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Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Recipe

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus: If there is one thing I can’t get enough of, it’s hummus. My latest favorite is roasted red pepper. Creamy and delicious.

Ingredients:

1 large red pepper
1 15oz can garbanzo beans
1/4 cup Tahini
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon
Olive Oil
Kosher Salt
2 cloves garlic minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions:

First roast the red pepper. Turn on the broiler in your oven be sure that the top rack is 5 inches from the broiler. Place red pepper that has been brushed with olive oil on baking pan with sides in oven. Watch closely. Once the top side turns black flip it to the next side. Do this until the entire red pepper has turned black.

Roast red pepper

Once out of the oven, place in a Ziploc bad for 20 minutes. This steams the pepper and makes it easy to peal off the black layer and pull out the inside seeds.

Steam red pepper

We use a small Kitchen Aid mixer that works great. In the mixer add garbanzo beans, Tahini, start with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, kosher salt, garlic, cayenne pepper, cumin, roasted red pepper and lemon juice. Mix until smooth. If it is on the drier side add more olive oil and mix until you get to the creamy consistency that you are looking for.

chick peas

Hummus

mix hummus

Also, be sure to taste and add more seasonings if need be. Check out our Sriracha Hummus and Cucumber Hummus recipes. We served our hummus with pea pods and sea salt pita chips.

What is your favorite kind of hummus?

Philly Lettuce Wrap 350

Low Carb Ribeye Philly Cheese Steak

Philly Lettuce Wrap

Low Carb Ribeye Philly Cheese Steak: No recipe needed. Just look and drool…because this literally melts in your mouth! Follow the pictures and enjoy!

Philly Ingredients

Ingredients:

Thinly Sliced Ribeye Steak

Diced Onions

Sliced Mushrooms

Sliced Green Pepper

Cheddar Cheese

Mushrooms and peppers

Philly Steak Prep

Philly prep

Philly Steak

Philly sandwich

Philly Lettuce Wrap

Keeping with low-carb, we placed our Ribeye Philly Cheese Steaks on a bed of lettuce. You can always use Italian rolls for those who aren’t going for the healthy choice.

Lasagna stuffed spaghetti squash 350

Lasagna Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Lasagna stuffed spaghetti squash

Lasagna Stuffed Spaghetti Squash: Losing weight. Eating good. I can’t believe how delicious this recipe is!

Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients:

Spaghetti squash:
1 small spaghetti squash, cut in half and seeded
1 tablespoon oil
salt and pepper to taste

Ingredients

Lasagna meat sauce:
1/2 pound ground turkey
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 onion (diced)
1 cloves garlic (chopped)
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon tomato paste (optional)
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning or oregano
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tablespoon basil (chopped)

Stuffing

Stuffing for spaghetti squash:
1/2 cup low fat cottage cheese or ricotta
1/2 tablespoon basil, chopped
1/2 cup partially skim mozzarella, shredded

Cooking Instructions:

Preheat oven to 400F. Roasting the spaghetti squash: Brush the inside of the spaghetti squash with oil, season with salt and pepper and roast, be sure that the skin side is up. Bake until tender, around 30 minutes.

Cook the turkey for meat sauce, browning takes about 8-10 minutes, set aside. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over medium heat, add the onion and cook until tender, around 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes, cook for 1-2 minutes.

Add the turkey, tomatoes, tomato paste, Italian seasoning, bay leaf, paprika, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper to your frying pan, bringing to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer while the spaghetti squash is finished roasting and then mix in the basil and remove from heat.

Once the spaghetti squash is done roasting fluff up some of the inside to make your noodles. Divide the mixture of the cottage cheese and basil between the two halves followed by the sauce and the cheese.

Broil in the oven until the cheese has melted and turned a light golden brown, about 2-3 minutes. Watch closely.

Lasagna Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Recipe

We made a few changes to this recipe that we originally found on Closet Cooking blog. The recipe above was cut in half and serves 2.

breakfast 350

Sweet & Spicy Breakfast Stack with Mina Harissa

Sweet & Spicy Breakfast 500

Sweet & Spicy Breakfast Stack with Mina Harissa: So many delicious flavors in this recipe, your family will be begging for more. Turkey, sweet potatoes and peppers make for the perfect combination.

1 large sweet potato
1 lb ground turkey (I used Italian seasoned ground turkey)
1 bell pepper chopped
1/2 medium onion chopped
3 tbsp butter
1tsp garlic powder
eggs
Salt and pepper

Breakfast ingredients

Preheat oven to 375. Cut sweet potato into medallions. Melt 2 tbsp butter in a microwave safe bowl. Pour over potato and add garlic powder, salt and pepper. Toss lose until evenly coated in butter and seasonings. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet and bake for 30 mins, flipping them half way through.

In a medium skillet melt 1 tbsp of butter and add onions. Cook until soft. Add ground turkey and brown until fully cooked. Add in the bell pepper and cook for about 2 minutes. You still want the bell pepper to have a bit of a bite. Fry up a couple sunny side eggs.

