Saturday, July 30, 2011

Wrapped Salmon with Spinach & Feta

Wrapped Salmon with Spinach & Feta | #Salmonrecipesbaked #Ketosalmonrecipes #Sourcreamsalmon #Seafoodrecipes #Cookingrecipes #Seafooddishes #Cookingrecipes #Yummyfood #Foodanddrink #Dinnerrecipes #Healthyrecipes #Easymeals

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, squeezed dry
  • 1 pkg. (4 oz.) ATHENOS Traditional Crumbled Feta Cheese
  • 1/2 cup KRAFT Greek Vinaigrette Dressing
  • 12 sheets frozen phyllo dough, thawed
  • 4 skinless salmon fillets (1 lb.)
  • 1/2 cup BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped English cucumbers
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 425ºF.
  2. Combine first 3 ingredients. Spray 1 phyllo sheet with cooking spray; top with 2 of the remaining phyllo sheets, spraying each sheet with additional cooking spray before using as directed. Place remaining phyllo sheets between sheets of plastic wrap; set aside until ready to use.
  3. Place 1 fish fillet along one short side of phyllo stack; top with 1/4 of the spinach mixture. Fold over long sides of phyllo, then roll up, starting at fish-topped side. Repeat with remaining phyllo sheets, fish and spinach mixture. Place, seam sides down, on parchment-covered Baking Sheet; spray with cooking spray. Cut 3 diagonal slits in top of each wrap.
  4. Bake 10 to 12 min. or until crusts are golden brown and fish flakes easily with fork. Meanwhile, mix sour cream, cucumbers and dill until blended
  5. Serve fish with sour cream mixture.

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Thursday, July 28, 2011

BAKED PARMESAN ZUCCHINI CRISPS

BAKED PARMESAN ZUCCHINI CRISPS | #Ketochickenrecipes #Ketocasserolerecipes #Bakedfishrecipes #Ketocrackchickencasserole #Easycasserolerecipes #Tilapiarecipesbaked #Breadedzucchinibaked #Easyzucchinirecipes #Sauteedvegetables #Sauteedzucchinirecipes #Zucchinirecipeshealthy #Zucchiniandsquashrecipes

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchinis sliced into ⅛” rounds
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Hidden Valley® Simply Ranch for dipping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a metal baking sheet with parchment paper or foil (if using foil, spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray). Set aside.
  2. Slice zucchini into thin (about ⅛-¼”) slices.
  3. Optional step: Lay out on a paper towel to dry for 20. Place another paper towel on top of the zucchini slices and press lightly. This will help remove some moisture which will help the zucchini crisp up a little more.
  4. Arrange zucchini in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet. It’s ok if they are touching as they will shrink during baking. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Place about a teaspoon of freshly grated Parmesan cheese on top of each slice.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  6. Cool for a few minutes before transferring to a plate.
  7. Serve with Hidden Valley Simply Ranch for dipping.

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Crockpot Carnitas with Pork Tenderloin or Loin

Crockpot Carnitas with Pork Tenderloin or Loin | #Redbeansandricerecipecrockpot #Crockpotredbeansandrice #Slowcookerredbeansandrice #Southernfood #Crockpotrecipeshealthy #Slowcookerrecipes #Peachsaladrecipes #Summervegetarianrecipes #Chickenandstuffingcasserolecrockpot #Summerdinner #Summerpeachspinachsalad #Porktenderlointacosslowcooker

Ingredients

  • Rub
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or olive oil
  • Crockpot Carnitas
  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin or loin
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeño chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • Juice of one lime
  • Juice of one navel orange
  • To Serve
  • avocado oil
  • Equipment Needed
  • slow cooker

Instructions

  1. Pat dry pork tenderloin with paper towels. Combine rub ingredients and rub all over tenderloin then place in your Crockpot.
  2. Top with remaining ingredients, cover, and cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 6-8 hours. When done, the meat will be cooked through and very tender, easily separated with a fork.
  3. Remove the tenderloin from the Crockpot and shred the meat with two forks. Do not discard juices.
  4. To Serve
  5. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add enough carnitas to cover the surface without crowding and ladle a little of the carnitas juice over. Cook until juice has evaporated and the bottom of carnitas is crispy and browned. Flip and cook briefly, but not until too brown.
  6. Remove from skillet and drizzle with a little more juice. Serve.

