Saturday, May 24, 2008

Lemon Basil Pasta

8 oz linguine
2 T melted butter
2 T lemon juice
2 tsp basil leaves
3/4 tsp garlic salt or garlic powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 c grated parmesan cheese
2 c. cooked, cubed chicken

Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and return pasta to pan. In small bowl, combine butter, lemon juice, basil, garlic and pepper. Toss with cooked pasta, add chicken. Sprinkle cheese over pasta and serve immediately.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Cream Syrup

1 stick of butter (1/2 c.)
1 c. sugar
1 c. whipping cream
1 cap almond flavoring

Melt butter and sugar in sauce pan until smooth, do not boil. Pour in blender and add whipping cream and almond flavoring (or 1 tsp vanilla). blend for 1 to 2 minutes. Serve over french toast or pancakes. Also delicious on crepes!

creme brulee french toast

1/2 c. butter
1 c. packed brown sugar
2 Tb corn syrup
1 loaf texas toast bread
5 eggs
1 1/2 c half-and-half cream
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

In a small saucepan melt butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup over medium heat until smooth, stirring occasionally. Pour mixture onto large, greased jelly roll pan (18 x 13 x 1 inch). Spread to cover surface. Place 12 slices Texastoast bread in a single layer to cover pan. Mix together eggs, cream, salt, and vanilla. Spoon mixture over each piece of bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Bake uncovered at 350 for about 30 min. Remove from pan and serve. If not serving immediately, turn each slice of bread over (this will prevent bread from sticking to the bottom of the pan). Serve with syrup. Makes 12 servings.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Yogurt Pie

2- 6 oz yoplait yogurts
1- 3 oz sugar free jello package (same flavor as the yogurt)
1 ctn of cool whip

Mix together and freeze or refrigerate for a tasty treat. You can put it in a pie crust to make a pie if you desire.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Citrus Smoothie

1 cup water
2 T honey
hand full of baby spinach
half an orange
half a lemon
a banana or pear
5 strawberries
ice if you want to thicken

This is the healthiest, most delicious smoothie. Thanks to mom for introducing me to this delicious concoction!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Vegetable Black Bean Burgers

1 can mashed black beans
1/4 c chopped onions
1/3 c corn
1/4 c salsa
1 garlic clove pressed
2 T Parsley or cilantro
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
2 egg whites, lightly beaten
4 whole wheat buns

Mix all together and fry in frying pan. Makes about 4-5