MagPad Dinner Table

MagPad Dinner Table

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Simple Baked Fish

1 -1 1/2 lb tilapia fillet ( or cod, haddock, or any other mild fish)
4 tablespoons butter, melted
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 -2 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1/3 cup breadcrumbs
1 Preheat oven to 425. Lightly grease or spray a 13" x 9" (or larger) baking dish.
2 Rinse fish filets and pat dry. Set them in a single layer in the prepared baking dish.
3 In a small bowl, combine melted butter, lemon juice, garlic, sugar, pepper, thyme and parsley. Stir well. Pour evenly over fish filets.
4 Sprinkle with the breadcrumbs.
5 Bake at 425 for about 20 minutes or until filets are opaque and flakey.

Our friend brought over some fresh caught fish this morning.  I decided to look for a different simple recipe to cook the fish and I found this recipe on the website.  I didn't have any parsley or thyme on hand, yet it still tasted delicious.  

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Glazed Orange Zucchini Bread

I got this recipe off of this Mel's Kitchen Cafe website found by clicking  here

Rachel made this when her co-worker shared her homegrown zucchini with her.  Everyone at work loved it.  

Oatmeal bread

1 cup old fashioned oats
2 cups warm water
1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup molasses or honey (I use honey)
3 cups wheat flour
2 tablespoons yeast
2 teaspoons salt
2 cups white flour

In large bowl, combine oats, water, oil, and honey.  Let cool for 5-7 min.  Add whole wheat flour and yeast and mix with spoon.  Cover with plastic wrap and let stand for 15 min.  Add salt and white flour, 1 cup at a time.  Knead for 4-6 min.  Shape into 2 loaves and put in greased loaf pans.  Let rise until doubled and bake 25-35 min at 350 degrees.

Rachel asked me to post this.  She said she got the recipe out of a cookbook.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

No Bake Energy Bites

  • 1 cup (dry) oatmeal (quick oats stick together better) 
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1-2 TBS chia seeds

  • 1/3 cup honey 
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (I prefer chunky--can also use other nut butters instead)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Stir all dry ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Add last three ingredients and mix well.  Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for 20-30 min.
  2. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. (Mine were about 1" in diameter.) Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
  3. Makes about 20-25 balls.

Delicious--tastes like No-Bake Cookies, but much healthier!  Recipe adapted from here.  This is a pretty versatile recipe--you can cut out some ingredients (choc chips, chia) and add others (sunflower seeds, chopped almonds).  The original recipe has links to other variations--check them out!