Friday, April 28, 2017

Banana-Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love having overripe bananas because there are so many yummy things to make with them, like these amazing cookies. These are moist and super delicious, a perfect combo of banana and chocolate.  Yum!  Enjoy!
Yields 2.5-3 dozen cookies
-1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
-1 cup sugar
-2 large eggs
-2 ripe bananas
-1 tsp baking soda
-1 tsp salt
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-2 1/2 cups flour
-1 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 F.  Line a couple of cookies sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In your electric mixer bowl, cream the butter and sugar.  Add the eggs, one at a time.  Toss is the ripe peeled bananas and mix well.  Add baking soda, salt, vanilla and flour, 1/2 cup at a time.  Mix well.  Stir in the chocolate chips.
Scoop dough onto prepared sheets. Bake in preheated oven for 15-17 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on the sheets for 10 minutes.  Place cookies on wire rack to cool completely.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Baked Cod with French Creole Sauce

I love fish and try to make it for my family at least once a week. This is a great way to enjoy a nice piece of cod.  It's quick, easy and delicious.  It's also got a very nice kick to it.  I like to serve ours with mashed potatoes and salad/veggies.  Enjoy!
-olive oil cooking spray
-1 lb cod fillets (about 4 pieces)
-2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
-2 tsp Dijon mustard
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp Creole seasoning
-1 Tbs lemon juice
-2 tsp dried parsley leaves
Preheat oven to 400 F.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.  Coat foil with olive oil cooking spray.  Place cod fillets on top.
In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients.  Divide mixture evenly on top of each piece of cod.
Bake in preheated oven for about 20 minutes.  Serve immediately.  Enjoy!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Eggs in Purgatory

I have been wanting to make this for a long time, but always postponed it for so many reasons. Well, last week, I finally made it and I'm so glad I did because it's super delicious.  This recipe makes enough for 1 person, so plan accordingly if you plan on sharing.😉  Enjoy!
-1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
-2 garlic cloves, minced
-1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
-1 (14 oz) can crushed tomatoes
-1 tsp dried basil
-2 large eggs
-salt and pepper
-1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Heat oil in large skillet.  Add the garlic and pepper flakes and cook for a couple of minutes, stirring constantly and not letting the garlic brown.
Add tomatoes and basil.  Give it a good stir and bring to a simmer. Let it simmer for 5 minutes.
Carefully, break the eggs and place them on top of tomato mixture. Season the eggs with salt, pepper and Parmesan.  Cover and let it simmer for 5 minutes.
Carefully, pour that goodness onto serving plate. Make sure you have some sort of bread or rolls to dip into that tomato delight and the runny eggs.  YUM!  Enjoy!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Oven Roasted Ranch Vegetables

We absolutely love this simple side dish. It's quick, super filling and super delicious!  Enjoy!
-1.5 lbs baby potatoes
-1 red onion
-1 lb asparagus
-2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
-1 (1 oz) package ranch dressing dry mix
-1 tsp paprika
-1 tsp pepper
Preheat oven to 400 F.
Cut the potatoes in half (or quarters, if they're really big).  Place on large baking sheet.  Half the onion, then slice and mix with the potatoes.  Break the woody ends of the asparagus and discard.  Break asparagus stems into 1.5 inch pieces and mix with the other veggies.  To the pan, add remaining ingredients. Mix very well, until all the veggies are evenly coated with the oil and spices.
Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until potatoes are tender.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Slow Cooker Melt-In-Your-Mouth Chicken Thighs

This is super easy to put together and the results are fantastic.  The chicken gets super tender and it literally melts in your mouth.  The spices are also a nice combo with such a nice flavor.  I like to serve ours with the individual potato gratins.  They are such a good match. Enjoy!
-4 chicken thighs, skin-on, bone-in
-1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
-2 tsp paprika (smoked paprika works even better if you can find it)
-1 tsp garlic powder
-1 tsp seasoned salt
-1 Tbs dried dill
Coat bottom of slow cooker with cooking spray.  Place chicken thighs on top.
In a small bowl, mix remaining ingredients.  Rub evenly on all thighs.  Cover and cook on low for 5 hours.  Enjoy!


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