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.

mix in pans

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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!)
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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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Cooking For One: Make-Ahead Garlic Lime Chicken

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March Madness is over, but the fun is just beginning!  The first quarter of 2013 is over, Spring is here, and it’s time to open up some windows and fire up the grill.

But you still have to work! So, for those long days at the office – cheers to this easy, easy recipe that is still oh so good! Grab a pack of chicken (or your Zaycon chicken breasts that you just picked up) and try Garlic-Lime Chicken.  While the crockpot was a great companion over the winter, I think make-ahead meals are perfect for Spring and summer. Prep the night before, marinate, and the next evening, you’re all ready to go. And the best part? No mess  – your prep work is already done.

We served it up with some fresh veggies for a winning entrée.

GarlicLimeChicken_Ingred

Ingredients:

3 boneless, skinless. chicken breast halves
1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp dry mustard

Directions:

Combine these ingredients and place in a bag in the refrigerator overnight.

GarlicChic_Bag

When you get home from work…

Sprinkle the marinated chicken with 1/2 tsp coarsely ground pepper and discard the bags. You can either grill or cook on a pan on the stove.

To cook on the stove, use non-stick on a medium-sized frypan. Cook chicken over medium heat – about 6 minutes on each side or until fork can be inserted in chicken with ease and it is no longer pink.

Original Recipe can be found here.

Cooking For One: Make-Ahead Garlic Lime Chicken
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Recipe type: Main Dish
 
Ingredients
  • 3 boneless, skinless. chicken breast halves
  • ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp dry mustard
Instructions
  1. Combine these ingredients and place in a bag in the refrigerator overnight.
  2. When you get home from work…
  3. Sprinkle the marinated chicken with ½ tsp coarsely ground pepper and discard the bags. You can either grill or cook on a pan on the stove.
  4. To cook on the stove, use non-stick on a medium-sized frypan. Cook chicken over medium heat - about 6 minutes on each side or until fork can be inserted in chicken with ease and it is no longer pink.

 

 

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