More With Less: Cooking Adventure: Cinnamon-Topped Oatmeal Muffins

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5. Cinnamon-Topped Oatmeal Muffins, pg. 71

Another recipe from the More-With-Less Cookbook. (Here is where I started this journey.)

Rating for this was 7 of 8.

As usual I did not follow the recipe as written. Sometimes I do, but usually I do not.

My changes?

In the first list of sifted ingredients I used 3/4 cups of white flour and 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour. I like the taste of a bit of whole wheat flour in a muffin or biscuit. The rest of the ingredients stayed the same in that section.

I used the recommended amount of oatmeal and raisins.

BUT that section where the wet ingredients are added, I did change those a bit. Well, more than a bit… I liked the idea of adding applesauce to the recipe so instead of a full cup of milk I added 1/2 cup and 1 cup of natural…

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More With Less: Cooking Adventure: Whipped Topping – 1

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4. Whipped Topping – 1, pg. 281

Another recipe from the More-With-Less Cookbook. (Here is where I started this journey.)

This is a recipe we have made in the past. It has been a while and I had totally forgotten this recipe was in the book. It is listed under “Topping, Whipped – 1” in the index.

Rating for this was 8 of 8 when we have made it before. This time it was a 5 of 8 due to one change I made which I will not do again.

I did chill the bowl and water in the upright freezer till the bowl had a bit of ice forming on the sides. I did follow the recipe almost as written except for…

When I have made this previously I had made a note in the cookbook for myself to remind me to decrease the lemon juice to 1 T. and add 2 t. of vanilla…

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More With Less: Cooking Adventure: Applesauce Bread Pudding

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3. Applesauce Bread Pudding, pg. 269 

I decided to try a dessert recipe from the More-With-Less Cookbook. (Here is where I started this journey.)

I had some applesauce in the cabinet so I decided to try this recipe. The rating is 6 of 8. Some of my children do not like bread pudding at all so I think that is why they did not like the recipe. The recipe actually came out wonderful.

I actually followed this recipe mostly as written. The only change I made was I did not remember to reserve the 1/2 c. applesauce so the top did not have that on it.

I did double the recipe and used (2) 9 x 9 baking dishes. It doubled easily. I also did not have any dry bread on hand so I toasted the slices of bread in the oven while my husband made garlic bread. Just to save…

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More With Less: Cooking Adventure: Chinese Meatballs

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2. Chinese Meatballs, pg. 170

I had some more hamburger leftover from this weekend so I decided to try another hamburger recipe from the More-With-Less Cookbook. (Here is where I started this journey.)

This recipe did not come out that great. 5.5 out of 8. The kids said they would eat it again if I made it but asked if I would cut down on the amount of vinegar next time.

As usual I did not follow the recipe exactly. The only part I did do correctly was that sauce mixture that ended up containing too much vinegar. Should have gone with my gut and reduced it then.

I used carrots, onions, mushrooms, green beans, garlic, celery, and crushed pineapple for that first stir fry section instead of what was there.

I only used 1 pound of ground beef to make the meatballs.

The sauce was changed a bit…

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SHOES!!

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Our family of 8 decided it was time to go through our shoes and get rid of the too small ones and ruined ones.

Here are all but 8 shoes (foot coverings) that were in our house last week. How many do you think were here? NOT how many pairs, BUT how many “shoes” total.

We donated 3 kitchen trash bags of shoes and boxed up 5 pairs for kids to grow into.

What’s your guess? I will post the correct answer at the end of the week 🙂

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More With Less: Cooking Adventure: Meat-Potato Quiche

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Recipe for Meat-Potato Quiche below.

My newest adventure begins!!

I have only a few cookbooks I still use and love. Mostly looking online for recipes now. This cookbook, More With Less Cookbook by Doris Longacre (affiliate link), has been a favorite for many years and my daughter even asked for one when she got married this past summer. Guess she likes it as much as I do.

Soooo….

My plan is to cook through the More With Less Cookbook by Doris Longacre (affiliate link). Just so you know ahead of time, I don’t think I really ever follow a recipe exactly but I use what I have on hand and adapt a recipe to it. That’s just me. I am using the 25th Anniversary Edition of the cookbook.

  • I will be numbering the recipes to keep track of how many I actually make 🙂
  • I will post how I actually made the recipe…

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