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Somethin' Good is Always Cookin'

Easy Peach Cobbler Easy Peach Cobbler

1 stick butter
1 cup milk
¾ cup sugar
1 cup Bisquick or Jiffy Mix
1 large can sliced peaches

Preheat oven to 400°.

Microwave butter in 9 x13" glass baking dish until melted.

In another dish, mix together milk, sugar and Bisquick or Jiffy Mix. Pour over melted butter. Pour canned peaches over mixture. Sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg over all.

Bake at 400º for 30 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, if desired.

Drusilla's Health and Wellness Recipes
Vegetable Stuffed Peppers

Prepared in less than 30 minutes; substitute no-salt-added canned diced tomatoes in winter.

4 red or green bell peppers
2 cups grape tomatoes
1 medium onion
1 cup fresh basil leaves
3 garlic cloves
2 tsp olive oil
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper

Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a shallow baking pan with cooking oil.

Cut peppers in half (lengthwise) and remove seeds. Arrange peppers cut side up in baking pan. Spray lightly with cooking spray.

Cut each tomatoes in half. Finely chop onion, basil, and garlic.

In a bowl, toss tomatoes, onion, basil, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spoon equal portions of mixture into peppers and roast in upper third of oven until peppers are tender, about 20 minutes. To serve; top with grated Parmesan cheese, if desired. Makes 8 servings.

*Nutrition info per serving: Calories: 40; Fat 2g; Sodium 80mg; Carb 7g; Fiber 2g; Protein 1g; Vit A 80%; Vit C 120%; Calcium 2%; Iron 4%

Baked Apples

4 cups of peeled, sliced apples— use apples that cook up well, like Fuji or Jonagold
3 Tbsp. sugar
a sprinkle of cinnamon
1 Tbsp. maple syrup

As you slice up the apples, check for their flavor. If they are tart, you may have to adjust the amount of sugar.

Put apple slices in a glass bowl. Sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon. Bake in microwave oven for 5 minutes on high heat. Adjust the time for your microwave starting with 5 minutes and testing for doneness with a fork. If necessary, cook a little longer.

When done, remove and stir so the sugar coats all of the apple pieces. Add maple syrup to taste, about 1 Tbsp.

Prep time: 10 minutes; cook time: 5 minutes.

Handy Tips

Foggy windshield? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car. When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!

Reopening envelope-If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Viola! It unseals easily

Storing tomatoes-We all know not to store our tomatoes in the refrigerator, if you do the fresh-off the vine flavor will be lost. But did you know that storing a tomato stem-end down will prevent air from entering and moisture from exiting its scar, prolonging shelf life.

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