Southwestern Pasta Salad

I try to use real foods. I really, really do.  Sure, I regularly use canned beans and tomatoes but other than that, I usually am pretty good at using non processed foods.  (we won't talk about the chicken nuggets my kids eat though).

Then there is Velveeta. *sigh*

I don't know what it is but gosh, it tastes pretty darn good, doesn't it? 

This uses the mexican flavored Velveeta.  This really turned out to be one of my favorite dishes, seriously.  I loved it especially warm.  Ooey gooey cheesy!

I added an extra can of beans and omitted the olives but otherwise pretty much stuck to the original recipe.  I couldn't find my copy of the recipe when I wrote this up so I don't have my nutritional stats for it.  That's what I get for not writing it up right away!!

Southwestern Pasta Salad
Adapted from Delightful Country Cookin'

1 can (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes
12 oz. pasta, cooked (I used rotini, medium shells & penne)
12 oz. Velveeta Mexican
1 can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup chopped red or green pepper
1/3 cup (1 can) sliced black olives (I didn't use)
1/3 cup sliced green onion

Drain tomatoes, reserving the liquid. Mix two tablespoons of reserved tomato liquid with cheese. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally until cheese melts. Gradually blend in 1/3 cup reserve tomato liquid. Add pasta and remaining ingredients. Toss and serve (warm or cold). Serves 8.

This is my submission to Presto Pasta Nights hosted this week by Ruth from Once Upon a Feast.

One Year Ago...

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This is linked with:

Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helen's Country Cottage
Tasty Traditions at Coupon Cookin'
Cooking Thursday at Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
Things I Love Thursday at The Diaper Diaries
It's a Keeper Thursday at It's a Keeper
Recipe Swap at Prairie Story
Made it on Monday at Lark's Country Heart
Ultimate Recipe Swap at Life as Mom
Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum
Friday Favorites at Simply Sweet Home
Recipe Swap at The Grocery Cart Challenge
I'm Lovin' It at Tidy Mom 
Foodie Friday at Little Brick Ranch

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Apple Chicken Quesadillas

Quesadillas and wraps of some sort are really the foundation of this house.  We buy 100 calorie whole wheat tortillas in bulk at Sam's Club and always have them on hand.  We panic if there is only one 20 pack left in the freezer.  So you can imagine the horror when I got home from my vacation to discover an email from my brother titled THE END OF THE WORLD.  (He lives with us and probably eats more tortillas than the rest of us). 

So I get this email and he has told me that THERE WERE NO MORE TORTILLAS LEFT IN THE HOUSE.  I had gone on vacation and left him tortilla-less.  Never mind the bagels, english muffins and several loaves of bread in the freezer downstairs. He turned to cheesecake.  As he often does when left without options to eat. 

We quickly ran to Sam's Club and bought 3 boxes, just to come home to find that my brother had gone there as well and bought 4 boxes.  So clearly the world was NOT going to end and we once again had tortillas again. 


Now that I am gluten free, I leave the whole wheat tortilla shopping to him and I stick to corn tortillas.  I find I like them better actually.

These apple chicken quesadillas were really, really good. I did change the recipe quite a bit though.  She tossed everything together without precooking anything but the chicken, tossed it on a tortilla and put it in the oven to cook.  We usually use the stovetop to make our quesadillas, it's quicker and easier for us. 

So I decided to precook the onion/apple mixture by a bit.  I thought it worked fine just to throw the cheese right in too.  That way we just tossed the cooked mixture into the refrigerator and was able to quickly make quesadillas.

I did use only a little cheese.  Certainly it would hold together better with a bit more but I just hate to use all my calories that way.  If you put a whole tortilla in a pan on the stove and toast it on one side, then flip, add your quesadilla mixture to one half of it and fold it over, it tends to hold together okay. 

