Best Guacamole Recipe

INGREDIENTS 3 ripe avocados 1/2 lime, juiced 3/4 cup grape tomatoes, quartered 1/2 cup diced white onion 1 jalapeno, finely diced (or two if you like it spicy!) 1/2 cup chopped cilantro 1/4 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper INSTRUCTIONS Mash avocado in a medium bowl, but not so much that it becomes overly creamy. You want a mixture between chunky and creamy consistency. Next add in lime juice, grape tomatoes, diced onion, jalapeno, cilantro and salt and pepper. Give it a stir. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary (add more salt if you like it a little bit saltier!). Garnish with extra sliced grape tomatoes, cilantro and jalapenos. Enjoy with blue corn tortilla chips.

Chili Lime Salmon

Ingredients:  ½ cup freshly squeezed lime juice (or juice of 2 limes) ¼ cup fresh chopped parsley 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons water 1 tablespoon minced garlic (or 4 crushed garlic cloves) 1½ teaspoons red chili flakes (adjust to your preference of spice) 1 teaspoon ground Cumin 1½ teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon honey 4 salmon fillets (wild caught if possible) 1 red bell pepper (capsicum), deseeded and chopped 1 green bell pepper (capsicum), deseeded and chopped 1 yellow bell pepper (capsicum), deseeded and chopped 1 onion, cut into wedges Instructions: Preheat oven to grill/broil settings on high heat. Spray a baking sheet tray with cooking oil spray; set aside. Whisk lime juice, parsley, olive oil, water, garlic, chilli flakes, […]

30 Minute Cinnamon Sugar Knots

Ingredients: Cinnamon Sugar Knots 1/4 cup butter 1 cup milk 2 tablespoon instant yeast* 2 tablespoons honey** 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 large egg 3-3 ½ cups all-purpose flour Butter and Sugar 1/4 cup butter , melted 1 cup granulated sugar 1 heaping tablespoon ground cinnamon Icing 1 tablespoon butter 1 cup powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-3 tablespoons milk Instructions In a small saucepan, melt butter. When butter is mostly melted, stir in milk, and heat mixture to 100-110 F. Meanwhile, add yeast and honey to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or a large mixing bowl if mixing by hand). When milk mixture is at temperature, add to yeast and honey; stir to […]

Pumpkin Pie Bites

Ingredients: Homemade All Butter Pie Crust or 2 pre-made, ready to roll pie crusts 1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened to room temperature 1 cup pumpkin puree 1/2 cup sugar 2 eggs + 1 egg for egg wash 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice Whipped cream Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour (or use nonstick cooking spray) a mini-muffin pan. Set aside. Roll the dough or pie crust out on a floured surface with a floured rolling pin. Using a round cookie or biscuit cutter (approximately 3 inches diamater) cut at least 24 rounds out ( or 12 rounds of each pie crust, if using store bought) Carefully press each round into the mini-muffin pan. […]

Szechuan Shrimp and Broccoli

Ingredients: 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce 2 TBSP reduced-sodium GF soy sauce 2 TBSP seasoned rice vinegar 2 cloves of garlic, minced (approx. 1 tsp) 2 tsp cornstarch (optional!) 1 tsp Sriracha chili sauce 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 tsp freshly grated ginger 1-2 tsp sesame oil, for stir-frying 1 lb peeled and cleaned shrimp, tail on 1/2 lb chopped broccoli 1/4 cup chopped green onion 1 tsp sesame seeds Instructions: Thaw shrimp if using frozen. In a bowl, whisk together sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, minced garlic, Sriracha, red pepper flakes, and ginger. For an extra thick sauce like the restaurants serve, add the optional cornstarch to the sauce and mix well. Set aside. Heat […]

S’mores Cups

Ingredients: 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1 stick butter, melted 1/2 cup sugar chocolate chips mini marshmallows Instructions: Preheat the oven to 350º F. Lightly spray a regular sized muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar. Stir until well mixed and crumbs resemble wet sand. Place 1 & 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of graham cracker crumbs in each muffin well. Press them down firmly into the pan. I like to use a 1/2 cup or something similar to help me compact the crumbs. Bake that first layer for 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and add add mini marshmallows and chocolate chips to each muffin well. Measuring […]

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

Ingredients: 10 ounces broccoli 8 ounces penne pasta (for gluten free, use gf brown rice penne) 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1.5 pound chicken breast (1 large chicken breast) 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup milk 1 and 1/4 cups mozzarella cheese or monterey jack cheese, shredded Instructions: Cook broccoli in boiling water for 5 minutes, drain well. Cut into small florets. Cook pasta al dente, drain. In a large skillet heat olive oil and butter on medium-high heat (until hot but not smoking) and saute chicken breast (seasoned generously with salt and pepper on both sides) for about 5 minutes on each side. Remove the skillet from heat, cover with the lid, and […]

Pizza Buns

It may be Monday but that doesn’t mean that you can’t have pizza! Try this new recipe for pizza buns! Ingredients:  1 refrigerated pizza dough 8 slices  of cheese 2 ounces sliced pepperoni Instructions:  Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 12-cup muffin pan; set aside. Pat out dough on lightly floured surface into 15×9-inch rectangle. Place cheese in two rows on long edge of rectangle, leaving 1/2-inch border; top with pepperoni. Roll up dough, starting from cheese edge, into 15-inch log. Slice log into 12 equal pieces. Place each piece into muffin cup. Bake 18-22 minutes or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Remove from oven; run knife around edges of each muffin cup to loosen. Cool in pan 5 minutes; remove […]

Garlic Scallops

Ingredients: 1 lb natural and untreated scallops 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons melted butter 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup white wine Pinch of cayenne pepper Pinch of salt 3 dashes ground black pepper 1 tablespoon chopped Italian parsley leaves Instructions: Rinse the scallops with cold water and remove the tough ligament from the side of the scallops. Pat dry with paper towels. Heat up a skillet (cast-iron preferred) on medium to high heat. When it’s fully heated, add the olive oil and butter. Saute the garlic for a little bit and add the scallops, pan-sear until both surfaces turn brown. Add the white wine, cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper. Bring it to a light simmer or until […]

Mozzerella Chicken Pasta with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Ingredients: 1 Pound Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts 1 Tablespoon olive oil salt and pepper 4 ounce sun dried tomatoes 1 cup half and half 1 cup mozzarella cheese ½ cup basil, chopped ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes ½ cup water 8 oz cooked pasta (I used rigatoni) Instructions: In a medium sized skillet add the olive oil and chicken breasts. Season with salt and pepper. Cook over medium high heat until no longer pink in the center. Add sun dried tomatoes, half and half, mozzarella cheese, basil, red pepper flakes, and water and stir until cheese is melted and sauce starts to thicken. Toss with cooked pasta and serve immediately.