February 19, 2013
My guys would be happy if I served pizza every week at my house. Amanda over at A Few Short Cuts has an interesting option that may make pizza more of a weekly option!
This week she has Portobello Pizza as her Tide You Over Tuesday snack. What a clever idea to fill a mushroom with all the goodness of a pizza without all the starch and calories from the pizza dough!
Throw these together for a meal or an appetizer – sure to be a winner however you serve it!
February 12, 2013
The great thing about a sandwich is you make it how you like it…no recipe needed. If you need some ideas, head over and check out Amanda’s sandwich. She uses some of my favorite things like pesto, bacon and avocado…yum! Grill that baby up and you have a lunch with my name on it
February 5, 2013
Amanda over at A Few Short Cuts has a great recipe for us today - Homemade Gravy Mix.
This is one of those items that so many folks think is harder than it really is. Homemade gravy is super simple and so much better tasting (and better for you) than the packets. The two minutes it takes to gather your ingredients is the only thing that will increase your prep time on this.
Check out the recipe and give it a try the next time you whip up some mashed potatoes.
January 29, 2013
I make stuffed peppers every couple of week. This is such a fun change to the standard stuffed bell pepper recipe! I think this is one that my guys would really enjoy.
I think I will parboil the bell pepper a bit as I prefer a softer pepper and I am not sure 15 minutes in the oven would get it quite as tender as I prefer them to be.
Head over to A Few Short Cuts to check out the recipe.
January 22, 2013
Looking for something to do with all that Smithfield Ham that we picked up for free a week or so ago? Amanda over at A Few Short Cuts has a great way to put it to use – Ham & Cheese Pretzel Bites.
I am planning on baking up some Scalloped Potatoes & Ham with some of my ham. If I can find some spare time, I might give her pretzel bites a try too! I am thinking these and some warm honey mustard might be a great snack or even the makings of a great meal.
January 15, 2013
Looking for a tasty side to go along with dinner tonight? Amanda over at A Few Short Cuts has Ranch Black Bean & Corn Salsa as her Tide You Over Tuesday recipe offering today.
This would be a nice change of pace and a perfect pair for your Taco Tuesday! Head over and check it out.
January 8, 2013
How about a yummy muffin recipe to start your morning off? Amanda over at A Few Short Cuts has a fruit muffin recipe that sounds delicious.
I love baked goods that include fruit. Muffins with fruit are always so moist. My favorite is a peach muffin but looking at that picture, I might be persuaded to give her Strawberry Kiwi Muffins a go!
January 1, 2013
This week Amanda at A Few Short Cuts shares a great idea for a simple treat – Cheesecake pops.
Almond bark just makes everything yummy. Coating pre-made cheesecake with almond bark is sure to be a hit. If you want to bump these up a notch, stick a maraschino cherry (or strawberry) in the middle of your cheesecake ball then dip it in the almond bark. My personal favorite is Chocolate Covered Cherry Cheesecake–YUM!
The options are endless! Get the kids to help you for even more fun!
December 4, 2012
Looking for a great recipe to satisfy your sweet tooth? Check out Amanda’s recipe for Cinnamon Sugar Roasted Nuts over on A Few Short Cuts.
This is super easy and would be a great recipe to put together for holiday guests. A couple bowl of nuts on the counter is sure to get gobbled up!
I have never tried these but I love the smell at carnivals and fairs…might be worth a try.
November 20, 2012
Amanda over at A Few Short Cuts has a great option to help you save some time this Thanksgiving – Crock Pot Cornbread Dressing.
I love to utilize my slow cooker when preparing holiday meals. I make a fantastic mac & cheese in the crock pot that gives me back time to cook up the other goodies. I am not one of those lucky gals who have a double oven so using the slow cooker means I don’t have to worry about timing everything so it will be warm and ready to serve at the same time.
A buddy actually told me that I should use the slow cooker for my mashed potatoes too. We all know how quickly these can get cold (and yucky)! The crock pot is a way to make sure you have warm potatoes to serve to your guests.
So, head over and visit Amanda to see how you can give yourself a little extra time on Thursday.