Sunday, April 13, 2014

BLT Dip


Ingredients:
1-1/2 pound bacon, cooked, drained, crumbled, and divided
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded) or to taste
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or to taste)
1 tablespoons mustard
2 cups chopped seeded tomatoes
1-1/2 cup shredded Iceberg lettuce
pepper an salt to taste
Toasted bread rounds, crackers, or pita chips.
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350˚. Spray a 11⁄2-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Set aside 3/4 cup crumbled bacon.

In a large bowl, combine remaining bacon, cream cheese, shredded cheeses, sour cream, mayonnaise, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and mustard. Spoon mixture into prepared baking dish. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle chopped tomatoes, remaining 3/4 cup crumbled bacon and lettuce over hot dip. Serve immediately with toasted bread rounds, crackers, or pita chips..

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Guilt Free Brownies

Ingredients:
1/2 Cup applesauce
2 small to medium bananas mashed
1 1/2 Cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 Cup cocoa powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 Cup finely shredded zucchini ( I use a grater)
2 Cups all purpose flour
1/2 Cup walnut pieces
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour an 9 x 13 inch baking pan. In a large bowl, mix together the applesauce, mashed bananas and sugar. Add vanilla and cocoa and mix together. Then add baking soda, salt and zucchini and mix together. Add flour and walnuts and mix together. Spread evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 25mins until brownies spring back when gently touched

CITRUS FAT FLUSH WATER

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I used the following>
1 grapefruit - can sub with Lemon or Lime
1 tangerine - can sub with Orange
1/2 of Large Cucumber
1 Medium Mango - Great Fat Burner!
4 sprigs mint leaves
I washed, peeled and sliced up the fruit in thin slices. Drop mint leaves in and fill the gallon jug with water! Let it sit for a little bit and then l enjoy! Keep Refrigerated and when finished refill with water and drink another jug!
I peeled most of the fruit! You do not have to peel your fruit! I did to take some of the bitterness away.

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1 grapefruit - can sub with Lemon or Lime
1 tangerine - can sub with Orange
1/2 of Large Cucumber
1 Medium Mango - Great Fat Burner!...
4 sprigs mint leaves
  wash, peel and slice the fruit in thin slices. Drop mint leaves in and fill the gallon jug with water! Let it sit for a little bit and then enjoy! Keep Refrigerated and when finished refill with water and drink another jug!

The fruit does not need peeled if washed well.   prettier with peels left in tact.

Grapoccoli Salad


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MMmmmm, my favorite kind of salad!!! Bring to your next outing and watch it disappear!!!

2 cups chopped broccoli bits
1 cup cauliflower bits
2 cups chopped red grapes
1/2 package bacon, fried and broken into pieces
3/4 cup mayonnaise or greek yogurt
1/4 tsp salt
Mix everything in a bowl, chill for an hour before serving.
ENJOY!!!!!!

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2 cups chopped broccoli bits
1 cup cauliflower bits...
2 cups chopped red grapes
1/2 package bacon, fried and broken into pieces
3/4 cup mayonnaise or greek yogurt
1/4 tsp salt
Mix everything in a bowl, chill for an hour before serving.

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Amish Broccoli Salad...

Amish Broccoli Salad... This is to die for...

1 head broccoli, chopped
1 head cauliflower, chopped
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound bacon, fried and crumbled
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

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1 head broccoli, chopped
1 head cauliflower, chopped
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 pound bacon, fried and crumbled
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Monday, April 7, 2014

Walking Tacos

Walking Tacos 

makes 4 servings

1 pound lean ground beef
1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix 
4 (2.5 ounce) packages corn chips 
2 cups shredded lettuce 
1 chopped fresh tomato 
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 
1/3 cup salsa 
1/2 cup sour cream 

Directions

1.Place ground beef in a large skillet. Cook and stir over medium heat until browned. Drain excess oil. Mix in the taco seasoning and prepare according to the directions on the package.

2.With the bags unopened, gently crush the corn chips. Snip the corners off the bags using scissors and slit open the bags along the side edge. Spoon equal amounts of the beef mixture, lettuce, tomato, Cheddar cheese, salsa and sour cream into the bags on top of the crushed chips. Serve in the bag and eat using a fork.
makes 4 servings
1 pound lean ground beef
1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
4 (2.5 ounce) packages corn chips
2 cups shredded lettuce
1 chopped fresh tomato
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/3 cup salsa
1/2 cup sour cream

Directions
1.Place ground beef in a large skillet. Cook and stir over medium heat until browned. Drain excess oil. Mix in the taco seasoning and prepare according to the directions on the package.
2.With the bags unopened, gently crush the corn chips. Snip the corners off the bags using scissors and slit open the bags along the side edge. Spoon equal amounts of the beef mixture, lettuce, tomato, Cheddar cheese, salsa and sour cream into the bags on top of the crushed chips. Serve in the bag and eat using a fork.

