Oven “Grilled” Romaine with Roasted Chicken Salad

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Oven “Grilled” Romaine with Roasted Chicken Salad
Serves: 4
 
Sometimes the smallest details make the biggest difference. Raw Romaine lettuce is a delicious, nutritious and crispy addition to any salad. However, when you cut a head of fresh Romaine in half and cook it on a grill for a few minutes… magic happens. The flavors intensify and lend an interesting dimension to an otherwise basic salad. If you don’t have access to a grill – no problem. The directions below explain how to get similar results in your oven.
Ingredients
  • Salad Ingredients:
  • 2 heads Romaine lettuce, washed, patted dry and cut in half length-wise
  • 8 oz. rotisserie chicken breast meat
  • 4 oz. goat cheese
  • 1 cup red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients:
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 T. fresh lime juice
  • 1 t. Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 2 t. honey
  • salt and pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Set your oven to broil.
  2. Cut the Romaine heads in half and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place under the pre-heated broiler for a couple minutes (keeping a close eye on it because lettuce will burn quickly). Remove once the lettuce is a nice, golden brown.
  3. Add all the ingredients for the balsamic vinaigrette together in a glass bowl. Whisk thoroughly to combine. Allow vinaigrette to sit for at least half an hour to give the flavors a chance to meld.
  4. Place ½ browned Romaine head on each plate and top with 2 oz. of chicken and 1 oz. of goat cheese. Divide sliced red cabbage and chopped pecans among the four plates. Drizzle each salad with a little of the vinaigrette and serve immediately.

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Banana Taffy Roll

Banana Taffy Roll

Banana Taffy Roll
 
Ingredients
  • For the Roll:
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ¾ cup granulated Swerve, Truvia or Stevia, divided
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice concentrate
  • 3 egg whites
  • Confectioner's sugar (approximately 2 Tablespoons)
  • For the Filling:
  • 4 ounces light cream cheese
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Cool Whip topping
  • 1 Tablespoon Confectioner's sugar
Instructions
  1. Using coconut oil, grease a 15" x 10" x 1"-inch jelly roll pan (or large cookie sheet), line with parchment paper that is cut about 2 inches larger than the pan itself. Make sure to push out all air bubbles from under the paper and then use more coconut oil to grease the parchment paper, making certain to get the corners and sides as well. Set aside.
  2. Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat the eggs for 5 minutes. Add ½ cup of the sweetener, banana, vanilla and lemon concentrate. Mix well. Wash off beater bars & dry them. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.
  4. In another small bowl, beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in remaining sweetener until stiff peaks form.
  5. Gently fold the flour mixture into the banana mixture, just until combined. Fold in egg whites.
  6. Spread evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until cake is golden brown and springs back when lightly touched.
  7. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Lay out a clean dish towel on a flat surface and dust it with Confectioner's sugar. Invert cake (including the parchment paper) onto the towel. Gently peel off the parchment paper. Starting at the short side, roll up the cake with the towel (jelly roll style). Place seam side down on a wire rack to completely cool.
  8. Filling:
  9. In a small mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in vanilla and fold in Cool Whip.
  10. Unroll the cake and spread filling evenly over the cake to within a quarter inch of the edges. Re-roll, place seam-side down on a serving platter. If serving immediately, dust with Confectioner's sugar, cut and enjoy!
Notes
Store leftovers (if any), in the refrigerator. Can also drizzle with caramel or chocolate sauce, fresh berries and ice cream. Very rich!!!

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COCONUT PISTACHIO PIE

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COCONUT PISTACHIO PIE
Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 2-1/2 cups flaked coconut, lightly toasted
  • ⅓ cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups cold 2% milk
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios, optional
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine coconut and butter. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-in. pie plate. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until firm.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk milk and pudding mixes for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. Spread 1-1/2 cups over crust.
  3. Fold whipped topping into remaining pudding; spread over pie. Sprinkle with pistachios if desired. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Notes
Adapted from Taste of Home Magazine

 

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BUFFALO CHICKEN CASSEROLE

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BUFFALO CHICKEN CASSEROLE
Serves: 6
 
