Sunday, July 25, 2010

Quick & Easy Tatziki

Plain greek yogurt
cucumber - shredded and squeeze the water out of it, or remove the seeds.
1-2 cloves of garlic
fresh cilantro
lime juice

healthy & so tasty with salads & chicken

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Cantaloupe Salad with Lime, Mint & Ginger

4-6 servings

1 cantaloupe, halved, seeded, peeled
3 T. fresh lime juice
3 T. chopped fresh mint
2 t. grated lime peel
2 T. sugar
2 1/2 t. grated peeled fresh ginger
2 t. honey

Cut cantaloupe into 3/4 - 1 inch cubes (or ball them) and place in a large bowl. Add lime juice, mint, lime peel; toss to blend. Mix in sugar, ginger, and honey. Refrigerate until ready to serve, stirring occasionally, up to 3 hours.

Marinated Mushrooms with Blue Cheese

12 servings

1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
1 cup vegetable oil (I always use canola oil)
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 coup white wine vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons seasoning salt
1 teaspoon white sugar
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
hot sauce to taste (I use Frank's)
2 cups fresh mushrooms, stems removed

In a medium bowl, mix together the blue cheese, oil, lemon juice, vinegar, garlic, seasoning salt, sugar, dry mustard and hot sauce. Stir in the mushrooms. Cover and refrigerate 4 to 6 hours before serving.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

CoCa Cola Frosting

This frosting is amazing. I love it on chocolate cake (see prior post) or brownies. It really jazzes up a box brownie mix. Its like pourable fudge with a Coca Cola kick. So tasty!

- 1/2 Cup butter
- 6 Tablespoons Coca Cola
- 2 Tablespoons CoCoa
- 3 1/2 Cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla

Melt butter. Add coke and cocoa and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and mix into powdered sugar. Add vanilla, mix until smooth and creamy.