I dipped this into sour cream the first day and then for lunch the next day, I added just a bit of BBQ sauce to the quesadilla instead of sour cream. I liked that the best!  These were awesome and I'll be for sure making them again!

Apple Chicken Quesadillas
Adapted from Delightful Country Cooking

2 medium apples, diced (I used Fugi)
10 oz. diced cooked chicken
1/2 cup corn
2 oz. shredded cheddar
2 oz. shredded mozzarella
1 tsp. oil (I used bacon grease)
1 large onion, chopped (10 oz)
1 red pepper, chopped (5.5 oz)
1/4 tsp. salt

Saute onion and red pepper in oil for a couple of minutes until soft. Add apples, chicken, corn and salt. Stir to combine, add cheese and cook until melted.  Yields 7 cups

Total calories without tortillas = 1355 calories
14 - 1/2 cup servings = 97 calories per serving
1 serving with 100 calorie whole wheat tortilla = 197 calories per wrap

One Year Ago...

Pork with Cherry, Strawberry Reduction

This is linked with:

No Whine Wednesday at Food on the Table
Let's Do Brunch at My Sweet and Savory
Works for me Wednesday at We are THAT Family
Real Food Wednesdays at Kelly the Kitchen Kop
What's on your Plate? at Good Cheap Eats
What's on the Menu Wednesdays at Dining with Debbie
Made it on Monday at Lark's Country Heart

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Korean Food Recipes With Pictures | Delicious Corean Food Cuisine

Ingredients: ½ cup of flour, 2/3 cup of water, 2/3 cup of chopped scallops or other seafood, green onions, asian chives (or regular chives if you can't find), zucchini , green chili pepper, 1 ts salt, 1 egg, vegetable oil.

Let's cooking the yummy Korean Recipe:

* Place ½ cup of flour, 1 ts salt, 2/3 cup of water in a big bowl and mix it.

* Chop ½ cup of green onions, 1 cup of asian chives and shred ½ cup of zucchini.

* Put chopped vegetables into the mixture of flour and water and mix it up.

* Chop 2/3 cup scallop. I put also some mini shrimp of same amount.

* In a big heated pan, put some oil and spread the vegetable pancake batter thinly. Lower the the heat

down to medium.

* Place the chopped seafood over the top and press it down with a spoon or spatula.

* When the pancake is cooked about 70%, beat one egg and spread it in the center of the

pancake and cook a few minutes over low heat.

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Japanese Food Recipes | Japanese Foods Recipes

You can have the experience of Japanese food, even in his own home. Here are some recipes of Japanese cuisine, which certainly leads you to a fancy dinner at affordable prices:


Onigiri are the traditional Japanese rice balls. Sometimes they come with a filling, usually fish. They are very common among Japanese and is often found within the bento boxes for students. Making your own onigiri is easy. You only need the Japanese rice and make sure it is freshly cooked. You also need a little salt to taste and nori, which will serve as the cover or cast the ball of rice. Algae hold the ball in place. Before forming the rice into a ball, make a hole in the center. Fill the dent with your choice of filling. You can choose salmon or pickles or whatever. After putting in the filling, you can start working the rice into a ball and then wrap with algae.


If you want to serve beef for dinner, then you can try tonkatsu kitchen. This is the pork chop or steak wrapped in bread crumbs that give it a crunchy topping. The preparation of this is easy too. Just roll the chops in flour seasoned beforehand and then roll in beaten egg. After which, rolling again, but this time in the breadcrumbs.

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Italian Food Recipes | Italian Foods Recipes

Italian cuisine is popular around the world. Pastas and pizzas are very popular among all age groups. Cooking Italian food from family and friends is always rewarding, as it eagerly await the next Italian meal. Therefore, in order to satisfy with excellent Italian food, you can find some Italian recipes.

Another good gift idea is that good Italian recipes. You can buy a good Italian cookbook for a friend of both sexes, since there is no age bar for cooking, and people who have a taste for good food they would like to step out new recipes. As people enjoy their food, if you love food, they will try to find the ingredients that have gone to the food, the time it took to prepare, and several other thoughts about food.

