Sep 26, 2014

Steak and Cheese Sandwich - { GIVEAWAY! }

A steak leftover gets a makeover in these delicious steak and cheese sandwiches for lunch the very next day.  I had a small steak from the night before and decided make a couple of steak sandwiches. 

Steak and cheese sandwiches are layered with slices of mozzarella cheese, thin slices of steak, roasted red peppers, and spinach, then topped with a drizzle of pesto and balsamic vinegar. Then they are grilled until the cheese is soften and the bread is crisp.  So good! Every bite was crunchy and mouth-watering, gosh... we couldn't stop eating.

Sep 25, 2014

Zucchini and Cheese Fritters

Zucchini fritters loaded with yellow squash, green onions, pecorino and ricotta cheeses and lemon zest, then lightly fried in oil until they are browned and crisp.  Delish!

I made these zucchini fritters years ago, was in the mood for them again, and used some yellow squash zucchini instead.  They turned out delicious.

Sep 24, 2014

Oven Baked Thin Sweet Sausages, Red Peppers, and Potato Casserole

Sweet Italian sausages tossed with potatoes, red peppers, onions and garlic, all baked at the same time makes a fabulous dinner with an array of flavors in every bite, your mouth will jump for joy!  This quick casserole dish allows no fuss, and leaves me time to help my daughter with her homework. 

Sep 22, 2014

Pumpkin Cranberry Nut Cookies

Pumpkin Cranberry Nut Cookies are oatmeal cookies loaded with old fashioned uncooked oats, dried cranberries, walnuts, and pure pumpkin. The flavor of pumpkin is subtle and almost completely hidden in this cookie, making it even harder for any non-pumpkin-lovers not to fall in love with them or this recipe.

Sep 19, 2014

Sweet Potato Chili

An easy, flavorful sweet potato chili is made with ground beef or turkey, sweet potatoes, black beans, and fire-roasted tomatoes with spices that give enough heat, even I couldn't stop eating this chili. Omit the meat, double the beans and turn this one onto a Vegetarian Chili!

I found organic fire-roasted tomatoes with green chilies already diced in them at Trader Joe's.  They were spicy enough for this chili, in fact I didn't need to add a lot of salt or pepper, since I used enough chili powder and ground cumin as the main seasonings.

Adding in the sweet potatoes which melt in your mouth, not only gives this chili so much flavor, it also balances the flavors so well.  I have to tell you, this chili turned out so good, even my girls loved eating it making this is our new favorite chili.

Sep 18, 2014

Easy Cauliflower Salad

Easy Cauliflower Salad is a deliciously light tasting salad made with tender cauliflower florets, a lemon-vinaigrette, fresh parsley and ripe black olives.  An old  family recipe, and one we have been making for years!  This salad is super quick and easy to make once you cord and chop the cauliflower.  It's a fantastic low calorie and low carb dish your family and friends will love!

Sep 17, 2014

Macaroni and Cheese with Pancetta and Caramelized Onions

Macaroni and cheese in a creamy white sauce is made with three different cheeses, crispy pancetta and caramelized onions. So creamy and tasty, I promise you'll be back for seconds.