Blueberry Bread Pudding

blueberry bread puddingIs it cold where you are? We are cold. It is snowy. So when I got this month’s Secret Recipe Club assignment I knew it would be some good home cooking comfort food. This month my assignment was Teaspoon of Spice a joint effort by two dietians, Serena and Deanna, with lots of healthy goodies to eat. Of course it is so hard to choose, but the most fun part is just that. I perused the entire blog, pinned my favorites, and then eventually chose the Blueberry Bread Pudding. I have never in my life made bread pudding, but I have made baked French toast, and you know what it was pretty similar. My hubby especially liked this one, but I think we all agreed it is something I should definitely make again.

  • 3 cups low-fat milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 10 slices whole grain I used 5 white bread slices, and 5 flax-seed bread slices.
  • 2 cups frozen blueberries (not thawed)

1. Grease a 13×9 dish. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Cut bread into cubes.

3. Whisk together milk, eggs, sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon. Stir in bread and blueberries. Let soak for 15 minutes.

4. Pour into pan bake for 70 minutes.

5. Serve warm with ice cream, whipped cream, or cream.

Secret Recipe Club

Irish Soda Bread

Irish Soda BreadAlright I have posted so many Irish recipes this week, you may think I have turned into a leprechaun. Not only that, I already have an Irish Soda Bread recipe on the site, but, not THIS recipe. I have tried many, many different recipes for the same thing, in this case soda bread. It’s part of my nature, I love trying new recipes, even if I already have a great one. This recipe was the BEST soda bread I have ever made. So I may just have to stop trying out new recipes. Just for soda bread though, I still can’t resist spending hours looking at recipes when I do the weekly meal plan. I’m an addict!

Recipe from Allrecipes

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • additional butter for serving

1. Mix together flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and baking soda.

2. In separate bowl, mix together buttermilk and egg. Stir into dry mixture until just moistened. Add butter, Stir again until just moistened.

3. place dough in a greased standard sized loaf pan.

4. Bake for 70 minutes at 325 degrees.

5. Slice and serve with additional butter.

6. Eat and enjoy!

Turkey Salad Sandwiches

Turkey Salad SandwichesHello all! Do you still have Turkey in your freezer leftover from Christmas. It is time to use it up. I love putting the leftovers in meal sized portions, to make at a later date. This way my kids don’t get to sick of it, and it comes together for a super quick meal in the future. This helped immensely yesterday when I had quite a bad headache. Rare, for me, as I don’t get headaches. Dinner came together lickety split, and this is one of the tastier “salad” type sandwiches I have made.

Recipe from Betty Crocker

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked leftover turkey
  • 1/2 cup diced apple, with peel
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 8 slices of your favorite bread

1. Mix together all ingredients, well not the bread, obviously.

2. Evenly spread mixture between, said, bread.

3. Eat and enjoy! How easy is that!

Gluten-free Cornbread

Gluten-free CornbreadWe had a lovely time, and a lovely three-day visit with some extra kiddies. One of them being gluten-free, we became gluten-free as well. For three days that is. I wanted to find a good “snack” type baking dish, that I didn’t have to go buy a lot of ingredients that I most likely wouldn’t be using again. I found it in this. All ingredients I have in the house. I was a little worried as it went in the oven as it was quite soupy, and I wasn’t sure it bake up nice. It came out lovely, so don’t you worry. A bit denser than cornbread that includes flour, but slather some butter and jam and this baby, and you have a great, easy, recipe!

Recipe from Plan to Eat, much appreciation.

  • 1 3/4 cup cornmeal
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 Tbsp. melted butter

1. Grease an 8×8 inch baking pan. Pre heat oven to 450 degrees.

2. Mix together ingredients and pour into pan. Bake for 25 minutes. Test with toothpick to insure it is done in middle. Slice.

3. Eat and enjoy!