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Crispy Seared Chicken

from 2014 by Ingrid Beer  in Cozy Apron

 

 

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Turnip and Kale Gratin

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INGREDIENTS

  • 5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 3 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 bunches Tuscan/Dinosaur  kale, ribs and stems removed, leaves torn
  • 4 medium turnips (about 1¾ pounds total), trimmed, peeled, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 3 large eggs, beaten to blend
  • 4 ounces Fontina cheese, grated (about 1 cup)
  • 1 ounce Parmesan, finely grated (about 1 cup)
  • 8 ounces day-old white country-style bread, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • Freshly ground black pepper

RECIPE PREPARATION

  • Bring garlic, cream, and thyme to a bare simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and let cream simmer 30 minutes. Let cool.

  • Meanwhile, heat 1 Tbsp. butter in a large skillet over medium-low. Add onions, season with salt, and cook, stirring occasionally and adding a splash or two of water if onions begin to stick to pan, until caramelized and amber colored, 45–60 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool. Wipe out skillet.

  • Heat remaining 1 Tbsp. butter in same skillet. Working in batches, add kale, tossing and letting it wilt slightly before adding more; season with salt. Cook until kale is wilted and tender, 5–8 minutes; transfer to bowl with onions.

  • While kale is cooking, cook turnips in a large pot of boiling well-salted water until crisp-tender, about 2 minutes; drain. Transfer to a bowl of ice water and let cool. Drain; pat dry. Transfer to bowl with onions.

  • Preheat oven to 375°. Whisk eggs, Fontina cheese, Parmesan, and cooled cream mixture in a large bowl to combine. Add onion mixture and bread; season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a 13×9″ baking dish and press down on mixture with your hands to form a tight, even layer. Bake gratin, uncovered, until well browned, 40–50 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before serving.

  • Do Ahead: Gratin can be assembled 12 hours ahead. Cover and chill.

Calories (kcal) 470 Fat (g) 33 Saturated Fat (g) 20 Cholesterol (mg) 165 Carbohydrates (g) 33 Dietary Fiber (g) 5 Total Sugars (g) 9 Protein (g) 15 Sodium (mg) 470

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Ingredients:

1 large zucchini

3 large mushrooms ( I use white button mushrooms)

4 Thai peppers

1 leaf of dinosaur kale (chopped in thin strips)

1/2 medium onion

1 small green bell pepper

2 cloves of fresh grated garlic

2 tablespoons of olive oil

1 cup (leftover spaghetti sauce)

Parmesan  Cheese (fine grated)

 

Directions:

Spray skillet with Pam (I use steel skillet)

Add  all peppers, onions, and fresh grated garlic and one tablespoon olive oil, cook and stir for 3 to 4 minutes on medium heat.

Add thick chunks or slices of zucchini, other tablespoon of olive oil, stir and let sit with lid on for about 3 minutes at most (I like mine a wee bit crunchy)

Add sliced mushrooms, stir for one to two minutes, then add strips of  kale and then add the leftover spaghetti sauce, stir till all is mixed,  cover for about 1 minute, then top with Parmesan cheese right before you serve

 

(I freeze leftover spaghetti sauces to use for multiple dishes, no waste and quick to thaw and use)

 

 

 

 

Slow Cooker Quinoa Breakfast Casserole with Tomatoes and Spinach

Recipe courtesy of Slow Cooker Gourmet Web

4 hrs 15 mins
Servings4 people
Calories270 kcal
AuthorSlow Cooker Gourmet
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup quinoa rinsed well and uncooked
  • 1 1/2 cups milk I used 2%
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup frozen cut leaf spinach or use a handful of fresh!
  • 3/4 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese colby, monterey jack, cheddar, etc.
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl whisk 6 eggs until beaten. Add quinoa, milk, salt and pepper and whisk until combined.
  2. Gently mix in spinach, tomatoes and 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  3. Spray crock well with nonstick spray
  4. Add egg and quinoa mixture to crock
  5. Top with Parmesan cheese
  6. Cover and cook on high for 2-4 hours until eggs are set and edges are lightly browned
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Quinoa Breakfast Casserole with Tomato and Spinach
Amount Per Serving
Calories 270Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 263mg88%
Sodium 570mg24%
Potassium 421mg12%
Total Carbohydrates 20g7%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A22.7%
Vitamin C5.9%
Calcium26.4%
Iron13.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Tuscan Cheese Potato Bake

