Showing posts with label dinner. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dinner. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Chicken Fried Cold Noodle Salad

I have wanted to share this salad for a while now. It is so tasty!  I have eaten this salad with both hot and cold chicken fingers and they both taste incredible. So making this salad ahead of time is not even an issue. The seasoning on the chicken is what I was most excited about. Maybe you heard that a few months ago, a recipe was published in an article about a family in Kentucky. The recipe supposedly was the original secret ingredients for KFC's 17 herbs and spices. So, I couldn't wait to try out the mix of the seasonings, and I wasn't disappointed! I don't know if it was their recipe, but it tasted a lot like it! 

I hope you give this recipe a try. The cold noodles give the recipe a great taste similar to a pasta salad, and the potato salad with the fried chicken add a picnic touch, just for fun!

Chicken Fried Cold Noodle Salad

Yield-1 salad
(printable recipe at end of post)

5 small Red Potatoes
1/4 cup Mayonnaise
1-2 tablespoons Ranch Dressing
1 Scallion Stalk
1 Hard Boiled Egg
Noodles (Yaki Soba Japanese Noodles)
Corn Niblets
1/4 cup Italian Dressing
2 cups Flour
3-4 Eggs
3-4  Chicken Strips
cooking oil 

Chicken Seasoning 

2 cups of flour
2/3 tablespoons of salt
1/2 tablespoon of thyme
1/2 tablespoon of basil
1/3 tablespoon of oregano
1 tablespoon of celery salt
1 tablespoon of black pepper
1 tablespoon of dried mustard
4 tablespoons of paprika
2 tablespoons of garlic salt
1 tablespoon of ground ginger
3 tablespoons of white pepper




Boil red potatoes until they are tender. Drain potatoes, and cut into small bite sized pieces. Mix mayo and ranch together in a small bowl. Chop scallions. Chop hard boiled egg. Pour dressing over potatoes, a little at a time. Mix after pouring. After mixing, if more dressing is needed, add a bit more. Add chopped scallions and chopped hard boiled egg. Refrigerate.
I used Yaki Soba noodles. I ran the package under cold water, breaking the noodles apart.  Mix together noodles and corn. Add dressing. Refrigerate.
Mix all the seasonings together.
Place flour in one pan, 3 eggs in another, and seasonings in the third.
Fry chicken in a tablespoon of oil over medium heat until cooked, turning over several times.
Build your salad using the noodles as a base, placing the potatoes on the side. Add a side of ranch dressing for dipping.
 Thanks for joining me today!

yield: 1 saladprint recipe

Chicken Fried Cold Noodle Salad

prep time: 25 MINScook time: 40 MINStotal time: 65 mins

INGREDIENTS:


  • 5 small Red Potatoes
  • 1/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1-2 tablespoons Ranch Dressing
  • 1 Scallion Stalk
  • 1 Hard Boiled Egg
  • Noodles (Yaki Soba Japanese Noodles)
  • Corn Niblets
  • 1/4 cup Italian Dressing
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 3-4 Eggs
  • 3-4 Chicken Strips
  • cooking oil
Chicken Seasoning
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2/3 tablespoons of salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon of thyme
  • 1/2 tablespoon of basil
  • 1/3 tablespoon of oregano
  • 1 tablespoon of celery salt
  • 1 tablespoon of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of dried mustard
  • 4 tablespoons of paprika
  • 2 tablespoons of garlic salt
  • 1 tablespoon of ground ginger
  • 3 tablespoons of white pepper

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Boil red potatoes until they are tender. Drain potatoes, and cut into small bite sized pieces. Mix mayo and ranch together in a small bowl. Chop scallions. Chop hard boiled egg. Pour dressing over potatoes, a little at a time. Mix after pouring. After mixing, if more dressing is needed, add a bit more. Add chopped scallions and chopped hard boiled egg. Refrigerate.
  2. I used Yaki Soba noodles. I ran the package under cold water, breaking the noodles apart. Mix together noodles and corn. Add dressing. Refrigerate.
  3. Mix all the seasonings together.
  4. Place flour in one pan, 3 eggs in another, and seasonings in the third.
  5. Fry chicken in a tablespoon of oil over medium heat until cooked, turning over several times.
  6. Build your salad using the noodles as a base, placing the potatoes on the side. Add a side of ranch dressing for dipping.












Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Broccoli and Pork Frittata

If things are hectic in your house during the morning rush out the door, or if it is crazy confusion in the evening with getting dinner over with so you can get to activities, this Broccoli and Pork Frittata is your answer. It is quick and easy to put together and if you pre-prep some of the ingredients it is even quicker. The beauty of this recipe is that you can exchange your favorite ingredients for some of the ingredients in the recipe. This recipe is also a great way to use up left overs, which is what I did with the pork! I hope you will try this recipe, because I know you will love it!

