Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap

 

 

  Looking to make a healthy lunch ? I got a  Chicken Caesar Salad Wrap. It’s super easy to make with a low-cal, low-fat Caesar dressing .  Add some  shredded romaine lettuce, chopped grilled chicken, and some parmesan cheese.  You will have an irresistible ” can’t put down ” wrap !

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

TOTAL TIME: 15 MIN

 

 

Chicken Caesar Wraps 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

 3/4 cup fat-free creamy Caesar salad dressing

1/4 teaspoon pepper

3 cups cubed grilled chicken breast

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

2 cups  romaine shredded 

6-9  whole wheat tortillas (8 inches), room temperature

 

 

 

 

Directions

1. In a large bowl, combine the dressing, cheese, garlic powder and pepper.

2. Add the chicken, romaine and croutons.

3. Spoon 2/3 cup chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla; roll up and cut in a angle. Serve on a platter.

 


 

 

 

 

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Barbecue Macaroni Salad

 

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Well the 4-th of July is almost here and everyone loves  a fab macaroni salad for bbq. But, instead of a traditional macaroni salad,why not  try something a little different , BBQ macaroni salad.  Yes, add a FAB twist to this classic dish, with a nice, sweet smoky flavor with  Stubbs bbq sauce. Or,  you can use your fave BBQ sauce. 
 

 

 

 

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Add all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and stir.

 

 

 

 

Add chopped bacon for garnish . YUM ! Dig in.

 

 

 

 


 

Barbecue Macaroni Salad Recipe

Ingredients

1 lb elbow macaroni

1 tablespoon salt

1 red bell pepper, diced

2 celery stalks, diced

4 green onions, sliced thin

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon chili powder

1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

1 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup of sweet relish 

2 tablespoons of sugar

1/2 cup Stubbs Bar-B-Q Sauce

ground black pepper

For garnish add a cup of chopped bacon

 

Directions 

1.Bring add salt to 4 quarts of water and bring to a boil.

2.Add noodles and cook 5-7 minutes (al dente). Drain and rinse with cold water until cool.

3.Stir in the bell pepper, celery and onions.

4.Combine the vinegar,relish,sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, mayonnaise, Bar-B-Q sauce and black pepper to make the dressing.

5.Toss the pasta with the dressing. { Add some chopped bacon }

6.Serve and enjoy! (Or, refrigerate for up to two days.)

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

6 Memorial day appetizers

6  Memorial day Appetizers

 

 

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Here are 6 tasty and easy Memorial day appetizers . I found these lovely appetizers that  I had to try. My fave is The Potato chip chicken strips . If you like a crunch, then  this is it ! If  you don’t want crunchy then try the Jerk chicken wings will be a hit for you’re Memorial day party. Add a little fresh summer salsa and Caprese salad kabobs to the mix and watch it dissapear. Then add these two appetizers grilled: corn, bacon and chile crostini, grilled potato skins, to the grill . Have a happy Memorial day !

 

 

So, sorry everyone , for the lack of posts . I’m moving from NYC  to the southern life so, I’ve been pretty busy. Everything will be back to normal in June. Stick with me. Please !

 

Grilled Corn, Bacon and Chile Crostini

Grilled Corn, Bacon and Chile Crostini




Total Time:48 MIN Prep: 30 MIN Cook: 18 MIN



Ingredients


2 ears corn, shucked

Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing and drizzling

Kosher salt

4 strips bacon, julienned

2 Fresno chile peppers, cut into thin rounds

3 to 4 tablespoons red wine vinegar

4 scallions, thinly sliced on the bias

6 thick slices baguette

2 cloves garlic


Directions


1.Preheat a grill to medium. Lightly brush the corn with olive oil and season with salt. Grill, turning occasionally, until the corn is charred on all sides and the kernels are soft, 10 to 15 minutes. Remove and set aside until cool, then cut the kernels off the cobs.

2.Drizzle a saute pan with olive oil; add the bacon and bring to medium heat. When the bacon is browned and crispy, add the chiles and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the corn kernels and toss to combine. Season with salt and stir in the vinegar. Toss in the scallions and remove from the heat.

3.Toast the baguette slices on the grill until lightly charred. Remove the toasts and rub with the garlic. Drizzle with olive oil and top with the corn-bacon mixture. 

 

 

 

Fresh Summer Salsa Recipe



Fresh Summer Salsa

 

TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

4 medium tomatoes, chopped

1 medium mango, peeled and chopped

1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed

3/4 cup fresh or frozen corn, thawed

1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro

1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained

1/4 cup chopped red onion

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

3 tablespoons of lime juice

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1/4 teaspoon of salt

Baked tortilla chip scoops

 

Directions

1.In a large bowl, combine the first 12 ingredients. Chill until serving. Serve with tortilla chips. 