This kickin’ casserole has all the classic buffalo chicken flavor you'll love. Definitely not your normal casserole. It delivers big, bold taste and is on the table in less than an hour!
Ingredients
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • ⅓ cup Franks Original Red Hot Sauce
  • ⅓ cup Ranch Salad Dressing(I use Wildtree)
  • 6 ounces egg noodles (or pasta of your choice), cooked and drained
  • 1¾ cup Alfredo Sauce (make your own or use 14 oz jar of pre made)
  • ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 6 slices of ultra thin provolone cheese (for top)
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese (for top)
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly grease an 11x8x2-inch baking dish.
  3. Stir the chicken and Franks hot sauce in a large bowl. Stir in the noodles, Alfredo Sauce, Ranch dressing and ¼ cup parmesan cheese and ¼ cup blue cheese.
  4. Spoon the chicken mixture into glass baking dish.
  5. Cover the top with the 6 slices of provolone cheese and sprinkle with the cheddar cheese.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until the chicken mixture is hot and bubbling and the cheese is melted
Notes
Serve with more Franks Hot Sauce if you like it real spicy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup

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WOW _ TOTALLY AWESOME USES FOR COCONUT OIL

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Be sure to buy organic coconut oil.
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Personal Hygiene/Body:

1. Moisturizer – simply scoop some out of the jar and apply all over your body, including neck and face.
2. Eye cream – apply under the eyes to reduce puffiness, bags, and wrinkles. Use on the lids in the evening.
3. Preshave – coconut oil will prep skin for the pending damage caused by shaving.
4. Aftershave – coconut oil will help heal your skin after shaving without clogging pores.
5. Deodorant – coconut oil alone can be used as a deodorant, but even more effective in combination with cornstarch/arrowroot powder and baking soda!
6. Hair Conditioner/Deep Treatment – use as a leave in hair conditioner by applying a teaspoon of coconut oil to your ends and then running your fingers through your hair to distribute the rest! For a deeper treatment, rub in a tablespoon of coconut oil onto your dry scalp and gently work through to the ends. Put a shower cap on to prevent transfer onto bed linens and leave on overnight.
7. Hair Gel/Defrizzer – rub a little between your palms and either scrunch into hair (for curly hair) or finger comb in through from scalp to ends (for wavy/straight hair).
8. Toothpaste – there are numerous recipes out there but I just mix coconut oil and baking soda and dab a little of the mix on my toothbrush.
9. Make up remover – use a cotton swab and a dab of coconut oil and you would be amazed at how well it works!
10. Chapstick – just rub a little into lips and it not only acts as a softening agent but it also has an SPF of about 4 so you get a little protection!
11. Massage Oil – pretty simple; grab some and rub!
12. Lubricant – it is an all natural, perfectly safe personal lubricant. Not compatible with latex!
13. Sunscreen
14. Stretch Mark Cream – coconut oil is great at nourishing damaged skin. It may not be the magic stretch mark cure but it will help.
15. Nipple Cream – works great to nourish cracked, sore, or dry nipples. Apply to a cotton ball and leave on your nipples between feedings.
16. Diaper salve – very comforting on a rashy bum with no harsh chemicals. Also safe for cloth diapers.
17. Cradle cap – having issues with dry skin on your baby’s scalp? Coconut oil will not only nourish your baby’s skin, it also helps eliminate cradle cap. Just rub a teaspoon onto scalp daily.
18. Body scrub – mix coconut oil and sugar together and rub all over! Rinse off and your skin will be super soft! You can add in essential oils if you would like a specific smell.
19. Healing – when applied on scrapes and cuts, coconut oil forms a thin, chemical layer which protects the wound from outside dust, bacteria and virus. Coconut oil speeds up the healing process of bruises by repairing damaged tissues. Plus, it smells a heck-of-a-lot better than anything from the pharmacy.
20. Bug Bites – when applied directly to a bug bite, coconut oil can stop the itching and burning sensation as well as hasten the healing process.
21. Skin problems – coconut oil relieves skin problems such as psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema.
22. Swimmers Ear – mix garlic oil and coconut oil and put a few drops in affected ear for about 10 minutes. Do this 2-3 times a day and it usually works within one or two days.
General Health and Wellness
