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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Microwave Baked Apples

Happy New Years Eve, everyone!

This is something I've been making during these super cold nights to help keep me warm. It's super simple and easy- 5 ingredients, and it takes under 5 minutes to make. These taste yummy, slightly sweet, and cinnamon-y, without the oven! Let's keep things easy and get to the recipe!

Ingredients: apples, brown sugar, cinnamon, butter.
Peel and chop your apple to about this size.
Toss with the brown sugar and cinnamon.
Then top with butter and a splash of water.


Microwave Baked Apples
-apples, peeled, cored, and chopped
-2 teaspoons brown sugar per apple
-a sprinkle of cinnamon per apple
-1/8-1/4 teaspoon butter
-a splash or two of water per apple
Mix apples with brown sugar and cinnamon in a microwave safe bowl/dish. Top with butter and a splash or two of water.
Microwave for about 45 seconds, then stir, then microwave for 30 more seconds and stir again (this is for my microwave, which I do not know the wattage of but it is pretty strong- adjust for your microwave and for your taste in terms of how firm you like the apples).
Enjoy!


And here's your finished product- eat it while it's hot!

Savor it!
love, rue

Monday, December 16, 2013

Cheesy Corn Souffle

Hey everyone!

I know this is a little late, but I made this for Thanksgiving this year, along with my traditional apple pie (check out other posts for how to make the pie!), though I think this would go well with almost any holiday meal. This was super easy to throw together and is amazingly delicious, moist, and cheesy. It got rave reviews and I was so glad to have an opportunity to make it for so many people! Let's get started.

Your super-simple arsenal- cream cheese, butter, eggs, cheese, corn, muffin mix, and green onions
Start out by creaming together your butter and cream cheese.
Mix in the whole kernel corn and creamed corn.
Add in your muffin mix and stir well.
Mix in your eggs...
Then mix in the green onions and cheese.
Pour mixture into a greased pan (this is a double batch in a 9x13'').
Then cover the top in cheese. Yumm!


Cheesy Corn Souffle
-2 tablespoons butter, softened
-1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese or neufch√Ętel, softened
-1 can whole corn, drained
-1 can creamed corn
-1 (8.5 oz.) package corn muffin mix
-2 eggs
-2 green onions, thinly sliced
-1 cup shredded cheddar, 1/4 cup mixed in, 3/4 cup on top
Cream together butter and cream cheese. Mix in corn, then muffin mix. Add the eggs and mix well. Season with a little salt and pepper, then stir in the green onions and cheese.
Top with the remaining cheese.
Bake in a greased 2 qt. casserole at 350 F for 45-50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.


And here it is finished- nice browned cheese on top, creamy and fluffy in the middle- sorry I don't have more pics, at this point the dish went through reheating, then got chowed down on by a big group of people!

Savor it!
love, rue

Monday, December 9, 2013

BLT Lettuce Wraps

Hey everyone,

This isn't so much a recipe as a twist on the classic BLT. Essentially, you take all the ingredients you would use in a BLT, and wrap them up in a lettuce leaf instead. It's totally filling, good for you, and completely delish- even I was surprised. But it's hard to go wrong with bacon- let me show you!

Here's your super-simple arsenal of ingredients...


BLT Lettuce Wraps
-head of lettuce, carefully take off each leaf to use as a wrap
-bacon, fried and crumbled
-tomato, chopped
-onion, sliced thin (optional)
-mayonnaise
-salt and pepper
Assemble all other ingredients inside of the lettuce leaf, then wrap up and enjoy- super easy, and yummy.
*another great idea is to wrap this all up inside a tortilla, something I discovered a few days after making this post*


The finished product (unwrapped so you can see!)! Mine is on the left with only a little mayo and no onions, and my BF Jordan's is on the right, with more mayo and onions. Delish!

Savor it!
love, rue

Monday, December 2, 2013

Tacos

Hi there!

Today is more of a concept-than-recipe day again- Jordan and I made tacos for his family the other week, and I'm going to show you one way to go about doing that! Feel free to substitute or add in your favorite meats, veggies, cheeses, etc.- this is all about creating it yourself.

Our arsenal (yours can be different!)- tortillas in the middle, fillings on the right, and toppings on the left.


Tacos
-tortillas, flour, corn, or both
all of the rest of the ingredients are ideas and are optional- just choose what you like.
-meat- ground beef, chicken, steak, whatever you like
-refried or regular beans
-white or brown rice
-salsa
-tomatoes
-onion
-lettuce
-avocados/guacamole
-cheese
-sour cream
-etc!
Just heat up your tortilla slightly, or fry in a dry pan real quick, then top with whatever you'd like from the list above, and add anything you like or can think of!


My (giant- we only had big flour tortillas) taco- refried beans, rice, veggies, and cheese- yumm!
And Jordan's tacos- flour on the left with meat and everything, and corn on the right, made vegetarian.

Savor it!
love, rue