recipe adapted  >>>>>  here

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mint and White Chocolate Hot Cocoa

Mint and White Chocolate Hot Cocoa | #Yummydrinks #Foodanddrink #Fundrinks #Smoothiedrinks #Nonalcoholicdrinks #Dessertrecipes #Eggrollinabowl #Cookingrecipes #Lumpiarecipe #Chinesefood #Vegetarianspringrolls #Filipinodishes 

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1/2 bag white chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2-3 drops food coloring green
  • Crushed Andes mints and Whipped Cream for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, add milk, half & half and heat over medium heat until hot but not boiling.
  2. Add white chocolate chips and stir until completely melted.
  3. Add extract and food coloring. Stir well.
  4. Top with Whipped Cream and Andes. Serve warm.

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

GROUND BEEF STUFFED PEPPER SKILLET

GROUND BEEF STUFFED PEPPER SKILLET | #Grilledporkchoprecipesbonein #Tofurecipes #Cookingrecipes #Dessertrecipes #Healthyrecipes #Yummydinners #Smokedsausageandpotatoes #Ovenroastedsmokedsausageandpotatoes #Smokedsausagerecipes #Cookingrecipes #Stuffedpeppersbeef #Casserolerecipes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup diced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
  • 14.5 oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cups uncooked long grain white rice (I use Jasmine)
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded colby-jack cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  1. Brown the ground beef with the onion and garlic in a skillet over medium heat until ground beef is fully cooked, crumbled, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any fat. Place the skillet back on the heat and add in the bell peppers, diced tomatoes, rice, beef broth, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Stir to combine and bring mixture to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and let cook for about 18 minutes, until rice is cooked through.
  3. Fluff the rice with a fork and top with the shredded cheese. Cover again and let cheese melt over low heat. Garnish with fresh parsley and enjoy!

recipe adapted  >>>>>  here

Friday, July 15, 2011

Twix Cookies

Twix Cookies | #Cookiedesserts #desserts #Holidaycookies #Xmascookies #Deliciousdesserts #food #Cinnamonrollshomemadenoyeast #Cinnamonrollshomemadeeasy #1hourcinnamonrolls #Quickcinnamonrollsrecipe #Easycinnamonrollsquick #Cinnamonrollshomemadequick

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3½ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 15 oz caramel **See notes
  • 2 cups milk choc chips
  • 2 tsp shortening

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cream butter and sugar together. Add your vanilla, flour and salt. Mix well.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to ½ inch thick.
  4. To cut cookies you can use a biscuit cutter or I just used a small glass that was 2 inches wide.
  5. Place round cookies on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  6. Bake at 350 for 14-16 minutes.
  7. Let cookies cool.
  8. Melt caramel and spread the caramel over the cooled cookies.
  9. Let caramel cool completely.
  10. Add your shortening into the chocolate chips and melt in the microwave. Use a microwave safe bowl and watch so that the chocolate does not burn.
  11. Spread melted chocolate over cooled caramel.
  12. Let chocolate set before serving.
  13. Do not put in the refrigerator as it will discolor the chocolate.

recipe adapted >>>>>  here

Monday, July 11, 2011

French Country Apple Cake

French Country Apple Cake | #Strawberryrecipes #Goodhumorstrawberryshortcaketrifle #Strawberryshortcakeoreotrifle #Frenchapplecake #Strawberrycake #Applecoffeecakerecipes #Strawberryskilletcake #Cookingrecipes #Cupcakecakes #Deliciousdesserts #Skilletdesserts #Cakedesserts

Ingredients

  • 1 stick (8 tbs) unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup full fat sour cream
  • 2 large apples peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup walnuts finely chopped
  • salted caramel sauce for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-inch round cake pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip together the butter and 1 cup of the sugar until pale and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture alternately with sour cream, beginning and ending with the flour mixture, beating just until combined after each addition.
  5. Fold in the apples. Spread the batter in the prepared cake pan
  6. Sprinkle the walnuts evenly on top of the cake batter.
  7. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup of sugar evenly over the walnuts.
  8. Bake until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean, 35-40 minutes.
  9. Let the cake cool in the pan and slice and serve the cake from the pan. This cake is even better if it is still warm when served!
  10. Drizzle each slice of cake with salted caramel sauce to serve.

