Cooking For One Blog

Cooking For One Blog

During 2013 I did a series of recipes designed to make small portions for one or two people.  The recipes I found online were always for large families and I didn’t need that!

I decided it was time to get all of them in one place so you can check them out for yourself.

Over the next little bit I will redoing some of these with prettier pictures and adding some new recipes.

Cooking For One Blog

For those of you who use Pinterest I have created a board that will have all the recipes from this series.  Be sure to follow it!

 

It is important to note that this blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorships, paid insertions, or other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All opinions stated in this blog belong to its author and no one else. I will only endorse products, companies, and services that I have found worthy of my time and opinion. A Frugal Chick is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to www.amazon.com.


Cooking For One Recipe: Easy to Make Pizza Bites

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A friend brought over pizza bites on Memorial Day for an appetizer. They were a huge hit so I decided to make them for a teacher potluck at work this week. Again, they were a huge hit and so I thought I would share it with you.

ingredients

Ingredients:

1-3 containers of canned biscuits (10 count)

1 block Colby cheese

1 package pepperoni

1 egg (used for egg wash)

Italian Seasoning Blend

Directions:

1. Grease a 9×13 pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2.  Cut block of cheese into amount of cubes needed. (I made 30 so cut block into 30 cubes)

pizza bites cheese

3. Open cans of biscuits and roll out each biscuit individually until flat.

4. Place a pepperoni on each biscuit, then place a piece of cheese on top, and top with a second pepperoni.

5. Fold the biscuit edges in until the pepperoni and cheese are covered.  Fold each biscuit and then place them in the 9×13 pan.

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6. In a small bowl crack egg and mix with a tablespoon of water. Mix well and then brush over top of biscuits.

7. Sprinkle Italian Seasoning over top of each biscuit and then place in the oven for 12 minutes.

This recipe was adapted from The Gunny Sack.

Cooking For One Recipe: Easy to Make Pizza Bites
Author: 
Recipe type: Appetizer
 
Ingredients
  • 1-3 containers of canned biscuits (10 count)
  • 1 block Colby cheese
  • 1 package pepperoni
  • 1 egg (used for egg wash)
  • Italian Seasoning Blend
Instructions
  1. Grease a 9x13 pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cut block of cheese into amount of cubes needed. (I made 30 so cut block into 30 cubes)
  3. Open cans of biscuits and roll out each biscuit individually until flat.
  4. Place a pepperoni on each biscuit, then place a piece of cheese on top, and top with a second pepperoni.
  5. Fold the biscuit edges in until the pepperoni and cheese are covered. Fold each biscuit and then place them in the 9x13 pan.
  6. In a small bowl crack egg and mix with a tablespoon of water. Mix well and then brush over top of biscuits.
  7. Sprinkle Italian Seasoning over top of each biscuit and then place in the oven for 12 minutes.

 

 

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How To Freeze Corn on the Cob Whole (And Then Cook It)

How To Freeze Corn on the Cob Whole



How To Freeze Corn on the Cob Whole

I love corn on the cob.  And since it’s only in season about two months a year I miss it those other 10 months.

In an effort to prolong my corn on the cob eating I have been experimenting with the easiest way to freeze and cook corn on the cob.

I feel I have finally mastered this skill and can share with you.

How To Freeze Corn on the Cob:

1.  Wherever you buy your corn on the cob be sure to get it still in the husk.  It adds extra protection in the freezer.

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2.  Once you are at home cut off the “tail” of the corn and make the top of the husk neat.

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3.  Wrap the corn in saran wrap and throw in the freezer!

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Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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The world does not have enough Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes.   I hate the battle when I go to the store of looking at the expense of buying ingredients when you can just buy bagged cookies.  They aren’t as good but they are much cheaper.

Then I discovered this 5 ingredient Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe and it has changed my world.  They are simple and delicious. Keep them all to yourself, share them with a neighbor or friend. But don’t forget the cold glass of milk or they are equally wonderful with a mug of hot coffee.  Classic and all American, Chocolate Chip cookies are a staple in every chocolate lover’s household. These cookies are  thin- crisp on the edges but soft in the middle, my idea of a perfect chocolate chip cookie. I have also tried these with dark chocolate chips and they are divine!

Ingredients

1 stick of real butter, salted

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup milk  chocolate chips

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°

Cream butter and sugar- this simply means mix until the two are smooth, creamy, and thoroughly combined.

Add in the egg and mix until incorporated.

Mix flour in well.

Gently mix in chocolate chips.

Drop large spoonfuls of cookie batter onto an ungreased baking sheet ( Line baking sheet with parchment paper for easier clean up-throw away and your done).

Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are crisp (the middle will look slightly underdone).

Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes.

Transfer to a wire rack to completely cool.

Store in an airtight container.

Recipe makes about 18 large cookies.

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes

 Like this idea?  Check out this Cookie Dough Dip Recipe!

