Did I mention how much I love salads?
I really do!
This is another special salad I enjoy and got the recipe from my niece who makes it quite often. When she serves this, she also serves Zuppa Soup (yum!) and breadsticks. What a meal!
This is some of what you’ll need:
Doesn’t it look good already?!
OLIVE GARDEN SALAD
1 (12 ounce) bag iceberg garden salad (I used iceberg lettuce)
1/4 small red onion, sliced thin
6 -12 pitted black olives
3/4 cup pepperoncini pepper rings
1 -2 small roma tomatoes, sliced bite-size
1 1/2 cups Italian seasoned croutons
freshly grated parmesan cheese, to taste
fresh ground black pepper, to taste
For the dressing:
½ cup Mayonnaise
1/3 cup White vinegar
1 teaspoon Vegetable oil
2 tablespoons Corn syrup
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons Romano cheese
1 clove Garlic
½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
½ teaspoon Parsley flakes
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
1 tablespoon Sugar (optional)
In a large glass or wooden salad serving bowl, toss together the lettuce,
onion slices, olives, pepper rings, tomatoes, and croutons. Add dressing and toss to combine.
Sprinkle with fresh Parmesan cheese and black pepper to taste.
Posted in Recipes, Salads, Sides
Tagged croutons, delicious, easy, Italian, olive garden, parmesan, peppers, romano cheese, salad
I’ve been on a Kool-Aid Pie kick lately.
And why not?! They’re so easy!
I know they’ve been around for a while but it’s a new attempt at an easy and delicious pie.
I’ve had several elderly friends to pass away lately and I was looking for something quick and easy to take to the dinner for the family. It’s kinda hard to make a complicated recipe when you work full time. This recipe is exactly that…easy, that is, and delicious, too! You can change the flavor depending on what kind of Kool-Aid you use.
I’ve made three flavors…Strawberry, Lemon-Lime, and Orange.
Delicious…very easy…and perfect for Spring!
1 graham cracker pie crust
1 pkg unsweetened Kool-Aid powdered drink mix
1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip
1 (14 ounce) can condensed milk
In a medium bowl, mix condensed milk and Kool-aid until well combined. Fold in Cool Whip and spoon pie mixture into the graham cracker crust. Garnish according to flavor. Chill for 2 hours and serve.
And for my low carb readers…
3-INGREDIENT LOW-CARB LEMON ICEBOX PIE
from Jimmy Moore’s site. Sounds yummy!
Posted in Desserts, Holiday Hits
Tagged cool, creamy, delicious, easy, fruity, funeral dessert, Kool-Aid, lemon icebox, lemon-lime, low carb, orange, pie, strawberry
This recipe has been around for a while! But there’s a reason for that…it’s yummy and filling!
CJ’S BREAKFAST PUDDING
1/3 cup ricotta cheese (I use cottage cheese)
3 Tbs. heavy cream
1 Tbs. flax meal
sugar free Maple syrup (I also add a packet of Stevia to sweeten)
Dash of cinnamon
Put first three ingredients into a sauce pan and cook until thick, kinda like a cream of wheat consistency. Stir in Stevia and flax meal. Top with sugar free breakfast syrup and a pat of real butter if desired. Serve warm.
*Recipe found at Low Carb Friends.
Posted in Breakfast, Low Carb Recipes
Tagged cottage cheese, cream, egg, flax, low carb, low carb breakfast, maple, pudding, ricotta cheese, sugar free
(Graphics I created for a t-shirt)
I’m thinking about adding some free clipart to my blog.
The question is…is this something you can use? This would mainly be for my other blogging friends who maybe want to add a little something extra to the posts on their own site.
Just click on the design you want, download and save to your computer for future use.
See below for some simple examples of what I’m talking about if I’m not being clear. lol I’m writing this post in a rush, so forgive me.
I’m kinda new to this Paleo way of eating, but I thought it’d be worth a try.
According to my research, this recipe qualifies for Paleo. If you know more than I do, please share your experience. :)
Sausage and Sweet Potato Hash
1/2 of a small sweet potato, cut into small pieces
1 large sausage patty (from the freezer section)
2 tablespoons diced onion
salt, pepper, garlic salt or garlic powder
1 tablespoon bacon grease (or coconut oil)
Sautee all together in a small skillet until potatoes are tender
and sausage is heated through. Serves 1.
Here’s some nutritional data as per My Fitness Pal:
Talk about decadent and rich! That’s this ooey, gooey homemade mac and cheese recipe for the crockpot! When I tested it straight out of the crockpot, I could not stop eating it. Total comfort food!
Crockpot Mac and Cheese by Trisha Yearwood
8 ounces cooked elbow macaroni
One 12-ounce can evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/4 cup (1/2 stick ) of butter, melted
1 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
2 large eggs, beaten
Two 10-ounce bricks sharp Cheddar cheese, grated (about 5 cups)
Dash of paprika
Cooking spray (I just buttered the dish)
In a large 4-quart slow cooker sprayed with cooking spray (or buttered), mix the macaroni, evaporated milk, milk, butter, salt, pepper, eggs and all but 1/2 cup of the grated cheese.
Sprinkle the reserved cheese over the top of the mixture and then sprinkle with paprika. Cover and cook on low heat for 3 hours and 15 minutes. (Mine was done in about 2 1/2 hours). Turn off the slow cooker, stir the mixture and serve hot.
Cook’s Note: If you don’t have a slow cooker, grease a 9-by-13-by-2-inch pan with butter, add the mixture and bake at 350 degrees F for 50 minutes.
recipe courtesy of Food Network
~Did I mention that my daughter has a guitar signed by Trisha Yearwood? :) It was a 15th birthday gift from her grandpa.
Posted in Crock Pot / Slow Cooker, Holiday Hits, Sides
Tagged cheddar, cheese, comfort food, crock pot, crockpot, easy, gooey, mac and cheese, macaroni, ooey, slow cooker, Southern cooking, Trisha Yearwood, yummy