Recipe Round Up: January
Do you follow us on Pinterest? If not, you should! I recently added a new board of Round Up Recipes. All the recipes I list on my Round Up posts are linked there so you can quickly look them up, re-pin them to your own boards, and easily try them out!
ONE.) Potato Bread Perfect for Toasting. I have made this bread many, many times and love it so much. I use my bread maker, so it is super easy to whip up. It is also convenient because it makes two small loaves. I usually use one and pre-slice the other and throw it in the freezer. I have made a few adjustments to the recipe -- I use 1 cup milk and 1/2 cup water instead of plain water and omit the dry milk powder that the recipe calls for. Also, instead of regular potatoes, I use sweet potato for a little more nutrition (and I like that it's a teeny bit orange). Finally, I replace 1 cup of the regular flour with white whole wheat flour. We use this for peanut-butter and jelly sandwiches, grilled cheese or any grilled sandwich, and french toast, or just sliced with butter. It's delicious!
TWO.) Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins, Lightened Up. This recipe is a little more work than my usual muffin recipes, but was worth that added effort for sure! The recipe makes 24 muffins, not 12, which is nice in case you want to freeze these. I liked that they had a little pizazz with the sneaky cream cheese center, so I felt a little fancy bringing them to Bible study. :)
THREE.) Roasted Butternut Squash Bacon Soup. Bacon and butternut squash together is amazing. To me, they don't seem like likely companions, but I guess you really can never go wrong when it comes to bacon. This recipe was excellent! I did add a carrot the second time I made it along with cutting the thyme a teeny bit and adding a couple shakes of cinnamon-- I feel like the cinnamon added a little more depth to the overall flavor. Also, I wasn't a fan of the goat cheese on top, but I am not a fan of goat cheese to begin with. Feta probably would be good substitute.
FOUR.) Baked Oatmeal with Fruit. I was looking for a new baked oatmeal recipe-- one that was a bit easier than the last one I had been using and less wasteful. The previous one made too large of a pan for my little family, used egg whites only (I hate separating egg for no real reason!), and used up a ton of a milk. This recipe makes a smaller pan (my family of 3.5 eaters finished it in one sitting), uses one full egg, and only one cup of milk. I didn't make any changes to this recipe, although depending on the sweetness of the berries/banana that you use, 1/4 cup of maple syrup could be reduced a little. We served with a side of homemade yogurt.
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