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Showing posts from June, 2022

Broccoli and Onion Pizza

 When you are in the weeds, sometimes you need something that is fast and relatively healthy, while still has the cheese comfort you need. My dog recently had surgery so I am monitoring him 24/7, which means my meals need to be fast to make and easy to eat, while also hopefully not a health catastrophe. Enter the pitzas! Ingredients: 1/2 pound broccoli, cut into florets 1 medium red onion, sliced 1 garlic cloves, minced 3/4 ounce piece piece Parmesan  2 ounces shredded fontina  4 Mediterranean pitas 1 cup milk olive oil, salt, pepper, flour Method: Preheat broiler. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss broccoli and onions with 2 tablespoons oil, garlic, and a generous pinch each of salt and pepper. Broil on top oven rack until veggies are tender and lightly charred, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to a plate; cover to keep warm. Reserve baking sheet. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in 1 tablespoon flour , and cook until toasted, abou

Greek Mac and Cheese

 There are so many ways to mix up mac and cheese. My classic favorite, inspired by my dad, is to add peas to the boxed version. Fancier varieties involve mushrooms fried in butter and brie. This version adds feta and spinach for a little Greek inspired flair. Hope you like it! Ingredients : 1 cup pasta shells 1 medium onion, diced 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs 1 bunch fresh dill, minced 1/4 cup cream cheese 4 ounces baby spinach 1/4 cup of feta cheese 3/4 cup milk Butter, oil, salt, pepper, flour Method : Bring a salted pot of water to the bowl. Add pasta and cook, about 8 minutes, until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup of pasta liquid, and set pasta aside. Meanwhile. in a medium skillet over medium heat, melt one tablespoon of butter. Add the panko and toast until golden brown. Remove and set aside, wiping out the skillet. Heat one tablespoon of butter in the skillet; add diced onion and cook 10 minutes until softened. Add another tablespoon of butter and a tablespoon of flour; cook unti

Kung Pao Shrimp

Succulent shrimp, crunchy snow peas, onions, all coated in a delicious sweet and spicy sauce, resting atop a snow white bed of fragrant jasmine rice and scattered with crunchy peanuts? Sign me up. Ingredients : 1 onion, sliced into half moons 1 cup snow peas 1/2 pound shrimp, deveined and deshelled 1/4 cup peanuts 1/4 cup thai chili sauce 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons vinegar garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup jasmine rice 1 cup water Method : In a pot, add water, rice and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer; cover and cook for about 20 minutes, until rice is tender and the water absorbed. In a small bowl, combine the garlic, soy sauce, vinegar and thai chili sauce. Mix well. In a medium skillet over medium heat, add some oil and cook the onions until softened, about 7 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook until pink on both sides. Add the snow peas last and cook until darker green. Add in the sauce and cook until thickened, about 2 minutes. Serve shrimp, veggies and sa

Cheesy Enchiladas with Salsa Verde

I love meals that are easy and quick to make, warm and comforting, often topped with cheese, and just spicy enough. Enchiladas are like, the perfect meal! This version uses a kind of salsa verde and is topped with tangy sour cream. I love to add fresh tomatoes and avocado. Hope you love it!   Ingredients : 2 garlic cloves, minced 4 ounces green enchilada sauce 1 cup chicken broth 2 ounces sour cream 10 ounces ground beef 6 six-inch flour tortillas 4 ounces shredded cheddar-jack blend  Flour, salt, pepper, oil, vinegar Method: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.  In a liquid measuring cup, whisk together garlic, green enchilada sauce, chicken broth, half of the sour cream,  2 tablespoons flour, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and season with salt and pepper. Cook until browned and cooked though. Transfer to a bowl. Add reserved sauce to same skillet. Bring to a boil and cook, whisking constantly, until thic