Monthly Archives May 2011

Super Easy Party Dips

Ingredients for Olive Tapenade:

– 1 x 2.25oz. green ripe olives
– 1 x 2.25oz. black olives
– 1 Tbsp. EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
– Red pepper flakes (1/2 tsp.) – Optional
– 2 Garlic cloves

– In a food processor, add drained olives, garlic, red pepper flakes and 1 tablespoon of EVOO

Serve on slices of fresh baguette...

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Twice Baked Potatoes


– 6 Russet Potatoes

– 2 sticks of butter or margarine

– 1/2 cup Sour Cream

– Your favorite blended cheese, I use Costco Mexican Style Blend

– 1 (3oz.) Hormel Real Bacon Bits or fry 6 strips of bacon

– 1/2 cup of Soy Milk


– Kosher Salt

– Chopped chives


– Scrub and rinse potatoes

– Pierce potatoes with a fork a few times on each side

– Preheat oven to 400

– Place a large piece of foil on a ...

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Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

1 lb. bag of Sol Pacifica Yellow Chilies (12 total) or 12 banana peppers – found at Fresh & Easy or Stater Bros. If you can’t find these, you can always substitute for jalapenos
1 (8oz.) container of Whipped Cream Cheese Spread
1 (16oz.) pack of Fresh & Easy Old Fashioned Applewood Smoked Bacon or your favorite bacon of choice
1 (5.5oz...
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Cucumber Tomato Gazpacho


6 ripe tomatoes

1 small cucumber, peeled, and diced

1 medium green bell pepper, halved, cored, and seeded

1 small red onion peeled, and diced

2 medim garlic cloves, peeled and diced

1 small serrano chile, stemmed and halved lengthwise

2 slices of white sandwich bread, crust removed, sliced into 1-inch pieces

1/4 cup – 1/2 cup of extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons sherry vinegar

2 tablespoons of finely chopped ...

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Prosciutto & Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts

4 chicken breasts thawed (Costco)

4 tsp butter
2 garlic cloves chopped
1/2 cup chopped green chives
1 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon leaves (optional)
4 slices of your favorite cheese (we used jalapeno cheddar on 2 breasts and 5 cheese mexican blend on the other 2 breasts)
8 thin slices of imported prosciutto (1/4 pound from Claro’s Italian Deli in Upland)
Ground pepper and kosher...
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Steakhouse Mushrooms

10 ounce can beef broth or 10 ounces of water + beef boullion cube
½ cup minced shallots or diced chives
1 lb. mushrooms (variety)
1/3 cup red wine or marsala

Directions:Place beef broth and shallots in pan and simmer over medium heat for 15 minutes.
Add mushrooms (I added crimini, shiitake, and portabella mushrooms, sliced = 1 carton of each from Trader Joe’s) and wine and simmer for an additional 15 m...

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Garlic Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets

3 cups water

3 garlic cloves

1 cube vegetable or chicken bouillon

1 tablespoon lowfat greek yogurt or Sour Cream (optional)

1/4 cup grated Parmesan or mozzarella

1/2 teaspoon chopped green onions or chives

1/2 stick of unsalted butter or 3 tbsp of Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter
½ cup of soy milk or any milk

Freshly ground Italian Seasoning (with rosema...

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Waldorf Chicken Salad

Canned Chicken Waldorf Salad
Rotisserie Chicken Waldorf Salad

Ingredients for Canned Chicken Waldorf Salad:

– 3 celery sticks diced

– 25 red seedless grapes

– 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

– 3 tablespoons of light mayo

– 1 Fuji apple cubed

– 2 cans of Kirkland premium chunk chicken breast drained and seperated with a fork...

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Easy & Delicious Brownie Strawberry Shortcake Tower

One box of Ghiradelli Triple Brownie mix (vegetable oil, water, and one egg)
Buy shortcakes at your nearby supermarket (I got mine at Henry’s)
One tub of Truwhip (Henry’s)
Jar of hot fudge
Large container of strawberries (clean and remove stems)
2 tablespoons of sugar

Step 1: Bake one box of Ghiradelli Triple Brownies
Step 2: In a blender, blend strawberries without stems and sugar (not too smoot...

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Tortilla Crusted Tilapia

Tortilla Crusted Tilapia from Costco in the frozen section or Albertson’s. Bake for 30 minutes for extra crispy fish. Swear it’s better than restaurant fish. Sooo good! Serve over cous cous, or with white rice, black beans, and corn tortillas to make fish tacos out of it.

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