Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I made this Hummus recipe and didn't have the tahini sauce and it still tasted really good. 

Real Hummus

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Submitted By: ROYHOBBS
Photo By: Diane S
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 20
"Flavorful hummus makes a wonderful snack or appetizer, and is great with warm pita bread or veggies."
1 clove garlic
1 (19 ounce) can garbanzo beans, half
the liquid reserved
4 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons tahini
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
black pepper to taste
2 tablespoons olive oil
1. In a blender, chop the garlic. Pour garbanzo beans into blender, reserving about a tablespoon for garnish. Place lemon juice, tahini, chopped garlic and salt in blender. Blend until creamy and well mixed.
2. Transfer the mixture to a medium serving bowl. Sprinkle with pepper and pour olive oil over the top. Garnish with reserved garbanzo beans.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Souffle Cornbread

This recipe was given to me by my friend Kiara Munk....a true Southerner!  This recipe is AMAZING!!
A Southern Living  recipe. It is really good:sweet and moist!  Goes great with Chili. This is what they had to say about it: The steps involved in preparing this cornbread are well worth it.  It's so moist and delicious you won't need extra butter.
Some Southern foods just wouldn't be the same cooked in anything except cast iron.  Cornbread's one of them.

1 (14oz) can cream-style corn
6  Tbs butter, softened
2 Large eggs, separated
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 1/2 cups yellow corn meal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 Tb baking powder
1 1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cups sugar
1 Tb shortening

Process corn in a blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.  Beat butter and egg yolks in a large mixing bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.  Add pureed corn and whipping cream, stirring well.  (Mixture will be lumpy). Combine cornmeal and next 4 ingredients: add to corn mixture, stirring until blended.  Heat shortening in a 9-10 inch cast-iron skillet in a 375 degree oven for 6 minutes.  Beat egg whites at high speed until stiff peaks form; gently fold into cornmeal batter.  Remove skillet from oven.  Pour batter into hot skillet.  Bake at 375 degrees for 25-30minutes or until golden.  
Makes 8 servings. Prep: 17min   Bake:30 minutes

Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour 5 Minutes
Servings: 24
"Spiced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves, this bread improves with age, so plan to make it a day ahead if possible."
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
3 cups white sugar
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 7x3 inch loaf pans.
2. In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water and sugar until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour into the prepared pans.
3. Bake for about 50 minutes in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

113 Calorie Brownies


1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup unbleached, all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp instant espresso powder (optional)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips (semi sweet)
Butter-flavored cooking spray


Preheat the oven to 350 F. Coat an 8×8 inch nonstick cake pan with cooking spray.

In a medium mixing bowl, mix the applesauce, vanilla, egg whites, and sugar until they are well combined.

Add the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, baking powder, and salt. Stir the mixture until it is just combined and no lumps remain. Pour it into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the top. Bake the brownies for 20 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out dry (a few crumbs are okay).

Transfer the pan to a cooling rack and allow them to cool five minutes. Cut into 12 equal brownies. Makes 12 servings.

Nutrition Information

Calories Per Serving: 113.5, Total Fat: 1.5 grams, Saturated Fat: 0.9 grams, Protein: 3 grams, Fiber: 1.3 grams, Carbohydrates: 23.9 grams