Broccoli and Pork Frittata
(printable recipe at bottom of page)

1/2 pound cooked Pork
1 1/2 ounces Onion
1/4 pound Broccoli
2 ounces Tomato
2 Eggs
4 Egg Whites
1/4 cup Milk
1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
1/3 cup Water
1/2 cup Shredded 4 Cheese Mix

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Chop the pork, broccoli, and tomato into small bite size pieces. Chop onion into small thin slices. Set aside, but keep separate.
In a medium bowl, mix together the eggs, egg whites, milk, dry mustard and pepper.
Heat the broccoli and onion in a large pan with the water. Cook until onions are translucent. 
Add the pork and tomato. Let cook for 2 minutes on medium low heat. Add egg mixture, and cook for 5 minutes.
Sprinkle cheese over egg and veggie mix, place pan in oven and bake until egg is set and cheese is melted, 5-10 minutes. 
Remove from oven, and let it sit for 5 minutes. 
Enjoy your broccoli and pork frittata! 
print recipe

Broccoli and Pork Frittata

A "quick to put together" meal that is great for breakfast, lunch, brunch, and even dinner.
prep time: 20 MINScook time: 20 MINStotal time: 40 mins

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1/2 pound cooked Pork
  • 1 1/2 ounces Yellow Onion
  • 1/4 pound Fresh Broccoli
  • 2 ounces Fresh or canned Tomatoes
  • 2 Eggs
  • 4 Egg Whites
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
  • 1/4 Black Pepper
  • 1/3 cup Water
  • 1/2 cup Shredded 4 Cheese Mix

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Chop the pork, broccoli, and tomato into small bite size pieces. Chop onion into small thin slices. Set aside, but keep separate.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the eggs, egg whites, milk, dry mustard and pepper.
  4. Heat the broccoli and onion in a large pan with the water. Cook until onions are translucent.
  5. Add the pork and tomato. Let cook for 2 minutes on medium low heat. Add egg mixture, and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle cheese over egg and veggie mix, place pan in oven and bake until egg is set and cheese is melted, 5-10 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven, and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  8. Enjoy your broccoli and pork frittata!
  9. Prep Note-Chop the pork, onion, broccoli and tomato the night before you plan to fix the frittata. That will save you 10-15 minutes in the morning.


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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Southwest Noodle Stir Fry

If you are not a fan of stir fry meals, I know this dish will change your mind! This Southwest Noodle Stir Fry is packed full of so many flavors, you will want to make it again and again. From the roasted corn, to the chayote squash, to the soft and luxurious noodles, this dish will leave you wanting more! With a little prep, this dish comes together quickly. Be sure to make extra for left overs!

Southwest Noodle Stir Fry

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Baby Back Rib Burger / #SundaySupper

Is there anything better than a backyard BBQ? I don't think so! It's fun to cook outside, and the aroma and flavors that you get from grilling are amazing! This is hands down, the best burger I have ever had! When you eat this Baby Back Rib Burger, all of the flavors are there. You can taste the smoked, crispy, bold flavors individually and as a group and they are awesome! This burger takes some prep, but a lot of it can be made ahead of time. Once you start to grill, it comes together quickly, and you will be so happy it does. Enjoy!

Baby Back Rib Burger

Monday, June 6, 2016

Sausage and Pasta Summer Salad!

With summer here, I am thinking it is time to start eating a little lighter. With all the heat and humidity we have been having, the thought of something heavy, just seems to drag me down and I get those "after eating yawns" that make me want to nap. Of course, then my day ends up being very unproductive. So today I am enjoying this Sausage and Pasta Summer Salad!  You are going to love it! It is light and full of so many great flavors!


Oh, did I mention, there is wine too! Check out this recipe! Today I am guest posting over at Women's Daily with this Sausage and Pasta Summer Salad, made with Aidells Chicken Sausage, and  a chilled glass of Pinot Grigio from Cupcake Vineyards!

 Click here to get the recipe: Sausage and Pasta Summer Salad
Make it today, and "after eating yawns" will be gone! Thanks for stopping by today!





