July 2009 Blog Posts (40)

PawPaw's Banana Pudding

This is PawPaw's world famous banana pudding recipe. He turned 91 this July! His rule is to keep it simple and use ripe bananas. Best served after being refridgerated overnight.



Ingredients:



Jello brand vanilla pudding mix (read box for mix ingredients)

ripe bananas, sliced (I prefer the smaller bananas for sweetness)

box Vanilla wafers



Directions: In a small to med sized glass casserole dish, place a layer of Vanilla wafers FACE UP, side by… Continue

Added by Priya Spinks on July 31, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

What's For Dinner? Friday 7/31/09

Pastrami Sandwich (whole wheat bread, Trader Joe's sliced pastrami, beer and brat horseradish mustard, sliced tomatoes, low-fat cheddar)
sliced Gala apple
sliced tomatoes and hummus

Added by Priya Spinks on July 31, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

What's For Dinner? Thursday 7/30/09

Tortellini with Chunky Veggie Tomato Sauce (add tomatoes and chopped leftover broccoli to canned chunky tomato sauce)
Whole Wheat Naan
Low-fat cheddar
peaches and nectarines

Added by Priya Spinks on July 30, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Bruschetta Topping

This is a very easy Italian chopped veggie salad, usually put on fresh or toasted bread for an appetizer. Also works well as a side, as it is essentially an Italian salsa.



Ingredients:



fresh Roma tomatoes (or freshest local tomatoes), diced

white onion, diced

olive oil

dried basil

sea salt



Directions: Combine tomatoes and onion. I have not given an amount for onion as you will need to check the heat of the onion you are using and add… Continue

Added by Priya Spinks on July 29, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

What's For Dinner? Wednesday 7/29/09

Homemade Chef Salad (baby lettuce mix, tomatoes, onion, pastrami, turkey)
balsamic dressing (see Bread Dip Recipe)
Italian bread
fresh peaches

Added by Priya Spinks on July 29, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Contest

We are having a Contest, keep posted, you can win free Mineral makeup.… Continue

Added by Nancy McConnell on July 28, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Living the Low/No Sugar Lifestyle

After a year and a half, it really has gotten easier. The weight loss has been a bonus! One real tip I can offer is to read labels on everything! I was shocked to find how much sugar is hidden in foods that I thought would be good for me. Two major examples:



Yogurt: I loved to eat yogurt with fruit in it. You know, the ones the commercials advertise as being so diet friendly. Have you read the label on those? I have only found one brand with fruit in it with less than 10 grams… Continue

Added by Priya Spinks on July 28, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

What's For Dinner? Tuesday 7/28/09

grilled sirloin steak (marinated in balsamic, olive oil, garlic)
steamed broccoli
Italian bread
fruit salad

Added by Priya Spinks on July 28, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

What's For Dinner? Monday 7/27/09

Grilled Chicken
Savory Rice
Stir-Fry Veggies (onion, green bell pepper, tomato)
Fresh Italian Bread
Sliced Baby Swiss and Bread Dip (on the side)
Fruit Salad for Dessert (peaches, red grapes, mandarin oranges, nectarines)

Added by Priya Spinks on July 27, 2009 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Bare Essential Bacon Wrapped Filet with Alfredo and Sourdough Croutons



Alfredo:

16 oz fettuccini noodles cooked

1 stick butter

1 cup heavy cream

1 egg

¾ cup parmesan cheese



Melt 1 stick of butter in a pan. In another dish, mix heavy cream and egg well. Pour the mixture into the hot butter on the stove. Stirring constantly, add the parmesan cheese. Continue stirring until thickened. Toss the fettuccini in the alfredo and plate.



Bare Essential steak:

2… Continue

Added by Bee and Adam on July 22, 2009 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Tomato, Pesto, and Bacon Scramble over Cayenne Chipotle Mash



I am a big fan of breakfast foods and an equally big fan of pesto. I tried this out this morning and it came out really nicely. You can alter the seasonings to taste. I like spicy so I added a little more than you might like in the mash. See what you think.





Cayenne & Chipotle Mash


4-5 small Yukon potatoes

1 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp chipotle pepper

¼ tsp salt (plus a pinch for water)

¼ tsp… Continue

Added by Bee and Adam on July 22, 2009 at 12:06pm — No Comments

New to this site!!

Ok, I read about this website in Rachel Ray's mag. This site seems very interesting and a great way to learn more about cooking. I can't wait to make dinner and post some pics... I gotta get a video camera next

Added by Sakinah Rainey on July 21, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

In the beginning…

I guess the beginning is as good a place to start as any. Growing up, we did not know about home cooking. Oh, my parents cooked at home. Lots of Crisco, canned goods, and meat boiled to oblivion commenced. Until very recently I thought that steak was supposed to be cooked to all but ash. Somewhere along the line though, enough was enough. After years of pre-packaged boxed meals and flavorless (not to mention forgettable) Friday night family faire I started on out on my own personal culinary… Continue

Added by Bee and Adam on July 21, 2009 at 4:22pm — No Comments

RICE IS NOT JUST A SIDE DISH

AHHH RICE RICE EVERYWHERE...WHITE RICE, BLACK RICE, BROWN RICE, WILD RICE, SHORT GRAIN ,LONG GRAIN, PARABOILED, ENRICHED...WITH BUTTER, WITH HERBS, WITH GRAVY... RED RICE, SAFFRON RICE, ARROZ CON LECHE...THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE YUMMY AND ENDLESS RICE REPRESENTATIVES ...SINCE 1991, CONGRESS HAS PROCLAIMED SEPTEMBER AS NATIONAL RICE MONTH... COULD YOU HAVE RICE 30 DIFFERENT WAYS AND HAVE IT BE THE FEATURE IN A DISH... ABSOLUTELY. I MUST ADD THAT I AM A BIT BIASED... RICE IS PROBABLY MY… Continue

Added by kimberly hawkins on July 17, 2009 at 7:48pm — No Comments

Why I Love My George Foreman Grill

No, this isn't a paid endorsement. But if you love to grill or eat meat but don't want the fat then the Grill is for you.



http://www.amazon.com/George-Foreman-GR1212-Jumbo-Size-Electric/dp/B001C21J8C/



We have the jumbo sized grill and cook shrimp, chicken steak, frozen Bubba burgers, even kebabs on it. Sometimes, I will slice vegetables like yellow squash and grill them on it.



Pros: Fast grilling on both sides (you don't have to flip things over), excess… Continue

Added by Priya Spinks on July 17, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Priya's Kitchen Essentials

Pantry:

Chicken broth/stock (low sodium)

Rice (Jasmine, Basmati)

Whole Wheat Pasta

couscous

garlic

onion

almonds

raisins, dates, etc

whole wheat/grain bread



Spices/Condiments:

sea salt

cracked black pepper

dried parsley

dried basil

red pepper flakes

garlic powder

olive oil (classic)

aged balsamic vinegar

Frank's hot sauce

honey



Cooking… Continue

Added by Priya Spinks on July 17, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Easy Crock Pot Stew

The great thing about cooking in a crock pot is you can throw any kind of ingredients together and 4-6 hours later you have a delicious meal! Some cookbooks get fancy about prep for recipes in the crock pot, but to me that defeats the purpose of being EASY. Therefore, here are a few things to remember when cooking in a crock pot:



1) When you first put your ingredients to start the cooking process, MAKE SURE YOUR LIQUID COVERS YOUR INGREDIENTS. (I prefer using low sodium broth or… Continue

Added by Priya Spinks on July 17, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

What's For Dinner? Friday 7/17/09

grilled chicken breast
fresh salad (boston lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, almonds, colby jack cheese)
fruit salad (red grapes, blue berries, mandarin oranges)

Added by Priya Spinks on July 17, 2009 at 9:14am — No Comments

Simple Steak Stir-fry

I like to keep this dish simple, but you can add more ingredients to change it up. Serve with rice and/or fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, etc. (P.S. If you substitute chicken in this recipe, you will need to put a little olive oil in the pan)



Ingredients:



1 lb chunked roast steak (comes in pkg at store, choose smaller chunks)

1/2 onion, large chunks

1/2 tsp dried parsley

cracked black pepper



Directions: In large skillet over med high, saute meat… Continue

Added by Priya Spinks on July 17, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

What's For Dinner? Thursday 7/16/09

Simple Steak Stir-fry
sliced fresh tomatoes
whole grain pumpkin seed bread
sliced, fresh nectarines

Added by Priya Spinks on July 16, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

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