greeneyedsadie: (Amelie - Fingers)
I was on a quest to make low fat cornbread, and I found a few recipes and cobbled this together and it was so good!

1 cup cornmeal
1 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup yogurt
3 tbsp Agave Nectar (this is a low glycemic sugar) (the original recipe said 1/4 cup white sugar)
2 chopped canned jalapenos (2 whole peppers, no seeds)
1/2 can of corn (drained)

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl, and in a separate bowl beat the eggs, then add the yogurt, agave nectar and jalapenos and mix well. Add the wet bowl to the dry bowl and stir gently with a spatula until JUST mixed, then fold in the corn. Bake at 400 in a greased 8 x 8 glass pan for 20-25 minutes.

I also made ham and bean soup with the ham bone I found and these HUGE lima beans from the Polish store in LA. OMG these beans are expensive but they are so good and they are literally the biggest beans I have ever seen. So flavorful!


May. 12th, 2012 07:16 pm
greeneyedsadie: (Amelie - Fingers)
I made pizza tonight! We used our new pizza stone and I made whole wheat dough in the bread machine.

Here's the perfect pizza:

Pizza pictured: half had red sauce, cheese, pepperoni, bacon, red onions and yellow hungarian peppers the other half was red sauce, mushrooms, italian sausage, red onions and yellow hungarian peppers.

Pizza #2 (which was the first pizza and we didn't pre-heat the stone so it wasn't done enough in the middle, but was still good): white sauce, half with tomatoes, basil, onions and bell peppers and half with sausage, mushrooms, bell peppers and onions.

Here's the dough recipe I used:


Mar. 13th, 2012 03:06 pm
greeneyedsadie: (Amelie - Fingers)
I couldn't get a good picture to save my life. Here's the best one.

They are really good! Really dense and not too sweet.
greeneyedsadie: (Amelie - Fingers)
Mom asked me to make snickerdoodles to bring to her orthodontist's office tomorrow. So I followed Emeril's recipe:

And they turned out PERFECT. I used parchment paper on the pan this time and they cooked beautifully with nary a dark spot. They are so tasty, and I'm glad I know how to make cookies now. I also baked three batches in order to only use one pan at a time in the oven. That worked too.

So awesome! I made the first batch too big and they got smushed against each other in the pan, so we're eating those. I got 20 perfect ones. Here's some of the good looking ones:

greeneyedsadie: (Amelie - Fingers)
Tonight is the beginning of our new cribbage season, so I thought I would make some cookies to bring in to the boys. These are made with Knob Creek bourbon and 70% cocoa dark chocolate chunks.

Despite me trying to burn them (thankfully I have enough to take to cribbage), they turned out really well. I ate the most burned cookie and it still tasted fine.

I followed this recipe:

greeneyedsadie: (Amelie - Fingers)
I followed this recipe and substituted Xylitol for the sugar.

It turned out great!

greeneyedsadie: (Amelie - Fingers)
OMG this looks so good.

I know [ profile] lilredfh loves pineapple, so I made her pineapple upside down cake! It turned out really well. I followed the recipe on the Dole website:

I did not make any substitutions, so this is a full sugar cake.

I'm excited to see her!
greeneyedsadie: (Amelie - Fingers)
We had just harvested some zucchini from our garden and I was having a bit of a depressive day, so I wanted to bake something. So I made Paula Deen's zucchini bread and substituted Xylitol for sugar. It came out great.
greeneyedsadie: (Borat)

The cake tasted awesome. The cake itself was a little dense, but I think that was due to my butter being too cold. But other than that it was sooooooooooooo good. I was a good girl and only had a small slice. Mom and Dad on the other hand, had a lot.


Aug. 14th, 2011 02:45 pm
greeneyedsadie: (Borat)

In the future I can make my own powdered sugar from maltitol/xylitol. I could have made the frosting today sugar free! Oh well. I know for next time.
greeneyedsadie: (Amelie - Fingers)
I made Mom a cake for her birthday - her birthday was actually yesterday but we spent most of it in the urgent care.

So the cake is a lemon cake, with lemon filling, and cream cheese frosting. I used maltitol & xylitol for the sugar in the cake and the filling, but I did use powdered sugar for the frosting. I need to figure out a way to finely grind the maltitol/xylitol into powdered sugar so I can use it in frosting too.

So I hope it tastes good! The batter, filling and frosting all tasted great on their own. I hope the cake baked ok without traditional sugar in it. It rose to about 3/4 of what it should rise, but then again my butter was a little cold too, so that might have done it.

clicky for pictures! )

I'll post a picture of it sliced later when we eat it.


Aug. 10th, 2011 08:21 am
greeneyedsadie: (Borat)
Dad said I had to use more of the blueberries we bought (it's from Costco so it's a big container of blueberries) and wanted scones for breakfast. So I made blueberry scones!

I followed this recipe, substituting maltitol for sugar, and I did not make the lemon glaze, although I wanted to, but I couldn't make it without sugar. So no glaze!

They turned out great! I'm sure the glaze would have been good too.
greeneyedsadie: (Amelie - Fingers)
I am still experimenting with sugar substitutes. I bought some agave syrup, which is a low glycemic sugar, and made blueberry muffins with it this morning for breakfast. They were so good!

greeneyedsadie: (Borat)
I made a lemon meringue pie today! I used Maltitol in the filling, so it's reduced sugar (there was still some sugar in the meringue) and it turned out really well! I hope it tastes good when we eat it later.

Baking is fun.

ETA: The pie was delicious! It turned out perfectly.

I followed Emeril's recipe:

it was awesome. I highly recommend it.
greeneyedsadie: (Borat)
I was having a craving for banana bread and there were 3 bananas in the freezer, so I made banana bread today with Stevia instead of sugar! I followed Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger's recipe from the food network:

And it turned out great! I highly recommend it. I use the Stevia in the Raw in the bag. It says on the bag to substitute half of the sugar with Stevia, but I just used Stevia in the whole thing. Tastes really good and it baked really well. I'm going to do more sugar free baking!

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