Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Cranberry Apple pecan quinoa salad

Marinated grilled vegetables

Pizza shepherd pie

Spaghetti carbonara

Kielbasa with pepper and potatoes

Salt potatoes

Clam chowder

Running apps

Chia seed pudding

Chinese chicken and ramen

Beat rice bake

Cheesy bacon and leek toast

Slow cooker black bean soup with chorizo

Spinach Bacon Stuffed Potatoes

Warm Lentil salad with bacon

Jello champagne

Movies to watch


Bubbles with a bang

Santana Little Ho Ho

Mini Apple Pies

Homemade Granola

Apple and Crab appetizer

Italian Style Chicken Noodle Soup

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

Soft Sugar Cookies

Shrimp Stuffed Avocados

Quinoa Burger

Pancake muffins

Washing dishwasher

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Great Fajita Seasoning

1 Tb Chili Powder
1 Tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Oatmeal Bowl and Caulipower Fettuccine Alfredo

Great Vegan Avocado Salad Dressing

I didn't have parsley so left that out.  Had to add a little more water to thin it out.  Used 3 Tb apple cider vinegar. Used a couple tbs red onion because that is what I had on hand.  Was really good!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Pumpkin Sheet Cake

People said this was the best pumpkin cake/bar they ever had

1 can pumpkin
2 cups sugar
1 cup canola oil
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt

3 oz cream cheese, softened
5 T butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
3 - 4 tsp milk
chopped nuts

In large bowl beat pumpkin, sugar, oil until blended.  Beat in eggs.  Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt; gradually add to pumpkin mixture, beating until well blended.

Pour into a greased 15 X 10 X 1 baking sheet.  Bake at 350 for 25 - 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Cool on wire rack

For frosting, in a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until fluffy.  Gradually beat in sugar until smooth.  Add milk until frosting reaches desired spreading consistency  Frost cake sprinkle with nuts.

Chicken Wild Rice Soup and bread bowls

Tripled this recipe for a large crowd and it was great!  If tripled it doesn't all fit into the big black crock pot - need a little bigger crock for all to fit in.  Put in the crock before adding half and half and sherry.  Added the half and half and sherry 1 hour before eating.

Served in bread bowls

6 T butter
1 T minced onion
1/2 cup flour
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups wild rice, cooked
1/3 cup ham or chicken
1/2 cup carrot, finely shredded
3 T slivered almonds
1/2 t salt
1 cup half and half
2 T sherry

melt butter in a suop pot
sauté the onion and carrots until softened
blend in flour with wisk and then gradually stir in the chicken broth.  Stir constantly until it comes to a boil, keep stirring for one more minute.
add wild rice, meat, almonds, salt and simmer for 5 minutes
add half and half and sherry, heat until just heated through
garnish with chopped fresh parsley or chives

Bread Bowls

Thaw a loaf of bread in the fridge.  Split into three pieces and shape into rounds.  Spray cookie sheet, put rounds on cookie sheet.  Put egg wash on top (1 egg and a little water) and let rise until doubled.   When rising cover with sprayed plastic wrap.  Bake in 350 degree oven for about 3 minutes.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Chicken Meatballs

1 pound ground chicken
3/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs
1/3 cup grated parmesan
1 large egg beaten
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp salt

mix chicken, bread crumbs, parm, egg, and garlic (minced), and salt.  roll into 20 meatballs and place in 9 X 13 pan that was sprayed with olive oil.  Spray the top of meatballs with olive oil and bake for 12 minutes at 425.

Cover meatballs with 1 jar of marinara sauce and bake for 20 minutes more.

Serve with sub buns.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Country Ribs

Can cook in crock pot on low for 7 hours (3 lb pack) with an onion and 1 cup apple juice and 1 cup water (heat water and apple juice before pouring over ribs)

Then grill for 10 min or so with bbq sauce on them until they are ready.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Taste of Home - Granola Bars

I altered these a little bit and have written my alterations into the recipe below - next time try making them in an 8 x 8 pan because they fell apart in a 9 X 13. When I froze them they stuck together better.  Bake longer if putting in 8 x 8 pan but keep an eye on them.

1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup honey
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
3 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1/3 cup brown sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

beat peanut butter, honey, egg and vanilla until blended.  Combine oats, sugar and salt.  Add to peanut mixture and mix well.  Stir in chips.  Transfer to baking dish coated with cooking spray.  Bake at 350 for 12 - 15 minutes until set and edges are slightly brown.  Cool on wire rack and cut into bars.

Fiction books that have a cooking theme

Affairs of Steak
Angelina's Bachelors
Crunch Time
The Kitchen Daughter
Julia's Child

Monday, June 1, 2015

Grilled Cherry Flatbread

1 lb purchased pizza dough
2 Tb olive oil
3 oz thinly sliced prosciutto, cut into strips
3 cups fresh sweet cherries, pitted
1 Tb snipped fresh rosemary
4 oz mixed baby greens
6 oz smoked gouda cheese, shredded (1 1/2 cups)

divide dough in half.  Roll each half to a 10 inch circle.  Brish with 1 Tb of the oil. Set aside

In a 12 in ch cast iron skillet heat remaining oil on the rack of a charcoal or gas grill directly over med heat.  Add prosciutto.  Cover - cook 2 min stirring once.

Add cherries and rosemary.  cover and cook 2 min more or until softened stirring once.  Remove from heat and stir in greens.

Place pizza dough directly on grill rack.  Cover; grill 2 min.  turn dough over; grill 2 min more.  Top with cheese, then cherry mixture.  Grill covered 1 - 2 min more or until cheese melts and crust is crisp.  Makes 8 servings

7 pts per serving

BHAG June 2015

Grilled Fruit Couscous Salad

2 fresh plums, pitted and halved
2 fresh nectarines, pitted and halved
1/4 c olive oil
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 cup couscous
2 green onions, thinly sliced
3 Tb lime juice
1 Tb honey
2 tsp snipped fresh cilantro
1 Tb snipped fresh mint

Brush cut sides of fruit with 1 Tb olive oil.  Grilled, covered, on each of grill directly over medium heat 3 - 5 minutes or until charred.  Remove cut into wedges or chunks.

Cook couscous in broth.  Add green onions at same time as couscous.

whisk oil, juice, honey, 1/4 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper.  Add fruit, couscous, cilantro, and mint.

Makes 6 - 8 servings - each serving 7 pts (for 7 servings)

BHAG June 2015

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Comments said to add an additional 1/2 T of Cumin and maybe some chili powder.  People also said they used chicken from a rotisserie chicken instead of boiling in the soup

French Toast Bake - Pioneer Woman

Orange Popcicles