Young and Crafty Sisters: Recipe's
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Showing posts with label Recipe's. Show all posts

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Spinach & Mushroom Frittata


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Hosting family for the holidays or maybe just home late from work with nothing planned for dinner?  This frittata is a no-fuss recipe with any ingredients you can find in your refrigerator.  I used spinach, mushrooms, onions and garlic.  I added breakfast turkey sausage for me and Hannah and made our vegetarian friend Bonnie a personal size frittata, meat free.  I used a couple of cast iron pans to go from stove top to oven with ease; you could also use a casserole or pie dish for the oven portion.

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Ingredients:
  • Eggs (8-12, depending on how fluffy you want your frittata)
  • Spinach – 1 bunch
  • Mushrooms
  • Garlic
  • Onions (these are from my dad’s garden!)
  • Milk
  • Salt/Pepper to taste
  • Red pepper flakes (optional for a little heat)
  • Spicy turkey sausage
  • Shredded cheese (not shown in photo – I used a part-skim mozzarella)

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Brown the spicy turkey sausage.  Drain off fat and set aside.

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Sauté the chopped onions, garlic, and mushrooms with a little olive oil until the onions are tender (~8 minutes). 

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Add milk, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes to eggs.  Mix well with a whisk.

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Layer spinach and turkey sausage onto the sautéed onion & mushroom mixture.

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Pour egg mixture over the spinach, turkey, and onion/mushrooms.

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Sprinkle with your favorite cheese.  I chose a part-skim mozzarella.

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Bake in a 350 degree oven for approximately 25 minutes or until the center is firm.

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Slice and enjoy with your favorite hot sauce or salsa for a spicy touch.
You really can use anything you find in your refrigerator.  Get creative and make your own combination for breakfast or dinner.


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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Make Your Own Pizza Night

 

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Since Hannah moved to Conroe we try to have “family dinner” once a week.  We invite a few friends, open a bottle of wine, and most often end up piled in my king sized bed to watch Gilmore Girls or The Bachelor.  I try to keep the dinners fun and creative; makes it a little more difficult because one of our friends is vegetarian but I love a challenge.

I had the idea to do a “Make Your Own Pizza” night.  I whipped up some homemade dough and had tons of toppings.  Hannah heard grilling the pizza is good, so we gave that a try too!  Click here for the pizza dough recipe I used, I highly recommend it!!

 

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I love the way the dough looks on the rustic cutting board next to the bright vegetables for topping.  I opened a can of tomato sauce and seasoned with salt, pepper, oregano, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, and red pepper flakes. 

 

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Everyone had a blast rolling out their own dough and picking custom toppings.  Hannah went first and took more than her fair share of toppings, typical older sibling!!

 

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Brent grilled the dough with no topping for about 2 minutes.  He then brought in the semi-cooked crust and we topped on the cooked side, that way the other side could crisp up on the grill after the toppings were added.  We didn’t have a spatula quite big enough so Brent improvised and used our huge crawfish paddle!!  He did an excellent job!

 

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I provided the following toppings:  mushrooms, fresh basil (from my herb garden), black olives, artichoke hearts, red & green bell peppers, colorful tomatoes, and chives/onions.  I had the deli slice fresh salami and pepperoni on the thinnest slice and the mozzarella on a 1.5 slice.  Much better than the pre-packed stuff.  This reminded me so much of mine and Hannah’s trip to Italy!  I was actually impressed by how affordable the meat was – about 35 slices of salami was less than $3 and even more pepperoni was about $6.  Brent and I enjoyed the leftovers on sandwiches for a few days.

 

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Get creative with dinner at your house.  Let the kids top their own pizzas and help roll out the dough.  This is an excellent interactive dinner great for families and friends alike.

 

 

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Reese’s Spread Banana Ice Cream


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As most of you know, I try to eat healthy the majority of the time. The only problem with that is that I have a major junk food tooth. Most people have a sweet or salty tooth but not me. I am lucky enough to have both. ::Sarcasm::

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I have a snack everyday around 3 to 4 pm. I think that having a snack mid afternoon helps me not over eat at dinner and it keeps my metabolism going. I like to keep my snacks around 200 calories. The new Reese’s Spreads is perfect to incorporate into my snack when I’m craving something sweet and not blow my food calories out of the roof for the day. I believe that everyone needs a little chocolate in their life. My sister, the dietician, always tells me, “Everything in moderation!” #anysnackperfect

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I headed to Walmart to pick up my Reese’s Spreads. It was very easy to find among the peanut butter. They also had some flags out advertising the new product. Be sure to try and catch the demo that they have advertising the product! 

Reese's spread banana ice cream

This snack option is really easy to throw together. It’s ready in less than 5 minutes and tastes great. All you need is vanilla, Reese’s Spreads, Almond Milk (or milk of your choice), and a sliced frozen banana.

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Throw the slice banana, a tablespoon of Reese’s Spreads, a splash of vanilla, and splash of almond milk into a blender. I used my little Ninja. Blend it until its smooth.

