Sunday, June 13, 2021
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Sunday, February 7, 2021
Sunday, January 17, 2021
STEAK MARSALA AUGRATIN POTATOES ROASTED ASPARAGUS STEAK MARSALA FOR THE STEAKS: 4 petite steak filets Steak seasoning 1 tablespoon olive oil Pat steaks dry and generously season both sides with steak seasoning. Heat olive oil in an oven-proof black skillet for about 2 minutes. Place steaks in skillet and sear for exactly 2 minutes on each side. Remove from heat and place the steaks in the skillet into a 375 oven. Bake for exactly 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and let them rest for 10 minutes. FOR THE MARSALA SAUCE: 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons butter 1 (12-ounce) package sliced mushrooms ½ cup onion, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced Zattaran’s Cajun seasoning, to taste 1 (14.5-ounce) can beef broth 1 cup good quality Marsala wine 2 tablespoons sugar Salt and pepper to taste While the steaks are in the oven, heat the olive oil and butter in a skillet and sauté’ the onions for 4 minutes. Add the mushrooms and sauté’ another 3 minutes over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Once at a boil, reduce to simmering for about 20 minutes or until the sauce thickens. Ladle sauce over steaks. MELISSA’S POTATOES AUGRAUTIN 2 large baking potatoes, washed and cubed 1 small onion, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons butter Salt and pepper to taste 1-cup sour cream 1 (8-ounce) bag sharp cheddar, shredded In a skillet (black skillet is best), place olive oil and butter on medium high heat. When the butter is melted, place potatoes in the skillet and sauté’ for about 10 minutes. Add the onions and continue to sauté’ the potatoes and onions together until the potatoes are very tender. You may even place a lid over the skillet and simmer the potatoes on low for about 15 minutes, stirring often. Once the potatoes are cooked, spread sour cream over potatoes then sprinkle cheese evenly over sour cream. Cover and simmer on very low for about 5 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. These are delish! LEMON-PEPPER ASPARAGUS 1 bunch fresh asparagus, washed and trimmed Olive oil Salt, pepper and lemon-pepper seasoning Place the asparagus on a baking sheet in a single layer and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle seasonings over asparagus and roast in the oven on 425 for 12 minutes.
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Sunday, July 26, 2020
BURGER BOWLS WITH SEMI-HOMEMADE RANCH DRESSING
HEALTY HOMEMADE BAGELS
16-ounces of clean spring mix
½ cup roasted pumpkin seeds
½ cup dried cranberries
Roasted butternut squash
Semi-homemade Ranch dressing
FOR THE BURGERS:
1 lb. ground beef
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1 teaspoon each of salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder
1 tablespoon ketchup
¼ cup quick-cooking oats
Mix all the ingredients well in a large bowl and form into 4 hamburger patties. Grill or cook for 3 to 4 minutes on each side.
ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH
1 lb. fresh butternut squash, cubed
1 tablespoon of olive oil
½ teaspoon each of salt and pepper
Place the squash cubes in a bowl and toss with olive oil and salt and pepper
Place on a parchment-paper-lined cookie sheet and bake at 400 for 15 to 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.
SEMI-HOMEMADE RANCH DRESSING
1 packet of buttermilk ranch dressing or dip mix
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup mayo
Mix all together and refrigerate overnight or at least one hour.
How to build the bowls:
Divide spring mix evenly into 4 serving bowls. Next sprinkle pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries, and roasted butternut squash over the spring mix. Place a burger patty in each bowl and drizzle with ranch. Delicious!
HEALTHY HOMEMADE BAGELS
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
¾ teaspoon salt
2 (5.3 ounces) plain fat free Greek yogurt
1 egg white, beaten
Everything but the Bagel seasoning (can be purchased at Publix or Amazon)
Preheat the oven to 375. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, combine the first 3 ingredients, mixing well. Next add the yogurt and mix well. Place some flour on a work surface and turn the dough out onto the flour. Gently knead the dough (about 15 turns) and make a ball out of the dough. Cut it into 4 pieces. Roll each piece into a ball then use the palm of your hands to make rope out of the dough. Next connect each end so that there is a hole in the middle and place on baking sheet. Brush egg white on each side and sprinkle a gentle amount of seasoning on each side. Bake at 375 for 25 minutes. You can also do this with blueberry or strawberry yogurt and omit the seasoning.