Sunday, May 3, 2009

Southern Apple Crumble

This recipe comes from Betty Crocker


3 cups apples, peeled, coarsely chopped  (3 cups) I would use 4 1/2 cups because it is super sweet otherwise
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 to 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces


1 pouch (1lb 1.5oz) betty crocker oatmeal cookie mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Heat oven to 300F. Spray bottom and sides of 8-inch square glass baking dish with cooking spray.  In large bowl, toss filling ingredients.  Spread mixture in baking dish.

In same bowl, stir cookie mix and melted butter until crumbly.  Sprinkle over filling.

Bake 40 min.  Remove from oven; sprinkle with pecans.  Bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until topping is golden brown.  

Yum yum

Feta Spinach Salad

Sorry its another feta recipe.   This is my new go to salad, its quick and easy and super yummy.

1/2 pkg. spinach
1/2 pkg. garden mix
2 red apples sliced and dipped in lemon juice
feta cheese
sliced almonds

For a dressing you can use a vinaigrette or just oil and vinegar.

Mini Greek Meatballs

I am all about having quick, easy and healthy recipes and this is one of them. It is from the South Beach Cookbook.  

1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 small onion, minced
1/2 cup finely crumbled feta cheese
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 large egg
1 tbs. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for baking dish
1 tbs. dried oregano
1 tbs plus 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Heat oven to 400 F
Combine beef, onion, cheese, garlic, egg, 1 tbs. oil, oregano, vinegar, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl.  Kneed to combine, being careful not to overmix.
Lightly oil, a 9-by 13-inch baking dish.  Shape meat mixture into 40 (1 tbs.) meatballs.  Place in a single layer in the baking dish and bake until cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes.  Serve hot.

(I usually serve with couscous)