23. Stress Relief – relieve mental fatigue by applying coconut oil to the head in a circular, massaging motion. The natural aroma of coconuts is extremely soothing thus helping to lower your stress level.
24. Digestion – the saturated fats in coconut oil have anti-bacterial properties that help control, parasites, and fungi that cause indigestion and other digestion related problems such as irritable bowel syndrome. The fat in coconut oil also aids in the absorption of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, making you healthier all around.
25. Fitness – coconut oil has been proven to stimulate your metabolism, improve thyroid function, and escalate energy levels, all of which help decrease your unwanted fat, while increasing muscle.
26. Nose bleeds – coconut oil can prevent nose bleeding that is caused by sensitivity to weather such as extreme hotness and extreme coldness. This condition happens when the nasal passages become dry because of cold or dry air resulting to burns and cracks in the mucus membranes so bleeding happens. To prevent this just put coconut oil in you nostrils. Coat your finger with coconut oil and then lie down and coat your finger inside your nose. Doing this will strengthen and protect the capillaries in the nasal passages. A Vitamin C supplement will also help prevent nose bleeding.
27. For breastfeeding moms, consuming 3 ½ tablespoons of coconut oil daily will enrich your milk supply.
28. Helps with weight loss & controlling cravings.
29. Helps keep blood sugar levels stable and/or helps with cravings in those with diabetes.
Health Problems (that coconut oil is known for aiding, relieving, or even curing when taken internally)
30. Eczema – in addition to taking it internally, many have success applying it externally, some don’t
31. Skin problems
32. Toenail fungus
33. Hot flashes
34. Bleeding hemorrhoids (can also be applied externally twice a day)
35. HIV
36. Head lice
37. Improvements in menstruation regarding pain/cramps and heavy blood flow
38. Migraines (with regular use)
39. Mononucleosis
40. Parasites
41. Thrush
42. Relieve gallbladder pain
43. Has helped some people improve symptoms of an underactive thyroid gland, results have shown subsequent thyroid blood tests becoming normal
44. Energy boost
45. Flaky, dry skin
46. May relieve acid reflux and indigestion when taken with each meal
47. Adrenal fatigue
48. Alzheimers
49. H. pylori
50. Candida albicans
51. Asthma, even in children
52. Autism
53. Cholesterol – improves HDL (‘good’ cholesterol) to LDL (‘bad’ cholesterol) ratio in people with high cholesterol
54. Chronic fatigue
55. Circulation/feeling cold all the time
56. Stronger immune system
57. Mental Clarity
58. Depression
59. Helps with inflammation in Crohns
Health Problems (that coconut oil is known for aiding, relieving, or even curing when applied topically)
60. Athletes foot
61. Back pain/sore muscles
62. Canker sores
63. Acne
64. Cellulite
65. Herpes (applied topically and taken internally)
66. Genital warts (through topical application over 6 weeks, and coconut oil enemas twice a day depending on the location of the warts)
67. Circumcision healing – although I am personally against circumcision, I have read that coconut oil is a really great healer for this.
Cooking
68. Use 1 cup to 1 cup ratio when replacing other oils/butter in recipes with coconut oil.
69. Replacement for butter/lard/Crisco/PAM in it’s solid form – greasing pans, pie crusts, etc.
70. Replacement for various oils in liquid form – baking, cooking, sautéing, etc.
71. Nutritional supplement – melt and add to smoothies.
Other Uses
72. Insect repellent – mix coconut oil with peppermint oil extract and rub it all over exposed skin. Keeps insects off better than anything with Deet! Tons safer too.
73. Great for dogs and cats for general wellness. Just add a teaspoon to their water bowl daily.
74. Goo Gone – just mix equal parts coconut oil and baking soda into a paste. Apply to the “sticky” area and let it set for a minute. Then scrub off with an old toothbrush or the scrubby side of a sponge.
75. Chewing Gum in Hair Remover – just rub some coconut oil over the stuck chewing gum, leave in for about 30 minutes, then roll the gum between your fingertip. Voila! It’s out!
76. Polish Furniture – coconut oil with a little bit of lemon juice to polish wood furniture. However, I recommend you test it first on a very small, unobtrusive part of your furniture to make sure it works the way you’d like.
77. Polishing Bronze – all you have to do is rub a little oil into a cotton towel and then wipe down the statue. It cleans and helps deepen the color of your bronze.
78. Seasoning animal hide drums
79. Seasoning cookware
80. Moisturizing and cleaning leather products

 

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The Giving Plate

The Giving Plate! What a cool idea!

