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Sweet Honey Cornbread

Sweet Honey Cornbread

by Pam on December 11, 2012

This is seriously the very best cornbread I have EVER had. I found a recipe on The Gourmand Mom[1] for cornbread that is sweet, moist, and so delicious. I loved how quick and easy it was to make and how amazing it smelled while baking. My whole family gobbled up every last drop of this cornbread and my son told me that it was REALLY GOOD. I served this cornbread with the Black Bean Soup with Bacon[2] and the tossed salad with the Creamy Cilantro Dressing[3] for a comforting and tasty meal that my whole family enjoyed.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a small 8×8 baking dish with canola cooking spray.

In a bowl, mix the flour, corn meal, baking powder, sugar, and salt together until well combined.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, honey, melted butter, and beaten eggs. Pour the flour mixture into the egg mixture and mix until they are just combined. Do not over mix. Fold in the corn kernels. Pour into the prepared baking dish.

Place into the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, until a tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Allow the bread to cool for about 10 minutes before cutting and serving. Enjoy.

 



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Sweet Honey Cornbread




Yield: 9-12 pieces

Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 30-35 min.

Total Time: 40-45 min.



Ingredients:

1 cup flour
1 cup corn meal
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup honey
1/2 stick melted butter
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup frozen sweet corn, thawed

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a small 8×8 baking dish with canola cooking spray.

In a bowl, mix the flour, corn meal, baking powder, sugar, and salt together until well combined.

In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, honey, melted butter, and beaten eggs. Pour the flour mixture into the egg mixture and mix until they are just combined. Do not over mix. Fold in the corn kernels. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Place into the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, until a tester inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Allow the bread to cool for about 10 minutes before cutting and serving. Enjoy.



 

References

  1. ^ The Gourmand Mom (thegourmandmom.com)
  2. ^ Black Bean Soup with Bacon (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  3. ^ Creamy Cilantro Dressing (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  4. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)
  5. ^ Save to ZipList Recipe Box (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)

Veggie Shooters (Crudites with Skinny Ranch Dip)

Fresh cut vegetables served in individual shot glasses with your favorite dressing makes for an easy, healthy, elegant appetizer. No double dipping!

Think color and use your favorite vegetables; raw zucchini or celery would also be great. These are also kid friendly, my daughter loves bell peppers, carrots and cucumbers.

Of course, you can buy store bought dressing to save time, but whipping up a batch of your own is easy. You can make the dip and cut the vegetables ahead of time, then assemble when you are ready to serve it. If you are serving vegans or dairy free diets, swap the ranch dip for hummus!

If you’re heading to a Holiday party and are worried about over-eating, bring these veggie shooters and skip the chips!




Veggie Shooters (Crudites with Skinny Ranch Dip)
gordon-ramsay-recipe.com
Servings: 11 • Size: 1/4 cup dip with vegetables • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 2 pts
Calories: 73 • Fat: 2 g • Carb: 10 g Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 4 g • Sugar: 4 g
Sodium: 331 mg  

Ingredients:

For the skinny ranch dip:

  • 3/4 cup fat free sour cream
  • 3/4 cup fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup Hellman’s light mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh chives or dill
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1-2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup 1% low fat buttermilk

For the crudites:

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 large English cucumber, cut into strips
  • 3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into strips 
  • 11 baby arugula leaves for garnish
  • 11 shot glasses

Directions:


To make the dip: In a small bowl combine the sour cream, yogurt, mayonnaise, garlic, powder, onion powder, parsley, chives, salt, and cracked pepper. Mix well.


Stir in the white balsamic vinegar; then buttermilk. Adjust the seasonings to taste, adjusting the vinegar as needed, the flavors will become bolder over time.



To assemble the shooters: Place 1/4 cup of dip in each glass. Place the strips of vegetables in each glass and serve cold.

S?mores Cookies

S’mores Cookies

by Pam on October 14, 2012

We were headed out of town for the weekend to camp at the Oregon coast in our motor home with friends.  The weather was going to be rainy and stormy the whole time which meant we wouldn’t be building fires to cook s’mores so I went in search of a good alternative.  I found these s’more cookies on Kevin & Amanda’s[1] site that looked perfect.  I picked up the marshmallow bits at the store and baked these cookies right before we left town.  The dough was very crumbly when I made them and it made me worry that the cookies would be crumbly but they turned out to be thick, hearty, and absolutely delicious cookies.  They were a big hit with all the kids (and adults) all weekend long and nobody was too disappointed that we couldn’t make traditional s’mores over a campfire.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Use a food processor to crush the graham crackers to fine crumbs.  Combine the flour, graham crackers, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl; mix well.

Beat the butter with the sugars until creamy and smooth.  Add the egg and vanilla and beat until well combined.  Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until just combined.  Add the marshmallow bits and chocolate chips and mix.

Place spoonfuls of cookie dough onto a baking sheet about 2 inches apart.  Place into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.  Let the cookies cook for a couple of minutes before moving them to a cooling rack.  Enjoy dipped in ice cold milk.

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S’mores Cookies




Prep Time: 10 min.

Cook Time: 10 -12 min.

Total Time: 22 min.



Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (7 full graham cracker sheets)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup Jet Puffed Mallow Bits

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Use a food processor to crush the graham crackers to fine crumbs. Combine the flour, graham crackers, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl; mix well.

Beat the butter with the sugars until creamy and smooth. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until well combined. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until just combined. Add the marshmallow bits and chocolate chips and mix.

Place spoonfuls of cookie dough onto a baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Place into the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Let the cookies cook for a couple of minutes before moving them to a cooling rack. Enjoy dipped in ice cold milk.



Adapted recipe by For the Love of Cooking.net
Original recipe by Kevin & Amanada

References

  1. ^ Kevin & Amanda’s (www.kevinandamanda.com)
  2. ^ Print Recipe (www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com)