Easy Marinara Sauce
The ingredients you will need are honestly things you should have in your pantry already! You will need: olive oil, 2 large cans of crushed tomatoes (or diced tomatoes if you're me), minced garlic, salt, pepper, dried basil and dried oregano.
Start by heating olive oil in a medium pot over medium heat.
Add in your garlic, my theory on garlic is: the more, the merrier!
Add in crushed tomatoes
I like to add a little water to the can to get the leftover bits out. I would say no more than 1/4 cup of water.
Because I only had diced tomatoes for my second can of tomatoes, I added in a 1 tbsp of tomato paste to thicken it up a bit.
Don't forget your seasoning! Add in salt and....
Add in basil and...
Simmer for 20-25 minutes and ENJOY! Freeze leftovers in soup containers!
Cheddar Cheese Crackers
This recipe is SIMPLE. All you need is flour, shredded cheddar cheese (I prefer to shred my own for this recipe. I think it makes it much more creamy), a stick of butter, salt, paprika and a little cayenne.
In a food processor, add in flour
add in cheddar cheese, I prefer to shred my own for this since it's creamier!
Add in your spices too: paprika, cayenne and salt. Pulse it together until combined.
Next you'll add in the 4 Tbsp of butter. I prefer to cut mine into 4 cubes per tbsp so it distributes fairly evenly. Pulse together until incorporated.
Last ingredient to go in is the heavy cream. Pulse until a ball of dough forms.
On a clean, floured surface, turn out your dough and roll it out to 1/4 inch and create strips to cut into squares or rectangles.
Once you get the squares on your sheet pan, be sure to poke holes with a fork. It helps the crackers to not puff as much in the middle.
Mix together equal parts paprika and salt. Sprinkle over the squares generously.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until puffed and slightly golden. Let cool and ENJOY!
Crockpot Turkey Breast
This recipe is soooo simple! All you will need is olive oil, pepper, seasoning salt, paprika, Italian seasoning and my personal favorite garlic powder. Oh and of course, a turkey breast. Mine was about 8 lbs, but I definitely could've gone for a smaller one closer to 6 lbs. This one made LOTS of slices!
This spice mixture is EASY! 1 tsp of each spice and mix together!
Add in a 1/2 cup of water
Coat the turkey breast in about 1 tbsp of olive oil and the seasoning mix. Be sure to get it on all sides. Cook on low for about 6 hours. I ended up cooking it on high or 1 hour and low for 5.5 hours. But low for 6 hours should be plenty!
After 6 hours and a carve later this is the delicious result! Let rest for about 10-15 minutes before carving too. ENJOY!
This recipe has quite a few ingredients, but most are baking staples! You will need: egg whites, 4 ripe bananas, unsweetened applesauce, ground nutmeg, honey, cinnamon, ground ginger, milk chocolate chips, coconut oil, chopped walnuts, whole wheat flour, baking powder and baking soda.
Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees and grease your loaf pan.
Peel and mash the ripe bananas
Melt coconut oil and let cool a bit. Then add to mashed bananas
and egg whites
In a separate bowl, mix together flour
and ground ginger
combine both mixes together then fold in walnuts and chocolate chips
Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Let cool for 30 minutes or so then ENJOY!
You'll need the following ingredients: one head of cauliflower, garlic, heavy whipping cream, grated cheddar, butter, salt, pepper and mozzarella cheese.
Start by cutting your cauliflower into florets. Then bring to a boil and let cook for about 20 minutes.
Now, I'm not going to lie. I read the recipe like 10 times making sure this was correct, but it does work! Place two WHOLE garlic cloves in with the cauliflower to be boiled.
Once the cauliflower is tender enough (think potato fork-tender) drain the water.
Place your butter in the pot
Add in milk
Add in grated parmesan
Salt & Pepper
Blend together with an immersion blender or using a traditional blender and do in batches
Make this extra cheesy by adding in some shredded parmesan
Finish it off with dried (or fresh) parsley
Banana Oatmeal Muffins
The ingredients you will need are: bananas, old fashioned oatmeal, almond milk (I prefer unsweetened vanilla), honey, 2 eggs, baking soda and vanilla extract.
Start by pureeing 3 bananas.
Add in milk
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
puree it all together (you can always use a blender for this)
Before pouring into cupcake liners, mix in chocolate chips
Bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes.
Let cool for a few minutes and enjoy!!
The ingredients you will need are: fresh dill, a clove of garlic, one cucumber, plain greek yogurt, red wine vinegar and olive oil.
Start by grating your cucumber.
Next, add in your dill and greek yogurt
and that delicious garlic, minced.
add in one tablespoon of red wine vinegar
Add one tablespoon of olive oil
For this recipe you will need: 1lb of ground beef, 2 lbs of red, Yukon, or russet potatoes, beef stock, butter, thyme, garlic cloves, frozen mixed veggies, heavy cream, cheddar cheese, flour, salt and pepper.
Start by boiling potatoes for the mashed potato mixture.
In a skillet, brown ground beef
Once beef is browned, add in yellow onion and...
Once onion and carrots are soft. Add in frozen mixed veggies
Now add in butter and...
then add in some fresh thyme
and minced garlic
and the last ingredient for the meat mixture is beef broth. Once the sauce has thickened, transfer into a baking dish
Now it's time to turn your attention to the potatoes. Add in the butter...
...and CHEESE and heavy cream and salt and pepper to taste
Mix until creamy and DELICIOUS! Spread mashed potatoes on top of the meat mixture. Bake at 425 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
For this recipe you will need: 16 oz can garbanzo beans, taco seasoning, minced garlic, olive oil and your favorite hot sauce.
Start by draining liquid from can of garbanzo beans into a separate container. Place garbanzo beans into food processor or blender.
Add in 1/4 cup olive oil.
Add 2 tbsp of taco seasoning
Add 8-10 dashes of hot sauce (or whatever your desired level of heat is). Also, add in minced garlic.
Pulse in food processor.
Add in liquid reserved from chickpea can until desired consistency is achieved.
Serve with carrots, cucumbers, pita chips or crackers.
The ingredients you will need are sugar, 2 sticks of butter, cake flour, canola oil, milk, lemon juice and zest, vanilla extract, baking powder and 5 eggs.
Start with two sticks of butter
Add in 1/2 cup of canola oil
Cream together the first two ingredients with 3 cups of sugar (yes, that is a lot!)
Now add in all 5 eggs, one at a time, letting each egg incorporate into the batter
Next add in 3 1/3 cups of cake flour (yes, also a lot)
Add in 1/2 tsp of baking powder
And 1 cup milk
Now your vanilla
and lemon zest and juice
Now that your batter is done, pour batter into greased and floured bundt pan
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Let cake cool completely before dropping out of the pan.
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