Sunday, January 15, 2012

Easy Baked Salmon

What you need:





Spread a thick layer of mayonnaise on the salmon. Sprinkle with dill and gresh ground black pepper. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes in a foil lined dish.

Super easy and super yummy!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

the recipe to save a life...and a GIVEAWAY!

Want an easy and inexpensive way to save a life?



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What to do:

Go to A Peakin To Our Lives (my family blog) to learn more about typeTAP and learn how to enter for my first giveaway!

It's easy!


Saturday, March 12, 2011

Swiss Chicken

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8 slices of Swiss cheese
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/4 c. dry white cooking wine (I just used white wine I had in the fridge)
1 c. herb stuffing mix
1/2 c. melted butter

- Place chicken breasts in a greased 9x13 baking dish.
- Top each breast with 2 pieces of cheese.
- In a small bowl stir together soup and wine and pour over chicken.
- In a small bowl melt your butter and stir in stuffing mix. Pour over soup mixture.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
I love easy, and this is about as easy as it gets!

Layered Fiesta Taco Salad Bake

Okay, now THIS is EASY and yummy! You like Mexican food??? Try this if you do!
1lb. ground beef
1 can spicy chili beans, undrained (they don't have to be spicy if you want it mild)
1 can corn, drained (you can use Fiesta Corn if you want)
1 cup salsa
1 pkg. Taco seasoning
2 cups crushed tortilla chips
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
1 medium tomato, chopped
1-2 cupa shredded cheese (I use closer to 2 cups)
1 large avocado, peeled and cubed/sliced
Shredded lettuce
What you do:
Coarsely crush two cups of tortilla chips and throw ‘em into a deep casserole dish.

Cook beef and drain. Return to large skillet and stir in beans, salsa, taco seasoning and corn.
Heat until boiling stirring often.

Remove from heat and pour into the casserole dish on top of the crushed chips.

Cut your veggies and layer the tomatoes on top of the meat mixture and then the green onions on top of that. Cover with cheese and bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until cheese is hot and bubbly.
Then garnish with lettuce and avocado and shove some chips along the outside just for fun!
So pretty, right!
Talk about EASY!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Crunchy Strawberry and Romaine Salad

I love me some fruit on my salads.
Do you love strawberries and romaine lettuce?!

Romaine lettuce (three hearts of romaine, chopped)
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
2 cups strawberries, sliced or chopped in bite-size chunks
1 pkg. Ramen noodles (discard seasoning packet)
1/4 cup butter
1 cup chopped walnuts or almonds (optional)

1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp soy sauce
Saute the Ramen and walnute/almonds in butter for about 8-10 minutes until golden brown. Meanwhile, chop your strawberries and onions and add to your romaine in a large salad bowl. Add the Ramen and nuts once they are ready. Whisk all of the dressing ingredients together, add to the salad and toss.

Meatball Sandwich Casserole

1 Baguette French Bread (cut into 18-24 slices, 1/4 inch thick)
Olive Oil
1 pkg. frozen Italian meatballs, bite sized {about 1 lb.}
1 pkg. frozen onion & bell pepper mix, thawed & drained
1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Preheat oven to 350. Meanwhile, slice your bread.

Brush each slice with olive oil on one side. Line the bottom and the side with the bread slices...oil side up...slightly overlapping the slices on the side. You won't need to grease your dish for this recipe! (You'll need a deep casserole dish for this meal.)

Bake bread for about 10 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. In a separate bowl, mix meatballs, bell pepper & onion mix, & spaghetti sauce to coat. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Tomato & Basil by Classico. SOOOOO good!!!!!
Spoon the meatball mixture into the dish on top of the bread. Return to oven and bake for 25 minutes or until thoroughly heated through in the center. Pull out, add the cheese on top and bake for 5-10 minutes more.


Double Dressing Pasta Salad

When you see the ingredients for this, you may think it would be gross.
It's me. :)


1 box penne pasta
1 brick Colby cheese, cubed
1 brick Muenster cheese, cubed
1 yellow pepper, chopped into large chunks
1 orange pepper, chopped into large chunks
Grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 bottle Ranch dressing
1/2 bottle of Italian dressing

Cut up all the veggies and cube the cheese. Add dressing to coat. Meanwhile, cook pasta.

Add pasta to veggies and dressing & toss. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until chilled. Remove from fridge and add a little more dressing to freshen things up. Serve & enjoy!