Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cornbread Topped Pie and Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sorry I haven't been doing much cooking lately (or maybe I just haven't been doing much blogging lately....not sure). I have made a few things lately that I thought I would share with you.

Cornbread Topped Pie
I am not sure that I have an exact recipe since I tend to throw this together but basically I sauteed some onion, green pepper and garlic in pan until soft. Then I added a can of kidney beans, 1/2-3/4 cup of frozen corn, several TB of taco seasoning and a small can of tomato sauce. While this is warming, make a batch of cornbread. I make Grandma's Cornbread Made Vegan from and always love it. It does make far more than you need for this recipe so I made a few corn muffins on the side. If you are using a cast iron dutch oven as I did, spoon cornbread batter directly on top of warmed pie mix until you have a thin layer. Remember, it will rise quite a bit. Bake as directed in the cornbread recipe (although it may need a shorter cooking time since it is thinner). If you are using a pan that cannot go in the oven, transfer bean mixture into a pie plate and then top with corn bread mix. Serve with a bit of Tofutti Better Than Sour Cream.

Best Ever Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
I did not name these cookies and, although they were good, I am not sure I would call them "Best Ever." According to my husband the problem is simply that I cook things too long when I bake so I guess they were a little over done. Anyhow, I found this recipe online on a whim while looking for ways to use up a bag of oats that was nearing the end of its shelf life. I think I will try them again but cook for less time and maybe add something that will make them chewier, like agave or applesauce. Any ideas? They were rock hard by the next day.


  1. Looking for ways to use up butternut squash and beets (not necessarily together) if you have any recipes. I may try your soup!

  2. Try searching in 101 cookbooks. I have made some from there that are good. I like the Maranui Surf Club Salad recipe a LOT and modified it with some roasted peppers and without the thai curry paste last week and really enjoyed it!
    Beets - just roasted with some brown sugar or steamed with salt and pepper? I also have a recipe for cumin beets - a slow cooker recipe that I can post sometime!

  3. I've used pureed bananas before. It makes them really gooey and you can use them as a replacement for some of the butter. These look good- I think it's a sign I need to go bake. :)