Most often it is Ziplock containers that get passed back and forth, and that’s OK too!

The Giving Plate

I just love this idea.

I see this all over Pinterest but do not know the original source.  If anyone knows, please let me know-Thank you!

Supplies needed:
Sharpie markers  (bold or metallic colors work best so I am told)
Round or Square white ceramic plate (You can get these cheap at the Dollar store)
Acetone nail polish remover
Paper towels

 

Write/Doodle whatever you choose on the plate.

Then bake the plate in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

I was told these should be hand washed only.
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PEACH POCKETS

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PEACH POCKETS
 
Delicious treat without a lot of sugar!!
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups Fresh (or can; in natural juice) Peaches
  • 1 8oz. pack of Crescent rolls
  • 1 egg white
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl add clear part of egg by separating from yolk (be sure not to get any shell in egg white)
  2. Place crescent rolls flat on cookie sheet
  3. Add 2-3 peaches to each crescent (make sure it is the wide side) fold over, and with the spike end of fork press end to seal.
  4. With a basting brush lightly brush top of each crescent with egg white
  5. Sprinkle sugar on each and bake until golden brown (approx. 12-14 minutes)

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Eggplant caprese stacks

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Eggplant caprese stacks
 
Ingredients
  • 2 ripe tomatoes
  • 18 oz ball fresh mozzarella
  • 6-8 leaves fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp oil (We use garlic grapeseed oil)
  • 6 (1/4 thick) slices eggplant
  • ¼ c flour
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • ½ c panko breadcrumbs
  • For dressing;
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Slice tomatoes and mozzarella about ¼ inch thick. Rinse and pat basil dry (you can keep it whole or tear into smaller pieces). Set aside.
  2. Preheat large skillet to medium heat and add 1 tbsp olive oil. Prepare eggplant slices by coating lightly in flour, then egg and then panko all in separate dishes. Once skillet is hot, add eggplant slices and fry in batches about 3 mins per side until golden brown. Blot dry with paper towel.
  3. Combine dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk till well blended. On serving plates or platter build by alternating tomato mozzarella eggplant and basil. Repeat as desired to your preferred thickness. Drizzle with dressing. You can also set it on a bed of greens of your choice (as pictured!)

 

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I love my Fruits

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Whole Watermelon
2 packs of Strawberries
2 lbs Green & Red seedless grapes
1 Cantaloupe
2 cans of Mandarin Oranges
1 pk of BlueBerries
1 Pineapple

 

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The Ultimate Brownie

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The Ultimate Brownie
 
Ingredients
  • **For the Brownie:
  • 1½ C. Flour
  • 2¼ C. Sugar
  • 1¼ C. Cocoa Powder
  • ½ Tsp. Salt
  • 1 Tsp. Baking Powder
  • ¾ C. Butter, softened
  • 2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 3 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Tbsp. Evaporated Milk
  • 1 C. Chocolate Chips
  • 2 C. Mini-Marshmallows
  • **For the Frosting:
  • ¼ C. Cocoa Powder
  • 4 Tbsp. Butter, melted
  • ¼ C. Evaporated Milk
  • 1 C. Powdered Sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Butter a 9x13 clear baking dish and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder. Mix in butter, vanilla extract, egg whites, vegetable oil, and evaporated milk with a electric mixer. Once fully mixed, fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Pour into baking dish and cook for 27-33 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clear.
  5. Top brownies with marshmallows and place back into oven for approximately 5 minutes to melt marshmallows.
  6. With a knife, lightly spread marshmallows around top of brownie. Set aside.
  7. In a medium bowl, mix all of the frosting ingredients until smooth. our on top of marshmallows. Allow to cool before serving.

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PINEAPPLE MINT WATER

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PINEAPPLE MINT WATER
 
Ingredients
  • ½ cup of Pineapple
  • 2-3 Mint leaves
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 cup of water
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a glass and enjoy!!

