Category Archives: Cooking

Slow Cooker Black Beans & Rice

An attempt to make black beans & rice from dry in the slow cooker at the same time.

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Carrot Muffins Revisited

Second attempt at carrot muffins:

Attempting to improve upon an earlier recipe:

Cut oil to 1/2 cup and added 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg and 1/2 tsp ground ginger. Omitted raisins due to Ashley’s taste preference.

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Apple, Carrot, Walnut Muffins

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Apple Rice

First attempt at a new dish

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1 green pepper, roughly chopped
1/2 onion, roughly chopped
2 lbs. 80/20 ground beef
1 egg
1 1/4 c bread crumbs
1 c soy milk

Combine all but milk in bowl.
Add milk.

Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.

Baking Hamburgers

I bought a probe thermometer a week or so ago and have been looking for a reason to use it.  I also have some leftover hamburger from the sloppy joes that needs to be used up, so I figure I’ll try baking some hamburgers.

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Banana Muffins!

Making banana muffins!

Starting recipe:

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (7.1 grams)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cinnamon
3/4 cup sugar

1/8 tsp salt

1 egg
1 cup mashed bananas (3 medium)
1/4 cup vegetable oil


Combine with muffin method (Mix dry ingredients together, mix wet ingredients together seperately, mix wet into dry just until mositened, do not overmix)

Bake at 400 degrees for 22 minutes.

Carrot Muffins

Making carrot muffins:

I used this recipe with some alterations.  After reading the comments, I reduced the oil, baking soda and salt. Also, I used a bit less carrots as I didn’t quite have 3 cups, which brought me to the following:


Soak 1 cup raisins in 2 cups warm water for 15 minutes.  Drain. Discard liquid.

Shred 3 cups carrots

Sift Seperately:

2 cups flour

1 tbsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

Beat Seperately:

4 eggs

2/3 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup brown sugar

Combine flour mixture and egg mixture using muffin method.

Fold in carrots and raisins.

Bake in muffin tins at 350 for 25 minutes.


They still taste a bit oily, and not very carroty (although, as I mentioned I was a little short on the carrots)   If I make them again, I definitely want to change the recipe so more

Once more unto the quiche!

I’m trying a new quiche technique tonight.

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Brussels Sprouts

Making Brussels Sprouts for the second time.  Last time I mixed them with a little salt and oil and roasted them. This time I’m boiling them.

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