Yummy Tomatillo Salsa

Yummy Tomatillo Salsa
This is a super healthy tomatillo salsa that tastes fresh and clean and takes very little time to make!
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 8-10 medium/large tomatillos (increase to 12-15 if they are small, the size of cherry tomatoes)
  2. 1/4-1/2 small white onion
  3. fresh or jar minced garlic (to taste)
  4. sea salt (to taste)
  5. fresh or dried cilantro (optional)
  6. crushed red pepper (optional)
  7. 1/4 tsp jalapeno juice (optional: I use the juice in the Old El Paso sliced jalapenos jar.)
  8. minced onion (optional)
Instructions
  1. Chop up tomatillos and onions in preferred manner. (See notes.)
  2. Blend in bowl with garlic and salt, to taste.
  3. If desired, add optional ingredients to taste.
  4. Chill before serving.
Notes
  1. For a chunkier salsa, I use a slap chopper/knife to cut the tomatillos and onion. For a less chunky version, I use my small Ninja/Bullet.
  2. This is amazing as a topping on pizza, chicken, pork, tacos, etc.
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Fruit and Veggie Breakfast Smoothie

Fruit and Veggie Breakfast Smoothie
Serves 1
This is a yummy breakfast smoothie with veggies and fruit!
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup almond-coconut milk (or just almond or coconut)
  2. 1/4 cup Greek nonfat, plain yogurt
  3. 1/4 cup Motts original unsweetened applesauce
  4. 1/4 cup chopped uncooked kale
  5. 1/2 cup sliced raw carrots
  6. 1/2 banana
  7. honey
  8. uncooked oats (optional)
Instructions
  1. In blender or small Ninja, blend all ingredients until relatively smooth.
  2. Add honey to taste and blend.
  3. Pour into glass and top with oats if desired.
Notes
  1. This is approximately 2 servings each of veggies and fruits!
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Raspberry Banana Smoothie Goodness

Raspberry Banana Smoothie Goodness
Serves 1
A delicious and healthy smoothie!
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup Greek nonfat, plain yogurt
  2. 1/4 cup almond-coconut milk (or just almond or coconut)
  3. 1/4 cup frozen raspberries
  4. 1/2 banana
  5. honey
  6. uncooked oats (optional)
Instructions
  1. In blender or small Ninja, blend yogurt, milk, raspberries, and banana until smooth.
  2. Add honey to taste and blend.
  3. Pour into glass and top with oats if desired.
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Hawaiian Sliders

Hawaiian Sliders
Yummy sliders with a Hawaiian twist, a nice change from typical sliders.
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Prep Time
35 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
35 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
55 min
Ingredients
  1. lean ground beef
  2. Kings Hawaiian Honey Wheat dinner rolls
  3. 1 small can diced pineapple
  4. can of pineapple slices
  5. sliced cheese
  6. 1 jar salsa
  7. sliced jalapenos (optional)
  8. shredded coconut (optional)
  9. 4 tbps or so honey
  10. cinnamon (a pinch)
  11. allspice (a pinch)
  12. sea salt (a pinch)
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. 2. Season ground beef with honey, cinnamon, allspice, and salt.
  3. 3. Form into golf-ball sized balls and squish slight to form patty.
  4. 4. Bake in oven 15-20 minutes, or until interior reaches about 130-135° for medium burgers.
  5. 5. Salsa: Add diced pineapple to salsa to taste and mix in.
  6. 6. Build burgers.
Burger build suggestions
  1. -burger
  2. -cheese
  3. -pineapple slice
  4. -jalapeno slice (optional)
  5. -pineapple salsa
  6. -shredded coconut (optional)
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Crab Rangoons

Crab Rangoon Shells
Serves 6
Delicious rangoons served either in filo shells or as traditional rangoons.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 packages crab or lobster, drained and flaked
  2. 1 package Philadelphia Whipped Cream Cheese
  3. 2 green onions,thinly sliced
  4. 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  5. 1 tbsp diced garlic
  6. 2 boxes pre-baked mini filo shells (15 each)
  7. sweet & sour sauce
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine Worcestershire, cream cheese, seafood, onions, and diced garlic.
  3. Place filo shells on a baking sheet and fill with rangoon filling.
  4. Bake and serve with sweet and sour.
Notes
  1. These could be served as traditional rangoons by filling wonton wrappers. These can be deep-fried or baked at 375° for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown and lightly crisped.
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Baked Lasagna

Baked Lasagna
Serves 12
This one is a big favorite for my family! An alternative for preparation/cooking is at the end. This recipe can use sausage or beef.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 15"x9" baking pan
  2. 1 box uncooked lasagna noodles
  3. 1 lb ricotta
  4. 1 lb sour cream
  5. 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (the real stuff!)
  6. 3 cups shredded Mozzarella
  7. 1 egg
  8. 2 lbs cooked and drained bulk sweet Italian sausage OR lean ground beef
  9. 1-2 jars sauce
  10. oregano, crushed red pepper, diced garlic, minced onion, sea salt, basil
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375º.
  2. In large bowl, mix egg, ricotta, sour cream, diced garlic, and minced onion.
  3. Brown sausage with diced garlic, crushed red pepper, sea salt, oregano, and basil.
  4. In second large bowl, toss parmesaean and 3 cups of mozzarella together.
  5. Lightly grease baking pan and spread sauce along bottom of pan.
  6. Layer uncooked noodles, ricotta mix, meat, cheese mix, and sauce. Repeat layering, ending with sauce and the last of the cheese.
  7. Cover lightly with foil and bake.
Notes
  1. For single-serving lasagna rolls, follow steps 1-4. For step 5, prepare lasagna noodles and lightly layer them one time as laid out in step 5 above. Roll each noodle and cover each with sauce and cheese before baking.
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Raspberry Walnut Pork Tenderloins

Raspberry Walnut Pork Tenderloins
This is SO yummy! It is also fairly low in fat.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. pork tenderloins
  2. WishBone Light Raspberry Walnut Dressing
  3. fresh raspberries
  4. sea salt
  5. cinnamon
  6. allspice
  7. nutmeg
  8. ground cloves
  9. honey (I used orange blossom!)
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 450°.
  2. Lightly cover all sides of the meat with honey. Rub small amount of salt into all sides of the meat, followed by liberal amounts of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and cloves. Let sit in the fridge for an hour or two.
  3. Before baking, cover the meat with between 1/3 and 1/2 the bottle of dressing and spread fresh raspberries on top.
  4. Bake uncovered for about 1/2 hour.
  5. Cut tenderloins in half and put back in the oven for another 10 minutes.
Serving Suggestion
  1. This is fabulous with King Hawaiian bread, with a honey butter spread.
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Corey’s Heaven in a Crock Pot Chili

Corey's Heaven in a Crock Pot Chili
Serves 12
This chili is heaven in a bowl! This is my husband's baby and it is amazing! Serving suggestions and alternatives are included.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
3 hr 30 min
Total Time
3 hr 40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
3 hr 30 min
Total Time
3 hr 40 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 lbs lean ground beef
  2. 1 12oz can of Hunts tomato paste
  3. 2 cans Ranch Style Pinto Beans with jalapenos
  4. 1 can Del Monte Diced Tomatoes (zesty chili style)
  5. 1 can Hunts Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes w/Garlic
  6. 1 can Rotel Mild Diced Tomatoes and Green Chiles
  7. Seasonings (garlic powder, crushed red pepper, GrillMate's Steakhouse Onion Burger w/ garlic, GrillMate's Fiery Five Pepper, minced onion, garlic sea salt)
  8. Velveeta (optional, see alternatives below)
Instructions
  1. Brown meat in a skillet and drain,
  2. Combine all ingredients in crock pot.
  3. Set on low and cook, stirring occasionally.
Alternatives/Serving Suggestions
  1. This soup is great served in individual sourdough bread bowls baked in the oven.
  2. This can be turned into a great dip by adding a large block of Velveeta, sliced and stirred into the chili. Serve in a large sourdough bowl or with sourdough chunks for dipping.
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Crock Pot Meatloaf

Crock Pot Meatloaf
Serves 6
This meatloaf is quick to prepare and easy to cook! This can be made in the more traditional style or spiced up for a little Mexican meatloaf!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 hr
Total Time
5 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
5 hr
Total Time
5 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 lbs lean ground beef
  2. 2 eggs
  3. 3-4 cups uncooked oatmeal
  4. 6 slices of bread
  5. milk
  6. garlic powder
  7. 1 can tomato soup
  8. TRADITIONAL: 2 envelopes dried onion soup mix
  9. OR
  10. MEXICAN: 2 envelopes taco seasoning mix
Instructions
  1. Place 6 slices of bread in a bowl. Add milk a little at a time until it is completely absorbed by the bread. Break up the bread with a fork.
  2. Add ground beef and mix together.
  3. Add oatmeal, eggs, garlic powder, and either soup mix or taco seasoning mix.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix can of soup and ¾ cup milk.
  5. Place meat mixture in the crock pot and form a loaf. Pour soup over and around.
  6. Set slow cooker on low.
  7. Occasionally baste the loaf with the soup mixture.
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Aloha Chicken

Aloha Chicken
Serves 6
This is a really yummy chicken dish with a tropical twist!
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
1 hr 5 min
Ingredients
  1. skinless/boneless chicken breast halves
  2. ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  3. 1 20oz can of pineapple slices (in juice)
  4. ¾ cup sugar
  5. ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  6. 2 tbsp cornstarch
  7. 1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  8. 1 tsp grated ginger root
  9. 1 tsp chicken bouillion granules
  10. jasmine rice
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375º.
  2. Spray large skillet with no-stick spray and heat.
  3. Coat both sides of chicken with flour and shake off excess.
  4. Add chicken to hot skillet and brown on both sides.
  5. Transfer browned chicken to a baking dish.
  6. Drain pineapple, saving juice.
  7. In a 2-cup measuring cup, combine juice and add water to total 1¼ cup liquid.
  8. In a saucepan with a whisk, combine juice/water mixture, sugar, vinegar, cornstarch, soy sauce, ginger and bouillion. Bring to boil over medium heat.
  9. Slighlty reduce heat and gently boil for another 3-4 minutes, stirring often.
  10. Pour ½ of sauce over chicken and arrange pineapple slices on top of chicken. Cover with remaining sauce.
  11. Bake until chicken is tender and no pink remains.
  12. Cook rice as suggested by package.
Serving Suggestions
  1. This is really good with King's Hawaiian bread.
  2. Chicken may also be served without the rice.
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