Familiar with Italian cooking recipes

Their cooking skills will improve every day if you keep trying more Italian recipes. Keeping in touch with Italian cuisine, learning the names of the dishes and the terms used, will make you more familiar with Italian food and, therefore, is cooking Italian dishes easier, and you will be able to obtain the necessary ingredients for the recipe easy, as they will have to keep looking for them, as you feel comfortable with the names. So, in other words, you have an advantage over someone who is just starting to learn Italian cooking.

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Irish Pub Food Recipes | Island Food Recipes

The waters of Jamaica was always full of fish and shellfish is the main protein source for islanders. Snapper, grouper, sea bass and other reef fish are caught deep water daily by the many fishermen whose boats line the beach. Crustaceans, lobster, shrimp and freshwater are readily available and usually cooked in a thick sauce. Chicken and goats are well adapted to the mountainous island are kept small and many families but cattle are scarce and the flesh is not the predominant meat.

Many of the fruits of Jamaica, pineapple, mango, banana and avocado were brought to the region by slave traders and plantation owners to experiment with crops. What were once sugar cane fields are being used to grow fruits and ackee for export and domestic use.

Few other cuisines mix such a variety of spices and flavors - sweet, hot and tasty - as the cuisine of Jamaica. Food of Jamaica would not be the same without the spices, seasonings and colors from: Allspice, the berry of the pepper.

Among many species grown in Jamaica are nutmeg, ginger, thyme, Scotch Bonnet peppers, which are integral distinct flavors of the cuisine of Jamaica. The spicy thyme grows rampantly on the island and is found in most foods of Jamaica.

Favorite foods are those of Jamaica for the coconut cake, rum punch and jerky recipes.

Real Jamaican food, when cooked with feeling, is a soul-satisfying experience.

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Iranian Food Recipes In Farsi | Iranian Food Recipes

Iran has a rich history dating back over 6,000 years, and many culinary delights. Apricots, artichokes, eggplants, lemons, limes, oranges, pistachios, spinach, saffron and tarragon all the features of Iranian cuisine. The spices are mixed delicately and carefully balanced to achieve the perfect combination.

For all lunches and Iran, some dishes and side plates ("mokhalafat") are considered essential. These include:

- Sabzi - A plate of fresh herbs like basil, cilantro, coriander, fenugreek, Persian watercress and tarragon.

- Naan - Persian flatbread

- Panir - A variety Persian cheese similar to feta.

- Khiyarshur - Persian pickles.

- Torshi - Condiments.

- Cucumbers, tomatoes, sliced ​​onion, yogurt and lemon juice.

In addition, meals are traditionally accompanied by Persian tea ("chai"), which serves breakfast and before and after lunch and dinner and all day.

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Indian Food Recipes With Pictures | Indian Food Recipes

Today, rice is that my three children demand more and they usually do for them. It's easy and tastes fantastic.

To do this properly, however, is a waste of time recently. That said, if time is on their side simply rinse the rice and forget the rather laborious preparation of rice.

Pilau Rice Ingredients

(4 people)

250 g (9 0z) of good quality basmati rice

1 pinch saffron
3 tablespoons milk

2 tablespoons butter or ghee
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 / 2 Spanish onion, finely chopped
3 black cardamom pods or 6 green cardamom pods
1 2 "cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon cloves
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 bay leaves.

Pour the rice into a bowl and cover with water. With the other hand, move the rice water. Rice starch will be converted and water in milk. Pour the water and fill the container with fresh water.

This time, let sit for half an hour.

Again, move the water around with your hand until the water becomes white and milky. Pour the white water and fill the bowl.

Now repeat the process as many times as necessary until the water is clear.

