Sunday, November 1, 2009

Pink Sauced Beets

2 - 14 oz. cans Sliced Beets (or 3 cups cooked beets)
1/2 C. Light Sour Cream
1 Green Onion, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp. Granulated Sugar
1 Tbsp. White Vinegar
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/8 tsp. Pepper
1/2 tsp. Prepared Horseradish
1/2 C. Chopped Walnuts

Combine first 8 ingredients in large saucepan. 
Heat, stirring occasionally, unitl heated through.
Turn into serving bowl.
Sprinkle with walnuts.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Salmon, Quinoa & Asparagus

One of our favorite dinners!
BBQ'd Salmon, Quinoa, and Grilled or Baked Asparagus

My recipe for Quinoa (pronounced Keen-Wah) is:

1 C. Veggie Broth
1C. Water
1 C. quinoa

Put all three in a saucepan, on high until it boils.  Then turn down to about 3 or 4, put a lid on and let cook for 10-12 minutes.  Fluff with fork and serve!  Mmmm...Mmmm....Mmmm...

I do not like mushy asparagus!  Ewww!  My favorite way to prepare Asparagus is in the oven.
I cover a cookie sheet with tin foil for easier clean-up.  Spray with Olive Oil.  Lay your asaparagus spears down.  Spray them with more Olive Oil.  Sprinkle with Salt.  Bake at about 350 degrees until you can poke with a fork.  Not a second longer! :)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Enchilada Casserole

This was so delicious!!! And SUPER EASY, too!

1 pound lean ground beef
1 md yellow onion, chopped
2 cups salsa
15-oz can black beans, rinsed & drained
1/4 C. Italian dressing
2 TBSP Taco Seasoning
1/4 tsp. Cumin (I omitted)
Six 8" flour tortillas
1 C. sour cream
1 C. shredded cheese
I topped it with black olives, instead of:
If you want to dress it up before serving, add the following:
1 C. shredded lettuce
1 md. tomato, chopped
1/4 C. minced fresh cilantro

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 3 quart baking dish with cooking spray.
In a large skillet over medium, saute the beef and onion until the meat is no longer pink.
Drain the meat, then stir in the salsa, beans, salad dressing, taco seasoning, and cumin.
Arrange 3 tortillas in the prepared baking dish. spread half the meat mixture over the tortillas, then top with half each of the sour cream and shredded cheese.
Repeat layers.

Cover and bake for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes, or until heated through. Let stand for 5 minutes before topping with lettuce, tomato, and cilantro.

This recipe is from the March 2009 issue of Taste of Home Healthy Cooking magazine.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Veggie Fajitas

Here's our take on Veggie Fajitas.

To get them done quicker, steam your veggies until they can be poked with a fork, then throw them into the saute' pan.

Olive Oil

Wrap tortillas (Hubby can only eat corn...but flour will hold more stuff!) in aluminum foil and put in a 250 degree oven. No need to preheat.
Let them warm up while you:

Saute' onions and garlic in olive oil. Add other veggies, saute for a few minutes until starting to brown. Add salsa and seasonings of your choice. (I used Extra Spicy Mrs. Dash, a little Chili Powder, salt and pepper.)


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Savory Plum Salad

This was a delicious salad!
I found the recipe on the Better Homes and Gardens website.
They are one of my favorites for finding new recipes!
1 or 2 heads radicchio (about 4 cups)
1/2 of a 6-oz. bag baby spinach (4 cups)
4 plums, quartered and pitted
1/2 cup pecan halves, toasted
6 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled
2 Tbsp. raspberry vinegar
1 Tbsp. Dijon-style mustard
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

1. Cut radicchio in wedges. Place in salad bowl with spinach, plums, nuts and bacon.
2. In small bowl whisk together vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk in olive oil; drizzle on salad. Toss gently to combine. Sprinkle cheese on top. Serves 6 to 8.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Fruit Salad

I like to mix up Yoplait Vanilla Custard yogurt with a little Yoplait Lemon yogurt as the glaze for my fruit salads.  (I know a lady who uses a little marshmallow creme in hers!) 
I top it with some pecans!  Mmmmm!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cheeseburger Pie, Salad, and Cake

Last night I made a meal for our Pastor, his wife and their four small children. I made "Impossible Cheeseburger Pie" from the Bisquick box. It's so simple and delicious. You fry some hamburger, layer it in a pan, (I added a can of corn on top of the meat), cover with shredded cheddar cheese, and then pour on some prepared Bisquick and bake.


