Bean Salad

It must be delish! I love beans & greens & it fits all so well together.

From the Recipe Box

My mom and her sisters were big on bean salad.  Growing up in Minnesota, salads either had mayonnaise, whipping cream or vinegar in them.  This recipe from her infamous recipe box is of the vinegar variety.  She was always looking for ways to pump up the flavor volume and Feta cheese won this round for me.

So, why bean salad?  Reason #1, mom lived in constant fear of Sam and Ella and this salad could sit out safely.  Reason #2, there were so many potlucks and luncheons, I think the contributors were often hard pressed to come up with something different.  My theory is the competitive nature of the buffet table.  The only way to get rid of all that adrenaline was to bring the best dish.  Those were different time.

Bean salads came in 2 basic varieties:  beans of the legume family or from the green bean family.  Mom…

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7-Layer Tortilla Pie

From the Recipe Box

I love meatless dinners.  If the focus is Mexican, I love it even more.  I don’t remember what I was looking for when I spotted this recipe on the Internet.  I’ve had consistent good luck with the recipes I’ve tried from allrecipes.  I’ve been holding on to it for awhile, waiting for just the right moment.  Cooking from the pantry seemed like the perfect time.

2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup salsa, divided

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

1/2 cup chopped tomatoes

7 (8 inch) flour tortillas

2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

1 cup salsa

1/2 cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large bowl, mash pinto beans.  Stir in 3/4 cup salsa and the garlic.

In a separate bowl, mix together 1/4 cup salsa, cilantro, black beans…

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Chicken Spaghetti

From the Recipe Box

I had willing victims for dinner tonight and decided to make something new.  I’ve had this recipe saved forever, but just couldn’t make up my mind about it.  Tonight’s taste testers are big chicken Alfredo fans, so I thought they might be the perfect ones for this recipe.

This recipe is from Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman.  To be upfront, I’m not usually a fan.  I used to love her blog, but I don’t enjoy her TV show.  I have very strange prejudices.   Once I’m over something, I’m totally over it, or in this case, her.

I had a new sous chef this afternoon and we decided to change things up from the recipe as written.  If you would like to see her recipe as she wrote it, it’s all over the Internet.  I know I advocate making a recipe as written the first time out, but I didn’t have…

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Tuna Pie

From the Recipe Box

This is such an easy squeezy meal.  The whole family will like it and it’s another pantry friendly recipe.  This recipe originated with the Great Marjorie.  As I’ve told you ever so often, mom was such an adventurous cook, always looking for the next great idea.  The original recipe called for salmon and fresh dill, but I didn’t always have that.  However, I always had tuna.  Even if you didn’t want tuna or salmon, you could still get protein from the biscuit base and the creamed peas.

The other thing I found is how special it can look.  For some reason, pie is classy looking.  Put a cream sauce with peas on top and people feel loved.  I made this for more than one or two birthdays.  Give it a try; I think you will be surprised with how versatile it is.

2 ¼ cups flour

3 teaspoons baking powder

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Rhubarb and Berry Upside-Down Cake

Delish!

The New Vintage Kitchen

I had a small bag of rhubarb in the freezer, as well as some cherries and raspberries, so this upside-down cake was made with frozen leftovers from last year. It did not taste left-over at all!

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My ornamental “Snow Fountain” cherry tree is in flower, and that means my fruit cherry tree is not too far behind, although it will be quite a while yet before they are ready to pick and eat. I knew I had some stashed in the freezer that were calling to me. Alas, I didn’t have as many cherries as I thought, but I found my last bag of rhubarb and some raspberries from last season as well. They asked to be invited!

Use any fruit, fresh or frozen

You can use any fruit in this, fresh or frozen. My mom always made pineapple upside-down cake with maraschino cherries, and eating that combination is a…

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Chocolate Chunk, Walnut and Cinnamon Cookies

Sunshine and Savory

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Yesterday morning when we woke up, Dennis said to me “I’m really looking forward to having some of the cookies you’re going to make me today.” I replied with “I’m making you cookies today?” But, actually, I was really planning on making Dennis cookies, only I hadn’t told him. I wanted to try and make a chocolate chip cookie of some sort with cinnamon in it, but hadn’t mentioned to Dennis that I was going to be making them on Monday. I guess that’s one reason we’re so good together. A lot of times, we’ll be thinking the exact same thing. It’s crazy. Maybe it’s because we’ve been together for about a million years … even though it still feels like only a few years have gone by. We started dating after my junior year in high school and have been married almost 33 years.