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Author: 
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
 
Easy and delicious 5 ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies.
Ingredients
  • 1 stick of real butter, salted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Cream butter and sugar- this simply means mix until the two are smooth, creamy, and thoroughly combined.
  3. Add in the egg and mix until incorporated.
  4. Mix flour in well.
  5. Gently mix in chocolate chips.
  6. Drop large spoonfuls of cookie batter onto an ungreased baking sheet ( Line baking sheet with parchment paper for easier clean up-throw away and your done).
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Until edges are crisp, middle will look slightly underdone.
  9. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes.
  10. Transfer to a wire rack to completely cool.
  11. Store in an airtight container.
  12. Recipe makes about 18 large cookies.

 

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Cooking For One Recipes: Zucchini Muffins

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Welcome to Cooking For One Recipes!  This series is designed for those of us who don’t need recipes for big meals- just enough for one person to eat without a ton of leftovers.  Or, if you are feeding a large family, you can certainly alter the recipes to whatever amount of people you need!

For those of you who use Pinterest I have created a board that will have all the recipes from this series.  Be sure to follow it!

Zucchini Muffins

Ingredients:

ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 3 tspns vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts – Optional

Directions:

  1. Grease two mini muffin pans. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.
  3. Beat eggs, applesauce, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat well. Stir in zucchini and nuts until well combined.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove muffins from pan, and completely cool.

This recipe makes two pans of mini muffins but you will probably eat one pan in the first day! I freeze the second pan for easy breakfasts.

Cooking For One Recipes: Zucchini Muffins
Author: 
Recipe type: Breakfast
 
This recipe makes two pans of mini muffins but you will probably eat one pan in the first day!
Ingredients
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2¼ cups white sugar
  • 3 tspns vanilla extract
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts - Optional
Instructions
  1. Grease two mini muffin pans. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, soda, and cinnamon together in a bowl.
  3. Beat eggs, applesauce, vanilla, and sugar together in a large bowl. Add sifted ingredients to the creamed mixture, and beat well. Stir in zucchini and nuts until well combined.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pans.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on rack for 20 minutes. Remove muffins from pan, and completely cool.

 

It is important to note that this blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorships, paid insertions, or other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All opinions stated in this blog belong to its author and no one else. I will only endorse products, companies, and services that I have found worthy of my time and opinion. A Frugal Chick is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to www.amazon.com.


Cooking For One: Rosemary Pork Tenderloin


Welcome to Cooking For One Recipes!  This series is designed for those of us who don’t need recipes for big meals- just enough for one person to eat without a ton of leftovers.  Or, if you are feeding a large family, you can certainly alter the recipes to whatever amount of people you need!

For those of you who use Pinterest I have created a board that will have all the recipes from this series.  Be sure to follow it!

This is a super easy meat that will impress anyone. I like to serve it with mashed potatoes and roasted asparagus.

Ingredients:

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1 small pork tenderloin

1 sprig of fresh rosemary

1/2 cup apricot preserves

1/2 cup spicy brown mustard

salt and pepper

Directions:

1. In a small bowl mix the apricot preserves with the spicy brown mustard.

sauce

2. Place pork tenderloin in baking dish and cover with salt and pepper all over. Then sprinkle with rosemary.

pork

3. Pour mixture over top of pork and bake covered on 350 degrees for 20 minutes.Uncover pork and baste and cook for another 15-20 minutes. Ovens and sizes of tenderloins vary so just make sure it cooks until no pink inside.

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Cooking For One: Rosemary Pork Tenderloin
Author: 
Recipe type: Main Dish
 
This is a super easy meat that will impress anyone. 1 small pork tenderloin 1 sprig of fresh rosemary ½ cup apricot preserves ½ cup spicy brown mustard salt and pepper
Ingredients
  • 1 small pork tenderloin
  • 1 sprig of fresh rosemary
  • ½ cup apricot preserves
  • ½ cup spicy brown mustard
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl mix the apricot preserves with the spicy brown mustard.
  2. Place pork tenderloin in baking dish and cover with salt and pepper all over. Then sprinkle with rosemary.
  3. Pour mixture over top of pork and bake covered on 350 degrees for 20 minutes.Uncover pork and baste and cook for another 15-20 minutes. Ovens and sizes of tenderloins vary so just make sure it cooks until no pink inside.

It is important to note that this blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorships, paid insertions, or other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All opinions stated in this blog belong to its author and no one else. I will only endorse products, companies, and services that I have found worthy of my time and opinion. A Frugal Chick is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to www.amazon.com.


Cooking For One-Sausage and Pepper Pasta


Welcome to Cooking For One Recipes!  This series is designed for those of us who don’t need recipes for big meals- just enough for one person to eat without a ton of leftovers.  Or, if you are feeding a large family, you can certainly alter the recipes to whatever amount of people you need!

For those of you who use Pinterest I have created a board that will have all the recipes from this series.  Be sure to follow it!

I love  this meal because it is quick, easy, and very difficult to mess up. It is also a great baseline so feel free to be creative and add other vegetables that you have on hand.

