Monday, June 8, 2009

Blue Cheese Burgers

We made this the other night and it was amazing!!!

Blue Cheese Burgers
1 lb ground meat
1 container Blue Cheese
Grill Seasoning

In a bowl mix the meat and blue cheese together. Make sure it is all well mixed in.
Once mixed make into patties. I like making small patties and put them on rolls instead of buns.
After patties and made sprinkle with some grill seasoning. 
Then grill until cooked. 

I put my burgers on Hawaiian Sweet Rolls and added some grilled onion and a special Dijon Sauce.

Dijon Sauce
Dijon Mustard

Mix all together in a small bowl. Use your own judgement on how much of each you put in!

These burgers were so great!!! The cheese was already melted into the burgers and the topping just made them to die for! 
You can also make these with ground turkey or chicken to be a bit healthier!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Great Snack

This is my new favorite snack and it is so easy to make!!

Peanut Butter and Greek Yogurt
1 cup Non Fat Greek Yogurt
3 big spoonfuls of Peanut Butter

  • In a bowl mix the yogurt and peanut butter
  • Taste and then add the honey to your liking

I love this on celery, toast, bananas, strawberries and so many other fruits. 

This is so good and I hope everyone loves it!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

My great friend Heather gave me this recipe and it is so fantastic!

Poppy Seed Chicken

3 cups of cubed chicken that has been boiled
2 cans of cream of chicken soup (sub cream of mushroom if you prefer)
1 8oz container of sour cream
1 1/2 sleeves of crushed Ritz crackers
1 1/2 sticks of melted butter
2 Tablespoons of poppy seeds

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Mix together in large bowl, chicken, soup, sour cream and poppy seeds. 
  • Spread 3/4 of cracker mixture along bottom of 9x13 casserole dish. 
  • Next, place chicken mixture. 
  • Top with remaining cracker mixture. 
  • Bake at 350 for 1 hour. 
  • Let cool for 5 mins before serving.
A great side to this is roasted potatoes or wild rice!

Hope you enjoy.

Oven Fried Chicken

One of my friends Ashley sent me a great chicken recipe from The Food Network.
It is called “Oven Fried Chicken” and it is so wonderful!

Click on the link and it will take you right to the recipe.

Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

I love love love fish and it is so good for you. This is such a great dinner that I think most people will love.

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

2-3 Tilapia filets
1 Cup flour
1 Egg
1 Cup Parmesan
1 Cup Bread Crumbs

In 3 separate plates place the flour, egg (scrambled), and parmesan with the bread crumbs
Once that is set out take a filet and cover it with the flour, then dip it in the egg, and last cover it with the parmesan and bread crumbs
While breading the fish place a large pan on the stove and drizzle some EVOO on it and let the pan and EVOO get hot over a med-high heat
Once the Tilapia is well coated with everything place it in your pan over the stove
Cook each side for about 4-5 min

This is such a great meal to eat with the Broccoli Pasta. Or another great way to eat it is get some really great fresh bread and make it a sandwich and add the condiments of your choice.
So good and so healthy!

Broccoli Pasta

Broccoli Pasta

1.5 cups any short cut pasta
1 large head of Broccoli
2 tablespoons Pesto Sauce
10 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 cup Parmesan
1 Lemon

Cook pasta as directed. Once cooked drain and leave in the strainer
Cut broccoli very fine and then steam
In same pan as you cooked pasta add some EVOO and the garlic. Over med-high heat and let simmer for about 1-2 minuets
Then add in pasta, broccoli, pesto, and juice of one lemon. Make sure everything is nice, warm and mixed together
Once everything is well mixed add in the parmesan cheese

This is so great! It is a great side dish or you could eat it with some grilled chicken or fish.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Salmon Cakes

I love crab cakes but unfortunately my husband can't have shell fish. So, thanks to Miss Marsha, I now have a wonderful recipe for Salmon Cakes!!!

Salmon Cakes
1 lb. of Salom
1 medium onion
3 stalks celery
2 handfuls of small baby carrots
8 garlic cloves
2 egg whites
1/2 cup flour
1 cup bread crumbs

  • Broil Salmon for about 10 min or until done
  • Place in a bowl and use a fork to break up salmon into small pieces
  • Take onion, celery, carrots, and garlic and puree in a food processor
  • Once pureed place on stove over med-high heat and cook on stove for about 30 min. You want the puree to become brown in color
  • Add the puree in with the salmon and mix everything together (add in about 1 handful of dill while mixing everything together)
  • Once mixed make into small patties
  • Then dip each patty first into the egg whites, then flour, and last bread crumbs
  • In a med-high pan drizzle some EVOO and then place the patties on and cook for about 3-4 min on each side
This really is such a wonderful dinner. It is a bit more time consuming so do things in stages. I try to get a lot of the prep stuff done while my child is napping. 

I usually serve this meal with red potatoes and acorn squash.

This is so good and so healthy.