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I love to cook and create recipes. here you will find them. as well i will feature other recipes that I have tried and loved, as well as those that did not work out so well.

You will occasionally see blog posts on here that have nothing at all to do with food. My other passion is being a weather nut. So yes they may on occasion show up on here as well. Yep I am a geek like that.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Tammi's Wheat/banana oatmeal pancakes

These are yummy and come out tasting almost like a banana bread.   Gotta give them a try.  


YOUR INGREDIENTS:
1 egg 
1/2 Cup whole wheat flour
3/4 buttermilk
2 tablespoon Stevia
2 tablespoon Vegetable oil
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2  teaspoon cloves 


Method: 
heat frying pan with some oil. 
Lightly beat egg. 
Mix  in remaining ingredients until smooth (i use a wooden spoon not my mixer)

Cook over medium heat until pancake is puffed around edges.  flip and cook for another minute. 

TIP:  don't have buttermilk. simply add 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice.  (it works saves calories and makes a buttermilk texture)


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Refreshing Cucumber Citrus water

Having to eat healthy has got me always thinking of new things to try.  I am not much of a plain water drinker. But this is awesome.  Being that you make yourself the ingredients are fresh. there are no fake sugars or sodium to worry about. Just lots of nutrition and taste.  Give it a try.  I know you'll love it.


ingredients:
Cold non chlorinated water.
Cucumber slices.
Orange slices
Grapefruit Slices.

Squeeze the juice from the lemon, orange and cucumber slices.  then add them to the water.  Chill or add ice and enjoy.

Easy Peasy and healthy to.
Give it a shot.  It will make a water liker out of you. 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Oatmeal Blueberry Breakfast Muffins

Good Day,
I been silent for a while on this blog.  Mostly because I hit a slump when cooking.  Don't you just hate it when that happens. :(.  I have been in the baking mode of late.  One my journey to find way of making myself eat oatmeal. I figured I would try and put that into muffins.  Let's just say  AWESOME.  They are that good.  I got the original recipe from allrecipe's.  (if you click you will see the original recipe. Here is my version.  

Ingredients:
1 1/4 C quick cooking oats
1 C flour
1/3 C white sugar
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 T baking powder
1 C 1% Milk 
2 ounces egg beaters
1/4 C Vegetable Oil
1.5 C Blueberries. 

Topping:
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon


Directions

  1. Combine oats, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. mix lightly.
  2.  Fold  in milk, egg, and oil; mix just until dry ingredients are moistened. 
  3. Fold in blueberries. 
  4. Combine the topping ingredients and mix until blended. 
  5.  Fill greased muffin cups leave about a half inch from the top of the pan. 
  6. Sprinkle on cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  7. Bake at 425F degrees  for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into middle of muffin comes out clean.
  8. Makes 6 large muffins or 12 smaller ones. 





Thursday, September 20, 2012

Turkey Kielbasa skillet

Here comes Autumn (more like it has been here for a few weeks already in the northeast.  When autumn and winter get here we tend to crave casserole type dishes.  You know the stick to ya ribs comfort food. yes those. 
The other day I was perusing some really old copies of Taste of Home.  The recipe I am doing here is inspired and adapted by one that appeared in 1999. (the Quick Cooking edition).I love when I come by mags that I had not seen before, especially if they have to do with food. :)here's the recipe online Colorful Kielbasa

Now I have the changed up the recipe for the original version and made it slightly healthier (if that's even possible)  I used fat free Cream of celery soup and turkey Kielbasa as opposed  to beef kielbasa.   Following is my version of the original recipe.The original also had a cup of cheddar cheese. I left that out)



Ingredients:
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) fat free Cream of celery soup. 
1 1/2 Cups water
1 tablespoon butter
1 pound turkey kielbasa cut into pieces about 1:"
3/4 Cup uncooked long grain rice.
10 ounces frozen peas or corn. 
1 can (4 1/2ounces) portabella sliced mushrooms
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese.


