Favorite Recipes


Mayumi does a lot of cooking and baking; here are some of the recipes we like best...


Healthy Fruit Nut Bread

1 Cup white flour
1 Cup whole wheat flour
1 Cup wheat bran
1/4 Cup brown sugar
1/4 Cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
1 2/3 Cups warm water
1/4 Cup margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 Cup chopped walnuts
3/4 Cup chopped dried fruits (brandied fruit, if possible!)
1 Cup raisins

Combine flours, sugar, and other dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Measure warm water and margarine together in a 2-cup measuring cup;
stir until margarine melts.
Beat the eggs; add water and margarine mixture, then stir the liquids
into the flour mixture. Add vanilla, nuts, and fruits; mix well.

Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and bake at 375 for 60 minutes. 
(Cover the top with foil after 30 minutes if it gets too brown.) Makes 10 - 12 servings.

(Especially good when served warm, with home-made rum-raisin ice cream!)
1 3/4 cup milk
3/4 cup Cool Whip
3 tsp. sugar
1/2 cup raisins soaked in rum

Mix ingredients and freeze in Donvier ice cream maker.

Mexican Spoon Bread

(One of our family's favorite foods!!)

If you like spicy, add fresh jalapeno or pepperocini. If you like mild, add 1 small can
of chopped green chili's, fresh mushrooms and frozen green peas/corn.

1 can cream corn
1 generous cup corn meal
3/4 cup milk
1/4 oil
2 eggs
1 tsp soda
1/2 tsp salt

3/4 cup cheddar cheese
1 fresh chopped jalapeno chili and/or 3-4 chopped pepperocini (pickled salad peppers)

Mix well and sandwich cheese and peppers between layers of batter. (Batter will be runny;
don't worry!) Optional: mushrooms, frozen green peas or corn.

Baking time: 15 minutes at 375 degrees, then 40 minutes at 350
(About an hour at 350 - cover if top gets too brown.)

Vegetable Garden Sushi

(This must be a very healthy meal... Also you can use any kind of pasta instead of rice, but if you
use pasta, you need your favorite salad dressing.)

3 cups cooked rice
1 package of sushi mix (If you don't have mix, you can use rice vinegar and sugar)
Mix well and wait for rice to cool. Use a big plate for sushi.

1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts
1/2 cup spaghetti squash (steamed)
1/2 cup cucumber
4 chopped mushrooms
3 leaves chopped lettuce

Sprinkle the chopped vegetables on the rice plate, then think of a color and make your
own original garden using many vegetables, It'll be a pretty big dish! Actually, you can
use any kind of your favorites fresh vegetables --- Try your own new style!! ---

Apple butter cake

1/3 cup water
125g butter or margarine
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 eggs
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 fresh apples, sliced thinly (Optional...1/2 tsp cinnamon and raisins)
1 cup sugar

1) Mix sugar and water well, using a pot on the stove. (Don't boil.)
2) Melt butter and whisk until light, then add egg yolks and mix well.
3) Add vanilla to 1 and 2; mix well.
4) Add flour and baking powder, mixing lightly.
5) Beat egg whites to medium peaks.
6) Mix 4 and 5 quickly (don't stir too much).
7) Sandwich apples between layers of batter in a greased and floured loaf pan or round pan.
8) Bake at 360 degrees for 45-50 minutes.

Blueberry Muffins
(These muffins are not too sweet, but tasty)

2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
...................mix well, then add:
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup frozen blueberries (do not thaw)

Pour into muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full. Bake 10 to 15 minutes at 400 degrees.

Cream cheese pound cake
(This recipe is from Martha, a friend of ours who is an excellent cook. This cake was great!!)

8 oz. cream cheese
3 sticks butter or margarine
3 cups sugar
dash of salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
6 eggs
3 cups flour

Cream butter, cream cheese, sugar. Add salt, vanila, and blend well. Add eggs, one at a time.
Stir in flour. Pour into greased and floured loaf pans and bake 90 minutes at 325 degrees.

Cabbage Sauté
(This is a tasty but easy side dish)

1 cabbage (chopped)
1 piece of garlic (chopped)
1/2 onion (chopped)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 cup sour cream
(Optional: 3 chopped sausages)

Sauté garlic and onion in a small amount of oil; add cabbage, salt, and paprika; cook
until soft. Add sour cream and transfer to a casserole pan. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes.

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