Saturday, March 9, 2013
Here's another great Lenten dining option.
Do you observe Lent? Are you tired of the same old stuff for lunch and dinner? If you can answer "yes" to either of those questions, here's a great pre-Easter meal that's refreshing and different. It's called, simply, shrimp and avocado salad. You can eat it by itself or between two pieces of bread, and it's good for either lunch or dinner. Here's a version of the meal as seen on Allrecipes.com. Ingredients: Instructions: --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the (free) daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Saturday, March 2, 2013
This recipe is also known as sour patch grapes.
St. Patrick's Day is coming on Sunday, March 17. As you dye your beer green and grill up your corned beef, make something special for the kids, too! I recently tried out this "Leprechaun Candy" recipe after seeing it on ABC's "Good Morning America." It's supposed to be a healthier version of Sour Patch Kids. My husband was my guinea pig, and ... the experiment was a delicious success! Go ahead and try it. Let me know what you think in the comments below. Leprechaun Candy (Courtesy of Sweet Treats & More) Bunch of green grapes 1 package, lime JELL-O Wash your grapes but keep them a little bit wet so that the JELL-O powder sticks to them. Dump the JELL-O powder onto a plate and roll the grapes around in the powder. Refrigerate the grapes for…
Friday, February 22, 2013
With a little improvising, you can put your own personal stamp on this great potato cheese soup recipe!
Who doesn't love making a great soup? I spent the past week buying fresh ingredients and stewing up a tasty potato cheese soup using this recipe from Allrecipes.com. It's easy to make and tastes great. And with a little improvising, you can put your own personal stamp on this great recipe! In a large pot, combine the potatoes and carrot with water to cover and boil on high heat for about 15 minutes or until tender. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, sauté the celery and onions in the margarine for about 10 minutes. You can also skip this step and just dump the vegetables in with the potatoes and carrots after they're boiled. Drain all but about 2 cups of the water from the potatoes and carrots and add 4 cups of milk. Reduce heat to low and …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Want something a little more fancy than a fried fish sandwich for lunch during Lent? How about shrimp instead?
With Lent upon us, I thought of all the people out there who, like me, can't stand the same fried fish or tuna salad sandwich for lunch but want to pack something seafood-y anyway. Then, I immediately remembered a refreshing shrimp salad sandwich that I had once while beach-ing it up on vacation. That sandwich was delectable, so I took to the Internet to try to find a recipe that emulated it. There are all kinds of fancy recipes out there—Paula Deen's had eggs, for example—but in this case, I think simple is better. So here's a recipe that I found on Cooks.com. Deliciousness! Here's what you need: 3 tbsp. seasoned soft cream cheese, garlic 1 1/2 tbsp. butter 1 tsp. lemon juice 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. dried dill weed (I'd go more toward the 1/4 …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Here's an alternative "salsa" recipe that doesn't leave me with big-time heartburn.
For the past few months, I've been following a low-acid diet to help curb some wicked heartburn issues, which means cutting out tomatoes and citrus fruits, greasy, high-fat foods, and anything with caffeine. That's tough. If you're dealing with those issues, too, you know that it can be really hard to find great-tasting foods—especially snacks—that don't set off your symptoms. I've been altering recipes and experimenting with my own a lot lately so that I can snack safely. Here's a "salsa" recipe that I've been playing around with, and this mix is always changing. Feel free to replace what you don't like and let me know if you added something else that works! What I Use (amount to taste): What You Do: Chop up the larger items and mix the …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
A tasty way to have crispy tenders without frying them.
I love chicken tenders, but I don't like to eat greasy food too often. I was happy when I found this recipe, and it's one of my new favorites! Ingredients: 2 cups of French-fried onions 2 tbsp. of all-purpose flour 1 pack of chicken tenderloins (season with salt beforehand) 1 egg, beaten What to do: 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 2. Put the fried onions and flour in a plastic bag. Crush them until they are mixed well. Pour into a plate. 3. Dip tenderloins into egg and then coat with onion/flour mixture. 4. Place chicken on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes or until the center no longer is pink. Enjoy! --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the (free) daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
Friday, January 25, 2013
This is the first in what will be a weekly series on the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch.
I like to eat. So, one night, when my wife—yes, Mrs. B-W Patch—cooked up some whole wheat pasta with chicken, spinach and feta, I thought, "What else could we put in this?!" A quick raid of the pantry and freezer that night turned a good meal into a great one, and ever since, the Mrs. and I have added things to what is now known as, simply, "super pasta." OK, so I'm the only one who calls it that. Enjoy! Ingredients: Instructions: What else could I add to this thing? (Serious) ideas in the comments section please! --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.