February 5, 2012

SAVORY SPINACH BITES




this is not my recipe - above is the link
below is what I made






ENJOY!!!!!

February 4, 2012

December 24, 2011



Easy Broccoli and Cheese Quiche


1 frozen pie crust ( not deep dish )
1/2 pint heavy cream = 1 cup
1/2 box chopped broccoli (cooked)
4 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese
3 eggs
salt and pepper


Beat eggs, add heavy cream and beat more.  Add salt and pepper.
Layer cheese, then the broccoli and then add egg mixture into the frozen crust.

Bake @ 350 degrees for 1 hour, until firm in the center.


Variations:  you can use 1/2 box of chopped spinach (squeeze off excess water) and shredded swiss cheese.


Enjoy!!

December 10, 2011

Potato Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing


Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs potatoes
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 green onions, thinly sliced

    Dressing

1/3    cup mayonnaise
1/4    cup sour cream
2       tablespoons lemon juice
2       dashes hot pepper sauce or more if you want a "Kick"
1/2    cup chunky blue cheese dressing 
2       green onions, finely chopped
         salt and pepper

Directions

Peel potatoes and then cut into bite-size chunks. Place in a large saucepan of salted water, set over high heat and bring to the boil. Partially cover and simmer until potatoes are just tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

Drain well, then set aside in a bowl. While potatoes are still hot, toss with 2 tbsp lemon juice.


For dressing, whisk mayonnaise with sour cream, lemon juice and hot pepper sauce in a bowl.

Stir in ½ cup of blue cheese dressing and green onion. Taste add salt and pepper.
 

Stir dressing with cooled potatoes until mixed.

Enjoy! 

December 8, 2011

RED AND GREEN BAKED ZITI

http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/food/recipes/green-and-red-big-baked-ziti/print/

This is a recipe from Rachel Ray. 

I lightened up the ingredients where I could.

I used the green label tuttorosso plum tomatoes because the san marzano tomatoes where so expensive.  I used a box and a half of penne rigati.

I did not use mozzarella cheese melted on top and the dish came out great.

And I actually made Pesto for the first time and it was so easy. 
(omitted the nuts though)

As Tony always says, its DEELICIOUS..

Enjoy!!!

November 30, 2011

SPINACH POCKETS



SPINACH POCKETS

2 cans of Pillsbury Grands Bisquits
2 10 oz. pkgs frozen spinach, cooked and squeezed dry
1 pkg shredded monterey jack cheese
Roasted Sweet Pepper Pesto ( I use Turtledove Company )*
1 egg for egg wash
shredded parmesean cheese for the tops or chipotle seasoning or dill
flour for the board

cook the spinach, squeeze dry and place in a bowl
add some of the cheese, not the entire package
flatten the biscuits on a floured board, I use a rolling pin and roll out to a 4 inch round
add some of the spinach mixture to the center of the biscuits
place some of the pesto on top of the spinach or you can mix the sauce into the spinach/cheese mixture before placing in the middle of the biscuit
fold over and using a fork, sealing around the edges

place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and
continue until all the biscuits are made.

Once all the spinach pockets are made
beat 1 egg in a bowl with a little bit of water or you can brush with olive oil
brush the tops of each spinach pocket
add some parmesean cheese to each or sprinkle with Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle seasoning or dill on the tops.
cook the pockets according to the package directions on the biscuits package making sure you watch them so they don't burn.

You can make these ahead of time and place in the frig and cook later.
This recipe makes 16 pockets.

Enjoy!
I cook for 15 minutes @350 degrees checking on them after 15 min.
This recipe can be halved...you just can't halve the egg

* the brand of pesto is not always in my store( I think its discontinued)  you can you any type of sauce here really.

also you can change the inside by using chopped broccoli.

November 16, 2011




                                         Zucchini Casserole

Prep time: 15 Min   Serves: 6-8

Ingredients
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp oregano, dried
- 1 tsp black pepper, coarsely ground
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 c vegetable oil  - 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 1/2 c all purpose baking mix
- 1 1/4 c american cheese, grated
- 4 cups zucchini, grated 

Directions

1.   Combine all ingredients and pour into an 8x10 inch glass dish.

2.   Top with extra grated cheese and bake in preheated 350 degree oven for
       50-60 minutes.