Saturday, May 23, 2009

Sugar-free Pineapple Yogurt Dip

1 8-oz package reduced fat cream cheese
1 8-oz containter fat free yogurt
1 8 oz can crushed pineapple, drained well
1/2 cup splenda granular

Process cream cheese, yogurt, pineapple, and splenda in a food processor or blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides if needed. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tuxedo Pasta

OK OK, I know I keep saying that each dish I make is our new favorite, but this one really is! Try it.

1 package bowtie pasta
2 cups cooked chicken (I just went to fry's and got the entire cooked chicken they make there and tore off pieces)
1 med zucchini, sliced
1 1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
3 tablespoons butter, divided
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons chicken broth
3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons minced fresh basil OR 1 tablespoon dried basil
-cook pasta
-in large skillet, saute chicken (since I got the precooked stuff, I didn't add it til the very end), zucchini, mushrooms, & red peppers in 2 tablespoons butter for 4-5 min or until veggies are tender. Add lemon juice and broth. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until heated through.
- drain pasta; add to skillet. Stir in parmesan, basil and remaining butter. (this is where I added chicken). Stir and serve immediately.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Italian Chicken

4 to 5 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 stick of butter (melted)
garlic salt (no measurement given)
Italian bread crumbs (no measurement given)
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
parsley (no measurement given)

Well, the recipe I received wasn't very clear on a good portion of the directions so I'll tell you what I did. I'm not sure if it was correct, but it was stilly good!
-melt butter, combine with lemon juice
-beat chicken breast to flatten
-dip chicken breast in butter/lemon sauce and roll in bread crumbs. (i just filled a cereal bowl full of the crumbs and added a few shakes of parsley and garlic salt). Repeat, dip and roll.
-roll the chicken up and place it on a greased pan. (i just used a cookie sheet.)
-bake at 350 for 45 minutes
-sprinkly chicken breasts with parmesan cheese

serve with sides of your choice!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Meatball Pizza Subs

So I had a picture for this, but deleted it on accident. Woops.

1 1/3 cup pizza sauce
4 submarine buns, split and toasted
1 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
20 slices pepperoni
1 package (12 oz) frozen fully cooked meatballs, thawed.

-Spread 1/3 cup pizza sauce on bottom of each bun. Top each with 1/3 cup cheese, 5 slices of pepperoni, adn 3 meatballs. (I used small meatballs so put 5 on each bun instead of 3). Sprinkle with Italian seasoning. Replace tops.
-wrap each sandwich in foil and back at 400 for about 10-12 minutes.

Cajun Shrimp and Rice

This yummy dish instantly became one of Sage's top 10s. It's like a gumbo or something.. anyway, delicious (and easy) either way!

1 28 oz can diced tomatoes
1 14 oz can of chicken broth
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 6 to 6 1/2 oz package long grain and wild rice mix
1/4 cup water
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 tsp cajun seasoning
1 lb cooked, shelled and deveined shrimp

-in a 3 1/2 to 4 quart slow cooker, combine tomatoes and their juices, chicken broth, bell pepper, rice mix with seasoning, water, garlic, onion, and cajun seasoning.
-cover, cook on low heat for 5 to 6 hrs or high heat for 3 to 3 1/2 hrs.
-stir shrimp into rice mixture. Cover; cook for 15 min longer on high heat.

SUUPPPPERRRRRRRR easy and yum yum yum. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Tortellini-Shrimp Caesar Salad

I made this yummy salad for my mom for her Mother's Day lunch. It got two thumbs up all the way around the table. Sorry the pictures aren't that great, it tastes better then it looks!

2 cups frozen breaded shrimp
1 package (9 0z) refridgerated cheese tortellini
8 cups torn romaine lettuce
1 med tomato, chopped
1/2 cup creamy caesar dressing (i used a lite dressing, no one even noticed)
-Prepare shrimp and tortellini according to package directions.
-In a large bowl, combine romaine and tomato; drizzle with dressing and toss to coat.
-Drain tortellini; toss with salad
-Top with shrimp.
Super easy and super delicions. Enjoy!

Friday, May 8, 2009

To Do List - Cami

Recipes that I need to post…

Applebee’s Oriental Salad-AMAZING  right Mindy?

Strawberry Shortcake Jellies- Sounds weird but super delicious.

And Today Im making pizza with homemade dough, Ill let you know how it turns out, the dough actually rose this time so Im really excited… :)

I know Im missing something! Did I make another Italian dish followed by an episode of the Bachelor? Anyone remember what we made??

ps. and i know you girls have one too, put it up so we can help you.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Teriyaki Chicken

I got this recipe from Sage's mom. It's his favorite meal, so I had to try!!! It's really easy and quick

Ingredients for teriyaki sauce:
1 cup soy sauce
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar

I used two chicken breasts and cut them into about 2 inch slices. The sauce about will be enough for one chicken breast, so double the recipe if you'll be makings two. Bring sauce to a boil, add chicken and bring to a boil again. Turn down to a simmer. Sage's mom uses full chicken thighs and simmers the chicken in the sauce for about 45 minutes. Two sliced chicken breasts only took about 25 minutes! Just keep checking. I made white rice and steamed a premade veggie pack that I got from Fresh and Easy. We had just enough left overs for one of us to eat it for lunch the next day.

Chicken Slenders

This is a healthy little twist on Chicken Tenders... no frying involved!

12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon mustard
2 cups cornflakes, finely crushed
dash black pepper

-Preheat oven to 450. Cut chicken into 3x3/4 inch strips. In a shallow dish, combine egg, honey, and mustard. In another dish, stir together cornflake crumbs and pepper.
-dip chicken strips into egg mix; roll in crumb mix to coat. Arrange chicken strips on ungreased baking sheet.
-bake about 12 min, or until golden and chicken is not pink.

1/4 cup dijon + 1 tsp honey = honey mustard (sage thought there was too much dijon and not enough honey in this one)
1/4 cup ketchup + pinch chili powder = ketchup with a kick
1/2 cup sour cream + lime + cilantro + zesty sour cream
1/2 cup mayo + 1 tsp dried dill + 1 tsp garlic powder = spiced mayo.

I only tried the first dip, so i'm not sure how the others taste. I served this with salad and steamed red potatoes that I cut in half. Yum. I used the leftovers to top a salad for lunch the next day! It makes tons too, so you'll have PLENTY of leftovers if you're just cooking for two. I think I got this recipe out of a magazine... Shape or Fitness or something. Sorry no picture!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Homemade meal anyone?

We've been gone for a while, some of us were even without internet...not sure if that's changed either, but enough with the excuses.

We've done quite a few cooking nights that have gone unpublished so if you have a reciepe that you'd like me to post, I'd love to! It's just nice being able to go on here and find the reciepes all ready to go. 

ALSO if you follow this blog and have an amazing reciepe that you'd like to share, send it over! And take a picture if possible. We'd love to have a healthy collection. So let me know!