Simple Gazpacho Soup Recipe:


Simple Gazpacho Soup Recipe:

Ingredients:
1 cucumber, sliced into chunks
4 large ripe tomatoes
1/2 bell pepper, any color
2 cloves garlic
1 celery rib, chopped
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 sweet onion, quartered
3 tbsp red wine or balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
dash black pepper
1 tsp chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp chopped fresh basil
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

Preparation:
Simply combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor, except the fresh herbs and process until smooth. Stir in the herbs, refrigerate until cool and serve with bread.
this Simple soup is said to be very good at reducing high blood pressure.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Humming Bird Cake

Hummingbird Cake
Ingredients:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 eggs- lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups oil
  • 1 (8 ounce can) crushed pineapple -do not drain
  • 2 cups bananas, mashed or about 3 – 4 large bananas
  • 1 cups pecans or almonds/ walnuts chopped
(it is supposed to be pecans but sometimes I change it up a bit)
  1. Combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, cinnamon.
  2. Mix together with whisk. Add eggs, vanilla extract, oil, pineapple, bananas and pecans(or nuts of choice) and mix until all ingredients are moistened
  3. Spray 3 (9 inch) round cake pans or one 9 x 13 inch pan. Cook in preheated 350 degree oven 30 to 35 minutes until cake is done in center. Then Frost with cream cheese frosting or any favorite frosting you may have!
Pecan Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 pound box (about 3 2/3 cups) confectioners (powdered or icing) sugar, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
If you are looking for the perfect cake recipe, here it is!!  Besides being unbelieveabley delicious, it’s super easy to make – literally just dump and stir the ingredients for the cake.  Only the frosting requires a mixer, if you make it homemadeHummingbird Cake is such a lovely name for a cake. Although I do not know how it got its name, it does seem that it may have something to do with how sugary rich this cake is maybe? just like the nectar that Hummingbirds love to feed on.
This cake is similar to a carrot cake, especially when filled and frosted with the ever popular cream cheese icing.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Spanish Rice

  
Serves: 6-8  
Ingredients:   ½ cup onion, finely chopped
½ cup green bell pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
 1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon of chili powder
1 (28-ounce) can tomatoes
 ¾ cup uncooked long grain rice
1 (4-ounce) can diced green chili peppers
1 cup water
¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon black pepper
 1 tablespoon hot sauce (optional) 
Directions:  
1. Add onion, bell pepper, garlic and olive oil to large pan and cook on High (425°F) for 2-3 minutes. 2. Add chili powder and cook for 1 minute.
 3. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to boil on Max/Sear.
 4. Once boiling, reduce heat to Medium-Low (175°F) and cover pan.
 5. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until rice is tender and most liquid is absorbed.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Ranch Mac and Cheese

Main DishRanch Mac 'n' Cheese

  • ½ cup unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Light with Sour Cream Dressing
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 3 cups gemelli pasta
  • 3 cups grated Asiago cheese

Directions

Main Dish

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Rinse and drain.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk evaporated milk, dressing and eggs together until smooth. Fold in the cheese. Add the cooked pasta and mix well. Spoon pasta mixture into an oiled 1½-quart casserole. In a bowl, combine bread crumbs and melted butter. Sprinkle on top of pasta. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the top is nicely browned and heated through.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Cranberry Walnut Relish

Almost-Famous Cranberry Walnut Relish
    Ingredients
  • 1 orange
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries (about 8 ounces)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnut pieces
Directions
Finely grate the zest of half of the orange into a medium saucepan, then squeeze in all of the juice. Add the cranberries, sugar and walnuts and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture thickens and the cranberries start to pop, about 10 minutes. Let cool.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Banana Bread, no oil, no sugar

You've GOT to try this banana bread recipe! It uses honey and applesauce instead of sugar and oil. Make sure to SHARE so it's saved to your personal page. 

 Ingredients

 2 cups whole wheat flour
 1 teaspoon baking soda
 1/4 teaspoon salt
 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
 3/4 cup honey
 2 eggs, beaten
 3 mashed overripe bananas

 Directions

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together applesauce and honey. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

 Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack. 

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  Ingredients
  2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
3/4 cup honey
2 eggs, beaten
3 mashed overripe bananas

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, mix together applesauce and honey. Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.