Tuesday, March 14, 2017

BBQ Chicken Pineapple Pizza

Makes 1 medium pizza

Ingredients:
2 - boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 - cup chopped red onion
3/4  - cup chunk pineapple
pinch - crushed red pepper flakes
BBQ sauce * I  like  Sweet Baby Rays  Hickory/ Brown Sugar
Pizza crust  * I like the Jiffy brand boxed pizza crust mix
8  ounces shredded pizza cheese  

Directions:
Grill or bake the 2 chicken breasts and dice and set aside. You  can use fresh or canned pineapple as long as it is cut into  chunks, drain the juice and dice  half a red onion and set  them aside.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Make pizza dough according to the directions. Once the pizza dough is  shaped start with a half cup of BBQ sauce and spread it like pizza  sauce, you can add as much as  you like.  Add the chicken chunks and pineapple, then add the diced red onion and  the pepper flakes and finish with  the cheese.
Bake for about 15-20 min. or  until the crust turns golden.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Irish Roasted Honey Glazed Root Vegetables


These honey roasted veggies are so amazing and so sweet.

Ingredients:

3 med. size turnips thick sliced
5 carrots peeled and sliced
2 large parsnips peeled and sliced
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
 3 tbsp. honey

Directions:  

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Peel and cut the  parsnips  and carrots  into 1 inch slices, and slice the turnips into 1/2 inch inch slices .
In a med. bowl mix the salt, pepper, olive oil and honey and whisk together, toss in the parsnips, carrots and turnips and  mix till coated.  Spread  the vegetables on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake for about 30 min.  and then with a spatula flip them over so they will brown on the other side for about another 15 min.until they start turning a golden brown and are tender with a fork.  Remove  and place on a platter (optional you  can sprinkle with dried parsley flakes) and serve  hot.  Serves  4

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Cranberry Almond Pound Cake


Ingredients: 

2 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. + 2 T. unsalted butter
3 t. almond extract
6 eggs
1 c. sour cream 
1/4 c. water
3 c. self  rising flour
2 c. dried cranberries

1/2 cup almond slices

Directions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees and butter and flour 2 loaf pans

Mix sugar, butter and almond extract. Add eggs and sour cream, mix well. Mix in water. Add flour and mix well. Fold in cranberries, almond slices.   Pour the batter into both buttered pans and bake both at 325 for 1 hour or more. Test with a toothpick. Rest for a few minutes in the pan before inverting and cooling on rack

For Frosting:
1/4 cup butter softened
4 oz.cream cheese softened
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar (or more to make it thick enough to spread on top of the cake)
1/4 cup dried cranberries

1/4 cup almond slices

Friday, December 16, 2016

Cranberry Feta Pinwheels

Serving size 12-15
A new  Holiday twist on the favorite pinwheel recipe.

Ingredients:
¾ cup dried  cranberries
1 (8 oz)softened package cream cheese
6 oz. crumbled feta cheese
1⁄4 cup finely chopped green onion
3 large  flour  spinach tortillas
Instructions:
Combine all ingredients except tortillas, mix well.
Divide and spread mixture evenly on the tortillas.
Roll up tightly, wrap in plastic and refrigerate at least one hour.
Then cut into  slices.


Friday, October 14, 2016

Turkey Sausage Patties



 Ingredients:
1 lb. ground turkey 
2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon ginger powder
1 teaspoon rubbed sage
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, minced
1 teaspoon  salt 
1/2 teaspoon black pepper 
1-2 tablespoons coconut oil 

Options below: Fresh  or frozen

Directions :

 - In a medium bowl, combine and mix together turkey,  garlic, ginger, sage, rosemary, salt and pepper.

- Shape mixture into small patties by rolling them into a ball in the palm of your hand and then flattening them. The mixture should make about 10  med. sized patties.

- Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a large skillet. Add enough patties, so they are not crowded in the pan. You will have to cook these in two batches.

- Cook them for 4-5 minutes on the first side, until lightly browned and the patty lifts from the pan easily. Flip and cook them on the second side for 2 to 3 minutes, or until they are browned on both sides. Move cooked patties to a plate and set aside.

- Option notes* For making fresh patties, add one  finely diced  Granny Smith Apple with the peeling to the mixture. And Fry according to the recipe.

For Frozen Patties:  Place  the uncooked patties in a freezer container and put wax  paper in between layers and freeze, to thaw,  place in the refrigerator overnight. Then fry according to the recipe.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Southwest Stuffed Avocado


Ingredients
4 avocados, halved and pitted
3 (4.5 oz) cans tuna, drained
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 jalapeno, minced
2 tablespoon of Cilantro
1 lime, juiced
salt and pepper
1. Scoop out some of the avocado from the pitted area to widen the "bowl" area. Place the scooped avocado into a medium-size mixing bowl. Mash it with a fork.
2. Add the tuna, bell pepper, jalapeno, and cilantro to the mixing bowl. Pour lime juice over. Stir it all together until everything is well mixed.
3. Scoop the tuna into the avocado bowls. Season with salt and pepper.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Best Green Bean Casserole

A healthier version of this classic  casserole and it tastes better, no more can beans and soup!

Ingredients:

2 -  pounds of fresh   French style  Green beans  from the produce  section

3 - cups Homemade Cream of Mushroom  soup. * recipe below

2.8 - ounces of French`s Fried Onions

pepper to taste


Directions:

* Cream of  Mushroom soup 


Ingredients :
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup of finely minced onion
  • 1/4 cup of finely minced celery
  • 12 ounces of  fresh button  mushrooms cleaned and  chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup of all purpose flour
  • 3 cups of chicken broth
  • 1 cup half and half
Directions :

Melt the butter in a large skillet and saute the onion and celery over medium heat until tender but not browned. Stir in the chopped mushrooms and salt; cook and stir about 2-3 minutes. Stir in the flour a little at a time until fully incorporated, about 4 minutes, stirring constantly. Increase heat to medium high and slowly add the broth a little at a time, until fully incorporated. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Slowly stir in half and half. And set  aside

Next...Steam the green beans till  slightly tender, don`t over cook and drain.

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees

In a  large bowl measure out 3 cups of soup and place in the  bowl, add pepper and the  beans  and mix. Place in a 9 x 13 baking dish and top with  the fried onions and bake  for 30 min. or until  bubbly.   

* Extra soup can  be frozen, after it is frozen and you want to use use, thaw it at room temperature, then place in a  sauce  pan on low- med heat and stir often.