recipe adapted  >>>>>  here

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars

Chocolate Pecan Pie Bars | #Bundtcakerecipes #Cookiebars #Panerakitchensinkcookies #Pecanpierecipe #Maplepecanbars #Mapledesserts #Chocolatepecanpiebars #Pecanpiebrowniesrecipe #Browniepecanpiebars #Dessertrecipes #Cookierecipes #Dessertbars

Ingredients

  • Crust
  • 1 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup granular Swerve Sweetener
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup butter chilled, cut into small pieces
  • Pecan Pie Filling
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup powdered Swerve Sweetener
  • 2 tsp Yacon syrup optional, helps with color and flavor
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup pecans lightly toasted
  • 2 ounces Lily's Dark Chocolate chopped

Instructions

  1. Crust:
  2. Preheat the oven to 325F.
  3. In a food processor, combine the almond flour, sweetener, and salt. Pulse a few times to combine. Scatter the butter pieces over top and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Press into the bottom of a 9x9 inch pan and bake 12 minutes or until the edges are just turning golden.
  5. Pecan Pie Filling:
  6. In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the butter. Stir in the powdered sweetener and Yacon syrup and whisk until well combined. Remove from heat.
  7. Whisk in the vanilla extract and cream. Add the eggs and salt and whisk until fully incorporated.
  8. Scatter the pecans and chopped chocolate over the crust and pour the filling overtop. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, until the filling is mostly set (if you want them gooey, make sure the middle still has a little jiggle to it when the pan is shaken).
  9. Remove and let cool at least 30 minutes before cutting into bars.

recipe adapted  >>>>>  here

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole | #Cauliflowercasserolerecipes #Ketocauliflowerrecipes #Cheesycauliflowercasserole #Ketocasserolerecipeseasydinners #Lowfatmeals #Bakedcauliflower #Easylowcarbmeals #Paleosidedishes #Lowcarbdinner #Easysidedishesfordinner #Cauliflowersidedishrecipes #Cauliflowerrecipescasserole

Ingredients

  • 8 slices of bacon, fried crispy
  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon ranch seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded colby & monterey jack cheese
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 370 degrees. Spray a 11×7 (you can also use 13×9) baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Fry bacon in a large skillet until crispy and crumble. Set aside.
  3. Steam cauliflower until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Combine your sour cream, mayonnaise, ranch seasoning, black pepper in a large bowl. Add the steamed cauliflower florets, 1/2 of the bacon, 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese and 3 tablespoons chives; mix well. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish and top with your colby & monterey jack cheese and the other half of the bacon.
  5. Cover dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake another 5-10 minutes or just until cheese is bubbly and beginning to brown. Garnish casserole with remaining chives.

RECIPE ADAPTED >>>>>  here

CHICKEN AVOCADO CAPRESE SALAD

CHICKEN AVOCADO CAPRESE SALAD | #CHICKEN #AVOCADO #CAPRESE #SALAD |#Spinach_strawberry_salad_recipes #Salad_ideas #Dinner_salads #Strawberry_feta_spinach_salad #Strawberry_spinach_salad_recipes #Strawberry_walnut_spinach_salad




Ingredients

  • Marinade/Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Salad:
  • 4 chicken thigh fillets, skin removed (no bone)*
  • 5 cups Romaine, (or cos) lettuce leaves, washed and dried
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 cup mini mozzarella / bocconcini cheese balls
  • 1/4 cup basil leaves, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper, to season


Instructions

  1. Whisk marinade ingredients together to combine. Place chicken into a shallow dish; pour 4 tablespoons of the dressing / marinade onto the chicken and stir around to evenly coat chicken. Reserve the untouched marinade to use as a dressing.
  2. Heat about one teaspoon of oil in a large grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat and grill or sear chicken fillets on each side until golden, crispy and cooked through. Once chicken is cooked, set aside and allow to rest.
  3. Slice chicken into strips and prepare salad with lettuce, avocado slices, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and chicken. Top with basil strips; drizzle with the remaining dressing; season with salt and pepper; serve.

recipe adapted >>>>>  here