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Hummus Dip

Recipe Source: FitSugar.com

Ingredients:

1 can of garbanzo beans (chick peas)
2 cloves of garlic, minced (you can always use more)
1 – 2 tbsp tahini (it’s made out of ground up sesame seeds)
Juice from 1/3 of a lemon
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Place all of the ingredients in a blender for a few minutes, or until the mixture is creamy and smooth.

Serve in a bowl with fresh vegetables and sliced pita bread. Or even better, try it with homemade pita chips. This would also be a great snack to have while watching the Super Bowl.

Fit’s Tips:

This is a basic recipe, so play around with it – add your own special ingredients like grated carrots or artichoke hearts.

Lobster Creole

Recipe Source: Jennifer / allrecipes.com

Ingredients:

1/4 bunch fresh parsley
1 large yellow onion, diced
1 large green bell pepper, diced
4 cloves crushed garlic
1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
5 cups water
red pepper sauce to taste
2/3 cup sherry
1 (4 ounce) jar pimentos, julienned
1 cup frozen petite peas
4 raw lobster tail, quartered
2/3 pound fresh shrimp, shelled and deveined without tails

Directions:

Remove the stems from the parsley and discard. In a food processor combine the parsley leaves, yellow onion, green pepper, garlic and stewed tomatoes. Process just enough to chop the ingredients up. Should retain a chunky consistency

In a large pot over medium/low heat, combine olive oil and parsley mixture. Cook for about 6 to 7 minutes.

Stir in tomato paste until completely dissolved. Pour in 5 cups of water, red pepper sauce, sherry and red pimentos. Raise the heat to medium and simmer for about 15 minutes.

Add the petit poi, lobster tails and shrimp. Simmer for 10 minutes or until shrimp are pink all the way through.

Jules’ Sweet ‘n Smoky Chili

Recipe Source: Jules @ everydaymommy.net

“Our extended autumn-like weather came to an abrupt end yesterday when the temperatures dropped to below 20º and Kansas City was hit by a wave of sleet. The frozen ground is now covered with one to two inches of tiny ice pellets. When the weather is this bitter there’s only one thing to do. Make chili! I’m not sure if I’ve shared my chili recipe before, but here ’tis. I think everyone has their own way of making chili, and this is mine. To those of you in Texas, I apologize. This is yankee-style chili. But, it tastes darn good.”

Ingredients:

1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb ground pork
1 lg green bell pepper, diced
2 lg yellow onions, diced
3 cans chili beans (I prefer Brooks brand chili hot beans)
1 can beef broth
1 x-large can tomato juice (juice, not sauce – get the x-large can)
3-4 tbsp brown sugar
3-4 tbsp liquid smoke (I prefer Colgin brand liquid smoke)
Garlic powder
Kosher salt
Chili powder
Dash Cayenne pepper
1/2 stick butter

Directions:

In your largest pot saute the diced onion and diced bell pepper in about 2 tbsp olive oil till tender. Season with salt. Add beef and pork and brown completely. Drain excess fat. Season with garlic powder and salt. Add beans, beef broth, tomato juice, brown sugar and liquid smoke. Stir well and let simmer on low about 30 minutes. Liquids will reduce slightly and flavors will blend. Season to your taste with chili powder and cayenne pepper. Be careful with the cayenne as a little goes a long way. Stir well and taste for seasoning. When it is seasoned to your taste add (yes, this is the secret) the half stick of butter. Let it melt in the chili and stir well. Check seasoning before serving. The longer you allow the chili to simmer the more reduced the liquid will be and the more concentrated the flavors.

Serve with a bit of sharp cheddar cheese on top and crackers. Enjoy!

Garlic Butter Noodles

Recipe Source: My18andonly / myrecipe.org

Ingredients:

1 small bag of egg noodles, any size or shape
Water
Oregano
Salt
Garlic salt
1-2 sticks of butter or margarine

Directions:

Fill a pot with enough water to cook as many noodles as you are making. Set on the stove on high heat. Add to the water oregano, salt, and garlic salt to taste. DO NOT pour any in- sprinkle it in, otherwise your noodles will be VERY strong and spicy!

When water has come to a boil, add the noodles. DO NOT let them sit, or they may cook onto the bottom of the pan- keep watch and occasionally try one to see if it’s cooked yet. When the noodles are cooked, take them off the heat and strain out the water.

