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Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges

I'm not the biggest fan of potatoes, so I'm pretty much a hard critic when it comes to potatoes. I have tried several different recipes and nothing taste great to me. Until one day, I got this recipe from Buzzfeed.com. I don't know about you, but I love everything Buzzfeed, I think it is a great website.
I have made these Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedge twice already and they are pretty good.

NGREDIENTS Serves 2 3-4 potatoes
3 eggs
1 cup parmesan cheese, grated
¼ cup parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon oregano
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes PREPARATION 1. Preheat oven to 375ºF/190ºC.
2. Slice potato in half then take the half and quarter it. 
3. Whisk 3 eggs in a small bowl.
4. Combine remaining ingredients in a medium bowl.
5. Coat each wedge in egg wash, then coat in dry mix, until entirely covered.
6. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
7. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
8. Enjoy! Original recipe from:  https://www.buzzfeed.c…

Best Steak Marinade

I enjoy steak, but I don't enjoy steak that has NO seasoning or Marinade. So I was searching the internet and found this recipe on pinterest and it was pretty decent.

Ingredients:
1/3 Cup of Soy Sauce; I used low sodium
1/2 Cp of Olive Oil; I probably used less than that.
1/3 Cup of Fresh Lemon Juice
1/4 Cup of Worcestershire Sauce
1-1/2 T Garlic Powder
3 T of dried basil
1-1/2 T of dried parsley flakes
1 t of ground white pepper
1/3 t of Hot Pepper Sauce
1 t of Dried Minced Garlic

Mix all ingredients together and place steaks in Gallon size bag and pour marinade over steaks and let the steaks marinade for about 8 hours.

Cook the meat as you like and enjoy!

Original Recipe:
 77easyrecipes.com


Spaghetti Squash Soup

Alright here comes another Soup and spaghetti squash recipe, but trust me, this recipe is delicious too. My sister, had some and she said it was the best soup she ever had!

1 Small Spaghetti Squash, Split lengthwise with seeds removed or however you want to cook it. 1 Tablespoons canola oil 1 Pound Italian Sausage or Whatever kind of protein you would like. I actually used Chicken Sausage because that is what I had in the house. (I'm sure I used a pound, but maybe a little less) 1/2 Onion, Chopped 1 Zucchini, Chopped 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced 2 Cans diced tomatoes, including their liquid ( I used the normal size can 14.5 oz can) 1 Quart Chicken Stock; add more if needed 2 t dried basil 2 t dried oregano 1 t Salt 1/4 t black pepper 2 T Butter 1 T apple Cider Vinegar Parmesan Cheese to Garnish
Method: Cook the spaghetti squash they way you like to. I cook my in the oven at 350, keep it whole, poke some holes and place in a baking dish and bake for 40-50 minutes. Let cool, cut in half,…

Weight Watchers Chicken Fried Rice

I love Chinese food, but as you know, it isn't the best for you. So I found a Weight Watchers recipe that is 1. VERY EASY and 2. delicious! When I order Chinese food, I usually don't order fried rice because this rice is soo good.
Ingredients: 1 Cooking Spray 4 Large Egg white 1/2 cup scallion, chipped, green and white parts (I never have scallions, so I use a regular onion or Chives). 2 medium garlic cloves, minced 12 oz boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1/2 cup carrot, diced 2 cups cooked brown rice, kept hot or I used leftover rice or you could cook the rice the night before as well. I have don that before. 1/2 cup frozen green peas, thawed 3 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce I also added the following vegetables; 1/2 cup celery, diced Water chestnuts, cut in quarters
Cook large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and set pan over medium-high heat. Add egg whites and cook until scrambled, stirring frequently, about 3 to 5 minutes; remove from pan and s…

Turkey Vegetable Soup with Stuffing Dumplings

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Delicious food and great company. It is also the start of the amazing Holiday Season that I love so much. Another reason why I love Thanksgiving is because I LOVE leftovers. Sometimes leftovers can be boring so I always try to find something new to try. This year, I tried this delicious soup from foodnetwork.com. I did have to modify it to what I had in the house. I will link the original after the recipe. It was so delicious and definitely a keeper.

