Cool Summer Gazpacho
This refreshing tomato soup is a great cool meal for those hot summer days. If you don't like your food spicy, you can leave out the jalapenos, if you like it spicier, just add a few drops of your favorite hot sauce. You can also try adding other vegetables as well. You can try adding some carrots or celery, or roast the tomatoes, onion, and garlic for an added dimension of flavor. Enjoy!
5 medium tomatoes, peeled
1 cucumber, peeled and seeded
1/2 large onion
3 cloves of garlic
2 jalapenos, seeded
Easy Trail Mixes
Before you set off on your next family walk or outing, try making one of these super easy trail mixes to keep your energy up.
* Quick Fix Mix
2 cups mini pretzels
1 cup cheese snack crackers
1 cup honey roasted peanuts
1 cup raisins
Place all ingredients into a plastic baggie, seal, and then shake. Enjoy!
* Chocolate Popcorn Mix
2 cups spoon size shredded wheat cereal
2 cups popped popcorn
1 cup dried cranberries
3 Tbsp. milk chocolate chunks
Toss cereal and popcorn into a large bowl....
Steamed Bread: Apricot-Date Nut Bread with Caramel Sauce
Steamed breads are so versatile. We love the outdoors and are always looking for interesting and different foods that we can cook while camping and steamed breads can be cooked as you lounge around the campfire. They make wonderful treats at home. And they make great emergency fare since you don't need an oven or even a range to cook these breads.
We put the following recipe together for a trip into the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming with a group of varsity scouts. We started it cooking next to the morning fire and by the time breakfast was over and the dishes were done, the bread was ready....
"It is just sensible."exclaimed my friend. She was referring to the large plates sitting in front of us loaded with everything imaginable. As though, it was sensible ingesting a mountain of lettuces, sliced boiled eggs, chunks of ham, shredded cheeses, tomatoes, avocado's and bacon rinds smothered in a creamy salad dressing. To another friend, a salad and a soup was a lunch of supreme importance. Somehow, salads were a part of our meals and also our lives. From the simple varations of salad greens tossed with a classic vinaigrette to the more complex salad ingredients served with various blended or whisked salad dressings, salads are a compliment to any meal....
Chicken with White Wine & Pasta
Here is a great recipe that is so simple to make. You will find that most of the ingredients are relatively inexpensive as well. Happy Eating!
3 Tbsp. Olive Oil
1/2 C. Chopped Onions
4 Tbsp. Chopped Garlic
Sautee all of the above until onions start to turn a bit brown.
Add all of the following...
1/2 C. White Wine
Let simmer on medium heat for about 5 mins.
Add all of the following...
White Wine into a wine glass, and enjoy for yourself!
Add one of the following...
1 C. canned red sauce
1 can stewed tomatoes
1 can chopped tomatoes
4 chopped fresh tomatoes
Let simmer for about 5 mins....
Mays Featured Holidays and Recipes
Make 'em Smile Guacamole
(read entire recipe before starting)
1 very small onion, finely chopped 1 medium-large tomato, cored and very finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and very finely chopped 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped3 ripe, medium avocados, peeled, seeded, roughly mashed1/4 cup of finely chopped leaf lettuce1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)pepper to tasteJuice of one small lime
In a medium bowl, mix the onion, tomato, garlic and cilantro....
Are You Looking for a Breathtaking Chili?
Chili cooks always want to discover that award-winning chili recipe that will be breathtaking for their family and friends and maybe even impress a few chili contest judges. Wouldn't it be exciting to UNLEASH your chili and rock your family and friends' worlds, save money and have a great time preparing it?
In my interviews with outstanding chili cooks, I have developed some breathtaking chili recipes that are easy, time and money saving and make your body tingle from the first taste right down to your toes....
How to Bake: Easy Sourdough Bread
A customer emailed us and said that her mother loved sourdough bread but had trouble making it work right. We shared the following recipe with her, which is our easiest, most foolproof recipe for sourdough bread.
Using this recipe for sourdough bread, a small amount of yeast is used in the starter. As the starter is used and refreshed with new feedings of flour and water, wild yeasts are introduced and cultivated. The sour flavor typical of sourdough bread that we love comes from the action of the yeast and friendly bacteria....
Converting Recipes for Your Crockpot
Crockpots vary but the low setting is typically around 100degrees and its high setting is around 300 degrees.
Knowing this, it is fairly easy to convert most recipes foruse in your slow cooker. Some adjusments to cooking timeswill be a judgement call on your part, but some simpleguidelines should help. Just follow a few simple rulesand you're on your way.
You should decrease the liquid since it does not boil awayin a crockpot.
Add cheeses and other milk product towards the end of yourcooking since they tend to break down if they are cookedfor too long....
Low Carb Barbeque Sauce
Is there such a thing as low carb bbq sauce recipes? The answer is yes! You can enjoy all that barbequing has to offer with several different low carb barbecue recipes.
The main item in BBQ sauce that causes the high carb levels is of course sugar, so you should look for recipes that do not have any sugar or substitute the sugar with a substitute like Splenda. You can make your sauces sweet if you like, but not all barbeque sauces have to sweet to be delectable.
Try this one on. You will need:
1 minced onion,
1 small can of tomato sauce,
2 cups of water,
ј cup of apple cider vinegar (one with no sugar),
ј cup of Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce, paprika,
salt and pepper all to taste....
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