Sausage and Pepper Pasta

Ingredients:

pasta ingredients

2 Mild or Hot Italian Sausage Links (casings removed)

1/2 can diced tomatoes( I used 1 cup fresh tomatoes)

1/2 bag frozen mixed peppers(Fresh Green, Red, and Yellow peppers could be substituted)

1/2 Yellow Onion sliced

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

A Pinch of Basil, Salt, Pepper, and Oregano

1 garlic clove

1/2 box spaghetti noodles

Directions:

1. Cook noodles according to package

2. While noodles are cooking, cook sausage. Crumble it while cooking.

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3. When sausage is finished, remove from pan and cook peppers and onions until tender with garlic. (Yes, I did leave some of the grease in the pan for flavor!)

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4. Add sausage and tomatoes to peppers and cook until heated through. Toss in seasoning and Parmesan cheese.

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5. When noodles are finished, drain, and add to sausage and peppers. Taste to see if need to add more seasonings. Adjust accordingly and serve.

Jana’s Note: This freezes really well so I always make a large batch so that I can freeze half for a busy day.

 

Cooking For One-Sausage and Pepper Pasta
Author: 
Recipe type: Main Dish
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Mild or Hot Italian Sausage Links (casings removed)
  • ½ can diced tomatoes( I used 1 cup fresh tomatoes)
  • ½ bag frozen mixed peppers(Fresh Green, Red, and Yellow peppers could be substituted)
  • ½ Yellow Onion sliced
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • A Pinch of Basil, Salt, Pepper, and Oregano
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ box spaghetti noodles
Instructions
  1. Cook noodles according to package.
  2. While noodles are cooking, cook sausage. Crumble it while cooking.
  3. When sausage is finished, remove from pan and cook peppers and onions until tender with garlic. (Yes, I did leave some of the grease in the pan for flavor!)
  4. Add sausage and tomatoes to peppers and cook until heated through. Toss in seasoning and Parmesan cheese.
  5. When noodles are finished, drain, and add to sausage and peppers. Taste to see if need to add more seasonings. Adjust accordingly and serve.
  6. Jana's Note: This freezes really well so I always make a large batch so that I can freeze half for a busy day.

It is important to note that this blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorships, paid insertions, or other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All opinions stated in this blog belong to its author and no one else. I will only endorse products, companies, and services that I have found worthy of my time and opinion. A Frugal Chick is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to www.amazon.com.


Cooking For One: Philly Cheese Steak Pockets


Welcome to Cooking For One Recipes!  This series is designed for those of us who don’t need recipes for big meals- just enough for one person to eat without a ton of leftovers.  Or, if you are feeding a large family, you can certainly alter the recipes to whatever amount of people you need!

For those of you who use Pinterest I have created a board that will have all the recipes from this series.  Be sure to follow it!

A couple of weeks ago we came inside from the pool rather late. It was well past dinner time and of all nights I had no clue what was for dinner. I start throwing out some options only to realize I didn’t have the ingredients for any of them. My husband finally asked if we had the ingredients for philly cheese steaks. Thankfully I was able to tell him yes, but without the rolls. I looked in the fridge and found a can of biscuits and the wheels started turning.

I do not have an exact recipe for today’s post but these are very close estimates and it won’t hurt to be adventurous and give it a shot. It is pretty hard to mess up.

Ingredients:

ingredients

1 five count can of biscuits

2-3 steak ums

1 cup shredded or sliced cheese of your choice (I used slices of cheddar because it is all I had.)

half an onion sliced

half of a green pepper sliced

Directions:

1. On a lightly floured surface roll each of your biscuits into 5 flat circles about an eighth of an inch thick.

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2. In a frying pan heat olive oil. Add onions and peppers and saute until tender.

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3. While the onions and peppers are sauteing break the Steak-Ums into small pieces. Place in a frying pan and cook on medium heat. I added a little Montreal Steak Seasoning while cooking for flavor but its not necessary.

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4. When onions and peppers are finished combine with cooked Steak-Ums and mix well.

5. Divide meat equally into 5 equal parts. Then place one part of meat onto each of the rolled out biscuits. Cover each one with the sliced or shredded cheese.

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6. Fold biscuits in half and press edges together so they are sealed. Like a hot pocket or calzone.

7. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-13 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve hot or put in fridge for a late night snack.

 

Cooking For One: Philly Cheese Steak Pockets
Author: 
Recipe type: Main Dish
 
Ingredients
  • 1 five count can of biscuits
  • 2-3 steak ums
  • 1 cup shredded or sliced cheese of your choice (I used slices of cheddar because it is all I had.)
  • half an onion sliced
  • half of a green pepper sliced
Instructions
  1. On a lightly floured surface roll each of your biscuits into 5 flat circles about an eighth of an inch thick.
  2. In a frying pan heat olive oil. Add onions and peppers and saute until tender.
  3. While the onions and peppers are sauteing break the Steak-Ums into small pieces. Place in a frying pan and cook on medium heat. I added a little Montreal Steak Seasoning while cooking for flavor but its not necessary.
  4. When onions and peppers are finished combine with cooked Steak-Ums and mix well.
  5. Divide meat equally into 5 equal parts. Then place one part of meat onto each of the rolled out biscuits. Cover each one with the sliced or shredded cheese.
  6. Fold biscuits in half and press edges together so they are sealed. Like a hot pocket or calzone.
  7. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-13 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Serve hot or put in fridge for a late night snack.

