Sloppy Joes Recipe 1 Sauté the carrots, onions, celery, and garlic: Heat olive oil in a large sauté pan on medium high heat. Add the minced carrots and sauté for 5 minutes. (If you are using bell pepper instead of carrots, add those at the same time as the onions.) Add the chopped onion and celery. Add the minced garlic and cook for 30 more seconds. 2 Brown the ground beef: Using the same pan (or you can cook the meat at the same time as the vegetables in a separate pan to save time), crumble the ground beef into the pan. Sprinkle with salt. Do not stir the ground beef, just let it cook until it is well browned on one side. If you are using extra lean beef, you will likely not have any excess fat in the pan. 3 Add ketchup, tomato sauce, Worcestershire, vinegar, sugar, spices to the ground beef and vegetables: Return the cooked ground beef and vegetables to the pan. Add the ketchup, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar and brown sugar to the pan. Serve with toasted hamburger buns.
Baked Parmesan Tomatoes Recipe - ACE Healthy Recipes Ingredients 4 tomatoes, halved horizontally 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano 1/4 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper, to taste 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil Cooking Directions Step 1 Preheat oven to 450° F. Step 2 Place tomatoes cut-side up on a baking sheet. Nutrition Info Serving: Per serving Calories: 91 Carbohydrates: 6g Fat: 6g Protein: 3g Dietary Fiber: 2g Saturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 4mg Potassium: 363mg Sodium: 375mg Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2
homemade pop tarts I never had a Pop-Tart until college. I realize that for some people this may cause a shocked reaction on par with my husband’s the time I told him I’ve never watched Goonies before (or Jacob’s, upon discovering the internet). Obviously I grew up under a rock, right? Thus, given my proximity to concrete-like materials you’d think I have been better prepared for the texture of the one I purchased from the vending machine in the basement of my freshman dorm (not at 4 a.m. or anything, either, nope, not this angel!). I understand that if I had toasted it, my experience might have been better. I can’t believe I waited so long to make these. Most recipes I have come across use a pie dough for the pastry but I was really stuck on getting a crust that was a little more sturdy — one with an egg. One year ago: Black Bread Homemade Pop Tarts Adapted from King Arthur Flour 1 additional large egg (to brush on pastry) To make cinnamon filling: Whisk together the sugar, cinnamon, and flour.
baked chicken meatballs As it turns out, I’m a sucker for a good meatball. It’s a funny thing because ground meat has rarely done it for me; I’m certain I’m the lone American who doesn’t get in a frenzy over hamburgers or meatloaf. But something happens when you mix otherwise dull ground meats up with softened bread, herbs, seasonings and bits of extra ingredients, oof — I will swat your fork away to get at them first. I’ve found some good ones over the years, such as the only ones you should ever serve with your spaghetti and these guys, which, if you have not already, you should not wait until next summer to try, not to mention the ones I sneak into sliders and soup. But as I hadn’t tried these before, my meatball recipe collection — and possibly even my life — was woefully deficient. They’re the best, and really only, reason I’ve found to enthusiastically welcome the purchase of ground chicken. Baked Chicken Meatballs Adapted from Gourmet Serves 4, or more as appetizers or sliders
pizza with bacon, onions and cream I am busted. Someone figured out that I made this over a week ago and have been holding out on you and called me out on it. Guilty as charged. I know nobody will believe me, but I swear, sometimes I just come up blank. I keep trying to figure out how I can convince you that you should make this now, right now, but I’m having a hard time. All of which isn’t very “January” of me, and truthfully, I’d intended to squeeze this recipe in right before New Years, as tiny flatbreads for a cocktail party, for people like me who always forget to eat dinner before we go to a party but feel kind of terrible when we eat nothing but tortilla chips, salsa, various cheeses on crackers and cocktails for dinner. When I got to work on these little pizzas, however, I quickly remembered why I love this dish so much, and can rarely resist it on a restaurant menu. Pizza with Bacon, Onions and Cream [Alsatian Pizza] Adapted from André Soltner via Food & Wine Preheat oven to 450°F. Oil two large baking sheets.
