Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Sliced Baked Potatoes with Herbs and Cheese

This recipes is wonderful either you choose to serve it as a side dish or if you like to have a no-meat dinner you can serve it the main dish. The combination is a classic one but in the same time a winning one because it is so full of flavors: sliced potatoes covered with melted butter, fresh herbs and grated Parmesan cheese. I know your taste buds will be more then happy after tasting this dish.
Ingredients
  • 4 large baking potatoes
  • 1/4 cup melted butter (plan on 1 Tbs per potato)
  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 2-3 Tbs chopped fresh herbs (or 2-3 tsp dried):
  • try basil, thyme, oregano, chives, or Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan (other cheeses would be good as well)
Instructions
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The Best Fruit Salad

There's a large party to go to in an hour, and i've been tasked with preparing a healthy(er) dish to eat. I've never used powdered sugar on a fruit salad before, so here we go! This came out exactly like I wanted…quick & easy. Enjoy!
Ingredients
  • 1 fresh ripe pineapple
  • 1 fresh ripe cantaloupe
  • 4 fresh ripe mangoes
  • 2 pounds of fresh strawberries
  • 4 cups of seedless green grapes
  • 1 1/2 cups of fresh blueberries
  • 3 to 5 cups powdered sugar 
Instructions:
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Easy Shrimp Alfredo

Ingredients
  • 1 bag of frozen shrimp, thawed and tails removed
  • 2 jars Classico (I use Four Cheese Flavor) Alfredo Sauce
  • Spoonful of minced garlic from jar
  • 1/2 tea. dried oregano
  • Dried parsley
  • Grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb. of spaghetti, boiled and drained
Instructions
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No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake

This No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake is heavenly. It’s seriously no bake. The “cake” is really graham crackers that have gotten soft thanks to the whipped topping and strawberries. It takes minutes to put together, but the willpower comes in having to wait four hours for the graham crackers to soften. As soon as the timer went off, I ate one piece…and then I immediately ate another.
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries, washed
  • 3 1/4 cups whipping cream, divided
  • 1/3 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosewater (optional)
  • 4 sleeves (about 19 ounces, or 24 to 28 whole crackers) graham crackers
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped
Instructions
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Flourless Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thick, chewy peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies made without butter or flour. Delicious!
Ingredients:
  • 2/3 cups Rolled Oats (gluten-free If Desired)
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 cup Old-fashioned Peanut Butter (I Used Skippy Creamy)
  • 2/3 cups Dark Brown Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1-½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2/3 cups Chocolate Chips
Instructions:
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Super Easy Mini Cherry Cheesecake Bites

Super Easy Mini Cherry Cheesecake Bites Recipe.These easy mini cherry cheesecake treats are so delicious and so simple to make!
Ingredients
Cheesecake Filling:
  • 2 packages (8 ounces)  cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 can cherry pie filling or topping
Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 Tbsp butter or margarine
  • 6 Tbsp sugar
Instructions
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Creamy Sausage and Spinach Pasta Skillet

Creamy spinach and sausage pasta.It’s simple, fast and creamy.
Ingredients
  • 6 oz. smoked sausage
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes w/chiles
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 8 oz. pasta
  • 3 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded monterrey jack
  • 1 whole green onion
Instructions
  1. Thinly slice the smoked sausage and add it to a large skillet with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Saute the sausage over medium heat until it is nicely browned (about 5-7 minutes). Drain off the excess fat.
  2. Dice the onion and add it to the skillet. Continue to saute until the onion has softened (about 5 minutes). Add the can of diced tomatoes with chiles and the chicken broth. Stir to combine and dissolve any browned bits off of the bottom of the skillet.
  3. Add the uncooked pasta to the skillet and make sure it is all submerged under the liquid. Place a lid on the skillet and allow the mixture to come up to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, turn the heat down to low and let it simmer for about ten minutes, or until the pasta is tender. Stir once or twice while the pasta cooks to keep it from sticking.
  4. Stir in the fresh spinach, one cup at a time, until wilted. If you add it all at once, the skillet will be too full to stir. Keep the heat on while adding the spinach, so the liquid will continue to simmer and thicken.
  5. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top, replace the lid, and let it sit for a few minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Slice the green onions and sprinkle them over top. Serve hot!

Mini Pumpkin Pies in a Muffin Tin

Mini Pumpkin Pies in a Muffin Tin. They make for perfect individual portions. These would be a great way to prepare your pie for dessert
Ingredients
Makes 12 mini pumpkin pies
  • pumpkin pie filling for one 9-inch pie
  • 2 9-inch pie crust doughs
  • bowl or round cookie cutter 4 inches in diameter
  • muffin tin
  • whipped cream
Instructions
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Twix Caramel Brownies

Twix Caramel Brownies. This is a sugar bomb! If you are looking for a simple and fun way to jazz up the traditional brownie, try this Twix Caramel Brownie recipe.
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped Twix candy bars
  • 1/3 cup caramel ice cream topping
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9 x 13 pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Place butter in medium saucepan on the stove. Heat over medium heat until butter is melted. Remove from heat and stir in sugar and vanilla extract. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with spoon after each addition. Add cocoa; stir until well blended. Add flour, baking powder and salt; stir until combined. Stir in Twix candy bar chunks. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  3. Drizzle caramel evenly over the brownies. Using a toothpick, swirl caramel into brownies. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Cool brownies completely in pan on a wire rack. Once cool, cut into squares and serve.