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Jalapeno Popper Inspired Grilled Cheese June 13, 2012

I do love jalapeno poppers, so this Pinterest recipe caught my eye.  I knew my husband would love it, too!  I’m a wuss when it comes to spice, so I was a bit nervous about the jalapenos, but the peppers turned out just right with just a little spice!  I cooked the sandwiches in the bacon grease and they were nice and crisp and tasty.  The apricot preserves added a pleasant sweet taste to the sandwich.  I will be making these again!

 

 

Pinterest Pin:  xx

Recipe http://www.beantownbaker.com/2012/01/jalapeno-popper-inspired-grilled-cheese.html

Substitutions:  I didn’t have goat cheese, so I spread a semi-thick layer of cream cheese and them sprinkled some mozzarella cheese on top in lieu of the goat cheese.

Time:  45 minutes

 

– Lisa

 

Lemon Butter Salmon June 10, 2012

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I’ve been trying really hard to like fish.  This is my second attempt at eating salmon.  I was able to eat the entire filet the last time I made it, so I thought I’d try again.  My husband will not eat it, so it’s just me!  I saw this recipe on Pinterest, of course.  It looked simple and tasty, so I gave it a try.  After 25 minutes, I took it out of the oven and it was totally raw.  Boo!  The rest of the family was ready to eat their grilled burgers and dogs (yum), so I threw it in a pan and pan fried it for 4 minutes per side.  I put some lemon-pepper seasoning on each side before frying.  It was really tasty!  I ate it all up and am willing to try it again!

 

 

Pinterest Recipe:  Tin foil, lemon, salmon, butter S – Wrap it up tightly and bake for 25 minutes at 300 °.  DO NOT USE THIS RECIPE.  YOUR SALMON WILL BE RAW!!!

My Recipe:  Place salmon in a lemon juice marinate for at least 30 minutes.  Cover filet in lemon-pepper seasoning.  Pan fry fillet in a couple tablespoons of butter for 3-4 minutes per side.

Pinterest Pinhttp://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878506079/

Time:  15 minutes

 

– Lisa

 

Sonoma Chicken Salad

I love chicken salad sandwiches as I’ve mentioned in a previous post!  This is the second recipe I’ve posted and I like this one is a tad better.  I really liked the poppy seed dressing and the cranberries!  I might add some green onion next time to give it a little more kick.  The recipe made a good amount of salad.  It would easily make 6 average sandwiches or 4 large sandwiches.  This is something I could make on Monday and eat all week for lunch!

 

 

 

Recipe Linkhttp://cookingclassy.blogspot.com/2012/05/sonoma-chicken-salad-sandwiches.html

Pinterest Pinhttp://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878505938/

Substitutions:  I made quit a few substitutions.  I substituted walnuts for pecans.  I excluded the poppy seeds (I don’t like them in my teeth).  I didn’t have honey, so I used agave nectar.  Also, I used shredded rotisserie chicken.

Time:  20 minutes

 

– Lisa

 

Crispy Southwestern Chicken Wraps June 5, 2012

My husband loves anything in a tortilla.  I saw these Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps on Pinterest and I decided to give them a try!  It took me an hour to prepare the recipe, but I had extras.  We really enjoyed this recipe.  My husband had seconds, of course!  I dipped my wrap in ranch, but sour cream or salsa would be an excellent garnish as well.

 

LEFTOVERS – I refrigerated one of the extra wraps and ate it for lunch the next day.  It was delicious as a leftover.  I microwaved the wrap on 80% power for 1-1.5 minutes.  I also froze two wraps.  My plan is to microwave the frozen wraps for about 2 minutes.  I’ll let you know how they turn out.  If the freezing method works, next time I’ll make a double batch and have an awesome go-to freezer meal when I’m in a hurry!

 

   


Pinterest Pin:  http://pinterest.com/pin/40391727878472707/

Recipehttp://www.melskitchencafe.com/2009/09/crispy-southwest-chicken-wraps.html

Substitutions:  The recipe says to roll the wraps so the ends are open.  I opted to roll them up like a burrito, closing the ends.  Also, I brushed olive oil on the wraps instead of spraying with cooking spray.  Also, it took me more than 3 minutes per side to brown the tortillas.

Time:  1 hour

 

– Lisa