Apple Cinnamon Crunch

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried: February 20, 2017
Yield: 2 quarts
Time needed: 30 minutes

I like this granola. There are few ingredients, it is quick cooking, and it tastes great. Dried apples make an interesting variation on raisins.

Apple Cinnamon Crunch

Apple Cinnamon Crunch

Apple Cinnamon Crunch
4 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup coconut
1 cup nuts, finely chopped
1/2 cup sesame seed
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. vanilla

6 oz. finely cut dried apples.

Pre-heat oven to 350oF.

In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, coconut, nuts, sesame seed, salt and cinnamon.
In a separate bowl combine the honey, vegetable oil & vanilla.
Add to the rolled oats mixture and mix thoroughly.
Spread on two large baking sheets.
Bake 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
When the granola has somewhat cooled, add dried apples.
Store in a tightly-covered container in refrigerator.

Koinonia Granola

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried: Dec 26, 2016
Yield: 5 quarts
Time needed: 45 minutes

This recipe was developed at the famed Koinonia farm in Americus, Georgia after which it is named. Koinonia was founded as an intentional Christian community by Clarence Jordan in 1942, the year I was born. It is best-known today as the founder of Habitat for Humanity.

I have been unable to find grape nuts in stores recently and fear this breakfast cereal is no longer commercially available. I do have a recipe for making them at home, but on this occasion I simply left them out.

Koinonia Granola

Koinonia Granola

Koinonia Granola
1/2 cup oil
1/2 lb. margarine
2 Tbsp. molasses
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup honey
1/2 tsp. salt

2 lbs. rolled oats
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1 cup chopped nuts
2 cups grape nuts
1 cup wheat germ
1 lb. coconut
1 cup sunflower seeds

Preheat oven to 350oF.

Combine the first list of ingredients in a large roasting pan.
Heat gently , stirring occasionally, until margarine has melted.

Let cool slightly while combining the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Add dry ingredients to cooled syrup and mix thoroughly.
Spread onto shallow baking pans.
Bake 20-25 minutes, stirring every 5-7 minutes.
Let cool.
Add 1 cup raisins.

Orange-Ice Delight

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried: Feb. 9, 2015
Yield: 1 pint
Time needed: a minute in the blender

Personally, I don’t like ice cubes, so I just substituted some really cold water. I wasn’t at all sure what I would get from this, as I don’t usually like a combination of orange and milk either. But this was very nice. I am glad I tried it and I will try it again, especially for a quick breakfast on a hot summer day.

Orange-Ice Delight

Orange-Ice Delight

Orange-Ice Delight
1 egg
1/2 cup concentrated orange juice
1 cup milk
4-6 ice cubes partially crushed
1-2 tsp. sugar or honey (optional)

Whirl in blender.

Alternate: For the orange juice concentrate, substitute 1 banana with 1/2 tsp. vanilla or 1/2 cup sliced strawberries.

Cheese Fondu

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried: July 22, 2014
Yield: 6 servings
Time needed: 15 minutes

Cheese fondu makes a quick and simple supper. Just add a green salad on the side.

Cheese Fondu

Cheese Fondu

Cheese Fondu
2 Tbsp. margarine
3 Tbsp. flour
2 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp. caraway seeds soaked in hot water for 15 minute (optional)
dash Worcestershire sauce
1 lb. Swiss or cheddar cheese, diced
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
Bread cubes (French or rye is very good)

Put caraway seeds on to soak in hot water if using.
Melt margarine in saucepan.
Add flour and stir until blended and bubbly.
Add milk, soaked caraway seeds and Worcestershire sauce, stirring briskly until slightly thickened.
Gradually add cheese and stir until smooth and melted.
Add salt, lemon juice and nutmeg.
Serve over bread cubes or spear bread cubes on fork and dip into cheese sauce. Do the same with raw vegetables such as carrots, celery, broccoli, etc.

Mock Lobster

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried: June 10, 2012
Yield: 3-4 servings
Time needed: 10 minutes

Well, it is time to do more work on cleaning up the backlog of recipes readied for posting, but still in the queue.  This is a very simple version of Mock Lobster. Much less expensive than the real thing, it is a delicious dish in its own right.  

Mock Lobster

Mock Lobster

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Croutons

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried: March 26, 2014
Yield: as much as you have bread for
Time needed: about 10 minutes

Yes, croutons again. Croutons are not only easy and simple to make.  They are one way to make sure bread never goes to waste.  And by making your own you can create unique combinations of flavours.  Today I used garlic, seasoned salt and home-dried parsley.

Croutons

Croutons

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