Slightly Savory Saturday

Need a quick and easy appetizer to jazz up your next soiree?  This is just the ticket!!!   I served these at our Blogger Chip Tasting Party  and they were a hit.  I served some in little "shooter" type cups but any way you serve them I guarantee they will be enjoyed.I really needed larger skewers but could not find them locally at the last minute.  Next time I am in the Big City I am going to make it a point to stock up---just makes the presentation a little nicer.Little Caprese Salads on … [Read more...]

Slighty Savory Saturday

I love recipes that take very little thought and and preparation.  Today's offering is just that!!!  My niece gets all the credit for this one as she let me sample some when we were at Lakeside in June.  It seemed like the perfect Slightly Savory Saturday recipe.  Do you agree?? Quinoa Tacos Ingredients:  1/2 cup to 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa 1 package taco seasoning mix or the equivalent of homemade taco seasoning Scoops Tortilla chips Shredded cheese--your choice 1. Cook quinoa according to … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

Ever want something savory to munch on while you are watching tv or on a road trip?   Today's recipe might be the ticket for your craving.  It was always our oldest son Micah's favorite snack growing up and if I want to make him happy I will mix up a batch and send it to him.  It can be a bit salty so to  try to reduce the salt content feel free to use unsalted popcorn, nuts  and low salt pretzels. Fish Snack Mix 3 cups popped pocorn 2 cups small pizza flavored fish shaped … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

I have seen a lot of recipes floating around for shrimp but they all used tons of butter.  Finally I have the answer!  A shrimp recipe that uses chicken broth instead and is a bit of a healthier option.  Enjoy! Easy and Healthy Shrimp 4 tsp olive oil 1 1/4 pound medium raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (leave tails on) 6-8 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup plus 1 T minced parsley 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 4 … [Read more...]

Slightly Sweet Saturday

Everyone loves cookies and I have found one of the best peanut butter oatmeal cookie recipes ever and added a few tweaks of my own.  Please feel free to share. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies 2 cups quick cooking oats 2 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup peanut butter, creamy or chunky 1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 2 eggs, large 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 12 ounce package semi sweet chocolate chips 1. Heat oven to 350 … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

Black Bean Chicken with Rice 3 tsp chili powder 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp salt 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 tsp canola oil 1 can black beans 1 cup frozen corn 1 cup salsa 1 cups cooked rice 1. Combine chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper and rub over chicken. 2. In non stick skillet brown chicken in oil on both sides. 3. Stir in beans and salsa. 4. Cover and cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes. 5. Slice chicken and serve worth rice and bean … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

Tacos in Pasta Shells 1 1/4 pounds lean ground beef 1 package dry taco seasoning 18-24 jumbo pasta shells 1 cup salsa 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese 1 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese 1 cup crushed tortilla chips Toppings:  sour cream, avocados, onions, tomatoes, cilantro, black olives 1. In a large skillet brown beef over medium heat until no long pink. Drain and add taco seasoning packet and water according to the packet directions. 2. Meanwhile bring to boil in a … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

A quick recipe today to serve as a yummy side to almost any meal that you want to complement.   Super simple with few ingredients = winner in my book. Snappy Pea Pods 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms 1 small onion, thinly sliced 1 TBSP sesame oil 3/4 pound fresh or frozen snap peas 1/2 cup chicken broth 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper In a large skillet, saute mushrooms and the onion in oil until crisp-tender.  Add the remaining ingredients.  Bring to a boil: cover and … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

Banana bread has always been a favorite in this household and I finally have a recipe that turns out perfect every single time.  It is easy and takes little work to get mixed up and in the oven.  Next time you have some overripe bananas this is the recipe for you. Ingredients: 4 ripe bananas, mashed 1/3 cup melted butter 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp baking soda pinch of salt 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp cinnamon Preheat oven to 350 degrees. … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

Don't you just love a good salad?  I know I do and I found a recipe by The Pioneer Woman --Ree Drummond that I tweaked a bit to suit my tastes.  Easy and tasty with a bit of a kick--this Kale Citrus Salad is a great addition to any meal as a side or as a meal in itself.   Kale Citrus Salad Ingredients: 1 bunch kale, leaves torn off stalks and cut into small pieces 1 whole jalapeño, seeds taken out and sliced very thinly 2 tangerines or clementines or orange---I used … [Read more...]

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