Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Crockpot Pepper Steak!

I made this recipe with a little apprehension because I am not typically a beef eater and my kids are not typically fond of peppers, however, we all LOVED this recipe.  It had great flavor and the beef just melted in your mouth.  Hope you get to try it soon!
Crockpot Pepper Steak
3 pounds of roundsteak but into ½ inch thick strips.
½ cup flour
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp pepper
1 large onion chopped
a few garlic cloves—Ilike to put 4-5 crushed into each bag
1 green pepper sliced
1 red pepper sliced
2  16oz cans of tomatoes—I prefer Italian style
2 tbsp beef bouillon granules
4 tsp of Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp of steak seasoning (I used Tastefully Simple Everyday Grilling Seasoning)
2 tbsp of steak sauce
Directions:  Toss steak strips in mixture of flour, salt and pepper.  Mix together beef boullion,Worcestershire sauce, and steak sauce.  Combine all ingredients (except canned tomatoes) and refrig. several hours or overnight.  When ready to cook, place in crockpot and add tomatoes.  Cook on low 8 hours.  Serve with rice and a side salad.


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Grilled Turkey Ranch Burgers!

If anyone has any ideas on how to keep turkey burger from falling apart while grilling, please leave your comments on this post.  While the burgers were delicious and ended up turning out okay, the initial grilling was a mess.  I may or may not have yelled at the grill, spatula and burgers as they were sticking to my greased grill grates.

Summer is so close I can almost taste it...I am a summer girl.  I was born in the summer - I think that has something to do with my love of summer.  With summer comes the opening of the pool, backyard BBQ's, swim meets, grillin' & chillin', homemade ice cream, bare feet, sunshine on your face and the list is endless. 

So to help at your backyard BBQ's and those who are trying to be a little healthier - here is a great recipe for Turkey Ranch Burgers.

Grilled Turkey Ranch Burgers
1 lb. Lean Ground Turkey Burger
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
2 Green Onions, chopped
1 pkg of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
1 Tbsp. Fresh Parsley, chopped
DIRECTIONS:  Combine all ingredients in a
mixing bowl.  Form into 4 patties and grill.


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Egg White Tacos!

Well, who would have thought of having tacos for breakfast....that person is a GENIUS!  I did a little prep work the night before and literally threw this together in about 5 minutes this if you don't mind prepping a little this would be a quick, nutritious breakfast!  (This recipe is adapted from
 Egg White Breakfast Tacos
2 Egg Whites, whisked
1 Tbsp. 2% Shredded Colby Jack Cheese (Kraft Brand)
5 Grape Tomatoes, quartered
1 Green Onion, sliced
1 Tsp. Cilantro, chopped
1 Small Taco Shell (I used the brand that comes in the yellow box)
DIRECTIONS:  Whisk your egg whites and cook/scramble in a small fry pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.  Once your egg whites are cooked, top with cheese and continue to cook until cheese is melted.  Place scrambled egg whites into taco shell.  Top with diced tomatoes, green onion and cilantro.

*  Possibilities are endless with the toppings.  I used ingredients that I had on hand but you could also top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, black beans...the list could go on.


Monday, May 6, 2013

Hot Corn Dip!

YUM is the only word I have for this dip!  Took it to a party and I didn't have to bring any leftovers home with me - nothing better than bringing an empty dish back home!  :)  I got the original recipe off of Pinterest (!

Hot Corn Dip

1 pkg. 1/3 Less Fat Cream Cheese, softened
1 Tbsp. Diced Jalapeno (In order to reduce the spicy-ness of the dip, I removed the seeds and membranes from the pepper)
1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp. Chili Powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Fresh Ground Pepper
2 C. Corn (I used frozen, sweet shoepeg corn that I thawed)
3 C. Mexican Blend Cheese
Chopped Tomatoes
Chopped Green Onions (I used 2 green onions)
Chopped Cilantro (I used about 1 tablespoon - please adjust according to your taste)
DIRECTIONS:  Combined the cream cheese, jalapeno, garlic powder, chili powder, salt and pepper.  Mix until well combined.  Stir in corn.  Mix in 2 cups of cheese.  Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.  Remove from oven and top with remaining 1 cup of cheese.  Return to oven and bake an additional 5-10 minutes - until cheese is melty.  Remove from oven and top with diced tomatoes, green onions and cilantro.  Serve with tortilla chips (I had a black bean tortilla chip - Bachman's brand - that were great with the dip!).  Enjoy!