Grilled Potato Skins Recipe

Grilled Potato Skins Recipe

 

 TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

 

 

Ingredients

2 large baking potatoes

2 tablespoons butter, melted

2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

3 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

2 green onions chopped

sour cream

Directions

1.Cut each potato lengthwise into four wedges. Cut away the white portion, leaving 1/4 in. on the potato skins. Place skins on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Combine the butter, rosemary, salt and pepper; brush over both sides of potato skins.

2.Grill potatoes, skin side up, uncovered, over direct medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned. Turn potatoes and position over indirect heat; grill 2 minutes longer. Top with cheese. Cover and grill 2-3 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with bacon and onions. Serve with sour cream. 

Potato Chip Chicken Strips Recipe
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream

1/8 teaspoon garlic salt

1/8 teaspoon onion salt

1/8 teaspoon paprika

1 package (12 ounces) potato chips, crushed

2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips

1/4 cup butter, melted

Salsa, barbecue sauce or sweet-and-sour sauce

Directions

1.In a shallow bowl, combine sour cream and seasonings. Place crushed potato chips in another shallow bowl. Dip chicken strips in sour cream mixture, then coat with potato chips.

2.Place in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Drizzle with butter.Bake at 400° for 20-22 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Serve with salsa or sauce. Yield: 6 main-dish or 10 appetizer servings.

Grilled Jerk Chicken Wings Recipe
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

1/2 cup Caribbean jerk seasoning

2-1/2 pounds chicken wingettes and drumettes

2 cups honey barbecue sauce

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

2 teaspoons prepared mustard

1 teaspoon ground ginger

Directions

1.Place jerk seasoning in a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken, a few pieces at a time, and shake to coat. In a small bowl, combine the barbecue sauce, brown sugar, mustard and ginger; set aside.

2.Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill chicken wings, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 12-16 minutes, turning occasionally.

3.Brush with sauce mixture. Grill or broil 8-10 minutes longer or until juices run clear, basting and turning several times.

Caprese Salad Kabobs Recipe
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients

24 grape tomatoes

12 cherry-size fresh mozzarella cheese balls

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar

24 fresh basil leaves

 

 

Directions

1. On each of 12 wooden appetizer skewers, alternately thread two tomatoes, one cheese ball and two basil leaves; place on a serving plate. In a small bowl, whisk the oil and vinegar; drizzle over kabobs just before serving. 

 

 

 

Grilled Corn, Bacon and Chile Crostini : http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/anne-burrell/grilled-corn-bacon-and-chile-crostini-recipe.html

Fresh summer salsa : http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/fresh-summer-salsa

 Grilled Potato skins http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/grilled-potato-skins

Caprese salad kabobs http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/caprese-salad-kabobs

Potato chip chicken strips http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/potato-chip-chicken-strips

Grilled jerk chicken wings: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/grilled-jerk-chicken-wings

 

 

 

 

 

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Capellini Tomato-Basil Chicken

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I have a delicious light pasta dish, that’s  only 350 cals per serving . Fresh chopped tomato, green onions , and basil. With saute chicken in Extra virgin olive oil. The smell of this beautiful dish will have your family bum-rushing the kitchen. Serve with a salad.

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 Capellini Tomato-Basil Chicken 

 

PREP TIME: 15-20 MIN

TOTAL TIME: 25 MIN

SERVING 4-6

Ingredients 

  • 3 cups of  boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips

  • 2 cups of Chopped Green Onions

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 cups  chopped basil leaves

  • 2 1/2 cups of fresh peeled diced tomatoes Or 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) good quality diced 

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 box (16 Oz. Box) Capellini Or Angel Hair Pasta cooked and drained 

  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • Salt & Pepper 

 

 Directions 

 

1.Cook pasta as directed on package. Drain; cover to keep warm

2.Heat 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat with olive oil. Add chicken and garlic; cook 5 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until chicken is no longer pink in center.

3.Stir in tomatoes,basil and green onions: Heat to boiling. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

4.Toss pasta gently with tomato mixture, and gently stir together. Sprinkle with cheese, a pinch of chives or green onions. Serve when ready.

 


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Spicy southern collard greens

Hot & spicy is how I like my collard greens. A classic “North Carolina” recipe that my grandma made all the time. With Ham hocks to add extra flavor . Add some paprika and red pepper flakes, while the Greens are simmering in chicken stock. This recipe is full of southern, soulful flavor. Serve with some  delicious cornbread.

 Spicy southern collard greens 

PREP: 10 MINS

MINS COOK: 3 HRS

TOTAL TIME: 3 HR 10 MINS

 

 

Ingredients 

4 pounds collard greens, rinsed and trimmed

1 1/2 pounds ham hocks

5 cups chicken stock

1/2 Teaspoon  crushed red pepper flakes

1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 Tablespoons of sugar
1 cup diced onions
1 Tablespoon of paprika
salt and pepper to taste

 

 
 

 Directions

1.You must wash and soak really good. Last last thing you want is dirty greens.

