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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Shrimp Alfredo MY WAY

I attempted alfredo once before and it was terrible but I was determined to try it again and this time it was INCREDIBLE.

2 tbsp butter
3 tbsp flour (i use wheat flour for anything and everything)
1-2 cups chicken broth
salt pepper garlic and tarragon --a sprinkle of each to taste
1 cup fresh grated parm cheese
1 doz-2 doz shrimp
1/2 bag MINI ravioli (boiled separate)

melt butter in saucepan
add flour
combine with butter and "cook" until it is a golden brown color.
add broth (adding more or less for preference)
whisk together
allow to low boil
when it is thickened and low boiling, add cheese.
put in shrimp -I used precooked shrimp so they just had to heat through for a minute.
add ravioli and toss with sauce and shrimp

Serve with garlic bread and salad




Monday, June 27, 2011

Herb chicken breast

I just posted a snack but couldn't wait on this recipe...

Dinner tonight is herbed chicken breast and I CAN'T wait for it to be finished cooking.

I mixed a tsp or garlic powder, 2 tsps thyme into 1/4 softened butter.

I trimmed open a pocket by cutting away the skin from the breast then I put two slices inside of the breast itself.

I took the butter on my hand and spread it inside of the pocket and outside on the skin.

I then sprinkled Paprika on the top of the skin.

bake 45-55 mins ( until moist but not pink) on 350 degree oven.

I crisp the skin on 450 for 3-5 mins.

ok, 20 mins left--my mouth is watering!




super yumeee Guacamole and salsa....

It costs a fortune to buy guacamole and salsa premade at the store and its cheap and super easy to make yourself!!


Cut one avocado in half lengthwise.

Pull out seed by gently whacking it with a knife and pulling it out.

Use the knife to cut lengthwise and across making small cubes inside of the avocado.

Use the knife to separate the flesh from the skin into a bowl.

do the same with the other side.

SMALL dice a 1/8 onion and add to avocado.

add 3-4 sprigs of fresh cilantro.

diced 1/2 plum tomato or use 1/2 tsp tomato paste add to avocado.

add 1/2 tsp lemon or lime juice.

mash avocado with fork until its desired texture. I like mild chuckiness.


small dice 1/4 onion

dice 3 plum tomatoes

add 3-4 sprigs of cilantro

salt and pepper to taste

extras--you can make it super chucky and add corn kernals and diced pepper. To make it hotter add 1/2-1 small chili pepper (poblano or pepperocini)

Mix together, chill and serve with tortilla chips.


Enjoy this healthy and delicious snack!


Saturday, June 4, 2011

Mango Passionfruit chicken burgers

I have come to love chicken burgers and have been trying them in a variety of ways. This is the newest:

1lb ground chicken
1 small onion or 1/2 a medium diced small
2 tbsp Thyme
1 tsp garlic powder
1 cup od DelMonte Mango and Passionfruit cup diced up
mix all ingredients together
form 4 patties

You know what's coming next! Cook them on the Forman Grill. :)

I made a new sauce to go with this because I wanted a little heat with my sweet.

BBQ Sauce

1 cup ketchup
1 small jalopeno pepper diced
1/2 cup Del Monte mango passionfruit cup diced
1 tsp black pepper
2 turns of a pan of balsamic vinegar

Mix all ingredients in a small sauce pot boil and LOW cook for 10 minutes.

I serve on potato rolls with a fabulous salad and corn on the cob for the season!