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All year around veggie casserole

I understand that this Tomato and Zucchini Casserole is not much of a fall recipe. But what inspired me to cook this dish is that it’s not only a healthy casserole, but it also has the Christmas colors red and green.

So overall I am going to have to say that this veggie casserole is packed full of fresh flavors of not just summer but also for any season of the year. It’s an excellent way to use up extra garden veggies. Topped with a crispy Parmesan and bread crumb topping, this side dish is a welcome addition to any meal.

Tomato and Zucchini Casserole

Ingredients

2 Tbsp olive oil

2 lb medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch slices (about 7 cups)

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

2 tsp finely chopped garlic

1 C grape tomatoes, halved

1/4 C chopped fresh basil leaves

1 C shredded Italian cheese blend (4 oz)

1/2 C Progresso™ Italian style panko crispy bread crumbs

1/4 C shredded Parmesan cheese

Additional chopped fresh basil leaves, optional

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 8-inch square (2-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.

1. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add zucchini, salt and pepper; cook seven to ten minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp tender. Stir in garlic; cook thirty to sixty seconds or until fragrant. Remove from heat.

3. Add tomatoes and 1/4 cup basil to zucchini mixture, stirring to combine; transfer to baking dish. Top with Italian cheese blend. In small bowl, mix bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and remaining one tablespoon olive oil. Sprinkle on top of shredded cheese layer in baking dish. Bake thirty to thirty five minutes or until cheese is melted and vegetables are tender. Top with additional chopped fresh basil.

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Sautéed Mushrooms & Galore

Sautéed Mushrooms, Squash and Zucchini

INGREDIENTS

1 zucchini, diced

1 squash, diced

½ C mushrooms, sliced or diced

3 Tbsp olive oil

2 tsp black pepper

2½ tsp McCormick Southwest Seasoning

Directions

1. In a large size mixing bowl combine together the olive oil, pepper and McCormick Southwest Seasoning until well blended. Add veggies and toss until all veggies are coated.

2. Heat medium size non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add veggies and sauteed five-seven minutes; be sure to stir often,

3. Once veggies are tender crisp turn heat off. Let sit for two-three minutes.

4. Serve and enjoy!

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Slowly Cooked Savory Chicken Dinner

This is an excellent slow cooker chicken breast meal! All in one pot, fast & simple and so very yummy too! Not to mention that it’s true comfort food as well.

Slow Cooker Chicken Breast Dinner & Gravy

Ingredients

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken strips

4-6 red potatoes, washed and cut into wedges

1 pound fresh or frozen green beans

16 oz sliced mushrooms

1 packet Italian seasoning

1 packet chicken gravy

1 C water

2 Tbsp butter, melted (optional)

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

1. Grease your crockpot insert with cooking spray or butter. In a medium bowl add the water, melted butter, gravy and Italian seasoning packets. Stir until well combined. Set aside.

2. Layer chicken, potatoes, green beans and then the mushrooms. Pour the sauce mixture over the vegetables and chicken. Cover and cook on low for six to seven hours. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.

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Source Slow Cooker Kitchen

Long Time No Writing

My apologies for not blogging last week. I was visiting with my Grandma. While I was there I cooked for her Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Soup. We both loved it! I will be sharing the recipe with you shortly. We had a great time talking and laughing about so many things. But, I am thrilled to be back at home with my family and sharing my love for cooking with you.

Wow! I can’t believe it’s already the season of fall. It seems like yesterday that it was the first day of summer. It’s amazing and crazy how time flies by so quickly. I can’t tell you how excited I am to try out new recipes this fall and share them with you. Do you have any of your favorite dishes you would like to share?

Now back to the recipe.

To kick off the beginning of fall I want to share with you today this incredibly simple Sheet Pan Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes and Apples. It only takes five minutes to prep and is perfect for a healthy fall dinner.

Sheet Pan Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes and Apples

INGREDIENTS

2 C chopped sweet potatoes

2 C chopped apples

1 red pepper, chopped

1.5 pounds pork chops

Salt and pepper

1 Tbsp fresh ginger

1 Tbsp oil

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp cinnamon

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 Tbsp brown sugar

Directions

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and grease it with cooking spray.

1. Put pork chops on a large, foil-lined baking dish and season with salt and pepper. Place chopped vegetables and apples in a large mixing bowl.

3. In a small bowl, combine ginger, oil, paprika, cinnamon, garlic and brown sugar and mix well. Spoon mixture over sweet potato mixture and stir to coat.

4. Arrange mixture on baking sheet around the pork chops. Bake for twenty-fifty minutes or until pork chops reaches the desired temperature.

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Throw in, Turn on, leave and yum!

Yesterday I had somewhat of a busy day and was not home for the majority of the time. However, I thankfully was up early to prepare this Mexican Cream Cheese Crockpot Chicken. Here’s what my day consisted of after I threw all of the ingredients into my Crockpot. I spent the mid-morning and afternoon with my sister (Caylee). She and I went to get coffee at Starbucks and then we shopped at the mall for a few hours. We too had to stop by HEB because I had to purchase a few ingredients for this dish. It was a lot of fun!

