Saturday, September 24, 2011
Enjoy the beginning of Fall with this colorful, fun pasta dish that is packed with flavor
This week’s recipe comes from my mom’s recipe box and is a great dish in the spring, summer, fall, or winter. As seasons change it is nice to have a few things remain consistent. With bright beautiful veggies, fun bowtie pasta, and enough flavor to satisfy any critic, this recipe is as good to eat as it looks. Enjoy the simple, yet perfectly constructed flavors of Chicken Pesto Pasta this week. Be sure to make extras for left overs! Ingredients: 1 Box Bowtie Pasta 3 Breasts Chicken, cooked and sliced (or equal equivalent) 1 lb Broccoli 1 Bag Frozen Chopped Spinach 1 Container Cherry Tomatoes 1 ½ Containers Pesto (Choose your favorite!) Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese to Taste Materials: 1 Large Pot 1 Knife 1 Stainer 1 Large Mixing Spoon …
Monday, September 12, 2011
Grandma gives the American Hamburger Tradition a new form.
Another Grandma specialty comes your way this week! This was a weekly dinner request growing up. Hamburger cups are the perfect fun meal: no grill is required, there are basically three ingredients, you can eat them with your hands, and everyone loves them. With the summer coming to an end, the American hamburger tradition just takes a new form. Enjoy hamburger cups all year round with this super easy recipe. Ingredients: Materials: Directions:
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Embrace the summer flavors one last time with this flavor packed cookie
The summer citrus zest meets Thanksgiving’s favorite fruit in this flavor packed cookie. This home-style cookie is great for football tailgates, half-time snacks, or even a special treat after a warm day, this cookie has comforting flavors that makes everyone smile. Enjoy the cookie as is, or add a special something to it with the orange glaze to drive home the citrus undertones with a luxury look. Ingredients: Glaze: Materials: Directions:
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Wow your guests with this half-time snack that gives an extra kick to finish out the game.
This favorite appetizer is usually only found at restaurant or in bar menus. Get ready to wow your family, friends, and even yourself as you serve up a healthier version of this fried dish. With football season starting up, use this recipe as your halftime surprise. There are a lot of pictures this week to show you how easy the recipe is to replicate in your own home. Easily make this dish fat free by eliminating the Parmesan cheese and substituting fat free cream cheese and cheddar cheese for their full fat counterparts. With all the help you need right here, this snack is less than an hour from start to finish. Have fun and enjoy! Ingredients: Materials: Directions: Enjoy!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Use up all those trail mix ingredients, with this easily transported breakfast, snack, or dessert.
Going off last weeks theme of Trail Mix ingredients, this delicious snack will use up all those left over “mix-ins” you may have from “Hit the Trail Banana Bread.” Breakfast on the go never tasted so good. Snacks were never easier to transport. Dessert was never this healthy. You get it all with this oatmeal packed ball of goodness. Ingredients: Materials Directions: Enjoy!
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Add a little Spanish flavor to your eggs this week
Eggs are a great source of protein and perfect for anytime of the day. This quick cooking protein is nutrient dense and has a good combination of fats and protein to keep you full well after your meal. This week we spiced up our eggs for the makings of a breakfast taco that looks as good as it tastes. Packed with flavor, this recipe provides a morning kick, lunch time fiesta, or fresh dinner in under 15 minutes. Ingredients: 4 Small Corn Tortillas 4 Eggs 1 Can Black Beans, drained 1 Cup of your favorite Salsa 1 Clove garlic, crushed/minced ¼ Cup Red Onion, diced 2 Limes (1 for garnish) 2 Tbsp oil ¼ Cup Crumbled Feta Salt & Pepper to taste Optional: 1 Avocado Materials: Strainer Small Saucepan Skillet Wooden Spoon Spatula 1 Paper Towel …
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Fresh fruit and granola come together this week for the making of a baked parfait.
Summer is filled with a variety of delicious fruit. After having more ripe fruit than I could eat, I decided to make a breakfast tart. This tart is super easy and great at any time of the day. The natural sweetness in the fruit makes it absolutely delicious. Use any fruit combination you would like (or have ripe at your house) and enjoy this great breakfast. Serve it with yogurt and you have a baked parfait that is good enough to be a dessert. Ingredients: 4 Plums 4 Pears 1 Peach, pealed 1 cup Granola (I used Quaker, but choose your favorite!) Dash of cinammon 2 Tbsp water (or use juice for a little natural sweetness) Optional: 1 Tbsp Sugar (white or brown) Materials: Baking Pan Knife Directions: Serve with traditional or Greek yogurt …
Saturday, July 2, 2011
The perfect way to jazz up your traditional July 4th BBQ.
This July Fourth Barbecue serve up a slightly different entree with these Ginger Soy Salmon Burgers. Wow your health conscience guests with an alternative to the standard burger or get creative and easily tweak the recipe for an appetizer of sliders. As always, the dish is easy, delicious, and adaptable to your taste-buds. So have fun and enjoy the Holiday. Speaking of Holiday, this week we added a second recipe for a special ending to your celebration. It just wasn’t Independence Day around our house without a traditional American Flag Cookie. Easy to make and fun to eat, this bonus recipe is great for all ages. If you have kids or grandkids, they love to help! May you have a safe weekend with lots of smiles, memories, and fireworks! …
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Your Independence Day burger has met its compliment with this easy, seasonal salad.
Every Summer BBQ and potluck growing up my mom would make this great Summer Strawberry Salad. Spinach, Strawberries, Jicama and a light, fresh dressing come together to make this fresh salad perfect for summer. Have fun sharing this easy salad this summer. With a slight sweetness to the dressing and delicious seasonal ingredients that provide flavor with a crunch, this salad will please all audiences. Ingredients: Dressing ½ - ⅓ cup vegetable oil ¼ cup cider vinegar ⅓ cup sugar 2 Tbsp sesame seeds 1 Tbsp poppy seeds 2 scallions chopped ¼ tsp Worcestershire sauce ¼ tsp paprika Optional: splash of balsamic vinegar Salad 2 bunches spinach (washed) or 1 large bag spinach leaves 4 cups Strawberries 1 cup Jicama Materials: 1 Large Salad Bowl …
Saturday, June 4, 2011
A delicious snack or gourmet topper to some of your favorite traditional recipes
Salads, trail mix, oatmeal, ice cream, or french toast will never be the same with this week’s recipe topper. Cinnamon walnuts can be a great gourmet touch to any dish, or a delicious snack on the run. Feel free to cater this recipe to your nut or spice of choice. Enjoy getting creative and eating every bite of these tasty morsels. Ingredients: 4 cups walnut pieces 1 ½ cups water ½ cup sugar ½ cup brown sugar 2 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp ground ginger ½ tsp cardamom 1 tbsp all spice 1 tbsp vanilla Materials: Sauce pan Baking pan Small bowl Parchment paper Wooden spoon Directions: Enjoy.