It is important to note that this blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorships, paid insertions, or other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All opinions stated in this blog belong to its author and no one else. I will only endorse products, companies, and services that I have found worthy of my time and opinion. A Frugal Chick is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to www.amazon.com.


Cooking for One: Fried Zucchini Straws


Welcome to Cooking For One Recipes!  This series is designed for those of us who don’t need recipes for big meals- just enough for one person to eat without a ton of leftovers.  Or, if you are feeding a large family, you can certainly alter the recipes to whatever amount of people you need!

For those of you who use Pinterest I have created a board that will have all the recipes from this series.  Be sure to follow it!

Fried Zucchini Straws (2-3 servings depending on how thin you cut zucchini)

Ingredients:

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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt, divided
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 medium zucchini (about 1 lb.), cut into 1/4-inch-thick strips
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese-optional

Directions:

  1.  Combine 1 cup flour, next 2 ingredients, and 1 tsp. salt in a shallow dish. In a second dish whisk together eggs and 3 Tbsp. water.
  2. Combine breadcrumbs, 2 Tbsp. flour, oregano, pepper, and remaining 2 tsp. salt in a third shallow dish.

ready for dipping3. Dredge zucchini, in batches, in flour mixture; dip in egg mixture, and dredge in breadcrumb mixture. Be sure that zucchini is completely covered.

4. Pour oil to depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven; heat over medium heat to 325°. Fry zucchini, in batches, 1 to 2 minutes and then flip and fry for another minute or until golden.

IMG_11275. Drain on a wire rack over paper towels. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Jana’s note: If you do not sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on use a spicy ranch for a dip. If you do use the Parmesan cheese I recommend using a marinara sauce for dipping.

Cooking for One: Fried Zucchini Straws
Author: 
Recipe type: Side Dish
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ tablespoon kosher salt, divided
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 cups panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 medium zucchini (about 1 lb.), cut into ¼-inch-thick strips
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese-optional
Instructions
  1. Combine 1 cup flour, next 2 ingredients, and 1 tsp. salt in a shallow dish. In a second dish whisk together eggs and 3 Tbsp. water.
  2. Combine breadcrumbs, 2 Tbsp. flour, oregano, pepper, and remaining 2 tsp. salt in a third shallow dish.
  3. Dredge zucchini, in batches, in flour mixture; dip in egg mixture, and dredge in breadcrumb mixture. Be sure that zucchini is completely covered.
  4. Pour oil to depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven; heat over medium heat to 325°. Fry zucchini, in batches, 1 to 2 minutes and then flip and fry for another minute or until golden.
  5. Drain on a wire rack over paper towels. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  6. Jana's note: If you do not sprinkle the Parmesan cheese on use a spicy ranch for a dip. If you do use the Parmesan cheese I recommend using a marinara sauce for dipping.

 

It is important to note that this blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorships, paid insertions, or other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All opinions stated in this blog belong to its author and no one else. I will only endorse products, companies, and services that I have found worthy of my time and opinion. A Frugal Chick is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to www.amazon.com.


Cooking for One: Beef and Broccoli


Welcome to Cooking For One Recipes!  This series is designed for those of us who don’t need recipes for big meals- just enough for one person to eat without a ton of leftovers.  Or, if you are feeding a large family, you can certainly alter the recipes to whatever amount of people you need!

For those of you who use Pinterest I have created a board that will have all the recipes from this series.  Be sure to follow it!

Typically when I think about making a chinese dish at home I tell myself that it will be too difficult and decide to make something else. Since I am off for the summer my goal is to try at least one new recipe a week so I figured I would start with Beef and Broccoli.

I am so glad I did. The recipe I found is super easy and very delicious.

Ingredients for Beef and Broccoli:

ingredients

  • 1/2 pound Flank Steak, Trimmed Of Fat And Sliced Very Thin Against The Grain( I bought one large piece and froze what was not used)
  • 1/4 cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Sherry Or Cooking Sherry
  • 1 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Minced Fresh or dried Ginger
  • 4 ounces, chopped broccoli (I used frozen)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 cup white rice cooked according to package ( I used Boil in a Bag by Success)

Directions:

1. In a bowl, mix together soy sauce, sherry, brown sugar, cornstarch, and ginger. Pour the liquid over the sliced meat in a bowl and toss with hands. Set aside.

2. Heat oil in a heavy skillet or wok over high heat. Add broccoli and stir for 45 seconds. Remove to a separate plate. Set aside. Note: If you are using frozen broccoli like I did you will want to partially cook it before putting it in the skillet.

