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The Best Guacamole I’ve Ever Made – recipe

The Best Guacamole I’ve Ever Made – recipe
Jul 04 2008 **Happy 4th of July everyone (in the USA)!!!I miss being out of the States on this holiday. We will be celebrating by grilling on Saturday down at the garden. Hamburgers and hot dogs…can’t get any more 4th of July-ish traditional than that!** I was searching the inter-tubes for a good-looking guacamole recipe the other day. It was flavorful, but not over powering, creamy and chunky at the same time, and gone 1/2 way through our meal! I found the recipe here at The Daily Green. Here’s how I did it: Ingredients: 2 ripe Avocados, peeled and pitted juice of 1 Lime 1/4 Cup minced Red Onion 2 Tablespoons minced Cilantro 1 small clove Garlic, minced 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt or 1/2 teaspoon Table Salt 1/2 teaspoon Pepper 1 Tablespoon minced Jalapeño Directions: Halve the avocado and remove the pit. Serve immediately. Makes 3-4 servings (but it will go so fast you should double it!). ShareThis Leave a Reply

Chicken Tamale Pie Today’s lesson is on healing foods. You might be thinking of brightly colored veggies and lean proteins, and I can dig that . Most of the time. But today I’m thinking of creamy corn bread, spicy enchilada sauce, seasoned chicken, and melted cheese baked into a pie dish. A PIE DISH. I’ve had a rough go of it the last few days. The Pistachios. Let me tell you something about myself. So in an effort not to eat the whole bag of pistachios in between lunch and dinner, I’ve been spending my evenings making one bazillion types of pistachio baked goods. No pistachios were thrown at the kitchen wall. Just when I was about to throw in the towel on baking for the rest of my life, Bjork asked for this tamale pie. One last thing: Tamale Pie loves the camera. Like, whoa. Chicken Tamale Pie Author: Pinch of Yum, adapted from Cooking Light Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Serves: 8 ⅓ cup fat free milk ¼ cup egg substitute 1½ tablespoon taco seasoning, divided ¼ teaspoon ground red pepper Preheat oven to 400°.

Corn Casserole Corn Casserole is one of my favorite sides during the holidays or at potlucks during any time of the year. It is the easiest recipe to throw together and can be prepared with various ingredients mixed in. Me? Some people like to top their corn casserole with cheese, but I like to stir it into the mix instead. A favorite of ours not only during the holidays but year round, too! 1 (15 1/4 oz) can whole kernel corn, drained 1 (14 3/4 oz) can cream-style corn 1 (8 oz) package Jiffy corn muffin mix 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 to 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar Preheat oven to 350? Mix together the corn, Jiffy, sour cream and butter in a large bowl. Note: You can bake for a shorter time in a 9x13, but the texture will be different than baking in the 9x9 or 2 quart casserole. Source: Paula Deen via The Food Network

Cheesy Quinoa Bites A new year always brings new resolutions. And I do have new resolutions (in a post to come), but this would be the same resolution I’ve had pretty much every year that I can remember – get healthier. Hopefully this is the year that sticks. It has to stick through January, because I’m in a group of ladies trying to lose 10 pounds by February 4th. So far this year, I’ve exercised everyday (*cough* ignore that the grand total is only two days)! But eating is the other half of the equation. Enter Cheesy Quinoa Bites. These babies are amazing. I may try to play around and sub fresh parsley for the cilantro at some point, but they were delicious as is! Ingredients 2 cups cooked quinoa (I cook my quinoa in low sodium chicken broth) 2 large eggs 1 cup shredded carrot 2 stalks green onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 Tbs all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp seasoning salt 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Balsamic Pot Roast (in the Crock Pot) A couple of months ago I was reading a Taste Of Home magazine while in the waiting room at my son's orthodontics appointment, and I came across a recipe for Balsamic Braised Pot Roast. I made a mental note of it and filed it away in my brain for later use. This week, as I was struggling for dinner ideas, that recipe popped into my head. I prefer to cook my pot roasts in the slow cooker, and I knew Tuesday would be perfect since I had lots of errands to do after work that day. Ah, the smell was amazing when I walked in the door that night. Balsamic Pot Roast3 lbs beef chuck roast, boneless Garlic salt & pepper seasoning2 tbsp olive oil1 onion, sliced2 sprigs of fresh rosemary2 bay leaves2 fresh sage leaves (or a sprinkle of powdered sage)2 cloves garlic, chopped1 cup red wine1/3 cup GOOD balsamic vinegar1, 14.5oz can beef broth 3 tbsp corn starchSalt & PepperBaby carrots, about a bag2 medium potatoes, cut into mouth sized pieces

Party Pleasers: 57 Easy Potluck Recipes For crowd-pleasing party favorites, the Editors of Mr. Food have compiled our best potluck recipes for any event! Whether you're searching for church potluck recipes or make-ahead dishes for that neighborhood get-together, we've got a huge variety of great potluck recipes to help you plan your menu. Don't miss Party Pleasers: 57 Easy Potluck Recipes, our handy guide to potluck appetizers, dips, salads, main dishes, sides and desserts! Next time you're invited to a backyard barbecue, summer picnic, or dinner party, choose from a delicious array of easy potluck recipes - from colorful layered salads and tasty dips to creamy casseroles and savory vegetable sides. If you're planning a potluck, be sure to check out our Dynamite Dip Tips, plus How to Plan a Perfect Buffet! Table of Contents Potluck Appetizers & Dips Potluck Salads Potluck Main Dishes Potluck Sides Potluck Desserts Potluck Appetizers & Dips Bacon Lover's Deviled Eggs - What's a potluck without classic deviled eggs? Six Layer Dip Mr.