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ORIENTAL NOODLE SALAD

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ORIENTAL NOODLE SALAD
 
Ingredients
  • ½ - 1 Chinese Cabbage or Savoy Cabbage, shredded
  • 1 Carrot, grated
  • 4 sticks Celery, sliced
  • 6 Green Onions, chopped
  • ½ Red Onion, chopped
  • 100g/3½ ounces Roasted Slivered Almonds
  • 100g/3½ ounces packet Fried Noodles
  • For The Dressing:
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • ¼ cup caster sugar (fine granulated sugar but not powdered)
  • 1 tblspn Soy Sauce
  • 2 tspns Sesame Oil
  • ½ cup Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Combine all the dressing ingredients in a saucepan. Stir well over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool.
  2. Toss the cabbage, onions, celery and almonds into a salad bowl.
  3. Add dressing and mix well.
  4. Just before serving add the noodles and toss thoroughly.

 

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Self-Talk

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What is Self-Talk?

Do you know that inner voice that always seems to be going? It is constantly “telling” you what you should do, what you might do, and reflecting on things you have already done. It evaluates what you do while you’re doing it, providing opinions and suggesting possible ramifications and outcomes. This is one type of inner monologue which psychologists have identified and labeled as “self-talk”.

To get a better idea of exactly what self-talk is, psychologist Susan Krauss Whitbourne likens self talk to the “equivalent of sports announcers commenting on a player’s successes or failures on the playing field.” Unlike athletes that never hear a television or radio sports commentator’s voice, you definitely “hear” what your self-talk is telling you.

Unfortunately, this voice you seem to have no control over can be negative sometimes.

Think about the last time you did something embarrassing. You may have experienced self-talk telling you how stupid you were. Sometimes it is critical even if you haven’t done anything wrong. It reminds you that you are probably going to mess something up, because you’ve done it in the past.

As it turns out, you can respond with negative and positive self-talk to the same situation. It all depends on how you lead your thoughts. For instance, pretend that you have just eaten at a restaurant that all your friends think is amazing. You thought it was overpriced, the food was average at best, the service stunk and you had to wait too long for your food.

You find yourself at a party with your friends, when several of them corner you and excitedly ask you what you thought about the restaurant they recommended. You tell them your feelings, holding nothing back. They all say you are crazy, that it is the greatest restaurant of all time.

Your inner dialogue can respond in 2 different ways.

Perhaps you tell yourself, “Why didn’t you just keep your mouth shut!? Now you look like an idiot.” In response to the exact same situation, you could choose positive, constructive self-talk instead. You could say, “Good for you, for sticking to your beliefs. You reported exactly what happened, you didn’t overstate the situation, and it’s okay if your friends disagree with you about this unimportant topic.”

Psychologists believe that consistently driving your self-talk in a positive, constructive direction can train your mind to respond that way. At first you will not find yourself able to redirect your inner voice. It will simply blurt out a subconscious response. However, by continually appraising dysfunctional self-talk and turning it around, you create less stress in your life, boost your self-esteem, and feel good about your inner dialogue.

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GARLIC SHRIMP & BRUSSEL SPROUTS

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GARLIC SHRIMP & BRUSSEL SPROUTS
 
Healthy, low carb and just takes a few minutes to prepare!
Ingredients
  • 8 Brussels Sprout cut in half
  • 8 pre cooked shrimp
  • 2 garlic cloves sliced (I use garlic galore seasoning)
  • a pinch or 2 of basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • about a tsp butter
  • oil-I use Garlic Grapeseed Oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat a skillet with a little oil, add garlic and brussels sprout, cook for about 2 min on med-high heat, flipping your sprouts.
  2. Add butter, once it's melted add your shrimp, season with salt and pepper and basil.
  3. Make sure you flip your sprouts and shrimp so that both sides have nice color.
  4. Once everything has a nice brown color its done!

