Sunday, June 20, 2010

Italian Beef Stir-Fry


I got this recipe from my other sister who is also a great cook. :) This is my "go to" meal that we have ALL the time! If your on a budget this is a great meal to make because you can limit how much meat goes into the dish. Cutting the meat thinner makes it appear to have more in it (nice trick right?!) This would be good with any assortment of vegetables in it I think. I know the picture doesn't look that good but you know what they say, don't judge a book by its cover...this is one of those times...and pretty much any other recipes that I have taken the pictures for :)

BBQ Chicken Quesadilla


I got this recipe from my sister who cooks some of the most amazing food ever. Thanks a bunch sis! :)
Who doesn't like bbq chicken?! Throwing it in a quesadilla along with peppers and onion and you have yourself a pretty handy little dinner. Its fast and cheap.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Zucchini-Sausage Casserole



I LOVE this recipe. It's a good way to get some veggies into your meals and hardly taste them :) The flavor of the sausage seeps into the zucchini to cover it up if you don't care for veggies to much. Its creamy and delicious. AND its a one dish meal, pretty much! Who doesn't love a good casserole from time to time? If you do, then you will love this one!

El Pollo Loco Avacado Salsa


Okay so this is a recipe I found online that is PRETTY DARN CLOSE to El Pollo Loco's.It's a great alternative to salsa's that use a tomato base. We like to make a double batch and keep it in the fridge for a few days to eat with chips and quesadillas.
**UPDATE** I have recently been noticing that the kind at El Pollo Loco is spicier then it used to be and read a sign somewhere that they don't use the jalapeno anymore to make this but they use a habanero pepper instead. I know that those are a spicier pepper but to be honest I don't know how much you would need to put in if you want to make it just like them.

Asian Pulled Pork Sandwiches


I had this recipe first at my sisters house as she was experimenting on us and I loved it. You can make this ahead of time and save it. It warms up very well. This is one of my favorite ways to make pork sandwiches because it isn't your typical BBQ pulled pork. The asian flavors in it are fantastic as a sandwich!

Breaded Pork-and-Mozzarella Stacks


I don't remember where I got this recipe but it is super yummy and just a different way of having your normal every day pork chops. The cheese inside gets all ooey gooey and the crunch on the outside gives it that extra bit of yummy! Plain old pork chops...no way....not with this recipe. Shake it up a bit and give it a try!

Quick Tangy Roast Beef Sandwiches


This is a tangier (not really a word or spelling probably) rendition of the classic bbq sandwich. It's so fast and ridiculously easy! You would never guess in a million years that it is made with tomato soup! SAY WHAT?! Yep, tomato soup. If your on a budget then this is a great recipe for you. If your low on time, this is a great recipe for you. If you just plain like food...then this is a great recipe for you :)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Foil Pack Chicken Fajitas


I like to prepare this dish in the morning or during my breaks, stick them in the fridge, and then when I get home I can just pop it in the oven. This is one of my favorite meals to make. Its easy, fast and has basically everything you need for the whole meal in this cute little packet.
**UPDATE**I have recently started making these with quinoa instead of the instant rice and I LOVE it! If you are cooking for a crowd try throwing it all in a big glass baking dish and just cooking it for a little bit longer. It will be fantastic and they will love it!

Fiesta Chicken Enchiladas


This is by far my favorite chicken enchiladas recipe. They are a dry enchilada instead of covered in gooey sauce. I make these enchiladas probably once a month and whenever I am asked to take food to somebody this is almost always what I end up taking to them. BTW I usually get asked for the recipe afterwards so you should give it a try!

Fabulous Fast Shrimp


I found this recipe a few years ago in a Campbells Soup Book. Its one of my favorite ways to prepare shrimp now. You wouldn't think from looking at the ingredients that this would taste very good but I promise it has a good flavor. Its fast, easy, and affordable if you get the shrimp on a good sale.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Blondie Brownie


This is a close comparrison to Applebees Blonde Brownie. I could eat (and have) this every single day and never get sick of it! If you haven't tried it at Applebees then you my friend are missing out on something special. When Sam and I were dating we used to go there all the time just so we could split one. Now that I have found a recipe that I can make at home, it makes it all the more easier to enjoy it without breaking the bank.

Lonestar Steakhouse Salmon


This is a recipe I found in one of those Top Secret books and I absolutely love it. This is also my all time favorite salmon marinade. I use this anytime I am not in the mood to fix something new. The flavors of the marinade are simply fantastic and can jazz up even the yuckiest looking frozen salmon that you may have in your freezer. Don't lie, we all have it in there, the pieces you aren't sure what to do with but bought it anyway because it was on sale...yep. Cover them in this stuff and you will be wondering why you didn't buy more :)

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