25 clever ideas to make life easier - StumbleUpon Via: amy-newnostalgia.blogspot.com Why didn’t I think of that?! We guarantee you’ll be uttering those words more than once at these ingenious little tips, tricks and ideas that solve everyday problems … some you never knew you had! (Above: hull strawberries easily using a straw). Via: apartmenttherapy.com Rubbing a walnut over scratches in your furniture will disguise dings and scrapes. Via: unplggd.com Remove crayon masterpieces from your TV or computer screen with WD40 (also works on walls). Via: athomewithrealfood.blogspot.com Stop cut apples browning in your child’s lunch box by securing with a rubber band. Via: marthastewart.com Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bedlinen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match. Via: realsimple.com Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone / iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music. Via: savvyhousekeeping.com Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags. Via: iheartnaptime.net
viennese cucumber salad My first day back to work after New Years started with my laptop flat lining, having to clean the office pantry microwave after my oatmeal blew up in it, finding myself completely and frantically over my head in a new bit of work I personally requested the week before and a wind-tunneled trip to the new Apple store to gaze at the shiny brightness. In short, I had hoped to be gently eased into 2008, but since that wasn’t in the cards for me, I ended it with a dinner of French Toast. What? Tell me that you’re not jealous. But you know what else I did, you know, in my maple syrup haze? Enough of this, however: I know what you holiday detoxing and highly-resolved people want really want–something healthy, fresh, guilt-free and completely delicious, thus I have for you today the best cucumber salad I have ever made, and hoo boy, I have made a lot. Not what you were craving? Just Dressings: One Year Ago Balthazar Cream of Mushroom Soup Viennese Cucumber Salad Adapted from Gourmet, December 2004
Whole Wheat Noodles with Peanut Sauce and Vegetables Recipe Whole Wheat Noodles with Peanut Sauce and Vegetables Recipe I hope everyone had a nice Valentine’s weekend. My hubs spoiled me with breakfast, gifts, and flowers. Since Josh made breakfast, I took control and made dinner and baked his favorite cookies for dessert-oatmeal chocolate chip. We also relaxed and watched the Olympics and the All Star game. I recently posted my favorite vegetable spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce. The peanut sauce went perfectly with the whole wheat noodles. If you like this recipe, you might also enjoy: Soba Noodles with Edamame, Zucchini, and Spinach from Two Peas and Their PodLazy Day Peanut Noodle Salad from 101 CookbooksPeanut Sesame Noodles from Smitten KitchenChinese Cold Noodles from Use Real Butter
Avocado Fries Oh dear. I never should have done this. This may be one of my biggest mistakes all year. Can’t take it back now. So we’re totally enjoying our grilled avocados, but my husband innocently asks “What else can you do with avocados?” Sigh…. At a buck fifty a pop (at least around here), avocados can easily run up quite a tab on the grocery bill. So, consider yourself warned. Avocado Fries Printable RecipeRecipe Adapted from Sunset Magazine Canola oil for frying1/4 cup flour1 tsp kosher salt2 large eggs, beaten to blend 1 1/4 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs) 2 firm-ripe medium avocados, pitted, peeled, and sliced into 1/2-in. wedges Grated parmesan for serving (optional) 1. 2. 3. 3.
Strawberry Mango Salsa Recipe Strawberry Mango Salsa Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow! Who is celebrating? Strawberry season is in full swing and I have been eating my fair share. I love the bright color and fresh flavor of this salsa. Here are a few other Cinco de Mayo recipes you might enjoy: Homemade Baked Tortilla ChipsEdamame GuacamoleCilantro Lime RiceBlack Bean and Mango TostadasMexican Rice BowlChewy Lime and Coconut Sugar CookiesLime BarsAvocado Ice Cream Happy Cinco de Mayo! Strawberry Mango Salsa Ingredients:1 cup strawberries, hulled and diced 1 medium mango, peeled, pitted, and diced 1/2 avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced 2 tablespoons diced red onion 1 tablespoon diced jalapeno 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice Salt, to taste Tortilla chips or pita chips-for servingDirections:1. If you like this Strawberry Mango Salsa, you might also like: Peach SalsaFruit Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Pita ChipsBlack Bean SalsaJosh’s Mango Salsa