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Vegetarian White Bean Zucchini Lasagna

I made a zucchini lasagna last fall and loved it!  This time I tried my hand at a vegetarian one. Who needs meat when you have all this delicious cheese, right?

I cut my zucchini the long way in slices, like noodles.  I used 3 layers, alternating directions for more stability.  The zucchini doesn't cover all of it but it was fine. 

The only thing I would change is I think I would slice my zucchini in coins rather than strips. It would be easier to cut into the lasagna that way. 

I didn't want my zucchini to be mushy but I found that we pulled out a huge chunk of zucchini each time we cut into it or bit into it. I think cutting them in coins would help that too. 

This wasn't the prettiest meal coming out of the oven. It sliced better the next day after it had firmed up. While it was delicious, I think I would amp up the spices a bit next time.  A bit more italian seasoning, maybe some red pepper flakes. Something like that.  I will for sure make it again though!

Zucchini White Bean Lasagna

Adapted from My Bizzy Kitchen

Ricotta filling:

1 1/2 cup ricotta cheese

1 cup egg beaters

1/4 cup bread crumbs

2 tbsp. dried parsley

2 tsp. dried oregano

1 tsp. crushed red peppers

Bean Onion Mixture:

2 cans (15 oz) white or great northern beans, rinsed and drained

1 large onion, chopped

1 tbsp. garlic, minced

Tomato sauce mixture:

1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce

1 can (6 oz) tomato paste

1 tbsp. Italian seasoning

1/2 tbsp. garlic powder

Remaining ingredients:

1 1/2 lbs. zucchini, sliced thin

Mozzarella cheese, part skim, shredded (6 oz.)

Combine ricotta filling in a bowl, mix to combine. 

Saute onion in pan until soft, about 5 - 7 minutes, add garlic and white beans, stir and heat for another few minutes. Remove from heat. 

Combine tomato sauce mixture, mix to combine

In a 9 x 13 in. pan, sprayed with cooking spray, cover the bottom with a bit of tomato sauce mixture. Layer 1/3 zucchini, 1/3 ricotta mixture, 1/3 bean/onion mixture, 1/3 tomato sauce mixture and 1/3 mozzarella cheese.  Repeat until you've used everything, ending with the cheese.  Bake at 350 for about 45 - 55 minutes, depending on how well you want your zucchini.

Total calories = 2341 calories

8 servings = 293 calories per serving

One Year Ago...

Slow Cooker BBQ Baked Beans

This is linked with:

$5 Dinner Challenge at $5 Dinners

My Meatless Monday at My Sweet and Savory

Mouthwatering Mondays at A Southern Fairytale

Your Recipe, My Kitchen at Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker

Just another Meatless Monday at What's for Dinner, Mom?

Midnight Maniac Meatless Monday at Midnight Maniac

Made By You Mondays at Skip to my Lou

Mangia Mondays at Delightfully Dowling

Tuesday at the Table at All The Small Stuff

Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam

Hearth n Soul at A Moderate Life & Mom's Sunday Cafe

Tasty Tidbits at Permanent Posies

Ultimate Recipe Swap:Zucchini at Life as Mom

Ingredient Spotlight:Zucchini at Eat at Home

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Hypoallergenic Dog Food Recipes | Indian Fast Food Recipes

In North Indian flavor, the Punjab and Kashmir are famous Mughlai and kitchens and when it comes to South India is famous for dishes from South India. Kitchens Assamese, Bengali and Oriya are the most popular in the east of India foods, the mealtime Western cuisines of Maharashtra and Gujarat are famous Indian food. Each region has its own unique taste and unique and has different ways of cooking.

Most of the north Indian dishes are too fatty and spicy and most people are using milk and dairy products to prepare these dishes. In all regions of Indian food, there are some important ingredients such as coriander, cumin, dried red chile powder, turmeric and there are so many local spices are used to prepare this meal in India. However, most of India's people are not vegetarians, so you can find many specialized chicken, butter chicken and seafood and many more items are available depending on your choice. Most Indian recipes to add rice or wheat chapatis. The dishes of South India are too hot and most people are interested in preparing to break objects quickly. The eastern India is famous for its sweets. A wide range of sweets are available for your taste.

