Crispy Baked Eggplant & Ricotta Stacks

Do you ever get tired of eating the same dinners from your rotation?  I do.  I search for new ideas, try them out, and some work, some not so much.  This recipe was a success! The crispy baked eggplant pieces are layered with ricotta cheese to create a tasty and healthy vegetarian meal.  It’s a little bit like a simple lasagna. Crispy Baked Eggplant & Ricotta Stacks Recipe (About 4 Servings) Ingredients: 1 medium eggplant, cut into thick slices 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 eggs, beaten 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning Salt and pepper, …

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Mashed Cauliflower

I indulge with sweets so the rest of my diet needs to be healthy.  Everything in moderation, right?  It’s hard to find healthy dishes that honestly taste delicious so when I find one that I adore I simply must share.     🙂 This may look like mashed potatoes, but it’s really mashed cauliflower.  It’s lovely smooth consistency mirrors mashed potatoes, but it stands on its own in the taste department. Mashed Cauliflower Recipe (4 Servings) Ingredients: 1 bag (20 ounce bag) frozen cauliflower 1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon …

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Chocolate Gooey Cookies

Today is the first post that shows off the fancy new watermarks on my photos!  Thanks to my awesome (nerd) husband for creating the program to allow me to do this!!  I love you so very much!     🙂 Now to official business…     😉 Yes, these cookies are just that…chocolate and gooey!  (Sometimes I just don’t know how I come up with these names.)  They are a perfect cross between a cookie, cake, and brownie.  Say what?  Yup, that’s a fact.  I’ll explain.     🙂 Chocolate Gooey Cookies Recipe (Makes 28 cookies) Note: Requires 2 hours …

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Blueberry Scones

Are you a muffin or a scone person?  You may certainly enjoy both (like I do), but everyone seems to gravitate towards one or the other.  I prefer muffins, my husband prefers scones, but either of us will happily eat either.     🙂 I love baking with blueberries when they are in season (so they taste better and cost less than the net worth of a small country) so I put them in all sorts of goodies.  These scones have a lovely vanilla flavor base and they’re loaded with lots of plump blueberries. Blueberry Scones Recipe (8 Servings) Ingredients: 2 and 3/4 cups …

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Whole Wheat Banana Peanut Butter Muffins

Remember how I hinted in my Whole Wheat Muffins post that you’d be seeing more of that muffin base?  Well, here you go.     🙂   The addition of banana and peanut butter flavors takes that basic whole wheat muffin to the next level! Whole Wheat Banana Peanut Butter Muffins Recipe (Makes 6 standard size muffins) Ingredients: 1 tablespoon oil 3/4 cup skim milk milk 1 egg 1 banana, mashed 1/4 cup peanut butter 1 box (7 ounce) Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Muffin Mix a few chopped peanuts, for topping Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 6 muffin …

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