Sunday, September 17, 2017

Leek, bacon and potato soup

There are so many to choose from, but I really like this one

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/potato-leek-soup-with-bacon-recipe-1973577

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Angie's version of Sweet Potato Cashew Bake

I love sweet potato casserole. 


This is my favorite dish at Thanksgiving, and also at Christmas.  But the mid-west version is a little too sickly sweet for me, and in my opinion should be on the desert table.  When my friend, Trish, brought THIS version of the casserole to Thanksgiving one year, I was in love!  Here is the recipe, but a little less sugar than was originally called for. 

Ingredients - Serves 5-6 people
3 sweet potatoes
1/4 cup of packed brown sugar
1/3 cup broken cashews
1/4 teaspoon of ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 8 oz can of peach slices
2 tablespoons of butter
1/2 cup small marshmallows


Directions

1) Preheat over to 350 degrees
2) Cook the sweet potatoes by boiling them in a saucepan until they are soft, then chop them into 1/2 inch discs
3) Combine brown sugar, cashews, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt in a separate bowl
4) Drain peaches well
5) in a basking dish, layer half each of the sweet potatoes, peach slices and brown sugar mixture
6) Repeat layers
7) Dot with butter and scatter with marshmallows
8) Bake for 30 minutes, uncover, bake about 10 minutes longer to brown
9) Enjoy


Monday, April 25, 2016

Salmon Spinach Pasta

This is so good!!  Not my photo, from Martha Stewart website, but made this tonight and didn't want to loose the link.  SOOOOO good.


http://www.marthastewart.com/339298/salmon-pasta



Saturday, December 12, 2015

Slow Cooker Ideas

With not being home to prepare dinners 4 nights a week now, I need some ideas to help hubby out for making dinners.  And why, oh why, has it taken me so long to think about bringing out the slow cooker?

But now I need some place to go with great slow cooker recipes for me and my family, and this page is it (I will keep adding as I explore and find new delights!)

Because this is a brain storming post, none of these photos are mine.  Please click the link to get to the artist and recipe creator.

First and foremost... I must make this dish

1) Crispy Caramelized Pork Ramen with Curry Roasted Acorn Squash

Crockpot Crispy Caramelized Pork Ramen Noodle Soup w/Curry Roasted Acorn Squash| halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest
And then the rest that look interesting...

Monday, July 13, 2015

Paddington Bear Orange Marmalade Chicken

My kids love the movie Paddington bear.  I've never heard them giggle so much at one movie.


Paddington's favorite food, of course, is Orange Marmalade.  You can imagine the children's delight when tonight's menu was Orange Marmalade Chicken!



This meal was categorized as "superfast" which is what I'm in desperate need of currently. Due to deciding to take on full time work, I'm literally losing sleep at night trying to determine how 40 hours a week of employment is going to work with the family.  Most importantly, I'm sweating bullets about how I'm going to have fresh, easy dinners that are healthy for this little brood of mine.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Dairy-free berry pancakes

I was dubious, but we needed some pancakes without diary for my little dude, and here is what we created.  I also wanted to avoid any milk substitutes (like almond or coconut milk), and was happy to use margarine (but I used Smart Balance, and it worked fine!)  So, this was the recipe for our little family.


If you were really having a good morning in the kitchen, you could whip up some honey butter to go with these bad boys, for even more of a delight!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Cam's Churry

Have you ever come home from a day of work and your husband has cooked you a meal?


This is what happened to me on Tuesday night.  Arrived home to find vegetable and chicken delight awaiting, all mixed together into a sea of chili, tomato, black bean, chipotle flavor...


Attempting to please the entire family my hubby included shrimp for Alex, black olives for Molly, and loads of vegetables for me...