3. Allow pan to get very hot again. With tongs, add half the meat mixture, leaving most of the marinade still in the bowl. Add half the onions. Spread out meat as you add it to pan, but do not stir for a good minute. (You want the meat to get as brown as possible in as short amount a time as possible.) Turn meat to the other side and cook for another 30 seconds. Remove to a clean plate.

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4.Repeat with other half of meat, allowing pan to get very hot again first. After turning it, add the first plateful of meat and the broccoli. Stir over high heat for 30 seconds, then turn off heat. Check seasonings and add salt only if it needs it. Mixture will thicken as it sits.

Serve immediately over rice.

Cooking for One: Beef and Broccoli
Author: 
Recipe type: Main Dish
 
Ingredients
  • ½ pound Flank Steak, Trimmed Of Fat And Sliced Very Thin Against The Grain( I bought one large piece and froze what was not used)
  • ¼ cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • 1½ Tablespoons Sherry Or Cooking Sherry
  • 1 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • ½ Tablespoon Minced Fresh or dried Ginger
  • 4 ounces, chopped broccoli (I used frozen)
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1½ Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 cup white rice cooked according to package ( I used Boil in a Bag by Success)
Instructions
  1. In a bowl, mix together soy sauce, sherry, brown sugar, cornstarch, and ginger. Pour the liquid over the sliced meat in a bowl and toss with hands. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy skillet or wok over high heat. Add broccoli and stir for 45 seconds. Remove to a separate plate. Set aside. Note: If you are using frozen broccoli like I did you will want to partially cook it before putting it in the skillet.
  3. Allow pan to get very hot again. With tongs, add half the meat mixture, leaving most of the marinade still in the bowl. Add half the onions. Spread out meat as you add it to pan, but do not stir for a good minute. (You want the meat to get as brown as possible in as short amount a time as possible.) Turn meat to the other side and cook for another 30 seconds. Remove to a clean plate.
  4. Repeat with other half of meat, allowing pan to get very hot again first. After turning it, add the first plateful of meat and the broccoli. Stir over high heat for 30 seconds, then turn off heat. Check seasonings and add salt only if it needs it. Mixture will thicken as it sits.
  5. Serve immediately over rice.

 

It is important to note that this blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorships, paid insertions, or other forms of compensation. The compensation received will never influence the content, topics or posts made in this blog. All opinions stated in this blog belong to its author and no one else. I will only endorse products, companies, and services that I have found worthy of my time and opinion. A Frugal Chick is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to www.amazon.com.


Cooking for One: Grandma’s Cucumber and Onion Salad

Welcome to Cooking For One Recipes!  This series is designed for those of us who don’t need recipes for big meals- just enough for one person to eat without a ton of leftovers.  Or, if you are feeding a large family, you can certainly alter the recipes to whatever amount of people you need!

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Cucumber and Onion Salad is one of my favorite dishes of the summer. It can be made in under 10 minutes and is pretty hard to screw up. The recipe below is for 1-2 people but it is super easy to adjust the recipe. This would be a great salad to take to a summer BBQ!

 

ingredients

Cucumber and Onion Salad:

1 cucumber sliced

1/4 onion sliced

1/4 cup sugar

dash of celery seed

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar

1 cup water

Directions:

1. In a sauce pan bring sugar and vinegar to a boil. Stir while boiling until all sugar is dissolved. Let cool.

2. In a large mixing bowl, add cucumbers, onions, water, celery seed and vinegar mixture. Stir and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.

The longer it sits the better so I try to make it the day before I want to serve it.

Cooking for One: Grandma's Cucumber and Onion Salad
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Recipe type: Side Dish
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cucumber sliced
  • ¼ onion sliced
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • dash of celery seed
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup water
Instructions
  1. In a sauce pan bring sugar and vinegar to a boil. Stir while boiling until all sugar is dissolved. Let cool.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add cucumbers, onions, water, celery seed and vinegar mixture. Stir and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
  3. The longer it sits the better so I try to make it the day before I want to serve it.

 

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Chicken Gyro Recipe

chicken gyro recipe

This Chicken Gyro Recipe combines a yummy marinade and easy to make Tzatziki Sauce.  You can make all the ingredients ahead of time and keep them in the fridge for a quick week night meal.  Most of the ingredients I keep on hand regularly.

Chicken Gyro Recipe

You need whatever kind of chicken you prefer.  Generally I do boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

For the Marinade:
2 cloves garlic, minced (I buy the pre-minced jars)
1/2 lemon, juiced
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1/8 cup diced onions
1 tsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp dried oregano
dash of salt and pepper

1 pack pita bread (not the kind with pockets)
Sliced tomatoes
Sliced cucumbers
Shredded lettuce

 

Chicken Gyros Recipe

For the Tzatziki Sauce:

2 (8 oz.) containers of plain yogurt
1 regular cucumbers, peeled & seeded
1 1/2 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dried dill ( I omitted and it still tasted fine)
dash of salt and pepper

Directions:

1. Place chicken in a ziploc bag.

2. Mix marinade ingredients together and pour over chicken. Marinade for at least one hour. (The longer the better.)

3. While chicken is marinading make your tzatziki sauce. Simply mix all ingredients from above together. Chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

3. Add 2 tbsp olive oil to skillet and turn on medium heat. While skillet is heating up slice chicken breasts into strips. ( I did this to cut down on the cooking time.)

