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WOW Me Wednesday!

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Don’t let the size fool you!  It’s the absolute perfect amount of delicious, yumminess!!  THICK Dove dark chocolate shell and yummmmmy raspberry sorbet!!! ONLY 150 calories – the perfect treat!  If you love dark chocolate and raspberry you will NOT be disappointed!!  😉

WOW Me Wednesday – Quiche Update

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I’ve made this Quiche Lorraine recipe in the past and “as is” it’s delicious.  Howeverrrrr, I did switch it up a bit recently and the update was JUST, if not more, delicious!!  

I love Quiche Lorraine and I’ve never made it, so I thought I’d give it a try.  It was very yummy and I actually eat it for dinner with a salad.  My Texas bestie (hi Robin) & I used to go to Mimi’s and get their Quiche & salad, theirs is very good as well and this reminds me of it.  Very simple especially when you cook your bacon in the oven!!!

Quiche Lorraine: – 1 9″ deep dish pie crust (I used Marie Calendar’s frozen)

– 1 bunch green onions (or one sauteed onion)

– 8 slices cooked & crumbled bacon (I used thick cut) – HERE I USED A PACKAGE OF “REGULAR” JIMMY DEAN SAUSAGE – BROWNED IT

– 1 1/2 cups shredded swiss cheese – HERE I USED THE PRE-SHREDDED “ITALIAN” CHEESE BLEND

– 3 eggs slightly beaten

– 1 1/2 cups half & half

– 1/4 teas salt & 1/4 teas pepper & 1/8 teas nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Take frozen pie crust out to thaw.  Cook bacon in oven as directed on package (yes it says right on the package) chop or crumble when done.  (OR BROWN THE SAUSAGE) I chopped up the green onions & used all the stems and about 3/4 of the whites. In bowl mix, eggs with half & half.  Add salt, pepper & nutmeg, set aside.  Once crust is thawed, add bacon (OR SAUSAGE), onions & cheese (I mixed them up a bit).  The crust is pretty full but it will all fit.  Slowly pour the egg mixture over top.  Bake 40-50 minutes until crust is lightly browned and the middle doesn’t jiggle.  Let stand 5 minutes & enjoy!

WOW Me Wednesday! UPDATE ADD CHICKEN!

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Yep, it’s been awhile since I posted a “Wow Me Wednesday” recipe.  This will be worth the wait! LOL

Broccoli and Grape Pasta Salad (Originally from Southern Living) 6-8 servings

Ingredients – ADD a can of CHICKEN!!!!! YUM
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans (I just added pine nuts when ready to serve.)
  • 8 ounces farfalle pasta
  • 3 cups finely chopped broccoli florets
  • 1 cup mayo (Best Foods is my choice)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups seedless red grapes, cut in half
  • 6 cooked bacon slices, crumbled
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place pecans on baking sheet and toast in oven for 5 to 7 minutes, stirring half way through.
  2. Prepare pasta according to package directions, cooking to al dente. Drain pasta and place in a large bowl.
  3. In a medium bowl combine mayonnaise, sugar, red wine vinegar, red onion, and salt. Whisk well.
  4. Add broccoli and grapes to the large bowl with pasta. Gradually add mayonnaise mixture (I added about 75% of the mayo mixture, then added the rest after it was chilled – it really soaks it up).
  5. Cover and chill for 3 hours. Stir bacon and pecans into salad just before serving.

Quick – Simple – Christmas Treat

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Peanut Clusters

*     12 oz. can Spanish Peanuts
*     12 oz. bag Chocolate Morsels (I use Dark Chocolate)
*     10 oz. bag Peanut Butter Morsels

Combine both bags of morsels and heat over medium heat – continuously stirring.  When completed melted, add peanuts.  Mix well.  Drop by teaspoonful onto wax or parchment paper. Cool. YUMMMMMMMMMMMMM

Makes approx. 40 clusters.

Shiny & Yummy!

 

WOW Me Wednesday!

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Tuna, Capers & Lemon Alfredo

I don’t have a picture of my casserole, I ate it before I remembered to take a pic! But I wanted to post this today.  It’s getting cold outside and this is such a quick, delicious and simple “go to” comfort dinner to throw together after work!  Mine is a bit different from the pic above but it was too weird to post without anyyyy pic.

 

Ingredients: (Makes enough for about 2-3 people)

1 can tuna (drained)

1 jar Alfredo Sauce (I use the four cheese kind)

Capers – as many as you like (I like a lot)

1/2 lemon

1 1/4 cup dry pasta – your choice (i use mini bow tie or mini penne)

Pine nuts – optional

Boil pasta and drain.  Add as much of the Alfredo Sauce as you like.  Add tuna, squeeze 1/2 fresh lemon juice & add capers.  Stir and warm over low heat.  Serve topped with pine nuts! YUMMMMMM

That’s it!! Enjoy with some sourdough!

 

WOW Me Wednesday!

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Tomato Basil Artichoke Baked Chicken

I was down in the Springs over the weekend and Amie cooked this for dinner – it was delicious so I thought I’d share!  Very simple and very yummy!

Here are the ingredients:

  • 4 chicken breasts (1.8 to 2 lb total), if chicken breasts are large, use 2 and half them horizontally
  • salt
  • Italian seasoning (herbal)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 7 large artichokes hearts (one 14 oz can), drained
  • 7 large fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • 1 large roma tomato, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced

And here is the link for the instructions: http://juliasalbum.com/2016/05/tomato-basil-artichoke-baked-chicken/

Enjoy!