Most people in India are interested in eating seafood. The Western Identification famous for its seafood from India and have different styles of food. However, the dishes are too spicy Rajasthan and Gujarat dishes are slightly sweet. Since the last decades, like people in India has changed, especially the youth is interested in eating pizza and burgers instead of the traditional food. Finally, there are some well established websites with experience providing these recipes are full to their customers ask.

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Homemade Dry Dog Food Recipes | Homemade Kitten Food Recipes

There are several reasons why the choice of making homemade dog food is the best option for many people. For dog owners who have dogs with allergies, so their own food, not only can save on vet bills, but drugs too.

Dry dog ​​foods on the market have more or less the same ingredients. They all contain preservatives and fillers, which are usually the main source of allergic reactions to pets. Making your own lets you control what is added to food for your dog, so you can reduce the amount of vet visits and may not have to pay for the pills to control your dog's itching, problems hair and allergy-related problems.

Saving money is the greatest benefit to the people who make homemade dry food. Wet food is a gamble, as it can go wrong if not used within three days or frozen in portions used after preparation. Many people forget how slowly the dog food homemade eats. You feed your dog food less like home cooking is higher in nutrients than store-bought food.

Therefore, when people start making your food moist won can be found that have to get used to dealing with smaller portions. Dry foods last longer and make a better transition of most dogs and their owners. You will also notice that your dog produces less waste. When you give the dog food that can be used instead of only fill their bellies, which are making it easier for you in the department to collect waste.

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Home Cooked Dog Food Recipes | Home Dog Food Recipe

There are some basic ingredients that we use, but we need to know how to make dog food recipes palatable to our pets. There is no doubt that everything that homemade dog food to prepare our dogs are happy to have a change of diet. Having the same food day in and day out to get even the most monotonous food obsessed dog. All dogs love to have some variety and if you have a recipe for dog food, including some meat, raw or cooked, then your dog will thank you.

One of the best ways to make dog food at home is always desirable to always include a good stock or gravy strong. This can be achieved as follows.

Get as many pieces of meat bone that can add to this part of the fish there, even the bosses, so that your local butcher or fishmonger to supply and boil in a large pot of water for one hour. You can then filter this population and will be a tasty and nutritious base for a very healthy homemade dog food. I'd be surprised if any given dog's nose up at it. Especially with the addition of meat, some rice and vegetables.

It is always a good idea to add some yogurt and some healthy food oils dogs if you are breast-homemade meals. It is necessary to reach a balance of protein and carbohydrates quite correct, but they also need vitamins and minerals and good bacteria that can be found in yogurt. Never forget that dogs need a balanced diet and it is your responsibility if you are giving in the country.

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Heart Healthy Food Recipes | Hispanic Food Recipes

Eat heart-healthy foods to prevent heart disease. Heart attack is the leading cause of death worldwide. Taking care of your heart is not so difficult a matter of changing the foods you eat. If you want to live longer and healthier, try to consider changes in the factors important to a healthy heart. Exercise regularly, quit smoking and improve nutrition. Natural foods and low in saturated fat is the best friend of your heart. Note also some nuts and seeds that protects your heart against the bad fats. Nuts and seeds are rich in vitamin E, which are also great for snacks.

Practice a heart-healthy diet that protects against cancer and get rid of unwanted weight at the same time. Eat heart-healthy foods like fruits and vegetables. They are naturally high in fiber and have a cleansing effect. Contains antioxidants to neutralize damaging free radicals in our blood vessels. Mackerel, tuna and salmon are abundant omega-3 fatty acids. This oily fish protect against blood clotting and improve the flexibility of our blood vessels. A moderate supply of nuts and seeds is high in vitamin E protect against saturated fat.