Here is the recipe for Turkey Vegetable Soup with Stuffing Dumplings:

Ingredients:

2 Large onions, one quartered and one chopped (I only used 1 onion, chopped).
10 Cups of Broth (it can be any broth you want, I used Onion Broth) I was supposed to make my own Turkey Stock, but we don't keep the Turkey Carcass.
4 Peeled Carrots, Coarsley Chopped
4 Stalks Celery, Coarsley Chopped
2 Tablespoons of Garlic
1 Bay Leaf
1 Tablespoon Extra-Virgin Olive oil
2 Large Eggs
6 Tablespoons all- purpose flou…

Cheeseburger Soup

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Soup season and this season I have tried several new soup. A few weeks back I made Cheeseburger Soup and it was super easy and delicious! Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:
1/2 LB ground beef or Ground turkey
3/4 cup Chopped Onion
3/4 cup Shredded Carrots
3/4 cup Diced Celery
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
4 tablespoons butter, divided
3 cups Chicken Brother
4 cups Peeled and Diced Potatoes (I'm sure I only used 2 or 3 cups of diced potatoes. Potatoes aren't my favorite and next time I'm going to substitute for Cauliflower).
1/4 cup All Purpose Flour
2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1-1/2 cups Milk
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
1/4 cup Sour Cream

Method:

Brown the ground beef in 3 quart saucepan. Drain and set aside. You can use whatever pan you would like for your soup.In the same saucepan add 1 T butter and add onions, shredded carrots, parsley flakes, basil and celery. Sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.Add the broth, potatoes and beef and bri…

No Carb Pancakes

I've been trying really hard to not eat a lot of carbs this year, let me tell you it is very hard to do. I miss pancakes a lot so I researched low carb pancakes and found this great recipe.

Makes 4 – 6″ pancakes Ingredients for No Carb Pancakes2 eggs (I prefer pasture raised eggs so they are bulletproof)2 ounces of cream cheese1 packet of sweetleaf stevia or any other sweetener1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon (optional) Directions for No Carb PancakesPut all the ingredients into a blender or Nutri Bullet.Blend all ingredients until the contents are smooth.Let the mixture stand until all the bubbles have dissipated.Heat ghee, or MCT oil in a pan.  Pour 1/4 of the mixture into the hot pan and cook until golden brown.Serve with sugar-free syrup or low carb jam.They were delicious and definitely will make them again.
Original Recipe: http://fittipdaily.com/no-carb-pancakes-14755/ & pinned the recipe on www.pinterest.com




Stuffed Shells

Ingredients:

Kosher Salt
8 ounces jumbo pasta shells
30 ounces whole-milk ricotta cheese
1/2 cup grated Romano Cheese
2 Tablespoons minced Fresh Parsley
12 leaves fresh basil, I used dried basil and probably used a 2 tablespoons
1 Large Egg
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
8 Ounces Parmesan, grated
2 jars good-quality marinara sauce
8 Ounces mozzarella cheese, grated

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degreesBring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add the pasta shells and cook for half the cooking time on the package; make sure not overcook. Drain and rinse in cool water. Set aside.In a bowl, mix together the ricotta, Romano, Parsley, Basil, Egg, some salt and pepper and half of the Parmesan. Stir until combined.To assemble, coat the bottom of a baking dish with some sauce. Fill each half-cooked shell with the cheese mixture and place face-down on the sauce. Repeat with the shells until cheese mixture is gone. Top the shells with remaining sauce. Sprinkle on the mozzarella and extra par…

Spaghetti Squash Jambalaya

I LOVE Jambalaya but as you know it isn't the greatest for you and all the carbs in it. So I made some the other day with spaghetti squash and lots and lots of Cajun and it was sooo freaking delicious.

Here is my recipe for Spaghetti Squash Jambalaya.

Ingredients:
1/2: Onion- Chopped
1- Green Pepper or whatever color pepper you would like
1- Chicken Breast or I used 3 Chicken tenderloins(strips)
2- Sausage that you like. I used Jalepeno Cheddar because that is what they called for. Usually in Jambalaya you use Andouille Sausa
***Also, you sometimes have Shrimp in Jambalaya, if you want throw some in. If I had some I would have definitely put some in.
1 Can of Diced tomatoes
1- Medium Spaghetti Squash
Salt and Pepper
Garlic
Cajun Seasoning or Jambalaya season that you can find in the store.

