Thursday, November 10, 2016

Cheese Bites

On Tuesday, my mom and I decided to have an election "party" and we made a few appetizers.  This appetizer my mom had from Pampered Chef.  These were so delicious.  They are such a different appetizer then your typical appetizers, and were easy to make.  These are also great, because you can make them ahead.  They also pair GREAT with wine, which is always a plus.
Prep time: 45 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Serving size: 10+ people

Ingredients

  • 2 packages cream cheese, softened
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Mexican Balls
    • 2 oz. pepper jack cheese, grated
    • 1 tbsp. chipotle rub
    • 1/2 cup hemp seeds- TOPPING
  • French Balls
    • 1 oz. blue cheese crumbles
    • 1 tbsp. parsley (fresh or dried)
    • 1 tsp. honey
    • 1/2 cup chopped almonds- TOPPING

Directions

  1. Place cream cheese, mayonnaise, green onions and Worcestershire into a large bowl.  Mix until well blended.  If your cream cheese is not soft enough, place in microwave for 30 seconds.
  2. Divide the cream cheese mixture into two separate bowls.
  3. Add the ingredients for the Mexican Balls into one bowl MINUS TOPPING and mix well.
  4. Add the ingredients for the French Balls into the other bowl MINUTS TOPPING and mix well.
  5. Place the bowls into the fridge for at least 1 hour.
  6. When ready to serve place the toppings into two small bowls, and using a small scoop drop the balls and coat with toppings.
  7. Serve with crackers

Final Product


Monday, October 17, 2016

Asian Glazed Spare Ribs

My mom recently became a Pampered Chef demonstrator, and I am loving all of the products we get to test out.  The most recent product is a RockCrok, I am going to put the link below.  It seriously the coolest product we have made Mac and Cheese in it, and cooked a whole chicken IN THE MICROWAVE.  This recipe was awesome because everything was done in the pot, so there was no extra clean up.  You do not have to have the RockCrok to make this, you can use regular mixing bowls and a baking dish that will work the same.

Prep time- 20 minutes
Cook time-
Serving Size- 3-4 people
RockCrok Link- RockCrok

Ingredients

  • 6 country style pork ribs (2-3 pounds)
  • 6 green onions- chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves- pressed
  • 1/2 cup soy sauces
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2.5 tbsp chili garlic paste (I used chili garlic sauce)
  • 1/4 apple cider
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to broil setting.
  2. Broil your ribs for 3-4 minutes on each side, then place your oven to 350.
  3. In the RockCrok (or bowl) combine onions, garlic, soy sauce, ginger, vinegar, brown sugar, oil and chili paste.  Mix well
  4. In a separate bowl whisk cider and cornstarch until smooth.  Cook this liquid for 1-2 minutes until very thick.
  5. Place ribs in RockCrok (or baking dish) turn ribs a few time to coat with sauce, then dumb cornstarch mixture on top. 
  6. Cover your RockCrok (or baking dish) and bake for 45 minutes.

Final Product




Thursday, October 13, 2016

Crispy Barbecue Chicken

It has been well over a year since I posted, and I really want to get back into my blog. I am going to be posting new recipes, at lease once a week.  I also want to redo some of my original recipes.  A lot has changed in the past year, and I want to incorporate that in my blog.  The first recipe to start this off is a great recipe my boyfriend found.  This is super easy, cheap and of course delicious.  I must admit I was hesitant because I tried a Doritos chicken similar to this, and the chips became soggy.  These got the perfect amount of crispiness, and not soggy in the least

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Serving Size: 4-6 people
Recipe Adapted from: Tasty

Ingredients 

  • 2 pounds of chicken breasts
  • 1 cups of barbecue (I used original barbecue sauce Target brand)
  • Adoba for seasoning
  • 1 bag of barbecue chips (crushed)

Directions

  • Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees
  • Cut your chicken into bite size pieces
  • Add your chicken to a mixing bowl, add season with adoba.
  • Add your barbecue sauce and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl add your crushed chips.
  • With a fork dip your chicken into the chips, and lay evenly on a greased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until crispy.