4. Cook chicken in skillet until cooked through. Probably about 6 -8 minutes.

5. While chicken is cooking heat your pita bread up. I simply put mine in a frying pan for one minute on each side. If you have gas burners you could put right over a low flame.

6. To assemble, spread generous amount of tzatziki sauce on pita. Add chicken slices and top with tomato, cucumbers, and lettuce.

7. Serve hot with fries and sliced cucumbers.

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Cooking For One: Chicken Gyros
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Recipe type: Main Dish
 
Ingredients
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • For Marinade:
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • ⅛ cup diced onions
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • 1 pack pita bread (not the kind with pockets)
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Shredded lettuce
  • For Tzatziki Sauce:
  • 2 (8 oz.) containers of plain yogurt
  • 1 regular cucumbers, peeled & seeded
  • 1½ cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill ( I omitted and it still tasted fine)
  • dash of salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Place chicken in a ziploc bag.
  2. Mix marinade ingredients together and pour over chicken. Marinade for at least one hour. (The longer the better.)
  3. While chicken is marinading make your tzatziki sauce. Simply mix all ingredients from above together. Chill in refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Add 2 tbsp olive oil to skillet and turn on medium heat. While skillet is heating up slice chicken breasts into strips. ( I did this to cut down on the cooking time.)
  5. Cook chicken in skillet until cooked through. Probably about 6 -8 minutes.
  6. While chicken is cooking heat your pita bread up. I simply put mine in a frying pan for one minute on each side. If you have gas burners you could put write over a low flame.
  7. To assemble, spread generous amount of tzatziki sauce on pita. Add chicken slices and top with tomato, cucumbers, and lettuce.
  8. Serve hot with fries and sliced cucumbers.

 

 

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Cooking For One: Carmelized Onion and Roast Beef Grilled Cheese Sandwich


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Grilled cheese sandwiches are a quick and easy lunch or dinner. Over the years I have learned that using good bread is very important in the outcome.  I have also learned not to be afraid to throw some extra ingredients like ham or onions in with the cheese and experiment.

Recently I tried a Caramelized Onion and Roast Beef Grilled Cheese Sandwich and never want a plain grilled cheese again. You won’t want to eat just one it is that delicious!

Ingredients:

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4 slices sourdough bread

1/2 red onion sliced

8 slices Colby cheese

1/4 lb. Roast Beef

about 3 tablespoons butter

Directions:

1. Place 1 to 2 tablespoons of butter in a pan over medium heat and let melt. Once butter is melted add onions and let cook until soft probably about 5-8 minutes. (I cooked mine for all most 8 minutes because we like them more done.)

2. While onions are cooking, butter one side of bread and place 2 slices of bread butter side down on a square frying pan. Place 2 pieces of cheese on each slice of bread. Divide the roast beef evenly between the 2 sandwiches.

3. Once the onions are finished spread onions evenly over both sandwiches. Place 2 more slices of cheese over onions. Top sandwiches with remaining bread and let cook on medium heat until golden brown.

4. Remove sandwich from heat and enjoy!

Cooking For One: Carmelized Onion and Roast Beef Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Author: 
Recipe type: Main Dish
 
Ingredients
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • ½ red onion sliced
  • 8 slices Colby cheese
  • ¼ lb. Roast Beef
  • about 3 tablespoons butter
Instructions
  1. Place 1 to 2 tablespoons of butter in a pan over medium heat and let melt. Once butter is melted add onions and let cook until soft probably about 5-8 minutes. (I cooked mine for all most 8 minutes because we like them more done.)
  2. While onions are cooking, butter one side of bread and place 2 slices of bread butter side down on a square frying pan. Place 2 pieces of cheese on each slice of bread. Divide the roast beef evenly between the 2 sandwiches.
  3. Once the onions are finished spread onions evenly over both sandwiches. Place 2 more slices of cheese over onions. Top sandwiches with remaining bread and let cook on medium heat until golden brown.
  4. Remove sandwich from heat and enjoy!

 

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Cooking For One Recipe: Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich

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I enjoy going to Hardee’s or McDonald’s for breakfast but after a while it adds up. In an effort to save money, I began making breakfast sandwiches at home. They are equally delicious and cheaper. A win win situation.

Ingredients:

ingredients

1 English muffin

1 or 2 eggs (I only use one but if you want more protein cook 2)

3 pieces of bacon cooked

1 piece of cheese

Directions:

1. Cut english muffin in half and toast

2. Spray frying pan with cooking spray and fry eggs.

3. Just before eggs are done place cheese on top so it will melt.

4. Put egg on bottom of muffin, place cooked bacon on top and top with the top half of the muffin.

Don’t forget you can wrap these in aluminum foil and throw them in the freezer to eat later!

