Miniature Corn Muffins

Ingredients:
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter.
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated pepper Jack
Preparation:
  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Mist two mini muffin pans (12 cups each) with nonstick cooking spray. Melt butter in small saucepan over mediumlow heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes (do not let brown). Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes longer, stirring often. Set aside to cool.
  • Whisk together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda and cayenne pepper. In a separate bowl, whisk together yogurt, milk and eggs. Stir in onion mixture and cheese. Make a well in flour mixture and add milk mixture, stirring until just combined (do not overmix).
  • Spoon 1 Tbsp. of batter into each muffin cup. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until a toothpick dipped in center of a muffin comes out clean. Place pans on a wire rack to cool for 5 minutes. Remove muffins to rack to cool slightly. Serve warm.

Chicken and Mushroom Cream Soup

Ingredients:
  • 2 Cups fresh mushroom slices.
  • 60 gm Butter
  • 1/4 Cup small onion dices
  • 1/4 Cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 2 Cups Chicken broth
  • 2 Cups Whole milk
  • 1 Cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Minced chives, to decorate
Preparation:
  • Clean and remove ends of mushroom stems and then slice mushrooms.
  • Take a medium frying pan and melt the butter in it.
  • Add mushroom slices and onion dices. Cook till brown.
  • Mix in flour, salt and pepper.
  • Transfer into a large casserole.
  • Pour in chicken broth, milk, cream and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Simmer over medium heat without boiling, stirring until really hot.
  • Serve into individual bowls, sprinkled with chives.
  • Chicken and Mushroom Cream Soup is ready.

Crunchy Apple Cake


Ingredients:
  • 3 Apples chopped into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1/2 cup Butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 3 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 3 tsp Baking powder

Crumb Mixture:

  • 1/2 Cups Flour
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup Sugar1
  • tsp Cinnamon
  • Dash Nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup Butter or margarine

Oven Temp ~ 350° Baking Time ~ 30 Min.
Pan Type ~ 9 x 13 inch pan or two loaf pans

Preparation:
  • Cream butter and sugar together. Add eggs and milk. Sift dry ingredients together. Stir into creamed mixture. Stir in about 1/2 of the chopped apple chunks. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  • Top with remaining chopped apples. Sprinkle crumb mixture evenly over top. Bake.
For Crumb Mixture
  • Mix flour, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg together. Cut butter into above mixture until crumbly.

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Summertime Tropical Fruit Salad


Ingredients:
  • 1 mango - peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 1 papaya - peeled, seeded and cubed
  • 2 mandarin oranges, peeled and segmented
  • 2 kiwis, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 fresh pineapple - peeled, cored and cubed
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow fluff
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Preparation:
  • In a large bowl, gently toss together the mango, papaya, oranges, kiwis and pineapple.
  • In a medium bowl, blend cream cheese, marshmallow and vanilla extract on medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Topping can be poured over fruit or left in a separate bowl for dipping.