Monday, June 30, 2008

Black Bean Salsa

1 red bell pepper diced
1 green bell pepper diced
1 yellow bell pepper diced
½ red onion diced
1 can corn
1 can black beans drained and rinsed
1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped
¼ c. olive oil
4 TBLSP red wine vinegar
1 tsp. lime juice
Mix all together and serve with your favorite brand tortilla chips.
Avocado and tomatoes make a great addition.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

1 to 1 ½ lbs lean ground beef
¾ c. rolled oats
2 eggs slightly beaten
½ c. finely chopped onion
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
½ c. milk
1 tsp. salt
few grains of pepper
Combine all ingredients, mix well. Form into about 18 (approx 2 inch in diameter) balls. Place in a casserole dish, and cover with the below sauce.
( I usually double the sauce)
½ c. brown sugar
¼ c. vinegar
1 tsp. prepared mustard
¼ c. BBQ sauce
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Combine the sauce ingredients and blend thoroughly. Heat in the microwave for about 1 minute, (until the B. sugar is dissolved), and pour over meatballs.
Bake at 350 for 30 minutes

This is another gem from my cousin Stacey. She likes to serve it with brown rice.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Crock pot recipes

A friend of mine just sent me the link to this blog. 365 days of crockpot recipes. I'm so excited about this blog as I'm a huge fan of the crock pot.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Pizza Crust

For a great, easy Pizza Crust, try this recipe that my cousin Stacey sent me.

Yummy Pizza Crust
1 TBS. yeast
½ tsp. sugar
1 ½ c. warm water

Dissolve the above ingredients in the warm water and let sit for about 10 minutes until frothy.

In a separate bowl, combine the following:

2 TBS. sugar
½ tsp. salt
2 c. wheat flour
1 c. white flour

Add the wet ingredients into the dry stuff, and stir until well blended.

On a floured surface, knead the dough until it forms a ball. (Add flour as needed so the dough is not too sticky.)

Let rise for 10 minutes and form into either pizza crust, or calzones.

Top or stuff with your favorite toppings.

Place onto greased pans or a baking stone sprinkled with corn meal.

Bake at 450 for 16-18 minutes.