Cooking For One Recipe: Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich
Author: 
Recipe type: Breakfast
 
Ingredients
  • 1 English muffin
  • 1 or 2 eggs (I only use one but if you want more protein cook 2)
  • 3 pieces of bacon cooked
  • 1 piece of cheese
Instructions
  1. Cut english muffin in half and toast
  2. Spray frying pan with cooking spray and fry eggs.
  3. Just before eggs are done place cheese on top so it will melt.
  4. Put egg on bottom of muffin, place cooked bacon on top and top with the top half of the muffin.

 

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Cooking for One Recipes: Blueberry Muffins

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Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients:

muffin ingredients

1  1/2 cups all purpose flour                                    1/3 cup milk

3/4 cup white sugar                                                  1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

1/2 tspn salt                                                                1/2 cup white sugar

2 tspn baking powder                                               1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/3 vegetable oil                                                         1/4 cup butter, cubed

1 egg                                                                              1  1/2 tspn cinnamon

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners. It makes 8 muffins.

2. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt, and baking powder and set aside.

3. Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup. Mix with the flour mixture.

4. Fold in the blueberries and fill muffin cups right to the top.

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5. To make crumb topping: mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter and 1 1/2 tspn cinnamon. Mix with a fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.

6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Note: This recipe makes 8 muffins. The muffins freeze really well. I usually keep a couple out for breakfast during the week and freeze the rest for a later date.

Cooking for One Recipes: Blueberry Muffins
Author: 
Recipe type: Breakfast
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ½ tspn salt
  • 2 tspn baking powder
  • ⅓ vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup butter, cubed
  • 1½ tspn cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners. It makes 8 muffins.
  2. Combine 1½ cups flour, ¾ cup sugar, salt, and baking powder and set aside.
  3. Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup. Mix with the flour mixture.
  4. Fold in the blueberries and fill muffin cups right to the top.
  5. To make crumb topping: mix together ½ cup sugar, ⅓ cup flour, ¼ cup butter and 1½ tspn cinnamon. Mix with a fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

 

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Cooking For One: BBQ Chicken Pizza

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BBQ Chicken Pizza

Ingredients:

BBQ Chicken Ingredients

  • 1 pre-made pizza crust
  • 1  uncooked chicken breast diced
  • 1/2 onion sliced
  • 1 8oz chredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup BBQ Sauce (I prefer Sweet Baby Rays)
  • Garlic, Salt, and Pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Sprinkle stone or pizza pan with corn meal if you have it. If you do not, just spray with non-stick cooking spray.

3. Roll out dough to desired shape and place in preheated oven for 5 minutes. (we have a round and square stone so we typically make one of each for dinner)

4. While pizza dough is in the oven, saute garlic and onions together. Once they start to cook add chicken. Flavor with salt and pepper.

5. Once chicken is cooked and dough is half baked, spread 1/2 cup BBQ sauce onto pizza. Then layer a little bit of cheese. Followed by the chicken and onion mixture. Top it off with the remaining cheese.

6. Place back in oven for 10-15 minutes. My family likes the cheese to be a little bit more well done so we cook it longer, but it should be ready in 10 minutes.

Leftovers can either be packed for lunch the next day or put in a plastic freezer bag and frozen for another meal.

Cooking For One: BBQ Chicken Pizza
Author: 
Recipe type: Main Dish
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pre-made pizza crust
  • 1 uncooked chicken breast diced
  • ½ onion sliced
  • 1 8oz chredded cheese
  • ½ cup BBQ Sauce (I prefer Sweet Baby Rays)
  • Garlic, Salt, and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Sprinkle stone or pizza pan with corn meal if you have it. If you do not, just spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Roll out dough to desired shape and place in preheated oven for 5 minutes. (we have a round and square stone so we typically make one of each for dinner)
  4. While pizza dough is in the oven, saute garlic and onions together. Once they start to cook add chicken. Flavor with salt and pepper.
  5. Once chicken is cooked and dough is half baked, spread ½ cup BBQ sauce onto pizza. Then layer a little bit of cheese. Followed by the chicken and onion mixture. Top it off with the remaining cheese.
  6. Place back in oven for 10-15 minutes. My family likes the cheese to be a little bit more well done so we cook it longer, but it should be ready in 10 minutes.

 

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Cooking For One: Easy Shrimp Fajitas Recipe

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This recipe for Shrimp Fajitas is simple and easy to do.  Plus the ingredients freeze well so you make this twice.

Ingredients:

1/2 onion sliced
1/2 bag frozen mixed peppers
1/2 lb easy peel shrimp
Fajita Seasoning (you can buy pre-made or make your own with the recipe below)

ingredients

Fajita Seasoning:

1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon crushed chicken bouillon cube
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon cumin

Directions:

1. In a saute pan, heat 1 tblspn oil and then add onion and frozen peppers.

peppers

2. While vegetables are sauteing, mix the fajita seasoning together.

fajita seasoning

3. Peel shrimp.
shrimp

4. Once peppers and onions begin to get tender, add shrimp and sprinkle fajita seasoning on top.  Cook together for about 5 minutes or until shrimp is cooked through.

