Sunday, January 17, 2010

Cheeseburger Chowder

1 lb. ground beef
2 med. potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2 c. chopped celery
1/4 c. chopped onion
2 tbsp. chopped green pepper
2 beef bouillon cubes
1/2 tsp. salt
2 1/2 c. milk
3 tbsp. flour
1 c. shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
In 3 quart saucepan brown beef, drain fat. Stir in potatoes, celery, onion and green pepper and 1 1/2 cups water. Stir in beef bouillon, salt. Cover and cook until vegetables are tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.
Blend 1/2 cup of the milk with the flour and add to saucepan after vegetables are cooked along with rest of the milk. Cook and stir until thick and bubbly and then add cheese. Heat until cheese melts then serve!!

Personal Notes-
Depending on well you like potatoes, you could add more. Also, it says cheddar cheese-I used Velveeta and just added more milk as I kept stirring-it made it alot more creamier. I also added acouple cloves of garlic, seasoned salt and celery salt to bring out the taste of the celery. It was delicious!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Applesauce Spice Muffins

Recipe found in "Totally Muffins Cookbook"

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 eggs
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup milk
1 cup diced peeled apple such as Fuji or Golden Delicious
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup applesauce
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon mixed with 3 tablespoons sugar for topping

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease or line muffin tins with paper cups.
Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and cloves in a medium bowl. In another large bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, oil, milk, apple, lemon juice and applesauce. Add flour mixture to liquid ingrdients and stir just until flour disappears.
Spoon into muffin cups. Sprinkle tops with cinnamon sugar mixture and bake 25-30 minutes until tester comes out clean.
Makes 12

Personal Notes
I've made these quiet a few times, and they are really good. For the topping mixture they don't specify weather you use white or or brown sugar-but I use brown sugar-it makes the topping that much sweeter.
I've used different apples different times, this time i used Gala apples-it seems to have turned out quiet well.