Sunday, March 30, 2014

Mini Shepherd's Pot Pies


1 box Pillsbury refrigerated pie crusts, softened
1 1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
1 tbsp butter
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1/2 lb lean ground beef
1/3 cup beef broth
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
Refrigerated mashed potatoes (heat as directed)


  1. Heat oven to 400.
  2. Unroll pie crusts. Using a round cutter, cut 6 circles from each crust. Firmly press each round in bottom of muffin pan. Bake 7-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and reduce heat to 350.
  3. In a small microwavable bowl, microwave frozen vegetables and 2 tsp water. Set aside.
  4. In a nonstick skillet, heat butter over medium heat until melted. Add onion to skillet; cook until onions are translucent (about 5 minutes). Add beef to skillet; cook about 6 minutes longer. Drain. Add broth, salt, and pepper. Cook 3 to 5 minutes longer or until the liquid is absorbed. Stir in vegetables.
  5. Fill each muffin cup with 1/4 cup beef mixture. Top each pie with about 1/4 cup of the warm mashed potatoes. Bake at 350 for 25 to 30 minutes. 



Saturday, March 22, 2014

Peanut Butter Rice Krispies



Peanut Butter Rice Krispies

1 cup Sugar
1 cup Light Karo Syrup
1 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1 tbsp Vanilla
5 cups Rice Krispies

Bring the sugar and light karo syrup to a boil. Remove from heat. Add the peanut butter and vanilla. Stir well. Add the rice krispies and spread in a 9x13 pan. 

Monday, March 10, 2014

Crustless Spinach & Mushroom Quiche


Ingredients:
8oz fresh mushrooms
1/2 tsp minced garlic
non-stick spray
1 (10oz) box of frozen spinach
4 large eggs
1 cup milk
2 oz. feta cheese
1/4 cup grated parmesan
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
salt and pepper for taste

Steps:
1. Let the frozen spinach thaw. You can do this in the microwave or by running hot water over the spinach.
2. While the spinach is thawing prepare the mushrooms by rinsing and slicing them. Place the mushrooms in a skillet along with the minced garlic. I added a little salt and pepper to the mushrooms for some added taste. Sautee the mushrooms for about 6 minutes.
3. Spray the pie dish with non-stick spray.
4. Squeeze the excess water out of the spinach.
5. Mix the mushrooms, spinach, and feta cheese. Pour this mixture onto the bottom of the pie dish.
6. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs. Add the milk and parmesan to the eggs. Pour the egg mixture into the pie dish.
7. Sprinkle with mozzarella.
8. Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes or until the top is golden.