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Parker House Scrod

In search of flavor

The Omni Parker House-Boston.  A Historic Hotel, birthplace of the famouse Parker House Roles, Boston Cream Pie and of course Parker House Scrod.  On my recent trip to Newport, RI, I acquired a cookbook that chronicled the best places to eat in NewEngland and it included some the most popular recipes.  So here it is, straight from the Parker House Kitchen–a classic New England fish dinner.  I adjusted the recipe for only two fish fillets, but I will include the recipe for 6 fillets.

Ingredients:

6, 8oz fillets of fresh cod

1 cup milk

1 tsp of lemon juice

2 tsp of Worchestershire Sauce

Salt and Pepper to taste

1/2 cup olive oil

2 tsp of Paprika

1/4 pound of Ritz crackers (finely crushed)

1/2 pound butter

1/2 cup white wine

Method:

Marinade the fish in all the ingredients except for the wine, butter and crackers for 2 hrs or…

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New England Scallops Casserole

In search of flavor

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This is a favorite in our household.  Whenever the scallops look fresh I like to get them and make this dish.  You can find the original recipe here.  Last night I cooked them “restaurant-style” in individual casserole dishes.  As I said in the original post, this will elevate any dinner to “date-night”.  I made a few changes to the recipe to adjust to the fact that was cooking smaller scallops in casserole dishes.

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Ingredients/Methods:

Coat two shallow casserole dishes with a little bit of olive oil.

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1 lb of scallops, divided into two shallow casserole dishes.

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Zest half of a lemon over the scallops.

Sprinkle 1/4 tsp of salt, a pinch of parsley, 1 tsp of white wine, and 1 tsp of fresh lemon juice over each casserole dish

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Bake at 325F for 10 minutes

In a separate bowl, melt 1/2 stick of butter and crush 12-14 ritz-crackers into…

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A Pancake Picnic

Still Life, With Cracker Crumbs..

After our Saturday night indoor campout, it seemed only natural to follow up with a pancake breakfast picnic on Sunday.

We have a system here in our house – Billy makes the pancake batter, and I am the cook. It’s challenging, because the three of us all like our pancakes served differently. Wyatt likes tiny pancakes, like half-dollar or smaller even. I like my pancakes a gentle golden brown, and Billy likes his dark brown, almost bordering on overdone. So, I have my work cut out for me when I cook! Over time Billy has come up with the perfect recipe for our family as well, after much experimentation, and honestly, they are seriously perfect, at least in my opinion. They smell so good while they are cooking even! If you are interested in trying them, I’ve added his recipe! It’s not fancy but it’s good. And keep in mind…

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Kitchen Sink Pasta – Sassy, Broke & Hungry

Hi henny. How’s quarantine treating you? Have you run out of fun activities to do? Have you lost your shit yet? Me too. Crying into my cat’s fur on a daily basis. These are strange days we’re in. And strange days call for strange recipes. The name for this dish comes from the saying “everything…
— Read on sassybrokeandhungry.com/2020/04/03/kitchen-sink-pasta/

Oatmeal Banana Cookies with Chocolate Chips – Please Pass the Recipe

Ingredients 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour1 cup old fashioned rolled oats½ teaspoon baking soda½ teaspoon salt½ teaspoon cinnamon½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature¾ cup packed light brown sugar1/3 cup mashed banana, about one 7-inch ripe banana1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1 large egg, room temperature1 ½cups chocolate chips Directions Whisk together flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Set aside.In a medium bowl of a stand mixer, mix…
— Read on passtherecipe.wordpress.com/2020/04/25/oatmeal-banana-cookies-with-chocolate-chips/

Garlic Kailan

MyAromaKitchen

As the lockdown due to Corona virus has begun in Germany, it is time to cook more, especially to cook healthier food. This simple dish is healthy and delicious with very simple ingredients. No stir fry needed! Enjoy cooking and enjoy cooking at home!

Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 2-3


INGREDIENTS

400 gr Kailan

Garlic crisp

3 – 4 Garlic, chopped

Vegetable oil

Sauce

1 tbsp Soy sauce

1 tbsp Oyster sauce

1 tsp Sugar

1 tbsp Water

1 tbsp Garlic oil


DIRECTION

  • If you have garlic oil and garlic crisp prepared, you can skip this step. If don’t have it yet, you can pre-make it by chopping the garlic and cook it in a small pan on medium heat with vegetable oil (as needed), until it turns golden, turn off the heat. Drain, keep the oil for the sauce.