Tuscan Cheese Potato Bake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 lb red potatoes
  • 3 or 4 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp snipped fresh thyme or 1/2 tsp. dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/4 c butter
  • 1 c buttermilk
  • 1 c fontina cheese, shredded (4 oz.)
  • 1 c parmesan cheese, finely shredded (4 oz.)
  • 1/3 c crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/2 c panko (japanese-style) bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp dried italian seasoning, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • ·snipped fresh parsley  or chervil (optional)
  1. Scrub potatoes; cut into 1-inch pieces. In large saucepan cook potatoes in lightly salted boiling water 12 to 15 minutes or until tender; drain.
  2. In a large skillet cook and stir garlic and thyme in butter over medium heat for 1 minute; add potatoes. Coarsely mash potatoes. Stir in buttermilk, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 tsp. black pepper. Fold in fontina cheese, half of the Parmesan cheese, and the blue cheese.
  3. Spread mixture evenly in a greased 2-qt. square baking dish.
  4. In a small bowl combine remaining Parmesan, panko, Italian seasoning, and oil. toss with a fork to combine. Evenly sprinkle over potato mixture in dish.
  5. Bake in a preheated 400-degree oven for 20 minutes or until bubbly and top is golden.
    If desired, sprinkle with snipped fresh parsley or chervil (optional)

 

mushroom-kale-cheddar-frittata

  • Serves 6
  • Hands-On Time 15 min
  • Total Time 40 min

INGREDIENTS

  1. 1/4 cup olive oil
  2. ounces mushrooms (such as cremini and shiitake), halved or sliced if large
  3. Kosher salt and black pepper
  4. small shallots, chopped
  5. large eggs
  6. 1/2 cup crème fraîche or sour cream
  7. ounces Cheddar, shredded (1 cup)
  8. ounces Parmesan, shredded (½ cup)
  9. 1/2 small bunch lacinato kale, stems discarded and leaves sliced (about 4 cups)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 400° F. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large ovenproof nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and season with ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook, tossing occasionally, until golden, 4 to 6 minutes. Add the shallots. Cook, tossing frequently, until the shallots are tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Reserve the skillet.
  2. Whisk the eggs, crème fraîche, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper until combined. Whisk in the Cheddar and half the Parmesan. Toss the kale with 1 tablespoon of the remaining oil.
  3. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in the reserved skillet over medium heat. Add the egg mixture to the skillet, followed by the mushrooms, the kale, and the remaining Parmesan. Cook until the frittata is set just around the edge, 2 to 3 minutes.
  4. Transfer the skillet to oven and bake until the frittata is just set, 20 to 24 minutes. Slide onto a plate to serve.

Courtsey of Real Simple, Justin Chapple

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Per Serving

  • Calories390 calories
  • Fat31 g
  • Sat Fat13 g
  • Cholesterol295 mg
  • Sodium640 mg
  • Protein20 g
  • Carbohydrate8 g
  • Sugar1 g
  • Fiber1 g
  • Iron2 mg
  • Calcium361 mg

 

Italian Wild Rice Soup

  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Carb Grams Per Serving: 24
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 14 1/2 – ounce can lower-sodium beef broth
  • 1 14 1/2 – ounce can no-salt-added diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, undrained
  • 1 6 – ounce can tomato paste
  • 1 cup chopped onion (1 large)
  • 3/4 cup wild rice, rinsed and drained
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning, crushed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 9 – ounce package fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese (2 ounces)

Directions

  1. In a large skillet cook pork over medium heat until no longer pink, using a wooden spoon to break up meat as it cooks; drain off fat.
  2. In a 4- to 6-quart slow cooker combine cooked pork, the water, broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, uncooked wild rice, garlic, Italian seasoning, paprika, fennel seeds, black pepper, salt, and crushed red pepper.
  3. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 8 hours or on high-heat setting for 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Stir spinach into

    Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

    Servings Per Recipe: 8
    PER SERVING: 274 cal., 11 g total fat (5 g sat. fat), 45 mg chol., 315 mg sodium, 24 g carb. (6 g fiber, 8 g sugars), 20 g pro.

    Diabetic Exchanges

    Mark as Free Exchange (d.e): 0; Fat (d.e): 1.5; Vegetables (d.e): 2; Lean Meat (d.e): 2; Starch (d.e): 1

    soup.

