Friday, January 11, 2019

Sweet Potato Muffins

  • 2 cups white whole wheat flour
  • 1-1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cups sweet potato puree
  • 1/2 cup ground flaxseed
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F and line two 12 cup muffin pans with paper liners and lightly spray with non-stick baking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cinnamon, cardamom, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In another large bowl, beat the maple syrup, vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla, and sweet potato puree. Stir in the dry ingredients until combined. Pour mixture evenly between the two pans.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Serves: 24

Spinach Balls

The "Spinach Balls" recipe by Carine can be found at Sweet as Honey.

Submitted by Susan Stoecker

Carine. "Spinach Balls." Sweet as Honey, Accessed 11 January 2019.

Super Food Breakfast Bites

The "Super Food Breakfast Bites" recipe can be found in The How Not to Die Cookbook by Michael Greger.

Submitted by Karen Kunzler

Greger, Michael. “Super Food Breakfast Bites.” The How Not to Die Cookbook. New York: Flatiron Books, 2017. 15. Print.

Fresh Spinach Layer Salad


  • 1 lb. fresh spinach
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1 cup sour half and half
  • 1/4 lb. grated Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 lb. bacon, fried crisp
  1. Wash spinach; remove stems, drain well and tear into pieces. Layer spinach in a 9 x 13-inch dish. 
  2. Slice onion in thin circles and on top of spinach. 
  3. Slice hard-boiled eggs and layer them over onion. 
  4. Blend Miracle Whip and sour half and half; spread over all. 
  5. Sprinkle grated cheese and crumbled bacon on top. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate over night.
Submitted by Mary Arndt

One-Pot Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes

The "One-Pot Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes" recipe by Ann Taylor Pittman can be found at CookingLight.

Submitted by Trudy LaFond

Pittman, Ann Taylor. "One-Pot Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes." Wholesomelicious, Accessed 11 January 2019.

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Holiday Party--December 6, 2018

Recipe Club celebrated with a Holiday Party theme for December's meeting! Everyone brought their favorite holiday food to share with others.

Jan made "Cranberry Salsa," which she snacks on over the holiday season. You can eat it as a salsa or serve it over cream cheese, which cuts the tartness of the cranberries.

Trudy C. made a "Shrimp Dip." She makes it every Christmas and it's very fast to whip up!

Pat R. made "Saltine Toffee Cookies," a delicious Christmas treat to share with others!

Margaret made "Butterscotch Haystacks," a very easy treat to make and kids love them!

Roger made "Microwave Peanut Brittle," a safer and easier way to make peanut brittle!

Josh made "Applesauce." This is made for all his holiday gatherings, and he just learned how to make it from his mother-in-law!

Sue R. made "Eggnog Ice Cream" served with a molasses cookie. It's a sweet and creamy treat with holiday flair!

Mary B. made "Easy Cool Whip Dessert." This is a quick dessert to make with layers of Cool Whip and cookies!

Rose Mary and Fred made a "Party Shrimp Dip," a popular dip during the holiday season.

Sue S. baked a "Romantic Torte," a recipe her mother made for every Christmas Eve! And Bill S. made "Shrimp Dip." (Not pictured.) Shrimp Dip is a pretty popular dip to bring during the holidays!

Anna made "Antipasto Kabobs," which were full of Italian flavor! She makes them every Christmas Eve!

Margene made "Caramels," which she makes every year. They are time consuming but worth it!

Margene also made some "Oreo Christmas Coal!" It's an easy treat to make that kids love!

Marie made a refreshing "Cranberry Apple Salad." Full of fresh holiday fruit, it is a sweet and tart salad for the holidays!

Pat D. made "Ibby's Metaphysical English Toffee." It's a perfect treat for the holidays full of caramel, chocolate, and pecans!

Trudy L. made "Festive Pork." It's a perfect holiday main dish that incorporates oranges and cranberries!

Mary A. brought "Creme de Menthe Cake." It's an easy poke cake that uses a box mix, some Creme de Menthe, and chocolate syrup!

There were many great recipes shared and more to try next time! Getting hungry? Join us January 3 at 6:30pm at Franklin Public Library. The theme is Resolution Food--Jump start the new year with healthy eating!

All you have to do to join is cook a dish from the monthly theme, and bring the dish and the recipe to the meeting! It's as easy as pie! See you soon!

Shrimp Dip


  • 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can cream of shrimp soup (Campbell's)
  • Onion salt, to taste
  • Garlic powder, to taste
  • 2 cans shrimp, drained and rinsed
  1. Beat cream cheese and soup until creamy. This with a little milk if it is too thick. Mix all remaining ingredients and serve with chips or crackers.
Submitted by Bill Stoecker