Sunday, November 15, 2009

Chicken Parmesan

This was ummm... good. I needed to make something quick and easy the hubbie had to go to halakah so this was perfect. I wasnt too excited with the end result, I hate using a recipe from all recipes and people are all like "OMG this was the best thing since sliced bread". Next thing you know you make it and feel like you wasted your ingredients. My husband really liked it, but i felt it didn't live up to the hype. Next time will use the chicken for Alfredo or something more yummier.The chicken itself was really good, the combination of it with the noodles...umm not so much. Maybe more sauce was needed. Who knows. lol. I used this base recipe from all recipes and changed a few things, I added more garlic powder, Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning to the bread crumb mix. I also salt/pepper the chicken before I added the egg and crumb mix.


  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 7 ounces seasoned bread crumbs
  • 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 12 ounces pasta sauce
  • 6 slices Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Pour beaten eggs into a shallow dish or bowl. In another shallow dish or bowl, mix together the grated Parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. Dip chicken breasts into beaten egg, then into bread crumb mixture to coat.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add coated chicken and saute for about 8 to 10 minutes each side, or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.
  4. Pour tomato sauce into a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Add chicken, then place a slice of Monterey Jack cheese over each breast, and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until cheese is completely melted.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Easy Spinach Lasagna

I wanted to some lasagna but wanted to use a quicker recipe than what I normally use. This was quick and easy and so good. Made a brownie cheesecake to go with this . Stay posted for the recipe and pics.

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 lb sausage
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 jar pasta sauce :-)
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1(15 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 (15 ounce) container ricotta cheese
  • 1 eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup asaigo cheese
  • Easy just bake lasagna noodles (12)
  • half bag frozen spinach
Directions : In skillet saute garlic and sausage, add ground beef and spices cook till brown. Add pasta sauce and tomato sauce to meat. Steam spinach and set aside .Add Spinach to large bowl. Add 1 egg , salt, to ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese and mix. Layer pasta sauce mix, noodles, ricotta spinach mix, pasta meat sauce, mozzarella cheese, asaigo cheese and continue until done. Bake in preheated oven for 40mins.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Rosemary Salmon Burgers with Portobello Mushroom caps...And Sweet Potato Fries ! Yum

I wanted to try something new with salmon and these burgers were so good, very flavorful and the mushroom caps instead of buns made a nice juicy combination. I paired these burgers with home made sweet potato fries and turned out delicious . Nice healthy dinner!

  • 2 1/2 pounds king salmon fillet, skinned and de-boned
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup minced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  1. Prepare the salmon by cutting into strips, cutting the strips crosswise, and chopping the fish until well minced. Be sure to remove any remaining bones.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the minced salmon with bread crumbs, red onion, Dijon mustard, horseradish, and eggs. Season with rosemary, salt, and pepper. Chill at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  3. Form the salmon mixture into 8 burger patties. Lightly coat each patty with olive oil.
  4. Place salmon patties on the grill, and cook 8 mins.I used my George forman grill and the burgers turned out nice and juicy didn't miss the beef at all.
  5. Grill 4 large mushroom caps to use instead of buns.
Sweet potato fries: Cut 2 large sweet potatoes into fries, place 2tbs Olive oil into zip lock bag, add seasoning salt, garlic powder and peper , shake....and bake for 40 turning fries every 20mins.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Pastrami Grilled Cheese with provolone and cheddar

Yum Yum and then some. Made this the other day for lunch just now getting around to blogging about it. Used whole wheat 7 grain bread, few pieces of pastrami and lots of cheese. Ok so for those of you who need the directions for a grilled cheese sandwich , hmm well I feel sorry for you. Kidding ...ok here are the ingredients and simple steps to make a quick easy satisfying lunch. I paired this with some sliced apples so my lunch was sort of healthy. Sometimes you have to apply the 80-20 rule to cooking. As long as you work out, it will work out in the end.

Ingredients :
2 pieces whole wheat bread
2 pieces pastrami
1 slice provolone cheese
1 slice cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon butter or landolakes spreadable butter

First heat pastrami in skillet on med heat for 3 mins. Set aside.
spread butter on bread place 1 piece of bread butter side down in skillet. Add provolone cheese, pastrami , cheddar cheese slice, then other piece of bread butter side up. After about 2 mins flip sandwich , allow bread to cook on other side and voila , quick yummy meal/snack if your greedy.

Cod with Italian Crumb Topping

This was scrumptious. I used a recipe I found on all recipes to give this cod a little more flavor. It turned out really good and is really healthy only 131 calories which is awesome considering some of the other dishes I've been making lately. On a side note, I dropped my camera and it started wiggin out so my LCD screen isn't working on it right now, this is why the picture is sideways.


  • 1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 (3 ounce) fillets cod fillets
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • Directions

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
  • In a small shallow bowl, stir together the bread crumbs, cheese, cornmeal, oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and pepper; set aside.
  • Coat the rack of a broiling pan with cooking spray. Place the cod on the rack, folding under any thin edges of the filets. Brush with the egg white, then spoon the crumb mixture evenly on top.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until the fish flakes easily when tested with a fork and is opaque all the way through