To assemble, i did a bottom layer of the sweet potato medallions (roughly 5-6 medallions), topped it with the ground turkey mixture and finished it off with the fried eggs and of course Mina Harissa.

Mina Breakfast stack

Mina Harissa

Mina has three heat levels of her Harissa, all of them are a perfect addition to any recipe. I dip chips straight into the spicy green chile Harissa. I’ve used the mild Harissa as a spaghetti sauce. The possibilities are endless and the taste is amazing. Move over Sriracha…Mina will literally be on everyone’s tongue within the year. Enjoy!

You Can Order Mina Harissa Here

Mina Harissa with Chips

If you have tried Mina Harissa, leave us a comment below and let us know what you use it on. We are always looking for new ideas.

Strawberry Pastry 350

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastry Recipe

Strawberry cream cheese pastry

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pastry Recipe: If you are looking to impress your friends and family with your amazing baking skills, then this recipe is for you!

The hardest part of this recipe is probably slicing the strawberries thin, but don’t worry I have an easy trick for getting the job done quickly!

Pastry Ingredients:
1 package Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
4 ounces softened cream cheese
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup strawberry preserves or pie mix
1/2 quart strawberries
1 egg
1 tablespoon water

Slice strawberries and set aside. I have found an egg slicer makes quick work of thinly slicing the strawberries.

Sliced strawberries

In a small bowl mix cream cheese, brown sugar and vanilla until smooth. Lay out the crescent rolls and press seams together. Spread cream cheese mixture and strawberry preserves onto rolls. Sprinkle half of the sliced strawberries on top of cream mixture.

Cresent rolls

cream cheese filling

Fold over the edges, pressing to seal. Egg wash the top of the pastry and bake at 375 for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

cresent roll

Cream Cheese Icing Ingredients:
1/2 stick unsalted butter
2 ounces softened cream cheese
3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar

Heat 1/2 stick of unsalted butter over low heat until melted. Turn off the burner and add 2 oz of cream cheese and whisk until smooth. Sift 3/4 cup of powdered sugar into your pan and mix thoroughly.

Remove pastry from oven and smooth icing over the top and garnish with the remaining sliced strawberries. Serve and enjoy!

pastry breakfast

Do you have a great recipe you like to impress with? Send us the recipe, we are always looking for new things to make.

Homemade Noodles

Homemade Fettuccine Noodle Recipe

Homemade Fettuccine Noodles

Homemade Fettuccine Noodle Recipe: We have always wanted to make our own noodles and now we can say we’ve tried it. With several steps, the process seemed a bit daunting but really it wasn’t too bad and the pasta turned out great.

The recipe that we found said to make our pot of boiling water taste like water from the sea. Watch your salt it can really take over the taste of the noodles.

Note: If you are making for dinner be sure to give yourself about 2 hours of prep time. There is a total of an hour resting time that you will need to take into consideration. Also, we made a smaller batch with 2 cups of flour and 3 eggs – we gave you the full recipe.

Ingredients:

1 pound all-purpose flour (more as needed)
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, plus more for the pasta water
5 large eggs
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

Flour and eggs

Start by placing the flour on a clean counter and shape it into a mound. Sprinkle the flour with salt and make a large well in the center. Add the 5 eggs and 1 tablespoon of oil to the middle of the well and beat them together with your fingers or a fork until thoroughly combined. Slowly pulling small amounts of flour from the inside walls of the well into the egg mixture and mix until a stiff dough forms. Knead the dough, adding more flour if needed to prevent it from sticking. The dough will now need to rest for 30 minutes, cover with a damp cloth.

dough

Towel on dough

Once the dough has rested cut it into thirds, shape each piece into a circle, then flatten each piece with your hands. Your surface should be floured. Roll the dough until very thin, about 1 mm, flipping it over as you roll and flouring as needed.

dough balls

Rolled out dough

Once your dough is thin enough fold the pasta round in half from top to bottom and then fold in half again from top to bottom. Cut the rectangle crosswise into 1/4 inch-thick slices. Unroll the pieces and toss with flour. Spread on a floured parchment sheet and let noodles dry for 30 minutes.

Noodle dough

sliced dough

noodles

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Once boiling add half of the pasta to the water. If you aren’t eating all of the pasta in one sitting you can refrigerate the other half to use later. Cook for about 4-6 minutes. You be the judge, take a piece out and taste.

Serve however you would like. We had a pan of olive oil, garlic, cherry tomatoes and basil ready and waiting. We put the cooked pasta right from the boiling water into our sauce and mixed thoroughly, sprinkled with Parmesan and served. Delicious! We will be making this fresh fettuccine again.

This recipe says that it will feed four. I’m not sure how much each person is eating, but with our cutting the recipe in half we could have easily fed 4 people.

Homemade Noddles

We found our recipe on Tasting Table website.