Food recipes heart healthy and avoid the use of a salt-laden processed food. Once more fruits and vegetables have lots of good food will make your heart happy. Try to combine fruits food not only as a dessert but can create a healthy recipe out of it. Eating avocado reduce bad cholesterol and regulates blood pressure. It is also rich in monounsaturated fats, fiber and minerals. You can add slices of avocado to your salads, sandwiches and turkey, mashed and make it as a substitute for mayonnaise. However, we advise you to limit the taking of avocado contains also high in calories.

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Another week is over...

E assim terminam as férias, sem tempo para nada (blog incluído), mas com algumas coisas tratadas (uff!). Aqui fica um resumo da minha semana, em fotos: o estrado do jardim está pintado de branco, tal como há muito tempo queria (não ficou exactamente como eu gostaria, mas isso arranja-se noutra altura) e a sala continua em renovações - vai entrar um aparador novo, muito giro (eu depois mostro fotos). Ultimamente, apetece-me o cor-de-rosa na decoração, por isso tenho incorporado alguns elementos cá em casa - e quero uma toalha-de-mesa rosa claro com bolas brancas! :).

Comprei uma pechincha na Casa - aquele pratinho e taça turquesas (as flores também são de lá) - adoro o padrão e a cor (e o preço, já agora! ;)).

Em baixo mostro-vos também algumas fotos do lanche que preparamos hoje para as amigas que a Carlota convidou para passarem a tarde cá em casa....

No meio deste calor, estas foram algumas das coisas que fiz durante as mini-férias. E a vossa semana, como foi? Sol, praia e mar? 

And my small vacations are over, with hardly any time to do most of the things I wished (blog included), but with some issues finally solved (uff!). Here's a little resume of my week in photos: we had the back porch floor painted in white, something that I've been wanting for a long time. It's not perfect, but I'll have it done one of these days. I'm still renovating the living-room - we bought a new beautiful console, I'll show you some pictures as soon as it arrives. Lately I love pink details in decor, so I've been incorporating some in our home. Right now, I'm obsessing with Cath Kidston pink polka dot tablecloth, I have to have one! :)

I bought the turquoise dish and bowl in a very cheap store here at Porto, I really like the pattern and color! The silk lilac flowers were bought in the same store. 

I am also showing you some photos of the little luncheon we did for Carlota's friends - she invited them over to play with her in the garden, the weather's been so hot around here, so we assembled the plastic swimming-pool and they really had a great time together!

Well, this was my week - time runs so fast, I can't believe I'm back to work tomorrow!... What about your week? What did you do?

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Menu Plan Monday ~ June 27 - July 3, 2011

We missed a few things last week.  I am good at planning, it's just the execution that needs some tweaking. Sometimes a recipe will yield more leftovers than planned and we end up eating it 2 days in a row. Sometimes I plan to bring food to my dad but then he ends up not needing it.  Last week I didn't get to the White Bean Pizza. I was really looking forward to this and really, really want to try this. We had kids over for pizza take out, I wanted to make this for the adults but time got away from me.  Hopefully it won't be to hot for the oven!!

Here's some of what we ate this week! Recipes to come!

Sloppy Joe Slaw


Blueberry Muffins


Spaghetti & Bean Chili

Here's what I've planned for this week!

Monday: Crockpot Sweet Potato & Chicken with Pasta

Tuesday: White Bean Italian Pizza

Wednesday: Steaks & BBQ Onion Rings

Thursday: Strawberry Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal

Friday: Asian Turkey Broccoli Wraps

Saturday: Leftovers

Sunday: Burgers & Southwestern Potato Salad

This is linked with Menu Plan Monday at I'm an Organizing Junkie

One Year Ago...