Sunday, April 24, 2016

North Carolina BBQ with Cole Slaw and Hush Puppies / #SundaySupper

This North Carolina BBQ with Cole Slaw and Hush Puppies is one of my favorite meals, and I am excited to share it with you! Today for #SundaySupper we are making our favorite regional specialties, and I hope you will try this. This BBQ and sauce is a favorite of many people in the eastern part of the state! There is a huge rivalry between which BBQ is better, eastern or western. But, I have to tell you, they are both amazing!
This is not a quick meal, but it is a meal worth taking the time to prepare. You can smoke the pork if you have a smoker, or you can cook it in the oven. Either way, it is wonderful! The cole slaw is best if made ahead of time so the dressing has time to permeate the cabbage, and the hush puppies, with the minced onions are just amazing! There are few tastes that compare to the yumminess of fresh fried hush puppies!
This meal is perfect anytime, for lunch or dinner, family meals or parties. You and your guests will not be disappointed!

North Carolina BBQ w/ Cole Slaw and Hushpuppies

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Stuffed Ravioli with Alfredo Sauce / #SundaySupper

Of all the many meals I have cooked for my family, this Stuffed Ravioli with Alfredo Sauce always gets the most yums! I don't know if it is the creamy mix of fresh ricotta and mozzarella trying to burst through the edges of the homemade ravioli's or the richness of the alfredo sauce made with fresh asiago and heavy cream as it bubbles it's way to thickening in the pan, but it does taste amazing! I hope you think so too!
Stuffed Ravioli, Alfredo Sauce
 Stuffed Ravioli w/ Alfredo Sauce

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Irish Shepherd's Pie / #SundaySupper

Irish Shepherd's Pie is something I have made many times. Shepherd's Pie does not really have an Irish origin, but it is a staple of Irish cooking and it is so, so wonderful! It's like the poster child for comfort food! This pie is full of ground beef, corn, shallots, and seasoning. Then it is topped with mashed potatoes, covered with cheese and baked in the oven! Simple to make and a pleasure to eat!
Shepherd's Pie
Irish Shepherd's Pie

Friday, February 26, 2016

Southwest Santa Fe Pizza

My love of Las Vegas is no secret. It is where I spent most of my adult life. It is where I  graduated college, and got engaged. It is where my son was born, and my husband and I went into business. We picnicked at Mt. Charleston, hiked Red Rock and skied Lake Mead. Needless to say, Las Vegas is such an important part of me, and close to my heart. I've teamed up with Vegas.com and I am excited! The Annual International Pizza Expo that is held in Las Vegas every year is coming up in March, and I am taking part in a fun challenge to create a unique pizza that is inspired by one of the hotels. I created a pizza that is southwestern in style, inspired by the Santa Fe Hotel and Casino.
pizza, southwestern
Southwest Santa Fe Pizza

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Grandma's Fried Chicken / #SundaySupper

Grandma's Fried Chicken is a recipe from my mother in law. She is no longer with us, but my husband tells me that she used to make this for the family when he were growing up. She also made it for me, my husband and my son whenever she would come to visit us! She lived far away from us, but every year she would visit for my sons birthday, and she would make her fried chicken. It became a wonderful family tradition!
I thought this meal would be appropriate because this month is National Sunday Supper Month, and we are celebrating eating around the table, together as a family every Sunday! I just love the idea, don't you?! I’d like to encourage you to sign the pledge, and commit to sharing Sunday Supper at least once a month this year, along with me! Please follow this link and sign up! http://sundaysuppermovement.com/sunday-supper-pledge/ 
As we know, Sunday Supper starts off as one day a week and soon becomes a way of life. And that’s our mission, to get as many folks as possible around the family table. The biggest gift we can give to our family is to hug, laugh, share our stories and enjoy great meals together.

fried chicken
Grandma's Fried Chicken

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Homemade Ravioli and Ragu Pasta Sauce

I love the holidays, and the food that goes along with it! This year that includes Homemade Ravioli and Ragu Pasta Sauce. Like a lot of people, I am a pasta lover. But I am not a pasta lover just for the pasta. My true love is the sauce! I can remember going to my grandmother's house every year during the holidays, and there was always sauce simmering away on the stove. Oooh, it was amazing! That deep aroma wafting through the house; when I opened grandmas front door, it put a smile on my face that never left. It smelled like home! I got that same warm, happy, comfort feeling when I prepared these homemade ravioli with Ragu Pasta Sauce for my family. The smells came wafting past me, and for a second I was sitting in Grandma's kitchen again.
Pasta Sauce, ravioli, cheese

These ravioli's were fun and easy to make. My goal for the next time I make these is to make the dough thinner.  It has always been a holiday tradition to serve pasta in our house on Christmas Eve, and I have been continuing the tradition for many years, but ravioli's are a new addition to our special tradition. The Ragu Pasta Sauce makes this recipe taste authentic, just like when Assunta Cantisano came to America with the recipe for this special tomato sauce. She was an amazing woman, who, against all odds, made Ragu Pasta Sauces a success! Ragu: Crafted with Passion. Simmered in Tradition! To read more about Assunta Cantisano, her incredible story, and her amazing sauce, click here to go to the Ragu Landing Page. Did you know that Ragu Pasta Sauce has no artificial flavors, no  artificial colors, and no high fructose corn syrup? It is amazing!



