Friday, July 25, 2014

Funfetti Pound Cake

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup sprinkles

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour an 8x4-incn loaf pan.
2. Cream butter and sugar together until lightly and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
3. Stir in vanilla and salt. Add flour gradually, stirring until incorporated.
4. Gently fold in sprinkles. Pour into prepared pan.
5. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Chickpea, Pesto, Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
¼ cup pesto
1 cup chopped grape tomatoes
¼ cup chopped fresh mozzarella
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

1. In a medium bowl, combine chickpeas, pesto, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Stir gently.
2. Season with salt, pepper and fresh basil.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

· 2 tablespoons minced garlic
· 3 tablespoons olive oil
· 1 large head cauliflower, separated into florets
· Salt and pepper, to taste
· 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
· 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Place the olive oil and garlic in a large bowl. Add the cauliflower and stir to mix. Pour into a greased, large casserole dish and season with salt and pepper.
3. Bake covered for 25 minutes, stirring halfway through. Top with cheese and parsley.
4. Turn oven to broil temperature and broil for about 5 minutes, until golden brown.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Slow Cooker Steak and Gravy

· 2 to 2 ½ pound flat iron steak
· 1 (1-ounce) package onion soup mix
· ¼ cup water
· 1 can cream of mushroom soup

1. Spray slow cooker with cooking spray or use a liner.
2. Cut steak into serving size pieces and put in slow cooker.
3. Mix together onion soup mix, water and soup and pour over the meat.
4. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Ground Beef, Bean and Cheesy Casserole

· 1 pound lean ground beef or turkey
· ½ medium onion, diced
· 1 can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
· 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
· 1 cup milk chunky salsa
· 1 teaspoon chili powder
· 1 cup mild cheddar cheese or Mexican mix cheese, shredded

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Cook the beef (or turkey) and onion in a medium skillet over medium heat until beef is fully cooked through. Drain off liquid.
3. In a large bowl, mix together the beef and onion mixture with the beans, salsa, and chili powder.
4. Put the mixture into a greased 9x13-inch casserole dish and cover with foil.
5. Bake for 40 minutes and then stir the ingredients. Top with cheese. Bake uncovered for another 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.