BBQ Pork & Pineapple Quesadilla

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Rival Crock Pot Recipes | Easy Crock Pot Recipes

Meat is the basis for many delicious meals crockpot and there are many different types of meat can be cooked to perfection in a slow cooker. You can cook anything from chicken and pork to the toughest cuts of meat.

These financial cuts of beef are broken down slowly by the process of slow cooking and out very tender and juicy.

You can make easy crockpot recipes with beef, pork or whatever, simply by combining the meat of your choice with broth, wine, juice or even a can of broth. Some of the easiest recipes for crockpot require only three or four ingredients and cook over low heat, because it enhances the flavor of the dish does not need a lot of herbs, spices and an additional well-balanced and tasty meal.

You can roast a whole beef or pork in a slow cooker and you can do this without the addition of water or other liquid. You will find that it is best to add a little liquid, because even though this creates a tasty sauce for the dish. If you are using something oily and marble is not necessary to add much liquid as the fat melts the flesh. You need liquid in the cooker if you are cooking vegetables there, however, to soften and cook properly.

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Chicken Casserole Recipes | Easy Chicken Recipes

Using the crock pot and spending 5-10 minutes each morning, you can go home with delicious homemade meals without hours of preparation just before dinner. Here are three quick and easy chicken recipes crock pot you're sure to enjoy, each with 7 ingredients or less!

Salsa Chicken


6 boneless chicken breasts, skinned

1 ½ cups salsa

1 teaspoon ground cumin

3 tablespoons lemon juice

Spray crock pot with nonstick cooking spray. Place chicken in slow cooker, pour sauce over chicken. Cover and simmer 6-7 hours or high 3 hours, until chicken is tender and no longer pink. Add the cumin and lemon juice, cover and cook another 15 minutes.

Note: For an extra spicy kick, add a pinch of red chili powder with cumin and lemon juice.

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Dessert Ideas | Best Dessert Recipes

One of the ways to follow a diabetic diet is to eat foods from all food groups and limit consumption of alcohol, fats and sugars. You can incorporate a wide variety of nutritious foods on a diabetic diet plan and combined with regular exercise helps control your condition.

Now I do not think the desserts and snacks out of the question. In most cases they are not. If you have a sweet tooth and then leave these delicious desserts for diabetics.


1 / 3 cup plain flour

1 / 4 tsp. baking soda

1 / 4 tsp. baking powder

Pinch of salt

2 tbsp. shortening

2 tbsp. peanut butter

1 tsp. Sweet 'n Low

1 egg, beaten

Mix and stir all ingredients in order (flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, butter, peanut butter and Sweet N Low). Add the beaten egg and mix well. Drop by tablespoon on greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Cereal Bars

These bars looked intriguing.  They originally called for puffed wheat cereal.  Well, I happened to have a box of Honey Smacks that needed to go.  I had just enough for these!

They certainly are super sweet but very delicious too.  The kids had no problem at all devouring the pan. There were about 10 kids going at them so they were disappointed that I didn't have more Honey Smacks. 

Check out Reeni's recipe with the Puffed Rice Cereal and the original recipe.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cereal Bars
Adapted from Cinnamon Spice & Everything Nice

5 cups Honey Smacks cereal
3/4 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup jelly or jam
2/3 cup honey

Line an 8x8 inch deep-sided baking or casserole dish with parchment or aluminum foil. Grease lightly. Add the cereal to an extra large mixing bowl.

In a small saucepan over very low heat melt peanut butter, jam and honey together, stir well, remove from heat, pour over cereal, mix well until cereal is evenly coated. Pour immediately into casserole dish, smooth out and lightly press the cereal down.

Refrigerate for two hours. Remove bars from pan with parchment to a cutting board. Slice into bars with a super sharp knife.

This is linked with Sweets for a Saturday at Sweet as Sugar Cookies

  One Year Ago...

Barbecue Meatloaf
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Pine Cones

Over the past week or two I have collected pine cones in Botanic Park on my bike trips to and from work.

