Easy Baked Tilapia

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Ingredients

4 (4 ounce) fillets tilapia
2 teaspoons butter
1/4 teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning TM, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, or to taste
1 lemon, sliced
1 (16 ounce) package frozen cauliflower with broccoli and red pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees F).
  2. Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  3. Place the tilapia fillets in the bottom of the baking dish and dot with butter
  4. Season with Old Bay seasoning and garlic salt.
  5. Top each one with a slice or two of lemon
  6. Arrange the frozen mixed vegetables around the fish, and season lightly with salt and pepper.
  7. Cover the dish and bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until vegetables are tender and fish flakes easily with a fork.

Waffles

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Ingredients

2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons white sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat waffle iron.
  2. Beat eggs in large bowl with hand beater until fluffy.
  3. Beat in flour, milk, vegetable oil, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla, just until smooth.
  4. Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Pour mix onto hot waffle iron.
  6. Cook until golden brown.
  7. Serve hot.

Oatmeal Bars

Mrs. Thimijan (Leah’s Pre-School teacher)

Ingredients

2 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup milk
4 cups quick oats
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375.
  2. Coat 9 X 13 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together.
  4. In a large bowl, beat sugar and butter on medium-high speed until fluffy.
  5. Beat in vanilla.
  6. Reduce speed to low and beat in milk, then flour mixture.
  7. Stir in oats and chocolate chips.
  8. Spread batter into prepared baking pan.
  9. Bake for 35 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Cool completely on wire rack.
  11. Cut into squares.

Cinnamon Cran-Applesauce

Ingredients:

1/2 cup sugar
2 T. water
4 medium apples, peeled and chopped
1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. ginger
1 t. lemon juice

Directions:

  1. In a large saucepan, heat sugar and water over medium heat until sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in apples; cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring several times
  3. Stir in cranberries; cook and stir for about 89 minutes or until cranberries begin to pop.
  4. Cover and cook 5 minutes longer or until apples are tender.
  5. Add cinnamon, ginger, and lemon juice.
  6. Cook and stir for about 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and mash the mixture to desired consistency. (I used the pampered chef mini whipper to do this.)