Method: 
In skillet combine water, soup and butter.  (stir to blend) and bring to boil.  Add in Rice and kielbasa.  Reduce heat cover and simmer about 18 minutes until rice is almost tender.  (you will want to stir this several times or the rice will stick) 
Sitr in peas or corn and mushroom cover and simmer for 15 minutes (again stir or the rice will stick)..  remove from heat. Sprinkle with cheese and let stand until melted.  

serves 4 to 6

The photo says it all  UMMM eat me eat me :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Turkey Broccoli Alfredo Mac

As autumn is approaching I am starting to crave those creamy stick ya ribs type of food.  You have more than likely had a chicken and broccoli Alfredo, But have you had one with turkey?  It really was good and the use of poultry seasoning made it awesome.  I will be making this again.

Turkey Broccoli Alfredo Mac

1/2 pound diced turkey breast meat.
1 tsp poultry seasoning.
EVOO for frying
1/2 pound cooked elbows.
8 ounces broccoli chopped.
Alfredo sauce. (you can use my recipe which I will post.  or a high quality jarred one.

In skillet brown turkey meat with EVOO and poultry seasoning until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F..  let drain on towel.   Steam broccoli until desired doneness. Cook elbow macaroni per package instructions I did mine Al dente'.

In Large skillet add all ingredients and cook till warm  about 5 to 10 minutes. serve with some fresh garlic bread


YUMMY



RECIPE FOR MY ALFREDO SAUCE 
1/4 C butter
1C heavy Cream
1 garlic clove crushed or finely diced
1 1/2C fresh grated parmesan cheese
1/2 C chopped parsley 


In medium sauce pan, Melt butter over medium heat.  Add in cream and garlic and simmer 5 minutes stirring occasionally.  Add in cheese and whisk quickly heating thoroughly.  Stir in parsley remove form heat and serve, or add into your favorite recipe.   
see easy peasy

©Cooking with Tammi

Friday, September 14, 2012

Sausage Biscuits and Gravy

For a northern girl I sure have a major fondness for southern style food.  Could be it that I get from my boyfriend (who hails from NC)?  Or perhaps I am just a southern girl at heart.  After all I love my country music, sweet tea warm summer evenings outside on the deck.  Oh yeah and I love all the summer night time sounds. 

So it seems natural to me that I enjoy southern style foods.  and this one was no exception. Albeit while I can not make it daily as I would love to.  It is still very good and NOT healthy for ya. but hey,  everything in moderation right?

so here we go with a recipe for Sausage Gravy.:) .  The original recipe is from all-recipes.com I have not changed it except for the amount of pepper.



1 pound of Jimmy Dean's bulk sausage. 
2 Cups milk
1/4 cup flower
1 tbsp pepper. 
and salt if wanted. 
4 to 8 biscuits 

Brown sausage in big frying pan.  While browning chop into small bite size pieces. Once sausage is browned, Stir flour until dissolved.  Gradually stir in milk a little at time.  Cook gravy until it is bubbly and thick. towards the end add in salt and pepper.  

Serve over biscuits.   (i used 4 biscuits. although the original recipe calls for 8 biscuits. 
Enjoy I know I did.  

Monday, June 11, 2012

Philly Cheese-steak Pizzas

I
I had this idea (and I am sure it is not new) but I wanted to take two of my favorite food and smack them together.  I have always loved Philly cheese-steaks and pizza. so here we go with this idea.  It came out amazing and I will be doing this again.



Things needed:

2 hoagie (sub rolls depending on where in the country you are from)
4 steak-ums.
onions
peppers
mushrooms
mozzarella cheese
and pizza sauce.   

Method:

Cook the steaks up.  Set on towel to drain excess oils.  shred the meat.
In another frying pan saute the onions, peppers and mushrooms.  Cut rolls in half.

I would suggest using a foil lined pan.  It will make clean up easier on you.   
top each half of the roll with tomato sauce, meat, veggie mixture and then top that with cheese.  

Cook at 400 degrees 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.  
 serve with your favorite toppings (red peppers, Parmesan cheese) are my favorites) .


©Tammi R Delancy 2012