• Substituting dried herbs for fresh
    Cooking Tips

    Substituting Dried Herbs for Fresh – Conversion Chart

    Herb Amount of Fresh Herb Equivalent Quantity of Dried Herb/Spice Basil 2 tsp finely chopped basil (about 5 leaves) 1 tsp dried basil Bay leaves 1 fresh leaf 2 dried leaves Chervil 3 tsp fresh cilantro 1 tsp dried cilantro Chives 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh chives 1 tsp freeze-dried chives Cilantro 3 tsp fresh cilantro 1 tsp dried cilantro Dill 3 tsp fresh dill 1 tsp dried dill Garlic 1 clove 1/4 tsp granulated garlic or 1/8 tsp garlic powder Gingerroot 1 tsp grated fresh ginger 1/4 tsp dry ground ginger Marjoram 3 tsp fresh marjoram 1 tsp dried marjoram Onions 1 medium onion 1 tsp onion powder Oregano…

  • Salmon in Champagne Sauce

    Rhubarb Crisp

    (Found online in ’05. Not tried. Intend to try this summer – 09)  2 cups flour 1 cup rolled oats 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter 6 cups diced rhubarb 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 1/2 cups sugar 4 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring 8 servings 1.. Preheat oven to 400; grease 11x7x1 1/2″ baking dish. 2.. In mixing bowl combine flour, oats, brown sugar and salt. 3.. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs; reserve 1 cup crumbs; press remaining crumbs into baking dish. 4.. Arrange rhubarb on crumbs. 5.. In small saucepan combine cinnamon, sugar…

  • Chicken

    Chicken and Mushroom Pate Canneloni

    For the sauce: 1 heaping tbsp jar garlic with juice 3 tblsp flour 1/2 – 3/4 c chicken broth 1 capful sherry – in the future i’d use 1/4 c dry white wine – didn’t have any 🙁 Saute the garlic. Belnd in the flour, stir.  belnd in chicken broth, blend in some parsley flakes. cook for 1 minute.      

  • Main Course

    Garlicky Bread Crumbs Linguine

    Garlicky Breadcrumbs Linguine 2/3 c fine dry bread crumbs 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 6 garlic cloves, minced 8 ounces uncooked linguine 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Preparation Preheat oven to 250°. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes. Return pan to heat. Stir in breadcrumbs, and cook 6 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain. Place pasta in a large bowl. Add 1…

  • Beef Stew - easy!

    Easy Beef Stew

    Ginger-beef stew Toss 1 kg cubed stewing beef with 1/3 cup flour. Brown beef in batches in 2 tbsp canola oil in a large pot over medium-high, 3 to 4 min. Transfer beef to a large plate and set aside. Add 2-1/2 cups no-salt beef broth, 2 carrots, sliced into rounds, and 2 celery stalks, chopped, to pot. Using a wooden spoon, scrape up and stir in brown bits. Add 227-g pkg sliced button mushrooms, 1 pouch onion soup mix, 2 tbsp grated ginger and 2 minced garlic cloves. Return beef to pot. Boil, then simmer, covered, until fork-tender, about 2 hours. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serves 4. From walmart…

  • Chicken meatballs in sherry wine sauce

    Linda’s Chicken Meatballs in Sherry Wine Sauce

    Linda’s Turkey Meatballs in Sherry Sauce – Clean Eating Compliant! (My recipe made up Sept 14, 2013) – Made up recipe by accident when I didn’t have other ingredients needed for mother-in-law’s recipe, and accidentally put in oregano instead of pepper – Chris loved this.  [Photo Credit] Meatballs” 1 lb of ground turkey or chicken Handful of oats Chia seeds 2 tsp egg white Pepper to taste ¼ tsp oregano Sauce:  ½ sherry, ½ c chicken broth (up to ¾ c but I used ½ c).; 2 tsp diet brown sugar, heaping teaspoon garlic from jar, 2 Tbsp dried parsley flakes, 2 tblsp arrow root powder for thickening (mix with…

  • Applesauce banana breakfast bar recipe
    Healthy Snacks

    Oatmeal Applesauce Banana Breakfast Bars

    These were good, and I liked the idea of including them in my collection of healthy snack recipes for variety. But they turned out super-soft. As in, fall apart when you try to cut them soft. And they had fully cooled. I think if I try these again I will add an extra 10 minutes to the baking time. Also, I am leaving them out on an uncovered platter right now. Hopefully after a few hours, they may firm up. Ingredients 2 cups oats 1 cup oat flour 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 1/2 cups milk 3 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons peanut butter 1/2…

  • Olive Garden salad dressing recipe

    Olive Garden Inspired Salad Dressing

    This is a little concoction I whipped up for the first time a couple nights ago when I made us a steak dinner on the weekend.  Chris thought it was fabulous. I was a little concerned he may not dig it, because I used apple cider vinegar which sometimes causes his mouth to pucker, but with all of the other ingredients, the tartness was mellowed, and the result was just a really, really nice Italian Olive Garden-Inspired salad dressing. I wanted something like the Olive Garden dressings, but when I looked at the copycat recipes (which I have tried before, and found the results to be nothing spectacular, and really…

  • Healthy Snacks

    Oatmeal Applesauce Pucks

    Really, really good – just made these, in fact, the 2nd batch is still in the oven.  We call these Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies, “Oatmeal Applesauce Pucks” because any health cookie I make for my husband to snack on is called a “puck” round here.  Anyway, just tasted these, hot out of the oven, and they were dang good. Husband had another way of putting it… Quote:  “Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm, that %@#$ing good!” ❤ 1 cup applesauce 1 cup splenda brown sugar (diet brown sugar) 1/2 cup butter or coconut oil, softened 1 egg 2 cups oat flour 1 cup quick oats 1 scoop plain or vanilla whey protein powder 1…

  • Appetizers

    Shrimp Scampi Dijon

    Made this a couple nights ago. Wasn’t sure about the addition of Dijon mustard to Shrimp Scampi, but gave it a go because you don’t know until you try. I’m not a big Dijon fan, but I’ve learned to be open to it. In certain instances I can actually enjoy the flavor enhancement it provides. In other instances, I don’t dig it. Anyway, the Dijon caused the sauce to turn out a lot thicker than in my old standard version of shrimp scampi. So when what we want is something really lite, best to go with that. However, this was actually quite nice in its own right, with the thicker…