Sunday, August 28, 2011

Apple Toffee Dip

How to take a perfectly healthy fruit and turn it into something that makes the angels weep. This is just delicious. I could eat it with my fingers because pausing to get a spoon would just take up too much time. Served with freshly sliced Granny Smith apples to marry a tart and amazingly sweet dip together. Heaven.

Apple Toffee Dip

2 8oz cream cheese

3/4 cups brown sugar

1/4 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 pkg heath toffee bits

Mix everything together and serve with apple slices!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Taco Stuffed Shells

These were a nice change from our typical taco night. They reheated up very well for work the next day and I'd definitely make them again!

Taco Stuffed Shells

1lb ground turkey
1 package taco seasoning
1 4 once package cream cheese
12 large pasta shells
1 cup salsa
1 cup taco sauce
1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded)
1 cup Monterey jack cheese (shredded)
1 ½ cups tortilla chips (crushed)
3 green onions (chopped)
1 cup sour cream

In a fry pan cook ground turkey and add taco seasoning and prepare according to package directions. Add cream cheese cover and simmer until cheese is melted. Blend well. Set aside and allow to fully cool. While meat mixture is cooking, cook the pasta shells, drain and toss well with butter.
Pour salsa in the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
Stuff each shell with the meat mixture. Place the stuffed shells in the baking dish and cover the tops of the shells with taco sauce.
Cover and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, uncover, and sprinkle crushed chips and shredded cheddar and Monterey jack cheeses on top. Cook for about 15 more minutes. Serve with sour cream, additional salsa, black olives or whatever you think goes good with tacos!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

FANTASTIC Do-It-All Marinade

This marinade was AWESOME! I used it on boneless, skinless chicken breasts and not only was the chicken soooo tasty and juicy, it gave the breasts a great color. Love this!! I can guarantee it would be just as good on pork or beef.

Do It All Marinade

3/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon pepper
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley

Whisk all ingredients together. Pour marinade over chicken, steak or pork; cover and chill meat for at least 5 hours. Remove meat from marinade, discarding marinade. Cook as desired.