Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Chop and combine all ingredients in a bowl and serve! :)
Shepherd's Pie Ingredients:
1 lb 93% lean ground beef
1 1/2 cups frozen baby vegetable mix (such as Birds Eye)
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained
1 (8-ounce) can no-salt-added tomato sauce
2 cups country-style refrigerated mashed potatoes
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preheat broiler. Cook beef in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned, stirring to crumble. Add vegetable mix, tomatoes, and tomato sauce. Cook 5 minutes or until mixture is slightly thick and thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. While beef mixture cooks, place potatoes in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap; vent. Microwave at HIGH 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Spoon mixture evenly into each of 4 (8-ounce) broiler-safe ramekins coated with cooking spray. Top evenly with potatoes; sprinkle with pepper. Place ramekins on a baking sheet. Broil 2-3 minutes or until potatoes are golden. Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1 pie.)
Calories: 305; Fat 10.7g (sat 5.6g), Protein 20.6g, Sodium 490mg
This recipe was taken from my favorite cookbook at the moment: Cooking Light: fresh food superfast.
Just a side note: this recipe was the first time I've ever used the broiler setting on my oven! Please be sure that the dishes you use in the oven are safe to broil! :)
Cheese (American or cheddar or other)
Butter flavored cooking spray
Optional ingredients: Picante sauce, ham, turkey, pineapple
This sandwich is made like any normal grilled cheese, but instead of cooking it in a pan on the stove top you'll heat up your waffle iron.
Preheat the waffle iron. Place cheese (and any of your optional ingredients) on the bread. Coat waffle iron with cooking spray and place sandwich on waffle iron. If cooking multiple sandwiches, you can cook them in batches. Cook 4-6 minutes or until cheese melts and bread is toasted. Serve with picante sauce or enjoy as is!
Sunday, August 28, 2011
So, the other night I cooked Buffalo Chicken Thighs and they were DELICIOUS!!! :) I was so hungry that when dinner was ready I forgot to snap a few pictures...however, I have created this wonderful delicacy again so that you may also see just how delicious they are!! And I've made them for my family this Saturday!
These Buffalo Chicken Thighs are very easy to make and a very convenient left over to use in a salad, on their own or I'm sure you could probably use them in a (spicy) soup!
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
8 bone-in chicken thighs, skinned
1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
3 tablespoons hot sauce
1 tablespoon butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Combine first 4 ingredients in a heavy-duty zip-top bag; seal. Shake to blend. Add half of chicken to bag; seal. Shake to coat. Remove chicken from bag shaking to remove excess flour mixture. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 1/2 teaspoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add flour-coated chicken to pan; sauté 4 minutes on each side or until browned. Transfer browned chicken to a pan. Repeat procedure with the remaining uncooked chicken, flour mixture, and oil. Discard remaining flour mixture. Bake chicken at 375 degrees for 8 minutes or until done.
Combine hot sauce and butter in a microwave-safe dish; microwave at HIGH for 30 seconds or until butter melts, stirring to blend. Place chicken in a shallow dish; drizzle with butter sauce. Toss to coat. Serving size: 2 thighs
Calories: 318 Fat: 17.8g Protein: 28.4g Sodium: 474mg
I get a LOT of my recipes off of the website www.MyRecipes.com. The great thing about it is there are almost endless amounts of recipes that you can use, alter and enjoy! The recipe for these delectable Buffalo Chicken Thighs can be found by clicking here!
They're fairly simple and very, very delicious!! :)
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
1 (20-ounce) package frozen julienne-cut sweet potato fries
Butter-flavored cooking spray
1 (15-ounce) can vegetarian chili with beans (such as Hormel)
1 cup (4 ounces) reduced-fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup sliced green onions
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Arrange fries on a large rimmed baking sheet. Coat fries with cooking spray. Bake at 450 degrees for 18 to 22 minutes or until crisp. (As you can see...I almost burnt ours!)
While fries bake, cook chili in a small saucepan over medium heat 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Transfer fries to a serving platter, or individual dish, spoon chili over fries; sprinkle with cheese and green onions. Serve hot. Yield: 6 servings.
Calories: 282, Fat: 11.5g (sat 3.5g), Protein: 10.5g, Sodium: 381mg.
My name is Katherine and I love food! :)
About two years ago I tried out "blogging" and I had problems deciding what to write about, sometimes it was too personal and other times too general or I just rambled on and on...so I slacked off, honestly I just quit blogging all together. However I've always had the desire to start blogging again.
So, here I am...now blogging about food! I've now been married for a little over a year and have discovered that I can actually cook! I'm no chef or connoisseur of the culinary arts...however I do love food and that's what drives me to try new things and to try to experiment.
If you know me, you'll know that I am a confident person...however when it comes to preparing something, especially food, I almost start shaking in my boots! In the past I procrastinated on many different things like projects for school, baking cookies for a bake sale, doing math problems or cooking dinners, just to name a few things. I now realize the reason I did that is because I was scared. I was scared to start something because I worried the end result wouldn't be good enough.
Cooking has helped me to discover that it's okay if you mess something up, you can try again until you get it right!! You might eat a few not-so-great meals and you may even have to throw out a few things, but these are great learning experiences. I cannot say I've completely kicked my procrastinating habit...however I am getting better than I used to be. Plus it helps that food tastes so good that you almost always have a great end to the project! :) I'd much rather enjoy a yummy meal than know I got a math problem correct!
This blog will mostly be recipes & my photos of these recipes. If you have anything to say regarding these recipes, have tried a similar recipe and would like to share your thoughts or would like me to try a recipe, please feel free to comment on the blog.
I hope you enjoy my posts & pictures! Enjoy!!