2.Place chicken stock and the ham hock in a large pot with a tight-fitting lid. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat to very low and simmer covered for 30 minutes.

3.Add the collards, paprika,salt, pepper, sugar, red pepper flakes, and onions to the pot. Simmer covered for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

 4.Add the vegetable oil and simmer covered for 30 minutes.

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Superbowl Sunday Party Recipes

Are You geared up ?

Are You geared up ?

Superbowl party time ! whether you’re hosting a fantastic game day party or attending one ,then score big this Sunday with these game day recipes. Check out this game day menu from some of my favorite sites. Delicious bite size appetizers,dips, sandwiches, burgers and desserts.

 

Bite size appertizers

BLT Bites

BLT Bites Recipe

Cheddar-Beer Weenies

Cheddar-Beer Weenies

Burger-Potato Bites

Burger-Potato Bites

Dips

Beer Dip

Beer Dip Recipe

Roasted Corn and Crab Dip

Roasted Corn and Crab Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe

Side salads

Southwestern Chicken and Macaroni Salad

Southwestern Chicken and Macaroni Salad

Fiesta Salad

Fiesta Salad Recipe

Goal-Line Chicken Salad

Goal-Line Chicken Salad Recipe

Sandwiches

Mozzarella-Provolone Sausage Grinders

Mozzarella-Provolone Sausage Grinders

Cheddar & Bacon Loaf

Cheddar & Bacon Loaf

Meat-atarian Sub

Meat-atarian Sub Recipe

Burgers

Paul Bunyan Burgers

Paul Bunyan Burgers Recipe

Bacon-Wrapped Burger with Fried Pickles & Slaw

Bacon-Wrapped Burger with Fried Pickles & Slaw

Cuban Burgers

Cuban Burgers

Wings

Chinese Coca-Cola Wings

Chinese Coca-Cola Wings

Buttery Hot Wings

Buttery Hot Wings Recipe

Chili-Lime Chicken Wings

Chili-Lime Chicken Wings Recipe

Desserts

Fudgy Football Brownies

Fudgy Football Brownies

Dark Cocoa Buttermilk Cake with Cocoa Mascarpone Frosting

Dark Cocoa Buttermilk Cake with Cocoa Mascarpone Frosting

Miniature Peanut Butter Cheesecakes

Miniature Peanut Butter Cheesecakes Recipe

From

http://www.tasteofhome.com

http://www.bhg.com

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Copycat Weight watchers Baked Ziti with spinach

 Copycat weight watchers : baked ziti with spinach

A tasty, healthy version, of  weight watchers baked Ziti with spinach. This Simple, yet delicious copycat version, has a touch of spinach, fresh basil, and thyme. For more robust flavor,        add crushed tomatoes,oregano,freshly chopped cilantro and garlic. Will make it taste like the old Italian classic favorite.

Copycat Weight watchers: Baked Ziti with spinach

Total Time: 60 mins.

Prep Time: 35 mins

Bake Time 15 mins

Single Serving: 6 or 8 oz.of 6-9 Ramekins.

Each serving 5 Point Total

Ingredients 

6 oz. ziti pasta cooked
8 oz can crushed tomatoes
8 oz can tomatoes puree
4 oz. shredded reduced fat 4 cheese Italian
4 oz. reduced fat mild cheddar
1 1/2 tablespoon of crushed garlic
1/2 pound of ground turkey
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp chopped fresh basil
1 tsp thyme
1/4 finely red chopped
1 1/2 cups of cooked spinach
Salt & pepper
2 1/2 tsp olive oil

Directions

1.Preheat oven to 350. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat; add onions and garlic and sauté 2-3 minutes. Then add turkey cook until browned, breaking up meat with a spoon as it cooks, about 3 to 5 minutes; drain off any fat and set pan back over medium heat.
2.Add spinach, and finely chopped oregano, basil, thyme and salt & pepper. Cook for a few minutes and add both tomatoes, bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
3.Then In a large bowl, combine meat sauce, with the spinach, and cheeses {set aside some cheese }.
4.Using a large spoon, fill ramekins with the combine ingredients in bowl, repeat until all ramekins are filled.
5.Single Serving: 6 or 8 oz.of 6-9 Ramekins. Then In a large bowl, combine meat sauce, with the spinach, and cheeses {set aside some cheese }.
6. Using a large spoon, fill ramekins with the combined ingredients from the  bowl, repeat until all ramekins are filled.
7.Sprinkle remaining cheeses, add some freshly chopped cilantro or basil . And bake for 10-15 mins,
take out and cool.
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