After the remainder of the water is gone, add the butter or margarine to the noodles and stir until completely melted. If needed, add more- it should look like an actual sauce on the noodles. Add a somewhat generous amount of garlic salt- you want it to taste strongly of garlic, NOT of salt! Adjust to your taste. Sprinkle with oregano and serve.

Tomato Pie

Recipe Source: Donna Walters, allrecipes.com

Ingredients:

1 (9 inch) deep dish pie crust
4 large tomatoes, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 pound bacon – cooked, drained, and chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

In alternating layers, fill pastry shell with tomatoes, basil, scallions, bacon, garlic powder, oregano, and red pepper. In a small bowl, mix cheese with mayonnaise. Spread mixture over top of pie. Cover loosely with aluminum foil.

Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove foil from top of pie and bake an additional 30 minutes. Serve warm or cold.

Makes 6 servings.

Buffalo Wing Sandwiches

Recipe Source: Bob Sassone / slashfood.com

Ingredients:

1 pkg (9 oz) southwestern chicken strips
1 cup butter, softened and divided
2 tbsp hot sauce
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tbsp bbq sauce
6 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp parsley, minced and fresh
4 cups shredded lettuce
2 tbsp celery, chopped fine
2 tbsp blue cheese dressing (on the side)
salt and pepper
4 hoagie buns

Directions:

In large skillet, combine chicken, 1/2 c butter, hot sauce, bbq sauce and chili powder. Cook uncovered over low heat for five minutes or until heated through.

In a small bowl, combine garlic, parsley and remaining butter. Spread over cut sides of buns. Place on baking sheet and broil 8 inches from the heat for 3-5 minutes or until lightly browned.

Spoon chicken mixture onto bun bottoms; top with lettuce, celery, salt and pepper and dressing. Top with bun tops.

Creole Jambalaya

Recipe Source: Ruby Williams / Bogalusa, LA

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter or margarine
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups cubed fully cooked ham,
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (10 1/2-ounce) can beef broth,
10 1/2 ounces water
1 cup uncooked long grain rice
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed thyme leaves
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 pounds raw shrimp, peeled and deveined

Directions:

Melt the butter in a Dutch oven. Add the onion, celery, green pepper, parsley. and garlic. Cover and cook until tender. Add the ham, tomatoes, broth, water, rice, sugar, thyme, chili powder, and pepper. Cover and simmer until the rice is tender, about 25 minutes. Add the shrimp, and simmer until the shrimp are cooked through, about 10 minutes.

Yields 6 to 8 servings.

Tips: This recipe can be seasoned according to taste. Hot sauce can be added to make it fiery. Smoked sausage can substitute for the ham if desired.

Tilapia Italiano

Recipe Source: The Cook Shack

Ingredients:

4-6 Tilapia fillets
1 Tbls. olive oil
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbls. parsley flakes
2 Tbls. butter
1 Tbls. lemon juice
1 tsp. garlic powder

Directions:

Mix Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, parsley flakes; set aside. Heat a large saute pan and add olive oil, butter, and lemon. Saute fillets 2-3 minutes per side until white and flaky. Sprinkle cheese mixture on fillets and saute each side for another minute, then serve. Makes 4 servings.

Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce

Recipe Source: cooks.com

Chicken:

1 1/4 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast
2 tbsp. sesame oil
2 tbsp. corn oil
1/4 c. dry sherry
1/4 c. soy sauce
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. powdered ginger
1/4 tsp. salt

Directions:

Cut chicken into 1/2 inch wide strips. Combine remaining ingredients, except peanut sauce, and marinate in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours.

Peanut Sauce:

4 teaspoons corn oil
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/2 cup minced red onion
2 tablespoons of minced garlic
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
3 tablespoons ketchup
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions:

Heat oils in saucepan. Saute onions and garlic until they are softened. Add sugar and vinegar, cooking until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingredients.

To serve:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Thread chicken strips onto small skewers and arrange on baking sheets. Bake approximately 10 minutes or until just cooked through. Serve hot with sauce which is at room temperature.

Deviled Pasta

Recipe Source: realsimple.com

Ingredients:

1 1-pound box penne
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 bell peppers (any color), cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 large clove garlic, thinly sliced
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 24- to 26-ounce jar pasta sauce
1/2 cup ricotta

Directions:

Cook the penne according to the package directions.

Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the bell peppers, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of the black pepper. Cover and cook for 4 minutes. Stir in the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the pasta sauce and cook until heated through, about 3 minutes.

Drain the pasta and divide it among individual bowls. Top with the sauce, a dollop of the ricotta, and the remaining black pepper.

Yield: Makes 4 servings

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