Berry Yogurt Bark

Are you still sticking to your New Year’s Resolution to eat healthier? I know I am trying and I am mostly successful. Quick recipes like this make sticking to a diet (resolution or otherwise) a whole lot easier!
The website this recipe comes from calls this an After School Berry Yogurt Bark. And sure, it would be a great, healthy snack for kids. But who says it has to be just the kids that get to enjoy this super-simple, super-tasty, super-healthy snack? We all deserve a tasty treat!

Ingredients

for 4 servings

  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt(245 g)
  • ½ cup fresh berry(90 g), chopped

Preparation

  1. Line an 8×8 (20×20) baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Evenly spread the yogurt over the bottom of the pan. Top with berries.
  3. Freeze at least 2 hours. Remove from freezer and break into pieces.
  4. Enjoy!

Recipe and image via Tasty

Chicken & Veggie Stir-Fry

With this easy chicken and vegetable stir fry recipe, you can have Chinese food without needing to pay for takeout! Feel free to mix up the protein or vegetables depending on what you have in your fridge. The simple sauce packs a flavour punch that will bring the dish together, no matter what. Serve it over rice or noodles. This recipe is for 6 servings. You can cut the ingredients as needed, or freeze for later.

Ingredients

For 6 servings

  • 1 lb chicken breast(455 g), cubed
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 lb broccoli florets(455 g)
  • 8 oz mushroom(225 g), sliced
  • 3 tablespoons oil, for frying

SAUCE

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • ⅓ cup reduced sodium soy sauce(80 mL)
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup chicken broth(240 mL)
  • ¼ cup flour(30 g)

Preparation

  1. In a large pan on medium-high heat, add 1 tablespoon of oil. Once the oil is hot, add chicken, season with salt and pepper, and sauté until cooked through and browned. Remove cooked chicken from pan and set aside.
  2. In the same pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil and add mushrooms. When the mushrooms start to soften, add broccoli florets and stir-fry until the broccoli is tender. Remove cooked mushrooms and broccoli from the pan and set aside.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the pan and sauté garlic and ginger until fragrant. Add the remaining sauce ingredients and stir until smooth.
  4. Return the chicken and vegetables to the saucy pan, stir until heated through.
  5. Serve with hot rice or noodles.
  6. Enjoy!

Recipe via Tasty

Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwiches

Image via https://dinnerthendessert.com/slow-cooker-chicken-bacon-ranch-sandwiches-crack-chicken/

Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwiches, also sometimes referred to as “crack chicken” are made with bacon, cream cheese, chicken, cheddar cheese and ranch seasonings and they’re a family favorite!

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts boneless skinless
  • 16 ounces cream cheese 2 boxes
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 8 slices bacon crumbled
  • 8 slices cheddar cheese
  • 8 hoagie rolls
  1. Add the chicken, cream cheese, ranch seasoning, cheddar cheese and garlic powder to a slow cooker and cook on low for 7-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours.
  2. Toast the hoagie rolls, scoop on the chicken and top with cheddar slice and crumbled bacon.

What’s Cooking?~~Fresh Strawberry Muffins

Since we are slowly moving from Isolation to self distancing and socialization, it was time we change the name of our Recipe segment From ” Isolation Cooking” to “What’s Cooking” Keeping with June’s theme of Strawberry Recipes we have a delicious treat for you today.  Great for a breakfast or just as nice treat with a cool glass of your favourite drink. this Fresh Strawberry recipe will tempt anyone’s palate. Thank you to our visitor who submitted this Delicious recipe.   If anyone has a fabulous Strawberry Jam recipe they like to share  please contact us. We will give you credit if you would like or do it anonymous as others have preferred.  Remember you can Send a Message to share your favourite Strawberry recipe.
**AT THE END OF THE RECIPE IS A LINK TO A DOWNLOADABLE PDF FILE TO SAVE OR PRINT AND ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION.
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Fresh Strawberry Muffins

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups chopped strawberries
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and mix well. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to butter mixture. Add vanilla. Gently fold in strawberries. Spoon batter into muffin pans. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over muffins. Bake at 400º for 20-25 minutes until poked with toothpick comes out clean. Makes about one dozen muffins.
Fresh Strawberry Muffins Recipe

Isolation Cooking~~Strawberry Banana Bread

white bowl of whole strawberries

June is known as Strawberry Month, from the Strawberry Moon that just passed to sweet smelling Strawberry patches that are just beginning.   The next four weeks will be dedicated to Recipes that incorporates strawberries.  To bring the sweet taste of summer into your home.

While many have been improving on their Banana Bread Recipes while we have been sequestered. So we have been given this wonderful Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe that not only sounds intriguing but also delicious.

Thank you to our visitor who submitted this Delicious recipe.  Remember you can Send a Message to share your favourite Strawberry recipe.

**AT THE END OF THE RECIPE IS A LINK TO A DOWNLOADABLE PDF FILE TO SAVE OR PRINT AND ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION.

