Monday, March 29, 2010


We are not a huge fan of asparagus BUT I really do believe that every ingredient does have a great recipe out there somewhere for everybody to like. So I played around with this and came up with a simple recipe that brings out the flavor of asparagus. So try it and see if you like it.

2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1 teaspoon of garlic or onion powder
1 pound asparagus spears-cleaned and snapped

First steam the asparagus until crisp tender-3-5 min.
Melt butter in a large skillet. Add almonds and garlic powder. Cook over low heat until almonds are toasted; push to one side.
Spoon almond butter over the warm asparagus and serve immediately.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


I'm trying to find different ingrediants to add to devilled eggs. Don't get me wrong-I love my original recipe I use but I just want to kick them up a bit.

6 hard boiled eggs – peeled

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1/2 teaspoon brown mustard

6 green olives – minced

1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

salt & pepper to taste

Cut peeled eggs in half length wise and place yolks in a mixing bowl, set the whites aside. Mash the yolks with the back of a fork and add mayo, brown mustard, green olives, and parsley. Mix well. Salt and pepper to taste.
Spoon or pipe the filling back into egg white.
Cover and refrigerate at least one hour before serving

Saturday, March 20, 2010


This is pretty easy and filling. It's comfort food.

1 lb lean ground beef

1/2 onion, chopped

4 slices crisp bacon, crumbled

salt & pepper to taste

1 clove minced garlic

3 eggs

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup half and half

8 oz shredded cheese

In skillet, brown ground beef with onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Drain fat and mix in bacon, being sure to break up any clumps to get a fine mix.

Press beef mixture into bottom of deep dish pie pan. Preheat oven to 350.

Combine eggs, mayo and half and half being sure to mix well. Sprinkle cheese over beef mixture in pie pan and pour egg mixture over the whole thing.


Sunday, March 14, 2010


Sweet potaoes are a little higher in carbs but they are healthy carbs. So I would rather induldge on this recipe then cheat on somethin I would regret later.

3 pounds sweet potatoes, cooked, peeled and cubed

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 cup chopped sweet red pepper

1-1/4 cups mayonnaise

1-1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce

1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley


In a large bowl, combine the sweet potatoes, onion and red pepper. In a small bowl, blend remaining ingredients; add to potato mixture and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate.  Enough for 10-12 servings.


Need an appitizer for your next party or get together. There are a lot of low carb options out there for you--but this one is an old timer that's quick and easy.

1 lb. sausage

12 oz. shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 tsp garlic powder

1/2 cup soy flour
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Mix ingredients well and roll into small balls. Place on cookie sheet and bake until firm and no longer pink inside. Stick tooth picks in them and place on a pretty tray.

Sunday, March 7, 2010


I'm always looking for different breakfast dishes to make for Sunday morning. This was pretty good. You could leave the ham out and it could be a hearty side dish for a meal.

3 cups peeled, chopped zucchini

1 large onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1/4 cup butter

4 eggs

1 cup diced ham

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

1 1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
In a large skillet, saute the zucchini, onion and garlic in butter until tender; set aside. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, basil, and salt. Stir in zucchini mixture, ham and Monterey Jack cheese.

Pour into a greased 1-qt. baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for about 5 minutes before serving.