Pineapple Lime Jello Salad

INGREDIENTS 8 oz container of low fat Cool Whip 4 oz box of Lime Jello 12 oz container of fat free Cottage Cheese 21 oz can of tidbit pineapple, drained 2 Bananas, sliced INSTRUCTIONS 1. Put the cool whip and jello in a large mixing bowl and whisk until they are well blended and most of the jello dissolves into the cool whip. Next fold in the cottage cheese, pineapple and bananas. Stick into the refrigerator until you are ready to eat!

Oatmeal Coconut Dream Cookies

INGREDIENTS 1 large egg 1/2 cup margarine or butter 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/3 cup cane sugar 2 Tablespoons vanilla extract 1 cup flour 1 cup Old Fashion Oats 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 cup shredded coconut, sweetened 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chip INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine egg, and softened margarine. Mix in the sugars and vanilla. Continue mixing and add flour, old fashioned oats, salt, baking soda, coconut walnuts, and chocolate chips. Scoop into small bowls and place on cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges are golden.

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.

French Onion Roasted Chicken Recipe

Ingredients 5 in bone- skin-on chicken thighs salt and pepper 1/4 teaspoon paprika 2 Tablespoons butter 2 Tablespoons olive oil 2 cups sliced yellow onion 1/2 cup water 1 chicken bouillion 1/4 cup water + 1 Tablespoons cornstarch for thickening sauce Instructions 1. In a large 4 qt. Dutch Oven, heat up oil and butter until butter is melted. 2. Season chicken. Place skin down in pot. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until golden. Flip and cook 2 to 3 minutes more. Remove chicken onto a plate. 3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. 4. Add more butter to pot. Add onions. Cook stirring often until onions are translucent, soft and golden brown. Add bouillion cube and water. Cook […]

Croissant Breakfast Sandwich Casserole

Ingredients 6 large croissants, cut open 1 pkg bacon 8 slices provolone cheese 1 c cheddar cheese, shredded 8 eggs 2 Tbsp milk 2 Tbsp butter Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish. 2. Cook bacon and set aside on a plate with a paper towel to soak up the grease. Once cooled, break into 1 inch pieces (approximately). 3. Place the bottom halves of the croissant in the dish, trying to get them to be as close together as possible. 4. Spread provolone and cheddar over the tops of the croissants. Bake in the oven until cheese begins to melt (about 5 minutes) 5. Remove from oven. Spread the bacon […]

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Lasagna Bake

INGREDIENTS For the lasagna: 10-15 no-boil lasagna noodles 3 cups cooked, shredded chicken (use rotisserie chicken for lots of yummy flavor) 12 ounces frozen peas ½ cup Parmesan cheese ½ cup Swiss cheese 1 cup water ¼ cup seasoned breadcrumbs fresh herbs for topping For the sauce: 6 tablespoons butter 1½ tablespoons minced garlic 6 tablespoons flour ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning ¾ teaspoon salt 5 cups milk INSTRUCTIONS 1. Make the sauce: Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant – stir continuously to avoid burning because burnt garlic will taste bitter. Add the flour, poultry seasoning, and salt. Whisk and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the milk, one cup […]

Bangin’ Shrimp Pasta!

Ingredients 1 lb of spaghetti or your favorite pasta of choice 1 1/2 lbs of medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (or 1 pound boneless chicken, chopped) 1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 tsp paprika 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley Black pepper to taste For the Sauce: 1/2 cup of Hellmans mayonnaise 1/2 cup Thai sweet chili sauce (in the asian isle) 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 Tablespoons of lime juice 1/4 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 tablespoon onion powder Instructions 1. In a large bowl, mix all ‘sauce’ ingredients together then set aside. 2. Cook pasta, drain. 3. Place the uncooked shrimp OR chicken in a medium bowl, add the paprika, 3 cloves of garlic, […]

One Pot Cajun Chicken & Sausage Alfredo Pasta

Ingredients 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil 1 pound of chicken, cut into bite sized pieces 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt freshly ground black pepper to taste 14 oz smoked sausage, sliced on the diagonal 4 cloves of garlic, minced 1 quart of low-sodium chicken broth 2 1/2 cups of heavy cream 1 pound of dried penne pasta 1 1/2 tablespoons of Cajun seasoning plus more for topping 4 oz of freshly shredded parmesan cheese 1 cup of Italian flat leaf parsley, minced Instructions 1. Start with a large covered cooking pot. 2. Season chicken with salt and pepper and brown in olive oil over medium high heat. 3. Add sausage and continue to cook until lightly browned. 4. […]

BBQ Chicken Tostadas

Ingredients 8 tostada shells (or 8 corn tortillas, brushed lightly with olive oil and baked for 3-5 minutes per side, until crispy) 3 cups cooked and shredded chicken 1½ cups of your favorite barbecue sauce, divided 2 cups shredded cheese (Mary uses mozzarella in the cookbook, but I have also used cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a blend) 3 green onions, very thinly sliced (optional) Instructions 1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Lay out the tostada shells (or baked tortillas) on two rimmed baking sheets. 2. Combine the chicken and 1 cup of the barbecue sauce in a small bowl, and stir to coat. 3. Divide the chicken between the tostada shells and top with the cheese (about ¼ cup on […]

Ham, Egg, and Cheese Waffle Sandwich

Ingredients 1 (16.3-ounce) package Pillsbury Grands! Flaky Layers Refrigerated Biscuits 6 eggs, lightly scrambled (soft scrambled) 8 slices cheddar cheese 8 pieces thinly sliced smoked ham Instructions Preheat a waffle iron to medium heat and lightly spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Open the biscuits and separate each biscuit in half. Stretch the layers thin to about 5 or 6 inches in diameter. Top one half of the biscuit with a piece of cheese, a slice of ham, and a generous heaping tablespoon of scrambled eggs. Top with the other half of the biscuit and pinch to seal the edges closed. Place in the waffle iron and close. Cook 4 to 5 minutes or until the biscuit is golden brown […]