Ravioli Filling

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Chicken Enchiladas/#SundaySupper

Today, I am joining the #SundaySupper family in celebrating budget friendly meals. There are so many wonderful meals that can be made on a budget, and it is not difficult to do, but it does require planning. In the area where I live, I have many choices as to where I can shop, but it is essential to read ads, know where produce is a good deal, and where meat is a good quality with a price I can live with. It is also important to meal plan so that nothing gets wasted.
These chicken enchiladas were very inexpensive to make, costing only $4.65 for three. What's also  important to note is that they are very tasty, full of flavor and quick to make. You will feel like you are splurging!


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Cheeseburger in Paradise/#FoodieExtravaganza

What is a cheeseburger in paradise? Well, for me, it is a cheeseburger that I made myself. It's grilled  outside on the grill and it is topped with tropical goodness. It is eaten on the backyard porch, because that is my paradise! I stuffed my ground chuck burger with little chunks of pineapple and mango. Then I topped it with manchego cheese and fruit sauce. If you are not in paradise, you will be when you eat this!

cheeseburger, paradise, tropical sauce, manchego cheese
Paradise Cheeseburger

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Mini Meatball Subs/#Foodie Extravaganza and a Giveaway!


It's that time of year when we are busy celebrating our favorite football teams with tailgating  and parties. It is also that time of year when many of us are watching what we eat, resolving to try to do it healthier during the new year. I think this Mini Meatball Sub is perfect for watching the
 game, and because it is made with oatmeal it helps you feel better about eating and loving it!

I made this recipe to be quick and easy. It takes longer to roll the meatballs, than anything else. I used a jar of sauce instead of making it from scratch. There were several reasons for this. First, it is easier and quicker. Whether you are entertaining, making dinner or just trying to get a meal done and on the table, quick and easy is usually a priority. Second, I used a sauce that I knew was great tasting, has no added sugar, and low sodium.  I have used this sauce many times, Silver Palate San Marzano Pasta Sauce. I love substituting the oatmeal for the breadcrumbs. The oatmeal gives the meatballs a great texture, just like the breadcrumbs, and oatmeal is packed with vitamin b, and has no salt. Give it a try.
You won't be disappointed!




Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sensational Shrimp Scampi

Are you a shrimp lover?
 Me too!
 Do you like yours boiled, grilled, sauteed, or fried?
Me too!
The beauty of shrimp is that it is so versatile.
 It can be used as an appetizer, a soup or salad,
a side dish, or an entree, and there are just so many ways to prepare it.
So a few days ago I decided to go scampi style and it was incredible!
I received some packs of spices from Healthy Solutions Spice Blends to try out, and the
Shrimp Scampi blend had a recipe on the back that turned out to be a definite winner!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Caprese Pasta Salad

This Caprese Pasta Salad is cool and refreshing. Now, that is something I would think I would be writing in July, for sure. But it is September and it is very hot and terribly muggy here in North Carolina. This salad is just the thing to help you cool down. It has the traditional caprese ingredients, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil. I didn't do it here, but you could add some shredded chicken and make this salad a meal! Enjoy and try to stay cool!

Caprese Pasta Salad

Vinaigrette
2 tablespoons Tarragon Vinegar
2 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
Salt and Ground Pepper
1/4 teaspoon Confectioner's Sugar
6 tablespoons Sunflower Oil

Salad
Whole Wheat Pasta
Cherry Tomatoes
Fresh Basil thinly sliced
Mozzarella Block
Vinaigrette

Start by putting your vinegar, mustard, 
and salt and pepper in a bowl.
Add the confectioner's sugar.
Mix ingredients with a whisk.
Drizzle in the oil, whisking gently until smooth and blended.
Taste test to check if additional salt or pepper is needed.
Wash your tomatoes and......
roll your basil leaves together and then chop thinly.
I used a block of mozzarella because that is what I had on hand.
I used this very small scoop to make mozzarella balls.
They were the perfect size. You could also use mozzarella 
balls that are already round when you buy them. They
are very tasty and some are marinated.
Place everything but the vinaigrette together in a bowl.
Toss together with just a little vinaigrette and add more
if you need.
I hope you enjoy this simple, refreshing salad!

Thanks for stopping by today!

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