Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Favorite Recipes!

Alright everyone! Here are some of my all-time favorite recipes, as requested by Alicia. :) Happy eating!

Summer Pasta Salad

1/3 cup olive oil
3/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 tbs oregano
1 tbs basil
2 packages 12 oz. rotelli pasta (spiral)
2 cups tomatoes, sliced
8 oz. mozarella cheese, cubed
1 pkg. salami, low fat, sliced into strips
olives (optional)

In a large bowl, mix vinegar, oil, salt, oregano, and basil. Add cheese cubes, tomatoes, and salami. Mix. Add noodles and toss. Cover and chill overnight or for several hours (MUCH better cold). Toss before serving and add more balsamic vinegar as desired.

Serves 8

Cranberry Apple Turkey Crockpot

2 tsp melted butter
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 or 2 large apples, cored and chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 cup whole berry cranberry sauce
1/4 tsp poultry seasoning
2 cups seasoned crumbs
2-3 lbs. turkey breast cutlets

Combine all ingredients and mix. Add to crockpot. Cook on low for 6 hours.

Ashley's Healthy Salsa

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can corn, drained
2 avocados, chopped
1 bunch green onions, sliced
2 T cilantros, chopped
2-3 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 pkg dry zesty Italian dressing mix
tortilla chips

Combine beans, corn, avocado, onion, cilantro, and tomatoes in a bowl. Prepare italian dressing according to directions on package. Pour dressing over salsa ingredients. Serve with chips, quesadillas, or nachos.

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