Saturday, October 26, 2013

Spinach & Artichoke Wonderpot

Spinach & Artichoke Wonderpot - use any veggies and add chicken: simple one step pasta dish where the pasta and all the ingredients cook together in a flavorful broth. As the broth cooks down and gets absorbed by the pasta, it creates a thick, starchy, super flavorful sauce

  • 8 oz. mushrooms
  • 1 (14 oz.) can artichoke hearts
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 12 oz. fettuccine
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried thyme
  • freshly cracked pepper (15-20 cranks)
  • 4 oz. frozen cut spinach

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Sesame Chicken

Replace your favorite fattening take out sesame chicken with this delicious and healthy sesame chicken for only 5 weight watchers points plus and under 200 calories.

  • 4 chicken tenderloins, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • sesame seeds, to taste
  • 1 package microwaveable brown rice

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BLT Pasta Salad

This has been in my recipe box forever so I'm not sure where it came from. This is light so a good pick for those hot days when you just don't feel like eating much.

  • 1 box Dreamfields Rotini
  • Vinaigrette
  • 1/2 pound bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped herbs (basil, parsley, dill, chives, and oregano)
  • 1 cup butter lettuce, torn
  • Vinaigrette:
  • 1-2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • generous pinch of sea salt and black pepper
  • 1/2 cup raw apple cider vinegar
  • scant 1 1/2 cups extra virgin olive oil

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Sour Cream Chicken

For those nights when you just don’t know what to make or are dealing with picky dinner guests or just don’t feel like spending hours in the kitchen…this is the perfect recipe.

  • 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons Borsari salt (or 2 teaspoons salt and 1 teaspoon pepper)
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped chives
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1/2 cup panko crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

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Peanut Butter Candies

These creamy, soft, and pillowy candies are super sweet and delicious. Perfect for any peanut butter fan. I have brought these to potlucks with great success and have made them for last minute company. These are a candy you do not see too often, I never see it, so it is great for Christmas Cookie Platters for your dessert table. But have the recipe ready to share!
  • 1-lb box Confectioners sugar
  • 6 Tb unsalted butter room temperature
  • 7 tsp milk whole
  • peanut butter for spreading
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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Hot Caprese Dip

I am finding more and more that I have people sitting around waiting for dinner to be ready. It makes me uncomfortable when there are hungry mouths to feed and it is an hour from dinner time. Time to amp up my appetizer game. This dip is fast, easy and only 4 ingredients that are naturally gluten free. It is a great dip to bring to a party too!

  • 10 ounces fresh mozzarella
  • 3 small roma tomatoes, seeded and juiced
  • 3 tablespoons fresh basil 

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Rustic Chocolate Raspberry Almond Valentine Cake

Rustic Chocolate Raspberry Almond Valentine Cake (Fresh Raspberry Buttercream recipe & Almond Milk Chocolate Ganache recipe combined with Martha Stewart's One Bowl Chocolate Cake recipe and Martha Stewart's Dark Chocolate Frosting Recipe!....okay, it seems like a LOT, but look at the result!)
Jordan Almond Milk Chocolate Ganache

  • 9 ounces good quality, chopped milk chocolate
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon Framboise (optional)
  • 2/3 cup Oh Nuts whole Jordan Almonds, preferably in Valentine colors (red, white and pink), smashed to bits in a ziplock using a mallet

Fresh Raspberry Buttercream

  • Adapted from Making Life Delicious
  • 24 ounces fresh raspberries
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • big pinch of kosher salt
  • 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar

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Baked Tacos


  • 4 to 6 chicken breasts
  • 1/2 packet taco seasoning
  • 1 pouch Frontera Fajita Skillet Sauce
  • 1 can diced green chiles
  • Stand and Stuff taco shells
  • shredded cheese
  • diced red onion
  • salsa
  • sour cream
  • gaucamolecilantroshredded lettuce

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Exploding Star Cookie Stackers

Exploding Star Cookie Stackers ~ Each red, white and blue stack of Exploding Star Cookie Stackers is filled with Pop Rocks and has a black licorice fuse. Take a bite and feel the explosion in your mouth.
lined parchment paper baking sheets (that fit in your freezer)
round 5/8 inch fondant cutter
star 2 inch cookie cutter
rolling pin
10 (1 inch) pieces black string licorice
5 (0.33) ounce packages Pop Rocks Candies
paste optional, white or get food coloring
paste red and blue or gel food coloring
1 large egg
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon flour, plus more to dust cutting board
1 pouch Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
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Cinnamon Toast Crunch Dessert Lasagna


  • 2 (8 ounce) containers frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, plus more for topping
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1 1/2 cups Reese's Puffs or Cocoa Puffs cereal
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Lemony Cucumber Couscous Salad

Lemony Cucumber Couscous Salad: really refreshing! Awesome salad to make for a summer gathering

  • 1½ to 2 cups Israeli couscous
  • 2 medium cucumbers
  • ¼ bunch parsley
  • 1 medium lemon
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • 3 oz. crumbled feta cheese

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sweet potato biscuits

These biscuits are like little bites of southern heaven.  They are not to difficult to make and they are a perfect addition to Thanksgiving Dinner.  I will definitely be making them this year, and if there are any left overs we will have them with slices of ham, for breakfast the following day.

  • 1 medium (1 lb.) sweet potato
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 2-2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 8 Tbsp (1 stick) butter, frozen

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Eggnog Tres Leches Cake

Three sweet and splendid leches are combined together in this rich-yet-refreshing cake.

  • 1 (15 ounce) Betty Crocker White Cake Mix
  • 4  eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup eggnog
  • 5 ounces evaporated milk
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1  English cucumber (for garnish)
  • 30  fresh cranberries (for garnish)

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Rainbow Pinwheel Cookies

The super easy method behind these cookies takes your sugar cookie game to a whole new level!

  • 1 bag (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker® Sugar Cookie Mix, mixed per package directions
  • Liquid food coloring, as desired
  • Rainbow sprinkles, if desired

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Dark Chocolate Cherry Thumbprints

With a powdered sugar coating and a yummy chocolate filling, these cookies are always a cookie-plate fave!

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened but not melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp milk (so mixture can be easily rolled into balls)
  • 1-1/2 cups Gold Medal flour
  • powdered sugar (to coat cooled cookies)
  • 1/2 cup DARK chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp shortening
  • 2 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 tsp cherry juice (from Maraschino cherry jar)
  • 30 maraschino cherries (stems removed and well drained)

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Spicy Garlic Chicken Wings + The Best Blue Cheese Dip

Spicy Garlic Chicken Wings + The Best Blue Cheese Dip - Spicy wings that will set your mouth on fire... good thing there's the best blue cheese dip to dunk them it... that'll help cool down the flames!

  • 1/2 cup {heaping} Blue Cheese Crumbles
  • 6 tablespoons Greek Yogurt {or Sour Cream}
  • 4 tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons White Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • A couple splashes of Worcestershire Sauce
  • Kosher Salt & Black Pepper to taste


  • 4-5 pounds Chicken Wings, broken down into wingettes and drumettes
  • Light Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 2 teaspoons Water
  • 2 teaspoons Cornstarch

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