  • Add in kalian in boiling water, cook for about 2-3…

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Garlic Kailan – MyAromaKitchen

As the lockdown due to Corona virus has begun in Germany, it is time to cook more, especially to cook healthier food. This simple dish is healthy and delicious with very simple ingredients. No stir fry needed! Enjoy cooking and enjoy cooking at home! Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 2-3 INGREDIENTS 400 gr              Kailan Garlic…
— Read on myaromakitchen.com/2020/03/20/garlic-kailan/

A quick Salmon Teriyaki (no marinate needed)

MyAromaKitchen

This is an updated version of my Salmon Teriyaki. It is quicker, no marinate needed, and I loveeee having a lot of teriyaki sauce just to pour on the rice and to the boiled vegetables. This is also one of my son’s favorite dish. With the Teriyaki sauce it gets him to eat salmon too. As you might know, not all toddlers like to eat fish. So this dish is definitely my family favorite. And I hope you do too… 🙂

Total time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4


INGREDIENTS

4 pcs. Salmon Fillet

2 tbsp All-purpose flour

2 tbsp Vegetable Oil

1 tbsp Butter

Salt

Black pepper

Teriyaki sauce mix

8 tbsp Soy sauce

8 tbsp Mirin (Japanese rice wine)

8 tbsp Sake

4 tbsp Sugar

Garnish

Boiled vegetables (I like to use broccoli and carrots)


DIRECTION

  • Pre-heat a pan with vegetable oil and butter on medium heat.
  • Sprinkle salt and…

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Bavarian, Apple And Sausage Hash | The Yellow Pine Times

https://lapanzanella.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/BavAppleSausHash_1_LR.jpg Ingredients 2 tbs. oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 4 fully cooked apple chicken sausages (or flavor of choice) 1-1/2 cups thinly sliced Brussels sprouts 1 large tart apple, peeled and chopped 1/4 tsp salt 1/8 tsp pepper 2 tbs. finely chopped walnuts 1 tbs. brown sugar 1 tbs. whole grain mustard 1 tbs. apple…
— Read on yellowpinetimes.wordpress.com/2020/04/26/bavarian-apple-and-sausage-hash/

Shrimp Cobb Salad & Fresh Lemon-Chive Dressing | The Yellow Pine Times

by Rachel Maser Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1.5 lbs. large shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 Tbsp avocado oil 4 boiled eggs cooked and peeled 6 slices of cooked nitrate-free bacon, diced 1 cup of organic corn kernels, either fresh or frozen – thawed 1 large avocado, diced 1/2 cup crumbed cheese of choice, feta or…
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Turkey Pie Friday

How I Cook — by Graham Stewart

739A4470-28C0-48EB-B837-BA7AF7ABFE20A625AF97-6D92-4D06-A77E-40380A552079The last of our little Easter turkey is being turned into turkey pie. As usual this is a joint thing my wife and I make. My job is getting everything cut up for the filling. Usually I cook the filling but today my wife wants that job. Turkey pie is a favourite meal for me. There are 2 reasons I like it so much, first is I really like turkey. The main and most important reason I like it so much is I get to eat my wife’s pastry. I can’t say it enough, my wife makes the best pastry I have ever eaten. Honestly I could just eat a large piece of it cooked by itself with some gravy. Have had pastry in some very good restaurants, my wife’s pastry is a 100 times better. If I made the pastry for our turkey pie it would likely end up…

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CABBAGE’N’PANEER TIKKIS

Calin's Kitchen

This is a quick and easy recipe.

I wanted to make something crunchy

to be served with sambhar rice,and

having in mind,to create a new

recipe,I mixed in paneer with the

cabbage to make this tasty tikkis.

So,as usual I would like to share this

simple recipe with you all.

INGREDIENTS (12 tikkis)

1/4 cabbage chopped or grated fine.

150 gm paneer/cottage cheese grated

1 cup wheat flour

2 tsp ginger garlic paste

1 -2 tsp chilli flakes

1 onion chopped fine

2-3 green chillies chopped fine.

1 tsp cummin powder

1 tsp garam masala powder

Few chopped curry leaves

Salt to taste

METHOD

Mix all the ingredients and bind well .

Take portions and flatten it if you are

shallow frying.This can be deep fried too.

Variations :

1.You can add minced meat to the same recipe.

2. Add leeks /spring onions instead of onions.

3.Kofta curries,Korma,or Manchurian preparations…

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SOUFFLE PANCAKES

Calin's Kitchen

Soufflé pancakes are wonderful for breakfast

or as a snack . Kids will love it more if you try

making with different moulds.

You could try many fruit and vegetable

variations with the same recipe ,or add while

serving .

Today I will be giving the basic vanilla recipe

and a cheesy one .So two recipes in today’s post

a savoury and a sweet one .

To the recipe now

Vanilla soufflé

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup flour

4 tblsp. sugar ( to your taste)

1 tblsp oil / melted butter ( room temperature)

2 tblsp milk

3 egg yolks

4 egg whites

a pinch of cream of tartar /1 tsp.white vinegar

1 tsp vanilla essence

a pinch of salt

METHOD

Beat egg whites stiff,with cream of tartar and

sugar.Sugar should be added gradually.

Mix the rest of the ingredients,(add flour last).

Fold in beaten egg whites lightly.

Heat a flat bottomed…

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Barley Risotto

Emerging Adult Eats

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Big fan of The Oscars over here.

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Love the drama, the fashion, the awards, all of it. I trust them, mostly. (I do not want to talk about the years of Leo snubs.)

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Working on a project with my dad to watch all of the best picture winners. I have a spreadsheet, it’s serious.

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We’re quarantined apart, so can’t watch any together, but thought I’d suggest us watching the same one from afar. This year’s best picture winner is Parasite. Maybe you’ve heard of it, maybe not. When it first came out, I was utterly convinced it was a horror movie. I don’t even know why, the title and the movie poster were just eerie to me! Then it won and a bunch of people paid attention to it and I was ASSURED by the masses it was not a horror movie. It’s just about a family. OK, so maybe…

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Grilled BBQ Chicken Breasts w/ Sliced potatoes and Baked Beans

My Meals are on Wheels

Today’s Menu: Grilled BBQ Chicken Breasts w/ Sliced potatoes and Baked Beans

For Breakfast this morning I prepared Hash Brown and Diced Ham Skillet. I used Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, Heated up some Meijer Diced Ham, fried an Egg Sunny Side Up, made a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. I made a bed of the Hash Browns in a bow and sprinkled some Sargento Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese. Next I put the Diced Ham over top the Hash Browns and then topped it all with the Sunny Side Egg. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I went to McDonald’s to pick up Breakfast for Mom. Partly Cloudy and 65 drees out today. Gave the grill a good cleaning. Took it apart and cleaned the burners and cleaned the shell. Week 5 of our home isolation this week. For Dinner tonight Grilled BBQ…

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Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Honey Glazed Turkey

My Meals are on Wheels

This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is a Honey Glazed Turkey. Made using the JENNIE-O® Whole Turkey, Honey, Butter, Parsley, Sage Leaves, Rosemary, Thyme, Salt, and Pepper. The perfect Bird for Easter Table! You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Enjoy and Make the Switch in 2020! https://www.jennieo.com/

Honey Glazed Turkey
This easy glazed turkey recipe serves as both a sweet and savory entrée for your Easter dinner.

INGREDIENTS
1 (12 to 18-pound) JENNIE-O® Whole Turkey, neck and giblets removed
1 cup honey
½ cup butter, melted
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
2 teaspoons dried sage leaves
1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

DIRECTIONS
1) Prepare turkey according to package directions.
2) Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together honey, melted butter…

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Spicy Mongolian Beef

Sassy, Broke & Hungry

Gonna be honest. I have no idea what to call this one. It’s like a funny-looking newborn that I just can’t bring myself to name yet. This is a cross between Beef Bulgogi and Mongolian Beef, so I decided to use the name you have a better chance of pronouncing correctly (do you like how I assume you lack culture?)

This recipe is salty, savory, sweet, and a little spicy. Fair warning: someone will probably say it’s “too spicy” and that they prefer “American food.” We all have that friend (they’re probably named Karen.) In all seriousness, it’s a cheap recipe that’s perfect for dinner, or a lunch to bring to work. I guess breakfast too, if you’re into that. I don’t know your life.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb skirt or flank steak cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown…

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Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe – Honey Sesame Tenderloin

My Meals are on Wheels

This week’s Sunday’s Pork Roast Dinner Recipe is a Honey Sesame Tenderloin. Made using Whole Pork Tenderloin, Soy Sauce, Garlic Cloves, Ginger Root, Sesame Oil, Honey, Brown Sugar, and Sesame Seed. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2020! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Honey Sesame Tenderloin
Roasting this marinated tenderloin whole in a hot oven only takes 15 minutes or so, enough time to cook a pot of rice and steam a green vegetable.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 whole pork tenderloin, about 1 pound
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tablespoon grated ginger root
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
4 tablespoons sesame seed

Cooking Directions:
1 – Place tenderloin…

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Bourbon Biscuits

The Bitter Baker

One day I’ll be able to fucking make COOKIE-cookies. Of note, this recipe makes about 9 Biscookies.

Edit: While I originally called these biscookies, upon taking a small bite (and being immediately disgusted because whiskey is nail polish remover in disguise and you can’t tell me otherwise), I discovered the softness and texture is that of a straight biscuit. Science.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Couple dashes ginger
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 345F.
  2. Put ingredients in medium bowl and mix until dough is formed.
  3. Place a heaping spoonful of dough on tin foil-lined baking tray until all dough is used.
  4. Put tray in oven and bake for 10 minutes.

I’d love to hear how your biscuits turn out, and don’t hesitate to ask any questions if you have them!

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Upside-Down Rosemary-and-Olive-Oil-Chip-Crusted Quiche

The Bitter Baker

A mouthful of a title if there ever was one. Honestly this could also just be called “Fancy-Chip-Crusted Upside-down Quiche” – but I suppose even then it’s still fuckin’ long. 🤷‍♀️ This recipe came to be because on my quest to find low-sodium chips I could gobble down without worrying about the salt, I bought a bunch of different Off the Eaten Path ™️ chips (not sponsored but hey – HMU 👌😉👍). Two of the three I’d already tried and very much liked, but I also wanted to go off the beaten path (or should I say – EATEN hahaha) and try a new flavor I’d spotted at my local grocery store: Rosemary and Olive Oil Hummus Chips. I then discovered, after a single chip, that I very much do not like rosemary.

The usual not wanting to waste food yada-yada-yada and the fact I was visiting a friend…

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Classic Double Bacon Cheeseburger

Grizzly BBQ

If we are talking about plain ol’ good grub, there are few things I enjoy more than a cheeseburger, and even more than a cheeseburger? Make that a double bacon cheeseburger. I said “plain ol’ good grub”, but when it comes to flavor content, your taste buds’ perception will be disagreeing with that.

“Double bacon cheeseburger” is a string of words designed to scare the life out of a vegan. Double the meat, double the tears. Double bacon cheeseburgers might as well be the garlic to the vampire that is a vegan. Hey, vegans, if you happen to be checking out this post, frowning and readying yourself to write a self-righteous comment, allow me to humbly let you know that I am merely half-joking with what I just said. Actually, wait, what are you doing on a barbecue-based website if you are a vegan? Where am I?

Right. There are…

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Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Roll Ups

Partners in Cooking

Low-Carb, Keto, Gluten-Free

These lightened up chicken enchiladas use zucchini strips instead of tortillas, Greek yogurt, and a healthier, homemade enchilada sauce. I love chicken enchiladas so much, but let’s be honest – they aren’t the best for you. This recipe is a perfect way to make a favorite meal become guilt free, while getting an extra serving of veggies in. This is sure to become a favorite recipe in your house and you will hardly miss the tortillas!

Chicken Enchilada Zucchini Roll Ups

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Kitchen Gadgets We Love for this Recipe:

  • Mandoline Slicer – This is a must have for this recipe. I tried to make this same recipe without a mandoline and sadly it just didn’t work. It is nearly impossible to slice the zucchini to the correct thickness without a mandoline. This was something I personally…

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Chicken Piccata over Roasted Spaghetti Squash

Partners in Cooking

Paleo, Low-Carb, High-Protein, Gluten-Free

Chicken Piccata over Roasted Spaghetti Squash

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Ingredients:

Roasted Spaghetti Squash:

  • 1 large spaghetti squash (or two smaller)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Dredge:

  • 1 lb chicken cutlets (or chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise and pounded even)
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Other Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 small shallots, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice (juice from one lemon)
  • Zest from one lemon
  • 1 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine (I used Chardonnay) – replace with chicken broth for paleo
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, finely chopped (additional for garnish)
  • 2 tbsp grass-fed salted butter (or salted ghee)
  • 2 tbsp capers
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper (adjust…

