Friday, March 27, 2009

Fried Apples and Pears, Oh My! ™

This is a favorite recipe of one of my nieces.

This is a great side dish or you can serve it as a snack. You can also serve this over ice cream or alongside breakfast. I used brown sugar but feel free to substitute regular or dietetic sweetener.

1 each: apple,  pear
1 -2 
T butter 
1- 2  T sugar (brown, or diet sugar), to taste
1 tsp ground cinnamon, to taste

Cut apple and pear into slices.

Heat saute pan to medium high heat.

Reduce heat to medium, add butter. Add apples, pears to pan and brown on one side for 2 - 4 min. 

Sprinkle half of cinnamon and sugar over fruit. Turn over fruit and repeat process with remaining sugar and cinnamon.

Serves 2.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Irish Corned Beef and Cabbage ™

You don't need the luck of the Irish to enjoy this easy and classic recipe for corned beef and cabbage.

3 - 4 lbs corned beef (approx 2 packages)
1 large onion (quartered)
4 medium potatoes (quartered)
4 carrots (broken in half)
1 - 2 heads of cabbage (cut into quarters)
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp salt (optional)

1 bay leaf

In a large pot place corned beef with enough water to cover meat. Bring water to a boil and boil meat for 5 min. Reduce heat to simmer and cook for 2 1/2 -3 hours until meat is tender. Skim fat that rises to top with strainer.

Meanwhile cut potatoes, onions, cabbage into quarters. Break carrots in two. When meat is done, add vegetables to meat. Cook for 30 - 60 min. or until done.

Makes 12  4 - 6 oz  servings approx.