Thursday, July 29, 2010

Tomato Phyllo Pie

I've been wanting to make this for the longest time.  Tonight, I finally did.  It was fantastic.  Please feel free to adjust the toppings to your liking.

*can't you just hear the crunch*

Here's what I used:

Tomato Phyllo Pie
Recipe adapted from: RelishMag

1/4 cup butter, melted
2 large garlic cloves, crushed
1 pinch of dried oregano and Italian seasoning
8 phyllo sheets
1-1/2 cups mozzarella, shredded
3 medium red, yellow and green tomatoes, thinly sliced (drain on paper towels to remove excess moisture)
4 oz. crumbled feta cheese (more or less)
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil  (basically a good handful)
 Parmesan, shredded; to taste 

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.  Preheat oven to 375F

Combine butter, garlic, oregano  and Italian seasoning.  Place one phyllo sheet on pan with parchment paper.  Brush with butter mixture.  Repeat with remaining phyllo sheets and butter mixture.

Sprinkle phyllo with mozzarella to within 1 inch from edges, top with sliced tomatoes.  Sprinkle with feta cheese, basil and parmesan.  Roll phyllo edges to form a rim.   At this point you might want to brush on a little more butter to help hold phyllo.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes until phyllo is crisp and cheese is melted.

Eat & enjoy!  And just hope that there aren't too many people around that enjoys this better than you do.  :)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Peach Cobbler

Today we are having Peach Cobbler.  I haven't had my oven on in a while since it's like 100 degrees outside and has been for several weeks.  But, I got the loveliest looking peaches -  I just had to make a cobbler.

First ....

Sift your dry ingredients.  Don't you like my sifter?  I think it's 20 years old.  It used to have a wooden ball on the handle, but it fell off.  I know that's more info than you wanted to know.  :) 

Look!  It's a snow covered mountain!  I can wish, can't I? :)  *sorry about the glare*

Combine wet and dry ingredients; stir until well combined.

 Put sliced peaches on top.  With a spoon or your hands gently press peaches into mixture, until they are level with the batter.  DO NOT STIR   It wouldn't hurt to place a sheet pan underneath to catch any spills.

Serve with vanilla ice cream!

Georgia Peach Cobbler

Dry Ingredients
1 cup sugar
1 cup self-rising flour
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice 
Wet Ingredients
1 stick butter, softened 
1 cup milk
1 tsp. vanilla

5 cups fresh peaches, sliced

Sift dry ingredients in a baking dish, add the wet ingredients; mixing well.  Place sliced peaches on top.  Do not stir peaches in mixture.  Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Poor Man's Lasagna
Recipe Adapted from: Tasty Kitchen

This is so simple and quick to make.  (my kind of meal)  It reminds me of Hamburger Helper Lasagna without all the preservatives. 

1 pound lean ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
12 oz. small Bow-Tie Pasta
1 tablespoon olive oil
24 oz. of your favorite spaghetti sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup light sour cream
Salt & Pepper, to taste

Fry ground beef and onion until meat is no longer pink and onion is translucent; drain.  Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta and drizzle with olive oil. Mix in your spaghetti sauce.  Add your cooked hamburger onion mixture, seasonings, cheese and sour cream.  Fold together and allow it all to combine and melt together, over low heat for about 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.

Serve and enjoy!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Chicken Fajitas
Printable Recipe
Recipe adapted from: BlogChef

I was craving chicken fajitas today.  I've seen this recipe over at BlogChef and drooled over it many times; So, I finally made it.  Other than the noted changes, I went by his recipe exactly.  So good and yummy!

8 flour tortillas (I used wheat)
1.5lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 ½ teaspoons seasoning salt
1 ½ teaspoons cumin
½ teaspoon chili powder
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 medium onion (sliced)
1 medium green pepper (sliced)

Optional condiments (can use some or all)-
Sour cream
Salsa - I used a fire roasted salsa - it added an extra depth of flavor
Cheese - I used Monterey Jack

Cilantro, to taste 
I also added green onions, to taste

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1: Slice chicken into small strips. In a large bowl mix garlic powder, seasoning salt, cumin, chili powder, red pepper flakes, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and lemon juice. Add chicken strips and toss to coat. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

Step 2: In a skillet add 2 tablespoons of oil and sauté onions and green peppers for 3 minutes or until the vegetables have reached your desired tenderness. Remove from pan and set aside.

Step 3: Add more oil to the pan if necessary. Add chicken strips and sauté until no longer pink inside (fully cooked). Add vegetables back to the pan and toss with the chicken. Spoon mixture onto flour tortillas; add optional condiments (if you want) and serve.
(Makes 4 servings)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Tomato Sandwich


A vine ripened tomato ....   +    bread and mayo =  Love!  Don't you agree?

One of the summertime classics that I can't wait for each year, is the tomato sandwich.  So fresh and cool to eat on a hot summer day.

I'm posting this luscious sandwich for two reasons.

1.   I'm eating it right now.

2.   So I can look back at this picture in the  dead of winter, and drool.

Directions:  As if you need any.

Get a couple slices of your favorite bread; slather with mayo, and add mater slices.

Salt & Pepper.

Eat & Enjoy. 

Just another picture.  So, when we look back we can drool some more.   I'm mean like that.  :-)

Homemade Dill Pickles

One of my favorite things of all times.  Recipe to be posted soon.

Friday, July 2, 2010

This is the best sweet and tangy salad dressing recipe ever.  Subjectively speaking, of course. :)

Homemade French Salad Dressing
Printable Recipe

3/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup ketchup
1 Tablespoon onion, chopped
3 Tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup vinegar
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. salt
1 pinch of garlic powder

Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Store in the refrigerator a couple hours before serving.

Adapted from: AllRecipes
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