Monday, April 26, 2010

Odds and Ends

This weekend I had a few things that needed to be used asap, and I was glad to get back in the kitchen!   Too much going on to come up with my own recipes, I turned to my recipe stash and came up with some good ones.

With the over ripe squished bananas I picked up on the cheap, I made Camilla's Banana Toasted Millet Muffins.  I used all white whole wheat flour, sucunat instead of brown sugar,  my yogurt was greek, and I threw in some dark chocolate covered cacao nibs that had been hiding in the back of my pantry!  Mmm, the little crunch from the millet and melty chocolate...  these were good.

Banana Toasted Millet Muffins

Now, what to do with the roasted buttercup squash that you forgot you had?   Well, I'm so glad it hadn't gone bad, because I got the chance to try one of Dawn's amazing creations.  Seriously, she comes up with some outrageous looking goodies and has me drooling on a regular basis!   I used the squash in her Sweet Potato Cheddar Cookies, and wow.  She hits all the right notes with these!   Serendipity, really, I also had some Dubliner that needed to get used :)  I actually wasn't sure I could taste the cheese when I sneaked a bit of the batter before baking, but it was definitely there after baking.   I left out the raisins (didn't have any) and my only other changes were to use Smart Balance 50/50 sticks and white whole wheat flour.

Squash Cheddar Cookies

One last thing, that I've been meaning to discuss!!  Remember when I introduced you to CSN stores?  They're actually a Boston-based online retailer for tons of (not just home) goods.  Not only can you browse cookware, but if you're in the mood to rearrange your living room, perhaps one of their corner tv stands will help maximize your space?  I'm going to be doing a product review for them in the upcoming weeks, but in the mean time-- check out one of their many stores for whatever you might need!

19 comments:

Lauren said...

I have yet to experiment with millet, but the crunch factor sounds appealing!

5 Star Foodie said...

Those squash cheddar cookies sound scrumptious! Looking forward to your product review from CSN!

Jocelyn said...

Yummy! THose muffins sound good! I bet the addition of the chocolate was heavenly :)

Kelly said...

I love the idea of a savory cookie. Yum!

biz319 said...

Wow, love the combination of squash and cheese - never would have thought of that in a million years!

Glad you got back to your kitchen!

Maria said...

I am loving the savory cookie! Yum!

Joanne said...

I'm excited to hear your review! Those squash cookies look amazing. I love out-of-the-box recipes like that.

We Are Not Martha said...

I love when muffins have a little bit of crunch to them. And seriously? Squash cheddar cookies sound like the best idea ever!!

Sues

Bridget said...

Those cheddar cookies sound fantastic!! I never think to make a savory cookie! Also thanks for the link to Dawn's blog, I am drooling over here.
Love muffins...perfect vessels for anything :)

elra said...

That squash and cheddar cookies looks really delicious!

Juliana said...

Oh! Love the idea of the squash cookies and the muffins look yummie as well :-)

Megan said...

What a great cookie!

Elina said...

Both of these goodies look incredible. Spin and lunch tomorrow?

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

oooh those muffins look great!!!

Joy R3FitShow said...

I am close to giving up on my attempt to make great tasting healthy muffins:(

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Oh the millet action looks great! honestly i have never cooked w/ millet, ive made it, but never "in" something. way to go on that one!

and the csn review...sounds fun!

have a great day shannon!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

The banana sound so healthy and delicious with millet and Greek yogurt! And you can't wrong with Dawn's recipes - those cookies look awesome!

Kerstin said...

What yummy treats! I've have one of each please :)

Chef Fresco said...

Very creative muffins! Look super tasty & almost healthy!

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