Friday, October 17, 2008

Baked Apples

Tis the season to bake with apples..... falalla la la la
apple dumplings, apple crisp, apple crumble,
apple strudel, apple sauce......
the list goes on and on of tasty apple treats!
This recipe is for stuffed, baked apples:
4 large baking apples
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts
1/4 cup raisins
1 Tbsp butter
3/4 cup boiling water
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Remove seeds and core
to 1/2 inch of the bottom of the apples.
Mix the sugar, cinnamon, raisins and nuts.
Place apples in a 8-inch-by-8-inch square baking pan.
Stuff each apple with this mixture.
Top with a dot of butter (1/4 of the Tbps).
Add boiling water to the baking pan.
Bake 25 minutes / until tender

After baking the apple for about 20 - 25 minutes it becomes
so tender it melts in your mouth.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Pasta Gorgonzola

I know, I know I haven't been blogging lately!
I have been busy: working, looking for gasoline
for my car, hanging out with friends, going out
to eat, attending football games, traveling to
see a baby be christened and napping!
But tonight I have a moment so........
There is a local restaurants that serves
a pasta dish called Chicken Gorgonzola.
I 've tried to create this dish a few times
now but haven't been able to get it exactly
Here is the latest version of the dish
minus the chicken but plus a few healthy
vegetables. But of course keeping the best
part of the dish - gorgonzola cheese!
Pasta Gorgonzola
4 ounces uncooked fusilli
1/2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup of half-and-half
4-6 tablespoons Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
salt and pepper to taste

kale, chopped and precooked
chopped, cherry tomato
Grated parmesan for the top

This was a great dish.

The sauce is a little heavy but the

veggies add a light touch.