Tuesday, October 4, 2011

After School Snack!

Instead of kids having a pop-tart or "bagel-bites" for an after school snack try this for you or your kids!

-one tomato
-2 tablespoons of veggie cream cheese
-1 tortilla wrap
-salt and pepper
-1/4 cup cheddar cheese

Chop the tomato up into small, diced pieces. Then add all of the cheese into the tortilla, cut in half. Add a pinch of salt and pepper for flavoring and spread the vegetable cream cheese of the cheese and tomato. Close the tortilla and lay it on a pre-heated skillet (with a small drizzle of olive oil in the bottom of it) and let it grill for about 3-4 minutes on each side.

Ready to eat right away! Only takes about 6-7 minutes to make! This is the recipe for one tortilla but you could make as many as you want-eyeball the cheese, add some tomato a quick spread of cream cheese and you're done!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tart Apple Topping for Ice cream

This recipe is so yummy with the contrasting creamy and tartness!

Apples: Chop up four apples and simmer down in a small sauce pan with 1/2 a cup of water and 2 tablespoons of carmel sauce. After about 7 minutes on high the apples should be softened but not mushy.

Drape the apples over 2 scoops of ice cream and drizzle some chocolate sauce over the top. EASY AND DELICIOUS!

makes 4 servings

Delicious and Easy Chicken Meal

This quick and easy dinner gives you everything. You have your meat, grain and vegetable. These classic flavors seem to just be perfect together with every bite.

Chicken: On a pre-heated skillet (electric or on stovetop) drizzle about one tablespoon of olive oil. Lay each chicken breast out evenly on the skillet sprinkle salt pepper and oregano on each and let them cook for about 5-6 minutes on each side. This is such a easy way to make chicken- I have it in sandwiches for lunch, put on top of salads or add to dishes. It is so flavorful yet healthy and light.

Rice: For this meal I like to use brown rice to keep the light theme going on. Follow the directions on the back of the package to  make the rice.

Onions: Chop up half of a large sized onion and saute it on medium speed in a medium sized pan. After about five minutes add about a tablespoon of your favorite salad dressing (i used a aged balsamic vinaigrette). I like to use something that has a hint of sweetness in it.

Place a heaping spoonful of rice onto the rice and cut the chicken into strips on top of the rice. Add the onions to the top along with a little chopped parsley and diced tomato for color. Very easy meal and can be made for many servings (just make the whole onion). Enjoy! Comment on how it comes out!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Yummy Soup!!!

Alright, I'm back after 2 new auditions, a vacation, a new dance team and a new school!! Sorry. it's been a while but im back with lots of new recipes and starting on monday, i will have a new recipe EVERY MONDAY!

Sound good? alright back to the recipe!


1 can of your favorite plain tomato soup                        
3 tbs. of fennel seed
3 tbs. of Italian seasonings
1 fresh tomato
2 carrots
1 sweet potato
1 onion
4 cloves of garlic

First saute the onion and garlic in a large pot. once they are translucent add the carrot and sweet potato that is peeled and let it simmer. once it has, add your favorite tomato soup!

If you think the can of soup is empty after, that fill it with water and pour that into the soup. This was my grandfather's way of getting every bit of everything! (great tip!)  let the whole soup simmer until the potatoes and carrots are soft, about 20 minutes.Serve with a dollop of rocotta cheese on top!

yum yum!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Memorial Day BBQ Sauce!!

6 Tbs. molasses                                         
1/4 good ketchup
6 Tbs. Spicy or German mustard                   
3 Tbs.Granulated sugar              
4 Tbs. Chilli powder
3 Tbs. Red pepper flakes
1/4 Water
Mix the molasses, mustard, and ketchup together in a sauce pan on medium heat.

Then add the sugar slowly once the thick ingredients have thinned down.

Then add the rest of the ingrediants and spinkle sme salt and pepper.

Let it cook for 15 mins on low heat. Now you can serve this up on any grilled, meat or well, anything you like. Its great if you par-boil chicken wings then brush this bbq sauce on it, grill it then add a little more sauce.....YUM!!!! Happy Memorial Day!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Easy Everyday Balsamic Vinaigrette

Just in time for summer!

This is a super simple recipe, all I can say is to whisk everything together in any order that you feel like!! 

Whip this up right before company comes, for a snack on the go, or get curled up on the couch with some fresh greens, caramelized onions on top and a drizzle of this amazing dressing!                    
1/4 E.V.O.O 
1/8 Balsamic vinaigrette (Depending on how tart you like it, I like to add a splash more!)
3 Tbs.fresh orange juice 
1 Tbs. Chilly powder 
(I love the fact that chilly powder is not spicy, but you get a smokey flavor on the back of your throat and the thin dusty texture is a great addition!)
salt on pepper to taste

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Indulgent Chocolate Truffles

½ cream cheese
½ cup of mascarpone 
3 cups confectioners' sugar,
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips, melted
Half of 1 vanilla bean

Mix cream cheese, mascarpone, chocolate, and vanilla bean ( to use a vanilla bean- split the it in half and then run your knife down the center of one of the halved pods scraping out all the seeds you can get) together until smooth

Add confectionary sugar, make into a log and let chill in fridge for about 1 hour. Remove and roll into 1 inch balls. To add flavoring if desired- spit into thirds instead of a log, add 1 Tbs of almond flavoring, vanilla, orange, espresso powder, whatever you want. And adults can add icky liquors if they really want to!

After they are in 1 inch balls roll them in crushed nuts, sprinkles, cocoa powder, melted white chocolate, ect. Let your imagination run wild! They will harden by themselves at room temp. or in the refrigerator. This recipe is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth!!

* For a quick entertaining trick put some truffles on a wooded skewer and use as a coffee stirrer, the chocolate will melt into the warm coffee!!!