I used a deeper dish....and it didn't finish cooking in the middle! I was horrified to take out the casserole, and see the cheese burning around the edges, and the middle looked like pudding! Aaaagh! I cut the pieces from around the edges that were done, and took those to the family. The kids loved it. I guess it was alright if approved by four kids under age 8!!! Yeah!

Here is the meal:
(As the family is in the processing of moving, they asked for everything to be in disposable containers.)
I'll end with this:
I found a frosting I love!
I have NEVER liked frosting on cake. Even as a kid at birthday parties, I remember turning the cake frosting side to the plate, and just eating the cake on top. I love the buttercream frosting at Costco...and that's the only kind I'll eat as an adult.
Until now.
I found that Betty Crocker makes a Whipped Buttercream Frosting in the can.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Garden Salad

My garden salads are pretty fab! I'm almost famous for them! LOL!

Acorn Squash with Vinaigrette Dressing over Greens

I saw this made on Everyday Foods...and made it for dinner that night.
It was pretty good and I've made it about 4 times now.
I don't make the goat cheese rounds with mine...but they sound good to me!
For the recipe, go to:

Stuffed Tomatoes

I LOVE to stuff things!
Tomatoes, Zucchini, Cabbage, and Bell Peppers...just to name a few.
My hubby can't eat rice very often, so I use quinoa as my base.
I saute'
garlic, and
carrots until tender.
I add them to the quinoa with one egg,
some frozen peas,
tomato sauce,
salt, pepper,
and Garlic Mrs. Dash.
Poor some more tomato sauce on top,
and bake until heated throughout.

Sweet Stuffed Butternut Squash

Found this recipe in a wonderful cookbook called:
Cooking for the Seasons

Lentil Nut Loaf

One of my hubby's favorite meals.

Sweet Squash Bake

Jell-O soaked Angel Food Cake

Light. Delicious. Top with whipped cream.

Snickers Stuffed Cupcakes

Fill cups halfway. Place snack-size Snickers bar in each cup.
Cover with more batter. Bake as usual.
Serve with a whipped cream topping.

French Fries

Much better than any restaurant!
Bake potatoes first.
Then slice into fries.
I cover a cookie sheet with foil.
In a large bowl I toss the potatoes in some Olive Oil.
Spread out on cookie sheet.
Sprinkle on desired amount of salt.
Bake about 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
Switch to BROIL the last 3-5 minutes.
Keep watch - you don't want to burn them!

Oreo Balls

This recipe is just too easy!
1 package Oreo cookies
8 oz. cream cheese
Mush/Mash/Mix it all together until well combined.
Form into balls. (I find it use a cookie scoop)
Refrigerate until firm.
Melt white chocolate in a pan on the stovetop.
Remove from heat when melted.
Dip oreo balls into melted chocolate.
Top with Chocolate sprinkles.
Refrigerate, again, until set.

Broccoli Meringue

Thanksgiving 2008 - My Turkey & My Table

Angel Lush Cake

Bake, or buy, an Angel Food Cake.
Cut into three layers with a serrated knife.
Mix together cool whip, crushed pineapple, and [I think] cream cheese.
Spread mixture in between cake layers.
Top with cool whip and strawberries.

Tuna Salad, Rice Crackers & Chocolate Cookies

My hubby eats tuna for lunch, quite often. So, in an effort to make a meal out of it....once in a while I dress it up a little. Easy...and he loves it.