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Saturday, March 8, 2014

Smothered Pork Cube Steaks

I'm back!  I know it's been a long time since I posted anything new but I needed a break.  Plus I've been deciding what kind of food I wanted to cook going forward.  We have been on so many different kinds of diets to see what might be right for us.  Still undecided on what that is, I am trying to cook and eat a much healthier!  

Today I am posting a Paleo friendly recipe.  This is easy and a very fast dinner for you to cook for you and your family.  It is a tenderized pork steak smothered in sauteed onions, peppers and Rotel tomatoes cooked low and slow along with sides of garlic cauliflower smash and steamed asparagus.  It can be made in a Crock pot or on low heat in your oven.  It is very delicious and something you will want to add to your favorite recipes.



Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mustard Roasted Potatoes


These potatoes are amazing!  Another Ina inspired recipe.  So simple and the mustards tanginess is fantastic.  I loved these potatoes so much I add the mustard sauce to carrots, broccolli and cauliflower mixure and roasted them as well.  They were just as delicious as the potatoes.



Monday, May 13, 2013

Goat Cheese and Basil Chicken


I found a good chicken recipe, Goat Cheese and Basil Chicken, from one of Ina's older cookbooks called "Barefoot Contessa at home".  I thought it sounded different with the garlic and herbed goat cheese cooked under the skin instead of stuffing it in the chicken!  Also I had to seek out boneless chicken breasts with the skin on and found it at a store called Whole Foods.  If you do not have one of those stores in your area, just ask your butcher to prepare them for you.  The skin is important as it helps keep the moisture in the breasts and prevents the cheese from oozing out everywhere. It was very simple to prepare and was very delicious!





Thursday, May 9, 2013

Jambalaya with Turkey Sausage

This is a great recipe for a quick and hearty meal.  Is so full of flavor your family will be requesting you make this more often.  The use of turkey sausage reduces the amount of fat in the recipe. Instead of white rice I choose to use a quick cooking, multi-grain/wild rice medley for added fiber and taste.  I hope you will add this to your menu soon as I have mine!



Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Crispy Oven Fried Pickles


Do you like fried pickles?  These oven fried pickles are fantastic!  Less fat, more flavor and super crunchy! I like dipping mine in my homemade low fat buttermilk ranch dressing.  Next time your having a craving for fried pickles, whip up a batch of these babies.  You wont be sorry!



Sunday, March 3, 2013

Split Pea and Ham Soup





It's been cold all weekend here in Atlanta.  It was even spitting a little snow earlier.  Cold days are the best days to make a really comforting kind of soup.    I've never made this soup before today but I did use to eat it all the time in Amsterdam.  Mine turned out fantastic! I know it's kind-of green and the carrots are showing, but the taste is phenomenal.  The smokiness from those ham hocks really makes this soup.    Some people like to puree their finished product but I liked mine a little chunky!   And yes, I made my own croutons!


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Italian Dressing Mix

Do you ever wonder what are really in those handy mixes at the grocery store?  You would have to have a chemistry degree to know all the real ingredients!  Why not make your own mixes.  I make my own taco seasoning mix and this mix as well.  It tastes great and you know what is in there!!  Be sure to store in an air tight container.  I also cut out the recipe and tape to a ziplock bag and store the jar inside so I don't have to look up the directions to mix the dressing!




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