February 24, 2013
Who says tortilla chips need to come out of a plastic bag, made to outlive ALL of us, be filled with chemicals and tons of salt? NOT ME!
So, I started with my own corn tortillas, cut them in quarters, sprayed cooking spray on a baking sheet, placed my wedges on the sheet and gave them a quick spray on top. I then sprinkled an Italian seasoning blend on them (use your fav) and baked them at 350 for 10 minutes. I let the wee bit of grease drain off on paper toweling, then back in the oven for a quick second trip – this time with a sprinkling of REAL Parmesan cheese on them.
Yum. No salt shaker was touched in the making of this snack and no cheese from a plastic brightly colored canister!
February 16, 2013
I had a big meal earlier and so wanted some little thing for the evening meal. Hmmmm . . . waffles! I read recently of making homemade dessert in minutes by making brownies in the waffle maker. Make the batter in which ever way you like but scoop some into the waffle maker instead of the baking pan and in 5 minutes or less you’ll be adding ice cream. Yum. Haven’t tried it yet, but it got me thinking.
S0, last time I grocery shopped I saw the store brand “tube” of cinnamon rolls was on sale and picked up a package. Oh, were they good. In my waffle maker it took about 4 minutes. The “tubes” of rolls come with frosting, but I’m not into overly sweet things, so I popped them out of my waffle maker and added a bit of butter only. My whole main floor smells AMAZING and I had a simple and yummy evening meal. I put the rest of the tube of rolls in a zipper bag and into the refrig for another meal. Try it! Think outside the tube!
Cinnamon Swirl Waffles
Don’t have a waffle maker? Check your local thrift shops. I found mine at a small thrift shop in town for just 2.00!