Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Granola Cereal

12 cups old fashioned oats
3/4 cup veg. oil
2 cups brown sugar

Mix all ingredients in a large glass bowl.  (I use my hands to get it mixed really well.)  Bake at 350 degrees in the glass bowl for 20 minutes.  Stir after 10 minutes.  Cool and store in air-tight container.  Makes a great cereal for breakfast!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


10 C old fashioned rolled oats
1 C wheat germ
1/2 lb shreaded coconut
2 C raw sunflower seeds
1 C sesame seeds
3 C almonds, pecans, walnuts or combination
1 1/2 C brown sugar firmly packed
1 1/2 C water
1 1/2 C vegetable oil
1/2 C honey
1/2 C molasses
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
3 tsp vanilla
**rasins nuts or fruit optional

Preheat oven to 300. In a large bowl combine first set of ingredients. Blend well. In a large saucepan combine second set of ingredients. Heat until sugar is disolved. Do not boil. Pour over dry ingredients, mix well. Spread into FIVE 9x13 baking pans. Bake 20-30 min stiring occasionally. Bake 15 min longer for crunchier texture. Cool. **Add raisins or fruit. Store in cool dry place for up to 6 months.
Makes 20 C of granola mix.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Walleye in Creamy Orange Sauce

2 tablespoons margarine or butter 
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion 
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons grated orange peel 
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 cup milk
4-6 walleye fillets (1 1/2 - 2 lbs)

Heat oven to 300. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan. In small saucepan, melt margarine over medium heat. Stir in onion and cook until translucent.  Stir in orange peel, salt and pepper.  Stir in flour.  Blend in milk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly, about 4 minutes. Set aside.

Cut fish into serving-size pieces. Place in prepared pan. Pour sauce over fish. Cover with foil. Bake until fish flakes easily at thickest part, about 25-30 minutes. Garnish with orange slices, if desired.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Very Vanilla Cake

2 Sticks soft butter, plus enough to grease your bundt pan
1 1/2 Cups sugar
6 eggs
2 1/3 Cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 Cup plain fat free yogurt
4 tsp vanilla extract
confectioner's sugar (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 and put cookie sheet in at same time. Butter or spray (use A LOT) bundt pan. Cream butter and sugar in mixing bowl until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, along with 1 TBS flour for each egg. Fold in rest of flour and baking soda. Add yogurt and vanilla. Pour mixture into greased pan and spread evenly. Place cake pan on preheated cookie sheet and bake 45 to 60 minutes, until cake rises and is golden. After 45 minutes, insert knife to test; if it comes out clean, it is done. Remove from oven and let sit for 15 minutes. Gently pull cake away from pan edges, then turn out cake. Let cool, then dust with confectioner's sugar.  You can add strawberries and whipped cream. Pure heaven.