Beef Queso Dip 350

Beef Queso Dip Recipe

Beef Queso Dip

Beef Queso Dip Recipe: While this would be a good appetizer to bring to a party, it is also just a great snack to make for your family at any time for no reason what so ever.

1 lb. ground beef
10 ounces Velveeta (cubed)
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 can Rotel
1/2 cup medium salsa
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
4 green onions chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

This is really simple! Brown your hamburger in large frying pan. Drain off the fat. Add in cubed Velveeta cheese to the browned hamburger and stir until melted. Then add in Monterey Jack cheese, Rotel, salsa and mix well. Stir cilantro, salt and pepper and cook for another 2 minutes.

I garnished mine with a little extra shredded cheese and green onions. Serve immediately with your favorite tortilla or corn chips. We have no idea how it would be heated up the next day because it was gone quicker than it took us to make it.

If you want to take it up a notch you can add, black beans, sweet corn and red peppers. What is your favorite Southwestern dip to make? Leave us a comment below, we love to try new recipes.

Chicken Strips Recipe 350

Oven Fried Chicken Tenders Recipe

Chicken Strips Recipe

Oven-Fried Chicken Tenders Recipe: My daughter wanted to have happy meals for her play date today because they “needed” to have some chicken nuggets. Instead of fast food, I decided to make both of us happy and make some oven-fried chicken tenders and create our own “fun meal”!

Ingredients:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
1 cup Panko
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon dry ranch seasoning
1 package chicken breasts

Heat oven to 425 F. Lightly grease a cooking sheet.

Ingredients

Cut the chicken breast into thin strips. You will need three shallow dishes. Dish one add the flour.  Dish two will be the egg beaten with water. In dish three add the Panko, Parmesan cheese and dry ranch seasoning.

Coat the chicken in the flour, then dip into the egg mixture, then coat with the bread crumb mixture. Place on baking sheet.

Chicken Strips

Bake for 20 minutes, turning once, until the chicken is no longer pink in the center and the coating is golden brown. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Chicken Strip Basket

I picked up a couple of baskets to keep on hand for our fun meals in the dollar section. I lined them with a coffee filter and put the chicken with some french fries in them. The girls are all smiles! They were happy to have a special treat and I am happy knowing exactly what they are eating.

Do you have a creative meal your kids are excited to eat? Comment below we are always looking for fun recipes to make for our children!

Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert 350

Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Recipe

Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert

Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Recipe: Sunday morning confession…I’m having strawberry cheesecake dessert for breakfast and I don’t feel a bit bad about it.

Creamy, delicious and oh so satisfying! We found this recipe on South Your Mouth blog and switched it up a bit by making homemade whipping cream to replace the cool whip. Yum!

Ingredients:

2 pounds strawberries
15 graham crackers (2 sleeves)
1 8oz package of cream cheese
1 14oz can of sweetened condensed milk
2 3.4oz boxes of instant cheesecake pudding
3 cups of milk
2 cups of homemade whipping cream or 1 12oz container of Cool Whip

Start by washing and slicing your strawberries (1/4 inch thick.) Dry and set aside.

In 13×9 baking dish line the bottom with graham crackers. You may have to break some pieces to fill in the edges.

If you are making your own whipping cream make that first and set aside. You will need 2 cups.

In a large bowl mix cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk with electric mixer until smooth. Add in cheesecake pudding and milk and mix for 5 minutes. Gently fold in the 2 cups of whipping cream or Cool Whip.

Strawberry cheesecake

Pour half of the cheesecake mixture on top of the graham cracker bottom. Then add a single layer of sliced strawberries. Top the strawberries with another layer of graham crackers. Pour on the remainder of the cheese cream mixture and then decorate the top with the rest of your strawberries.

Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Recipe

We also crushed up some graham crackers and sprinkled them over the top of the dessert. Place in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours to set up.

Serve and enjoy!

Gorgonzola Cream Sauce 350

Gorgonzola Cream Sauce Recipe

Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

Gorgonzola Cream Sauce Recipe: So good! We are a little late putting on this recipe, but this is what we made for Valentine’s Day and it was delicious.

Quick and easy and it adds the perfect finishing touch to your filet or any steak. Giving it that fine dining/gourmet feel.

Ingredients:

2 cups heavy cream
2 ounces crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
Dash of ground nutmeg
6 strips of bacon, fried and crumbled
3 green onions chopped

You can cook your filet any way you would like or you can check out our cast iron skillet method here.

To make your sauce pour the heavy cream into a medium saucepan, bring to a boil (medium heat.) Once boiling reduce your heat and simmer until the cream is reduced by half. Be sure to stir the sauce occasionally.

Once reduced by half remove it from the heat and whisk in the Gorgonzola cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, and a dash of nutmeg, stir until the cheese has melted.

Once your steaks have been grilled and rested pour your Gorgonzola sauce over the top and garnish with crumbled bacon and chopped green onions. Perfection!

If you like this recipe be sure to share it with your friends on Pinterest.

The original recipe came from All Recipes, we made some changes of our own.