Cheesecake Cookies

INGREDIENTS 5tablespoons butter, softened 1⁄3cup brown sugar, packed 1cup flour 1⁄2cup sugar 1(8 ounce) packet cream cheese, softened 1egg 2tablespoons milk 1tablespoon lemon juice 1⁄2teaspoon vanilla DIRECTIONS Heat oven to 350. In a medium bowl blend thoroughly butter, brown sugar and flour with a fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Put 1 cup of the […]

Best Ever Banana Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

INGREDIENTS 1 1⁄2cups bananas, mashed, ripe 2teaspoons lemon juice 3cups flour 1 1⁄2teaspoons baking soda 1⁄4teaspoon salt 3⁄4cup butter, softened 2 1⁄8cups sugar 3large eggs 2teaspoons vanilla 1 1⁄2cups buttermilk Frosting 1⁄2cup butter, softened 1(8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1teaspoon vanilla 3 1⁄2cups icing sugar Garnish chopped walnuts DIRECTIONS Grease and flour a 9 […]

INGREDIENTS 2⁄3cup flour 1⁄2teaspoon baking powder 1⁄4teaspoon salt 1⁄2cup butter 1⁄2cup cocoa 1cup sugar 2eggs 3⁄4teaspoon vanilla Cream cheese filling 250g cream cheese, softened 1⁄3cup sugar 1egg 1⁄2teaspoon vanilla DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Stir together flour, salt and baking powder. Melt butter and remove from heat. Stir in the cocoa. Beat in […]

Absolute Best Ever Lasagna

INGREDIENTS 1 1⁄2lbs lean ground beef 1⁄2lb Italian sausage 1large onion, chopped 2 -3garlic cloves, minced 1 1⁄2-2teaspoons salt (or to taste) 1teaspoon fresh coarse ground black pepper (or to taste) 1tablespoon dried parsley flakes 1tablespoon dried oregano 1tablespoon dried basil 2(14 1/2 ounce) cans whole tomatoes, undrained and chopped (or canned chopped tomatoes) 2(6 […]

Low Carb Pizza

INGREDIENTS 4ounces cream cheese, softened 4eggs 1⁄3cup heavy cream 1⁄4cup grated parmesan cheese 1teaspoon chives 1⁄2teaspoon italian seasoning or 1⁄2 teaspoon pizza seasoning 1⁄2teaspoon wet garlic or 1⁄4teaspoon garlic powder 2cups mozzarella cheese DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Beat together cream cheese and eggs until smooth. Add cream, parmesan, chives, Italian seasoning and […]

Citrus Glazed Salmon

INGREDIENTS 4(200 g) salmon fillets 1⁄2cup grapefruit juice 1⁄2cup orange juice 2tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2tablespoons brown sugar DIRECTIONS Combine the grapefruit juice, orange juice, vinegar and brown sugar in a pan. Simmer for 15mins until glaze is reduced by half. Season salmon and grill skin side down for 5 mins, then brush with glaze and […]

Sesame Chicken

INGREDIENTS 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, pat dry with paper towels 1⁄2 cup honey 1⁄2 cup low sodium soy sauce 1 cup water 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1⁄2  -1teaspoon ground ginger (fresh is better) 1⁄2– 1teaspoon red pepper flakes(optional) 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds DIRECTIONS Cook until sauce thickens slightly. You can add more water if sauce […]

Copycat Recipe for Carrabba’s Chicken Marsala

INGREDIENTS 4tablespoons butter 4boneless skinless chicken breast halves 4shallots, chopped fine 1⁄2lb mushroom, sliced 1⁄4cup dry marsala 1⁄2cup heavy cream 1teaspoon lemon juice DIRECTIONS Pound chicken breasts to even out thickness and lightly salt and pepper. In large skillet, saute chicken in 2 T melted butter until lightly browned, about 2 minutes per side. Remove […]

Jolly Cranberry Juice Sangria

INGREDIENTS 1 (750 ml) bottle zinfandel (or any fruity red wine) 4 cups cranberry juice, chilled 1 cup orange juice 1 orange, halved and thinly sliced 1 firm apple, cored, quartered and thinly sliced 1⁄2 cup fresh cranberries DIRECTIONS Combine all ingredients in a pretty glass decanter. Chill at least 4 hours or overnight. Stir well […]

Simple Homemade Egg Salad Sandwich

INGREDIENTS 6 hard-boiled eggs 3 tablespoons mayonnaise (I use light mayo on mine, don’t care for salad dressing, use more mayo if needed) 1 tablespoon mustard (I use regular yellow mustard) 1 tablespoon relish pepper (optional) lettuce (optional) 6 slices whole wheat bread (any type will do) DIRECTIONS Finely chop boiled eggs. Mix in mayo […]