italian orzo spinach soup

2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small white onion, peeled and diced 1 cup diced carrots 1 cup diced celery 3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 6 cups chicken or vegetable stock 1 (14-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes 1 1/2 cups (about 8 oz) orzo 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary 4 cups loosely-packed spinach salt and black pepper DIRECTIONS: Heat oil in a large stockpot over medium-high heat....

November 12, 2015 · 1 min · lmead

microwave macaroni and cheese

To be used with a Pampered Chef DCB or RC 2 cups elbow macaroni or rotini 1 can chicken broth 2 cups of half and half 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese Place macaroni, chicken broth and half and half into your Deep Covered Baker. Stir, then cover with the lid. Heat on high in microwave for 14 minutes (use turntable or rotate every 2 minutes). Remove from heat and add shredded cheese, stir, place lid on baker and let sit 10 minutes....

November 12, 2015 · 1 min · lmead

chocolate zucchini bundt cake

3 cups flour ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup unsweetened applesauce ¾ cup almond milk or other nondairy milk (coconut milk okay) ½ cup canola oil 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 2 cups shredded zucchini Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease 12" bundt pan. Sift together ingredients through salt. Mix in sugar. Make a well in the center and add applesauce, milk, oil, and vanilla....

June 12, 2015 · 1 min · lmead

boiled frosting

1 1/4 cups sugar 2 egg whites 2 Tbsp. Karo syrup (light) 5 Tbsp. water. Mix. Cook in double boiler, covered, 2 1/2 – 3 minutes. Stir occasionally. Remove from fire and beat with electric mixer ’til stiff. (It takes a while!) Just before stiff, add 1 tsp. vanilla.

June 8, 2015 · 1 min · lmead

1-2-3-4 cake

Preheat oven to 350. Have all ingredients about 75F. Sift before measuring 2 2/3 cups flour Resift with 2 1/4 tsp. double acting baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt Sift: 2 cups sugar Cream until soft: 1 cup butter Add sugar gradually. Cream ingredients until very light. Beat in, one at a time: 4 egg yolks. Add: 1 tsp. vanilla and 1/2 tsp. almond extract Add flour mixture to butter mixture in about 3 parts, alternating with halves of one cup of milk....

June 8, 2015 · 1 min · lmead