Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

On today’s episode of the Rachel Ray show, Sunny Anderson demonstrated five dessert recipes that take no time to make and serve two people. Each recipe is assembled in a mug and cooked in the microwave. Fun and tasty! She made NOLA Bread Pudding, Pineapple Right Side Up Cake, Apple and Raisin Crisp, Funky Chunky Monkey Stack, and Chocolate Molten Surprise Cake.


Molten Chocolate Surprise Cake (on plates with raspberries)

Funky Chunky Monkey Stacks

Pineapple Right Side Up Cake

NOLA Bread Pudding (second from the left)

Apple Raisin Crisp (in mugs)

Click on the picture to go to the Rachel Ray Show page with the recipe.









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Around the woods near Skyline Drive, the weather has been cooler and much, much wetter. Tonight’s tasty dinner was warm, cozy Chili and Cornbread Muffins for Two.

Corn muffins for two, a perfect compliment to Chili

Corn Muffins for Two

1/2 cup corn meal

1/2 cup flour

1/8 cup sugar or stevia

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 cup oil

1/2 cup milk

1 egg, beaten

1/8 cup corn

1/8 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine corn meal, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a bowl. Mix oil, egg, and milk together. Add dry ingredients, corn and cheese. Mix until well combined. Scoop batter into greased or lined  regular-sized muffin tin. Bake for 15 minutes. Makes 5 muffins.

Corn muffin

What are your fall comfort foods?


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As I had mentioned in a previous post, I am a new empty nester. Among getting used to a much quieter house, my menu planning has needed to shift. McHubby and I don’t eat as much food as four people did. In order to adapt, I decided that I needed to use the same ingredient divided in half for two different recipes. For example, I made meatloaf, divided the mixture in half and made meatballs with the second half.

Here is my detailed plan:

Menu Plan for Week of September 16

I started by looking at the food I already had. In the freezer, I had a large bag of pulled pork from last week. I came up with three meals that could be use the pork. Then I picked other foods that McHubby and I enjoy with special attention to reusing leftover ingredients. Then I filled in to try to make a balanced meal.

Feel free to use the template below:

Menu Planning Template

My camera battery is in the charger. I’ll post some pictures tomorrow when it is fully powered.

*Update to original post- photos

Pork Crescent Sandwiches filled with pork, potatoes, mixed vegetables and cheddar cheese.

Salad with pears, walnuts, craisins. Top with light poppyseed dressing.

How do you plan a week’s worth of meals? What are your meal tips?

Have a great day!


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