  4. Serve topped with cheese.

Source:  Real Simple
fried-chicken-romaine-salad

Photo by Christopher Testani

  • Serves4
  • Hands-On Time 20 min
  • Total Time 40 min

INGREDIENTS

  1. cup panko bread crumbs
  2. tablespoons olive oil
  3. teaspoons seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay)
  4. Kosher salt and black pepper
  5. chicken tenders, patted dry
  6. ¼ cup buttermilk
  7. ¼ grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
  8. teaspoons lemon zest, plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  9. romaine hearts, chopped
  10. pint cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered if large
  1. Heat oven to 425° F. Place a rack on a rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Whisk the panko, 2 tablespoons of the oil, the seafood seasoning, and ¾ teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Dip the chicken in the buttermilk in a bowl, then coat with the panko mixture, pressing gently to help it adhere. Place the chicken on the rack and bake until cooked through, 16 to 20 minutes. Cut into pieces.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk the Parmesan, lemon zest and juice, the remaining 3 tablespoons of olive oil, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add the romaine and tomatoes and toss.
  4. Serve the chicken over the romaine salad with additional Parmesan.

Nutritional values

Per Serving

  • Calories 350 calories
  • Fat 19 g
  • Sat Fat 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol 70 mg
  • Sodium 580 mg
  • Protein 31 g
  • Carbohydrate 16 g
  • Sugar 6 g
  • Fiber 3 g
  • Iron  102 mg
  • Calcium 102 mg

 

summer garden spaghetti

Gather a few fresh veggies from your garden and make this delightful new spaghetti recipe tonight! Combine your fresh cherry tomatoes with tasty browned sausage and onions then spread over hot roasted spaghetti squash. Top it off with fresh grated parmesan cheese. Now ~ Sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor

Makes: 4 or double recipe for 8

Ingredients:

I medium spaghetti squash
1/2 small onion cut into slivers
2 pints cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes
1 pint small homegrown tomatoes such as Romas or Camparis
(you will need a total of 4 cups tomatoes halved if cherries/grapes and quartered if larger)
1 lb Swaggerty’s bulk sausage, browned & well drained
1 Tbsp dried Thyme leaves
1/8 tsp garlic powder
salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste
Parmesan Cheese shredded for garnish

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut spaghetti squash in half & scrape out seeds. Discard.
  3. Place squash, cut side down, on a greased baking sheet.Bake for about 30-40 minutes or until squash pulls away in strands with a fork. Set aside, keeping warm.
  4. In a large skillet heat 3 Tbsp olive oil over medium high heat. Add cut tomatoes and slivered onions to the skillet. Sprinkle in thyme leaves, garlic powder, salt & black pepper. Stir together to coat tomatoes and onions with olive oil and seasonings. Turn heat to medium. Saute until tomatoes collapse and release their juices. About 15-20 minutes. Stir often.
  5. Add in browned sausage crumbles and mix well. Set aside keeping warm.
  6. To serve use a fork to pull spaghetti squash strands away from the shell of the squash. Divide “spaghetti” squash evenly among serving dishes and top with hot tomato-sausage sauce and a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.
Notes:

Spaghetti Squash is readily found in most supermarkets such as Krogers and Walmarts. They are low in carbohydrates compared to pasta. When baked they soften and the strands of the squash can be used like any spaghetti noodle. Baking the squash brings out a nutty flavor that works well with any pasta sauce. Just another way to eat healthier and serve your family delicious meals.

Zucchini Pie
Photo by Christopher Baker
Hands-On Time 15 minutes
Total Time 80 minute
3 cups grated zucchini
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup grated provolone cheese
3 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup vegetable oil
4 tablespoons grated Parmesan
2 teaspoons chopped fresh basil
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, reserving 1 tablespoon of the Parmesan.
  2. Spoon the zucchini mixture into a 10-inch round glass pie plate or metal pie pan that has been coated with vegetable cooking spray.
  3. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown. Sprinkle with the reserved Parmesan. Cool 10 to 15 minutes before slicing.

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 289
  • Calcium 255 mg
  • Carbohydrate 20 g
  • Cholesterol 122 mg
  • Fat 18 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Iron 2 mg
  • Protein 12 mg
  • Sat Fat 6 g
  • Sodium 723 mg
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