Strawberry Salad

Submitted by Shelly

Ingredients:
1 large head romaine lettuce
1 head boston lettuce
1 C Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
1 pint strawberries, sliced
1C olive oil
¾ C sugar
½ C red wine vinegar
2 cloves garlic, smashed
¼ tsp white pepper
½ tsp salt
½ tsp paprika
½ toasted walnuts

Directions:
Tear lettuces into bite sized pieces and combine with cheese and strawberries. Whisk remaining ingredients, except walnuts, in a bowl until well combined. Add walnuts to dressing, and toss with salad.

Nutrition: to be added

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Roasted Corn and Tomato Tarts (or pizza)

Submitted by Kellie

Servings: 4 – 1 wedge servings

Ingredients:
Crust:
1 C flour
2 T yellow corn meal
¾ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp kosher salt
5 T water
1.5 T olive oil
cooking spray

Filling:
1½ C corn kernels (about 3 ears if fresh, I also have used frozen sweet corn)
½ C shredded smoked mozzarella cheese (reg. mozzarella is good too), divided
3 T chopped fresh basil
¼ tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp black pepper
1 large tomato, cut into slices
1 T grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. To prepare crust, mix all dry ingredients together; add water and oil; stir until blended. Turn dough out to lightly floured surface and knead for approximately 2 minutes. (Here the recipe says to chill the dough for 15 minutes, I never do). Before rolling place dough between parchment paper and roll into 11-inch circle. Now, here is where it gets real tricky. If you have a tart pan you can use them now. If you don’t, you can call this the Roasted Corn and Tomato Pizza. That’s what I do. If so, place your rounds on a cookie sheet. Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly brown. cool on wire rack.

To prepare filling, heat a large skillet, sprayed with cooking spray over medium high heat. Add corn and saute 5 minutes or until corn is lightly brown. Sprinkle one tablespoon of mozzarella on crust. Top with corn basil, salt, pepper. Sprinkle rest of mozzarella. Arrange tomato slices over cheese. Sprinkle with the remaining mozzarella and parmesan cheese. Bake for 15 minutes.

Nutrition: to be added

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The Mister’s Favorite Chicken Marinade

Submitted by Kellie

Yields: enough for 4-6 chicken breasts

Ingredients
:
½ C white wine
2 T olive oil
1 T vinegar
2 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
½ tsp onion salt
2 clove garlic, minced

Directions:
Mix ingredients in a plastic re-sealable bag. Place chicken in marinade and let sit at least 30 minutes, but as long as 24 hours! This is a great recipe for the grill.

Nutrition: to be added

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Kellie’s Green Beans

Submitted by Kellie

Ingredients
:
¼ lb green beans (or 1 bag frozen)
2 T slivered almonds
1 T lemon juice
2 tsp olive oil
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp basil
½ tsp pepper

Directions:
Heat oven to 450 degrees F. Mix ingredients and cook for 10 minutes.

Nutrition: to be added

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Kellie’s Fruit Salsa

Submitted by Kellie

Ingredients:
1 bunch green grapes, chopped
1 apple, peeled, cored and diced
1 lb strawberries, chopped
1 pint blueberries (any berry you want, really!), cut in half
1 T brown sugar
10 – 10-in flour tortillas
butter flavored cooking spray
2 C cinnamon sugar

Directions:
In a large bowl, thoroughly mix chopped fruit, sprinkle with brown sugar. Cover and chill in the refrigerator at least 15 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut tortilla into wedges and arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Coat one side of each flour tortilla with butter flavored cooking spray. Sprinkle wedges with desired amount of cinnamon sugar. Bake in the preheated oven 6 to 8 minutes. Flip wedges over repeat with butter spray and cinnamon sugar. Bake until tortillas are crisp but not too brown. Allow to cool approximately 15 minutes. Serve with chilled fruit mixture.

Nutrition: to be added

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Summery Sherbert

Submitted by Jane

Ingredients:
Sherbert

Directions:
Go to Store. Purchase yummy sherbet. Go back home. Get out very large bowl. Scoop in yummy sherbet. Grab biggest spoon in sight. Enjoy.

Nutrition: check your label!

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My Favorite Salad

Submitted by Krista

Ingredients:
10 oz bag of fresh spinach
3 C romaine lettuce, torn into pieces
2 small Granny Smith apples, chopped
1 package of Craisins or raisins
½ C cashews
¼ C sugar*
1 tsp celery salt
¼ C cider vinegar
1 tsp garlic powder
¼ C oil
salt and pepper

Directions:
You may use all spinach and no romaine, more or less of any other ingredient depending on what you like. Add extra ingredients just before tossing and serving. Whisk together sugar, salt, vinegar, and garlic powder. Add oil last and whisk until emulsified. Immediately toss with salad and serve.

*You may cut sugar in half- tastes great!

Nutrition: to be added

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