Strawberry Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 3 to 4 ripe bananas mashed
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries chopped & tossed in 1 Tablespoon of flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Grease two 9×5 loaf pan. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  3. In a small bowl, beat eggs. Add eggs to sugar mixture and beat until combined. Add mashed bananas and mix until combined.
  4. Sift all dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add sifted dry ingredients to banana mixture and mix until flour is just combined. DO NOT OVER MIX! Fold in floured covered strawberries.
  5. Pour batter into prepared loaf pans and bake at 350*F and bake for 1 hour or until edges are slightly brown and a toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Let cool completely before removing from loaf pans.

***For an added delight try sprinkling ½ cup of chocolate chips on top of the batter after poured. (on one or both pans)

Strawberry Banana Bread Recipe

Isolation Cooking~~A Porcupine Dinner (Meatballs)

 

**AT THE END OF THE RECIPE IS A LINK TO A DOWNLOADABLE PDF FILE TO SAVE OR PRINT AND ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 cup instance rice 
  • 1/4 cup onion diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic power
  • 1 egg
Sauce:
  • 1 small can of stewed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup of Garden Cocktail or V8
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cup of Sharp White Cheddar Cheese(optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  • In a large bowl, mix ground beef, rice, onion, garlic powder, egg, salt, and pepper until combined nicely. 
  • Shape the mixture into approximately 20 balls.
  • Brown the balls in a skillet and then place in a baking (2-4 litres) Dish
  • Combine all ingredients for the sauce and pour over meatballs. 
  • Bake for covered 1 hour. 
  • Uncover and spread Cheese on top Place in oven till cheese is melted. 
  • Serve with your choice of vegetable  

 

Isolation Cooking (Banana Cookies)

Banana Cookies

This scrumptious recipe that one of our members share with us this week will not only get your mouth watering but also get rid of some of those little over ripe banana’s. If you are tired of making Banana Bread this is one treat you will not want to miss.  Thank you to our member wonderful recipe.  We hope you will enjoy it as well. 

**AT THE END OF THE RECIPE IS A LINK TO A DOWNLOADABLE PDF FILE TO SAVE OR PRINT AND ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION.

3-4 ripe bananas
1/3 cup applesauce
2 cups oats..(No instant)
1/4 milk.(this can be regular milk or any other milk like soy or almond)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins ( optional)
Mix all ingredients together
Bake on greased cookie sheet or cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Drop by spoonfuls
Bake 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes, depending on size..Enjoy…😃

Banana Cookies Recipe

 

 

Isolation Cooking (Easy Rhubarb Jam/Preserve)

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  • 2 1/2 pounds fresh rhubarb, chopped
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest (grated orange peel)
  • 1/3 cup orange juice 
  • 1/2 cup water

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, combine the rhubarb, sugar, orange zest, orange juice and water. Bring to a boil, then cook over medium-low heat for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until thick. It will thicken more as it cools.
  2. Ladle into hot sterile jars, and seal with lids and rings. Store opened jars in the refrigerator.

Isolation Cooking (Lemon Loaf)

One of our members was gracious to share their family’s Lemon Loaf recipe.  We hope that you enjoy it.

This recipe has been handed down through 4 generations or more with each generation tweaking it a bit here and there for the times.   We hope you will enjoy it.

**At the end of the recipe is a link to a downloadable PDF file to save or print and add to your collection.

Lemon loaf

Lemon Loaf

Prep:

Line your pan with wax paper and grease both the bottom and the sides

Preheat oven to 350 F

Ingredients

½ cup shortening or butter

1 cup of sugar

2 eggs

½ cup of milk

1 ½ cup of sifted flour (pastry cake flour is the best if you do not have it  add two tablespoons of cornstarch to all purpose flour)

½ tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

¼ cup of chopped nuts or poppy seeds (Optional)

The rind and juice of one large lemon

¼ to ½ cup of sugar depending on how sweet you want the top

Directions:

Cream shortening, add sugar and egg. Add sifted flour salt and baking powder alternately with milk

Add chopped nuts or poppy seeds and lemon rind. If you are using Poppy seeds keep a bit and sprinkle it on the top before baking.

Pour into greased loaf pan and bake at 350F for about 1 hour and 20 minutes or until done

While the loaf is baking dissolve the ¼ cup to ½ cup of sugar in the lemon juice to use later

As soon as you take the loaf out of the oven, pour the the lemon and sugar mixture and baste it. I pour a about half on and brush it with a pastry brush then repeat with the other half.  Remove the loaf from the pan immediately afterwards.

Let cool on rack or serve warm.

Lemon Loaf Recipe

Isolation Cooking (Recipe Sharing)

Since we have been sequestered to avoided the feeling of isolation many have taken up cooking and baking. Some resurrecting old family recipes of comforted food, other trying new ones while creating recipes with what is found in their pantries.  This is a time to share with others our creations.  So if you have a favourite recipe or a new creation please feel free to share it with us.  You can post below in the comment section, or Send a Message and we will post it for you.

To get us started here is a little creation by one of our members.

Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

  • 3 Egg Whites
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of Vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Cream of Tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Salt
  • 3/4 cup of Sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup of Chocolate Chips (Semi-sweet)
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees

Beat egg whites, vanilla, cream of tartar and salt until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar a 1/4 cup at a time until very stiff and glossy. Fold in the chocolate chips.  Drop from teaspoon onto baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake at 300 degrees for about 25 minutes.  Let cool.  Makes about 3 dozen.

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