Showing posts from June, 2009

Oatmeal Fruit Bars

Note: Yum!

1 cup flour
1 cup oats (quick or regular)
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup Butter
Fruit Jam


1) Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl.

2) Cut in butter until combined.

3) Reserve out 1/2 cup of mixture.

4) Press the rest firmly into an 8X8 pan.

5) Spread on a thin layer of fruit jam & sprinkle reserved oat mixture on top. Be careful not to get jam on the sides of the pan.

6) Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.

7) Let cool & cut into bars. (You will probably need to use a sharp knife.)


Orange Chicken Stir-fry

Note: Mike thinks that this recipe could use some crushed pineapple (or perhaps tidbits). I'll definitely try putting some in next time I make this. Oh, and there WILL be a next time - this was excellent. It was not too sweet, and it was a nice light meal.


2 Tbsp. oil
1 lb chicken breast, cut into strips or small pieces
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 cup orange juice
2 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
2-3 cups of cooked "stir-fry" vegetables (suggestions: peas, carrots, beans, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts)
1/2 cup cashew pieces (optional)
1 cup pineapple tidbits, drained (optional)


1) Meanwhile, Heat oil in heavy skillet or wok at about medium.

2) Add chicken, salt and pepper (careful of splashing oil!). Stir fry until chicken is cooked, 3-4 minutes.

3) Combine orange juice, honey, and cornstarch in small bowl.

4) Add orange juice mixture to chicken in skillet or wok along with vegetables/pineapple.

5) Stir fry 2-4 minutes until sauce thickens.

6) Serve ov…