April 30, 2013
How about a Cinco de Mayo salsa with a twist? Amanda over at A Few Short Cuts has a fun twist on your standard salsa with her Strawberry Salsa.
It’s funny because my dad was just telling me that he made this and was raving about how good it was.
April 23, 2013
Need a fresh side dish to perk up your meal? Amanda over at A Few Short Cuts has a great recipe for Zucchini and Corn Medley. It’s full of flavor and just so pretty to look at.
This is a quick and simple recipe that will help you get those veggies in your crew. You could also throw the veggies on the grill then toss together without heating up your kitchen.
April 16, 2013
Amanda over at A Few Short Cuts has a fantastic recipe as her Tide You Over Tuesday option today – Cheesy Zucchini Cakes.
Amanda commented that she was not a huge fan of zucchini. She changed her tune after making these. I think I might need to send her over a few more recipes! Zucchini is FABULOUS and so versatile. I use it all the time –many times I even grate it up and hide in various recipes to get a little extra nutrition in my guys.
A good zucchini cake with a marinara is a thing of joy. I typically use a Parmesan or a Romano as my cheese of choice…you can even add a sprinkle of nutmeg to take these babies to another level of fabulous.
These would be a fabulous option for a meat free dinner…they are very hearty (and did I mention – delicious??) I think I might have to make them this week as an extra side dish!
April 9, 2013
Is there anything better than a plate full of fried okra? I honestly could make a meal of these scrumptious little bites. I can’t wait for these to start showing up in my produce box. After seeing Amanda recipe over at A Few Short Cuts, I might not be able to wait!
My grandpa always put his breading mix in a brown paper bag. He’d throw the okra in the bag to coat and then fry up a big batch. I still do mine the same way.
If you are hankering for a batch, head over and check out Amanda’s recipe.
March 26, 2013
Looking for a light meal to please the whole family? Check out Amanda’s recipe for Asian Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps over on A Few Short Cuts.
I am a huge fan of the Lettuce Wraps at Cheesecake Factory. I rarely get to have it because the closest restaurant is over 45 minutes away. Usually about once or twice a year we will happen to be in that particular area and I get to indulge. Their menu is huge but I never even bother to go past the appetizers. We usually get the Lettuce Wraps and Avocado Egg rolls to share. Their appetizers are so large that there is no way you can do them plus a meal if you plan on having a piece of cheesecake. AND…how can you not have a piece of cheesecake when you are there?!
Ok…now that I am craving Lettuce Wraps. Head over and check out Amanda’s recipe. If you have some time and lots of ingredients you can try the copycat version of the Cheesecake Factory’s wraps. It’s not exact but it’s pretty dang good.
March 19, 2013
Cornbread is a favorite food here at my house. I get requests all the time from my guys to whip up a pan. It is very rare that I make just a plain cornbread. I love to jazz it up and add all kinds of good stuff. One of our favorites uses cottage cheese and broccoli…before you turn your nose up you have to try it – it is fantastic!
Amanda over at A Few Short Cuts has a version for you to try – Bacon Cheddar Cornbread. I make a very similar version and add corn niblets and some sauteed onions – it is a meal all on it’s own – yum!
Next time you think about whipping up some cornbread, get creative. You really can’t go wrong.
March 12, 2013
Have you ever needed an ingredient for a recipe only to find your pantry empty? Very often you can find a substitute or an option on how to make your own ingredient. Today, Amanda over at A Few Short Cuts shows you how to make sweetened condensed milk.
This one is super simple to put together. If you happen to find that you are out, just whip some up yourself.
February 26, 2013
Looking to whip up a Mexican meal other than the standard Taco Tuesday? Check out Amanda’s recipe over on A Few Short Cuts. This week she as Chicken Spinach Taquitos as her Tide Your Over Tuesday recipe.
I have never made my own taquitos. I am not sure why I haven’t tried them before…they are super easy! These are not what I would typically order so I guess why they have never came to mind as a recipe at home. I picked up some Jose Ole taquitos a while back when we had those big coupons. My husband was a big fan so I might just have to give these a try some time soon!
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