Peach Crisp

I love this versatile recipe!  Most tree fruits do well and you can feel free to combine fruits to make it more interesting!

Peach Crisp

Ingredients

  • Enough peaches to fill your pan nearly to the top when cut up
  • Enough flour to fully coat your peaches
  • Enough Bountiful baskets Granola to make a 1/4 - 1/2 in layer over the whole thing
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon
  • Pats of Butter (about a 1/2 stick) for the top

Instructions

  1. Cut up peaches (Don't peel. The peel has vitamins. Your family will adjust!)
  2. Coat the peaches with a handful of flour while in the mixing bowl
  3. Sprinkle with cinnamon
  4. Put non-stick spray or butter and flour the pan
  5. Add the peaches to the pan. Pack them down! Give it a jiggle back and forth to help and gently press them.
  6. Put the granola on top with pats of butter.
  7. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 35 - 40 minutes or until bubbly yummy
  8. Uncover bake for 5 more minutes
  9. At the end turn the oven to broil (low) crack the oven door and watch for a bit of browning. Take it out when you see a bit! Don't wait for smoke.

Chicken and Green Beans with Bacon

I am so in love with one pan meals!

Chicken and Green Beans with Bacon

Ingredients

  • 1/2 - 1 Onion
  • 2 - 6 cloves Garlic
  • Green Beans
  • 2 - 4 strips bacon
  • Chicken breasts for your family
  • Broth (Optional)

Instructions

  1. Cook the bacon.
  2. Set aside bacon.
  3. Dump most of the grease out
  4. Saute onion and garlic in the rest and brown the outside of the chicken breast.
  5. Add water or broth to cover and poach chicken breast. Allow the broth to reduce. Flip the chicken breast as needed
  6. Snap beans
  7. Add beans about 15 minutes after chicken comes to a boil.
  8. Boil for about 4 or 5 minutes until the beans change to the other shade of green. They will be cooked but crisp still. Once you see the color shift pull them off and drain!
  9. Crumble the bacon on top.
  10. Serve!

Grilled Vegetables Italian Style

Grilled Vegetables Italian Style

Ingredients

  • Zucchini
  • Eggplant
  • Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Olive Oil
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Basil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Balsamic Vinegar

Instructions

  1. Prepare enough Marinade to Generously cover your veggies.
  2. Put your EVOO in a sauce pan.
  3. Add salt to taste.
  4. Chop 4 cloves garlic in large chunks.
  5. Mince Thyme and Rosemary very finely and add only a small amount of rosemary and a bit more thyme.
  6. Simmer until the garlic gets a bit of color.
  7. Remove from heat
  8. You may strain out garlic and herbs or leave them.
  9. Add chopped basil and wilt it.
  10. Slice Zucchini, Eggplant, Peppers into large enough chunks that they don't fall into the grill (think lengthwise!)
  11. Half the tomatoes and seed them.
  12. Coat everything in the Marinade.
  13. Reserve the rest of the marinade.
  14. Grill until tender. Keep it flipping to avoid too much char.
  15. Spoon all the "goodies" (garlic and herbs) out of the marinade onto the finished platter of veggies.
  16. Drizzle a bit of balsamic over.
  17. Grind some fresh pepper on top.
  18. Serve over Pasta, or alongside meat. (The Marinade will do great on steaks but don't use it for anything after the meat so maybe just make a bit more! Soak it then rub a bit of ground thyme on the meat then grill!)

Lime Mango Smoothie

Lime Mango Smoothie

Ingredients

  • Ice
  • Lime
  • Mango
  • 1/4 cup or so of water

Instructions

  1. remove fruit from 2 mangoes put in blender
  2. peel 1 lime and remove seeds put in blender
  3. A few cubes of ice
  4. Add 1/4 cup of water so it isn't too thick
  5. Blend until smooth (preferably with a high powered blender like a Blendtec or Vitamix)

Sicilian Fried Cauliflower

This recipe is one of my favorite from family get togethers!  Just amazing.  If you let people snack as you pull the cauliflower out of the pan there will be nothing left.  it’s.that.good!

Sicilian Fried Cauliflower

Ingredients

  • 1 head Cauliflower
  • 2 - 3 eggs
  • "green can" parmesan cheese
  • pepper
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Instructions

  1. beat eggs
  2. add about 1/4 of can of cheese
  3. add pepper
  4. Trim Cauliflower into florets
  5. Put about 1/2 inch of oil in pan on medium heat.
  6. Allow oil to get hot.
  7. Bread Cauliflower in the egg mixture
  8. Put in the frying pan in small batches and turn until all areas and gently browned and cauliflower is fork tender
  9. Set on paper towel on a plate to drain after removing from the pan
  10. DO NOT LET ANYONE TRY them off of the plate or none will be left for dinner!

Not your Grandma’s Fruit Salad

This is a peppy pretty fruit salad!

Not your Grandma’s Fruit Salad

Ingredients

  • Strawberries
  • Peaches
  • Bananas
  • Mango
  • Lime
  • Sprinkle of chili powder (optional)
  • Drizzle of Honey

Instructions

  1. Slice up some strawberries, peaches, mangoes and bananas.
  2. Squeeze a few limes.
  3. Add a drizzle of honey and mix.
  4. Dust with a light sprinkle of chili powder to make it more interesting!