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Serve immediately. Get ready for a sweet snack full of chocolate and peanut butter. I was literally blown away by this tasty snack. It will become a part of my regular snack routine for sure!

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Spicy salt and vinegar kale chips

 

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As most of you know, I try to eat healthy the majority of the time. Don’t get me wrong, I cheat and eat bad foods too. These kale chips are just like cheating but you’re not! They give you the crunch and saltiness of a chip but they are packed with nutrients.

 

These are pretty easy to make. Here are the ingredients that you will need:

 

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Kale (1 bunch)

1tbsp Olive oil

2 tsp Garlic powder

1 tsp Salt

1 tbsp White wine vinegar

1-2  tbsp Red pepper flakes

 

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Take all of the leaves off of the kale.

 

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Toss all ingredients with the kale in a gallon ziploc bag. Shake it up to coat the kale.

 

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Lay your kale out on a baking sheet. Bake at 300 degrees flipping every 10 minutes until the kale is crispy.

 

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A healthy snack that will satisfy that chip craving!

 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

High Protein Breakfast Casserole


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I wake up early for work to make an hour commute everyday.  I need a breakfast that is quick but will also keep me full for hours.  I make this high protein breakfast casserole on Sunday nights and heat it up each morning.  Takes about 30 minutes to bake on Sunday but only 45 seconds to heat up each morning. 
I cut the casserole into 5 servings, one for each day of the week.  Each serving is 200 calories and 19 grams of protein!!  This is an excellent way to eat a hot, healthy breakfast on the go and skip the drive-thru window.

Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup hash browns
  • 6 ounces spicy turkey sausage
  • 1 cup mushrooms
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/4 cup Chipotle cheddar cheese

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Tips:  The frozen hash browns can often be really wet.  I like to squeeze out the excess water through a paper towel.

Breakfast Casserole 2

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Tips:  I would normally use skim milk but Brent picked out the milk this week.  Use a lower fat version to decrease the calories, or keep the higher fat option to keep you full longer!

Bake the casserole in a 350 degree oven for approximately 30 minutes or until firm.

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This is also a great way to feed a crowd for brunch or breakfast without being in the kitchen for hours.  Whip the casserole up ahead of time and pop in the oven in the morning.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Italian Layered Hearty Eggplant

 

My friend Shannon commented that Hannah and I should rename the blog “Young and Hungry Sisters” because of our many recipe posts lately.  Smile  Special thanks to my co-worker Dolores for the inspiration for this recipe!!

 

Eggplant

 

I planted my patio garden at my apartment in San Antonio this weekend and was itching to use some of the fresh basil in a recipe.  I picked out an eggplant at the grocery store on a whim and remembered I had frozen tomato meat sauce in the freezer from a previous spaghetti squash recipe.  Quick, simple, and healthy…if you don’t count the garlic bread!!

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Basil
  • 1 Eggplant
  • Meat sauce or spaghetti sauce
  • salt & pepper
  • Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

 

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Here is my cute little basil plant, freshly planted on Sunday!!  I actually have two because I love basil and intend on making some delicious homemade basil once it gets a little bigger.

 

Eggplant 1

 

I used my mandolin slicer to ensure all of the eggplant slices were the same size for even cooking.  I defrosted my homemade meat sauce.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

 

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Layer meat sauce then eggplant, season with salt and pepper and top with sliced basil.  Repeat.

 

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Once you have 3-4 layers of eggplant cover with sauce and foil and bake in the oven for about 35 minutes @ 350 degrees.

 

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Here is the finished product.  Grate on the cheese and serve!  I enjoyed my eggplant with steamed broccoli and a piece of garlic bread (and a glass of red zinfandel Smile).

 

I promise I will have a non-recipe post soon!!  Stay tuned for a fun make-up post.

 

 

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Avocado Bean Dip

 

 

 

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I have been making this dip since last summer.  I eat it on top of salads, salmon, black bean burgers (see recipe last week), or with chips.  It contains many of the same ingredients as the Spicy Black Bean Burger and I usually use black beans in the dip.  I didn’t want to overdo it with the black beans, so I omitted them this time.

 

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Shown above are the ingredients for the Avocado Bean Dip.  Here is a list of ingredients:

  • 2 avocadoes
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 2-4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/3-1/2 cup bell pepper (red, orange, or yellow)
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 1 can Garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • Seasonings to taste:  garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper

Chop and mix all the ingredients.  I try to keep the avocado chunky and not mashed like guacamole (which I have an amazing recipe for, maybe I will share it in a few weeks).

 

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I have this amazing avocado slicer that makes the slippery job a lot easier.  Once I have the slices I just dice it up and add it to the bowl last.

 

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Hope you give this recipe a try.  Don’t be afraid to really add the lime juice and seasonings, it definitely makes the dip.  Not to mention the super fresh veggies in the summer time.

 

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I absolutely love these two recipes paired together.  It makes for a really fresh and delicious, mostly healthy meal.  For an even healthier recipe, skip the cheese and bun (I like the splurge since I am omitting higher fat meat).

Thanks for reading!!  Hope you enjoy this recipe.

 

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