Chicken and Quinoa Waldorf Salad with Creamy Maple Vinaigrette

Chicken and Quinoa Waldorf Salad with Creamy Maple Vinaigrette

I had firsts. Then seconds. Then thirds. And *maybe* fourths. (Perhaps it's the half marathon training and the fact that my body is just CRAVING calories! Not only am I still full-time nursing, I've decided to train for the San Antonio Rock n Roll Half Marathon that will take place in November.  I think I'm burning close to 3,000 calories per day. Hence *maybe* the … [Read more...]

Whole Wheat Cranberry Apple Muffins


These muffins may or may not be featured in the next cookbook. What do you think?!?  Should I include them?!? Ingredients 2 eggs 1/4 cup white sugar 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup milk 2 cups whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 granny smith apples, peeled and diced 1 cup dried … [Read more...]

Bacon, Broccoli and Tomato Pasta Salad


Pictured above: the mixins. This is a quick and easy pasta salad. And quite refreshing too. (Too bad, it's cool and wet outside today!) Bacon, Broccoli and Tomato Pasta Salad Yield - 4 servings Preparation Time - 10 minutes Cooking Time - 15 minutes Ingredients 2 cups elbows or penne pasta noodles ($.50) Almost out of my $.50 boxes of pasta! 6 strips of … [Read more...]

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal


Warm. Slightly crunchy. Just the right sweetness. Mmmm... Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Yield - 4 hearty servings Preparation Time - 5 minutes Cooking Time - 10 minutes Ingredients 4 cups water 2 cups quick cooking oats ($.20) $.50 containers bought here 1 large honeycrisp apple, diced ($1.12) Few dashes of cinnamon ($.05) 3-4 Tbsp brown sugar, or other … [Read more...]

Sausage Apple Egg Casserole


It's hard to photograph egg casseroles.  Every time I've tried, it just doesn't look as good as it tastes.  I suppose it's the bland colors. Anyways...L-O-V-E-D the sausage and apple flavors in this casserole! Ingredients 6 slices wheat bread ($.25) 1 lb. mild sausage ($1.99) 1 onion, chopped ($.20) 1 granny smith apple, peeled and chopped ($.25) 8 eggs ($.80) 1/2 … [Read more...]