Monday, February 9, 2015

Fettuccine with Brussels Sprouts & Mushrooms

Finding healthy recipes that are really good isn't easy. I came across this recipe and it sounded awesome so I decided to try it! It was awesome!!! The only thing I will change is to add chicken, but that's it:-) I really like the flavor of the Brussels sprouts in the dish:-)

6 ounces whole-wheat linguine
1 tablespoon EVOO
2 cups sliced mixed mushrooms (whatever kind you like)
2 cups thinly sliced Brussels sprouts
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 cup of sherry cooking wine
 cup low-fat milk (I used organic)
1 tablespoon flour
salt and pepper (to taste)
1/2 cup finely shredded asiago cheese (plus more for garnish)

Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, return to the pot and set aside.
Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and Brussels sprouts and cook, stirring often, until the mushrooms release their liquid, 8 to 10 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add sherry cooking wine, scraping up any brown bits; bring to a boil and cook, stirring, until almost evaporated, about 1 minute.
Whisk milk and flour in a bowl; add to the skillet with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring, until the sauce bubbles and thickens, about 2 minutes. Stir in Asiago until melted. Add the sauce to the pasta; gently toss. Serve with more cheese, if desired.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Balsamic Glazed Salmon

This recipes is super easy and very flavorful!

I used 3 farm raised Atlantic salmon fillets for this recipe. The glaze recipe is enough to make many more, or you can save the extra glaze and use it on chicken, burgers etc...

3 salmon fillets
HEB Cowboy Campfire seasoning (or any other season all)
salt and pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil

Put olive oil in pan and heat to medium high. Season fillets with salt, pepper and cowboy campfire seasoning. Put in oil skin side down and let brown (about 3 minutes), flip salmon to brown on the other side (about 2 minutes). Flip salmon back over (skin side down) and put into a 300 degree oven for about 5-6 minutes or until the salmon is cooked through.

Pour glaze over salmon right before you serve it.

Balsamic glaze:
2 cups balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar

Put vinegar and sugar in pot, stir and bring to a boil. Drop temp to a simmer and let the sauce reduce to about half, stirring along the way. The glaze should coat the back of a spoon when it's done....about 20-25 minutes.


Monday, September 8, 2014

salsa veggie scrambled eggs


2 eggs (whisked)
A little green pepper and onion sauted in pan with olive oil for a few minutes, then add egg. Cook until done....then add one spoonful of salsa. That's it!

Sunday, July 13, 2014


My Mom started making this a few years ago. It's very simple and delicious! It's a different twist on the typical fried chicken:-)

Panko Bread Crumbs
3 eggs
garlic powder
1 cucumber thinly sliced
1/2 red onion thinly sliced
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup coconut oil

Slice cucumber and red onion very thin, put in bowl with red wine vinegar, cover, put in fridge until it's time to eat. (the longer this sits the better it is)
Buy thinly cut chicken breasts or pound them thin yourself. Pat each breast in flour first, then egg, then bread crumbs. I season the bread crumbs with a little salt, pepper and garlic powder. Heat coconut oil to med-high and fry
each breast until golden brown and cooked through. Drain on paper towel.
Serve the cucumber/onion mixture on top of chicken. ENJOY!!!!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Iced Coffee

It's getting HOT here in Texas, so I needed to figure out how to make iced coffee without spending $4 per cup at Starbucks. I found this recipe and tried it out.It's delicious and easy! I am going to by some flavored syrup so I can have more options too:-)

1 cup ground coffee
1 (1 quart mason jar)
paper towels

Place ground coffee in mason jar, fill with cold water. Stir well until all grounds are wet. Cover and let sit overnight. In the morning place strainer over large bowl and add 2 paper towels to the strainer. Slowly strain concentrate coffee into bowl and then into another jar or whatever you are going to store it in.

To make the iced coffee: The recipe called for equal parts concentrate/milk.....but that is pretty strong. Play with it until you find the flavor you like. I put a little less than half concentrate - the rest milk - filled with iced - added 2 tablespoons of sugar and it's perfect for me:-)

You can keep this concentrate in the fridge for up to 3 weeks:-)

Saturday, May 3, 2014

7-Up Cake

I have seen this recipe A LOT on I figured it must be good. Glad I tried's DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! and sooooo easy to make. I am not a huge baker, so this was right up my alley:-)

1 box of traditional yellow cake mix
1 box of lemon pudding mix (3oz I think)
4 eggs
3/4 cup of veg. oil
3/4 cup of 7-up

1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 juice of a lemon (1 tablespoon)

Directions for cake: Mix all ingredients into bowl. Spray  bundt pan with nonstick spray. Poor batter into bundt pan and bake for 35-45 minutes on 325 or until toothpick comes out clear:-)

After cake is done, let cool then remove from bundt pan. Mix powdered sugar, lemon juice and enough milk to make a thick icing....then drizzle all over cake. YUMMY!

This cake is wonderful:-) There is just a hint of lemon, it's not too much. ENJOY!!!!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mississippi Roast (Crock Pot)

A girl I work with told me about this recipe and she went on about it so much I just had to try it. It is REALLY easy and only a few ingredients. It doesn't get much better than that!

Chuck Roast (4-6 pounds)
1 stick of butter
6-7 banana peppers (I bought a jar of them)
1 package of ranch dressing (powder)
1 package of Au Jus (powder)

Put roast in crock pot, sprinkle the ranch and au jus on top. Place stick of butter on top and put 6-7 banana peppers around the butter. Cover and cook on low for about 8 hours (or high 4-5 hours). DON'T ADD WATER!!!! Trust me....just let it do it's thing and you will be glad you did:-)

It's DELICIOUS!!! Great with mashed potatoes and a veggie....or you can make sandwiches with the meat.....another good idea would be tacos...yummy! This is a new crock pot recipe that will stay in my kitchen for years to come:-)

FYI: This is a picture I pulled off the internet because I haven't taken one....but will post my own pics next time I make it:-)