Finished Product

Monday, March 30, 2015

Spinach and Tomato Stuffed Chicken

I have been dying to try this recipe, and I had extra chicken and thought it was the perfect time.  I did not realize that I had chicken tenders, but I still made it work.  This has such a fresh taste, and the ricotta really makes it creamy.  I served this with some asparagus and wild rice which really made the dish.  I will absolutely make this again.

Ingredients
Serving size- 4 people
Prep time-10 minutes
Cook time- 25 minutes
Recipe  adapted from: Fresh Dreamer


Ingredients
  • 2 cup of low fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup of baby spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup of grape tomatoes, diced 
  • 4 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • Adoba for seasoning
  • 1 cup of Italian seasoned panko crumbs


  • Directions

    1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
    2. Combine the ricotta, spinach, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, basil and garlic,  Mix well till combined well.
    3. Cut a slit in the middle of your chicken breast and fill with your ricotta mixture, 
    4. Season each side of the chicken with Adoba, and coat the chicken breasts in the panko crumbs until both sides are covered. 
    5. Close the cut together with toothpicks.
    6. Place your chicken on a greased cooking tray and bake for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. 
    7. Enjoy!
    Final Product


    Monday, February 2, 2015

    Broccamole

    I have officially joined Weight Watchers, and of course the day before Super Bowl.  I was looking for "healthy" dips for the game, and it was sure hard.  I saw something for broccamole, and I thought that I would give it a try. I LOVE guacamole so I really was not getting my hopes up, because I did not think anything could be as tasty.  I was surprisingly wrong, this was delicious and so much better than guacamole.  I would definitely recommend this for anyone looking for a healthy dip.

    Prep time: 15 minutes
    Serving size: 6-8 people
    WW Points: 1 point for half cup
    Recipe adapted from: Domestic Fits

    Ingredients

    •  3 cups of  cut broccoli (1 large head of broccoli)
    • 2 tablespoons of  chopped green onion
    • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
    • 2 ounces of fat free sour cream
    • 1/2 tablespoon of chili powder
    • 1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder
    • 1/2 tablespoon of onion powder
    Directions

    1. Steam your broccoli for about 10 minutes, you want the broccoli to be very soft. 
    2.  Add your broccoli and the remaining ingredients to your food processor.
    3. Process your mixture until smooth.
    4. Chill for about 1 hour.
    5. Enjoy
    Final Product

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    Ovaltine, Banana and Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie.

    My sister in law has been drinking this smoothie for a while now, and I deciede I would try it.  I really am not a smoothie person, and thought it would be way too much work for breakfast.  Boy was I wrong, this takes 3 minutes to make and is so filling.  I drink this at about 8 in the morning and am not even close to hingry till about 2.  It is very good for you, much better then stopping for a breakfast sandwich.  This really is the perfect smoothie for the morning.

    Prep time: 1 minute
    Cook time: 2 minutes
    Serving size- 1 smoothie

    Ingredients

    • 1 banana (any size you want)
    • 2 heaping tablespoons of ovaltine
    • 2 heaping tablespoons of peanut butter
    • 1.5 cups of ice
    • 1 cup of milk
    Directions

    1. In your blender place all ingredients and blend for about 2 minutes.
    2. Enjoy!

    Thursday, January 22, 2015

    Home-made Taco Seasoning

    This may sounds like a very easy recipe, but I never knew how easy it was to make your own taco seasoning.  I have tried many different mixtures of spices, and this is definitely the best tasting.  This is 1000 times better for you than using the packaged seasoning, and cheaper.  This cuts out all the preservatives, and really can't beat the taste.

    Serving size: This particular recipe is for 1.5 pound of ground beef/ ground turkey
    Prep time: 5 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon chili powder
    • 1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder
    • 1 tablespoon of onion powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    • 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
    • 1 teaspoon of paprika
    • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
    Directions

    1. When your taco meat is done browning remove from heat, and add 1/4 cup of water. (I do not like my tacos with any sauce, so if you want more liquid you can add)
    2. Add the above ingredients, and mix well
    3. Enjoy!
    Final Product

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