

1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon prepared mustard
1 Tablespoon honey
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice