Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sweet Cornbread

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
Combine all dry ingredients. Then add wet ingredients and mix. Pour batter into a buttered/greased baking dish. Bake at 400 degrees for ~23 minutes.

This turned out pretty good, but I think I prefer cornbread sweeter. Next time I will probably try this with 1+ cups sugar instead.

Recipe from AllRecipes.

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Before baking.

After baking.

  • 2 lb. boneless/skinless chicken breast, cut into small pieces
  • 2-3 tsp. cumin
  • 3 chili peppers, chopped finely
  • 2-3 cups salsa
  • 1 package neufchatel cheese
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 6 whole wheat tortillas
  • 1-2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
Cook chicken in tiny bit of oil for several minutes. Add cumin and cook for few minutes. Add peppers and cook for few minutes. Add salsa and neufchatel cheese, cook until all the cheese is melted. Mix in the black beans and tomatoes. Separate chicken mix, tortillas, and cheese into thirds. Layer chicken, tortilla, cheese (make 3 layers). Bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Recipe modified from this one at Kraftfoods.

Can also try this with beef instead of chicken.

7 Layer (9 Layer?) Taco Dip

  • 1 package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 package cream cheese or neufchatel
  • 1 small container sour cream
  • 1 jar salsa
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 bunch scallions, chopped
  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • 1 small can sliced black olives, drained
  • 2+ cups cheddar cheese, shredded
Mix the taco seasoning and refried beans - spread this layer onto the dish. Mix cream cheese and sour cream - spread this layer onto the dish. Add salsa layer. Add tomatoes, bell peppers, scallions, lettuce, olives, and cheese. If you want you can heat the beans+seasoning mix before adding the remaining layers. Serve with tortilla chips or Wheat Thins crackers. Recipe from AllRecipes.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Apple Cupcakes

This recipe is kinda cheating, but it's yummy. Mix the batter for a regular yellow cake using any box cake mix. Set the cake batter aside.
  • 2 apples, peeled and chopped
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Bring the above 3 ingredients to boil on the stove. They'll melt together...I only boiled long enough so that I could get the tasty mix, but still have chunks of apples to bite into. If you want, you can keep cooking the apples until it turns into a smooth creamy applesauce. Add this mixture to the cake batter and bake! I baked them an extra 5 minutes than suggested on the box. Top with a cinnamon-vanilla or cinnamon-cream cheese frosting.