Then later that evening I volunteered for the special needs ministry at my church. Volunteering for the special needs ministry is my biggest highlight of my week because I not only enjoy playing with the kiddos but I too love seeing the smiles on their faces. They are adorable!

Now onto the recipe!

This recipe would make an excellent companion for any crazy busy person!

Seriously.

You toss everything into your Crock-Pot in the morning and when you come home you shred the chicken, add the cream cheese and serve it on tortillas or over rice. Of course, that’s accurate of several slow cooker recipes. But the excellent thing about this one, and what separates it from many others, is that everyone will LOVE it. My favorite thing about this dish is that it’s extremely creamy and full of flavor.

Mexican Cream Cheese Crockpot Chicken

Ingredients

4 Chicken Breast Halves, Boneless and Skinless
1 (15 Ounce) Can Black Beans Goya
1 (10 Ounce) Can Rotel
1 (6 Ounces) Can Black Olives
1 Small Yellow Onion, Chopped
1 Envelope Taco Seasoning Mccormick
8 Ounces Cream Cheese, Cubed

Directions

Add all ingredients to your crockpot except for the cream cheese. Cook on high for four-six hours or low for eight hours or until chicken is extremely tender. Remove the chicken and shred. Place the chicken back into the crockpot. Add cream cheese, cover and continue to cook on high for thirty minutes. Stir well and serve with tortillas or over rice

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Crispy Southwest Wraps

So for the first time in a long time cooking got a little out of hand when I made these Crispy Southwest Wraps, and it was somewhat stressful. No worries, though, it wasn’t anything major the preparation was just a little messy. Although, I did not let it discourage me to cook this recipe and as always I still had an excellent time cooking!

However, as you can tell they, unfortunately, do not have a photo at the moment because my family ate all of them before I even had the opportunity to take a picture and I also did not like the way my wraps turned out. I will not say they looked disgusting, but I will say they did not live up to my picture-taking standards and that there will be a picture on this post shortly.

These Crispy Southwest Wraps are a tasty combination of a burrito/taco and a wrap all in one. They take less than thirty minutes, and my family loved them!

 

Crispy Southwest Wraps

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef
2 Tbsp Olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 1/2 tsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 Tbsp water
1 (14.5 oz) can Goya black beans
1 C frozen corn, thawed
1/2 of a red bell pepper, diced
1 or 2 green onions, diced
1 C cooked rice (leftover rice works excellent! white, brown, rice pilaf, wild rice)
1 1/2 C grated cheese (cheddar, Monterey, or pepper jack)
1/2 C Daisy sour cream
6-8 flour tortillas taco or burrito
Cooking Spray or olive oil, for frying the tortillas

Directions

1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat pour the oil into the pan and add the beef. Cook and crumble until browned. Discard grease. Add the salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and water. Stir to combine. Combine the black beans, cooked rice, corn, bell pepper, and onions and toss to combine. Saute for two-three minutes.

2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cover a tortilla with a handful of cheese evenly spread across the tortilla. Add a small/medium scoop of the meat mixture, placing it in a line along one end of the tortilla. On top of the meat mixture add a few small dollops of sour cream. Starting at that end, roll the tortilla up, folding in the sides like a burrito.

3. Grease the pan abundantly with cooking spray and place the wraps seam side down in the greased pan. Lightly brush the tops of the wraps lightly with oil, or spray them with cooking spray. Turn the wraps every minute or two until they are golden and crispy on all sides. Serve warm, with salsa.

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Healthyish Potato Wedges

Mmmm….yummy…I enjoy eating potato wedges. I recognize that they are terribly unhealthy, but boy they are so very flavorful. My favorite restaurant to go eat these things is Buffalo Wild Wings. Their potato wedges are incredibly yummy!

On the eve of my eating healthy challenge, I decided to make these Baked Garlic Parmesan Potato Wedges as baking fries is a lot healthier than frying them. Although I do admit that I on occasion love anything fried. I mean come on, who doesn’t right?

Bursting with delicious flavors this Garlic and Parmesan seasoned potato wedges are oven roasted to golden tender perfection.

What is your go-to place to eat potato wedges? 
BAKED GARLIC PARMESAN POTATO WEDGES

INGREDIENTS

3-4 large russet potatoes, sliced into wedges
4 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp salt
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp Italian seasoning
½ C parmesan cheese
optional: ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 375. Line, a large baking dish with foil and lightly, grease it with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.

Put potato wedges in a large bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and stir to cover. In a small bowl combine salt, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning and stir well. Sprinkle the potato wedges with the shredded cheese, tossing to cover, then sprinkle with the seasoning blend.

Put potato wedges onto the previously prepared baking sheet in a single layer with skin-sides-down. Bake for twenty-five- thirty-five minutes or until potatoes are tender and golden. Sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley and dressing for dipping.

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