Saturday, January 31, 2009

I Heart Spinach Pockets

Spinach Souffle in Phillo
2 (20 oz.) bags of chopped frozen spinach

2 med. onions, chopped

1 lb. Muenster cheese, grated

2 eggs

2 sticks butter, melted

2 tbsp. oil

1 lb. box phillo


sesame seeds

Defrost spinach and drain. Saute onion in oil, when wilted add spinach and cook for 2 minutes. Leave spinach bright green. Drain liquid from mixture. Add eggs, cheese and dash of salt to spinach and onion mixture. Set aside. Brush a sheet of phillo with melted butter and place it in a flat 3 quart baking dish. Repeat procedure until 1/2 of phillo has been used. Spread with spinach mixture and top with buttered sheets of remaining phillo. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and refrigerate for 5 minutes. Cut into squares about 2 inches. Bake at 350 degrees uncovered until top is golden.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

BeStillMyHeart Red Potatoes

3 lbs. sm. red skinned new potatoes

3/4 c. unsalted butter

1/2 c. lemon juice

1 1/2 tsp. lemon zest, grated

2 tsp. rosemarySalt and pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Quarter potatoes and arrange in baking dish in single layer. Salt and pepper potatoes. Combine butter, lemon juice and lemon zest in a saucepan and heat until butter is melted.

Pour mixture over potatoes. Sprinkle rosemary over potatoes. Bake until lightly browned for 30 to 45 minutes.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Valentine's Pork Loin Packets

6 eye of pork loin (pictured above)

6 slices onion

6 slices tomatoes

6 slices Swiss cheese

1 lb. bacon


salt and pepper to taste

Crisscross bacon. Place pork on top. Put garlic salt on pork to taste. Layer onion, tomato, Swiss cheese. Put bacon over top, place toothpick in to hold. Place in oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Use broiler pan.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Valentine Asparagus Bundles

1 bar garlic herb cheese (cream cheese or goat cheese)

1/2 pound Proscuitto (thinly sliced)

1 lb asparagus

Parmesan cheese

cooking spray (Pam)

Preheat oven to 375°F.

Simmer asparagus for about 8-10 minutes depending on size; drain and let cool.
Lay out slice of Proscuitto and place about 3-4 asparagus in center; top asparagus with a tablespoon of cream cheese. Wrap Proscuitto around asparagus and cream cheese.
Repeat for desired quantity of servings. Place on greased cookie sheet. Spray tops of bundles with cooking spray. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bake for approximately 12-15 minutes.

Berry Dessert Pizza

1 tube prepared cookie dough (Pillsbury sugar cookie, chocolate or chocolate chip)

8 oz. pkg. cream cheese

An equal amount of marshmallow fluff

Fresh Berries (Strawberries, Blueberries and Rassberries) cut up the larger ones.

Roasted Almonds

Chocolate Sauce

Spread cookie dough in oval on cookie sheet and bake. Let cool. While cooling, mix softened cream cheese and marshmallow fluff together and spread on cookie dough when dough is cool. Arrange fruit & nuts over top. Sprinkle with chocolate sauce and chill. Serve in wedges.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Lasagna Roll Ups

1 lb. sweet Italian sausage or hamburger

1/2 c. chopped onion

1 crushed garlic clove

1 1/3 c. (2-6 oz. cans) tomato paste

1 2/3 c. water

1 tsp. oregano leaves

1/2 tsp. basil

2/3 c. (10 oz.) cooked, thoroughly drained, frozen chopped spinach

2 c. Ricotta cheese

1 c. grated Parmesan cheese

1 1/2 c. Mozzarella cheese

1 slightly beaten egg

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

8 cooked lasagna noodles

Brown meat with onions and garlic. Add tomato paste, water, oregano and basil. Simmer 20 minutes. Combine spinach, Ricotta, Parmesan, 1 cup Mozzarella cheese, egg, salt, pepper, milk. Spread about 1/2 cup mixture on a half noodle. Roll up. Place seams side down in 12x7x2 inch baking dish. Pour sauce over rolls. Top with remaining 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese. Bake at 350 degrees 30 to 40 minutes.