Christmas Recipes

Recipes for Christmas – Holiday Recipes

CINNAMON COFFEE COCOA IN A JAR November 29, 2008

CINNAMON COFFEE COCOA IN A JAR

2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups instant coffee or coffee substitute
1 cup nondairy powdered creamer
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Combine all the ingredients & pour into an airtight jar.

Instructions for gift-giving:

Cinnamon Coffee Cocoa

1 cup hot water
2 to 3 tablespoons Cinnamon Coffee Cocoa mix

Stir well. Enjoy. This yields 40 servings. Please use within 6 months.

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CHICKEN AND EGGPLANT AGRODOLCE SCICILIANA November 23, 2008

Serves 6-8

1 large eggplant (about 1-1/2 pounds), cut into 1-1/2 inch cubes

8 roaster boneless thigh cutlets

Salt and ground pepper to taste

1/2 – 3/4 cup olive oil, divided

2 cups sliced red onions

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar

4 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 tablespoons honey

Grated rind of 2 oranges

1 can (16-ounces) whole plum tomatoes, drained and cut into thin strips

Minced, fresh parsley and basil (optional)

Sprinkle eggplant with salt; let stand 30 minutes to extract liquid; rinse and pat dry. Trim off any fat from thighs and cut into 2-inch pieces.

Preheat oven to 350oF. In large heavy skillet over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons oil. Add chicken, half at a time; saute 2 to 3 minutes until lightly browned, adding more oil if necessary. Remove pieces with slotted spoon to large, covered casserole or baking dish. Add 2 to 4 tablespoons oil to skillet; stir in eggplant and cook 5 minutes until golden, adding more oil if necessary. Add to casserole.

Pour vinegar into skillet, scraping and stirring to remove pan glaze; add garlic, cinnamon, honey orange rind, and salt and pepper to taste. Pour vinegar mixture into casserole. Cover and bake 15 minutes. Stir in tomato strips, re-cover and bake 15 minutes longer. Garnish with minced parsley and basil, if desired. Serve with hot crusty Italian bread.

PHOTO: Roaster Thigh “Rice Birds”

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Banana Oatmeal Health Cookies November 11, 2008

Banana Oatmeal Health Cookies

2 cups mashed ripe bananas
4 cups oatmeal
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup chopped peanuts
1/2 cup applesauce cinnamon to taste (about 1/2 to 1 tsp)

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Mix all ingredients together in a bowl till
everything is uniformly moist.  Drop dough by tablespoonfuls on an
ungreased cookie sheet.  The dough will not spread, so flatten it to
desired cookie thickness.  Bake for 15 minutes.  Eat warm or after
cooling.  Store in an airtight container.

These are awesome snacks, and don’t get much healthier. They are
wheat-free, with no added sweetener or butter.  For a variation, you
can substitute the nuts with just about anything: raisins, dates, or
if you want to be less healthy maybe some chocolate or carob chips.

Christmas Cookies

 

Carnival of the Recipes November 2, 2008

Carnival of the Recipes is up.
Healthy Recipes and Oatmeal Recipes

Some of the recipes include: