Archive For January 31, 2017

Baked Potato Soup

Baked Potato Soup

What do you do with leftover potatoes?  Have you tried baked potato soup? It’s the perfect comfort food. Print Baked Potato Soup Ingredients 2 medium potatoes, baked and cooled 2 cups chicken broth 2 tablespoons sour cream 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon crumbled cooked bacon or bacon bits 1 green…

Blackberry Smoothie

Blackberry Smoothie

Have you tried a blackberry smoothie?  It can be a delicious refreshing meal in a glass. No time to cook breakfast?  Smoothies can be blended in less than a minute and taken to drink along the way or at your desk. Add vegetables for extra health benefits.  Combinations are endless.  Have fun trying them out. …

Don’t let the Super Bowl put an end to your diet resolutions

Don’t let the Super Bowl put an end to your diet resolutions

One Super Bowl can set you back three weeks. That’s how long it takes to reverse the fat-storing process triggered by eating the wrong foods. Dr. Charles Nguyen, Dr. Tu Song Anh Nguyen and health journalist Mary Ann Marshall have co-authored the forthcoming book The Thinsulin Program: The Breakthrough Solution To Help You Lose Weight…

Shrimp Lemon Pepper Linguine

Shrimp Lemon Pepper Linguine

Here’s a quick and easy meal. Lemon pepper shrimp on linguine. Print Shrimp Lemon Pepper Linguine Ingredients 8 oz. linguine 1 tablespoon olive oil 6 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup chicken broth 1/4 cup white wine 1 lemon, juiced 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest salt to taste 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 1 pound fresh…

Cranberry Cream Cheese Pinwheel Appetizers

Cranberry Cream Cheese Pinwheel Appetizers

Last minute guests arriving? Need something for a potluck? These cranberry cream cheese pinwheel appetizers will please everyone. Print Cranberry Cream Cheese Pinwheel Appetizers Ingredients 4 soft flour tortillas (for Christmas I use the green spinach ones) 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened 1 tsp of garlic salt (or your choice of seasoning) 1…

Guacamole Mexicana

Guacamole Mexicana

Snacks can be healthy when made with fresh ingredients. Guacamole Mexicana is a mixture of ripe Haas avocados, Roma tomatoes, onions and flavourful spices. Print Guacamole Mexicana Ingredients 2 Haas avocados, mashed Juice of one lime 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 medium onion, minced 2 teaspoons habanera salsa 2…

Borscht

Borscht

Whether it be Russian, Polish or Ukrainian, the beet soup, borscht, is so delicious and good for you too. Print Borscht Ingredients 8 cups beef broth 4 large beets, peeled and chopped 2 large russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 2 cups thinly sliced cabbage 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar Salt and freshly ground…

Chipotle’s Copycat Honey Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Chipotle’s Copycat Honey Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

I must admit that I have never lived anywhere there was a Chipotle restaurant. However, Chipotle’s Copycat Honey Vinaigrette salad dressing makes me look forward to a visit. Needing an easy salad dressing today, I found this recipe and am happy I did. Print Chipotle’s Copycat Honey Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Ingredients 6 tablespoons red wine…

Tuna Casserole is an old-fashioned comfort food

Tuna Casserole is an old-fashioned comfort food

A tuna casserole is always a nice change even though a family classic. It is cheesy, creamy and an old-fashioned comfort food. Just toss a light salad and you’re good to go.   Print Tuna Casserole Ingredients 1/2 lb. wide flat egg noodles 12 oz. tuna in water,drained and flaked apart 2 c. Swiss cheese…

Everything You Need To Know About Pomelo

Everything You Need To Know About Pomelo

This giant citrus fruit is native to Southeast Asia, and is thought to have originated in Malaysia, where is continues to grow abundantly. Pomelos are less popular in other parts of the world, primarily because it takes 8 years for the seeds to flower and bear fruit, but they can usually be found in Latin…

The Comfort of Pinto Bean Chili

The Comfort of Pinto Bean Chili

Every once in a while I get a craving for something I don’t find here. Lately it has been a bowl of chili. Pinto Bean Chili. As prominent as beans are in local diets, with an entire grocery store aisle of dried legumes, red kidney beans are nowhere to be found. Even the canned varieties….

Pineapple Enchiladas

Pineapple Enchiladas

Serve these Pineapple Enchiladas with Mexican rice and cornbread. A margarita wouldn’t hurt either.   Print Pineapple Enchiladas Ingredients 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple (well drained) 1/2 cup sour cream 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided 10 ounce can enchilada sauce, divided 6 (8 inch) flour tortillas [I included refried beans with jalapenos in…

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