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Banana Split Dessert

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Banana Split Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1¼ Cups Sugar Divided
  • ⅓ Cup Butter, Melted
  • 2 pkgs. (8 oz.cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 Can (20 oz.) crushed Pineapple, drained
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced thin
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups cold Milk
  • 1 Large box Vanilla Pudding
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts or nuts of you choice
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized bowl, mix together graham cracker crumbs, ¼ cup sugar, and melted butter. Press into the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan. Set aside.
  2. Beat together remaining sugar and cream cheese until well mixed. Carefully spread over cookie crust. Top with pineapple. Slice bananas and layer over pineapple. Add sliced strawberries over bananas.
  3. In another bowl mix together cold milk and vanilla pudding and set aside. In a large bowl, beat together whipping cream, vanilla and powdered sugar until soft peaks form. Remove 1 cup of whipped cream and mix into pudding. Layer pudding over bananas. Spread remaining whipped cream over pudding and sprinkle with nuts. Chill for 5 hours before serving. Don't forget the cherry! Enjoy~~
Notes
Photo by L. Kerber

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Crockpot Philly Cheese Steak Casserole

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Crockpot Philly Cheese Steak Casserole
Serves: 6
 
Perfect for low carb diets, this is a double bonus, as it cooks in the crock pot all day so you can come home to a great meal.
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs chip steak or 2 lbs cube steaks, cut into strips
  • 1 green pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 red pepper, cut into strips
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ lb mushroom, sliced more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾-1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • ¼ lb pepperoni, thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces provolone cheese, thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Saute mushrooms in olive oil until softened and light brown, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add to crockpot along with the rest of the ingredients, except the provolone.
  3. Cook on low for 6 hours.
  4. Stir well, add to 6 bowls.
  5. Cover with provolone and add some cooking juices to each bowl to melt the cheese...

 

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Grilled Summer Vegetable Medley with Herb Butter

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Grilled Summer Vegetable Medley with Herb Butter
 
Grilling is a great way to enhance the natural sweetness of summer garden vegetable. For best results, cut all vegetables to a uniform thickness and angle your cuts to ensure the largest surface area possible.
Ingredients
  • 3 small yellow squash, washed and halved
  • 3 small zucchini, washed and halved.
  • 3 red bell pepper, core removed and cut into equal-sized flat pieces
  • 1 medium red onion, tough outer layer removed and cut into ½“ half round sections
  • 3 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 T. black Hawaiian salt
  • For the Herb Butter:
  • 4 T. unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 t. fresh thyme leaves, stems removed
  • Pinch of salt, or prepare on Himalayan salt block.
Instructions
  1. For herb butter, combine butter, thyme and salt into a small bowl or on a Himalayan salt block, if you have one. (Do not add additional salt if you use this method). Combine thoroughly with a fork (bowl method) or a large knife blade (salt block). When finished, transfer to a serving container.
  2. Prepare grill by brushing grates with a wire brush. Set heat to medium. When ready, temperature should be between 350-450 degrees.
  3. Brush both sides of each vegetable section with extra virgin olive oil and place on grill. Cook on medium, direct heat until vegetables are crisp tender. For zucchini and yellow squash, this should take about 5 minutes. Onion and bell pepper will take approximately 10-12 minutes, maybe slightly longer. Turn once while cooking.
  4. Remove from heat and serve immediately with grilled bone-in pork chops. Add a pat of herb butter to the vegetables and pork chop for an extra bit of flavor and a nice presentation.

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Mound’s Cake

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Mound's Cake
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 2 cups sugar (divided)
  • 24 large marshmallows
  • 1½ cups milk (divided)
  • 14 oz pkg. coconut
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1½ cups of chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Mix and bake cake according to package directions.
  2. Combine 1 cup of sugar, marshmallows and 1 cup of milk in a med. saucepan...cook over low heat until marshmallows are melted..... Stir in coconut and spread on top of warm cake
  3. Mix butter 1 cup sugar and ½ cup milk in a small saucepan.. bring to a boil...stir in chocolate chips and spread over coconut mixture.
  4. Also Good refrigerated!
  5. Enjoy~

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Did you even know?

Spaghetti Server

Spaghetti Server

HOLEY HECK Ever wondered what that hole in the middle of a spaghetti spoon is for… it’s actually more useful than you might think

That hole in your spaghetti server equals 1 serving! Now you can cook pasta for 2 & not the whole neighborhood. lol

 

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Source:  https://www.thesun.co.uk