Optional:

5. Serve hot in a tortilla shell with lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, and cheese.

You know you want all those extras too!

Cooking For One: Easy Shrimp Fajitas Recipe
Author: 
Recipe type: Main Dish
 
Ingredients
  • ½ onion sliced
  • ½ bag frozen mixed peppers
  • ½ lb easy peel shrimp
  • Fajita Seasoning (you can buy pre-made or make your own with the recipe below)
  • Fajita Seasoning:
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon crushed chicken bouillon cube
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
Instructions
  1. In a saute pan, heat 1 tblspn oil and then add onion and frozen peppers.
  2. While vegetables are sauteing, mix the fajita seasoning together.
  3. Peel shrimp.
  4. Once peppers and onions begin to get tender, add shrimp and sprinkle fajita seasoning on top. Cook together for about 5 minutes or until shrimp is cooked through.
  5. Optional:
  6. Serve hot in a tortilla shell with lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, and cheese.

 

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Cooking For One Recipes: Baked Pineapple

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Even if you normally cook for one, there are times when you need a recipe that feeds more than one. Whether it be for a bbq or a potluck, baked pineapple is my go to recipe for such an occasion. It has been in my family for years and is a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

Baked Pineapple

Ingredients

Ingredients:

1 large can crushed pineapple
2 tblspns flour
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
6 slices of bread cubed
1/2 stick butter melted

Directions:

1. In medium bowl mix pineapple, flour and sugar together.
2. Beat egg in separate bowl and then add to pineapple. Stir Well. (stirring well to incorporate the egg is very important)
3. Pour mixture into a greased 8×8 baking dish.
4. Melt butter in the microwave for about 40 seconds. Pour melted butter over bread cubes.
5. Make sure all bread cubes have been coated with butter and then spread the bread cubes evenly over top of the pineapple mixture.
6. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes. You want to bake it until the bread topping gets brown and crispy.

This would be a yummy, easy treat to share with friends!

Cooking For One Recipes: Baked Pineapple
Author: 
Recipe type: Side Dish
 
This would be a yummy, easy treat to share with friends!
Ingredients
  • 1 large can crushed pineapple
  • 2 tblspns flour
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 6 slices of bread cubed
  • ½ stick butter melted
Instructions
  1. In medium bowl mix pineapple, flour and sugar together.
  2. Beat egg in separate bowl and then add to pineapple. Stir Well. (stirring well to incorporate the egg is very important)
  3. Pour mixture into a greased 8x8 baking dish.
  4. Melt butter in the microwave for about 40 seconds. Pour melted butter over bread cubes.
  5. Make sure all bread cubes have been coated with butter and then spread the bread cubes evenly over top of the pineapple mixture.
  6. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes. You want to bake it until the bread topping gets brown and crispy.

 

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Cooking For One: Crockpot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

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Crockpot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal:

ingredients

Ingredients:

1/3 cup brown sugar

2 apples diced

1 tspn cinnamon

2 cups oats

4 cups water

diced apples

Directions:

In the bottom of the crockpot put the brown sugar, diced apples, cinnamon and oats. Add the water. DO NOT STIR.

Cook over night for about 6-8 hours and serve hot in the morning.

It makes 2 or 3 bowls of oatmeal.

I promise you it is just that easy and more delicious than instant!

Cooking For One: Crockpot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Author: 
Recipe type: Breakfast
 
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 apples diced
  • 1 tspn cinnamon
  • 2 cups oats
  • 4 cups water
Instructions
  1. In the bottom of the crockpot put the brown sugar, diced apples, cinnamon and oats. Add the water. DO NOT STIR.
  2. Cook over night for about 6-8 hours and serve hot in the morning.
  3. It makes 2 or 3 bowls of oatmeal.

 

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Cooking For One Recipes: Baked Grapefruit With Cinnamon (YUMMY!)

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Welcome to Cooking For One Recipes!  This series is designed for those of us who don’t need recipes for big meals- just enough for one person to eat without a ton of leftovers.  Or, if you are feeding a large family, you can certainly alter the recipes to whatever amount of people you need!

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Now I realize that Baked Grapefruit with Cinnamon sounds pretty disgusting.  And when I was told about it I had that same thought.  But my mom and sister swore by it so I figured I would give it a shot.  It’s one of my new favorite snacks!

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Ingredients:

Grapefruit
Cinnamon
Honey (optional)

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Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Slice grapefruit in half and place on baking sheet
Sprinkle desired amount of cinnamon on top (add honey if you would like)
Put in oven for 15 minutes

After 15 minutes you can pull it out and eat with a spoon!  It makes a great snack at night while I am watching television!

Cooking For One Recipes: Baked Grapefruit With Cinnamon (YUMMY!)
Author: 
Recipe type: Breakfast
 
Ingredients
  • Grapefruit
  • Cinnamon
  • Honey (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Slice grapefruit in half and place on baking sheet
  3. Sprinkle desired amount of cinnamon on top (add honey if you would like)
  4. Put in oven for 15 minutes

 

 

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