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Raspberry Chicken Stir Fry

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“I like rice.  Rice is great if you’re hungry and want 200 of something.” – Mitch Hedberg

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 boneless chicken breast tenderloins
  • 2 cups of white rice
  • 1 frozen bag of vegetables (this one had carrots, broccoli, green beans, and water chestnuts)
  • 1 cup of raspberry vinaigrette dressing

Steps:

  • For the best flavor, marinate the chicken in 3/4 cup of the dressing overnight.
  • Fry the chicken in a pan until it is well cooked.
  • For the rice, boil 2 cups of water.  Place 2 cups of rice in the water, stir, remove from heat and let sit with the cover on.
  • Pour the frozen vegetables into the pan over high heat until they start to thaw and warm up.  Cut the chicken into small pieces and toss into the vegetables.
  • Mix the veggies and chicken with the white rice and pour the remaining (1/4 cup) dressing over the stir fry.

Happy cooking!

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Baked Spaghetti with Squash

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“Everything you see I owe to spaghetti” – Sophia Loren

Servings- 6

Ingredients-

8 oz of angel hair pasta

24 oz of sauce

1 cup of mozzarella cheese

1.5 cups of squash

3/4 cup of spinach

Steps-

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Boil the water for your pasta.  Once it is boiling, cook for about 8-10 mins.

3. Chop your squash and spinach into small pieces.

4. When the pasta is done, drain and allow to cool.

5. Spray a square baking pan with cooking spray and then pour a little of the sauce into the pan until the bottom is covered.

6. Take a third of the pasta and place in the pan evenly.  Then pour a third of the spinach and a third of the squash over the pasta.  Next, cover that layer with a third of the sauce and then top with a fourth of the cheese.  Do the 2nd and 3rd layer in the same way. Top off with the rest of the cheese.

7. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

Happy Cooking!

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Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed Cauliflower

“Cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education” – Mark Twain

Hardest part of trying to be healthy is avoiding my beloved potato products. Most of all… mashed potato! I searched the ingredients in my house to see what I could make as a substitution… and this lovely mashed cauliflower recipe was the result. It is DELICIOUS & I hope you all enjoy it. Let me know below! 🙂

Servings: 3

Ingredients:
4 cups of cauliflower florets (frozen)
2 cloves of garlic
1 tsp of butter
1/4 cup of milk
1/3 cup of water
1 tbsp of grated parm cheese

Steps:

1. Boil cauliflower with 1/3 cups of water for 13 minutes
2. Mashed the cloves and garlic and mix with the other ingredients.
3. When the cauliflower is done boiling, mix in with the other ingredients.
4. Either mash by hand or mix in a food processor until you arrive at the desired smooth texture you want.
5. Top off with a little grated cheese!

Happy cooking!

Apple Cinnamon Pecan Muffins

 

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Apple Cinnamon Pecan Muffins

“If you’re afraid of butter, use cream!” – Julia Child 

 

It’s that time of year again… my favorite season!  Bring on the boots and scarves, watch the leaves change color, and embrace the FALL!  For a food blogger, this obviously means lots of baking with apples.  A couple weekends ago my friends and I headed up to Western Mass and enjoyed a nice day of apple picking. 

 

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As a result, I still had tons of apples leftover.  I checked the cupboards and searched through my ingredients to see what types of goodies I could bake for my friends.  The result…. a house filled with delicious fall scents and bellies filled with delicious apple cinnamon pecan muffins. 

 

Servings: 6 muffins

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 large apple sliced and chopped

Steps: 

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

2. Peel and chop your apples into small pieces.

3. Beat the egg, melt the butter, and mix them with the other ingredients (including the apples) in a large bowl. 

4. Pour the batter into the cupcake tin filling each slot about 2/3rds full. 

5. Bake for 20-25 minutes. 

 

Happy baking & Happy fall!!!

 

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Eggplant Parm with Mushrooms

Eggplant Parm with Mushrooms

“I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food. “- W.C. Fields

Servings: 4

Ingredients:

2 medium eggplants
24 oz. of sauce
1.5 cups of mushrooms
.5 cups of grated parmesan cheese
2/3 cups of italian breadcrumbs
1 egg white (about 3 tbsp liquid)
1 egg
1 cup of mozzarella cheese

Steps:

* I used a crockpot for this recipe… If you do not own or do not wish to use a crockpot, use a glass baking dish and preheat oven to 350 degrees *

1. Spray crockpot with cooking spray of your choice.
2. Peel eggplant. Cut into round slices (thickness- medium)
3. Beat your eggwhite and egg in a small bowl.
4. Mix your grated cheese and italian breadcrumbs in another small bowl.
5. Place your eggplant slices (one at a time) in the egg mixture, and then in the cheese/breadcrumb mixture. Line the bottom of the crockpot with as many coated eggplant slices that will fit.
6. Slice mushrooms and pour a third of them over the eggplants slices in the crockpot.
7. Pour a third of the sauce over the mushrooms.
8. Pour a third of the mozzarella cheese over the sauce.
9. Continue this process until all of the ingredients are in the crockpot (order- coated eggplant, mushrooms, sauce, mozzarella cheese)
10. Cook on low for an hour and on high for an hour and a half – 2 hours. (takes about 3 HOURS TOTAL)- If using an oven, bake for a half hour. In either case, the dish is complete when the top is slightly brown. Serve with pasta of your choice!

Happy cooking!!

Spinach, Turkey, & Tomato Omelette Inspired by Blogilates

Spinach, Turkey, & Tomato Omelette

“The secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside” – Mark Twain

Serving Size: 1

Ingredients:

1 egg
2 egg whites
1/2 tomato
1/4 cup baby spinach (chopped)
1/2 cup oven roasted turkey (I used Purdue short cuts)
1/4 cup mozzarella cheese

Steps:

1. Beat egg and liquid egg whites. Spray pan and cook eggs on medium.
2. Chop tomato, spinach, and turkey into small pieces.
3. Once the egg is cooked the way you like it, flip over.
4. While the other side is cooking, sprinkle half of the mozzarella cheese on one side. When the cheese is melted, add the tomatoes, spinach, and turkey over the cheese.
5. Fold over the other half of the egg in order to create the omelette.
6. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top.

Serve with your choice of fruit & get your morning started the right way!

Happy cooking!