Monday, June 6, 2016

Mushroom Ragu

My husband and I have been on a mushroom kick.  He found this recipe on Martha Stewart.  We just love it.

Mushroom Ragu

  2 tablespoon butter                             
  1 tablespoon olive oil                         
  1 1/2 lb mushrooms                         
  1 teaspoon thyme                             
  1/4 cup red or white wine                

In a large skillet over medium -low heat, melt butter with olive oil. Raise to medium. Add mushrooms, season with salt and pepper. Cook, covered, until mushrooms release their liquid, 5 to 6 minutes. Uncover; raise heat to high. Cook, tossing, until liquid evaporates and mushrooms are brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Add thyme and wine. Cook unti skillet is almost dry, 1 minute. Serve hot. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Mexican Sour Cream Rice

Here is another great recipe from Allrecipes.

Mexican Sour Cream Rice

1/2 cup rice; uncooked
14 oz chicken broth
1/2 cup sour cream
4 oz green chile peppers
1/2 cup Monterey Jack Cheese; shredded
8.75 oz corn; drained
2 tablespoon cilantro 

In a large pot, bring the rice and chicken broth to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 20 minutes.  

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 1-1/2 quart casserole dish.  In the pot with the cooked rice, mix the sour cream, green chile peppers, 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese, corn, and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to the prepared casserole dish, and top with remaining cheese.  Bake uncovered 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until cheese is bubbly and lightly browned.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hillshire Farm Sausage Alfredo

I just love this recipe.

Hillshire Farm Sausage Alfredo

14 oz Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage; diagonally cut into 1/4 inch slices
8 oz pasta; cooked & drained
2 cups heavy cream

Saute sausage in a large skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes, turning occasionally.  Add cream and cajun seasoning; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; simmer gently for 3-4 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken.  Remove from heat, stir in Parmesan cheese.  Add pasta to sauce and toss.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Loaded Shoestring Potato Bake

This is a Kraft recipe. We really enjoyed it.

Loaded Shoestring Potato Bake
  8 oz cream cheese; softened
  10 1/2 oz cream of chicken soup             
  8 oz sour cream                         
  1/2 cup ranch dressing                     
  28 oz shoestring french fries           
  8 oz three cheese; shredded
  bacon bits                         

Heat oven to 375ºF.

Mix cream cheese, soup, sour cream and dressing until blended. Layer half each of the potatoes, cream cheese mixture and shredded cheese in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Repeat layers; cover.

Bake 1 hour. Sprinkle with bacon; bake, uncovered, 15 min.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Pineapple Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

Hello.  With spring and all the fresh fruit, I always get in smoothie mood.  I just love making up a pitcher of smoothies and let that be my morning or afternoon snack.  Very filling for me.

This recipe came from Two Healthy Kitchens  It is a great smoothie.  If you check out  the website, just know that a lot of ads pop up.  Very frustrating.

Pineapple Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

  2 cups ice cubes                         
  1 cup vanilla yogurt                     
  1 cup pineapple in juice; undrained
  1/2 cup orange juice                       
  1/4 cup sugar                             
  1 teaspoon vanilla                          

Put all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth. 
I am sure there will be more smoothie recipes as the spring weeks go by.  Until have a great day.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

I don't know where I got this recipe.  When I printed it, I didn't leave the website address on it.  I don't eve have a picture.

Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

1 1/2 cups orange juice
1/2 cup milk
1 frozen underripe banana
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups ice cubes

In a blender, combine the orange juice and milk.  Cut the banana into slices and add to the blender along with the vanilla.  Top with ice cubes and blend until smooth.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Fajita Seasoning

Yesterday, when I made the shrimp recipe, I didn't have any Fajita Seasoning, so I used this recipe from Allrecipes.

Fajita Seasoning

  1 tablespoon cornstarch                         
  2 teaspoon chili powder                       
  1 teaspoon salt                               
  1 teaspoon paprika                           
  1 teaspoon sugar                             
  1/2 teaspoon onion powder                       
  1/2 teaspoon garlic                             
  1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper                     
  1/2 teaspoon cumin                            

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.