Lemon Poppy Seed Pound Cake

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Bacon and Egg Muffins

Posted by Lisa
Source: BHG.com

4 slices bacon, cut in thirds
5 eggs
salt and pepper
1 c all purpose flour
1/2 c corn meal
2 tbsp sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 c milk
1/4 c oil or melted butter
1/2 c shredded cheesse
Maple syrup (optional)


Preheat oven to 400.  In a large skillet cook bacon just until it begins to crisp.  Drain and reserve drippings.

Return 2 tsp drippings to skillet.  In a small bowl, beat 3 of the eggs, 2 tbsp water, and salt/pepper.  Cook eggs in hot skillet over medium heat.  Transfer to bowl, set aside.

Brush twelve muffin cups with some of the bacon drippings.  Set muffin cups aside.

In medium bowl stir together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, and 1/2 tsp salt.

In separate bowl, combine milk, oil, and remaining 2 eggs;  stir into flour mixture.  Fold in scrambled eggs and cheese.  Using 1/2 c measuring cup, fill the muffin cups. (cups will be full)

Place one bacon piece on each muffin.  Bake 15-17 minutes, until light brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Cool cups on wire rack for 5 minutes.  To loosen
muffins from pan, run a small knife around the edges.  Serve warm with syrup.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

granola bar

Posted by Lisa
Source: Diabetic Living
Ok, I am going to be honest here.  First bite..BLEH!  
But to be fair, I am a sugar addict.
Second bite, tolerable but probably not going to eat any more.....once again, because 
of my sugar addiction.  Solution to MY problem:  
drizzle some melted white chocolate
on top!  That is all I needed.  They are now cut up 
and stored in the freezer
for those moments when I NEED something, 
but shouldn't!  This is a nice
low sugar replacement!  Next time I would add 
more dried fruit and maybe slivered 
almonds for crunch.


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 8 -ounce package pitted whole dates, snipped
  • 2 1/2cups white whole wheat flour or whole wheat flour
  • 1/2teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon canola or cooking oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil. Lightly coat foil with cooking spray; set aside. In a small bowl, combine the honey, orange juice and lemon juice. Stir in the dates; set aside.
    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil. Lightly coat foil with cooking spray; set aside. In a small bowl, combine the honey, orange juice and lemon juice. Stir in the dates; set aside.

     Combine the flour, soda, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl.

     In a second mixing bowl, combine applesauce, syrup, egg whites, and oil. 

    Add applesauce mixture to the flour mixture. Beat with an electric mixer until just combined (mixture will be crumbly).

     Stir in date mixture. Spoon batter in the prepared baking pan; press evenly into pan with fingers or the back of the spoon.

    Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool bars on a wire rack. Remove bars from pan by lifting the edges of the foil. Cut into 24 bars. Makes 24 bars.

    Sunday, April 6, 2014

    Golden Grams Snack

    Posted by Lisa

    This is probably the most addictive snack I have had in a long time! 
    I must confess, that when I read the ingredient list I wasn't impressed...but a coworker brought it to work, so of course I was forced to try it, and that was the end of the story.  Hooked!

    1 Box Golden Grahams cereal
    1-2 bags RAW coconut
    2 c dry roasted peanuts

    1 c butter
    1 1/3 c sugar
    1 1/2 c corn syrup

    In large bowl combine cereal, coconut and peanuts, mix.

    In saucepan, combine butter, sugar and syrup.  Bring to a rolling boil.  Boil about 4 min or to softball stage.

    Pour sauce over dry ingredients, mix well.  Spread onto cookie sheet and cool.  Store in airtight container.

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

    Granola Energy bites

    Posted by Lisa

    This is a recipe inspired by a friends recipe. 
     If you are looking for something "snackish", 
    this has no added sugar (except a handful of choc chips 
    which you could leave out) and has great crunch and flavor!

    Ingredient List:
    2 cup quick oatmeal
    1/2 c unsweetened flaked coconut
    1/2 c slivered almonds

    1/2 c honey
    3/4 c peanut butter
    2 tsp vanilla
    1/2 c choc chips
    1/2 chopped dates

    1- I spread the oatmeal, coconut, and almonds on a cookie sheet and cooked until lightly toasted.  (you have to watch the coconut closely)  

    2- warm the honey and pour into large bowl.  Add the peanut butter and stir to combine totally.  Add in the vanilla, dates and choc chips.  Stir together.

    3- Once dry ingredients are toasted, stir into the honey mixture until combined.

    4- Using scoop or spoon, place small mounds onto parchment paper and let set.  

    5- Eat and enjoy!  
    ***you can mix in your favorites...raisins, peanuts, dried fruit, flax seed...***