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 350*. Clean the outside of the squash and poke a ton of holes in it. Place the spaghetti squash in a baking dish, once the one is preheated put the squash in the o…

Garlic Grilled Cheese Roll Ups

I don't know about you, but I LOVE grilled cheese! I'm always looking for new recipes and I came across grill cheese roll ups on pinterest and thought I need to make these. SO! I made them with Garlic butter and they were so DELICIOUS! Here is the recipe:
Ingredients: 6 Slices of your favorite kind of bread 6 slices American Cheese Garlic Butter, you can make your own or buy store bought Garlic Butter
Directions: Preheat the oven to 400* & place foil on a baking sheet and spray with cooking spray
1. On a flat surface, use a rolling pin to flatten the bread. After you have flatten the bread, use a knife to cut off the crusts of each piece of break.
2. Unwrap each piece of cheese and place a slice on top of each piece of break. Then Roll up tightly.
3. Use your fingers to spread the garlic butter on the bread that you just rolled. Place on foiled cookie sheet; have the seem facing down. Repeat for all sliced of bread you have rolled up.
4. Once all rolled up and buttered, pl…

Lemon Poppyseed Bread

Ingredients 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour2 Tbsp poppy seeds1 tsp baking powder1/8 tsp baking soda1/2 tsp salt1 cup granulated sugar2 Tbsp lemon zest (from about 3 lemons)1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature3 large eggs, at room temperature1/2 tsp vanilla extract1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp sour cream1/4 cup milk2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice Lemon Glaze 1/4 cup granulated sugar3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour an 8 by 4-inch baking dish, set aside.In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt for 20 seconds, set aside. Add sugar and lemon zest to the the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Rub lemon zest with sugar using your fingertips, until the mixture becomes moist and pale yellow. Add butter to sugar mixture and whip on medium speed until pale and fluffy (if not using a paddle attachment that constantly scrapes bowl while mixing, then occasionally throughout entire mixing p…

Delicious Vegetable Beef Soup

Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 1 Large Onion, Finely diced (I usually use a half of an onion) 2 Cups Diced Carrots 2 Cups Diced Celery 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper 1 LB. Ground Beef or Ground Turkey; Cooked and drained 1 Tablespoon Minced garlic 1 Teaspoon Oregano 1/2 Teaspoon Rosemary 2 Bay Leafs **I didn't have any oregano or Rosemary, so I just put a 1-1/2 Teaspoon of Italian Seasoning 4-6 cups of Beef Broth (I add more because I put noodles in the soup). 1- 28oz Crushed Tomatoes 2 Cups of Cooked Eggs Noodles
Method: 1. Heat a large saucepan over medium-High heat, about 2 minutes. Add the oil. 2. Stir in the onions, carrots, & Celery and Black pepper. 3. Cook, stirring frequently, until vegetables are soft about 5 minutes. 4. Add the ground beef, garlic, Oregano and Rosemary, cook for 5 minutes. 5. Stir in the beef broth; start with 4 cups, tomatoes and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer, uncovered. Stirring occasionally, 30 minutes. 6. While soup is simmering, …

Butterfinger Ecstasy Cake

1 box of yellow cake mix (eggs, oil, water). 1 crushed king size Butterfinger bar OR I bought the Baking Butterfingers that are already crushed up
1 small (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk.
1 (12.25) jar of caramel syrup.
1 Container of Cool Whip How to: Take out the Cool Whip from the freezer and let it thawed.  First, bake the cake as directed in the box, once baked, poke holes in the top and let the cake cool. In a bowl, mix together the sweetened condensed milk and caramel sauce and pour over the cake. In a mixing bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream with a hand mixer for a few minutes until it starts to thicken. Spread the Cool Whip over the cake and top with crushed butterfingers. Slice and Voila! I made this cake for my co-workers and they all loved it! It wasn't too sweet and everything about this cake is delicious! Original Recipe came from www.facebook.com