2 Ingredient No-Bake Date Squares Only 2 simple ingredients and a in a few minutes you can have delicious organic date squares. (Great Energy Bars!) Organic medjool dates (if dates are not soft and caramely then soak overnight in just enough filtered water to cover) Pulsate water and dates in a food processor until a thick smooth paste forms, use a little more water if necessary. It should be the consistency of a thick jam. Once chilled and firm, cut and serve. Enjoy! Check out my recipe tab for more easy and healthy recipes! Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes Recipe These Philly cheese steak sloppy joes take your favorite ingredients of a Philly cheese steak sandwich and combine them with a classic sloppy joe. What I love about this recipe is that it is so easy to prepare and is great if you are looking for a quick meal. The process to preparing these sloppy joes is easy. Ground beef is cooked in the pan with onion and bell peppers. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1lb ground beef 1 medium onion (chopped) 1 medium green bell pepper (seeded and chopped) ¼ cup steak sauce 1 cup beef broth salt and ground black pepper (to taste) 4 hamburger buns 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon flour 1 cup milk 1 cup provolone cheese (shredded) Cooking Instructions: Step 1: Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Mom Friendly Broccoli Cheese Balls Recipe Mom Friendly Broccoli Cheese Balls Recipe Tags Add tags to help organize recipes in your box. ( Add Tags ) Ingredients ( Edit ) 1 lb of broccoli florets, chopped into small pieces 2 cups shredded cheese of your choice 3 eggs, beaten 1 cup Italian bread crumbs Instructions In a bowl add the broccoli... Beat the eggs and add to the... Add the bread crumbs and mix... See full instructions on

Cucumber Boats Cucumber Boats I am always searching for quick, healthy and easy snacks – aren’t we all? This one works… for the most part. I can’t see myself packing this one for work and whipping it out at my desk, so we’ll say this is a good weekend snack or when you get home from work snack. Well, now that I think about it I guess you could just chop the cucumber and mix it in with the cottage cheese and take it to work..? If you like cottage cheese, and cucumbers then this will be a little slice of heaven for you. **I get a LOT of questions and comments on this one – Yes, it would be awesome with tomato and celery, or dried spices, and greek yogurt would be awesome! Print Yield: 2-4 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 cucumber, peeled, halved and seeds scooped out 3/4 cup cottage cheese 2 tablespoons basil, chopped 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped Salt and Pepper - to taste Directions: Peel a cucumber - all the way if you want, or just some.

Spanakopita Bites Buttery, flaky phyllo appetizers are especially popular in my family. I guess I can't blame them since who can resist buttery, flaky phyllo dough anyway?! My mother in law requested these Spanakopita Bites as an appetizer for the birthday party she was throwing for her husband. They were a hit with no leftovers, which is no surprise. I firmly believe that anything paired with butter and phyllo dough would be hard to resist...right? These spanakopita bites are a twist on the classic spanakopita recipe I tend to make. Spanakopita Bites recipe adapted from CBSrecipe yields 60-72 mini muffin sized bites 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil 1 small onion, chopped 3 green onions, chopped 10 ounces frozen chopped spinach. thawed and squeezed dry 4 to 6 ounces domestic feta cheese, crumbled 1 cup cottage cheese OR ricotta cheese OR cream cheese 1 egg Salt and pepper to taste 1 pound phyllo, thawed 8 tablespoons butter (1 stick), melted 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Sister's awesome pasta salad I have fabulous sisters. They have helped me through an incredible amount of crap. I am sure they will all have a spotlight on this blog eventually, but for now I would like to tell you about my sister Lissa. She is an amazing, beautiful woman. This salad is extremely easy to make. In an extra large container/bowl/saucepan, combine: 16-oz. jar zesty Italian salad dressing 1-lb. box rotelle pasta, cooked and drained/rinsed 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 8 medium celery stalks, thinly sliced 16-oz. package cojack cheese, cubed 16-oz. tube summer sausage, cubed 3 13.75-oz. cans quartered artichoke hearts, drained 2 6.5-oz. cans pitted black olives, drained 2 8.5-oz. jars julienned sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Mix well and chill overnight to allow the ingredients to marinate. I have a large helping left in my refrigerator that I am going to go munch on! Isn't summer wonderful?

Caprese Baked Egg Cups I learned five things yesterday. 1. Having a cocktail after making a freakishly giant mess in the kitchen helps calm the stress of cleaning up AND makes it go faster… or just makes you forget how long it takes? 2. 3. iChatting with loved ones in another state after a big cocktail (oops I know… I left out the part about how big it was in #1) is awesome. 4. 5. Geez. All hangovers and unrealistic, dreamy 2002 relationships aside, these baked eggs are where it’s at. Well, I totally thought that and I was totally wrong. Caprese Baked Egg Cups makes 4 cups [2 x 3 1/2 in ramekins] 4 or 8 eggs (depending on if you want 1 or 2) 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved 3-4 ounces mozzarella cheese, chopped (I used marinated mozz from Trader Joe’s, hence the seasoning) 8-10 fresh basil leaves 2 teaspoons cream or milk salt and pepper softened butter Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter each ramekin and fill with a few pieces of tomato, cheese and basil. I want a mimosa.