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Super Simple Applesauce Muffins

Applesauce Muffins
  • Cooking Skill level: Easy 
  • Cooking time:  35 minutes
  • Taste Impression: Moist, sweet and good country taste.

The name pretty much says it all! They come together pretty quickly and all you need is one bowl.  Along with being moist on the inside and crisp on the outside, the added apples make a nice surprise when you bite in. These muffins make for a great treat with breakfast. I love love to serve mine warmed up and with butter on the top.

 

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Roasted Cauliflower Sweet Potato Salad

  • Cooking Skill level: Easy 
  • Cooking time:  35 minutes
  • Taste Impression: Light and filling

 

I hope everyone had a fulfilling and joyous holiday season.  A new year signifies new beginnings and new adventures! As we start to step away from the rich foods of the past months and strive for a healthier, more fit body this dish can be used to replace the heavier side dishes such as stuffing or mash potatoes.  It combines some unlikely foods to create both a journey of taste and texture.  This is my own creation and it has been husband tested and approved.

Let’s get Started!!!

 

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Stuffed Mushroom Flavor Explosion Recipe

Stuffed Mushroom

 

  • Cooking Skill level: Easy 
  • Cooking time:  30 minutes
  • Taste Impression: The name says it all! They are definitely full throttle flavor.

 

These are lovely little reminders of the taste of Thanksgiving.  So much so that my husband thinks these are one of my top 10 receipts.  However, this dish didn’t start out this way.  My original receipts would leave the mushroom caps soggy and without flavor.  Something had to be done because I knew they had more potential. I decided to try treating the mushroom cap like they were meat.  I seasoned them, cooked them in butter and joined them with their best friend, garlic.  The stuffed mushroom recipe was born again with new tasty superpowers.  I will never make any stuffed mushrooms again the sorry, soggy, tasteless way.  

This receipt works great as an appetizer or side dish!

 

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Leftover Turkey Recipe 30 minute Dinner

Turkey Recipe
  • Cooking Skill level: Easy 
  • Cooking time:  20 minutes
  • Taste Impression: Has that Diner taste but with less the fat.

A good day for me is a day with the fridge full of leftovers. One thing I definitely like doing is creating new recipes using these ingredients.  When I was designing this dish I had the holidays in mind. After eating all that rich holiday meals. This recipe provides a much need break without losing any of that classic turkey and gravy Diner taste.

It can be served with wild rice or poured on toasted bread.

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Pumpkin Dessert Bar Recipe

Pumpkin Dessert Bar Recipe

 

Features of the Pumpkin Dessert Bar Recipe

  • Cooking Skill level: Easy 
  • Cooking time:  35 minutes
  • Taste Impression: Pumpkin spice goodness!

These buttery flaky tender bars not only taste delicious but are simple to make.  They are filling due to the protein from the oats and pecans. I like to bake these the night before so they are ready for breakfast in the morning. They make for a nice sweet seasonal treat.  

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Twice Baked Potatoes with Blue Cheese

Twice Baked Potatoes

Features of the Twice Baked Potatoes

  • Cooking Skill level: Easy  (They take some time to make but, well worth it!)
  • Cooking time:  55 minutes
  • Taste Impression: Hardy, warming, and creamy way to have a potato

Since our weather has cool down just a bit I don’t mind having the oven on. I have been thinking quite a lot about comfort foods. This is definitely one of my favorites.  My Mom would make this dish for both sides of the family during get-togethers and they always got eaten.

The Twice Baked Potatoes are great to make ahead of time during the holiday season.  They Keep well in the refrigerator for days and are simple to heat. For even longer storage you can freeze them.  If keep sealed they still taste incredibly fresh.

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Easy to Make Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

 

Features of the Apple Crumble 

  • Cooking Skill level: Easy  
  • Cooking time:  45 minutes
  • Taste Impression: Down-home warming dessert 

My favorite season is upon us… Fall! Well, almost I still have one more day to go as the official first day of autumn is September 22. Here in Southern California, the leaves haven’t changed colors yet ( they don’t until Dec or Jan), but the weather has cooled down just a bit and it has me think about all the Fall baking I want to do. The apple crumble is one of the first ones that come’s to mind. It hits all the right Fall taste marks. It has apples, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Let’s make the house smell fantastic with this loved dish.

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Vegetarian Stuffed Quinoa Baked Squash

Baked Squash

Features of the Stuffed Quinoa Baked Squash

  • Cooking Skill level: Easy  
  • Cooking time:  45 minutes
  • Taste Impression: With this Vegetarian baked squash recipe you won’t miss out on anything. It is hearty and full of flavor! The quinoa gives it protein, and the Gruyere cheese adds an amazing nutty taste. All this while seated in a vegetable boat.

First off, I want to give a big thank you to my mother in law for growing and providing such a beautiful squash. The squash is called ‘cube of butter’  and it took many weeks and lots of love to grow such a beautiful vegetable; Thanks, Mom!

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Chickpeas Feta Cheese Vegetarian Tacos

Features of the Chickpeas Tacos

  • Cooking Skill level: Easy  
  • Cooking time:  Under 30 Minutes
  • Taste Impression: With the addition of the feta cheese these tacos hit all the flavor marks!

Here’s a tasty way to eat vegetarian and still get enough protein to nourish your body and mind. I present my veggie tacos! These Vegetarian tacos are light and very fresh tasting.  They are truly Yummy and delicious!! A nice alternative to fish or meat. This meal can be made quickly and is very light on the budget.

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Pico De Gallo Mild Salsa Recipe

pico de gallo

Features of the Pico De Gallo Salsa

  • Cooking Skill level: Easy  
  • Cooking time:   Less than 10 minutes
  • “Noelle’s Tasty Tips”  How to get that strong onion taste out.

 

Oh boy, fresh salsa!  It goes well with omelets, country breakfast potatoes as well as tacos and all the other items that need a fresh kick  Though I do love salsa, I am not a fan of anything spicy.  My Pico de Gallo Salsa Recipe has no heat at all.  I’m sure you could add it if you wanted to with some jalapenos but I have no experience with spicy things and how they affect the flavor. This simple recipe is also great to make with a little one who is being introduced to the kitchen for the first time.

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