Thursday, November 15, 2012

Oven-Fried Turkey Burgers

Another good recipe this week...Oven Fried Turkey Burgers with Bourbon Barbecue Sauce.  I also used the technique for coating in corn flakes with store-bought turkey patties.  The kids gobbled them up.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Gnocci soup--pinterest tested!

Gnocchi is my favorite food, in any preparation.  There is no other food like it.  I had to try the Gnocchi, Sausage and Spinach Soup that I repinned on Pinterest.  You can tell by the picture that I did not have spinach, so I substituted peas.  Excellent flavor.  I did make a preparation change from the posted recipe to save the number of pans to wash.  I browned the sausage and garlic first and removed them from the pot with any leftover drippings from the sausage. Then I sauteed the onion and red pepper.  I had homemade gnocchi in the freezer.  Yum.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Braised Chuck Roast

Some recipes are good and you might make them another time. Some recipes are great and you can make it over and over. This one is great!  I have make this Slow-Cooked Italian-Style Chuck Roast and have done different things with it.  Sometimes I add potatoes and carrots, other times I have used the leftover sauce and beef to make a soup.  Last night, I served the chuck roast over risotto.  Wow, that was good!  One bad thing...there weren't any leftovers.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

pinterest tested: butternut squash stuffed shells

I love anything with butternut squash and these are no exception!  I saw this recipe on Pinterest and had to try it.  Originally, I wanted to try it last week, but did not have the time.  I did get the squash roasted, then I put it into a freezer bag and froze it until yesterday.

As you can see from the picture, I did not add the spinach.  I did not have any in the freezer and was too lazy to run out.  Here is the link for the recipe:

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

In the mood for baking

With the holidays approaching, I started to clean out my freezer.  Last night, sloppy joes and tonight pasta with sauce.  I need to make room for the recipes I can make ahead and I also need my containers!

I have been reading the holiday issues of magazines (have I ever mentioned my addiction to food magazines?).  Also, I have been reading my copies of holiday cooking and craft books (another weakness of mine).  It put me in the mood to bake.

I tried the mini banana-cranberry-nut bread loaves, without the nuts.  WOW!  Cream cheese in banana bread: what can be better?  Perhaps bourbon, but I will save that rant for another post. I used the recipe and made 3 mini loaves and one regular loaf.  I baked the larger loaf for about 20 minutes longer.  I froze the mini loaves, but I am sure they will be eaten before the holidays.

I also tried the Oatmeal-Flax Chocolate Chip Cookies.  The taste was good, but the cookie came out a little flat.  That did not stop my family from eating them and they did not even realize there was oatmeal and flax meal in them.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Pinterest Tested- Italian Chicken


The picture for Italian Chicken on Pinterest looked delicious.  And it was.  This is easy to put together and I did my usual start in a slow oven (300 degrees) while I dropped off children, then turned it up, added the cheese and made the pasta when I got home. The house smelled so good.

I might add kalamata olives the next time I make it.  And I will make it again.