All posts by Hubbard's Cupboard

Mom, Mormon Blogger, Computer Science Graduate, Photographer

Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

This is really good and it tastes just like mashed potatoes!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/8 teaspoon straight chicken base or bullion (may substitute 1/2 teaspoon salt)
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh or dry chives, for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

Instructions

Set a stockpot of water to boil over high heat.

Clean and cut cauliflower into small pieces. Cook in boiling water for about 6 minutes, or until well done. Drain well; do not let cool and pat cooked cauliflower very dry between several layers of paper towels.

In a bowl with an immersion blender, or in a food processor, puree the hot cauliflower with the cream cheese, Parmesan, garlic, chicken base, and pepper until almost smooth.

Garnish with chives, and serve hot with pats of butter.

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Sweet Potatoe Pie

This is what we made with all those left over sweet potatoes from Thanksgiving!

Ingredients

  • 1 (1 pound) sweet potato = 3 Cups
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust

Intructions

1. Boil sweet potato whole in skin for 40 to 50 minutes, or until done. Run cold water over the sweet potato, and remove the skin.
2. Break apart sweet potato in a bowl. Add butter, and mix well with mixer. Stir in sugar, milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until mixture is smooth. Pour filling into an unbaked pie crust.
3. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 55 to 60 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Pie will puff up like a souffle, and then will sink down as it cools.

Flax Seed Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Ok so I went to a bridal shower today and I was just truly inspired to cook again. Dallin and I have been trying recipes with low sugar. This is a great one!

Preheat Oven

  • 350 degrees F

Ingrediants

The dough:

  • 2 tbsp sugar (only so the dough would rise, substitute what you like… ie. Molasses)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 cup wheat flour (if you freshly grind up the wheat it’s even better!)
  • 1/2 cup flax mill (take flax seed and put it through a wheat grinder or you can buy the flax mill)
  • 3/4 cup white flour (+ a little extra to knead, use more wheat if you like!)
  • 2 tsp yeast
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 egg (or 2 egg whites)
  • 7/8 cup milk
  • 1/4 olive oil

The filling:

  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter to spread (I used Country Crock spread)
  • 1 apple chopped into tiny pieces (I used a hand chopper to do that)
  • 3/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup raisins

Instructions

  1. Make the dough, mix well water, milk, eggs, and olive oil.
  2. Then add sugar, salt, cinnamon, wheat flour, flax, and yeast.
  3. Knead and add extra flour until dough consistency.
  4. Let it rise for 1 .5 Hours, then knead again.
  5. Roll out dough as if you were making cinnamon rolls.
  6. Spread butter on dough.
  7. Mix the apple pieces, apple sauce, raisins, and cinnamon in a small bowl
  8. Spread apple mixture on the dough.
  9. Roll the dough as if you were making cinnamon rolls.
  10. Slice the dough and put in 9×12 casserole dish (Makes about 12 rolls)
  11. Bake @ 350 degree F for 40-45 minutes or until dough is set
  12. YUM… eat it while it’s warm! Add some honey if you want it sweeter but the taste is already great!

Fish

POST BY DALLIN

May Bo learned how to bake a fish!!!

Woah now! not to fast…. A FISH a little squirmy thing with eyeballs and gills and little flippers?!!!!

YUP

And it was good.

Unfortunately all we have to show you of May Bo’s first cooked fish is the bones, because it was that good. Sorry, better luck next time!

Super CHUNKY Salsa

I made this a lot when I was with my roommates. Super fulfilling. You might enjoy it! Add some hot sauce if you want to make it spicy. My suggestion would be Valentina Salsa Picante (my neighbor introduced us to it)!

Serving Size

  • 1 Quart of Salsa

Ingrediants

  • 15 oz of Pinto Beans (1 can)
  • 15 oz of Black Beans (1 can)
  • 15 oz of Cooked Corn Kernels (1 can)
  • 2 Large tomatoes or a few small Roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 Green Pepper diced
  • 2-3 leaves of Cilantro chopped up small
  • 2-3 Tablespoons of diced Onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Garlic Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Onion Powerder

Instructions

  1. Chopped everything up and combined in a bowl!
  2. Let sit overnight so the flavor can soak in (but if you’re too tempted you can eat it right away too… it just won’t be as juicy) 🙂



Edo Copy Cat Stir Fry

Have you ever been to Edo at the mall? You know that place that makes Japanese food. This is kinda like their stir fry. Yummy! You can serve this with brown or white rice on the side. If you want this to have more terriyaki taste… Just add another tablespoon of sugar.

Serving Size

  • 2 people

Ingrediants

  • 1/2 pound of chicken thighs, remove bone, chopped into small pieces
  • 2 sticks of celery chopped in little slices
  • 1/4 of an onion chopped in strips
  • 1/2 green pepper chopped in strips
  • 1/4 of a cabbage chopped in about 2 inch strips
  • 1 cup of brocoli
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 2 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • Garlic Salt
  • Lemon Pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook the chicken on medium heat on the stove in a frying pan add garlic.
  2. Sprinkle chicken with lemon pepper and a little bit of garlic salt.
  3. Once the chicken is almost done turn the heat down  1-2 notches add the onions, celery, and green peppers. Stir and cook for about 3 minutes.
  4. Then add the broccoli and cook for another 2 minutes.
  5. Then add the cabbage strips.
  6. Now let the cabbage cook for 5 minutes on low heat.
  7. Sprinkle lemon  pepper and garlic salt.
  8. Then add the soy sauce and sprinkle on the sugar.
  9. Stir and make sure everything is mixed in well.
  10. Serve stir fry with a side of white or brown rice.

Bunches of Thanks

Hello Friends, thanks for visiting our blog.  It’s taken us a whole month but we are finally settled in our apartment and can start writing out thank you cards. We plan on keeping this blog updated with fun things that goes on in our lives.

We just want to say “Thanks” to all those who was part of our wedding day in anyway. We appreciate all the support for our marriage.

Just in case you missed out on the day… don’t worry! Our friend, Scott Jarvie at Jarvie Digital did an awesome job by capturing the entire day. To see images from the entire day just click on the wedding link in the menu or click on the links below to navigate to the page you want:

Here are some quick highlights of the day: