Tuesday, August 30, 2011

.twice baked sweet potatoes.

Another amazing recipe from the mother-in-law. SO easy, delicious, and looks pretty impressive as well. It can easily be made vegetarian without the chicken. Try it out for yourself!

Ingredients (serves 4)
4 sweet potatoes, dark ones are better
2 T butter
1/2 t pepper
1/2 t salt
1 t crushed garlic
1 1/4 cups grated Manchego Cheese (5oz)
2 chicken breasts, grilled with garlic powder
1 can mushrooms
onion, chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prick potatoes. Place on foil lined baking sheet. Bake 1 hour till tender. Let cool 20 mins. Slit potato skin lengthwise, stopping about 1' from each end. Scoop out most of flesh into a large mixing bowl, leaving 1/4' thick shell. Place shells on clean baking sheet. Add butter, garlic, salt and pepper to potato flesh. Mix with beater. Fold in Manchego cheese, chicken, mushrooms, and onions. Bake at 350 for 30 min till hot in center. Serve with your favorite salad and enjoy!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

.peach sherbet & raspberry dessert.

As I have said before I am not a fan of dessert but this one is just so refreshing especially perfect for this extra warm weather we are having {currently 105 outside..now thats hot!} Also, this dessert takes almost no time to prepare which is even more perfect for the lazy person I am :) This is yet another recipe from my time up north visiting the in-laws. Enjoy!

peach sherbet
chocolate syrup

Scoop peach sherbet into a cup or bowl. Top with raspberries and chocolate syrup. Repeat and enjoy!

Monday, August 22, 2011

.taco salad. {husband's choice}

Here is yet another amazing recipe from my mother-in-law. My hubby used to love this recipe when he was growing up, so it was so nice to recreate a favorite from his childhood. And...omg I am so in love with it as well. As summer is winding down I feel like I could eat salad all day long {luckily we had tons of leftovers}. Try it out for yourself and enjoy!

lettuce (chopped)
tomatoes (chopped)
cheddar cheese, grated (I used a mixed mexican blend that was already grated)
jack cheese, grated
taco sauce
ground beef/turkey
kidney beans
avocado (diced)
tortilla chips (crushed)
onion (diced)
thousand island dressing
taco seasoning (I added this to the meat)

Cook ground beef until brown. Add onion and taco seasoning if desired. Let cool. Add all ingredients in a large salad bowl, mix up and enjoy!

Friday, August 19, 2011

.best salad EVER.

So...I am finally back from several weeks of vacation. I have not posted in forever, but fear not I have many new recipes ready to be blogged! On our vacation to Lake Havasu this wonderful salad recipe was shared with me and now I am hooked! And by hooked I mean I am eating this very salad at least every other day and have not got sick of it yet. {knock on wood} Try it out for yourself and enjoy!

dried cranberries
glazed pecans
feta cheese
Newman's Raspberry & Walnut dresssing

Chop lettuce and tomato. Add in all the rest of the ingredients. Mix with salad dressing and enjoy!