I have filled each of the fire place grates with them.  They make a great decoration but will burn well too the next time we light a fire.

Pine-cones for the fire.
'They are best,' she said.
'Because they burn at the heart
And burn long,
Even smothered with ash.'

From Jennifer Strauss, "Pine-cones and My Grandmother."

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Comfort Food Recipes | Comfort Food Menu

Healthy foods comfort for people stressed, is not an oxymoron. People under stress are the same as anyone else they want to reward themselves, and this is where comfort food comes in. There are many reasons why you crave comfort foods, at least not the psychological reasons. We feel the need to treat or reward ourselves because "they deserve it - the hard work."

The problem with the consumption of convenience is the fact that eating junk food that gives us a quick dose of sugar and when the strike is over we were tired and more tired than ever, and if that were not enough, also feel guilty because we have succumbed to the comfort eating again! That does not mean that convenience foods are forbidden are not, but it is good to reclassify what you call comfort foods. Often, home-cooked meals are high in calories, a classic example is the overload of calories American macaroni and cheese. However, food can be comforting snacks, which are relatively healthy.

Eating healthy foods can still have tremendous value with comfort. The custom of eating is a pointless exercise that only adds more guilt. When you want to write before eating food and after food diary can generate a list of what you are eating what is wrong. Comfort eating high-calorie snack or drink has worse health effects than guilt. French fries, potato chips, Pringles, etc., are enormously high in calories and fats but also have high levels of sodium. Sodium is a contributing factor to hypertension or high blood pressure. A healthy comfort food offered at all levels is the low-fat yogurt, any flavor.

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Barbecue Food Recipes | Barbecue Party Food

If they love the taste of exotic food should try Korean barbecue. There are plenty of restaurants inside the country, which become tender Korean BBQ. If you can not afford to bring family members to a restaurant and appreciate Korean meals, find recipes for Korean barbecue and consider how to cook Korean barbecue.

No, it is difficult to find a Korean barbecue recipes. There are plenty of cookbooks sold in bookstores that element of Korean recipes. Buy a good cookbook recipes that feature barbecue after discovering that tasting meals to cook some Korean definitely good for the whole family. With some good recipes, just understand how to cook Korean food exotic.

Aside from cookbooks, you can also get through some really great Korean barbecue recipes online. No, you do not have to pay for these recipes in Korea are published online. You'll find plenty of open source web sites that feature exotic recipes.

Just take your time to browse through these sites and find some good recipes for Korean barbecue. Choose an effort to comply with original recipes to get the feel of things. Although the Korean recipes are usually easy to follow, it really is, but best to start with less ambitious recipes then go to the most complicated in the future.

The purchase of components is as fun as cooking. To help you buy items, take a look at the recipe for Korean BBQ and then record all the substances you just need. You really should also decide on a dish that can only be used with Korean barbecue.

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Wic Approved Foods | Children's Consumption Of Wic Approved Foods

With the changing consumption habits, it has become difficult for everyone to maintain good health. Our fast paced life has hampered the required amount of fruits and vegetables in the daily menu. This change in food habits has caused a great effect on most people.

While some have problems with different diseases, some are gaining weight. Overweight is a common sight that you may have noticed around you. Obesity can cause major health risks at some point in time can be hazardous to your life. Heart attacks and cancer are the two main health-threatening risks that are associated with being overweight.

While everyone is concerned about your health, maintain a healthy body requires to follow some rules and charts serious diet forget your good health and keep away from any disease. One of the ways through which you can lose weight naturally and maintain good health is to follow the diet body cleansing. A body cleansing diet requires you to follow certain procedures that will help you lose weight naturally and at the same time, clean your body and eliminate toxins in the body.

There are different areas that can be covered by the program body cleansing diet. These are the general diet, training and the intake of herbal supplements. Follow a diet plan body cleansing will help you lose the entire contents of excess body fat that is stored in the waistline, arms and thigh region.

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