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Roasted Spaghetti Squash

Partners in Cooking

Paleo, Low-Carb, Keto, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

This roasted spaghetti squash recipe is used as the base for many of my recipes. I love serving it as a pasta substitute for many delicious dishes such as, carbonara, chicken piccata, and lobster shrimp scampi. However, roasting the spaghetti squash gives it all the flavor it needs to be eaten alone as a side dish or even as a meal itself.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large spaghetti squash (or two smaller)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Optional Ingredients:

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp grass-fed salted butter
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast
  • Additional black pepper and sea salt, to taste

Recipe:

  1. Turn oven to 400 degrees. Begin prepping squash by poking holes into the skin with a knife 8-10 times…

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Mexican Chicken Casserole

Simply Cornish

Skinny Mexican Chicken Casserole

Ingredients:

1 bag (10 oz) frozen whole grain brown rice (1 1/2 c. cooked rice)
1 bag (12 oz) frozen whole kernel sweet corn
1 can (14 oz) black beans, drained, rinsed
2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
2 cans (10 oz each) Old El Paso™ enchilada sauce
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup chopped green onions (4 medium)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (I leave this out as I do not like cilantro.)
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups shredded 2% milk reduced-fat Mexican style cheese blend (8 oz)
1 cup shredded lettuce

1 tomato, chopped

Steps:

Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13×9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook rice and corn as directed on bags. In baking dish, carefully stir rice, corn, beans, chicken, enchilada sauce, bell pepper, 2 tablespoons of the green onions, the cilantro, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder and 1 cup of the cheese until well…

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Easy and CHEAP Homemade Vegan/Veggie Tacos!

The Kitchen Conversation

It’s FRIDAY. And PAYDAY! Also unofficially FRUGAL DAY! We shouldn’t feel guilty about looking for cheap healthy eats. Grocery shopping can get quite expensive at times. You head to the store, grab the basics, and your total ends up being $72 for only 10 items!! Not today Satan!

Today we have a great recipe that is fast, tasty, and ONLY TEN DOLLARS! It’s quite rare that you hit that trifecta in home cooked meals. But TKC has your back—and your wallet.

We headed over to Trader Joes to find what could be cheap, filling, and spontaneous! Something that we could customize and make unique. Not just for ourselves-but for anyone! Lo and behold: Tacos.

Tacos are a classic Mexican dish that has been customized by many people and cultures. We’ve seen it all: breakfast tacos, fish tacos, chicken tacos, cauliflower tacos, tofu tacos, Indian tacos, and even GREEN tacos (whatever…

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Apple Fritters

What's for Dinner Moms?

We like to have a nice slow breakfast on the weekends. Usually we make a coffee cake, doughnuts, or some kind of sweet. This was our first time making fritters. They have a doughnut place in Kalamazoo that recently had a fritter contest. Each week they featured two flavors that went head to head and one in the end was the winner. Some of the flavors were wild and some were very traditional such as apple, cherry, and chocolate. This made me crave fritters for the past few weeks.

I figured we would start with the traditional apple and then we could branch out from there.

Verdict:

These were very easy to make. The family liked the flavor of the donuts. We will be making these again in the next few weeks with different fillings. Maybe chocolate or raspberry next.

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Barbecue Pork Pasta

What's for Dinner Moms?

So day three of eating pork. We had pork butt (click for link to recipe), Caramelized Pork (click for link to recipe) and now Barbecue Pork Pasta.  The nice thing was that no one complained because the dishes were so different that they didn’t feel like they were eating pork every day. And, I still have enough leftovers to freeze for another small dish like Pork Fried Rice another week.

Verdict:

Having the pork cooked in advance made this dinner super easy to bring together.  If your family likes pulled pork and barbecue sauce they will love this super simple pasta dish. We love sauce so we use plenty of barbecue sauce to make it saucy but you can cut back if you like.

We served this dish with green beans and a green side salad.

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My Popular, Italian Salad With Lemon & Olive Oil Vinaigrette –

Italian Salad with Lemon and Olive Oil Vinaigrette is a favorite in the Spoon household. It’s also my go to when having guest and I want to add an easy delicious salad! And, a plus is that everyone loves it! The salad is light and fresh from the lemon, a great addition to almost any meal! I used mixed greens because I like the different textures and colors; however, romaine is always perfect for the salad.
— Read on www.the2spoons.com/italian-salad-with-lemon-olive-oil-vinaigrette/

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